City Breaks on a Budget! 10 European Destinations You NEED to Visit This Summer

Krakow, Poland, ranks second on the list, with Seville, Spain, placing third

Discovering Europe’s most breathtaking destinations does not have to put a on strain your finances. From rich history to diverse cuisines, the continent offers affordable destinations full of culture and adventure.

New research by frequent flyer experts Flight Hacks examined the average daily prices for a range of factors in Europe’s most popular destinations. Factors such as average flight prices from any London Airport, food costs, and hotel costs per night were measured to determine Europe’s best value holiday hotspots.

Bucharest, Romania, ranks as Europe’s best value holiday destination, with an average cost per day of £215.52. Bucharest has the cheapest average hotel prices of all European destinations at only £86.72, ensuring you won’t be breaking the bank paying for accommodation.

Krakow, Poland ranks second on the list, with an average cost per day of £216.45. Krakow is one of the cheapest places in Europe to eat, costing £7.90 on average for a meal for one at an inexpensive restaurant, which is perfect for those travelling solo.

Placing third on the list is Seville, Spain, with an average daily cost of £219.05. Seville is one of the best value places in Europe to dine out, costing only £37.68 for a three-course meal for two at a mid-range restaurant, making it an ideal location for foodie couples looking for a romantic getaway.

Ranking fourth is Prague, Czech Republic, with an average daily cost of £219.86. Prague has both the cheapest average flight price and the lowest average domestic beer price of all destinations in the top 10, at £76.61 and £1.87, respectively.

Warsaw, Poland, ranks as the fifth best value European summer holiday destination, with an average daily cost of £220.70. Interestingly, hotel prices were £11.65 cheaper on average in Warsaw than in Krakow, costing only £90.36.

Placing sixth in the ranking is Istanbul, Türkiye, with an average cost per day of £234.80. Istanbul ranks first out of all European destinations for domestic travel costs, with the average taxi journey (per 1km travelled) and average price of public transport (one-way) both costing only £0.44.

Riga, Latvia, ranks seventh on the list, with an average daily cost of £242.16. Riga is one of the cheapest destinations in the top 10 to buy a bottle of water, at an average price of £0.94, and one of the cheapest places to grab a McDonalds meal at only £6.21, ensuring that you can stay fed and hydrated for less than £10 in the scorching summer sun.

Ranking eighth is Frankfurt, Germany, with an average daily cost of £250.37. Frankfurt has the lowest average combined price for flights and hotels out of all European destinations at only £169.64.

Ninth on the list is Porto, Portugal, with an average daily cost of £256.88. Porto is the cheapest place in the top 10 to purchase a cappuccino at only £1.35.

Rounding off the top 10 is Valencia, Spain, with an average daily cost of £262.34. Valencia, like its Spanish counterpart Seville, is another fantastic place for couples who are looking to dine-out for less, with the average three-course meal for two at a restaurant costing only £38.53.

Rank

Destination

Average daily cost

1

Bucharest, Romania

£215.52

2

Krakow, Poland

 £216.45

3

Seville, Spain

 £219.05

4

Prague, Czech Republic

 £219.86

5

Warsaw, Poland

 £220.70

6

Istanbul, Türkiye

 £234.80

7

Riga, Latvia

 £242.16

8

Frankfurt, Germany

 £250.37

9

Porto, Portugal

 £256.88

10

Valencia, Spain

 £262.34

Immanuel Debeer, CEO of Flight Hacks commented on the findings: “Going on holiday in Europe doesn’t need to cost an eye-watering amount of money. This study demonstrates that by exploring various travel sites and researching the cost of living in certain cities, you can visit some of the most beautiful and culturally rich areas Europe has to offer without breaking the bank.”

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