Cheapest city breaks in Europe for 2019 revealed by Post Office

If you’re looking for cheap city breaks for 2019, then you may want to head to Vilnius in Lithuania!

The capital has topped the list for the cheapest city breaks this year in the Post Office‘s annual City Costs Barometer.

The top 10 were determined by comparing costs across sightseeing, transport, food and drink, top attractions and a two-night stay in 3* hotels, based on two people sharing a room.

Vilnius proved to be the cheapest option with a total cost of £147.35pp for a two-night break (although it’s worth noting that this doesn’t include flights).

Holidaymakers can make their budget stretch that little bit further – the overall price for a Vilnius break was down 11 per cent year on year.

There’s plenty to see and do on a city break in Vilnius too, from the fairytale-esque Trakai Island Castle to the impressive 16th century Gate of Dawn.

Vilnius is packed with history and culture


Or of course you can wander through the Old Town’s picturesque streets and make the most of the charming boutiques, cosy cafés and historic architecture.

You won’t need to blow all of your budget on sightseeing. Highlights such as the Church of St Anne are free, while other attractions including the National Museum and National Gallery of Art have entry fees of £2.62pp.

Overall, Eastern Europe proved to offer the most bang for your buck, with Serbia’s Belgrade and Poland’s Warsaw taking the second and third spots respectively.

Interestingly, Belgrade saw prices rise year on year by 1.9 per cent despite still proving to be one of the cheaper options.

You can check out the top 10 cheapest destinations for a city break in 2019 below…

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Top 10 cheapest city breaks for 2019

All prices below are based on a two-night break.

  1. Vilnius, Lithuania – £147.35pp
  2. Belgrade, Serbia -£151.57pp
  3. Warsaw, Poland – £160.35pp
  4. Istanbul, Turkey – £166.83pp
  5. Bucharest, Romania – £167.74pp
  6. Porto, Portugal – £172.60pp
  7. Riga, Latvia with – £178.60pp
  8. Bratislava, Slovakia – £182.02pp
  9. Moscow, Russia – £186.87pp
  10. Prague, Czech Republic – £190.19pp

Looking for more deals? Check out the 10 best value cities in Europe, or our guide with insider tips for finding cheap city breaks.

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