Top holiday destinations to go this summer for under £300
The summer holidays are coming up, and we know you all want to escape from England for a little while; but going abroad can be pricey. Luckily, we’re on hand to find you the best bargains and make sure you can go visit some fantastic cities for under £300!
The beautiful capital of Hungary is the perfect place for a weekend away! With return flights costing as little as £60 from London Stansted, and some beautiful bargain apartments available on Airbnb there’s really no reason not to visit Budapest.
Whilst visiting make sure you visit Szimpla Kert, the oldest “ruinpub” in Budapest, the thermal baths and the stunning Heroes Square. Additionally, The Museum of Fine Arts & The National Museum have free entry on the third Saturday of the month, so if you want to get your culture on visit around then.
The buzzy seaside city is a cultural hotspot, with fantastic galleries, nightlife and of course gorgeous architecture by Gaudi (visiting the stunning Park Güell is free!) And if you’re a music fan, why not tie in visiting Barcelona with a trip to a music festival like Benicassim (Major Lazer, The Chemical Brothers, Muse and Kendrick Lamar), Sonar (Fatboy Slim, Flume and New Order) or Primavera Sound (Radiohead, LCD Sountsystem, PJ Harvey and Sigur Ros). The Spanish festivals are super cheap, a 4 day ticket to Benicassim is only €147.50!
If you don’t mind travelling by coach, you can get to Amsterdam for as little as £40 by the classic Megabus, and with plenty of lovely options on Airbnb, your travel and accommodation could cost you under £100 for 4 nights away! In the city there is a plethora of free attractions, like Botanical garden at Vrije University, free concerts and simply wandering along the canals and visiting the floating flower market. Also make sure to visit the Begijnhof one of the oldest inner courts in Amsterdam, which is beautiful.
An Iberia flight to Spain’s capital will cost you around £80, and there are tonnes of bargain accommodation options you can book: be it a hostel, hotel or Airbnb.
The Prado Museum offers free entry each evening from 6pm-8pm, and the Reina Sofia offers free entry from Monday & Wednesday-Saturday 7pm to 9pm and Sunday from 1:30pm – 7pm. Food wise it’s all about the tapas, with countless tapas bars across on every street corner. Also be sure to visit Mercado San Miguel, a delicious food market in the city centre: we recommend trying the calamari.
The most romantic city in the world is only a few hours away, and Eurostar tickets to Paris are as cheap as £29 one way (so only £58 for a return). Spend a long weekend wandering the streets of Montmartre, clambering up the steps to the Sacré-Cœur to get one of the best views across the city and, of course, visiting the Eiffel Tower. Whilst there the Louvre is a must visit, and if you’re from the European Economic Area aged 18-25 you can get free entry! For accommodation on a shoestring stay in a hostel, Hostel World has a variety of options all over the city – our personal favourite is the impossibly cool Generator Hostel.
Wherever you go, don’t forget to travel safe! Get your insurance, only use pre-booked registered taxis and stick to well-lit streets!