Looking to get away with your loved one?
Guest post by Daniel Troy
When people think of holidays, they tend to associate them with being expensive and out of budget, particularly if they are saving for something in particular. This is particularly important when it comes to couples who are looking to save for their first home, or they are battling month on month just to pay bills – which in this economic climate is becoming somewhat of a norm. We’re here to dispel the idea that holidays are massively expensive, particularly when couples from the UK stick to countries close to home in Europe. If you’re planning on heading to Europe, then make sure that you apply for a UK EHIC Card Renewal in order to maintain your safety if you ever need any form of medical cover while you’re away. Here, we’ve put together the top 6 couple budget holiday destinations for you to choose from if you’re looking to get away with your loved one this year.
#1 | Sofia, Bulgaria
If you’re looking for a capital city that is surrounded by parkland and at the foot of a mountain, then Sofia is the ideal couples’ holiday destination. Built across a number of occupations, including the Greeks, Romans, Ottoman and Soviet, this incredible city offers a taste of everything. Perfect for city break lovers, nature enthusiasts and cultural geeks, Sofia really does provide an ideal all-round holiday. The best part? It’s one of the cheapest destinations in Europe.
#2 | Budapest, Hungary
While the latest surge in tourism in the country is beginning to see prices hike up, Budapest remains one of the cheapest yet most beautiful couples’ holiday destinations in the world. With some of the most beautiful buildings like the Hungarian Parliament Building to view on a romantic river cruise, and some excellent cuisine to enjoy, make sure to book up quick to lock in the best prices!
#3 | Tallinn, Estonia
Have you begun to notice a trend? Eastern Europe is not only beautiful, but it is also exceptionally cheap in terms of accommodation, food and drink and even getting there! While many people associate former Soviet countries with being somewhat grey and soulless, Tallinn is anything but. With plenty of culture and history to explore, it is the ideal couples break.
#4 | Fuerteventura, Canary Islands
One of the less talked about of the Canary Islands (when compared to Gran Canaria, Tenerife and Lanzarote), and this helps to make the price of holidays here a lot cheaper. The perfect destination for sunshine all year round, Fuerteventura is an ideal nature loving couples’ holiday, with plenty of hiking opportunities across the island. The island is also ideal for those couples who are searching for a relaxing beach holiday.
#5 | Paros, Greece
Since the country hit economic difficulties, the cost of travelling to Greece has reduced dramatically. While it’s still expensive to head to some of the more well-known parts of Greece (like Santorini), lesser known islands like Paros. Paros is the perfect couples’ getaway destination – beautiful beaches, 28 degree weather and plenty of cocktails and good food to enjoy while you’re there.
#6 | Riga, Latvia
If you’re looking for spires, steeples and beautiful architecture, then Riga is the perfect destination. With an 800 year history, and plenty of party options for the livelier couples, Riga is an ideal couples’ destination for those looking for a bit of fun in a cheap environment.