Whether you’re celebrating a special anniversary or you’re simply both in need of some R&R, there are plenty of destinations across Europe ideal for an affordable getaway. From beach retreats to city breaks, here’s some of the best holidays for couples that won’t break the bank.
1. Lisbon, Portugal
Lisbon’s dynamic capital is one of our top destinations for a cheap holiday not only because of the many low-cost flights there from the UK, but because it’s filled with dozens of affordable attractions. Head to the Belem neighbourhood to sample some of the best pasteis de natas in the world and admire masterpieces at Museu Coleção Berardo which offers free entry on Saturdays.
You’ll also find plenty of food and flea markets to wander around in Lisbon’s heart, plus the city sits just a stone’s throw from some truly gorgeous beaches. Save even more money on your trip by camping at the wonderful coastal Camping Orbitur Costa de Caparica that’s a quick half hour drive from the city centre.
2. Corsica, France
Fancy an island escape without having to jet off to the Caribbean? Corsica could be your ideal solution. Located in the middle of the Mediterranean Ocean, it’s an idyllic French island fringed with dozens of picture-perfect coves.
While restaurants can often be pricey, you can save money by choosing a camping holiday that lets you self-cater. Camping Cupulatta sits near the glamorous resort town of Porte Vecchio and minutes from one of the island’s best beaches, while Camping Domaine D’Anghione is a short drive from the historic city of Bastia where you can soak up authentic Corsican culture.
3. Barcelona, Spain
Spain’s second city and the capital of Catalonia, Barcelona is packed with wonderful attractions like the ornate La Sagrada Familia church, the enchanting Park Güell and the bustling Las Ramblas.
Staying in the city itself an be pricey, however, you can make the most of its monuments and the surrounding Costa Blanca coastline by choosing a campsite within driving distance. Check into a deluxe mobile home at Camping El Garrofer in Sitges – a beautiful town to visit in its own right – or stay within minutes of a gorgeous sandy beach at Camping Bella Terra just north of Barcelona.
4. South Holland
With so many great cities to visit in Holland, it can be tricky to choose just one to match your interests. While Amsterdam is famed for its canals and great museums, Rotterdam’s contemporary allures include the Euromast TV tower and its iconic yellow Cube houses.
Make the most of both without paying city prices for accommodation by selecting a campsite in between them. Book yourself into a modern mobile home at Camping Duinrell that’s nestled in picturesque woodland and close to the region’s famous Kinderdijk windmills which date all the way back to 1740.
5. Tuscany, Italy
If you’re searching for the best holidays for couples, Italy is definitely a top location. Traditional romantic spots like Venice and Rome are often on the pricier end of the scale, so why not opt for a camping trip in Tuscany instead?
Visit cities famed for their art like Florence or stay along the coast to make the most of beautiful beaches and sites like the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Enjoy the region’s unrivalled rural scenery by choosing a cheap campsite in Tuscany.