10 European value destinations for Singaporean travelers

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Europe is a popular holiday destination for a lot of us in this part of the world. With its rich history and culture, amazing food and changing seasons, the region offers so many amazing reasons to keep us coming back. Travel to Europe can be pricey, but it doesn’t have to be.  If you are wondering which European flights are the best value right now, you’ve come to the right place. Cheapflights determined the most-searched European destinations from Singaporean travelers and narrowed them down to the 10 with the lowest average round-trip airfare during the second half of 2016. Get ready to book that European holiday — for less.

Madrid, Spain

sergiovelayosf, Red de San Luis, via Flickr CC BY 2.0
sergiovelayosf, Red de San Luis, via Flickr CC BY 2.0

Where else can you immerse yourself in the best of Spanish culture than in Spain’s capital, Madrid? After a long day of exploring the city, its history and culture, head down to Circulo de Bellas Artes’s  famous rooftop bar Tartán Roof (you have to pay an admission fee of €3 to enter) for some sundown cocktails and tapas overlooking the city’s most famous street, Gran Via.

Milan, Italy

paul bica, galleria vittorio emanuele, via Flickr CC BY 2.0
paul bica, galleria vittorio emanuele, via Flickr CC BY 2.0

Milan may be synonymous with luxury fashion, but there are a lot of inexpensive ways to get to know the city, such as admiring one of its most famous landmarks, the Duomo di Milano, taking a stroll through one of its beautiful parks such as Parco Sempione and paying a visit to its many museums, most of which are free on Fridays after 2 p.m.

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Christian Lendl, Amsterdam, via Flickr CC BY 2.0
Christian Lendl, Amsterdam, via Flickr CC BY 2.0

The “Venice of the North” is not just about “coffee shops” and the Red Light District, Netherlands’s capital, Amsterdam, is also beloved for its understated, laid-back vibe. Take a boat ride down its UNESCO canal ring area, enjoy a breather at its 120-acre park called Vondelpark after a full day of exploring the sights or have a Heineken-fuelled night at one of the bars in the city’s hippest district, De Pijp.

Manchester, England

Paul, 19 Premier League Titles - Old Trafford, Manchester United, via Flickr CC BY 2.0
Paul, 19 Premier League Titles – Old Trafford, Manchester United, via Flickr CC BY 2.0

A fan of football? Book a flight to Manchester and don’t miss a tour of its National Football Museum, Etihad Stadium, which is the home ground of Manchester City football club and, of course, Old Trafford, which is the base for the one of the world’s most widely supported F.C.s, Manchester United.

Paris, France

Nithi Anand, Low angle of The Eiffel Tower, via Flickr CC BY 2.0
Nithi Anand, Low angle of The Eiffel Tower, via Flickr CC BY 2.0

Paris is always a good idea. Not only is the city one of the most affordable flights you can book from Singapore, but the French capital is also always bustling with events, exhibits, bar or café openings and music festivals. It is ever-changing and, in our opinion, needs to be visited at least four times — once for every season.

London, England

anthony kelly, big ben. via Flickr CC BY 2.0
anthony kelly, big ben, via Flickr CC BY 2.0

Apart from being one of the best value cities you can book from Singapore right now, London also boasts numerous free and interesting things to do. Visit museums like the Victoria and Albert Museum and Natural History Museum (although some special exhibitions may have entrance fees, so always check with their websites), hang out in a park (Hyde Park and the Kensington Gardens are among the most popular) or simply discovering the street art scene (you can find at least ten Banksy graffitis across town.)

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Prague. Czech Republic

Roman Boed, PRORoman Boed Follow Morning on Charles Bridge, via Flickr CC BY 2.0
Roman BoedMorning on Charles Bridge, via Flickr CC BY 2.0

From the amazing storybook architecture, cobblestone streets, thriving street art scene and cheap beer, Prague pretty much has it all. And it is not expensive either. On average, a tourist on a budget can enjoy the city for about Kč 700 (approximately S$39) per day, and that includes a hostel accommodation, transportation, food and beverage and even a couple of the city’s best craft beers to cap off the day. 

Oslo, Norway

LASZLO ILYES, slottet, via Flickr CC BY 2.0
LASZLO ILYES, slottet, via Flickr CC BY 2.0

Aside from parks, Oslo also boasts many museums — over 50 to be more specific. Some notable museums include the Munch Museum and Vigeland Museum (which highlight the works of artist Edvard Munch and Emanuel Vigeland respectively), Viking Ship Museum, Kon-Tiki Museum, Holmenkollen Ski Museum & Tower, and the National Gallery, which displays paintings by Cézanne and Manet alongside the country’s art icons. Interested in seeing as many of its museums as you can? Get an Oslo Pass to gain free entry to more than 30 museums and attractions, plus free travel on all public transport, among other things

Stockholm, Sweden

Stefan Lins, Stockholm City Hall 03, via Flickr CC BY 2.0
Stefan Lins, Stockholm City Hall 03, via Flickr CC BY 2.0

Stockholm is a multidimensional city where you can explore the old alongside the new. Sweden is known for the proliferation of chic Scandinavian minimalism, and its capital is the perfect place to soak up its stylish culture — from shopping at local high-end labels such as Acne Studios, Sandqvist, and Filippa K. At the other end of the spectrum, the city is built up around the Gamla Stan, the old town which dates back to the 13th century where you can explore Stockholm’s history through charming cobbled streets and colourful townhouses.

Zurich, Switzerland

Russ Bowling, Zurich, via Flickr CC BY 2.0
Russ Bowling, Zurich, via Flickr CC BY 2.0

While it’s true that Zurich is not for tourists on a budget, there are still ways to enjoy the city even when you don’t have a Swiss bank account. Some free attractions include Botanischer Garten, several churches such as Fraumunster and Grossmunster, Lindenhof Hill and Lake Zurich.

Where in Europe are you excited to travel? Let us know in the comments.

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10 European value destinations for Singaporean travelers was last modified: September 22nd, 2016 by L. Bautista
Author: L. Bautista (104 posts)

A self-confessed breakfast-skipper, who likes to spend her time exploring new places and cultures.