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Visiting Munich on a budget

From lavish palaces and world-class art museums to lederhosen and oompah bands, Munich’s mix of history, culture and plenty of beer makes it unique. Germany’s southern capital is the heartland of Bavarian culture. And there’s never a bad time…

How much does it cost: 5 days in the Cinque Terre, Italy
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What does it cost? Five days in the Cinque Terre

A string of coastal villages, with pastel buildings tumbling down the hillside around picture-perfect harbours and clear blue seas – over the last few years the Cinque Terre has become one of Europe’s top wishlist destinations. With the sun…

Does an InterRail pass save you time and money?
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Does an InterRail pass save you time and money?

Although I love a good European rail trip, I’ve never been Interrailing. The post-university right of passage for 20-something Europeans passed me by, but the passes aren’t just for gap-yearers. Their main selling point is that they makes rail…

What does it cost? 10 days in South Africa
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What does it cost? 10 days in South Africa

South Africa had been on my wishlist for longer than anywhere else in the world. It’s got a bit of everything – wildlife, beaches, wine regions. The only downside is the long journey from the UK, so it’s not…

Visiting Cape Town on a budget
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Visiting Cape Town on a budget

Wedged between the sea and the mountains, Cape Town’s stunning scenery means a lot of the city’s biggest attractions are free – you can wander around the V&A Waterfront, check out the colourful houses in Bo-Kaap, spend the day…

Can you visit the Seychelles on a budget?
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How to visit the Seychelles on a budget

The Seychelles – just the name conjures up images of golden sandy beaches, palm trees, turquoise waters, sunset cocktails and five-star beachside resorts. The islands are a luxurious enclave for honeymooners, celebrities and billionaires.…

Visiting Madrid on a budget
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Visiting Madrid on a budget

Barcelona has Gaudi, Granada has the Alhambra, Santiago has pilgrims – but if you’re looking for the perfect Spanish city break, Madrid has a bit of everything. This vibrant, energetic city has plenty of different sides.…

Edinburgh on a budget
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Visiting Edinburgh on a budget

It might be best known for its summer festivals and Hogmanay parties, but Edinburgh’s got a lot to offer at any time of the year. There’s the UNESCO World Heritage Old Town with its cobbled streets and Gothic buildings.…

Visiting Amsterdam on a budget
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Visiting Amsterdam on a budget

A city of 1500 bridges, 50km of canals and more bikes than people, Amsterdam is one of Europe’s most popular cities with visitors from around the world. Along with its beautiful gabled houses and flower-decked watersides, there’s an enormous…

Copenhagen on a budget
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Visiting Copenhagen on a budget

Colourful waterside townhouses, boats on the canals, Michelin-starred restaurants and little mermaids – Copenhagen is famous for a lot of things, but being a budget destination is not one of them. Scandinavia has some of the world’s highest prices,…

Visiting Berlin on a budget
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Visiting Berlin on a budget

When it comes to city breaks, Berlin’s got something for everyone. It’s got fascinating history, both the recent stories of the Berlin Wall but also its wartime history and museums artifacts dating back thousands of years. Then there’s the…

Vienna's Staatsoper Opera House, Austria
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Visiting Vienna on a budget

Walking through Vienna is like walking into the pages of a fairytale, as a horse and carriage trots past one ornate palace after another. The Austrian capital is bursting with Imperial history and Baroque architecture, with musical accompaniment from…