With the current exchange rates, travelling to European cities isn’t as cheap as it used to be. However this shouldn’t phase you because I believe with a bit of research, you can still grab a bargain budget city break. Today I’m going to share some tips for securing an affordable city break.
1. Don’t be constrained to particular dates.
Oh the difference a day makes! Sometimes you can save £10-£20 on flights if you shift your travel dates by a day or two.
2. Choose a city that is known for it’s affordability.
I’d love to visit Copenhagen or Reykjavik, but they’re too expensive for me right now. Food, drinks and attractions are often a lot cheaper in central and eastern Europe, so why not visit one of those cities instead?
3. Travel out of season.
Rome was extremely affordable for us, but that was mainly because we travelled in early January after the festive period had ended, and not as many people travel then.
4. Choose Airbnb or self-catered accommodation over hotels.
If you look carefully, you can find some really amazing deals on Airbnb. Our Rome Airbnb flat was really affordable, thanks to my sister recommending us to Airbnb and providing us with a discount. If you fancy booking Airbnb for your next trip, you can get £30 off your first booking through my referral link here.