Cheapest cities for a city break in Europe

A weekend abroad is a perfect idea for a short holiday. Where to go for a cheap city break? We can learn that from the latest ranking, based on the data from the British Post Office Travel Money barometer. Here you have presented 8 inexpensive European destinations. Check out!

The Post Office Travel Money Barometer helps you calculate the total amount of your expenditure during a city break based on the price of 12 expenses: 2 nights in a 3-star hotel for two, 3-course meal for two, glass of wine, can of beverage, beer bottle, coffee cup, an entrance to an art gallery, museum and popular monument, city tour by bus, airport transfer to downtown and 48-hour ticket for public transport.

Are you ready to find out what cities are the cheapest for a city break?


The eighth place in the ranking is Cracow. A few days in the former capital of Poland can cost you £179. This is a very appealing sum. The charm of this Polish city is coming from an unique atmosphere and the fact that at every step the history is mixing here with the modernity.


It is surprising that for a short stay in Lisbon, with good planning of expenses, we pay that little as £178. It is the only city from Western Europe in this ranking. How to pay that little in Lisbon? You need to hunt for a very cheap accommodation and you can save up on the tickets to all of the museums and galleries.


City break in Prague is the cost of £177. The attractions of the Czech capital and the exceptionally low prices attract many Europeans, mostly Germans, Spaniards, Russians, Austrians and Poles.


According to the barometer data, in two days in Warsaw a tourist will spend an average of 170£. This is because the prices in Polish capital, compared to other cities, are much lower. For example, for a 48-hour public transport ticket you will pay 5 times less than in Moscow.


Are you planning on visiting Riga? An average you will spend £167 during a weekend. In the Latvian capital, the biggest and most important museums can be visited for free and you spend less on accommodation than in most European capitals. That is really encouraging to go.


The cost of the city break in Vilnius is £163.  Full of historical monuments, the capital of Lithuania is considered to be a modern, lively city, where you can have fun in fancy clubs, cosy cafes and crazy discos in a very easy and inexpensive way.


How much for a weekend in Budapest? £162.  Budapest is very easy to move around and exceptional in terms of its architecture. The river divides it into two different parts – the left bank of Pest and the right bank of Buda. It is worth visiting both sides.


The Cypriot Paphos is unrivalled. The city, that this year is the European Capital of Culture, is worth a visit because of the beautiful beaches and monuments. Numerous cultural and entertainment events are accumulating in the summer, so it is worthwhile to go there in the warm months. For a city break in this city you will pay as little as 160£.

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