Traveling is pretty expensive and if you don’t have that much money, a week long vacation is a bit of a stretch. But that doesn’t mean you have to give up on your travel ambitions completely. A lot of people are opting to take short city breaks which are more affordable and you don’t have to take time out of work either. There are some great destinations around the world for a weekend getaway but the best place is Europe. It’s a continent with lots of varied cultures, and a lot of the best cities are also incredibly cheap, so it’s perfect for traveling on a budget. If you’re considering a weekend city break, here are some European destinations you should check out.
Budapest in Hungary has become a pretty popular destination for bachelor parties recently but it’s still worth adding to your list. It’s an incredible historical city, split into two halves with a beautiful river between them. Buda is the slightly more expensive side where you’ll find lots of great luxury restaurants, the national art gallery, and the incredible Fisherman’s Bastion. Head that way for all of the cultural highlights during the day before crossing the river into Pest to find some bustling nightlife. Over in Pest, you’ll find the ruin bars. Old derelict buildings, most of them empty shells, have been filled by pop up bars. They’re incredibly unique and there are new ones appearing all the time. Have a wander around and see what you can find. Once you’ve seen all of the museums and experienced the nightlife, head over to one of the iconic baths in Budapest. Natural hot water springs have been channeled into pools that are perfect for the ultimate relaxation experience. The cost of accommodation and general spending in Budapest is incredibly low, but it is creeping up as the location becomes more popular so it’s worth going sooner rather than later.
London is a little more expensive than the other entries on this list but it’s still worth visiting if you haven’t been before. A lot of people are put off because it’s very touristy but, while you can visit Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, The London Dungeons and all that other touristy stuff, that’s only a small part of what the city has to offer. Other areas like Camden and Shoreditch are packed full of quirky bars and restaurants and the great transport links make it easy to get around and find those hidden areas where you can find a more authentic London experience. There are loads of great places to stay like the Dorsett City Hotel which are perfectly situated so you can easily get to all of the tourist attractions as well as the lesser known areas. It’s a big place so if you’re just going for a weekend, there’s always more to discover on a return trip.
The capital of Germany is the perfect city if you’re interested in history as you can still see the after effects of the countries eventful past. But in the years since the fall of the Berlin wall, the city has been transformed into a dynamic city where you can find excellent nightlife as well as all of the sights of historical interest.
These are just 3 of the many amazing cities that Europe has to offer, and they’re all relatively cheap to spend a weekend in.