How often has it happens when you want to go but can’t afford. All it left is just to scroll through Google pictures and dream about those adventures. However, it shouldn’t be like that. If you have some cash left and your heart is craving for adventures that’s all you need to take off.

Seeing Europe not always cost million, especially when there is so many budget carrier flying around, where you can book tickets for a price of McDonalds meal.

I’m actively following airlines to catch the best prices and got travel inspirations. This article is inspired by one of them – Ryanair

Bratislava, Sovakia

The cityscape of Bratislava is characterized by medieval towers and grandiose 20th century buildings, but it has undergone profound changes in a construction boom at the start of the 21st century.

Take a walking tour of the city to learn more about its fascinating history and see its sights.Head to the castle too – even if you don’t go inside – just for the gorgeous views you’ll get back down over the city. 

Reflecting the popularity of rowdy parties in Bratislava in the early to mid-2000s, the city was a setting in the 2004 comedy film Eurotrip, which was actually filmed in the city and suburbs of Prague, the Czech Republic.

Price preview:

Taxi 1km (normal tariff): €0.65
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught): €3.00
Cappuccino (regular): €2.20
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: €8.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range from supermarket):€6.50

Bucharest, Romania

Romanian legend has it that the city of Bucharest was founded on the banks of the Dambovita River by a shepherd named Bucur, whose name literarily means “joy.” 

Known for its wide, tree-lined boulevards, glorious Belle Époque buildings and a reputation for the high life, Bucharest, Romania’s largest city and capital, is today a bustling metropolis.

As far as tourism goes, Bucharest is still pretty off the beaten track. That means that you get to be a little intrepid, exploring somewhere that not so many people have been before.

As Bucharest is second cheapest city in Europe, you can easily get a seriously top-drawer, fine dining restaurant experience here in the city center for under €50.

Price preview:

Taxi 1km (normal tariff): €0.38
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught): €1.69
Cappuccino (regular): €1.85
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: €7.41
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range from supermarket):€4.24

Krakow, Poland

Krakow is one of those places that’ll have you totally charmed within minutes of you setting foot in its lovely streets.

Developed over many centuries, Krakow provides a showcase setting for many historic styles of architecture. As the city expanded, so too did the architectural achievements of its builders. It is for this reason that the variations in style and urban planning are so easily recognizable. Built from its earliest nucleus outward, and having escaped much of the destruction endured by Poland during the 20th-century wars, Krakow’s many architectural monuments can typically be seen in historical order by walking from the city center out, towards its later districts.

One very charming thing in particular about this place is the fact that, as it’s the third cheapest city in Europe to visit, you get to be enchanted without being bankrupted at the same time.

Price preview: 

Taxi 1km (normal tariff): €0.52
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught): €1.88
Cappuccino (regular): €1.90
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: €5.64
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range from supermarket):€5.88

Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia is the perfect place for people who like to immerse themselves in a city’s culture and feel part of things, rather than like an outsider looking in.

Sofia is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Bulgaria alongside coastal and mountain resorts. Among its highlights is the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, one of the symbols of Bulgaria, constructed in the late 19th century.

Surrounded by sprawling parkland, Sofia, the capital and largest city of the Republic of Bulgaria, lies at the foot of popular ski mountain, Vitosha. With a history that stretches over seven millennia, ruin-rich Sofia is one of Europe’s oldest cities. The National Historical Museum is one of Eastern Europe’s most extensive. 

Price preview:

Taxi 1km (normal tariff): €0.41 
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught): €1.28
Cappuccino (regular): €1.22
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: €6.13
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range from supermarket): €5.11

Gdansk, Poland:

Cheap and cheerful, the seaside city of Gdansk is one of Poland’s best kept secrets. Lined with picturesque streets, a scenic waterfront and buildings that are attractions in themselves, this city is a budget traveller’s goldmine.

Tour the ancient pathways and capture the essence of the local culture by grabbing a bite at one of the many inexpensive restaurants. Explore inside Europe’s largest brick church, Bazylika Mariacka and climb the steps to the top of the towers (free of charge at the weekend) for spellbinding views over the city below. Visit the iconic Neptune’s Fountain in Long Market and discover the stunning Amber Street.

Forget being swarmed by throngs of eager tourists and enjoy the undiscovered charm on one of the cheapest getaways in Europe.

Price preview:

Taxi 1km (normal tariff): €1.60
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught): €1.88
Cappuccino (regular): €2.12
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: €4.94
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range from supermarket):€4.70

Kyiv, Ukraine

Seriously good value, in Ukraine’s capital you get more than just what you pay for. Boiling over with an authentically unique culture, open air street art galleries, churches, sculptures, shopping and never-ending sight-seeing, Kyiv is Eastern Europe’s hidden gem. Pay pennies for deliciously hearty meals and keep the drinks flowing without bankrupting yourself.

Getting around this city won’t cost you more than a cup of coffee either. With a compact city centre, most of the attractions can be reached on foot and the sophisticated metro system will take you wherever your heart desires for a fixed price of 20 cents.

With tons of affordable accommodation and free things to do, this city is a worthwhile cultural experience that won’t break the bank.

Price preview:

Taxi 1km (normal tariff): €0.23
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught): €0.84
Cappuccino (regular): €1.01
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: €5.02
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range from supermarket):€3.35

Budapest, Hungary

Budapest has all the swagger and glamour you’d expect from any of Europe’s big capitals – big impressive buildings, beautiful views over the city, great museums and restaurants… but what it doesn’t have is the hefty price tag that often accompanies such things.

Head to the ruin pubs for your nightlife fix where you can get beers and wines for as little as a euro each, and at the same time experience something totally unique to the city.

Budapest has something for everyone – from dramatic history and flamboyant architecture to healing thermal waters and a nightlife that is unrivaled in Eastern and Central Europe.

Price preview:

Taxi 1km (normal tariff): €0.93 
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught): €1.39
Cappuccino (regular): €1.44
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: €6.18
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range from supermarket): €4.32

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