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Ultimate Europe Budget Travel Tips.

Europe is quite a beauty, from Paris to coffee shops in Amsterdam, to Oktoberfest, to the beaches in Greece, there’s so much beauty in Europe. You can never get confused about what to do because there are numerous things to do even if you are staying for a month! The beaches, amazing people, exquisite wine and diners, historical architecture, everything sums up to make Europe an amazing place with unique countries!
Places You Can Visit:

Visit Amsterdam

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Amsterdam, Netherlands – May 17, 2018: Rijksmuseum Amsterdam museum with words I Amsterdam and tourists. Famous landmark in Netherlands, Holland

Amsterdam is a lovely place. Apart from the red lights and coffee shops, the place has a unique feeling that keeps you at home with the environment. The cobblestone and brick streets around lovely canals, the vibrant art, music scene and friendly locals willing to help at any time all come together to give this place an eerie feeling.

Visit Berlin

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Landmark Oberbaumbruecke bridge with passing subway train.

Berlin is a place in Europe with quite an energy. Berlin has the most affordable capital city. The food, music and art scene are all exquisite. While in Berlin, visit the history museum to get all the trill.

Have fun at Oktoberfest

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Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany. A group of young people in beer hall, celebrating Oktoberfest on Theresienwiese.

Oktoberfest is an event held in Germany at the end of September. This event attracts people from different places in the world. People are dressed in traditional clothes and holding beer glass. The Oktoberfest is the largest fair in the world and is held annually in Munich. Thus, there are lots and lots of beer, excitement, music, and fun!

Dine out in Barcelona

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View of the bar on the territory of the famous La Boqueria market in Barcelona.

Barcelona is always awake! 24/7 a week. Restaurants and diners are open till God-knows-when! Not to mention the nightclub. The city comes to life in the night! Have late-night dinners and enjoy partying till dawn. If you are a socialite, you will enjoy a visit to Barcelona. Apart from all of that, the beautiful beach, Gaudi architecture, and history dating back to Roman times make this place fun to be indeed.

Visit Prague

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Crowd of tourists on Charles Bridge over Vltava River in Prague, Czech Republic, elevated view.

Prague is a place to go if you are on a budget. It is beautiful with a rich history. It’s also very cheap. At the weekends, the place is full of people who are out to enjoy the bars, the cheap beer, and the sumptuous food. Additionally, remember to bring your camera along, and this place is perfect for a picture or two.

Sunbath along the French Riviera

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Sunbath along French Riviera.

At French Riviera, you get to soak up as much sun and have the most fun at the beach. Enjoy proximity with the rich and famous, and watch gigantic yachts. You can sail one if you’ve got the bucks.

Enjoy the outdoors experience in Interlaken

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One of the most popular experiences in the beautiful Bernese Oberland is the train journey to Jungfraujoch.

Visit one of the mountainous places in Switzerland. Treat yourself to good hikes and unwind at the top of the mountains. There are some other outdoor sports you can also involve in at Interlaken. Take a little break from the city, and I bet you are long overdue for that. And if you want to get a bit of the action, Interlaken has a beautiful party nightlife.

Explore Rome

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Three happy young friends tourists with bikes at Colosseum in Rome having fun.

Rome is a beautiful historical city. Its exquisite cuisine and nightlife is the real deal. Take a walk down its narrow streets and feast your eyes on ancient ruins. Rome has lots of history. While in Rome, stop by at the Trastevere area and treat yourself to “local” Rome and chill bars.

Hike the Cinque Terre

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Cinque Terre.

Cinque Terre is a beautiful cliffside town that is near warm waters, olive and grape groves. The hills in these parts are intriguing and challenging to hike. However, sometimes you will find it exhilarating to do!

Visit the Budapest bars

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Interior of one of the most attractive and touristic ruin pubs, the Szimpla, at Kazinczy street.

Budapest, with its busy nightlife, is a place to be. From the weird bar setting to the funky art and decor. This place is amazing in its way. Hence, you get to meet the locals and have mad fun! Furthermore, people of different ages come to these bars, and it is pretty fun listening to small talk and enjoying their company.

Visit Cornwall

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Tourists enjoy a sunny summer day at Padstow Harbour in the seaside Cornish port town in Cornwall, England, UK.

Cornwall is one of the cheapest places in England. Leave London and drive west to Cornwall and experience lower prices (get some tour stuff here and save extra cash), happy and friendly locals, nature in its beauty, incredible hikes, hills, and small towns.

Have fun during La Tomatina

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People during La Tomatina festival. La Tomatina festival where people are fighting with tomatoes at street.

La Tomatina is a festival where there is a giant food fight on the last Wednesday of August in Bunol, Spain. During La Tomatina, people throw tomatoes at each other for about an hour. The streets become full of tomato juice. After that, everyone goes to wash up at the river and then heads down to the town square for some music and sangria.

Visit Romania

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Aerial view of University Square Bucharest, Romania.

Contrary to popular belief, Romania is a beautiful country. Its medieval towns are a beauty! The black sea, beautiful beaches and incredible hikes! And all activities at incredibly cheap rates! Plus the fact that you got the place to yourself! No crowds or rush also.

Travel Cost To Europe.

Accommodation

Are you on a budget tour of Europe and you are looking for a budget-friendly place to stay? Then you might be lucky! Different strokes for different folk, there are various accommodations at different prices. Although, it all depends on what you want. Hostel dormitory rooms (depending on the room size and the hostel’s popularity) cost about $18 to $40 (that is 20 to 45 EUR) per night. As a matter of fact, in Paris, rooms are a bit on the high, in cheaper Athens, rooms cost much lower. Additionally, accommodation at campsites will cost around $10 to $17 (9-15 EUR) per night for a person in a tented space.

Comparatively, in Eastern Europe, hostel dormitory rooms will cost around $7 to $18 (6 to 15 EUR) for one night, that is according to the room size and how popular the hostel is. But, of course, the further you go in Eastern Europe, the cheaper it becomes. But if you are looking for a room space for two, you should prepare to pay around $13 to $62 (27-55 EUR).

On the other hand, things are a bit high in Scandinavia. To get a hostel dormitory bed, you will be paying between $25 to $48 (22-42 EUR). To get a private room will cost you $79 to $96 (70-85 EUR). For a budget hotel room, you will get around $68 (60 EUR). These most times come with free packages. Some hostels give free linens, free WiFi, and much more provide complimentary breakfast but to be on the safe side, check their websites to know the same amenities they offer. In a 2star hotel, rooms for two cost from $31 (27 EUR) per night. With packages such as breakfast, private bathrooms, and WiFi. Lastly, there is Airbnb available all over Europe.

Food

Visiting Europe on a budget and getting to eat on a budget is not so difficult. There are small shops scattered all over the place, and you can get sandwiches, slices of pizza, or sausages for around 4-7 EUR. Moreover, these shops are most of the time located close to train stations, bus stations, and main pedestrian areas. Also, with these small shops, you can be eating at around $10 to $17 (9-15 EUR) per day. In restaurants, you will be spending about $15 to $28 (13-25 EUR) on the main dish and a drink.

Food in the east is much cheaper than it is in the west. Even if you go to eat in restaurants for all meals, you will be spending about $10 (9 EUR) per day. Cook your food for one week and spend around $74 ( 65 EUR). If you are going to be eating out, do so during lunch so you can get the prix-fixe menu (two-course or three-course set menu) at prices between $11 to $23 (10–20 EUR). You can also buy lunch at affordable prices in outdoor markets and have a picnic! You can see huge fresh food markets all over European cities.

Activities

There are so many activities to do, but if you are on a budget, you should go on tour to Eiffel Tower at $8 to $19 ( 7-17 EUR). Visit museums and tour cities at $16 (14 EUR). Although, the London tower is a bit on the high side at $32 (28 EUR); Bike tours and river cruises will cost about $27 to $45 (24 to 40 EUR). Versailles Palace and Gardens will cost about $28 (25 EUR). Wine tours are costly at $102 (90 EUR) per day. In addition, for a full-day tour, you will be expecting to spend about $40 to $114 (35-100 EUR). Prices vary per country, and activities are cheaper in the east.

Tips To Help You Save Money.

These few tricks can help you leave some money in your pocket after the tour:

Picnic

Like I said earlier, going on a picnic can help you save some money. Buy a few items from the market, and you can make your sandwiches if you want, go to a nice spot and enjoy a meal and the view.

Camp in a garden

Camping is another good way to save some bucks. You can get one of the locals to let you camp out in their backyard for free or for as small as 4 to 10 EUR. A new service called Campspace can help you achieve this. Most garden owners have signed up with them and have their profiles up. So you can choose which service you prefer.

Go on free city tours

Another budget-friendly tour is the free city tour! There are free walking tours in all the major cities. You get to see the city and learn about it and its attractions at no cost!

Use the bus

There are bus companies to take you through the continent at cheap rates. It is not all fancy, though, but it is cheap, and you get to experience Europe at as low as $6 (5 EUR).

Couchsurf

As hostels are expensive and there is nobody to share the cost with, you can try CouchSurfing. It lets you find locals who are willing to let you stay with them at no charge.

Plan well

Plan your movement well. Transport costs can eat deep into your pocket. So avoid moving in a back and forth manner. Instead, travel in a straight line so you can save that transport cost. So go from one attraction site to the next and the next, just in that manner. Make your discounted flight and hotel bookings here.

Cut down on the drinks

Beers cost $6 (5 EUR) and of course if you keep drinking you might find out there’s no more money left. But, on the other hand, those bottles can add up fast, so you might want to cut it down a bit if you are on a budget. Lastly, remember to book your flights and hotels here.

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