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5 Europe Travel Hacks To Save Money

by IV S. Consultant
A trip to Europe is the vacation of a lifetime. With no less than 28 countries with exotic places and attractions, from sultry Turkey to cold Switzerland, a trip to Europe is unforgettable. Most people have to save up money for years to make this dream come true. And you have probably done just that. Travelling is unpredictable and you need to prepare yourself for emergency expenses as well. Cutting down on unnecessary expenses can ensure that you shop, party and eat all that you want and more during the trip!


So here are 5 hacks, from investing in international sim cards to avoiding entry fees to museums,  that ensure you don’t overspend and go beyond your budget. 

Off-season travel: It is always better to travel to Europe during the off-season. Summer is possibly the worst time to choose a travel trip to Europe if you are hoping to make it there on a budget. Prices are hiked, hotels are overbooked and it is crowded, all reasons to avoid a summer trip to Europe. For an authentic experience of local customs and traditions, it is always better to travel during the off-season when the locals are likely to be in town and not fleeing the throngs of tourists with vacations of their own.
 

Booking Tickets: Booking your return ticket could turn out to be more expensive for you unless you plan it properly. Since you will be country-hopping during your trip, you need to ensure that you will not have to travel all the way from one country to another to catch your return flight. Plan it in such a way that if you began in Paris and ended up in Turkey, your return flight is also in Turkey. You might land a deal for a two-way ticket but it can still turn out to be more expensive if you’ll have to travel back just for that. And you will also be wasting valuable time in travel. 

Museum and Art gallery fees: You can avoid steep museum and art gallery fees by checking their timetable for free days. Most reputed museums and galleries offer free entry on particular days. For example, the Louvre offers free entry on the first Sunday of the month. Since entry fees to such museums are expensive you could save a lot of money by visiting on a free day.
 

Exchange rates: Last we checked, one Euro is almost 80 INR. Be sure to buy Euros when the exchange rate is favourable. Another way to cut costs is to visit countries that are not yet on the Euro but are spectacular travel destinations like Poland, Hungary, and Bulgaria.
 

Europe Sim Card: Traveling to different countries without a Europe sim card could mean a very expensive phone bill when you return home. Most companies offer budget-friendly deals that allow you to stay connected wherever you go. Send pictures, book taxis and more with free data and other offers. Be sure to check out international sim cards to save money.
 

Hope these five travel hacks help make your trip to Europe go easy on your bank account. Make use of these tips and have the best vacation! 

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