There’s a certain pleasure you can get from travelling on a budget. In your attempt to travel on limited funds, you find ways to get the best while spending the least. Europe is a treasure trove of culture and is brimming over with many sites of great historical value. You can sample and savor the cuisines, the wines, and the landscapes. Here are a few places you can visit if you’re planning a trip across Europe.
- All roads lead to Rome – the Capital of the impressive Roman Empire that dominated the ancient world, it is worth a trip to see the ancient Colosseum, where the gladiators competed for the winning position or the Pantheon, a spectacular architectural marvel. Of course, you cannot miss out on the Vatican City and St. Peter’s Basilica which houses some of the world’s finest art and sculptures created by some of the world’s greatest masters.
- London Bridge is falling down – The center of the British Empire that conquered most of the modern known world, London is a metropolitan hub where architectural, historical and cultural wonders are close companions with the steel of the bustling city. Visit Stonehenge, the Tower of London, the Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and Big Ben to name a few.
- Fall in love in Paris – Supposedly the romantic city where people find love, Paris is rich in cultural heritage. You could visit the Eiffel Tower, see the works of art at the Louvre, walk down the Champs Elysees and perhaps look for the hunchback at the Notre Dame.
- Travel back in time in Athens – This is the place which spawned great philosophers, and works of literature in the ancient world. Today there are many historical ruins to feast your eyes on – from the Acropolis to the Parthenon, Athena’s temple to the Odeon of Herodes Atticus. There are winding streets to meander in and cafes by the dozen to feed the hungry visitor. You could stay at hostels like AthenStyle and Athens Backpacker.
- Sightsee at the crossroads of Europe – Prague is a beautiful city that has grown more charming over time, yet also rusted on the edges. The Vltava River winds its way across the city and the historic Charles Bridge stands sentry over the river, guarding the city with its Gothic architecture. You could visit the Old Town with the famous Astronomical Clock and the Gothic Tyn Church. You can stay at the Clown and Beard, which is an old classic of Prague’s hostel scene.
- Live wildly in Amsterdam – Wander through the City’s many museums by day and party like a rock star at night. Lose yourself in the Van Gogh Museum, or see the displays of Dutch Golden Age Art at the Rijksmuseum or the place where Anne Frank wrote her infamous diary. If you want to take a trip down the road of guilty pleasures, you could head to the Red Light District or take a tour round the Heineken Brewery and have a mug or two of beer.
- Visit backpacker friendly Berlin – Ever since its reunification, Berlin has grown to be a hotbed for artists, musicians and people who want to know about Berlin’s turbulent past. Have a bite of Turkish street food; visit the many Museums that cover the Soviet Era, Nazism and WW2. If this turns out to be too heavy, take in the cultural scene in Krezberg, Friedrichshain and Neukölln.
- Sunbathe at Ios – If you’re looking for the sun, sea and sand – then this sun kissed isle off the south coast of Greece may be just the thing for you. This has all the makings of the perfect beach – rolling green hills, with white sand beaches encircled by the blue Mediterranean waters and a great party scene. This is one of the most backpacker friendly places out of its neighbors and if you’re pocket is a little empty, you can still have a great time here. The party scene is mainly at Hora and there are many low budget hotels around. If you wish, you could also go camping.