Cheap city breaks in Europe – Cheap short breaks and weekends
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Post Office Travel has named the cheapest city breaks in Europe to choose from among the most established ones like Paris and Amsterdam.
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Offering all the culture, food, and beautiful attractions without the price tag, the new list of little-known cities comes at a time when overtourism in European capitals is a major problem.
Compiled with Airbnb to also provide you with where you can find affordable accommodation, the post’s report found that lesser-known Lviv in western Ukraine was the cheap short stay right now at £ 137.42 for two. people.
This was based on the cost of 10 vacation basics (including a bottle of sparkling wine, two nights of Airbnb accommodation for two, three course dinner, one day bike rental).
In Lviv, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you can experience all the charm of Prague or Krakow without the crowds. Its cobbled streets, cafes and trams make it an authentic and inexpensive break.
Here are the top 10 inexpensive city breaks Europe has to offer, along with postage prices for 10 typical vacation items. Please note that these prices do not include the cost of the flight.
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This little-known European city has the charm of cities like Prague and Krakow but with fewer tourists. At £ 137.42 for 10 vacation items, including £ 55 for two nights of Airbnb accommodation (we love this one), it’s a good choice for a cheap city break in Europe.
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Runner-up Tirana has transformed over the past 10 years and has great culture, food and cafe charm for £ 15.43, including £ 49 for two Airbnb nights (try this one), which is cheaper that Lviv.
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This city in southern Poland is a great alternative to Warsaw and Krakow. You’ll find 10 typical holiday items for a weekend priced at £ 191.72, including a two-night stay at an Airbnb for around £ 62 and cocktails for two for as little as £ 8.08.
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With its Gothic towers, historic central square and quirky bars, this medieval town is ideal for a cheap weekend. An average city break will cost you £ 195.52, including £ 74 for two nights in an Airbnb (try this one).
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Kaunas’ fairytale vibe comes from its alluring architecture, which you can browse on a city break for £ 236.79, including an Airbnb for as little as £ 56 (we love this one) and transfers from airport to city center for less than £ 1 each.
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A pretty port city, Antalya sits on Turkey’s famous Turquoise Coast, which means that when you’re not exploring its historical delights, you can head to sunny beaches. A weekend is around £ 245.57, including £ 63 for an Airbnb (take a look at this one).
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A gem of southern Italy, Bari is often overlooked by visitors to Puglia. The port city offers excellent cuisine, an old town and excellent links with Greece, Albania and Croatia. A short stay will set you back around £ 294.38 for 10 basic vacations, including £ 98 for a stay at an Airbnb, like this one.
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One of only two well-known cities on the Post Office’s list of cheap stays, Moscow can be surprisingly affordable, with mini-stays costing £ 336.26, including around £ 75 for a stay at an Airbnb (try the one -this).
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The second of the cities you may have already considered, Lisbon remains an affordable gem at £ 378.12, with Airbnbs (like this one) at around £ 147 for two nights. That’s more than double the price of Lviv but cheaper than in Amsterdam, where previous Post research has shown that a short break can cost around £ 444.29 for two.
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For an alternative to Amsterdam, try Alkmaar in North Holland, known as the city of cheese. A short stay costs around £ 409.96 (still cheaper than Amsterdam), including £ 170 for two nights in an Airbnb (we like this one).
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