One of the best things about going on holiday to Europe, depending on how far away you’re travelling from, is that it’s generally quite cheap across the continent. Of course, some of the larger cities such as Paris, Rome and London are expensive for basic travel necessities such as food and accommodation, depending on where you stay and what you eat, but there are plenty of beautiful destinations that you can head to in Europe, where you can enjoy a cheap holiday. Of course, making sure that you have your e111 health card is important to avoid any unexpected healthcare costs alongside travel insurance to keep you covered for any other costs, to really keep your prices down. We’ve put together a list of the top 5 cheapest holidays in Europe.
Budapest is a beautiful city, which has a rich history of war and destruction that most people have never heard of before. With incredible architecture, like that of the St. Stephen’s Basilica, the beautiful Danube River that you can cruise along and see almost all of the incredible sites lit up at night, and the buzzing nightlife, there’s plenty of reasons why Budapest is a great destination. On top of this, the city is actually quite cheap. With thermal spas, great hostels and hotels, and all-round cheap destinations, Budapest should definitely be a European destination to tick off of your list. For food, drink and accommodation, you’re certain to find a cheap option, that’s still of fantastic quality throughout the city. A pint of beer can be found at the equivalent of £1. On top of this, budget airlines can also do return flights to Budapest at certain times of the year from the UK for around £30. Bargain.
Greece has generally always been known to be a popular, relatively cheap holiday destination, and it’s easy to see why. You can get a cup of coffee for the equivalent of £1.64, a glass of wine is around £2.46, and a three-course evening meal for 2 with a bottle of wine will come at around £29.53. On top of this, there’s beautiful beaches to explore, incredible landscapes to view and plenty of exciting things to do all around Kefalonia. Most of the island is only accessible by foot, and it is an exceptionally picturesque destination, perfect for backpackers and families alike.
Kiev has been dubbed the cheapest destination in Europe by the European Backpacker Index for 2016. The cost for the city covers one night in the cheapest bunk at the least expensive hostel that offers a good location and good reviews. On top of this, it also adds on two public transportation rides per day, one paid/famous attraction per day, three budget meals and three cheap local beers/wine. Ukraine has undergone a bit of uncertainty over the past few years causing prices to dip and dive, but generally, Kiev is one of the cheapest destinations in Europe, and is a great place to jump into some culture.