Whether you’re a bit of last-minute holiday booker or you’ve got a budget to stick to for your next getaway, you’ll find plenty of locations from Germany to Greece that offer great value for money. Need some inspiration? Check out our six sensational city breaks in Europe ideas below:
Hungary’s gorgeous capital on the banks of the Danube River offers up an abundance of affordable activities for both history buffs and leisure seekers. Flights there tend to be on the budget end, plus many of the city’s most famous attractions – including its thermal spas – are outrageously inexpensive.
Stunning Porto sits on Portugal’s north west coast and it’s a wonderful city for fans of books, amazing architecture, and, of course, its namesake tipple. Explore the colourful port merchants’ houses in the medieval harbour or nip into Livraria Lello, a bookshop whose ornate interiors are thought to have inspired J.K. Rowling’s descriptions of Dumbledore’s Hogwarts office.
Why not combine your city break in Porto with a camping adventure at Camping Orbitur Angeiras 8km from its centre?
Sunny Croatia is packed with amazing cities for an exciting mini break. While Split is up there as one of the most popular, it’s also a good one to visit on a budget thanks to numerous free museums, cheap food markets and affordable accommodation.
You’ll save even more money by picking up a free SplitCard at a tourist information office when you arrive. They give you incredible discounts at bars, restaurants, theatres and many major attractions.
Famed for being the setting of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Verona is undoubtedly one of the most romantic European city break ideas on our list. Take your sweetheart to see the iconic balcony at Juliet’s House on Via Cappello before heading to huge Piazza Bra to take your pick of dozens of pretty cafés and bars.
Verona is additionally a stone’s throw from the Italian Lakes if you fancy some fresh air at one of our Lake Garda campsites.
Found in the heart of Catalonia, Girona is an historic city awash with Gothic churches, medieval masterpieces and Roman ruins. Its Old Quarter is a definite must-see for both its cobbled streets and the gorgeous landscaped gardens that run along its walls. Food is cheaper than in neighbouring Barcelona, plus you’ll find its attractions are much less crowded.
What’s more, Girona is only a short drive from our best Costa Brava campsites if you’re craving some beach time.
Prague has been a popular European city break idea for years thanks to its affordability. While it may not be as cheap as it used to be, you’ll still find it won’t break the bank due to loads of cheap eats, wallet-friendly accommodation (especially off season) and pints for less than £2.
You can also see many of the city’s glorious sights on foot, including the magnificent buildings along Royal Way and the pretty gardens – complete with a maze – at Petřín Hill.