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Cheapest Cities to Travel in Europe

July 29, 2013

Travelers from the USA know better than anyone that Europe is a very expensive continent. However, this affirmation is only partially true, since there are several affordable cities in Europe that can offer you an unforgettable holiday. After having analyzed general prices related to airfares, meals, and hotel stays, specialists have made a list of the most affordable European destinations that should be visited by all avid U.S travelers.

Even though Prague is one of the oldest cities in the world, you’ll be amazed by its affordable prices. According to recent studies, Prague can be included in Top 20 most affordable destinations in the world. Interestingly enough, the city is a highly appreciated European destination. If you plan to visit Prague with your spouse, you won’t spend more than $250 per week, and the price may also include some activities as well.
Prague is crowded with tourist attractions that can be visited for free, such as the Charles Bridge, the famous Vysherad Castle, which seems to be watching over the whole city, and the amazing Havelska flower market. Besides, you can spend some hauntingly beautiful moments in The Old Town Square, where you can see and hear one of the most famous clocks in the world for free.

Dublin is crowded with affordable hotels that offer two-night mini-breaks for less than $100. Believe it or not, this price also includes breakfast. You may wonder whether you’ll be charged with enormous additional fees, and the answer is no, taking into account that most of the activities in Dublin are free. For example, you can visit the National Botanical Gardens, the National Museum of Ireland, as well as the Irish Modern Art Museum, without having to pay any money. Airfares are also quite affordable, as lucky tourists could come across flights from the United States to Dublin that cost below $250.

As you probably know already, prices specific to Eastern Europe are lower than its western part. However, Eastern Europe cities are as beautiful as the western ones, and perhaps the best example is Warsaw. Poland’s capital is known for its very low prices when it comes to luxurious hotels, and this strategy manages to attract countless tourists from all over the world. For instance, if you want to spend a night in a property awarded with five stars, you will need to pay around $100 per night. Some of Warsaw’s best attractions include the Center for Modern Art, Lazienki Park, Old Town, Royal Castle, Palace of Culture and Science, and more.

Rome city doesn’t even need a very long description, since everybody knows that it’s one of the most popular destinations in Europe. Even though Italy is known as an expensive country when it comes to tourism, Rome can be considered an exception. Hotel rates in Rome are lower than in other parts of the country. Besides, airfares to Rome are cheaper than the ones to other destinations in Italy, reaching around $688 per round trip. You cannot leave this fashion capital of the world without having visited the Trevi Fountain, Colosseum, The Pantheon, Piazza di Spagna, and the Vatican Museums.

According to latest surveys, U.S travelers consider Budapest to be an extremely affordable European destination. For example, if you choose to spend a night in a popular four-star hotel, you will pay roughly $120 per night. However, the price may also include cocktails, dinner, as well as a round trip by taxi. Budapest is exquisite is terms of attractions, so prior to leaving make sure to check out the State Opera House, Castle Hill, Gresham Palace, and Chain Bridge from where you’ll have the chance to admire the stunning Danube River.

Berlin is a superb European city where you can afford great luxuries without spend a ton of cash. This general fact also applies to U.S. travelers, who can spend a night in a luxury hotel and spend on average $200. If you’re not interested in lodging in a fancy hotel, you can spend $200 per week on a hostel and benefit from outstanding places of interest. Some of Berlin’s most famous places of interest include Berliner Dom, Holocaust Memorial, Pergamon Museum, the Philharmonic, and Tiergarten.

Brussels is one of the best European destinations where you’ll have at your disposal a plethora of great attractions at really convenient prices. Besides, Brussels also comes with affordable flights, taking into account that Brussels Airlines operates nonstop between Brussels and New York. If you’re lucky enough, you can pay only $700 for a round trip to Brussels, without any other additional fees and taxes. Some of its best attractions include Atomium, Natural Science Museum, Cosmic Strip Museum, The City Hall, and more.

Kiev, Ukraine
Packed with superb museums and a rich cultural history, Kiev is a perfect destination for backpackers and hikers on a budget. The city features plenty of religious sites, theatres, ancient ruins, and relics that are free of charge. Some of Kiev’s best attractions include the Saint Sophia Cathedral and the Museum of Great Patriotic War. Prices don’t go beyond $20 per meal, as long as you don’t pick the heart of the city to dine.

Riga, Latvia
Positioned on the Baltic Sea, Riga is every traveler’s dreamlike destination. The old city centre and the plethora of affordable restaurants will surely help you have the greatest time without spending a fortune on food and accommodation. Beautiful attractions include the Latvian National Opera and the Art Nouveau Museum. As far as prices are concerned, tourists can find convenient accommodation for as low as $30 per night. However, prior to choosing your hotel, make sure to check it out online as well to make sure it’s not too far away from the main attractions.

Author Bio: The article is written by a regular blogger and content writer Davis Miller. He loves to talk and discuss about the places where he has traveled. He also works as a co editor at baltictravelcompany offering holiday in Eastern Europe.

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