A trip to Europe doesn’t have to break the bank. Visiting Europe in the off-season can help you save money, with the continent quieter between peak tourism months. And even Europe’s famously expensive places—London and Paris come to mind—offer tons of free things to do and see. If you’re traveling on a budget, here are nine of the most affordable places to visit in Europe on tour with us.
(Need help with budgeting for travel? We’ve got tips for making your dream trip more affordable than ever. Wondering when and where to travel to get the most bang for your buck? We’ve got a month-by-month breakdown of where to go if you’re craving savings.)
Just walking through the cobblestone streets of Florence feels like exploring a museum, which makes it one of the most popular European cities among travelers. We even have a weeklong Florence City Stay tour, which is just the thing for travelers hoping to take a shorter trip on a budget. No matter how long you stay in the city, here are some of the best free things to do in Florence.
London can be an expensive city to visit, but it doesn’t have to be—especially if you’re on a shorter trip like our weeklong London City Stay tour. Make the most of your free time and take advantage of the British capital’s free cultural offerings.
Visiting Rome in the off-season will help you save money and avoid the throngs of travelers that crowd the city’s iconic sights in the summertime. Many of Rome’s most famous sites are absolutely free, too, which makes it one of the best places to travel on a budget on tour with us.
Yes, Paris is notoriously expensive for travelers, and it may not immediately come to mind when you think of affordable destinations. But the city’s historic beauty can be experienced on foot—and walking, as we all know, is free. Plus, if a shorter French adventure is up your alley, then our weeklong Paris City Stay tour will let you dive into the city’s top sites in just a week (and on a budget!).
Portugal doesn’t yet have the cachet among travelers, like say France or Italy does, which means it’s less crowded and less expensive. It offers similarly beautiful coastlines, vibrant cities, and fantastic food, which make it one of the best affordable places to visit in Europe. Here are some of the top inexpensive things to do during free time.
Between Edinburgh’s free museums and the freedom of the Scottish Highlands, Scotland is rich with opportunities for those traveling the country on a budget. Here are some of the best free things to do while exploring these affordable destinations.
Eastern Europe might not be as inexpensive as it once was, but its major cities are small enough to be walkable, making it easy to see the best of the region on a budget.
When you think of la dolce vita, you might be picturing Sicily. With so many free historic and natural sites, it’s a great place to travel on a budget. Get excited for your trip with our Sicily Travel Guide, and read on for some of the top free things to do while exploring the island on tour.
Greece is filled with world-class cultural and historic sites, but Athens is much less expensive than similarly famous European capitals, making it an ideal destination for those looking to travel on a budget. Here are some of the top free things to do in Athens.
P.S. You can book your tour of Europe for only $99 down with AutoPay, and kick back for 60 days before your first interest-free payment! Lock in your lowest price today, and pay for your Go Ahead trip on your own schedule.