Cheap Holidays in Europe – 2018

Travelling does not need to mean spending a lot of money but rather to collect experiences for our life. It is true that there are so many options and tricks on the internet that you can easily get lost there trying to find the best deals, locations or plans. There are some places that suddenly are just trendy and they start attracting a big number of travelers.

Normally these places have some things in common, like a charming personality that simply attracts you to see it and to experience it by yourself. Sometimes, another common factor is the fact that you do not need to cry every time you have to pay a beer or the entrance for something you want to visit.

This is our selection for 2018. We have visited some of them the past year and they are a great option for a weekend trip, to disconnect and to enjoy a new experience.

 

Porto – Portugal

Porto Europe Holidays

Video: https://vimeo.com/234589850

Where to stay: https://www.europeanbestdestinations.com/travel-guide/porto/hotels/

Travel Tips: https://www.europeanbestdestinations.com/travel-guide/porto/travel-tips/

It was officially selected as the best European destination in 2017. Everyone says that Porto is charming. It is a lovely city with the perfect balance between history, culture, gastronomy and things to see. If you are interested in photography, get ready to fill your phone / SD card.

 

Budapest – Hungary

Budapest Holidays Europe

Video: https://vimeo.com/93199353

Where to stay: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/hungary/budapest/articles/best-budapest-hostels/

Travel Tips: https://thesavvybackpacker.com/city-guide/budapest-travel-guide/

First time I went there, I was completely ignoring how many beautiful spots are hiding in this city. It is full of cozy areas and it is the perfect city to visit walking. I was really impressed with the Parliament, the Bridges, the gastronomy… I would definitely recommend it.

 

Berlin – Germany

Berlin Holidays Europe

Video: https://vimeo.com/156406155

Where to stay: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/germany/berlin/articles/the-best-hostels-in-berlin/

Travel Tips: https://thesavvybackpacker.com/city-guide/berlin-travel-guide/

I visited Berlin a couple of months ago and it was really worth it. My whole weekend was rainy but still, I could feel how vibrant is this city. It is as alternative as the people have probably told you already. A city full of young and creative people, a strong personality and a lot of historic and cultural things to do. I’ve been there in Winter but I plan to come back in the Summer as everybody says it is a completely different city.

 

Sofia – Bulgaria

Sofia Holidays Europe

Video: https://vimeo.com/196947290

Where to stay: https://www.roadaffair.com/best-hostels-in-sofia-bulgaria/

Travel Tips: https://www.lonelyplanet.com/bulgaria/sofia

Considered the cheapest travel destination in Europe in 2017, Sofia is combining a tourism strategy of low-cost + exotic option for young travelers, and they are doing it well. It is among the most affordable destinations in Europe and will definitely make you experience a different culture. You have to experience their food!

 

Istanbul – Turkey

Istanbul Holidays Europe

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7A1q7v4btbk

Where to stay: https://foursquare.com/top-places/istanbul/best-places-hostels

Travel Tips: https://theculturetrip.com/europe/turkey/articles/the-essential-travel-guide-to-istanbul-infographic/

Another paradise for photographers and travel lovers. Istanbul has a big number of museums, typical food and culture activities. There is a lot to see and you will be thankful if you do some research before. Maybe you can consider getting a local guide or a tour with a company to show you all around!

 


 

This is our top 5 selection of destinations in Europe for 2018. All these places will leave a mark on you and for sure good memories in your backpack. There are so many other that we could recommend… Which one will you choose?

 

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SOURCES

 

https://www.mtlblog.com/lifestyle/the-18-cheapest-travel-destinations-in-europe-for-2018/1
https://www.europeanbestdestinations.com