Affordable Europe destinations

Save money on your next Eurotrip with these 12 cheapest holiday destinations

A trip to Europe can seem intimidating even for a frequent traveler. Ironically though, the cheaper European cities actually have lesser costs.

The City Costs Barometer 2019 by UK’s post office website reveals the cheapest places you can go to for a Eurotrip.

Costs count food, lodging, transportation and activities are all considered in the computation.

Here’s what a typical three day’s stay in these 12 cities may cost you:

12. Athens, Greece — $256.51 (£197.13)

The birthplace of Olympics sits at the 12th spot in the cheapest European cities.

An average three-course evening meal for two with a bottle of house wine costs $48.08, considering it is a classy restaurant.

There are also a lot of fascinating places to visit in Athens. There is Acropolis, Parthenon, and the temple of Olympian Zeus.

Snap a picture of Mount Olympus while you are there and show your friends what makes it so mythical to the Greeks.

11. Budapest, Hungary — $254.52 (£195.60)

If cheap coffee is not enough to lure you to Budapest, Think about the clear blue outdoor pool in the middle of the city.

There is also the Gellert Baths if indoor pools are your thing. Budapest is filled with castle-like buildings which blend well in the brightness of day.

Other places to visit are the Parliament Building, Heroes’ Square, and the house of terror.

10. Prague, Czech Republic — $247.48 (£190.19)

From the cheapest coffee in Budapest to the cheapest beer in Prague. Rejoice beer fans as a bottle only costs $1.65 (£1.26) in this city.

A 48-hour travel card for $6.51 (£4.96) lets you explore the whole city. Use it to visit the many astonishing gothic castles and cathedrals in the city.

A walk around Old Town Square makes it all worth it as well.

 8. Bratislava, Slovakia — $236.85 (£182.02)

The scenes in the cult classic film Hostel may probably played a role in Bratislava’s low costs. Just kidding.

Kidding aside, it only costs $2.06 (£1.57) to take you from the airport to the city center. Bratislava is like Prague except a little more modern in design.

Castles and cathedrals are also the main places to visit there. The city boasts a good nightlife just like in the Hostel film.

The film may be fictional but it won’t hurt being extra cautious on foreign soil right?

7. Riga, Latvia — $232.40 (£178.60)

One of the hardcore Eastern European nations, Latvia has some hidden gems. Case in point? The city of Riga.

Tourist attractions in Riga aren’t expensive to visit. For example, admission in Riga’s Dome Cathedral only costs $3.44 (£2.62).

Gothic-style architecture is also all over this city. Other places to visit are St. Peter’s church, Freedom Monument, and the Riga Central Market.

6. Porto, Portugal — $224.59 (£172.60)

Portugal’s largest city also happens to have the cheapest coffee. Porto has cheaper than Budapest at just $1.14 (£0.87) a cup on average.

Coffee isn’t only the selling point of Porto however. It’s low costs will be able to afford you a little bit of extension on your stay.

5. Bucharest, Romania — $218.27 (£167.74)

Budapest may rhyme with Bucharest but the latter happens to be the cheaper city.

Theodor Pallady Museum will only set you back $2.57 (£1.96). There is also Bucharest’s Old Town which is fascinating to visit whether day or night.

The country’s national museum can also be found in Bucharest.

4. Istanbul, Turkey — $217.08 (£166.83)

Often mistaken as Turkey’s capital, Istanbul is might get more attention due to it being on the country’s European side.

A two night stay at a three-star accommodation will only cost you $91.84 (£70). Not bad considering you will be roaming the city most of the day right?

3. Warsaw, Poland — $208.65 (£160.35)

The Polish capital sits at third in this list. Warsaw is a go-to for traveling wine enthusiasts because it only costs an average of $2.51 (£1.91) a glass.

The war-torn city has long recovered from the battles it became a center of. The city’s architecture is stunning.

Warsaw’s Old Town is a classic place to visit. There are also a number of museums scattered around the city.

2. Belgrade, Serbia — $197.23 (£151.57)

Belgrade is a nice place to visit during winter. The city looks like the North Pole during Christmas as it gets filled with lights and snow.

You might want to consider spending Christmas here given how significantly cheap costs are.

Tourist attractions include Belgrade’s Republic Square, Belgrade fortress, and the Nikola Tesla museum.

1. Vilnius, Lithuania — $191.73 (£147.35)

Number one on the list is Vilnius, Lithuania. Accommodation prices are the same as Istanbul at $91.84 (£70) for two nights.

Everything is cheaper in Vilnius than the rest on the list including food, local transit, and tour admissions.

Vilnius is also has its fair share of castles such as the Gediminas Castle Tower and the Trakai Island Castle.

Other places worth visiting are the Gate of Dawn, St. Anne’s Church, Vilnius Cathedral, and the National Museum of Lithuania.

What to do for spring break.

Popular Spring Break destinations that will make you go wild this 2019

Spring break is just around the corner and some destinations are already heavily booked due to the number of young blood looking for the best times of their youth.

Some young professionals also happen to join in the fun as they blend with kids going wild on the beaches when spring break hits.

Here are some popular spring break destinations that will surely make you go wild this 2019.

Panama City Beach, Florida

Panama City is usually the go-to for spring breakers across the United States. Students outside Florida usually pack for a long road trip as early as the Thursday before spring break starts.

The beach is considered the “Spring Break Capital Of The World” as it is always a first option when looking for a wild weekend.

The city boasts some of the very best in nightlife, events, and hotel accommodations in Florida during spring break. It’s also budget-friendly without having to go out of the country.

The biggest student events of spring break also happen in Panama City which is why it can get real crowded during those times.

South Padre Island, Texas

Who would have thought the wild spring break vibe reaches an agricultural and industrial state such as Texas?

The vibe, the music, and the lights become up-tempo when spring break hits. It is a unique way college students get to create unforgettable experiences.

South Padre Island hosts a spring break pool party like no other. It is world famous and can me enhoyed at the Isla Grand Beach Resort where college students party it all out. DJs, MCs, celebrity guests and national performing artists hang out there the entire day.

If you aren’t much into parties, you can enjoy a number of water sports as well such as flyboarding, skydiving, surfing, scuba diving, jet skiing, and deep sea fishing.

Cancun, Mexico

Cancun has received the nickname “Student City” due to the number of college vacationers that spend their spring breaks there.

The Mexican city is a good vacation spot all year round but it is during spring breaks that the action really happens.

Drinks and accommodations are affordable despite on peak season that’s  why students do not mind splurging the little they have in their homeland currency.

Best advice would also to book tickets way ahead to get cheaper flight deals.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Puerto Vallarta seems to be a favorite destination to be sexy by models and celebrities alike. It’s because it offers a little bit of everything for vacationers.

The place has affordable luxury villas and boasts one of the best nightlife in Mexico. The party scene in Puerto Vallarta goes all year round but spring break is a different story.

It competes with Cancun and Los Cabos when it comes to vacationers who are looking to have a wild time in Mexico. It is one of the top destinations in Latin America in general.

Puerto Vallarta is more on the sexy side with its colonial buildings, cobblestone streets, sidewalk cafés, and art galleries being a favorite background for influencers to have their pictures taken at.

It may not be as wild as the beaches in Florida or Georgia but if you are looking for action, then it’s time to hit the bars and nightclubs of Puerto Vallarta.

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Punta Cana is another one of Latin America’s famous spring break destinations. It is usually a go-to for those to wish to spend spring break with friends instead of crowds.

It’s many resorts are donned with the finest white and coral sand beaches. It is more likely for one to meet a fellow vacationer rather than a wild spring breaker.

This does not stop Punta Cana from being a popular tourist destination for spring breakers however as the area is one of the fastest growing in the Caribbean.

The place has its fair share of clubs as well to check out.

The Bahamas

Although Bahamas is a popular wellness retreat destination, there is a wild side to it come spring break. It is because of the island’s proximity to South Florida.

There are over 700 islands with clear blue waters surrounding it where you can party like it’s the end of the world. The capital city of Nassau is where spring breakers pour in.

Bahamians pride themselves of their own unique mix of cocktails that will make you have a good time as the day goes.

Party scene is pretty good in Bahamas but it’s a little bit more wholesome than it’s neighbors though.