Education, tourism or business... Regardless of your motivation, you can travel inexpensively all Europe by taking some important points into consideration. Here are some tips to help you travel across Europe...
Choose your date effectively
Traveling Europe cheaply begins before hitting the road. Therefore, you should plan your travel carefully in advance. The first step you should take is to choose the right dates. The most preferred travel period for a city is the period when the prices are generally at their peaks. Therefore, you can choose your dates by sacrificing the city’s or country’s characteristics completely. For example, if the summer is the best season for travel a city, you can think about going there in the spring.
In addition, you should buy your plane tickets well in advance and follow mile campaigns. You can be awarded with miles thanks to these campaigns, and you can buy cheap miles in various foreign and Turkish forums.
Search bus companies as well
So, you have reached to Europe, and you need to travel 6-7 hours more to reach the city you want to go. A flight is a good option. However, as we think about how to travel Europe cheaply, you can subdue this thought for a short period. We should say that the bus companies can provide discounted transportation. In addition, you can prefer trains, as well.
Couchsurfing and hostel
We highly recommend that you consider using websites providing free accommodation during your trip such as Couchsurfing. You can meet great people and you can spend nothing. If this does not appeal to you, you can prefer hostels instead of 5-star hotels. You can pay as low as 10 - 20 Euro for the hostels, which are the cheapest accommodation alternatives.
Bargain, bargain, bargain!
Never think that there is a rule about not bargaining in a foreign country. Bargain in all situations!
Prefer banks to change
But why? It is because you can pay high commissions in various change offices. Of course, it is not the same in all countries in Europe. Therefore, compare the differences.
Expenditures for food and drinks
This point is fairly important! If you want to be a “travel-freak”, you should completely utilize the technology. The offline maps are the first option you can use. Before your travel, don’t forget to download supermarkets to your offline map. While you are still in your country, make a brief research and take notes. Thanks to this research, you can prepare 3-4 meals, carry these meals in your backpack and avoid unnecessary expenses.
Put your shopping passion on one side
Try not to buy something unless this thing is an authentic of the country and extremely beautiful. Or your travel can be stressful and you may ask to borrow money from your friends.
Walking is the best!
For a tourist, transportation costs a lot in different cities of Europe. Therefore, if your destination is within the walking distance, just walk! If you can, hire a bike. By doing that, you can make the most of the city’s details and atmosphere.
The Taximeter is matter!
If you have a budget that you can allocate some money to the taxi, we recommend you to be careful with the taximeter! Try not to hail a cab. If you hail, you should check whether the taximeter is opened before you get in the car. If you don’t take these risks, you should call for a taxi.
There are always students discounts all across Europe. You can find student discount across Europe in different cafes, hostels and chain stores. If you are a student, don’t miss this opportunity.
If you feel confident in yourself and have not heard bad stories about the region, you can hitchhike. Hitchhiking’s language is the same in the world, and it is enough to raise your hand. Each hitchhiking leaves a memory behind and you can meet new people. But, if you think that the region which you visit is a dangerous place, do not prefer hitchhiking.
We have an excellent news! Don’t you want to spend your money for open-top bus trip? Then just head to the city center. Don’t forget to look banners and signboards. Volunteers and tourism students in Europe organize free tours. Participating in these tours, you can wander around the city easily.
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