Cheapest European Trip?

I am getting married in January, and am planning a honeymoon to Europe. I’m going to be leaving on January 10th so the plane tickets will be cheaper anywhere I go after the holidays. What country will have the best bang for my buck in Western Europe? Me and my wife don’t care about anything fancy, we want to see nature and historical sites. Is Switzerland or Sweden worth it?

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  1. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    if you want to save money just cancel the wedding

  2. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Moldova

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      Isnt moldova really unsafe though

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        Only the Ukranian border is bad. As long as you act the same you would in countries like Croatia and Bosnia you'll be fine.

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        Ah frick as long as you stay away from Transinsitria or whatever is called you better off anywhere in eastern europe than literally everywhere else

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          Transnistria is perfectly safe too. Some anglo went there recently if you're interested, the Transnistria segment begins at about 27:00 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O65dP6ad9bg

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Isnt moldova really unsafe though
        if you are coming from america, its safer than downtowns in major us cities.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        The russians will try to fight you for no reason, not worth it

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        You're right. Stay home.

  3. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Switzerland is not worth it, for anything. Sub literally anything you want to do in Switzerland with Italy, you will probably pay 10%.

  4. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    >cheapest
    >Switzerland
    lol? Just go to Portugal

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      I would go there. Is it reasonable?

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        Portugal is insanely reasonable as long as you don't stay in Lisbon and Porto the whole time. Even then Porto is still a bargain for the quality of food and drink you can get.

  5. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Cyprus might be a good choice. Dollarydoos go far there and they speak English. It's also stunningly beautiful. If you insist on going to one of the larger mainland countries, probably Spain.

  6. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Bulgaria

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Bulgaria is only the cheapest because it's the eastest country in the euro zone, the lev is pegged to the euro

      Turkey in the off season, or Georgia if you include them as Europe.

      Georgia has almost doubled in price in these last few years, a combination of a war on either side of them, collapse of tourism over covid. Probably still cheap but if you're just repeating what you've heard you better check yourself.

      Malta is really cheap and a lot of historical stuff to see for such a small island. Not really nature, it's mostly built up, but some nice vistas and coastlines on Gozo.

      How is malta, I've been meaning to go there

      https://i.imgur.com/nq5KKb5.jpg

      I am getting married in January, and am planning a honeymoon to Europe. I’m going to be leaving on January 10th so the plane tickets will be cheaper anywhere I go after the holidays. What country will have the best bang for my buck in Western Europe? Me and my wife don’t care about anything fancy, we want to see nature and historical sites. Is Switzerland or Sweden worth it?

      I'd recommend budapest,vienna, prague.
      France isn't actually that expensive, go to Paris don't let the realtravrlers shit on you.

      European rail is great, you don't spend 3 hours in an airport on each side so as soon as you're "in Europe" you can go anywhere. Don't feel bad about skipping through an entire country if you don't really want to go there.

      If you want to save money just keep a bag of sandwiches and stuff from the grocery store, you'll quickly tire of eating out. Accommodation and attractions cost money but that's what you're there for, the only thing I ever regretted was not going to more attractions

  7. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Turkey in the off season, or Georgia if you include them as Europe.

  8. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Haven’t been since Covid, but southern Spain and Portugal were cheap as shit when I did them with my mum in 2019. Decent b&bs in historical center of places like Granada and Cordoba were like 60€, wine and tapas for 2 was like 12€. Would make a great honeymoon.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      >when I did them with my mum
      Funnily enough, I did your mum too. In the arse.

  9. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Sweden in the winter is a dark and cold place, unless you like skiing I recommend you come here in the summer when it's actually comfortable outside and the sun is up for more than 5 hours a day

  10. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    why do zoomer women constantly lick their lips suggestively, it's cringe

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      you do realize that is a drawing

  11. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Malta is really cheap and a lot of historical stuff to see for such a small island. Not really nature, it's mostly built up, but some nice vistas and coastlines on Gozo.

  12. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Spain in the winter is very nice and cheap. I assume Portugal is the same unless you're on the med coast

  13. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    >see nature
    january is the worst time for hiking in switzerland. you can go skiing in january, but thats expensive and snow isnt guaranteed, unless you go very high up, because climate change has wrecked the winters hard here. we barely had any snow last winter and temps were so high, bees were still buzzing around at christmas eve.

  14. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Who the hell makes a thread about cheap Europe and mentions Switzerland and Sweden? Do you evwn know enough to even point to europe on a map...?

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      eurozone inflation for the last 2 years was crazy high and is still running rampant. meanwhile switzerland had no inflation spike and the swiss franc even lost in value. switzerland might not be so expensive anymore.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        >switzerland might not be so expensive anymore
        Nah it's still expensive, or at least as expensive as major cities in the UK and Canada. If you're driving road tolls and the over 9000 speed cameras will frick you in the ass.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        Swiss franc is on parity with euro now. It is definitely even more expensive than before.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        Switzerland is pretty much the same price tag as NYC, Boston or Honolulu for travelers. Say for backpacker standards you can plan with 120-160USD per day anything above that it's more like 250-300 per day.

  15. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    >I WANT TO GO TO EUROPE LIKE THE GIRLS ON INSTAGRAM
    >honey, you know I don't earn that kind of money
    >I WANNA GO TO EUROPE AND TAKE PHOTOS ON THE BEACHES
    >one day we will, honey, once this house is paid off
    >NOOOOOOO! THAT b***h STACEY ON FACEBOOK WENT TO CYPRUS I WANNA GOOOO
    >honey, we have to keep things simple - my job doesn't -
    >NOOOOOOOOOOO! WERE GOING TO EUROPE OR IM NOT MARRYING YOU!!!!!! ANOOON WHAT THE HELLLLLLLLL TAKE ME TO EUROPE RIGHT NOW!!!!!!
    >*sigh* let me see what I can come up with...

  16. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Nature and historical site..
    In western Europe ?
    Portugal
    In eastern Europe ?
    Romania

  17. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Cheapest
    >Switzerland
    Anon, you sound confused.

  18. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Bulgaria

  19. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Go to Ireland or Portugal. Those are the cheapest flights from the US. Stay in Northern Ireland or smaller towns for cheaper hotels and take the train places.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Cheapest flights I've seen are to iceland which is also super reasonable if you like camping. Just rent a campervan and go around the ringroad. Super beautiful.

  20. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    >we want to see nature and historical sites.
    Turkey would give you the most bang for your buck (cheap food, cheap accomodation, cheap rentals) and also has the best greek/roman historical sites. They have tons of impressive mountains too. Consider a roadtrip through Lycia, looping from Antalya to Fehiye/Dalaman and back. January wont be the greatest for weather, but everywhere in Europe will be worse.

    Honestly just go to Egypt, it'll be warm, tons of cool sites and much cheaper than Europe.

  21. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    >cheap european vacation
    >no one itt has mentioned hungary or czech republic
    lol, lmao even. Just go to Budapest and Prague (3 days each), plus an overnight at a small town of your choice with nature nearby. You say you want it cheap but seriously give us a budget if you want a good answer instead of generalized recommendations

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Eastern Europe is awful in January

  22. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    What's your closest airport? The best option will depend on what direct routes you have access to since flights will be the biggest cost. If you really want the Euro experience on a shoestring you can just go to Quebec City.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Second this. Quebec City is also way whiter than France and the winter there is bright and snowy with lots of outdoor activities rather than rainy and dingy like most places in Europe.

  23. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Are you flying from the east or west coast of the US? If you're on the west coast, I'd do Rome. You can usually find $600 roundtrip flights in the winter on Lufthansa. The weather will be much nicer than in northern Europe, likely in the mid 50's every day. You'll also miss the crowds. Airbnbs in the city are cheap and there are a lot of units. You can get a huge, nice condo for 100/night in January. You don't have to spend a dime on tours in Rome. There is enough cool shit to just walk around and see. The high speed trains are great if you want to to go up and do Florence, Pisa and Verona too.

  24. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Go to Spain/Portugal, but not the over-tourist parts of Spain which all the Brits go if that makes sense. Plus you can get plane tickets (assuming NYC to Madrid) for $248 each way.

  25. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    moldova

  26. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Tangential question.
    Best, cheap, most frictionless (speaks english, easy access, etc) sex tourism cities in EU/East eu?

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Context: I’m gonna be forced to marry in a year and half. Middle east so yeah, I gotta or Ill forfeit my dads money.

      I have around $35k to blow for an entire year to experience “life” (coom), what would be the best bang for buck?

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        why is ur dad so hell bent on getting marrying

  27. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    >historical sites
    >nature
    >best bang for buck
    >western Europe
    >January
    The only place it's remotely worth it to spend your honeymoon this time of the year is in the south of Europe. Forget Switzerland and Sweden (lol), some anons said Portugal, but you should consider Andalusia in Spain, and especially Granada. Lots to do with a car, looks very nice, it's warm and plenty to see. You can try Greece mainland if you want to see more historical sites, and there's also considerable nature there.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      This anon is right, eastern euro is deppressing and cold in jan.
      If you want cheap stuff and monuments with great food go istambul.
      If you want to cruise around and plan to spend more cash then southern spain and italy (Bologne for example) are a good hubs for sightseeing.
      I dont recommend protugal just because of terrible food on the mainland, but if youre more into nature go azores, you can basicly cook youself a bbq each day ebcause of open air bbq parks that are everywhere (car is a must). This + the fact that azores have best dairy products and fruits in whole europe, its basicly best climate, its also not so pricy.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Food in Portugal.
        >Worse than Italy.

        Most places I went in Italy were absolutely flavorless. The only bad thing about food in Portugal, is that it isn't super big on dairy, so it's a bit harder to find. Food in Portugal will be cheaper too.

        >Doesn't even mention Madeira Island.

        It's warmer there and the nature is better than the Azores if you like mountains and waterfalls. Azores has hot springs though.

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          Ive been twice both to madeira and azores (i visited 6 islands) maderia is ok but its medicore in comparison to azores, the only thing better about it is maderia (alcohol) which is best enriched wine with porto.
          Maderia is less humid, but its more crowded. Azores on the other hand have better hikes, better food and aftermentioned grill stands everywhere. Also i prefer azores nature vs madeira.
          When it comes to dining porto was worst food expirience in my life (ive been to 60 countries total), lizboa was subpar at best. Also when i was returning from porot my gf got worst case of stomach flu which I also happen to contract but just when i returned home.
          Italy have much better qusine but it depends onthe region, for example bologne is superb while most stuff in medilan or rome is just ok.

  28. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Nimes is cheap (for France and USA), and has good connection to Provence and Occitanie

    Lisbon and Portugal also is very "exotic" for Americans and you would definitely love it, but it gets old fast

    Italy is good as long as you stay away from the obvious tourist traps like Florence and Milan. Bologna is excelent and its the center of good italian food with a beautiful city to top and close to Venice

  29. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    have a nice day on your wedding day

  30. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    You can fly into Geneva for really cheap from the US. I saw tickets for $540 from the west coast. Then take a 1 hour bus ride for 7 bucks from Geneva down to Chamonix. You can always find a nice Airbnb in the Chamonix valley or Annecy for a week for around 700/week. There are lots of villages to explore and the train makes it easy to get around

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