Holidays don’t always have to be expensive. For those on a budget, a weekend getaway in a European city can be the perfect way to experience the culture and atmosphere of a city without breaking the bank. Here are our top 5 tips to ensure you have the best time, for the best price.
Buy everything separately. Packages are convenient, but often come with extras or inflated costs. Do your research and book the flight and hotel separately. Not only will it be cheaper, but you’ll likely end up with a better hotel.
Don’t take a suitcase. You’ll save yourself on fees with the airline, and the last thing you want to be doing is lugging a heavy bag around filled with stuff you probably won’t use anyway. Take a large carry-on bag. You’ll be thankful when you get there.
Use Public Transport. Most people spend a weekend break in taxis, thinking it’ll save time and will be convenient. But in most European cities the public transport is not only cheap, but is often quicker than paying on the meter. Do your research before you go, and even airport transfers can be done by train or subway, giving you even more money to spend on having a great time.
Eat like locals. Don’t get suckered in to eating like tourists. You’ve arrived in the city to experience the culture and vibe of the city, and mealtimes should be no different. Ask around, and find out where people love to go. It’ll be more authentic, and it’ll almost certainly be better value for money.
Take your time. Most people rush around on a citybreak, running at breakneck speeds to desperately fit everything they possibly can, and exhausting themselves and their wallets in the process. Slow down. Soak it up. Try not to do too much. You’re there to enjoy yourself, so do it! If there’s things you’ve missed, it may give you the perfect excuse to come back!
Hopefully with these 5 tips, we’ve armed with you a little advice to make your next holiday even more enjoyable, helping you and your money go even further.
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