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Tips on saving money on traveling in Europe

Traveling today is a luxury that fewer and fewer people can afford given the high cost that stays require, in addition to the growing prices of planes and ferries. Taking some steps, however, can save you some money, especially for the younger ones who are best able to fit compared to families with children who certainly demand a bit more. All this is possilbe without sacrificing the quality too! Traveling to Europe with friends will not be difficult, with a special focus on spending so let’s see how you can do that.

The Parthenon, Athens

The Parthenon, Athens

First, you must know where you want to go and how to get there: choosing a destination to be reached should be done with care, taking into account all the aspects that are important to your journey. Consider then the means of transport to be exploited and the duration of the trip to the place, and to choose the location where you want to go, you can do so on the basis of culture or climate.

Once you have chosen the general features, you’ll have to look at what are the available means you have to get there. Remember that looking for low- cost is a must if you want to save money!

La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

Once you’ve booked your flight you will have to choose the accommodation. The hotels or residences, you know, offer comfort but if you really want to save money, especially if you are a large group, it is undoubtedly advisable to rent a vacation home and then split the cost. Also, the fact that you are not bound to have lunch or dinner in the hotel is certainly one way to save money. You have to be strategic in the choice of the area you’ll stay, so that you can get the best out of it without having to move around and use a lot of means of transport that may be expensive.

The Eiffel Tower, Paris

The Eiffel Tower, Paris

In a nutshell, traveling in Europe can be done in a quite inexpensive way only if you spend some time planning everything out. Once you have chosen the place you want to go to, look for a low-cost way to get there and when you do go, choose the place of your stay in a clever way, so that it will be close to the sights you want to see, so that you can save money on the transportation. The best choice you have is renting a house or else a hostel may be good too, as you will split the cost between your friends and yourselves.

The Colosseum, Rome

The Colosseum, Rome

If you don’t want to do everything by yourself you can always turn to the specialized agencies that will follow you throughout the planning of the tour (obviously under a minimal fee), which is useful, for example, as to learn about special promotions or for help in booking flights well in advance, saving further.

By +Nikos Kontorigas

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