Are you looking for European holiday destinations but have no clue as to where in Europe to go? Or are you concerned about the budget? Don’t settle for a camping holiday just yet because there are great European holiday destinations that won’t break your bank account. Here are my top 6 destinations for Europe’s busiest travel season. I chose these holiday destinations based on popularity as a travel destination, accommodations and activities.
European Holiday Destinations
1. Budapest, Hungary
Budapest, filled with picture perfect moments is a splendid place to visit. You can explore the city by tram, which is the most convenient. You will be able to catch a few festivals while in Budapest, like the Sziget music festival that happens in August. If you like to taste wines, then don’t miss the Arbor festival. There are many comfortable and affordable hotels in Budapest that you can choose from.
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2. Berlin, Germany
Culturally rich Berlin has become one of the best European holiday destinations filled with classic and modern art. There are architectural buildings around Germany that are magnificent. Public transportation (subway, trains, trams) is excellent and is very affordable to get around too. Berlin art scene is one of the most popular activities among the locals and the tourist alike. Best part is that it can be experienced for free at galleries. For more of Berlin’s art scene, make sure to keep your eyes open as they are everywhere you go. Lodging in Berlin can be affordable, if you know the right places.
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Greece culture and monuments have long withstood the test of time. This is probably why Greece is on the top as one of the best European holiday destinations among tourists. Make sure you catch good deals like a one week pass to all sites and museums for 12 Euros. Take a ferry to visit the top islands in Greece such as Mykonos, Santorini and Folegandros, if you are looking for some sunshine. Budget-friendly lodging options are available for budget travelers.
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Portugal will offer the best value and uncrowded experience in Europe. There are sunny beaches, vineyards and cities to explore while you dine in flavorful cuisine. There are free walking tours to the hilly Victorian streets of Lisbon and Alfama. Take the time to visit the Portugal’s renowned port-making lodge Sandeman, which offers free tours and tastings.
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5. Republic of Ireland
Republic of Ireland is one of the most favorite European holiday destinations among travelers. It was pricy but for the past few years, it has been very affordable. Package deals and group tours are the deal you should not miss out. It will make your trip affordable and effortless. If you are booking your own trip, look for reasonably priced B&Bs as they provide the best experience in traditional Irish breakfast. Most of Ireland’s attractions are free, along with entertainment like traditional music. Don’t forget Guinness, their top beer!
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Flights to Iceland are very cheap, and Iceland countryside is appealing than ever to visitors. The 190 miles called the Golden Circle is a drive that anyone visiting Iceland should take. It covers popular scenery in Iceland, volcanic landscapes and Europe’s largest waterfall. If you are planning a trip in the peak times, which is from June to August, book in advance to get the best rates.
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There you have it. My list of best European holiday destinations to enjoy a good vacation. What are your favorite European holiday destinations?
I have been to the Palace in Sintra (Portugal), definitely worth mentioning in your review.
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You’re welcome! Planning is of course important before traveling. Thanks for your comment!
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Thank you for this enchanting review of various cities throughout Europe. When traveling to these locations it is always important to plan ahead and make sure you tie up loose ends, including hotels, airplane travel, parking and more. Thanks for sharing these wonderful photo’s!
I believe it is safe to say that you’re one of the lucky few to travel around Europe :) Thanks for the comment!
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Fantastic choice of Photos, have spent time all over Europe due to being brought up in a Military family and its difficult to just pick 6 for me.
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They really are. Write back if you get to visit any of these places.
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These are awesome places. I really want to visit all of these places.