Travel Hacks for Backpacking in Europe on a Shoe String Budget

Travel Hacks for Backpacking in Europe on a Shoe String Budget

Unarguably one of the most visited countries in the world; Europe was and still is a tourist favorite. Few continents can offer as much as Europe can – beautiful architecture, centuries old culture, highly evolved transport systems and stunning landscapes are just some of the reasons by visitors cannot get enough of this place. Amazing as it is, but Europe is also one of the most expensive places to visit in the world. However, if planned wisely you can save plenty of precious Euros.


Arrange appropriate amounts of forex before flying off is a must - never forget to compare exchange rates of Rupee to Euro.

Amazing as it is, but Europe is also one of the most expensive places to visit in the world. However, if planned wisely you can save plenty of precious Euros. But arranging appropriate amounts of forex before flying off is a must - never forget to compare exchange rates of Rupee to Euro.

These backpacking travel tips will help you visit the continent on a budget.

Eat local

Eating out in the touristic hot stops can burn a serious hole in your pocket. Eat where the locals do, they know the best - it is here that you will sample the best food at the best prices.

Buy your Euros, Pounds or any other foreign currency pertinent to the country you will be visiting well in advance in India to avail of best deals.


Travel Hacks for Backpacking in Europe on a Shoe String Budget

Money matters

Try using cash wherever you can. Although cards are universally accepted in Europe, smaller establishments might not have the infrastructure to accept cards. Buy your Euros, Pounds or any other foreign currency pertinent to the country you will be visiting well in advance in India to avail of best deals. Do carry traveller's cheques and travel cards to spread out the risk of loss and theft.

Couch surf

If you find hotels expensive or just want to save money for other activities then couch surfing is a great option. Not only does it provide a great opportunity to meet new people but it is also very kind on the pocket. Locals offer their homes for visitors to stay for free.

Try to lay your hands on tourist cards issued by local tourism offices that offer deals on all attractions, tours and restaurants the city has to offer.

Get a city tourist card

Try to lay your hands on tourist cards issued by local tourism offices that offer deals on all attractions, tours and restaurants the city has to offer. The card provides free entry and substantial discounts on all the attractions and tours in a city, free local public transportation, and discounts at a few restaurants and shopping malls.

Make the most of free walking tours

Almost all major cities in Europe offer free walking tours. Not only is it a great way to soak in the history and culture of the city but also to meet fellow tourists trying to make the most of the city's treasures at no cost at all.

A rail pass would do you immense good if you plan on traversing the continent. 

Buy a rail pass

Europe has one of the best if not the best rail networks in the world. Most cities, small towns and villages have access to railway. A rail pass would do you immense good if you plan on traversing the continent and save huge on your expenses.

 

External Links:

56 European cities by price: Europe Backpacker Index for 2015:

http://www.priceoftravel.com/1979/european-backpacker-index/

Europe on a budget:

http://www.eurocheapo.com/

Cheap flights in Europe:

http://www.easyjet.com/en/

10 Dec, 2015
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