Cliched or not, a Euro trip is very much on everyone’s bucket list. But it can be so so expensive. However, if you’re willing to play around with the itinerary a little bit, you can pull it off with very little money and still end up seeing a pretty large chunk of the continent. Here are the cheapest countries to travel in Europe, on a shoestring budget. Get your friends together, or go solo, it’s going to be epic either way. So, without further delay, lets us fly.
Some may have heard the name ‘Budapest’ from the famous song by the same name by George Ezra. The capital city of Hungary, Budapest is more than lyrics in a famous song. This city which was built after the collaboration of three cities namely Buda, Pest, and Óbuda in 1873, is full of history, beautiful scenery, and some truly beautiful architecture. If you decide to visit, you should start by walking on the Széchenyi Chain Bridge that connects Buda and Pest, and also take the opportunity of viewing the magnificent river Danube. From the centre of the bridge, you can go either way. If you go towards the west side, you will see Shoes on the Danube Bank, it's designed by film director Can Togay to honor the Jews were murdered by fascist militiamen during WWII. If you continue further down that side, you will get to see the Hungarian parliament building. And if you go to the other side of the bridge, you will find the Buda Castle, the Hungarian National Gallery, and Budapest History Museum. The best part is, whichever side you take, you are sure to find lots of affordable clubs, pubs and restaurants.
Travel packages to Slovenia, Hungary: The estimated cost for the whole trip might get you going. The total cost for the flight and stay on an average is around INR 50,000 to 60,000. March and April are the best time to visit so you might want to start packing those bags.
Neighboured by Croatia, Hungary, Austria, and Italy, Slovenia is one of the the best and the cheapest place to visit in Europe. This country has a lot to offer: Skiing to romantic afternoons along the sides of the Lake Bled.
If you are the kind of person who likes to take things easy, chill hang out and people watch, then visiting the Slovenia capital, Ljubljana (pronounced: lub-lee-yana) might be a great idea. This city is the cultural hub of this country where you can find many museums, and festivals happening all the time. Another great thing about Ljubljana is its low population and pedestrian zones. Sick of Delhi’s traffic jams and overcrowdedness? You can think about going here to relax, enjoy and unwind on the beach facing the Adriatic Sea, or at one of the outside cafes along the curves of Ljubljanica River. Do you like to shop? Then, shopping at this place will not disappoint you. Know more from the person who visited Ljubljana.
Like to read quietly by a lake? Slovenia has just the spot for you along the side of Lake Bled at Bled which is around 35 minutes drive and 1hr 30 minutes by bus from Ljubljana. For the sweet toothed, the traditional Cremeschnitte dessert is a must try; a delicately layered pastry of cream and custard. Salivating already? Apart from that, there’s plenty of history to soak in, it might be worth your time to just walk around and observe the surroundings.
Slovenia travel packages estimate: The major plus point about this place is that it’s not going to be heavy on your pocket. Traveling to Slovenia and staying at a decent hotel will cost you an average total of INR 70,000 to 80,000. So, save up some money, and get booking. To know more, click!
Spanning across both Europe and Asia, Turkey is an interesting amalgamation of art, culture, history, and architecture. Izmar and Adana are both great places to visit but you’ll find that the cheapest destination here is the capital of Turkey - Istanbul. This city is facing the Sea of Marmara and is home to many beautifully designed mosques from the era of the Ottoman empire. Istanbul is also famous for its nightlife and events that are sure to leave you mesmerised. If you find yourself in Istanbul someday, don’t miss out on visiting the museums such as the Pera Museum and Istanbul Archaeology Museum. Furthermore, a trip to the Grand Bazaar is bound to be fruitful. This place is for those who enjoy city life and having a lot of people around and not really for those looking for a quiet read by a view. Architects may have a certain affinity towards this place because of its diverse architectural styles and various design influencers. Find out the other tourist attractions, here.
Estimated price for the whole trip: Now, the costs; drum roll, please! This trip is likely to set you back by around INR 50,000 to 60,000. The average price for the round-trip flights is INR 25,000, and the hotel cost per night ranges from INR 360 to INR 2,000.
Want something a little quieter or a romantic getaway with your SO? Montenegro provides many ideal escapes within a not-too-high budget. Though there are many cities/ towns that are cheap and amazing in this country like Kotor, Lake Skadar, and Herceg Novi, Budva and Kolašin definitely top the list.
Both of these places have fewer people and have many beaches where you can simply go, lie down and just unwind. Some beaches worth visiting in Budva are Mogren beach, Jaz Beach and Becici beach. You’re likely to come across people doing yoga at these beaches. Another thing that you will like is the architecture of the churches and the old town. Additionally, this place also has many great restaurants, cafes, and bars which are worth trying. And, if you want to experience a more upbeat Budva, travel there during the summer as it is when it hosts a Sea Dance festival.
Kolašin is popular for its skiing resort. So, if you want to learn how to ski, you now know where to go. Apart from the winders, Kolašin is a very quiet place surrounded by mountains such as Bjelasica and Sinjajevina. Further, its main tourist attraction is the Biogradska Gora National park.
Estimated price for your Montenegro travel: Now, don't be surprised to hear INR 70,000 to 80,000 as the total cost will not exceed this margin, so long as you plan smartly.
Czech Republic- Prague
One of the only places in the world where you will feel like you are living in a bygone era, is none other than the capital city of the Czech Republic, Prague. Situated along the river Vlata, a ferry is the best way to experience its magnitude and magnificence. This place is again a hot destination for architects as it's full of uniquely styled architecture seen at the Gothic Towers, Prague castle, St. Vitus Cathedral, Národní Muzeum to name a few. I hope you are not planning to come back to India without souvenirs, are you? Here are a few ideas for souvenirs that you can get back from Prague for your family and friends. Apart from that, this place offers many other historical and unique palaces that are must visit if you are in Prague.
Estimated cost of living in Czech Republic (we mean your mini vacation): INR 70,000 to 80,000
Did you really think we are going to leave you without giving you endless options? Absolutely not! Here are a few other countries along with their city that you can explore: Estonia-Tallinn, Portugal- Porto, Albania- Tirana, Estonia-Tallinn, Greece- Athens and Santorini.
Now, that you know all the cheap places to visit in Europe, have you made your mind on where your next holiday is going to be? Let us know in the comments section below.
Enjoy! Have a safe and happy journey!
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