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Where to Find the Cheapest European City Breaks

Looking for a city break somewhere in Europe that’s not going to break the bank?

Well, according to the Post Office Travel Money survey for leading cities, Budapest in Hungary has been deemed as the world’s cheapest city break!

The Post Office’s annual survey has highlighted Budapest as the cheapest city to visit for the second year running. You can fly directly to Budapest from Gatwick Airport in just 2 hours and 25 minutes – airlines offering flights to Budapest include easyJet, Norwegian and Wizz Air.

According to the survey, Budapest has actually seen a reduction in prices - by a massive 11% compared to last year. This is mostly due to the strong pound and the falling cost of hotel accommodation in the city.

The survey reaches its conclusion by comparing 12 essential items that travellers are highly likely to purchase whilst on a break and compares the prices from 25 leading cities around the world. These items include two nights’ accommodation, a meal for two including wine, city transport and sightseeing excursions.

In Budapest this year it would cost the UK traveller a mere £117. The second cheapest city, coming a very close second in fact, was Vilnius in Lithuania, at just £118. Warsaw was third at £132, then Prague at £136.

Fans of Copenhagen will be pleased to learn that costs have come down by 30% compared to last year, now priced at £306.

Traditionally, costs in Eastern European countries are a lot less than more cosmopolitan cities such as London, New York and Paris where prices are extremely high. Prices in Paris are up by 6% this year and in Vienna up by 3%.

So what are you waiting for? Grab that short haul city break from Gatwick today and you won’t be disappointed. Don’t forget to book your meet and greet parking too.