City Break Costs Fell in 60% of Popular Places

City Break Costs Fell in 60% of Popular Places

According to new data, the increasing strength of the British currency and decreasing accommodation costs led to the fall in prices for tourists in 60% of popular city break destinations.

Vilnius, Lisbon, Lille, Krakow, Athens, Riga, Budapest, Bratislava, Prague, and Warsaw are the best-value locations for short-term travel, according to a Post Office Travel Money survey.

Amsterdam, Belfast, Edinburgh, Helsinki, Venice, Dublin, Copenhagen, Oslo, and Geneva were the most expensive.

Based on the pricing of 12 standard products, the cost of a break in the capital of Lithuania was £236.51, while it was £669.40 in Amsterdam.  

The costs cover roundtrip airport transfers, a 48-hour travel card, two nights at a three-star hotel, a three-course dinner for two with a bottle of house wine, a cup of coffee, a bottle of beer and cola, and a glass of wine, as well as top historical sites, museums, and art galleries.

Vilnius is one of seven eastern European towns to dominate the top 10 of 37 polled for the 17th annual cost comparison. Vilnius surpassed last year’s winner, Lisbon, to rate as best value for the fourth time.  

According to the Post Office, the value of the British currency has increased relative to all other European currencies, with the exception of the Polish zloty, meaning that city breaks are now less expensive in several nations.

according to consumer research in April,  among 2,067 individuals in the UK, 42% of consumers planning vacations overseas stated they would choose a city break.

Laura Plunkett, the Post Office head of travel money, said, “It’s important to remember that the cost of meals and drinks need to be added to the spending budget as city break holidays rarely include these items.  

“Over the course of two or three days, these can make a big difference to holiday costs and the low prices we found for meals and drinks in Lisbon and Athens make these cities strong contenders for a bargain break.   

“More generally, it’s a win-win situation for British holidaymakers this year because prices are down in many of the European cities we surveyed, thanks to the strength of sterling and some welcome falls in accommodation charges.  

“However, prices vary significantly across Europe, so it will make sense to do some holiday homework before booking a capital break.”

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Written by Nadia Farha Mubin

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