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The 24 Most Economical European Cities for a Weekend Getaway

Planning a weekend getaway to most European cities can be cumbersome when you think about the financial implications. No need to worry though as we still have some relatively cheap cities to visit in Europe. You get all the thrills associated with the top European cities but without stretching your pockets beyond their limits

The latest costs barometer from Post Office Travel UK recently revealed the costs for a weekend vacation in 36 European Cities. The holiday items analyzed include three-course meals, two nights’ accommodation, sightseeing costs and a bottle of fine beer and wine.

Here’s a sample:  24 of the cheapest travel locations all over the Europe Union.

From Vienna of Austria to Estonian Tallinn, these European cities are not any short of magnificence either.

Remember however that the prices indicated here do not include your return tickets to the glorious European cities.

  1. Aarhus – Denmark

Aarhus, Denmark
Aarhus, Denmark

Starting us off in our list for the cheapest European cities is Denmark’s Aarhus. Contrasting a unique mix of youthful vibrancy and the blasts from the past makes Aarhus an interesting destination. Furthermore you only need a meager $ 394 for a fulfilling 48-hour itinerary around the second-largest city in Denmark. The sum includes not only foods and drinks but also enchanting visits to historical attractions such as Moesgaard Museum and the Den Gamle By. It also includes a 2-night accommodation in an expressly charming three-star hotel.

  1. Bruges – Belgium

Bruges, Belgium
Bruges, Belgium

Part with just 384 bucks and you walk through enchanting canals, cobblestone streets and medieval buildings of the largest city in West Flanders. This amount also includes your accommodation, visit to Belfry Tower and the City Hall Museum. You furthermore get to spend your two nights inside a three-star hotel of your choice. A travel card and bus tour are similarly taken care of.

  1. Paris is part of the most Economical European Cities, believe it or not

Paris, France
Paris, France

Enjoy three course meals, drinks, train trips, and bus trips around Paris for only $370. You also get to crash inside a three star hotel for the two nights. Visit the magic lands of the French capital and view the breathtaking Notre Dame, Louvre Museum and the Musee d’Orsay art gallery. Also wine and dine in some three-course restaurants and stay in lavish hotels in the city while on tour.

  1. Vienna – Austria

Vienna, Austria
Vienna, Austria

Capital as well as the largest City of Austria, Vienna is home to the richest post-Christian history. The quality of life in one of the most attractive European Cities is absolutely commendable. In short, witness the whole range of attractions and fun city escapades for only £272.

  1. Edinburgh – Scotland

Edinburgh, Scotland
Scotland’s Edinburgh

Home to some of the most elegant monuments, castles and cathedrals, the biggest attraction in Edinburgh is, deservedly, the Edinburgh Castle. Visit it as well as the National Museums and Galleries of Scotland over the whole weekend at a paltry $338. Your 48-hour itinerary also includes drinks, dining and luxurious accommodation.

  1. Rome – Italy

Rome, Italy
Rome, Italy

You will not believe the famous home to the Catholic Church is one of the cheapest European cities. Better still, it’s even cheaper to spend a weekend in Rome than in Vienna. Tour all the historical villages in the Roman Empire as well as the famed Vatican Museum for a meager $329. You may also sightsee the Colosseum and Borghesie Gallery and plan for an affordable meal and accommodation at one of the three-star hotels in the Pope’s home.

  1. Madrid – Spain

Madrid, Spain
Madrid, Spain

Another unbelievable member of this list of inexpensive European Cities to vacation at. For only $326 you will enjoy all your favorite pastimes at the Spanish capital. Visit the Royal Palace, Prado Museum and Thyssen gallery and you will not regret it a bit. Dine, wine and snooze at the best three-star restaurants and hotels around.

  1. Berlin – Germany

Berlin - Germany
Berlin – Germany

Well it keeps getting better! Now we have Berlin. For just 288 bucks, you tour the top heritage sight of Brandenburg Gate (entry here is free), Deutsches Historisches Museum and the Alte Nationalgalarie. The amount stated also includes drinks, meals and accommodation.

  1. Moscow – Russia

Moscow, Russia
Moscow, Russia

Tour the capital and most popular city in the largest country on earth for only $276. See the paintings in the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts as well as artifacts at The Kremlin Museum. Also visit the incredible St. Basil’s Cathedral. The other magnificent add-ons to your tour include dining, wining and accommodation.

  1. Nice – Our second French city in the cheapest European cities list

Nice, France
Nice, France

Notably here, dining is incredibly affordable and luxurious. The inexpensive accommodation is also worth mentioning. For a total of only $274, your astonishing excursion is fully included. Meanwhile, the top sites include The Museum of Fine Arts, Massena Museum and Matisse Museum. Or maybe just bus-tour the whole city and view the incredible Gothic infrastructure it presents.

  1. Lille – France

Lille, France
Lille, France

Carry just $266 to Lille and feel the mystique of the underrated city of northern France. Highlights here include a bus tour of the medieval city, wining and three-course dining. Also tour the Grand Palace, the Palais des Beaux Arts de Lille and Lam Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art. Accommodation is the only relatively expensive part of the voyage.

  1. Tallinn – Estonia

Tallinn, Estonia
Tallinn, Estonia

Seaplane Harbor, Tallinn Town Hall and the Kumu Art Museum are the key attractions to look forward to. Just $261 guarantees these and much more. The ‘much more’ includes your choice drinks, three-star accommodation and three-course meals. Lastly you can also hop into tour buses round the City and witness the magnificence of ancient European architecture.

  1. Dubrovnik – Croatia

Dubrovnik, Croatia
Dubrovnik, Croatia

The seaside home to picturesque medieval structures has extremely affordable dining options. Key stopovers should include The Rector’s Palace, Dubrovnik City Walls and the Gallery of Contemporary Art. All these as well as expert restaurants over your 2-day stay for only $259.

  1. Strasbourg – France

Strasbourg - France
Strasbourg – France

France seems like the real home to economical European cities. Strasbourg is the most cultural of them all. Visit the City’s Alsatian Museum and the Cathedrale Norte Dame de Strasbourg among other amazing sights and spend only $251. Finally enjoy sweet cuisines and accommodations with flawless services.

  1. Palma – Mallorca

Cheapest European Cities
Palma, Mallorca

The number 10 comes in at just $245 spent for a whole relaxing weekend. You get to tour the Palma Cathedral, Mueseu de Majorca as well as the Es Baluard Gallery. The stay and cuisines included.

  1. Athens – Greece

Athens - Greece
Athens – Greece

A tour around the home to ancient civilization for just $239 is impossible to refuse. The meals, drinks and bus tours are very affordable. Study the rich Greek history at the Acropolis Museum as well as the National Museum of Contemporary Art. Similarly head down to the collection of monuments at The Rock of Acropolis and relieve the foundations of ancient religion.

  1. Prague – Czech Republic

Prague, Czech Republic
Prague, Czech Republic

$228 walks you into and through the cobbled streets, the Prague Castle, The Museum of Cubism and many more. View the city atop a tour bus and catch the thrills of the 15th century.

  1. Lisbon – Portugal

Lisbon, Portugal
Lisbon, Portugal

Two facts: Lisbon is cheap to vacation at and Lisbon is incredibly colorful. Coffee is cheap, beer is cheap and wine is cheap. Visiting the Berardo Collection Gallery is free. The key attraction for you weekend has to be the Jeronimos Monastery of the year 1501. Total spending probably stands at only $202 for the weekend.

  1. Krakow – Poland

Krakow, Poland
Krakow, Poland

Wawel Royal Castle is an obvious draw here. Alongside it, the Schindler’s Factory and the 19th Century Polish Art Gallery. Or maybe just tour the city’s cobblestone streets atop the tour bus. Dining options, wining and accommodation take the whole bill to just $200.

  1. Budapest – Hungary

Budapest, Hungary
Budapest, Hungary

At Number 5 in the official list for the cheapest European cities is Budapest. Here, visitors are treated to the sights of Gothic buildings, exquisite artifacts, magnificent artworks and sumptuous cuisines. Sightseeing the city on a tour bus is the best choice, only pay 22 bucks to tour the city for a whole weekend. The total you will part with for all their troubles is only $196.

  1. Warsaw – Poland

Warsaw, Poland
Warsaw, Poland

Picturesque and cultural, Warsaw only demands $190 from you for a full weekend of explorations. Visit Zacheta Gallery, Warsaw Uprising Museum and the Royal Castle.

  1. Riga – Latvia

Riga, Latvia
Riga, Latvia

Little-known Riga is not short of attractions and incredible pastimes. For only $188, tour the magnificence of the little Latvian city. Sights include the Dome Cathedral and The Latvian National Museum of Arts.

  1. Vilnius – Lithuania

Vilnius, Lithuania
Vilnius, Lithuania

For a $174 budget, you can explore all the corners of the picturesque city over the weekend. Moreover, tour the Church of St. Anne for free. Best way to view the splendor though is atop the hop-on hop-off buses.

  1. Paphos – Cyrus

The Top of the most Economical European Cities
Paphos, Cyrus

Cheapest three-course meals of all the European Cities are found in Paphos. Entry into the Pafos Municipal Gallery is furthermore free. Hotel accommodation is very affordable and the drinks extremely chap. Your total budget will only run a paltry $173.

 

 

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Originally posted 2017-04-24 06:54:15.

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