Not being drenched with money can be a bit of a problem when it comes to wanting to travel further afield. You need cash to fund your travels, and unless you’re careful, you could wind up coming home a little earlier than you had originally planned – not a good situation!
Despite that truth, Europe is packed with cities and destinations which don’t break the bank, and the great news is that most of them are full of attractions and sights to see, so the fact you’re not a new lottery winner doesn’t make a difference to your European travels!
Here are five picks of European destinations which might not break the bank, but are certainly full of fun and wonder.
A true blend of old and new, Bucharest is a beautiful city, full of culture, history, and nature. The Danube-Bucharest canal runs through the city, giving you options for water cruises, and the old and new sides of the city offer attractions which are easy on the bank account too.
Laid-back Lisbon is another city which blends old and new perfectly. Low cost compared to some of Europe’s other more cosmopolitan cities, such as Paris and Barcelona, Lisbon is a great choice for anyone into architecture and history. St George’s Castle looks over the city for protection, and the seven hills which Lisbon sits on make for amazing scenic views.
Prague, Czech Republic
Prague has long been a destination of choice for stag and hen dos, mainly because the drinks are very cheap, and whilst prices are creeping up a little, the city is still budget-worthy for those with less spare cash to spend. Prague’s architecture is romantic and beautiful, full of churches, fairy-tale-like structures, and winding streets. Eating and drinking out here is still extremely cheap.
Vibrant and cultural, Krakow is a great budget choice destination in Europe. The medieval market square sits in the centre of the city, lined by restaurants, bars, and shops. The Old Town is where most of the attractions are, and you can take a trip outside of the city to Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp too.
Berlin’s dark past hung over the city for a long time, however it is now enjoying a brighter future, and the vibrant atmosphere which now surrounds Germany’s capital city is very infectious; of course, it doesn’t hurt that it’s cheap either! Full of museums, restaurants, and night-clubs, you can still venture into the historical side of Berlin, including the Checkpoint Charlie Museum.
These five suggestions just go to show that you don’t have to spend a fortune to experience culture and history in some of Europe’s best destinations.