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What Can £100 a Day Buy You in 5 European Cities?

01 November 2016

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Once you break into those two £50 notes, they are gone in no time. But there is still a lot you can do in the meantime. Here are 5 European cities where you can stretch your £100 to meet costs of accommodation, transport, eating, drinking and sightseeing.

Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Amsterdam is renowned for being a liberal city as well as being known as “one of the most magical cities in Europe”. From the moment you arrive you know you are somewhere different because of the characteristically elegant, historic town houses with huge windows, quaint bridges that cross the waterways and bikes – everywhere!

  • Accommodation: Hostel bed – £18.00
  • Transportation: Taxi 3-5 km, OV Card 20 trips totalling 60km – £12.50, £21.00
  • Eating: Breakfast, Lunch, Espresso, Dinner – £5.20, £7.30, £2.00, £8.00
  • Drinking: Pint of beer – £4.30
  • Sightseeing: Van Gogh Museum, Anne Frank House – £14.20, £7.50
  • TOTAL: £100.00

Barcelona

Barcelona

What are you looking for? Relaxation or a party? Beach or mountain? Are you an art lover? Well, Barcelona can give you it all. You will soon feel at ease with its welcoming people, delicious food and mesmerising architecture. Visit Las Ramblas, La Boqueria Food Market, Sagrada Familia (famous Guadi designed landmark church and the Gothic Quarter.

  • Accommodation: Hostel bed – £45.00
  • Transportation: Taxi 3-5 km – £10.50
  • Eating: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner – £4.00, £12.00, £12.50
  • Drinking: Pint of beer – £3.50
  • Sightseeing: Sagrada Familia – £12.50
  • TOTAL: £100.00

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Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik

This jewel in the Adriatic Sea is definitely worth visiting and you can get a lot for £100! Facing the sea with the mountains as a backdrop, the old city walls have more than 1,000 years of history. The gates, monasteries, churches and palaces are all amazingly well preserved and the city walls offer fabulous views across the city and the sea. It rightly earns its name of “the pearl of the Adriatic Sea.”

  • Accommodation: Hostel bed – £17.00
  • Transportation: Taxi 3-5 km, Taxi from the airport – £7.00, £ 33.00
  • Eating: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner – £5.00, £6.70, £10.00
  • Drinking: Pint of beer – £4.60
  • Sightseeing: City walls, Sponza Palace, Franciscan Monastery – £11.20, £2.20, £3.30
  • TOTAL: £100.00

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Paris

Paris

Paris—the city of love. View the city from the top of the Eiffel Tower or from a river cruise on the Seine. Visit the Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame, the Champs-Elysees and take it the world renowned artwork at the Louvre museum. If you get tired, stop for a coffee in the Latin Quarter and take in the atmosphere.

  • Accommodation: Hostel bed in Montmartre – £26.00
  • Transportation: Train from the airport, All-day metro pass – £9.00, £5.50
  • Eating: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner – £4.20, £10.30, £13.00
  • Drinking: Wine, Coffee (why not?) – £6.80, £1.00
  • Sightseeing: Louvre, Eiffel Tower – £12.50, £11.70
  • TOTAL: £100.00

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Venice

Venice

It is a very beautiful, uniquely romantic city formed of 117 little islands. A gondola ride is possibly the most glamorous way to go around the city. However, the islands are all linked by bridges so don’t worry if you don’t like water, you can still walk. Its narrow winding streets can easily take you away from the crowds of Piazza San Marco and the Basilica.

  • Accommodation: Hostel bed in Montmartre – £22.50
  • Transportation: Bus from the airport, Vaporetti (a water bus) – £7.50, £5.83
  • Eating: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner – £7.00, £10.00, £15.00
  • Drinking: Bottle of local wine – £5.17
  • Sightseeing: Pass to all museums – £27.00
  • TOTAL: £100.00

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So money can stretch when you plan what to do and where to go. But you should never compromise your travel safety and peace of mind, so don’t forget to buy suitable single trip travel insurance. Skimping on insurance could cost you hundreds if not thousands of pounds should anything go wrong during your trip, so save a little of your £100 for this travel essential.

So, what are you waiting for? Get your £100 and see what you can do in any of these cities!

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