A TRIP TO THE “ETERNAL CITY” OR BAVARIAN CASTLES FOR LESS THAN 200 EUROS
Spring is the ideal time to visit European capitals and their sights. Many travel agencies offer great discounts during the Easter and May holidays, so you’re able to travel abroad for little money. Some of those great deals include a trip of three to five days, bus transportation, accommodation with breakfast, guide services and organizational cost of the trip, all for a price of 100 to 200 euros. Optional excursions and tickets for museums and other tourist facilities are usually not included in the price so it is good to have extra money with you to visit some of the interesting attractions.
What’s important is to get travel insurance on time, unless it is included in the price of the arrangement. You never know what can happen on the road, and a visit to a doctor in a foreign country can cost you a lot. If you have not yet decided where to travel this spring, we present to you our guide to beautiful places you can favorably visit.
This city is often described as a symbol of magnificence and strength, a city that proudly carries the epithet “eternal city”. “All roads lead to Rome” – says the old saying, and if you end up here you will enjoy seeing its historical and artistic treasures. Certainly one of the biggest attractions is the famous Colosseum. This amphitheater was 50 meters high in the ancient Rome times, and when gladiatorial games were held, it could accommodate 50,000 spectators. The visit to many squares of this city should be an obligatory part of your visit to Rome, the most famous among them being Navone, Popolo, Spanish Steps and, of course, St. Mark’s Square. Here you can take a rest and refresh in many cafes as well as try the famous Italian espresso or some pasta or pizza. Rome is full of magnificent works of art, so don’t miss to throw a coin in the most famous fountain in the world – the di Trevi fountain, as well as to “jump over” to the Vatican and see the Sistine Chapel. During the upcoming holidays, a five-day trip to this Italian city can be arranged at a price of 165 to 200 euros.
Thessaloniki is certainly one of the most popular cities for Serbian tourists. Popular shopping tours attract many people to this city of exceptional beauty. A five-day tour of this amazing place will cost you 100 euros. The main tourist attraction of Thessaloniki is certainly the White Tower, which is located on the coast of the sea, not far from the park where the monument to Alexander the Great is located. When visiting Thessaloniki, do not miss out on visiting the church of Saint Sophia, which dates back to the 8th century and is one of the oldest churches, as well as walking along the Aristotle Square in the city center. Many agencies also offer a tour of Meteora, an Orthodox monastery complex located in the Thessalia region. There are six monasteries built on the rocks here. Also, make sure to visit the Serbian military cemetery Zejtinlik, where brave Serbian soldiers were buried after the break-up of the Macedonian Front in World War I.
Five days in Vienna will cost you between 100 and 120 euros depending on which tourist agency you choose. During these five days you probably won’t be able to experience all the beauty of this city, but you will definitely find time to try the famous Sacher cake at the Sacher Hotel. Although the Mozart balls, the Sacher cake and, of course, the shopping center Parndorf are the first things that come to mind when mentioning the Austrian capital, Vienna is a beautiful city full of sights from the Habsburg period that are worth seeing, and the Belvedere Castle is definitely one of them. This palace is part of UNESCO’s cultural heritage, and its museum features the most important works of Austrian art. Visiting the gardens of the castle is free, but the museum ticket costs 20 euros. Also, you should definitely visit the famous Prater and amusement park Wurstelprater. The famous Vienna Opera and Hofburg Residences will leave you breathless. You should certainly take the opportunity to visit the Shannon Castle. If you want to shop, you should visit the Mariahilferstrasse street, which is located around ten minutes by walk from the city center, along with many shops and catering facilities.
Istanbul is the largest European city divided into two parts, the European and the Asian part, which is annually visited by more than 7 million tourists. During the spring season you can find very nice deals, so the price for a five-day stay in the most famous Turkish city ranges from 85 to 160 euros. The mosque of Hagia Sofia is certainly the largest tourist attraction. This magnificent building is decorated with a dome that is 31 meters wide and 55 meters high. The tour of this testimony of Byzantine art costs about 10 euros. In addition to Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque also attracts the attention of tourists and is certainly another place that should not be missed. In the old part of the Bosphorus you’ll find the Topkapi Palace, which was the home of the Ottoman sultans for centuries, with 5 kilometer long walls. When visiting former Constantinople, you must also stop at the Grand Bazaar (Kapali Carsi), the largest covered market in the world, where you can purchase a lot of different things, of course, bargaining included. Istanbul is also known for its numerous museums. The most visited one is the Archeological Museum, because it contains the sarcophagus of Alexander the Great.
The tour of Tuscany has been one of the most popular destinations for several years now for a reason. Tuscany is one of the most beautiful parts of Italy that is famous for its breathtaking natural areas, vineyards and hills. The deals that tourist agencies offer cost around 130 euros for a five-day stay and the accommodation is most often located in Montecatini. What you should pay attention to is that agencies usually make extra visits to many places in Tuscany, so you’ll probably need to bring some extra money so that you can visit all of the extraordinary places here. Enjoying Tuscany begins in its capital – Florence. In Florence you’ll enjoy the view of the famous Ponte Vecchio bridge, the Pitti Palace, a walk on the Santa Cruz Square, and if you are an art lover, don’t miss the tour of the Uffizi Gallery! A visit to the Chianti region famous for top-quality wines and vineyards is an indispensable part of this road, as well as taking a photo in front of the famous tower in Pisa. Many agencies also offer excursions to Siena, Bologna and San Gimignano, or a city of “chimneys” as many call it. In five days it’s not possible to see all the beauty of this region, but it’s up to you to decide what you will enjoy.
A visit to the castles in Bavaria is an interesting historical trip that usually costs between 175 and 200 euros, plus the money you will need to pay for some optional excursions. However, this trip is certainly an unforgettable experience which usually includes visits to Munich, Salzburg and Lake Chiemsee in addition to the famous German castles. German castles are most often built on huge rocks that give them a realistic fairytale look. The most visited ones are the Neuschwanstein, Hohenschwangau, Linderhof and Herrenchiemsee, built by King Ludwig II. He invested almost all state wealth in the construction and renovation of many German castles, which then led the country to the brink of bankruptcy. The Neuschwanstein Castle is also called the “new swan wall” because the castle is decorated with many sculptures and images of swans that King Ludwig II adored. Also, one of the interesting things about this mansion is that it allegedly served as an inspiration to Walt Disney to create the famous Disney’s logo. Touring the Linderhof Castle is also a unique experience. Since King Ludwig II gave each castle a personal touch, the inspiration for Linderhof was the work of the composer Richard Wagner, so there is a part in the castle called the Venus cave, where the entrance is moved by a secret mechanism. Each castle has its own story and abundance of beauty, and it is only for you to choose which one you will enjoy.