Paris has a notorious reputation for being a costly tourist destination. The accommodations and dinner outings alone can cost travellers a fortune. but that doesn't mean you should skip out on this glorious French capital on your eurotrip. Here are a few tips on what is worth seeing and how to save on expenses in Paris and enjoy the city on a budget.
Barcelona, arguably Europe's most vibrant city, has it all: the architecture, history, food, wine, art, beaches, nightlife and so much more. There's something for everyone. Whether you're a by-the-book traveller or an urban explorer, we've created a list of must-see attractions in Barcelona.
Welcome to Budapest, arguably the most beautiful city of Central Europe (Europe and Planet Earth). You like it here? Then an obvious choice is to get to know it's neighbourhood through day trips. Or you've gotten tired of only visiting capitals and metropolises? The countryside's waiting for you! As well as you'd like to leave the Central European tourist path? Get off the beaten track - we tell you how!
This year, Berlin celebrates its third annual Craft Beer Festival, a prime opportunity for Berlin-bound Craft Beer enthusiasts to savour the many flavours of the city's local brewing scene, and this year's festival looks set to be the biggest yet.
Traveling through Europe comes with perks that make it the number one travel destination in the world. Getting to your next destination is a cinch with many low-cost airlines, trains, and buses at your fingertips where you can easily arrive from one country to another within just a few hours. Explore new languages, architecture, history, culture as well as a completely different party scene while paying a budget friendly fee for as low as 1 euro.
There’s been a kind of beer-renaissance in recent years, a craft beer revolution if you will, whereby the beer scene, particularly in Europe and America, has seen a huge increase in the number of local small-brewery-made varieties of beer enter the domain of big breweries.
The famous baths of Budapest are by far one of the most popular attractions the city has to offer. Unlike many famous sights in Europe, though, Budapest's baths aren't just for tourists -- they're a favorite pastime of locals as well. Why are baths so popular here? According to Lonely Planet, "Budapest sits on a patchwork of almost 125 thermal springs," and bathing has been the thing to do since Roman times. While you'd do well "taking the waters" at just about any bath in the city, we've rounded up a few of our favorites to get you started.
Some go to Ireland for the Guinness while others visit for the luck of the Irish or explore the beautiful countryside. But remember there are a lot of interesting and cool things to do right in the Dublin! Here's a list of what you should definitely see on your next visit to this beautiful city:
Travelling during summer is an obvious choice for many: long holidays, incredible moods, hot weather, not to mention shorts and sunglasses! Budapest makes an excellent destination between June and August and it's easy to fall in love with the city because of it's compact centre with plenty of things to do and see. The summer also brings special events and opportunities to celebrate the long, sunny days. Here's our list of the best of summer in Budapest:
When it comes to joining a free walking tour, local guides like myself want to make your life easier with a list of the essentials we recommend you take along. Guides often meet travellers who would have a more successful experience if they just packed lighter, or had a few extras to make their time a bit more comfortable. The advice is clear and simple: you don’t need your whole backpack, tent, sleeping bag and guidebook. You mainly need yourself, some cash for tips (optional!), and a handful other things that you’ll find listed here:
Budapest, Hungary's capital, is a beautiful and exciting city to experience. It has a lot to see and do, but visiting all the sights in a limited amount of time is no little feat. That's why we've put together a list of the must see attractions in the city just for you. Here are the top spots you can either visit on your own, or with a knowledgeable local guide on a free walking tour!
It's certainly not hard to find things to do in the compact city centre of Prague. In fact, the list is so long that we narrowed it down to the absolute must-see's of the Czech capital for those who are on a tight schedule! Whether you want to wander around on your own or prefer a free walking tour, you'll be sure to find monuments a thousand years apart but within 5 to 10 minutes walking distance from each other. Without further ado, here's Freetour.com's ultimate list of must-see attractions in Prague:
There's something almost magical about Europe in the Spring. The weather in Prague gets warmer and the festivities welcoming the new season begin! Statistically speaking, the last week of July through the middle of August is the most busy time for tourism in Czech Republic, especially for the capital. So, we wrote a list about all the things people are missing out before high season starts. Here's why you need to visit Prague in spring:
Prague is one of the world's top tourism destinations, and it's no wonder. The ancient architecture, amazing museums, history and culture all play a role in the city's inviting atmosphere. And since the fall of communism, another attraction has emerged in the Czech Republic: gastronomy. Besides a boom in international cuisine and food movements like vegan, vegetarian or gluten-free, Czech beer sits in the forefront. But did you know there's also an impressive market for wine production? We made a list of the best wine and dine experiences within and outside of Prague that will certainly tickle your tastebuds.
Flying can be super tedious but we've made a list of ways you can make your flight experience extra comfy. Dressing comfortably, staying hydrated, and keeping a few travel accessories on hand are sure to keep you relaxed and prepared for the ride ahead of you, long or short. Here's our list of 8 ways to make your flight extra comfy:
WeLoveDates.com recently gathered data from their online dating site and compiled a list (and cool interactive map) of the "25 Most Romantic Cities" on Earth based on highest ranking for romance. While some of them are pretty obvious, others may surprise you! In honour of Valentine's Day coming up this weekend, we at FreeTour.com have put together the ultimate lust-list of the world's most romantic getaways, in some of the most romantic cities on earth!
Now that January is almost over, the days are finally getting longer, but we still have a bit to go before it becomes sweater weather here in charming Prague! Although it's not the most opportune time to travel through Europe, you have the advantage of smaller crowds, budget-friendly living costs, and you get to experience a more authentic, non-touristic city. The downside is it can get quite cold and wet some days, so keeping warm is essential. Thankfully, Prague offers plenty of beautiful cafes and outdoor terraces that will warm your spirit! What better way to unwind after a free walking tour in Prague than to have a warm cup of coffee, tea, or indulge in a hot chocolate? Here are the top 5 places to keep warm in Prague!
Christmas is fast approaching and holiday shopping can be stressful when you don't know what you're looking for when it comes to friends, family, and loved ones. We've all gotten stuck with those tacky reindeer jumpers before, well this year let's try to turn those frowns upside down! Get yourself into the holiday spirit and worry no more, HostelCutlure has got you covered with the perfect gift ideas for your travel-obsessed gift recipients and we know this list will deliver. Here are 10 holiday gift ideas for the globetrotters in your life.
December has arrived. The trees have shed their leaves, the temperature has dropped, and the decorations have been erected. Germany celebrates Christmas with enthusiasm and passion exhibited through Christmas markets throughout the country. And in Berlin there's no exception. With a huge variety to choose from, here is your guide to 5 of the city’s best Christmas markets:
Right up until January 3rd, 2016, Prague will be flooded with holiday cheer and Christmas Markets open to locals and tourists all over the city. These markets are an old tradition originating from Dresden, Germany during the late Middle Ages. They're held outside on the main streets or big city squares. And as many come together to celebrate the holidays, the setting couldn't be more beautiful. With the markets come fun Christmas events in Prague with music, plays, and shows in the open air along with dancing, food, and beverages of all kinds. And don't forget to pick up a few seasonal gifts for your loved ones back home. Find out more on the Christmas markets of Prague:
Of all the ways to explore a new city during your travels, nothing beats a free walking tour. Visiting landmarks with a rich history, listening to authentic tales, and discovering hidden gems only the locals know allow you to cover a lot of ground and expand your knowledge of a particular city within just a few hours. There are hundreds of tours offered free of charge all over the world, so take advantage of falling in love with each new destination you visit. If you never considered it before, here are 5 reasons why you should join a free walking tour:
Sometimes trying to navigate your way through a subway and train network in a new language can be harder than it looks, and Berlin's system (BVG) is no exception. Trains from all over Europe arrive in Berlin's Hauptbahnhof (main train station) every single day. So what do you do when you arrive in the German capital at one of the busiest train stations in the country? Head straight to the closest BVG ticket machine, get yourself an unlimited 48 hour travel card, and start touring!
For those who love the idea of relaxing, taking it easy, and pampering yourself on vacation, consider taking time to treat yourself to a spa day. Travelling can be a great experience: walking, exploring, spontaneous discoveries, carefully planned tours...all of these things are exciting and new. But sometimes travellers don't get enough down-time for themselves and risk going home more exhausted than when they left. And isn't the point of travelling supposed to encourage relaxation and escape from the stress of work and normal life? If you're visiting Prague, consider taking advantage of the abundance of affordable spas scattered around Czech Republic's capital between sightseeing and tours.
Summer is officially over folks! But this certainly doesn't mean that the time to travel is. On the contrary, Prague offers so many activities for travellers and locals alike. If you think this city is gorgeous during the warm summer days, you'll fall in love with autumn Prague! It's not too cold, the greenery transforms itself into golden shades of yellow and orange, and the city offers never-ending options of things to see or do.
Travelling to Prague on a budget or just passing through on your way to your next destination? Whether you're here for a few days or just want to avoid those pesky "tourist traps", Prague offers plenty of inexpensive attractions that any traveller would enjoy! Whether it be grabbing a drink, learning about Czech history or taking in some of the gorgeous architectural masterpieces and views. Here's a list of things you should consider doing during your short stay in Prague that won't break the bank account and will keep you active!
Thinking about visiting Budapest, but have no clue what would be waiting for you there? What currency do they use? What should you try there? And how much would it cost after all? Get answers for all your questions from the Backpacker’s guide to Budapest infographic to learn all the most important things about the Hungarian capital.
Many of us travel to tick off bucket lists and aim not to miss out on any major attractions, however, a good few holidaymakers are more interested in the human dimension, aiming to learn more about themselves and the world via the medium of books as well as personal encounters.
Brunch is not just a custom in Berlin - it's basically an institution. If you make friends here, without fail you will meet up on Sundays and have a pre-flea-market pig out. These fuelling and caffeination sessions are the epitome of the chilled Berlin lifestyle, i.e. getting up late, indulging yourself and being sociable. Sound good? Now, in case you're already burning up for brunch, here's our guide to Berlin's best so that you can satisfy your brunch needs every day.
The first thing you'll notice about Berlin is that it's covered in graffiti. Whether you're staring blankly at a station's walls, cramped in a cafe's bathroom or unlocking your own front door, there's no escape. It's rare to find an inch of wall which hasn't been doodled on.
Is Berlin on your travel itinerary? Alongside its incredible history and remarkable culture, I'm sure German beer is up there on the list of reasons to go, or at least a perk to the trip! The problem with German beer is that there certainly is a lot of it. So we've put together a pocket guide to Berlin beer to keep you on track. Plus some other excellent German beers because why would we take those options away from you? Now I'm swirl'n'smell my beer kind've person but I am someone who really REALLY likes beer, and German beer being no exception...
If you're reading this it means you either want to go Barcelona, have been before and want to go or it's 3am and you've somehow ended up in this particular page on the internet. Either way, here's 11 excuses to visit Barcelona! Start planning your next vacation ASAP!
Whether you're on a budget or own several yachts in the Carribean, Budapest offers enough bewitching beauty that anyone can enjoy no matter how they have in their pocket. So have your camera at the ready and be prepared to make some seriously gorgeous memories with FreeTour.com's list of 10 things to do in Budapest for free.
Let's get one thing straight; Dublin loves a good brunch. It comes as no surprise that when the buzzing, alcohol-infused Saturday night in the Irish capital comes to an end as the sun rises. The people of this city wake up to a hangover and some serious cravings. Dublin is famous for the quality and quantity of food so it's no wonder we all roll out of bed at noon to go every Sunday, and boy don't we know where to find Dublin's best brunch *winky face*.