European Getaways Guide (28 suggestions)

In this article you will find suggestions for the cheapest, most interesting and most romantic getaways.

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But there is more: We have several tips and curiosities capable of making your trip unforgettable.

The cheapest cities to visit in Europe

Love to travel but the budget is not that great? A getaway in Europe can be an excellent option for you. Go through our list and see how far you can go without spending a lot of money.

Krakow, Poland

Krakow is one of the oldest cities in Poland. This city is one of the main centres of Polish academic, cultural and artistic life. One of the most striking sites in the city is the Auschwitz Concentration Camp, one of the largest concentration camps of World War II.

In addition to having a lot to see and experience, you won't have to spend too much, as this is one of the cheapest cities in Europe. Enjoy and try the typical dishes of the city, such as Obwarzanek — bread donuts — or Zurek — a Polish soup based on rye flour and meat.

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Krakow, Poland

Zagreb, Croatia

This is an increasingly popular destination, although it still remains a very economical destination. If you are a fan of the Game of Thrones series, learn that some episodes were recorded in Croatia.

With a daily expense estimated at approximately 30 euros you can visit the city in a very pleasant way. From castles, churches, theatres, food and music, Croatia does not lack picturesque landscapes - ideas for taking pictures. For those who prefer a destination with sea and lots of sun, Croatia also offers the option to enjoy the Adriatic coast, known for its crystal clear water.

This destination is interesting in any season, so find a cheap plane ticket and spoil yourself in an adventure.

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Zagreb, Croatia

The Azores, Portugal

Without leaving Portugal you will also find amazing and different places. Have you ever visited the Azores archipelago? If not, now’s the time. The island of São Miguel is the most visited and it is where you will find the most  attractions such as Lagoa do Fogo, Poça Dona Beija, Caldeira Velha, Terra Nostra Park, Cozido das Furnas and much more. As continues in Portugal, prices remain affordable.

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The Azores, Portugal

Athens, Greece

Greece never goes out of style! Athens - the capital of Greece - is a city with a lot of history, so it is one of the most interesting cities to discover in Europe. In this city you can find unique monuments and archaeological sites that will transport you to very ancient times.

If you like to walk, you can take advantage of the pedestrian area of about three kilometres in the historic centre of the city. You may not believe it, but despite all this, Athens is one of the cheapest cities you can visit in Europe - especially if you travel in the low season, that is, in the months of September, October, May and June.

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Athens, Greece

La Valetta, Malta

Although Malta is very well known for its sun and sea, this country is much more than that. Did you know that La Valetta was considered the European capital of culture in 2018? There, you will find a lot of history and prehistory, there are several temples from the Stone Age.

As this city was coveted by the main powers of Europe, from the Phoenicians and Romans, Arabs and mediaeval monarchs to the Ottoman Turks and the Axis powers and the British, there is a great cultural diversity embedded in this country. Best of all, it's a city you can visit, even on a low-budget.

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La Valetta, Malta

Budapest, Hungary

Budapest is already a city famous for being cheap for tourists, but it is also considered vibrant and with plenty of offer. Here you can take the opportunity to get to know the habit of the thermal baths of the Turkish Empire, and there are several thermal leisure options or even therapies scattered around the city.

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Budapest, Hungary

Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul has a great tourist offer. Did you know that Istanbul was once the capital of the three largest empires in the world - the Roman, the Byzantine and the Ottoman? This city has an architecture with a unique beauty and several attractions that you can get to know. All this for a very low cost. We advise you to visit the city in September and October, or April and June. In summer, temperatures reach frightening highs and winter is extremely rainy.

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Istanbul, Turkey

Santorini, Greece

Santorini is a dream destination for many. What few know is that this city is one of the cheapest in Europe to visit. Domed roofs, unique architecture and clear waters are more than enough reasons to get to know this Greek city. Take the opportunity   to enjoy the sunset in Santorini — considered one of the most beautiful in the world.

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Santorini, Greece

Moscow, Russia

Although it's not where you'll find the most hospitality, Moscow is an incredible destination. Here you can enjoy the observation of phenomenal architecture, places with a lot of history and also delicious cuisine. All this in a very economical way.

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Moscow, Russia

The Best Getaways in Europe

Sometimes the best destinations are not exactly the cheapest. If you are willing to invest a little more in your holidays, we suggest some European cities that have been in the spotlight in tourism for the past year.

Portugal

Portugal is an excellent option for anyone who wants to immerse themselves in good culture, good food, beautiful landscapes and wonderful people. With no end in sight, the pandemic placed Portugal at the top of the European Best Destinations list because it is a safe, cheap and small country - that is, it is possible to visit Portugal from one end to the other in a short time. The city of Braga, for example, was considered the best European destination in 2021. For those living in Portugal, we can assure you that there is still much to explore.

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Lisbon, Portugal

Lyon, França

France is one of the most visited countries in Europe, largely by the imposing Eiffel Tower, which made Paris the city of love. However, France is also known for its gastronomy and wines, such as the Bordeaux — one of the best in the world.

Lyon, for example, has plenty to seize tourists: a Roman amphitheatre, mediaeval and Renaissance architecture in Vieux Lyon, and the modern and renovated Confluence district. Nightlife and traditional cuisine are two other factors to consider whenever you think of Lyon.

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Lyon, France

Shetland, Scotland

Scotland's Shetland Archipelago is an incredibly beautiful place to visit, especially in winter. In this season there are several Viking festivals taking place, such as the Lerwick's mythical Up Helly Aa. As the archipelago is very close to Norway, you may notice a Scandinavian accent on site. 

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Shetland, Scotland

Italy

Italy has much of its prominence due to Rome - considered the capital of the World. Rome is also known as the “Eternal City” for its monuments and ruins that have been preserved in time. Be sure to visit the Colosseum and keep  the memory of the gladiators alive, as well as stroll through the Roman forum.

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Colosseum, Italy

Vaduz, Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein is a small country , but that does not mean that it is a destination with little interest. We recommend that you visit its capital, Vaduz, which looks like it  came out of a fairy tale. Here you can find a landscape surrounded by the Alps and castles with towers.

Since Vaduz is so small, you are likely to find the monarchs of Liechtenstein themselves. This is a very safe city where you can find excellent hotels and restaurants. People are very welcoming and love to welcome tourists as well.

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Vaduz, Liechtenstein

Vevey, Switzerland

Vevey in Switzerland is a place with a special charm. It was in this town that Nestle was born and also where Charlie Chaplin lived. In this city, you can relish in amazing and enchanting alpine landscapes. If nature tourism attracts you, then this is a right option.

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Vevey, Switzerland

The Tatra Mountains, Slovakia

In Slovakia, our recommendation for this year is the Tatra Mountains. Here you can observe the beautiful mountains, waterfalls and even brown bears, which have practically been eradicated from most other regions of Europe.

In addition, it has one of the largest concentrations of wolves in the European continent. If you’re all about nature tourism, don't wait any longer and schedule your trip to the Tatra Mountains. We promise you won't regret it. The value to enter the park is 5 złoty (about 1 euro) and it is usually open 24h00.

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The Tatra Mountains, Slovakia

Copenhagen, Denmark

Did you know that Danes are considered one of the happiest people in the world? It is impossible to remain indifferent to the good disposition of the people of Denmark. Plenty of art, architecture, design and top gastronomy, with some of the best restaurants in the world, all of which can be found in Copenhagen. If you love visiting vibrant cities full of colour, culture and beautiful people, Copenhagen is your destination.

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Copenhagen, Denmark

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

In Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, you can take the opportunity to take beautiful walks around the old part of the city and, of course, learn more about the country's rich history.

The scars of war are very evident, so if dark tourism is something that attracts you, Sarajevo will be one of your destinations of choice. We recommend “The Complete Sarajevo War Tour”, an experience that will allow you to get to know Sarajevo in depth, as well as the various contours of the conflict.

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

The most romantic getaways in Europe

Romance, great food and plenty of rest — these are the hallmarks of our list of Europe's most romantic getaways.

Venice, Italy

Venice  had to inevitably be part of this list. From its Carnival to the Riviera in Flor, which takes place every year along the banks of the Brenta River, Venice has incredible attractions that provide a very romantic atmosphere. Just imagine: you and your better half walking through the canals of Venice... is there anything more romantic?

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Venice, Italy

Paris, France

Paris is also a classic when it comes to romantic getaways. Romantic walks, fantastic restaurants and unforgettable moments... This is what Paris can offer you. With its cinematic decor, it will make you feel part of an epic novel. Tip: Take advantage of the sunset and take a boat trip along the Seine River.

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Paris, France

Lake Bled, Slovenia

If you are not a fan of the most obvious places, we advise you to take a look at Lake Bled in Slovenia. This is a place with a magical atmosphere that will provide very romantic moments. Lake Bled is just 50 kilometres from the capital Ljubljana and offers a unique landscape.

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Lake Bled, Slovenia

Florence, Italy

In Italy, Florence is another city where you can choose to experience a romantic mood. In this city you can take the opportunity to get to know the Piazza della Repubblica area and the entire historic centre. This will undoubtedly be a destination that will remain forever in memory.

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Florence, Italy

Prague, Czech Republic

Visiting Prague is like stepping into a true fairy tale. There are several castles, pastel-coloured houses and excellent restaurants. A fantastic program to do as a couple in this city is to take a stroll along the Vltava River on a centuries-old replica boat.

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Prague, Czech Republic

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam is one of the most romantic cities in Europe. A walk through the streets, a bike ride or a tour of the canals is something that will be unforgettable for any couple. In the evening, crossing the illuminated bridges is another amazing program.

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Amsterdam, Netherlands

Positano, Italy

Pretty much anywhere on the Amalfi Coast is romantic enough for a getaway for two, but Positano beats all the rest. Here you will be able to observe harmoniously constructed buildings in the mountains, narrow streets and amazing beaches.

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Positano, Italy

Seville, Spain

Seville is only about 1h30 from the border of Portugal with Spain and it is a fantastic destination and perfect for a visit for two. With stunning architecture, beautiful historical treasures and the popular Plaza de España, there is plenty to see in the city.

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Seville, Spain

Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg is a magical place for any couple in love. Here you can explore the Altstadt's large churches and squares. We can assure you that you will feel transported to the sixteenth century. If you enjoy classical music, you'll love knowing that Mozart was born in Salzburg. Be sure to visit  house number 9 on Getreidegasse street - where the artist was born.

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Salzburg, Austria

Reykjavik, Iceland

Iceland is a country of undeniable beauty. Reykjavik, its capital, has only 150,000 inhabitants, yet it is a beautiful place, with some of the most romantic landscapes in the world. In this city, you will find a typical village atmosphere, with many colourful houses and unique landscapes.

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Reykjavik, Iceland
European Getaways Guide (28 suggestions)
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European Getaways Guide (28 suggestions)