Think You Can't Afford Europe This Year? These Cities Make It Possible ...


It’s hard to plan your vacations around world currency fluctuations except when there is a sustained stability in particular exchange rates. Right now the dollar is making everything in Europe much more affordable and it looks to continue that way for some time into the future yet. If you have a hankering to go to Europe, 2015 might just be the best year to do it. Here are some of the best cities in Europe where your dollar will give you great value.

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Historians Head to Bucharest, Romania

Historians Head to Bucharest, Romania If you're looking for affordable Europe destinations for less than $50 per night, try historic Bucharest, which lies on the banks of the mighty Dâmbovita River, about 70 km north of the Danube River. Bucharest is an interesting blend of neo-classical, Bauhaus, Art Deco and communist-era architecture, brimming with culture and art. Points of interest: Village Museum, Palace of Parliament, Cotroceni Palace.


Art Lovers Head to St. Petersburg, Russia

Art Lovers Head to St. Petersburg, Russia Next in line for affordable Europe destinations is St. Petersburg in Russia, where you can easily find 3-star accommodation for around $50 per night. St. Petersburg is one of the world's most beautiful cities, founded by Tsar Peter the Great on May 27th, 1703. Points of interest: Neva River cruise, UNESCO World Heritage Site Historic Center of St. Petersburg, the Hermitage, one of the world's greatest art collections.


Learn European History in Sofia, Bulgaria

Learn European History in Sofia, Bulgaria It's easy to find 3-star accommodation for around $45 a night in Sofia, one of the most affordable Europe destinations this summer. A blend of natural beauty and old-world charm make Sofia a wonderful and educational place to visit. Points of interest: Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Orlov Most Square, National Palace of Culture, Saint Sophia Statue, Church of St. George.


Colorful Kiev, Ukraine

Colorful Kiev, Ukraine Kiev offers travelers 3-star accommodation at ca. $46 per night. Although now may not be the best time to visit the Eastern Ukraine due to political unrests, be sure to earmark this affordable European destination for the future. The city's historic colorful houses and monuments are World Heritage Sites and not to be missed. Points of interest: St. Andrew's Church, statue of Bohdan Khmelnytsky, Golden Gate, Kiev Pechersk Lavra.


Nature Lovers Choose Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Nature Lovers Choose Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina For around $50 per day you can stay in 3-star accommodation in beautifully restored Sarajevo. It is more than 10 years since the city was torn to pieces by civil war, but now most of Sarajevo has been restored and it is welcoming tourists with open arms again. Surrounded by dense forests and brimming with alpine lakes encircled by snow-capped peaks of the Dinaric Alps, it's a nature lover's natural choice. Points of interest: boat tour on Miljacka River, Cathedral of Jesus' Heart, Latin Bridge, Emperor's Mosque.


Market Day in Krakow, Poland

Market Day in Krakow, Poland If you love shopping in historic market squares, you'll adore Krakow, which boasts the largest market square in Europe. At an average of $52 per day for overnight accommodation in a 3-star hotel, Krakow is very cheap indeed. 11th century Krakow was one of the very first World Heritage Sites to be chosen by UNESCO, although the city has been a human settlement since the Stone Age. Points of interest: St. Mary's Basilica, St. Peter and Paul Church, Wawel Castle, Main Market Square and Collegium Maius.


Eating Goulash in Budapest, Hungary

Eating Goulash in Budapest, Hungary Since an overnight stay in a 3-star hotel will only cost you $51 per night on average, you can afford to splurge on a genuine dish of goulash in Hungary's capital. One of the most beautiful cities in the world, Budapest is also an incredible affordable Europe destination with regard to eating out, enjoying coffee house culture, tourist attractions and getting around. Points of interest: thermal baths, Liberty Square, House of Terror, St. Stephen's Basilica, Fisherman's Bastion, Margit Bridge, Buda Castle and cruising the Danube River.

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Krakow its awesome, Poland in general is really affordable and beautiful. Bucharest is also cheap but I didn't like it, it's a city that sadly hasn't recovered from war.

I fell in love with Budapest!

The civil war in Bosnia and Herzegovina was 20 years ago, not 10.

I come from Bosnia it's such a beautiful place in summer the temperature can go up to 50 degrees Celsius and in winter temperatures can plummet down to -20 hope this helped!😊

Cool thanks;)

What are some more affordable cities? Not on this list.

P.S. I really recommend Kraków too!! It's like an amazing trip back in time

Philly! Love it👏👏

I live in Sofia :D and i can tell you that if you are looking for a modern city with a long history and a really active and differing life - this city can definitely give you that

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