Cheapest cities in Europe


For those of you who have always dreamed of backpacking through Europe but never got a chance, now is the time. Contrary to popular belief, there are some European destinations that are more than affordable, especially for backpackers who are constantly on a budget. So here is a top 3 least expensive cities to visit in Europe.

  1. Kiev

The thing with Kiev is that it’s always been a rather cheap city. But given the fact that Ukraine is now considered to have an increased risk factor due to the developing conflicts in the area, everything is cheaper! These are great news for travellers, especially since Kiev is an amazing destination with countless tourist attractions. You can visit Caves Monastery, St Sophia Cathedral, Mikhail Bulgakov Museum or St Andrew’s Church. It’s estimated that a trip to Kiev will only cost you about $24 a day, including accommodation, transportation, meals and other fees for attractions.

  1. Bucharest

Although it’s not in the top cleanest or most quiet cities to visit, Bucharest is surely pretty cheap. Even if it’s crowded, loud and at times packed with gypsies (we advise you be extra careful when it comes to your pockets, wallet, watch, phone and valuables in general) the Romanian capital city definitely has its charm. Bucharest’s Old Town has always been a favorite tourist attraction. It’s the main reason why it used to be called the “Little Paris” in the 18th century. There are some pretty incredible places you could visit while in Bucharest, especially the Parliament building, which is enormous. The cost of a day in Bucharest is somewhere around 26 US dollars, including accommodation, meals, drinks and transportation.


  1. Sofia

Yet another east European capital, Sofia is the third cheapest city you could visit in Europe. Unlike Kiev and Bucharest, Sofia is both safe and welcoming. It is actually one of the most accepting east European cities when it comes to foreigners. Add that to the fact that most things are cheap here, and you’ve got yourself a perfect holiday destination. Without exaggeration, anything from transportation to food and drinks, entertainment, hostels and museum fees are not more than a couple of dollars. In fact, it has been estimated that the cost of a day in Sofia is somewhere around $ 27. Apart from that, you can also visit iconic places such as Vitosha Mountain, St Alexandar Nevski Cathedral, St Sofia church, Ivan Vazov National Theatre or The Rotunda of St George.


So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and hop on a plane, these amazing European cities will definitely not visit themselves! There’s no need to save up for your trip around Europe, and there’s hardly any need to meticulously plan it. Just grab a friend and a camera and off you go!


Common mistakes when travelling


Planning a family vacation usually implies numerous factors that have to be considered. Anything from too much luggage to picking the wrong hotel or restaurant can have a great impact on your holiday. While planning a family vacation you can definitely make a lot of uninspired choices. Here are the most common mistakes you can make.

  1. Not enough research

The first big mistake when it comes to travelling with your family is not doing enough research. It is true that certain travel agents offer lower prices to families. However, they are only interested in selling their own services. You will have to take care of the rest of the arrangements of your trip. Lack of information when it comes to opportunities and advantages of group travelling can lead to much higher bills than it should.

  1. Fixed dates

It is common knowledge that there are considerable price differences when it comes to plane tickets, depending on the day of the flight. If you are travelling with your family, these differences can even end up being more than 100 euros compared to the original price. Hint: if you choose your departure to be in a weekday (preferably Wednesday), you will definitely end up saving some money.

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  1. Paying separately

When it comes to a large group of people, paying for accommodation, transport, food and small trips is usually a very bad idea. Instead of doing that you might want to check promotional offers available for groups and families so that you can see what their advantages and disadvantages are. Do the math and compare your options so that you make the best decision. The bottom line is that one way or another, children will always get some kind of discount.

  1. Picking the wrong hotel

In case you are travelling alone, paying 5 or even 10 euros for breakfast, lunch or dinner may not seem like that big of a deal. However, when it comes to an entire family, a hotel which also has breakfast included in the accommodation price could actually save you a couple of hundred dollars. Tourists who travel with their family must do the research and find out what are the best or, most importantly, free deals you can get. Even if it is a kids club, pool, free parking, free wi – fi, shows, bar access and so on, these are things you should know about. Even if these seem like small expenses, if you sit down and do the math, they will add up and you will end up spending more than you were planning to.

So here it is, the most common mistakes people make while travelling with their family. Now you know what to avoid in your next trip in order to have a great time with your loved ones.