15 Budget Places to visit for Best and Cheap European Vacations

Even though Europe is seen as an expensive place to visit, there are also a lot of cheaper destinations that have unparalleled beauty and amazing architecture. These destinations can transport you to a different world that you didn’t know existed in Europe. This article gives you a list of destinations that are worth each penny.

We curated this list of best and cheap European Vacations that you can add to your travel list if you are planning or going on a Europe Trip.

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Cheap European Vacations List

Here is the list of cheap European Vacations spots for the best experience on a Europe trip.

1. Porto, Portugal

Porto, Portugal
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This Portuguese town will cost you only a fraction of the money even if you decide to have food at the most expensive restaurants and drink to your heart’s content. And if you decide to have cheaper food and go to Porto during winter, you can easily enjoy and relax within your budget. Not only this, the train from Lisbon and Porto comes at a very affordable price, and most of the travel and sightseeing spots are free of cost. Along with the marvelous architecture, the food markets in Porto are also very famous.

2. Valencia, Spain

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Located on the Spanish coastline, Valencia has better beaches and fewer crowds than Barcelona. The accommodation here is the most affordable, and you can get the best of stays with the price you pay for a small room in the bigger cities. Valencia is the most famous for its futuristic City of Arts and Sciences. Not only this, but it is also home to some of the most wonderful architecture of medieval times.

3. Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava, Slovakia
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The Slovakian capital lies along the river Danube and is a landscape of vineyards and mountains. It is the most famous for its hilltop Bratislava Castle, which displays a lot of things from Roman artifacts to 20th-century arts. If you’re interested in looking at the amazing views of the Danube river, you can also visit the Devín Castle. Other sightseeing spots are Still. Martin’s Cathedral, Michael’s Gate, the National Theatre, and the Old Town Hall. Even though flights to Bratislava may be expensive, you can get accommodation at four-star hotels at very low costs, for about 5,000 rupees a night.

4. Nîmes, France

Nîmes, France
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An important outpost of the Roman Empire, Nîmes in Southern France is perhaps the best known for its Roman-era buildings. The Point during Hard, the Arena of Nîmes, and the Maison Carée all show the architecture of the Roman Empire. Not only this, the museums in the city make for an interesting visit as do the Nîmes Cathedral, Temple of Diana, and the Jardin de La Fontaine.

5. Siena, Italy

Siena, Italy
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Located in the Central Tuscany region, Siena is slowly becoming a popular travel destination. And the list of places one should go to never ends. The Plazza del Campo is the most popular public square and if you’re on time for any celebration, you can witness the magic of Siena at this square. Museums, Gothic buildings, cathedrals, and fountains- all adorn this Italian land. The accommodation in Siena is pretty reasonable if we compare it to the other cities.

6. Budapest, Hungary

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The Hungarian capital is bisected by the Danube river and is famous for its architecture. The Budapest History Museum is famous for portraying human lives from the Roman Empire onwards and the Trinity Square is known for the centuries-old Matthias Church and the amazing views of the turrets of the Fishermen’s Bastion.

7. Prague, Czech Republic

Prague, Czech Republic
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Another national capital, Prague is one of the best holiday and travel destinations in the whole of Europe without a lot of money. It is also bisected by the Vltava River. Colorful baroque buildings, Gothic churches, and Architecture, the medieval clock also make Prague a must-go-to destination. The Charles Bridge and the Old Town Square are the lives of this vibrant European city. If you want to get a photo against graffiti, Lennon Wall is the place you’re getting your photos at.

8. Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux, France
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The wine capital of France, Bordeaux makes for relaxed and calm travel. While in Bordeaux, be sure to try the various wines while you are around marveling at the amazing architecture that fits the city landscapes. The greatest wine museum in the world will be found here, as will the amazing views and a beautiful river. And the best of all, the food is incredible and yet, reasonable.

9. Bruges, Belgium

Bruges, Belgium
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The canals, the cobbled streets, and the medieval buildings, all will make sure that you fall in love with the city of Bruges. And if you want to be able to savor all that there is, it’s good to travel to Bruges in the folder months when the tourist invasions have lessened. The Minnemeer- the lake of love is a very beautiful site but was named after a tragic love story and the lakeside park is such a calming place to spend time at. Belgian beer, backpacking, Basilica of the Holy Bloods, boat rides, these are all the B’s you shouldn’t miss when in Bruges.

10. Madrid, Spain

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The Spanish city full of life and culture is an art lover’s paradise. It is home to the greatest art museums which include The Prado. Madrid has something to offer everybody. The calm and beautiful Retiro Park in Madrid is also a must-see. The Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in Madrid is a very popular destination and it attracts a lot of football fans. And if you want to be amazed by the architecture, you should tour the Royal Palace.

11. Athens

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The capital of Greece, Athens, was once the capital of a powerful civilization and empire. There are many buildings in the city that date back to the 5th century B.C. And if you’re interested in the history of Greece, you should definitely visit the Acropolis Museum and the National Archaeological Museum. And don’t worry if you want to go to Greece for relaxation, as the nightlife in Kolonaki, Psiri, and Gazi is sure to keep you entertained and take a break. The Plaka neighboured, dotted with cafés and taverns is a pedestrian-only area. If you’re in shopping in Greece, you can find everything from silver items to handmade art.

12. Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg, France
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A French city with medieval canals and bridges, Strasbourg is a beautiful place to travel to at any time of the year. Along with the Grand Île, an island that is the heart of the city, Strasbourg has a lot of amazing architecture that will leave you wanting more. Add to this the heavenly local cuisine and very cheap prices, and you have another destination to add to your European backpacking adventure.

13. Krakow, Poland

Krakow, Poland
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A city in Southern Poland, Krakow has both medieval and Jewish influences. You can visit the Wawel Royal Castle and Museum to learn the Medieval Polish history or the Nazi Concentration camp museum and memorial at Auschwitz-Birkenau to see how Jews were held. The main square is very famous and so is the Cloth Hall. While in Krakow, you can also discover the 327m-deep Wieliczka Salt Mine, which has lots of tunnels, chapels, and chambers.

14. Riga, Latvia

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Home to many museums, wooden buildings, marvelous architecture, medieval old town, and concert halls, Riga, the Latvian capital, is considered a cultural center. The Old Town is the most known for its Liu square- its bars and nightclubs. Also, there are various shops and the area is pedestrian-only. The Riga Cathedral and the St. Peter’s Church are also very famous.

15. Paphos, Cyprus

Paphos, Cyprus
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Believed to be the home to Aphrodite, Paphos is home to various Greek mythological architecture and amazing beaches. Not only can you swim on the beaches, but you can also go boating. The tombs of the Kings, the Paphos Castle, and the Kato Paphos Archaeological Park all make for interesting and insightful visits.

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These are the cheap European Vacations destinations you can go to and enjoy as much as you want without having to worry about exceeding the budget. And who knows if you will have the time of your lives.