Just got your tax back and are looking for a cheap getaway? Well, you can’t go wrong by checking out some of these fantastic destinations in Eastern Europe. These cities continuously rank at the top of the polls for some of the cheapest short breaks around, and although you’ll be cutting your costs, you won’t miss out on any of the amazing sights, culture and food!
Here are 5 of the best Eastern European cities to choose from…
Rich in history – although not all of it worth celebrating – Warsaw was virtually destroyed during World War II, but in recent years has had somewhat of a renaissance, attracting travellers from across the world to view its restored and diverse architecture, showing just how far Poland has come as a travel destination.
Although the largest city in Lithuania, it’s relatively small footprint makes it compact enough to see pretty much everything you want to in 48 hours, yet there is still plenty of diversity to satisfy all tastes. The old town – set out just as it was in the middle ages – is great for the curious traveller who likes to wander. One particular highlight is the quirky Uzupis neighbourhood, a self-declared ‘republic’ of artists and free-thinkers where you’ll find a number of good restaurants and bars.
Where once Prague was the Eastern European destination of choice, Budapest seems to have taken its crown in recent years as bargain hunters flock to enjoy one of the most affordable destinations around. With stunning architecture, idyllic green spaces and of course, the beautiful Blue Danube, you’ll barely have to spend a penny with the amount of sights there are to see.
Riga is a fairytale destination with beautiful, colour washed buildings and cobbled streets, yet behind this sedate facade lies a hip, contemporary city with a vibrant, thriving nightlife. Although you may not expect it from an Eastern European city, Riga is only a short drive away from a stunning white sandy beach if you’re after a bit of waterfront relaxation.
Situated on the shimmering waters of the Adriatic Sea, Dubrovnik is one city which attracts millionaires in their luxury yachts as well as bargain hunting holidaymakers who are looking for great value for money. The views of the old town, surrounded by its ancient city walls are simply breathtaking.