Europe is a continent that everyone must visit at least once in their lives, and there is so much to see and do while you are there. However, travelling can often be quite expensive in Europe where the cost of accommodation and food can be quite steep. Backpacking is one way to minimise costs, but picking the right places to go always helps too! If you are planning on doing this, specialist retailers like Luggage Direct can help you choose the right backpack for your travels – just head to to get an idea of what’s available.

So if you want to take some of the stress off your wallet and focus more on relaxing and taking in the sights, you might want to consider visiting one or more of the following cities – some of the most affordable destinations in Europe.


This Ukrainian city is perfect for those of you who like the peace and quiet. Kiev is quaint but still full of culture and history, with fascinating museums and monasteries to visit, and affordable food and drink to boot.


This lovely city in Poland has always been one of Europe’s travel bargains, and many from around the world and indeed through Europe itself are drawn to its affordable bars and restaurants. There are also many beautiful cultural buildings you can visit here to truly soak up the European atmosphere.


This Hungarian city has long been a tourist favourite, with history galore in the form of wonderful castles and cathedrals. There are even cheap thermal spas available for you to truly relax in! The accommodation and restaurants on the waterfront do tend to be a little more expensive than in the rest of the city, so do avoid them if you are looking for a budget holiday.


The gorgeous city of Prague, located in the Czech Republic, has been popular with tourists since the 1990s, and it is easy to see why. Its beautiful architecture overlooks some of Europe’s most stunning natural views. Much of the food and drink here is also quite cheap, and many of the attractions here are free or relatively inexpensive, so you will be able to enjoy yourself here without spending too much.


Croatia is better known for its beachfront destinations, so the inland town of Zagreb tends to be left out of many tourist itineraries. It is still a beautiful city to visit, with stunning views out over the city and the River Sava. Like many other European cities, it is filled to the brim with a rich and interesting history, all ready for you to uncover while you are here.

These are just five of many affordable destinations in Europe – there are many more if you do your research, and then you will be well on your way to a cheap and enjoyable holiday! A great holiday also calls for nifty packing and a reliable set of luggage, so don’t forget to pick up some Samsonite Luggage from Luggage Direct to give you some peace of mind while you are travelling.

Have you been to Europe for a holiday before? What areas or cities did you love and in which places would you suggest people take caution? Leave your experiences in the comments down below!

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4 Thoughts on “5 Affordable Destinations to Visit in Europe

  1. I’ve only been to Europe once, for a month-long trip right after I graduated from college. I’ve done a ton of traveling since then, but I’ve never returned to Europe because it’s just so much more expensive than other parts of the world. But lately I’ve really had the urge to go back. So, for me, it’s great to read about budget destinations in Europe. All of these places would be fascinating to visit! I actually spent a brief amount of time in Zagreb and I really liked it 🙂
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    • Tammyonthemove on July 24, 2014 at 9:30 pm said:

      If you are going to places like Italy, England and France, then yes it can be expensive. Having said that there are also budget options available. But the destinations I listed above are less touristy and therefore much cheaper than the rest of Europe.

  2. Basically, the more eastwards and southwards you move, the cheaper it gets. 😀
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