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Ways to save money on holidays in Europe… and meeting the locals

Tourists visiting Europe spend the most of their money on food and souvenirs. We’re going to take a look at some easy ways to save money while travelling in Europe.

Ways to cut down on eating costs

The tastiest breakfast is in your hotel room. One of the best pieces of advise to save money on holiday is to eat your breakfast in a hotel, if your room has this service included. Breakfast, including lazy late breakfast, will give you the energy for the rest of the day and you’ll save on paying for eating in a restaurant.

Lunch – head to the street market

Explore your holiday place by visiting the local grocery stores and street markets to get some fresh fruit for lunch. When you go sightseeing take a look at the street market stall and grab a quick bite. Talk to the local people, take in the atmosphere of everyday life in a foreign country – it’s the best way to learn about the regional culture and people’s mentality.

Trust the local people

The more touristy a place looks, the more expensive it will be, so follow the local people. Opt for smaller restaurants frequented by the locals, who have the best knowledge of where to eat well. If you choose to dine in restaurants with a regional flair, not only will you have a delicious meal but also often save money and meet interesting people.

The best comes at the end. After sticking to your budget all day you can treat yourself with a dinner at a place that strikes your fancy!

Souvenirs

Now, think how many “I love Paris” kind of things occupy your home space? Before you reach to your pocket, think if you’re getting something that will lie on a shelf gathering dust along many other similar items. Instead, try to get something you may wear, like a scarf or something practical as cutlery or spices, tea or coffee. Go for practical souvenirs.


Travelling costs matter!

Last but not least, we cannot resist the opportunity to advise you to choose Auto Europe for your next car hire on the old continent. We offer some of the best rates on the car rental market and allow you to select from the outstanding fleet of vehicles available for pick-up at very competitive prices in numerous European metropolises and holiday destinations. Hiring a car with Auto Europe is another way to save on your holidays and stay mobile during your travels.

 

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One Response to Ways to save money on holidays in Europe… and meeting the locals

  1. Best MOT Horley says:

    Visiting tourist information desks – they will advise you on free attractions, cheap transport, and discount cards and accommodation.

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