It’s not a secret, Europe is expensive. Cost of living is already high for locals, not to mention travelers. Even though the prices are steep, Europeans remain experts at living lavishly. Even those who lack wealth-wise manage plenty of la dolce vita. And savvy travelers can join them.
People often start procrastinating on planning their trips, but globetrotters – who find touring the world as a way of life – will always search for a new excursion.
First thing’s first, London. Even in Europe’s priciest city, you can have a luxurious experience without breaking the bank. If you go to Italy, you would have to spend a minimum of $50 to see Michaelangelo’s Last Judgement, Da Vinci’s Last Supper and Botticelli’s Birth of Venus. You can visit the British Museum, the Tate Gallery and the National Gallery for no charge.
If you’re don’t like arts and would rather spend your time searching for something to feast upon, search for small places filled with locals. If there’s a short, handwritten menu present at the storefront, that’s a good sign. Daily specials and early-bird dinners let you eat like a champion for well under $25 anywhere in Europe.
For example in Venice, the best way to get cheap yet authentic Italian is to get pizza al Volo, which means take away pizza. Buy it and find a seat outdoors. But be careful with pigeons, they might snatch it up right out of your hands.
It’s wise for budget travelers to know their money-saving options, and make use of them: Ride the shuttle rather than the taxi in from the airport (saves $40 in Vienna).
Order a carafe of house wine instead of a bottle of fine wine (saves $20 in Rome). Choose a two-star hotel rather than a three-star one (saves $60 per night in Paris).
Buy the transit pass rather than individual tickets (saves about $5 per ride on London’s Tube). Small budget cuts like these can make a big difference in the overall expenditure of your trip.
One last thing that really does burn a hole in your pocket while traveling to Europe is roaming prices. Whilst being adventurous in your escapades, it’s important to constantly have a connection to the internet. Be it for taxi bookings, restaurant reservations or uploading the most Insta-worthy picture onto social media.
The average local SIM card available to roam throughout Europe is priced at $23.90 (sourced from PrepaidZero, Vodafone and GO-Sim). To save some money for roaming, is better the opt for Flexiroam, which only costs $17.10 for the same amount of data and validity. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to save on roaming while exploring Europe.
HOW TO GET THE FLEXIORAM Europe LOCAL DATA PLANS?
Here are a few steps you should follow.
Step One: Get your microchip or starter pack from our Online Shop.
Step Two: Download our Flexiroam X App from Google Play Store or from the iOS App Store. Without the Flexiroam X App, you will NOT be able to activate and use the microchip. The app is free for you to download.
Step Three: Follow your activation guidelines and start roaming.
Step Four: Buy Xtra Data from the App with these steps.
(i) Click ‘Get Xtra Data‘ on the App’s home page.
(ii) At the top of the ‘Get Xtra Data‘ page, click ‘Local Data‘ (next to the ‘Global Data’ tab).
(iii) Search for the local data plan of your choice in the search box (insert full name of your intended destination with the right spelling). Type United States and the United States plan will pop up.
(iv) In the local data plan page, set your arrival date, then choose the data size you want and complete your purchase.
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Europe Local Data plan Coverage:
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom.
Validity will start & end according to Europe/London (GMT +00:00)
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