Caught the travelling bug? Experience these popular European landmarks on a budget
You know how it is, you haven’t had a holiday all year round but as soon as you come home from one, all you can think about is getting back on that plane and jetting off again as soon as possible! In the current economic climate where everyone is watching what they spend, it seems that rather than giving up on holidays and travelling altogether, people are just spending less and having a holiday on a budget instead.
And if you thought to visit popular landmarks in Europe would be too expensive on a budget, think again! Take a look at these top attractions:
Eiffel Tower, Paris, France
The Eiffel Tower is the tallest structure in Paris and a worldwide icon of France. Visitors can buy tickets to either walk up the first two floors and then a lift to the top, or a lift all the way. You can save money by walking on the first levels. There are restaurants on these two floors, but instead why not take your own picnic and sit outside the Eiffel Tower to view this amazing structure? And if you visit in the evening you can experience the spectacular lights, which also sparkle!
The Colosseum, Rome, Italy
The Colosseum is the largest amphitheatre in the world and a must-see for anyone interested in ancient Roman history. To save money, and queuing time, you can purchase a Roma Pass online before you even arrive in the country, which gives you free entry to two museums or archaeological sites of your choice. After the two uses, it still offers discounted prices if you wanted to visit any other museums or sites. It also allows you free use of selected public transport for 3 days.
Berlin Wall, Berlin, Germany
The Berlin Wall was a barrier between East and West Berlin that was constructed by the German Democratic Republic. In 1989 the division was destroyed, and now only a few small sections remain. You can still visit the site and take a walk along the full length, which takes about two hours. And best of all, it’s free!
Arc de Triomphe de l’Étoile, Paris, France
The Arc de Triomphe is a very famous monument in France that honours those who fought and died for France in the French Revolutionary. It is free to visit at ground level, which can be accessed via the underpass. To use the stairs or lift to get to the top you will have to pay. However, The Paris Museum Pass includes the Arc de Triomphe so if you are planning on visiting any other museums this could be the best option for you.
If you feel inspired to travel or take a holiday and experience these wonderful landmarks, a way of saving even more money is to book a late all-inclusive deal for 2013 so your food and drink are already paid for before you even hop on that plane.