A short break to a European city can make a very memorable trip, but can be quite expensive. However, if you are careful with your choice of travel destination, there is a great chance of dodging the high price tags. There are plenty of fascinating things to see in Europe with its beautiful nature, stunning architecture and tasty cuisine.
Let’s take a look at four of the European countries that can offer an amazing experience without costing a lot of money:
Rome is Italy’s capital city which is appreciated for its long and distinctive history that relates to the eras of Hadrian, Julius Caesar, Octavian, and many others. There are still many historic gems to visit on the travels such as the Roman Forum, the Vatican Museums, the Pantheon, and dozens of churches with fine architecture. Food lovers are certain to enjoy the delicious Italian fare. Many of the major tourist attractions are free to visit, including the Roman Forum and the Trevi Fountain to help save on travel expenses.
Porto is a city located on Portugal’s northwestern coast that blends the outdoors with culture. It is a great city to spend the day sipping wine, relaxing on the beach, admiring its varied architecture, or visiting one of the many museums. The best time to visit the museums is Sunday when they are free to enter. Also, there is the UNESCO World Heritage district that makes it possible to walk the city and really appreciate the unique charm of the region.
Valencia is well located on Spain’s southeastern coast and easily reached by high-speed train from major cities like Barcelona and Madrid. This is the third largest city in the country and appreciated for its colorful festivals, beaches and museums. A trip to a city like Valencia is a wonderful way to experience the Spanish culture, history and lifestyle at a fraction of the cost of visiting a tourist hotspot like Barcelona.
Athens is the capital city of Greece and its landscape is still dotted with iconic sites from the past, such as the Acropolis and the Parthenon. The best travel deals on hotels and flights can be found outside the peak season (mid-June to August). A city break to Athens is certain to appeal to those interested in history and walking the cobbled streets to see and explore the ancient structures with many dating back to the 5th century.