Cheap European holidays

Europe is a continent not exactly known for rock-bottom prices.  However, not all cities are made equal.  These three European gems will provide great value for you and your family.

Bruges, Belgium

Bruges is a wonderful city for walkers.  Chalk-full of canals, there is rarely a time when you won’t be awestruck by the view in front of you.  For some reason, this city is often overlooked by many tourists.  There is no doubt Bruges is among the best of the cheapest holiday destinations in Europe.  It is also fairly easy to get to, as it is only about 3-4 hours from London, Paris, and Amsterdam, and only an hour from Brussels by train.  The city is well-known for its Gothic architecture.  World-famous chocolate is sure to tempt any foodie while on vacation in Belgium as well. (Not to be confused with the Granada in Nicaragua).

Granada, Spain

Granada is often overlooked in Spain due to cities like Madrid, Barcelona, and Seville.  However, this wonderful city has a major sight going for it: La Alhambra.  This massive complex is called a “palace city”, and is part castle/part monument/part garden/part temple.  The views in the complex and from on top of the complex are absolutely breathtaking.  The whole area takes many hours to sift through, so be sure to allow ample time for exploring.  Apart from La Alhambra, Granada is an extremely walkable city full of shops and tapas bars. It feels like no one is ever working because of the massive amount of people just sitting around enjoying life outside in the parks.  For a taste of Spain, go to a tapas restaurant and drink some Spanish wine.

Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn isn’t the cheapest holiday destination, but it is quite a bit more affordable than a city like London or Rome. Staying in budget accommodation will allow you to spend more money on great food and attractions.   Tallinn is known for its stunning architecture and cool monuments. There are a number of view platforms that are great for viewing the city in a different light.  Be sure to head to the one on Toompea hill and bask in the picturesque views.  Tallinn food is quite different than food Westerners are used to, so be a little daring and try some marinated eel or jellied meat. I advise going to Tallinn sooner rather than later, because tourism is up and coming very fast.

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