Travel on a Shoestring Carnival: Europe #1

January 5, 2008

in Budget, Carnivals, Cheap Activities, Europe, Food, France, Italy, Lodging, Public Transport, Travel, United Kingdom

Welcome to the first Travel on a Shoestring Carnival for Europe. Here you’ll find European travel tips for those without a lot of money to spend. We’ve got a number of interesting posts from around the blogosphere, sorted geographically.

UK and Ireland

Two posts this week deal with tours in and around London.

First up is Dana and England, Day 3 at From My Wandering Mind. Dana has a series of posts detailing a trip to England she took in the spring; this one elaborates an easy daytrip to Greenwich. Dana adds, “The trip to Greenwich with London Walks is worth it for the tour guide’s knowledge, but if you want to save yourself the 6 pounds, pretty much everything there is free to tour on your own. Going with London Walks does reduce your transportation fee to just 3 pounds on the way there, though.”

London at nightNext is Christopher Michael and Walk Like You’re British: totally free guided tours around London, Amsterdam, Berlin and Paris posted at -noambit -Travel Europe. Christopher writes, “This article introduces a totally free guided tour I discovered in London. This is a great way to get to know a new city and save money. The tours are also available in Berlin, Paris and Amsterdam.”

If you’re famished afterwards, no fear — Christopher follows up with a post entitled, You Can’t Go Wrong With a Cheap Pocket of Meat: a great snack or lunch place in London.

Karen Bryan’s post UK budget travel tips at Europe A La Carte Blog details a reasonable daily budget for two UK travelers.

Western Europe

Headed to Italy? Susan of the The Innovative Traveler recommends you Sleep with the Nuns… and save money over hotel accommodations.

If monasteries are still out of your price range, try camping, says Christopher of
-noambit-, adding, “Why spend extra money on a hostel or hotel in Rome when you can save half and stay just a bit out of town with even more amenities? This article discusses what Italians call camping and how it is not at all what you would think.”

Roma PassOne final tip from Christopher: when in Roma, Please Pass the Time and Money: a great way to save money in Rome and see the sights for less. If you’re weighing your transportation and admission options, consider purchasing the pass he describes in this post.

If you’re looking to save dough on tickets to cultural events in Europe, you can’t go wrong with Christine’s advice in Being Frugal in France: Buying Cheap Theatre, Opera and Dance Tickets at Me, My Kid and Life: An American Single Mom Living in France. “Enjoy France on the cheap! It’s not always necessary to spend a bundle. Sometimes we just need to know our options — and saving big on theatre, opera and dance tickets in France is an option!”

Chris Christensen at the Amateur Traveler has advice and inspiration this week for Interlaken and Grindelwald, Switzerland.  You won’t believe the views from the hostel in this podcast!

Wrapping up this week, Janelle Nanos ponders the ethics of travel to endangered places in Climate Change Voyeurism? posted at the ever-interesting Intelligent Travel website.

If you’d like to see your post on budget European travel in this carnival, submit using our online form. Next week this time, we’ll be back to North America, Central America and the Caribbean. Submit your posts for that carnival before next Wednesday!

{ 0 comments… add one now }

Leave a Comment

You can use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Previous post:

Next post: