May 23, 2016 wanderpinoy 0Comment

We all dream of a european trip, a place rich of artistry, sophistication and passion. And as a Filipino we get too intimidated of the cost. Europe has its reputation as being lavish and expensive. But it doesn’t have to be a complete budget buster.

Here are the tips on how to travel Europe on a budget:

Airfare Ticket

  • Always book way ahead of time.
  • Subscribe to airline’s newsletter to get promo updates sent to your email address
  • Once seeing a good flight deal, grab it right away.
  • Php 10,731 to get to Europe

Accommodation

  • After flights, accommodation is the biggest cost when travelling; hostels have become more popular choice for the cost-conscious travelers. You have an option to stay in a private or dorm type room. It is also a great way to meet new friends.
  • Stay with your friend or relative’s house to cut expenses
  • Know the available promo and perks from your credit card company. They offer discount on partnered hotels.
  • you can get significantly cheaper prices if you are willing to stay away from the city center
  • You can also try Airbnb, they offer great value
the view outside my hostel in Salzburg
my brazilian roommate in Prague

Food

  • Food in the local supermarket is more inexpensive than in the restaurant or Boulangeries.
  • Limit eating out
  • Cook you own food
beautiful kitchen in Mosaic Hostel, Prague

Transportation

  • Walk as much as you can, but if you can’t then use public transport over taxis.
  • In my 14 days in Europe, the only time I take public transportation is whenever I go to the city from the Airport. I just walk, walk, and walk each day. It may sound strenuous, but that’s the only way I can save some bucks and to enjoy and discover some place. Well, I got weary and my feet hurt badly, but it was worth it.
beautiful town of Cesky Krumlov
the famous red tram in Czech Republic

Internet

  • ALWAYS OPEN your wifi as most of the establishments have free wifi access especially in airports
  • Download offline maps for easy and free navigation
  • Download Skype, Viber, Whatsapp for free phone callss

Attractions  

she enjoys the view of Bratislava
  • All the main museums are free during first Sunday of the month in Paris.
  • There are a lot of free attractcions that you can enjoy. (Going up to the summit of Eiffle will cost you 17euro, but the experience is well worth it.

Join Free walking Tour

my first time to join a free walking tour in Prague
  • Join a free walking tour wherein they will take you in one or more tourist destinations. It’s up to you if you are going to give a tip at the end of the tour

If you have other tips, please do share. Happy travels! 🌏