As the most popular region for international tourists worldwide with 287 million arrivals in 2021, it is no surprise that Europe is a popular destination for family travellers!
However, we all know that family holidays can be very expensive, with the average UK family of four costing an average of £4792 for a 2 week holiday! With the cost of living on the rise, it’s important to know which holiday destinations are budget-friendly for families, so we have compiled a list for you – Europe edition!
1. Budapest, Hungary
Budapest is a beautiful place to visit all year round – and it’s such an affordable city! There are so many things to do here, from visiting thermal baths, idyllic parks, to having a stroll along the impressive Chain Bridge or taking the cable car to visit Buda Castle. This city is full of history and is rated as one of the safest cities in Europe!
Top Tip: By buying a Budapest Card before you go or purchase one at the airport. This can save you money on ticket admissions to popular attractions, as well as access discounts on services or purchases!
2. Prague, Czech Republic
Known for its spectacular architecture and museums, along with an abundance of activities for families, Prague should definitely be on your travel list! Prague is very compact, making it a walkable city, where you will save your money on public transport. Take a stroll through the Old Town Square and enjoy the beauty of the towering buildings above you.
3. Marmaris, Turkey
Fancy a beach holiday? Then Marmaris is the perfect place for your family holiday! The Mediterranean resort town is known for its coastline, populated with luscious beaches and turquoise waters. There are a wide range of watersports to get involved in, and you can also swim with dolphins here – a great activity for the family!
4. Costa Del Sol, Spain
Translated to ‘Coast of the Sun’, Costa Del Sol lives up to its name with its diverse rural and coastal landscapes. Here, you can enjoy the delicious Spanish cuisine from local restaurants in the Old Town, enjoy a water-filled adventure at Aqualand Water Park or take a vehicle tour through Selwo Aventura home to 2000 animals from 5 different continents!
5. Porto, Portugal
As the second largest city in Portugal and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Porto is the perfect place for your next family holiday. Not only is it affordable, but there are a host of things to do! From taking a traditional wooden boat cruise along the Douro River to see the iconic Dom Luis I Bridge, to seeing the beautiful, panoramic views from the Clerigos Tower – you will not get bored here!
Top Tip: Visit during June to September for the best sunny weather!
6. Sunny Beach, Bulgaria
Named as Business Insider’s cheapest family destination in Europe, this wallet-friendly beach resort that stretches along Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast is ideal! Enjoy a banana boat ride or two, eat the freshest seafood, and relax back in the golden sun. You will leave Sunny Beach refreshed and revitalised without breaking the bank!
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