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What is the least expensive destination in Europe?

Jun 9th, 2002, 04:48 AM
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What is the least expensive destination in Europe?

Where in Europe are the hotels and food costs the least (for 3 star quality) for an american traveler?

I want to visit american but can not afford Paris or London prices.
 
Jun 9th, 2002, 05:56 AM
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Bulgaria. Wonderful monasteries, quaint villages, mountains and Black Sea coast beaches.
 
Jun 9th, 2002, 06:35 AM
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BOB THE NAVIGATOR
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Other than Eastern Europe and the Balkans, the answer is Portugal. It is a wonderful destination and the best value in Western Europe. Good Luck !
 
Jun 9th, 2002, 06:58 AM
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Bulgaria is certainly one of the lowest in cost, as is Romania. Parts of Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Bosnia, and Turkey are also low in total cost, but amenities typically expected by Americans are not always there. The Baltic states, away from major cities, are also pretty good bargains. And if you could travel independently in Russia, which you can do with some difficulty, you would find it to be inexpensive outside the major cities and coastal resorts.

But if you want to "visit American," you should probably stick to the smaller villages in Hungary, the former Czechoslovakia, the Bulgarian and Romanian coastal resorts, Slovenia, or Portugal as advised by Bob.
 
Jun 9th, 2002, 07:47 AM
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What does "visit American mean"?
 
Jun 9th, 2002, 08:10 AM
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Prague.
 
Jun 9th, 2002, 10:10 AM
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I lived in Portugal and now I am in Germany. Portugal was relatively cheap and good money for it's value. The wine is excellent, but the food may not be what every American wants to see on his plate - but it is great! The farther North you go, the cheaper. Russia is cheap if you stay away from Sochi, Moscow and St. Petersburg ... Yalta in the Ukraine is cheap as is Sofia. Prague is beautiful, but I have often read on forums that it is cheap ... not so anymore! It has quickly become a popular tourist destination. Good luck on your travels.
 
Jun 9th, 2002, 11:36 AM
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For two years I have kept a list, staring with the cheapest countries. I post it on thes Lonely Planet Thorn Tree about four times a year, and ajust it according to replies I get there. Here it is, starting at the cheapest countries.

Ukraine (on a private visa, not a tourist visa)
Belarus
Bulgaria
Moldova
Slovakia
Romania (if you use bed and breakfast or hostels, but not hotels)
Serbia (on a visitors pass or a transit visa, not a tourist visa)
Hungary (except Budapest)
The Czech Republic (except Prague)
Poland (except Krakow)
Budapest
Krakow
Prague
Southern Italy
Southern Spain
Croatia
Slovenia
Northern Spain
Belgium
Republic of Ireland
Northern Italy, not Venice
France
Germany
Austria, not Vienna
Switzerland
United Kingdom, not London
Denmark, Sweden, Finland
Iceland and Norway
London
Vienna
Venice

Please write if I can help further. Welcome to Europe.

Ben Haines, London

 
Jun 9th, 2002, 05:17 PM
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Sue
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Ben, where does Greece fall? We find it to be least expensive of the "western" European countries.
 
Jul 1st, 2002, 08:42 PM
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ya,Ben what about Portugal.
 
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