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London

Free things to do and see in London

There are many attractions and places you can visit while in London that cost nothing or very little. 

 

Austria

Vienna on a budget

A visit to Austria’s capital can be a drain on anyone’s travel budget. But there are many free options for sightseeing and reasonably priced hotels and eateries serving great local food available.

 http://www.lonelyplanet.com/austria/travel-tips-and-articles/77646

Hundertwasser house

 

Italy

Isle of Capri - Travelling on a budget

See one of the world's most famous caves, the Blue Grotto on Capri. Here are some insider tips on how to get to the Grotto and to even take a swim in this mystical place without the crowds.

 http://australia.etbtravelnews.com/212144/spirits-secrets-capri-italy/ 

 

London

Guided walking tour

For first time visitors to London this excellent and very reasonably priced guided sightseeing tour is a great way to become familiar with the famouos sites. For just £8 per person this is a fabulous introduction to London and its history and culture. 

 

Paris

Free admission

See the Mona Lisa and other famous works of art for free in the Louvre each first Sunday of the month between October and March. http://www.louvre.fr/en/hours-admission/admission .

Louvre Paris

 

Monaco

Getting around

See the mega yachts up close in Monaco's harbour for only 1 Euro by water bus.

 

Budgeting

Estimate your travel costs

When preparing your travel budget it helps how much food, travel and sightseeing costs in the various European countries. Here is an easy to use tool to estimate your travel costs

 

Venice

Travelling on a budget

Venice is an expensive place to visit. But it doesn’t have to set you broke. Read some of these very useful money saving tips

 

General Cost Saving Tips

Cruising

Looking for a cheap alternative to a luxury cruise liner? Then consider booking a cabin on a cargo ship.

 

Barcelona

Free sightseeing

On Sunday afternoon Barcelona’s museums do not charge admission fees. Throughout the week you will find many famous sites and points of interests that you can visit or stroll around in for free.

Parc Guell

 

Athens

Travelling with children

The displays at the Acropolis Museum have been made all the more fascinating as one can hire ‘Family Backpacks’ that have lots of activities for children.

 

General Cost Savings Tips

Reduce flight costs

But be careful and check all the other costs involved when booking a budget airline ticket in Europe. Read the terms and conditions, regulations regarding baggage and check which airport the flight is leaving from. Ryan Air, for example frequently uses secondary airports that cost a lot to get to.

 

General Cost Savings Tips

Eat and Drink

Plan well, eat where the locals eat, shop at local markets and eat locally grown food. Here are some further tips of things to do and to avoid to help you reduce your food expenditure when travelling. 

 

England - Lake District

When to travel 

Travelling in the off-season will not only save you money, you will also avoid the crowds. The Lakes District in England in the winter can be a very special place to visit during the cooler months.

Lake District England

 

France - Paris

Public Transport

Get around Paris by using the Metro. Here is how: 

 

 

Italy - Rome

Eating Out

Eat where the locals eat. From budget eateries to gourmet restaurants.

 

General Cost Saving Tips

Reduce flight costs

Save on costs for airline tickets by travelling with carry-on luggage only. Here is how

 

'Off-the-beaten-path'

Dream Vacation Spots

Need some new and fresh ideas for travel destinations in Europe? Then take a look at these dream locations.

Spetses Greece

 

England - London

Food Markets

Stocking up on supplies at the lively food markets in London helps keeping costs down and lets you sample the local specialties.

 

Events

Light Art Festivals

When the days get shorter in the northern hemisphere, the crowds are also getting smaller, queues hardly exist and the accommodation is more affordable. If you decide to visit Europe during this special time of the year then make sure you include one of the spectacular Light Art Festivals into your itinerary. One of the most spectacular one will have to be the Fête des Lumières in Lyon, France.

 

 

Italy - Venice

Shopping

Save up to 70% on designer brands like Gucci, Armani and Prada. Take a shuttle bus to the nearby Noventa di Piave Designer Outlet.

shopping

 

 

Scotland - Edinburgh

Free things to do and see in Edinburgh 

The historic inner city can easily be explore on foot and there are many attractions and sites you can visit for free

dancers at the highland games

 

'Off-the-beaten-path'

25 secret villages in Europe

Visit the smaller towns and villages away from the maddening crowds, save a fortune and immerse yourself into the culture and country you are visiting. Check out these idyllic villages in Europe

Getaria spain

 

Italy - Amalfi Coast

Travelling on a budget

A stay at the popular Amalfi Coast will not necessarily put a huge dent into your travel budget. Follow some of these useful tips and you can enjoy this spectacular part of Italy while travelling on a tight budget. 

Amalfi Coast

 

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