10 Wonderfully Cheap European Destinations

So your travel dreams are big, but your budget is small? A European getaway might be more affordable than you think, especially when you travel to these cheap destinations.

 

10. Brussels, Belgium

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Brussels is a charming and historic city with beautiful architecture, great food and plenty of museums – only a short flight away from Dublin.

Flight from Dublin: €40 – €85
Typical Accommodation Price: €50 – €85
Typical Food Price: €14 for a nice dinner, €7 for a cheap lunch
What to See and Do:

  • Check out the fascinating displays at the Natural Sciences Museum.
  • Dine on some of the amazing chocolate that Belgium is famous for.

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9. Crete, Greece

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Relax in the sunshine and enjoy the laid back atmosphere, sandy beaches, delicious food and welcoming attitude of this beautiful Greek Island.

Flight from Dublin: €155 – €240
Accommodation: €35-€70 per night
Food: €20 for a nice dinner, €2.80 for street food
What to See and Do:

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8. Budapest, Hungary

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Visit the lovely “Paris of the East” and soak up the culture and history of this beautiful city. The night life here is fantastic.

Flight from Dublin: €70-€220
Accommodation: €40 – €140
Food: €8.50 for a nice dinner, €2.50 for a cheap local lunch
What to See and Do:

  • Go out for a night out of drinking at the “Ruin Pubs” – cool and funky nightlife spots that are set within industrial buildings and abandoned warehouses.
  • Visit the stunning Fisherman’s Bastion, The building has been compared to a fairy tale castle, the views on offer are nearly as breathtaking as the castle.

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7. Istanbul, Turkey

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Istanbul is an elegant city overflowing with history and it offers many fascinating ancient buildings and bustling marketplaces to explore.

Flight from Dublin: €140-€330
Accommodation: €30-€110
Food: €10 for dinner, €3 for a budget lunch
What to See and Do:

  • Go shopping in the maze-like Grand Bazaar, where you will find a wide range of products including carpets, clothing, jewellery, spices and much more.
  • Gaze at the gorgeous architecture of the Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

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6. Fuerteventura, Spain

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Fuerteventura is a great option for an affordable sunshine getaway, boasting stunning volcanic landscapes, beautiful beaches, wind surfing and kite surfing.
Flight from Dublin: €150-€200
Accommodation: €30-€100
Food: €14 for dinner, €6 for a cheap local lunch
What to See and Do:

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5. Lisbon, Portugal

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Wander through the winding streets and narrow cobblestone alleys of Lisbon and enjoy the wonderful art scene, fascinating history, delicious food and much more.
Flight from Dublin: €60-€210
Accommodation: €30-€140
Food: €14 for a nice dinner, €7 for a cheap local lunch
What to See and Do:

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4. Zagreb, Croatia

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The capital city of Croatia is a medieval old city that is filled with museums, theatres, cinemas, art galleries and charming cafes – perfect for meandering.

Flight from Dublin: €190-€310
Accommodation: €20-€110
Food: €7 for dinner, €3 for a budget lunch
What to See and Do:

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3. Prague, Czech Republic

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Take a cultural city break in Prague, a beautiful city filled with medieval architecture, fine dining, art, music and much more.

Flight from Dublin: €80-€210
Accommodation: €30-€110
Food: €10 for a nice dinner, €4.50 for a cheap local lunch
What to See and Do:

  • Take a walk along the Charles Bridge and listen to the music of the buskers while admiring the handicrafts of the local artisans.
  • Check out the gorgeous architecture of Prague Castle, which is the world’s biggest ancient castle.

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2. Krakow, Poland

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Krakow is one of Poland’s oldest cities and it is a fascinating destination for history lovers.
Flight from Dublin: €90-€210
Accommodation: €20-€105
Food: €11.50 for dinner, €2.50 for a cheap local lunch
What to See and Do:

  • Take a historic walking tour through the central area of the city.
  • Check out the beautiful architecture of Wawel Castle, which is thought to be one of the most stunning castles in Central Europe.

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1. Sofia, Bulgaria

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Sofia is one of the oldest cities in Europe and it is visually stunning, with many elegant orthodox churches and ancient ruins.
Flight from Dublin: €160-€370
Typical Accommodation Price: €14-€70
Typical Food Price: €11.50 for dinner, €2 for a cheap local lunch
What to See and Do:

  • Take a trip to the beautiful Vitosha, a mountain nearby that is ideal for skiing in the winter season and hiking in the summer months.
  • Go on a pub crawl to get a taste of Sofia’s nightlife.

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