A trip to Europe is a big deal. So when you do go, you are going to want to stay for a while. That means you will need to save up some extra cash (or euros) so you can enjoy your trip to the fullest.
Shop Around for Flights
First things first, it’s important to do your research on flights to Europe. Depending on the time of year, costs for flights can fluctuate. Often times, it’s more expensive to fly to Europe during the summer and cheaper to fly during the winter. And other cities may be more inexpensive to fly into. Cities like Dublin, Ireland and Istanbul, Turkey are some of the cheapest European cities to fly to.
Transportation can be expensive. But some cities in Europe offer free public transportation. Larger cities like Tallinn, Estonia and Prague, Czech Republic offer free rides on the local buses and trams. And if you’re traveling between countries, trains are often the least expensive option. European low-cost airlines are also a great, inexpensive way to travel throughout the continent.
When you’re in a popular tourist city, odds are you’re going to want to see multiple attractions. That’s when you should get a city pass card so that you can see them all at a discounted rate. In Luxembourg, they offer a three-day pass that allows you access to 70 different museums and attractions. It also comes with free transportation to help you get around to all 80 of those attractions. Not going to Luxembourg? You can find city cards all around Europe at We Love City Cards.
The best way to save money is by not spending any at all. Luckily, Europe is full of amazing museums free to the public. Stop in the Reykjavik Museum of Photography in Iceland to see some of the world’s most breathtaking photos. Or if you’re in Belgium, see unique musical instruments throughout Europe’s history in the Musical Instruments Museum in Brussels. Of course, there’s always the Louvre in Paris, featuring the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo.
Save on Your Stay
Wherever you are in Europe, there are plenty of inexpensive hotel options around – namely, one of the many hostels. Even more than being inexpensive, they’re very unique. For example, you can sleep in the treetops of Turkey at Kadir’s Tree House. So instead of paying for things you don’t need, your money gets you a comfy bed and a roof over your head. After all, that’s all you really need when you’re going to be up early and onto your next European adventure.