4 getaways through Europe for this summer
If this summer you don’t have time or budget to make a long trip to the other side of the world, don’t worry. You also have options to make a 3-4 day getaway to European destinations on a budget. What are you waiting for? Take a look and start preparing your trip for this summer!
Located in southern Poland, Krakow was the capital of the country for several centuries. Although at present it is not the capital of the country, it is still an important cultural, economic and educational point.
The old town (Stare Miasto) of Krakow can be visited in one day. Don’t miss out on the market square (Rynek Główny) and the Hejnał Mariacki, the trumpet played hourly from one of the columns of the cathedral.
You can spend another day touring the Wawel Castle and the Wawel Cathedral and ending the day with a picnic along the Vistula River.
In the Jewish quarter you can get to know more about its culture and its gastronomy by walking through its intricate streets. In addition to witnessing its most recent history during the Second World War visiting the Oscar Schindler's Factory.
Bucharest is the capital of Romania, located in the south of the country. It is also its industrial and economic engine and, in recent years, has seen tourism grow in its streets.
A large part of its old town was destroyed during the communist era to build the great buildings and avenues of the time, however north of Unirii Square there are still a dozen cobbled streets where you can get to the idea of how the city was before being the metropolis that it is now. In the area there is a great gastronomic and leisure offer as well as the History Museum of Romania and several Orthodox churches.
Bucharest was known as the little Paris in the early twentieth century for its tree-lined avenues as Pavel Dimitrievici Kiseleff Avenue that leads to its replica of the Arc de Triomphe of the French capital. During communism Unirii Boulevard was also built, trying to imitate the Champs Elysees in Paris. Strolling along this Boulevard you will find some of the grandest buildings in the city with the huge Parliament Palace at the end as the icing on the cake.
To escape the hustle and bustle, prepare a walk through one of the parks in the city or the multiple lakes north of the city.
Prague, Czech Republic
The capital of the Czech Republic is located more or less in the center of the country. Its best-known tourist attraction is the Old Town Square (Staroměstské náměstí) with the Church of St. Nicholas and the Astronomical Clock Tower. Around it you will find a network of narrow streets that make up the old part of the city (Staré Město). Synagogues, churches and museums, restaurants, cafeterias and clubs make up its leisure and cultural offer.
On the other side of the river is the Prague Castle (Pražský hrad) with Malá Strana at its feet, literally Little Town. One of the oldest neighborhoods in the city where you can stroll, visit museums and palaces crowned by the Cathedral of Saint Vithus within the Castle.
To the south of the castle, you can walk like a local in the Petřín Park. It is also one of the best places to have a panoramic view of the city at sunset.
Lake Balaton, Hungary
If what you want for this summer is a getaway to rest in the sun instead of visiting a city, you can choose one of the cities of the "beach of Hungary", Lake Balaton.
Lake Balaton is located about 100 kilometers southwest of Budapest and is the main national tourist destination. Along its 75 kilometers you will find beaches, water activities, the Balaton-felvidéki National Park, accommodation for all tastes and all pockets, vineyards and local wines, historic cities, SPA's,...
To travel around the villages around the lake use the network of trains and buses that connect the towns around the lake and enjoy the views.
We hope we have given you some ideas for your summer holidays. Remember that if you need to buy foreign currency for your trip, at Eurochange we give you the best price with full availability.
May 20, 2019