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How To Travel Through Europe And Not Break The Bank

savoo.co.uk How to TRAVEL THROUGH EUROPE ) and NOT BREAK THE BANK Financing a Euro-trip can be costly-that's why taking the time to plan out ways to save money and not break the bank is crucial. Here we look at various ways a Euro traveler can save funds-and get the best experience possible at the same time. The Basics PLUYM PUBLIC FUNDS HOHIBITE PUBLIC FUNDS PROHIBITED IMMIGRATION HEATHRO Hostels Avoiding the tours Eating/Drinking Out Hostels-you've heard about them. When possible use them. A lot of times staying in a hostel can be 80% cheaper than a hotel, especially in expensive countries like Italy. Additionally, they can be booked in advance. It comes highly recommended that you avoid booking tours ahead of time or at all. Unless you can find a local tourist guide at the point of interest then a great way to save money is to visit popular sites, but stay away from tours that will typically rip you off and slow you down. Prices are cheaper at lunch, so eat your largest meal then. When you eat at local restaurants that are just outside of hot tourist spots you'll find cheaper and better food. Nice day outside? Going to a local grocery store and getting supplies for a picnic can make for an inexpensive and enjoyable meal (just remember that you'll often need to weigh fruits and veggies before you get to the counter.) Tip: Don't be deterred by your age. XTip: Among other cities around Europe, Paris has a surprising amount While some hostels do restrict their accommodations to people under 26, there are others that do not. of free museums. XTip: Eating dinners in university districts, which cater to starving students, is recommended by city natives. Getting Around Entrées/Entradas Visas. 1STi (3181) IMMIGRA IMNRATION FFICE 04 BLIN AIRPOR CHANNEL TUNNEE Flying economically Trains and light rail City Buses and Metro Transportation in Europe tends to be efficient, cheap and safe. Additionally, Europe has a long history of utilizing trains for transport. Best of all with no cabin pressure, rare delays and central city stations, train travel in Europe can be less frustrating and more comfortable than flying, a perfect recipe for recouping after a long day of sightseeing. Buses and the Tube will get you just about anywhere you need to go in London-even back and forth from Heathrow. But Flying around Europe has never been easier or more cost effective. CheapoAir and RyanAir both offer extremely inexpensive fares around Europe. They may not always go into a city's central airport or have the most leg room, but the prices are less than a fifth of the cost of standard commercial airlines. London isn't the only city with an inexpensive option like this, many other cities, like Paris, Rome, and Madrid, have metro systems of their own. Additionally many cities across Europe are experimenting with bike share programs where one can rent bikes at very low rates at different locations. Paris' bike share Tip: Did you know that it is cheaper program is said to be the largest in the world with over 17,000 bikes available. to fly from London to anywhere in Ireland (10 pounds) than it is to eat dinner at your favorite pizza restaurant? XTip: when traveling through Europe for an extended period of time, you may not want to miss all the beautiful scenery from the air. If so, you can obtain a Eurail Tip: In most major popular tourist cities you can obtain a 2, 3, 5, or however long, day passes. Taxis are a rip off and you can save a quarter the price of a taxi by traveling around cities on the local bus systems. pass for 15 days up to 3 months, and prices start at £300. How to get the best exchange rates? 5 ways to exchange: 2. 3. 4. > 5. In times when you might be caught with no ATMS around or an establishment that takes a card, you can always exchange your home country's currency or traveler's checks. When doing so use Another good option- The best tip for obtaining cash while traveling is to use your bank's debit card at an ATM upon arrival. Even paying a surcharge, you'll save over exchanging in before traveling to Europe. You are better off making a few big withdrawals than Finally, make sure you don't end up with a lot of foreign currency at the end of your trip. Money will go to waste if this happens because you will have to pay to convert. And most places will exchange only paper Avoid converting money before you leave your home country. The advantage, of course, would be convenience: which can sometimes be cheaper than using a debit card at a bank-is getting a credit card with no foreign transaction fee. The percentage usually costs less than taking money out of the bank, and can be good for paying for hostels, hotels, and meals when accepted. you'd arrive in Europe with local currency in your pocket. So what's the catch? According to a bank. Hotels and Ed Perkins, consumer exchange kiosks will just about always give you worse exchange rates. money, not coins. You don't want to have to travel advocate for the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA), you'll almost always stopping every time you need cab fare. return home with a ton of useless loose change rolling around. get a terrible exchange rate. OO TripAdvisor's... Best Bargain European Cities: Most Expensive European Cities: European Cities with the Most Friendly and Helpful Locals: %24 1. PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC 1. LONDON, ENGLAND 2. BUDAPEST, HUNGARY 2. PARIS, FRANCE 1. DUBLIN, IRELAND 3. LISBON, PORTUGAL 3. ROME, ITALY 2. AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS 3. LONDON, ENGLAND SOURCES: TRAVELANDLEISURE.COM | EURAIL.COM | MONEYCENTRAL.MSN.COM | TRIPADVISOR.COM savoo.co.uk How to TRAVEL THROUGH EUROPE ) and NOT BREAK THE BANK Financing a Euro-trip can be costly-that's why taking the time to plan out ways to save money and not break the bank is crucial. Here we look at various ways a Euro traveler can save funds-and get the best experience possible at the same time. The Basics PLUYM PUBLIC FUNDS HOHIBITE PUBLIC FUNDS PROHIBITED IMMIGRATION HEATHRO Hostels Avoiding the tours Eating/Drinking Out Hostels-you've heard about them. When possible use them. A lot of times staying in a hostel can be 80% cheaper than a hotel, especially in expensive countries like Italy. Additionally, they can be booked in advance. It comes highly recommended that you avoid booking tours ahead of time or at all. Unless you can find a local tourist guide at the point of interest then a great way to save money is to visit popular sites, but stay away from tours that will typically rip you off and slow you down. Prices are cheaper at lunch, so eat your largest meal then. When you eat at local restaurants that are just outside of hot tourist spots you'll find cheaper and better food. Nice day outside? Going to a local grocery store and getting supplies for a picnic can make for an inexpensive and enjoyable meal (just remember that you'll often need to weigh fruits and veggies before you get to the counter.) Tip: Don't be deterred by your age. XTip: Among other cities around Europe, Paris has a surprising amount While some hostels do restrict their accommodations to people under 26, there are others that do not. of free museums. XTip: Eating dinners in university districts, which cater to starving students, is recommended by city natives. Getting Around Entrées/Entradas Visas. 1STi (3181) IMMIGRA IMNRATION FFICE 04 BLIN AIRPOR CHANNEL TUNNEE Flying economically Trains and light rail City Buses and Metro Transportation in Europe tends to be efficient, cheap and safe. Additionally, Europe has a long history of utilizing trains for transport. Best of all with no cabin pressure, rare delays and central city stations, train travel in Europe can be less frustrating and more comfortable than flying, a perfect recipe for recouping after a long day of sightseeing. Buses and the Tube will get you just about anywhere you need to go in London-even back and forth from Heathrow. But Flying around Europe has never been easier or more cost effective. CheapoAir and RyanAir both offer extremely inexpensive fares around Europe. They may not always go into a city's central airport or have the most leg room, but the prices are less than a fifth of the cost of standard commercial airlines. London isn't the only city with an inexpensive option like this, many other cities, like Paris, Rome, and Madrid, have metro systems of their own. Additionally many cities across Europe are experimenting with bike share programs where one can rent bikes at very low rates at different locations. Paris' bike share Tip: Did you know that it is cheaper program is said to be the largest in the world with over 17,000 bikes available. to fly from London to anywhere in Ireland (10 pounds) than it is to eat dinner at your favorite pizza restaurant? XTip: when traveling through Europe for an extended period of time, you may not want to miss all the beautiful scenery from the air. If so, you can obtain a Eurail Tip: In most major popular tourist cities you can obtain a 2, 3, 5, or however long, day passes. Taxis are a rip off and you can save a quarter the price of a taxi by traveling around cities on the local bus systems. pass for 15 days up to 3 months, and prices start at £300. How to get the best exchange rates? 5 ways to exchange: 1. > 2. 3. 4. > 5. In times when you might be caught with no ATMS around or an establishment that takes a card, you can always exchange your home country's currency or traveler's checks. When doing so use Another good option- The best tip for obtaining cash while traveling is to use your bank's debit card at an ATM upon arrival. Even paying a surcharge, you'll save over exchanging in before traveling to Europe. You are better off making a few big withdrawals than Finally, make sure you don't end up with a lot of foreign currency at the end of your trip. Money will go to waste if this happens because you will have to pay to convert. And most places will exchange only paper Avoid converting money before you leave your home country. The advantage, of course, would be convenience: which can sometimes be cheaper than using a debit card at a bank-is getting a credit card with no foreign transaction fee. The percentage usually costs less than taking money out of the bank, and can be good for paying for hostels, hotels, and meals when accepted. you'd arrive in Europe with local currency in your pocket. So what's the catch? According to a bank. Hotels and Ed Perkins, consumer exchange kiosks will just about always give you worse exchange rates. money, not coins. You don't want to have to travel advocate for the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA), you'll almost always stopping every time you need cab fare. return home with a ton of useless loose change rolling around. get a terrible exchange rate. OO TripAdvisor's... Best Bargain European Cities: Most Expensive European Cities: European Cities with the Most Friendly and Helpful Locals: %24 1. PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC 1. LONDON, ENGLAND 2. BUDAPEST, HUNGARY 2. PARIS, FRANCE 1. DUBLIN, IRELAND 3. LISBON, PORTUGAL 3. ROME, ITALY 2. AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS 3. LONDON, ENGLAND SOURCES: TRAVELANDLEISURE.COM | EURAIL.COM | MONEYCENTRAL.MSN.COM | TRIPADVISOR.COM savoo.co.uk How to TRAVEL THROUGH EUROPE ) and NOT BREAK THE BANK Financing a Euro-trip can be costly-that's why taking the time to plan out ways to save money and not break the bank is crucial. Here we look at various ways a Euro traveler can save funds-and get the best experience possible at the same time. The Basics PLUYM PUBLIC FUNDS HOHIBITE PUBLIC FUNDS PROHIBITED IMMIGRATION HEATHRO Hostels Avoiding the tours Eating/Drinking Out Hostels-you've heard about them. When possible use them. A lot of times staying in a hostel can be 80% cheaper than a hotel, especially in expensive countries like Italy. Additionally, they can be booked in advance. It comes highly recommended that you avoid booking tours ahead of time or at all. Unless you can find a local tourist guide at the point of interest then a great way to save money is to visit popular sites, but stay away from tours that will typically rip you off and slow you down. Prices are cheaper at lunch, so eat your largest meal then. When you eat at local restaurants that are just outside of hot tourist spots you'll find cheaper and better food. Nice day outside? Going to a local grocery store and getting supplies for a picnic can make for an inexpensive and enjoyable meal (just remember that you'll often need to weigh fruits and veggies before you get to the counter.) Tip: Don't be deterred by your age. XTip: Among other cities around Europe, Paris has a surprising amount While some hostels do restrict their accommodations to people under 26, there are others that do not. of free museums. XTip: Eating dinners in university districts, which cater to starving students, is recommended by city natives. Getting Around Entrées/Entradas Visas. 1STi (3181) IMMIGRA IMNRATION FFICE 04 BLIN AIRPOR CHANNEL TUNNEE Flying economically Trains and light rail City Buses and Metro Transportation in Europe tends to be efficient, cheap and safe. Additionally, Europe has a long history of utilizing trains for transport. Best of all with no cabin pressure, rare delays and central city stations, train travel in Europe can be less frustrating and more comfortable than flying, a perfect recipe for recouping after a long day of sightseeing. Buses and the Tube will get you just about anywhere you need to go in London-even back and forth from Heathrow. But Flying around Europe has never been easier or more cost effective. CheapoAir and RyanAir both offer extremely inexpensive fares around Europe. They may not always go into a city's central airport or have the most leg room, but the prices are less than a fifth of the cost of standard commercial airlines. London isn't the only city with an inexpensive option like this, many other cities, like Paris, Rome, and Madrid, have metro systems of their own. Additionally many cities across Europe are experimenting with bike share programs where one can rent bikes at very low rates at different locations. Paris' bike share Tip: Did you know that it is cheaper program is said to be the largest in the world with over 17,000 bikes available. to fly from London to anywhere in Ireland (10 pounds) than it is to eat dinner at your favorite pizza restaurant? XTip: when traveling through Europe for an extended period of time, you may not want to miss all the beautiful scenery from the air. If so, you can obtain a Eurail Tip: In most major popular tourist cities you can obtain a 2, 3, 5, or however long, day passes. Taxis are a rip off and you can save a quarter the price of a taxi by traveling around cities on the local bus systems. pass for 15 days up to 3 months, and prices start at £300. How to get the best exchange rates? 5 ways to exchange: 1. > 2. 3. 4. > 5. In times when you might be caught with no ATMS around or an establishment that takes a card, you can always exchange your home country's currency or traveler's checks. When doing so use Another good option- The best tip for obtaining cash while traveling is to use your bank's debit card at an ATM upon arrival. Even paying a surcharge, you'll save over exchanging in before traveling to Europe. You are better off making a few big withdrawals than Finally, make sure you don't end up with a lot of foreign currency at the end of your trip. Money will go to waste if this happens because you will have to pay to convert. And most places will exchange only paper Avoid converting money before you leave your home country. The advantage, of course, would be convenience: which can sometimes be cheaper than using a debit card at a bank-is getting a credit card with no foreign transaction fee. The percentage usually costs less than taking money out of the bank, and can be good for paying for hostels, hotels, and meals when accepted. you'd arrive in Europe with local currency in your pocket. So what's the catch? According to a bank. Hotels and Ed Perkins, consumer exchange kiosks will just about always give you worse exchange rates. money, not coins. You don't want to have to travel advocate for the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA), you'll almost always stopping every time you need cab fare. return home with a ton of useless loose change rolling around. get a terrible exchange rate. OO TripAdvisor's... Best Bargain European Cities: Most Expensive European Cities: European Cities with the Most Friendly and Helpful Locals: %24 1. PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC 1. LONDON, ENGLAND 2. BUDAPEST, HUNGARY 2. PARIS, FRANCE 1. DUBLIN, IRELAND 3. LISBON, PORTUGAL 3. ROME, ITALY 2. AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS 3. LONDON, ENGLAND SOURCES: TRAVELANDLEISURE.COM | EURAIL.COM | MONEYCENTRAL.MSN.COM | TRIPADVISOR.COM savoo.co.uk How to TRAVEL THROUGH EUROPE ) and NOT BREAK THE BANK Financing a Euro-trip can be costly-that's why taking the time to plan out ways to save money and not break the bank is crucial. Here we look at various ways a Euro traveler can save funds-and get the best experience possible at the same time. The Basics PLUYM PUBLIC FUNDS HOHIBITE PUBLIC FUNDS PROHIBITED IMMIGRATION HEATHRO Hostels Avoiding the tours Eating/Drinking Out Hostels-you've heard about them. When possible use them. A lot of times staying in a hostel can be 80% cheaper than a hotel, especially in expensive countries like Italy. Additionally, they can be booked in advance. It comes highly recommended that you avoid booking tours ahead of time or at all. Unless you can find a local tourist guide at the point of interest then a great way to save money is to visit popular sites, but stay away from tours that will typically rip you off and slow you down. Prices are cheaper at lunch, so eat your largest meal then. When you eat at local restaurants that are just outside of hot tourist spots you'll find cheaper and better food. Nice day outside? Going to a local grocery store and getting supplies for a picnic can make for an inexpensive and enjoyable meal (just remember that you'll often need to weigh fruits and veggies before you get to the counter.) Tip: Don't be deterred by your age. XTip: Among other cities around Europe, Paris has a surprising amount While some hostels do restrict their accommodations to people under 26, there are others that do not. of free museums. XTip: Eating dinners in university districts, which cater to starving students, is recommended by city natives. Getting Around Entrées/Entradas Visas. 1STi (3181) IMMIGRA IMNRATION FFICE 04 BLIN AIRPOR CHANNEL TUNNEE Flying economically Trains and light rail City Buses and Metro Transportation in Europe tends to be efficient, cheap and safe. Additionally, Europe has a long history of utilizing trains for transport. Best of all with no cabin pressure, rare delays and central city stations, train travel in Europe can be less frustrating and more comfortable than flying, a perfect recipe for recouping after a long day of sightseeing. Buses and the Tube will get you just about anywhere you need to go in London-even back and forth from Heathrow. But Flying around Europe has never been easier or more cost effective. CheapoAir and RyanAir both offer extremely inexpensive fares around Europe. They may not always go into a city's central airport or have the most leg room, but the prices are less than a fifth of the cost of standard commercial airlines. London isn't the only city with an inexpensive option like this, many other cities, like Paris, Rome, and Madrid, have metro systems of their own. Additionally many cities across Europe are experimenting with bike share programs where one can rent bikes at very low rates at different locations. Paris' bike share Tip: Did you know that it is cheaper program is said to be the largest in the world with over 17,000 bikes available. to fly from London to anywhere in Ireland (10 pounds) than it is to eat dinner at your favorite pizza restaurant? XTip: when traveling through Europe for an extended period of time, you may not want to miss all the beautiful scenery from the air. If so, you can obtain a Eurail Tip: In most major popular tourist cities you can obtain a 2, 3, 5, or however long, day passes. Taxis are a rip off and you can save a quarter the price of a taxi by traveling around cities on the local bus systems. pass for 15 days up to 3 months, and prices start at £300. How to get the best exchange rates? 5 ways to exchange: 1. > 2. 3. 4. > 5. In times when you might be caught with no ATMS around or an establishment that takes a card, you can always exchange your home country's currency or traveler's checks. When doing so use Another good option- The best tip for obtaining cash while traveling is to use your bank's debit card at an ATM upon arrival. Even paying a surcharge, you'll save over exchanging in before traveling to Europe. You are better off making a few big withdrawals than Finally, make sure you don't end up with a lot of foreign currency at the end of your trip. Money will go to waste if this happens because you will have to pay to convert. And most places will exchange only paper Avoid converting money before you leave your home country. The advantage, of course, would be convenience: which can sometimes be cheaper than using a debit card at a bank-is getting a credit card with no foreign transaction fee. The percentage usually costs less than taking money out of the bank, and can be good for paying for hostels, hotels, and meals when accepted. you'd arrive in Europe with local currency in your pocket. So what's the catch? According to a bank. Hotels and Ed Perkins, consumer exchange kiosks will just about always give you worse exchange rates. money, not coins. You don't want to have to travel advocate for the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA), you'll almost always stopping every time you need cab fare. return home with a ton of useless loose change rolling around. get a terrible exchange rate. OO TripAdvisor's... Best Bargain European Cities: Most Expensive European Cities: European Cities with the Most Friendly and Helpful Locals: %24 1. PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC 1. LONDON, ENGLAND 2. BUDAPEST, HUNGARY 2. PARIS, FRANCE 1. DUBLIN, IRELAND 3. LISBON, PORTUGAL 3. ROME, ITALY 2. AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS 3. LONDON, ENGLAND SOURCES: TRAVELANDLEISURE.COM | EURAIL.COM | MONEYCENTRAL.MSN.COM | TRIPADVISOR.COM savoo.co.uk How to TRAVEL THROUGH EUROPE ) and NOT BREAK THE BANK Financing a Euro-trip can be costly-that's why taking the time to plan out ways to save money and not break the bank is crucial. Here we look at various ways a Euro traveler can save funds-and get the best experience possible at the same time. The Basics PLUYM PUBLIC FUNDS HOHIBITE PUBLIC FUNDS PROHIBITED IMMIGRATION HEATHRO Hostels Avoiding the tours Eating/Drinking Out Hostels-you've heard about them. When possible use them. A lot of times staying in a hostel can be 80% cheaper than a hotel, especially in expensive countries like Italy. Additionally, they can be booked in advance. It comes highly recommended that you avoid booking tours ahead of time or at all. Unless you can find a local tourist guide at the point of interest then a great way to save money is to visit popular sites, but stay away from tours that will typically rip you off and slow you down. Prices are cheaper at lunch, so eat your largest meal then. When you eat at local restaurants that are just outside of hot tourist spots you'll find cheaper and better food. Nice day outside? Going to a local grocery store and getting supplies for a picnic can make for an inexpensive and enjoyable meal (just remember that you'll often need to weigh fruits and veggies before you get to the counter.) Tip: Don't be deterred by your age. XTip: Among other cities around Europe, Paris has a surprising amount While some hostels do restrict their accommodations to people under 26, there are others that do not. of free museums. XTip: Eating dinners in university districts, which cater to starving students, is recommended by city natives. Getting Around Entrées/Entradas Visas. 1STi (3181) IMMIGRA IMNRATION FFICE 04 BLIN AIRPOR CHANNEL TUNNEE Flying economically Trains and light rail City Buses and Metro Transportation in Europe tends to be efficient, cheap and safe. Additionally, Europe has a long history of utilizing trains for transport. Best of all with no cabin pressure, rare delays and central city stations, train travel in Europe can be less frustrating and more comfortable than flying, a perfect recipe for recouping after a long day of sightseeing. Buses and the Tube will get you just about anywhere you need to go in London-even back and forth from Heathrow. But Flying around Europe has never been easier or more cost effective. CheapoAir and RyanAir both offer extremely inexpensive fares around Europe. They may not always go into a city's central airport or have the most leg room, but the prices are less than a fifth of the cost of standard commercial airlines. London isn't the only city with an inexpensive option like this, many other cities, like Paris, Rome, and Madrid, have metro systems of their own. Additionally many cities across Europe are experimenting with bike share programs where one can rent bikes at very low rates at different locations. Paris' bike share Tip: Did you know that it is cheaper program is said to be the largest in the world with over 17,000 bikes available. to fly from London to anywhere in Ireland (10 pounds) than it is to eat dinner at your favorite pizza restaurant? XTip: when traveling through Europe for an extended period of time, you may not want to miss all the beautiful scenery from the air. If so, you can obtain a Eurail Tip: In most major popular tourist cities you can obtain a 2, 3, 5, or however long, day passes. Taxis are a rip off and you can save a quarter the price of a taxi by traveling around cities on the local bus systems. pass for 15 days up to 3 months, and prices start at £300. How to get the best exchange rates? 5 ways to exchange: 1. > 2. 3. 4. > 5. In times when you might be caught with no ATMS around or an establishment that takes a card, you can always exchange your home country's currency or traveler's checks. When doing so use Another good option- The best tip for obtaining cash while traveling is to use your bank's debit card at an ATM upon arrival. Even paying a surcharge, you'll save over exchanging in before traveling to Europe. You are better off making a few big withdrawals than Finally, make sure you don't end up with a lot of foreign currency at the end of your trip. Money will go to waste if this happens because you will have to pay to convert. And most places will exchange only paper Avoid converting money before you leave your home country. The advantage, of course, would be convenience: which can sometimes be cheaper than using a debit card at a bank-is getting a credit card with no foreign transaction fee. The percentage usually costs less than taking money out of the bank, and can be good for paying for hostels, hotels, and meals when accepted. you'd arrive in Europe with local currency in your pocket. So what's the catch? According to a bank. Hotels and Ed Perkins, consumer exchange kiosks will just about always give you worse exchange rates. money, not coins. You don't want to have to travel advocate for the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA), you'll almost always stopping every time you need cab fare. return home with a ton of useless loose change rolling around. get a terrible exchange rate. OO TripAdvisor's... Best Bargain European Cities: Most Expensive European Cities: European Cities with the Most Friendly and Helpful Locals: %24 1. PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC 1. LONDON, ENGLAND 2. BUDAPEST, HUNGARY 2. PARIS, FRANCE 1. DUBLIN, IRELAND 3. LISBON, PORTUGAL 3. ROME, ITALY 2. AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS 3. LONDON, ENGLAND SOURCES: TRAVELANDLEISURE.COM | EURAIL.COM | MONEYCENTRAL.MSN.COM | TRIPADVISOR.COM savoo.co.uk How to TRAVEL THROUGH EUROPE ) and NOT BREAK THE BANK Financing a Euro-trip can be costly-that's why taking the time to plan out ways to save money and not break the bank is crucial. Here we look at various ways a Euro traveler can save funds-and get the best experience possible at the same time. The Basics PLUYM PUBLIC FUNDS HOHIBITE PUBLIC FUNDS PROHIBITED IMMIGRATION HEATHRO Hostels Avoiding the tours Eating/Drinking Out Hostels-you've heard about them. When possible use them. A lot of times staying in a hostel can be 80% cheaper than a hotel, especially in expensive countries like Italy. Additionally, they can be booked in advance. It comes highly recommended that you avoid booking tours ahead of time or at all. Unless you can find a local tourist guide at the point of interest then a great way to save money is to visit popular sites, but stay away from tours that will typically rip you off and slow you down. Prices are cheaper at lunch, so eat your largest meal then. When you eat at local restaurants that are just outside of hot tourist spots you'll find cheaper and better food. Nice day outside? Going to a local grocery store and getting supplies for a picnic can make for an inexpensive and enjoyable meal (just remember that you'll often need to weigh fruits and veggies before you get to the counter.) Tip: Don't be deterred by your age. XTip: Among other cities around Europe, Paris has a surprising amount While some hostels do restrict their accommodations to people under 26, there are others that do not. of free museums. XTip: Eating dinners in university districts, which cater to starving students, is recommended by city natives. Getting Around Entrées/Entradas Visas. 1STi (3181) IMMIGRA IMNRATION FFICE 04 BLIN AIRPOR CHANNEL TUNNEE Flying economically Trains and light rail City Buses and Metro Transportation in Europe tends to be efficient, cheap and safe. Additionally, Europe has a long history of utilizing trains for transport. Best of all with no cabin pressure, rare delays and central city stations, train travel in Europe can be less frustrating and more comfortable than flying, a perfect recipe for recouping after a long day of sightseeing. Buses and the Tube will get you just about anywhere you need to go in London-even back and forth from Heathrow. But Flying around Europe has never been easier or more cost effective. CheapoAir and RyanAir both offer extremely inexpensive fares around Europe. They may not always go into a city's central airport or have the most leg room, but the prices are less than a fifth of the cost of standard commercial airlines. London isn't the only city with an inexpensive option like this, many other cities, like Paris, Rome, and Madrid, have metro systems of their own. Additionally many cities across Europe are experimenting with bike share programs where one can rent bikes at very low rates at different locations. Paris' bike share Tip: Did you know that it is cheaper program is said to be the largest in the world with over 17,000 bikes available. to fly from London to anywhere in Ireland (10 pounds) than it is to eat dinner at your favorite pizza restaurant? XTip: when traveling through Europe for an extended period of time, you may not want to miss all the beautiful scenery from the air. If so, you can obtain a Eurail Tip: In most major popular tourist cities you can obtain a 2, 3, 5, or however long, day passes. Taxis are a rip off and you can save a quarter the price of a taxi by traveling around cities on the local bus systems. pass for 15 days up to 3 months, and prices start at £300. How to get the best exchange rates? 5 ways to exchange: 1. > 2. 3. 4. > 5. In times when you might be caught with no ATMS around or an establishment that takes a card, you can always exchange your home country's currency or traveler's checks. When doing so use Another good option- The best tip for obtaining cash while traveling is to use your bank's debit card at an ATM upon arrival. Even paying a surcharge, you'll save over exchanging in before traveling to Europe. You are better off making a few big withdrawals than Finally, make sure you don't end up with a lot of foreign currency at the end of your trip. Money will go to waste if this happens because you will have to pay to convert. And most places will exchange only paper Avoid converting money before you leave your home country. The advantage, of course, would be convenience: which can sometimes be cheaper than using a debit card at a bank-is getting a credit card with no foreign transaction fee. The percentage usually costs less than taking money out of the bank, and can be good for paying for hostels, hotels, and meals when accepted. you'd arrive in Europe with local currency in your pocket. So what's the catch? According to a bank. Hotels and Ed Perkins, consumer exchange kiosks will just about always give you worse exchange rates. money, not coins. You don't want to have to travel advocate for the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA), you'll almost always stopping every time you need cab fare. return home with a ton of useless loose change rolling around. get a terrible exchange rate. OO TripAdvisor's... Best Bargain European Cities: Most Expensive European Cities: European Cities with the Most Friendly and Helpful Locals: %24 1. PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC 1. LONDON, ENGLAND 2. BUDAPEST, HUNGARY 2. PARIS, FRANCE 1. DUBLIN, IRELAND 3. LISBON, PORTUGAL 3. ROME, ITALY 2. AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS 3. LONDON, ENGLAND SOURCES: TRAVELANDLEISURE.COM | EURAIL.COM | MONEYCENTRAL.MSN.COM | TRIPADVISOR.COM savoo.co.uk How to TRAVEL THROUGH EUROPE ) and NOT BREAK THE BANK Financing a Euro-trip can be costly-that's why taking the time to plan out ways to save money and not break the bank is crucial. Here we look at various ways a Euro traveler can save funds-and get the best experience possible at the same time. The Basics PLUYM PUBLIC FUNDS HOHIBITE PUBLIC FUNDS PROHIBITED IMMIGRATION HEATHRO Hostels Avoiding the tours Eating/Drinking Out Hostels-you've heard about them. When possible use them. A lot of times staying in a hostel can be 80% cheaper than a hotel, especially in expensive countries like Italy. Additionally, they can be booked in advance. It comes highly recommended that you avoid booking tours ahead of time or at all. Unless you can find a local tourist guide at the point of interest then a great way to save money is to visit popular sites, but stay away from tours that will typically rip you off and slow you down. Prices are cheaper at lunch, so eat your largest meal then. When you eat at local restaurants that are just outside of hot tourist spots you'll find cheaper and better food. Nice day outside? Going to a local grocery store and getting supplies for a picnic can make for an inexpensive and enjoyable meal (just remember that you'll often need to weigh fruits and veggies before you get to the counter.) Tip: Don't be deterred by your age. XTip: Among other cities around Europe, Paris has a surprising amount While some hostels do restrict their accommodations to people under 26, there are others that do not. of free museums. XTip: Eating dinners in university districts, which cater to starving students, is recommended by city natives. Getting Around Entrées/Entradas Visas. 1STi (3181) IMMIGRA IMNRATION FFICE 04 BLIN AIRPOR CHANNEL TUNNEE Flying economically Trains and light rail City Buses and Metro Transportation in Europe tends to be efficient, cheap and safe. Additionally, Europe has a long history of utilizing trains for transport. Best of all with no cabin pressure, rare delays and central city stations, train travel in Europe can be less frustrating and more comfortable than flying, a perfect recipe for recouping after a long day of sightseeing. Buses and the Tube will get you just about anywhere you need to go in London-even back and forth from Heathrow. But Flying around Europe has never been easier or more cost effective. CheapoAir and RyanAir both offer extremely inexpensive fares around Europe. They may not always go into a city's central airport or have the most leg room, but the prices are less than a fifth of the cost of standard commercial airlines. London isn't the only city with an inexpensive option like this, many other cities, like Paris, Rome, and Madrid, have metro systems of their own. Additionally many cities across Europe are experimenting with bike share programs where one can rent bikes at very low rates at different locations. Paris' bike share Tip: Did you know that it is cheaper program is said to be the largest in the world with over 17,000 bikes available. to fly from London to anywhere in Ireland (10 pounds) than it is to eat dinner at your favorite pizza restaurant? XTip: when traveling through Europe for an extended period of time, you may not want to miss all the beautiful scenery from the air. If so, you can obtain a Eurail Tip: In most major popular tourist cities you can obtain a 2, 3, 5, or however long, day passes. Taxis are a rip off and you can save a quarter the price of a taxi by traveling around cities on the local bus systems. pass for 15 days up to 3 months, and prices start at £300. How to get the best exchange rates? 5 ways to exchange: 1. > 2. 3. 4. > 5. In times when you might be caught with no ATMS around or an establishment that takes a card, you can always exchange your home country's currency or traveler's checks. When doing so use Another good option- The best tip for obtaining cash while traveling is to use your bank's debit card at an ATM upon arrival. Even paying a surcharge, you'll save over exchanging in before traveling to Europe. You are better off making a few big withdrawals than Finally, make sure you don't end up with a lot of foreign currency at the end of your trip. Money will go to waste if this happens because you will have to pay to convert. And most places will exchange only paper Avoid converting money before you leave your home country. The advantage, of course, would be convenience: which can sometimes be cheaper than using a debit card at a bank-is getting a credit card with no foreign transaction fee. The percentage usually costs less than taking money out of the bank, and can be good for paying for hostels, hotels, and meals when accepted. you'd arrive in Europe with local currency in your pocket. So what's the catch? According to a bank. Hotels and Ed Perkins, consumer exchange kiosks will just about always give you worse exchange rates. money, not coins. You don't want to have to travel advocate for the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA), you'll almost always stopping every time you need cab fare. return home with a ton of useless loose change rolling around. get a terrible exchange rate. OO TripAdvisor's... Best Bargain European Cities: Most Expensive European Cities: European Cities with the Most Friendly and Helpful Locals: %24 1. PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC 1. LONDON, ENGLAND 2. BUDAPEST, HUNGARY 2. PARIS, FRANCE 1. DUBLIN, IRELAND 3. LISBON, PORTUGAL 3. ROME, ITALY 2. AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS 3. LONDON, ENGLAND SOURCES: TRAVELANDLEISURE.COM | EURAIL.COM | MONEYCENTRAL.MSN.COM | TRIPADVISOR.COM

How To Travel Through Europe And Not Break The Bank

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When people start dreaming of going on a European adventure visions of eating crepes in front of the Eiffel Tower or sipping Espresso in Rome instantly come to mind along with millions of other romant...

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