Nowadays, many wonderful places are just a flight away from any destination in the world. When visiting different continents and marvelous corners of the world is a viable and affordable option, it’s only natural that people use this opportunity to make their travel dreams come true.
As a student, you have more time and opportunities than you’ll ever have to travel the world. Student travel Europe is now a very popular option and thanks to cheap fares and accommodations, you can do this even with a very low budget.
Still, Europe has many things to offer, so you might struggle with choosing the best and most affordable destinations. This is why we compiled a short list of the best Europe student travel cities you can pick from for the next college break.
‘’In Rome the Statues, in Paris the paintings, and in Prague the buildings suggest that pleasure can be an education.’’ – Caleb Crain
You’ll find Prague in most lists for best destinations in Europe. The reasons are obvious – it has the most gorgeous Old Town Square, mesmerizing facades on the buildings, and as much cheap beer as you can drink.
Prague is an amazing spot for Europe trips for college students because of its rich history and architecture, as well as the great nightlife and prices. If you choose it for your next trip, you can take a true and refreshing break from your studies.
‘’There are two places in the world where men can most effectively disappear — the city of London and the South Seas.’’ – Herman Melville
London is a melting pot of beauties, wonderful architecture, and cultures. As a student, you’ve probably often heard of its marvels – the Oxford Street, the Piccadilly Circus, or the Buckingham Palace.
When you visit London, make sure to wander down the Borough, the vibrant and colorful Southbank, and check out the Portobello market. Brick Lane offers a wonderful cuisine, while bars are found around every corner.
‘’Berlin, the greatest cultural extravaganza that one could imagine.’’ — David Bowie,
Traveling Europe as a college student does not have to be hard and it’s definitely not impossible. Book your ticket to the beautiful Berlin, contact your favorite service to say ‘please write my assignment for me’, pack your bags – and off you go!
Berlin is fascinating with its history, arts and the beautiful Berlin Wall. Visit its remains and the myriad of museums – most of them are free to visit! And if you’re traveling to party, you’ll be happy to learn that Berlin is a party hub, too.
‘’If you want to see paradise on Earth, come to Dubrovnik.’’ – George Bernard Shaw
Many students nowadays choose Dubrovnik as a top destination to visit. Located in Croatia, Dubrovnik has so much to offer. It has very affordable rates and is a UNESCO world heritage spot.
From the old town walls, look at the marvelous architecture of the city. Visit the popular Game of Thrones scenes that are scattered around town and meet many of the celebrities that visit this location. And if you’re into carnivals, you can pick the time when there’s dance and music and see some of the best performances in the world.
‘’You’d have a hard time finding anything better than Barcelona for food, as far as being a hub.’’ – Anthony Bourdain
Are you a food addict? If you are, you’ll love this cosmopolitan capital. Barcelona is popular for the football team, the rich architecture, and the mesmerizing and unbelievable Sagrada Familia building.
Hop on the Montjuic Cable Car or visit the Park Guell to view Barcelona’s best sights from above. If you get the chance, see their colorful music fountains that hundreds of people visit every week.
‘’Krakow is one of my favorite places on earth. It is a medieval city full of young people. A wonderful, striking combination.’’ – Jonathan Carroll
Krakow is the former capital of Poland and as such, it’s a must-see destination in Europe. The food is extremely tasty, accommodations are budget-friendly, and the underground salt mines are a must-see for all!
If you have the time, you might want to visit the Auschwitz concentration camp and learn more about Poland’s history.
“Some tourists think Amsterdam is a city of sin, but in truth, it is a city of freedom. And in freedom, most people find sin.” ― John Green
Amsterdam is a cycling city, so get one of their bikes and act like a local. This will give you the chance to see the amazing tilted buildings, the scenic bridges and the long canals. It’s no wonder why Amsterdam is called ‘the Venice of the North’.
‘’Brush up on your Cyrillic beforehand, because Sofia tends to charm its visitors into lingering here indefinitely.’’ – Stephanie Craig
If your path takes you to Bulgaria, this is the city that must be first on your list. Accommodation is extremely cheap and a day in Sofia will cost you less than a day in most places in Europe. It’s considered one of the cheapest cities on the continent, so if you get a cheap airfare, be prepared to relax and enjoy its amazing sights on a low budget!
“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” -Gustav Flaubert
Bratislava might be small, but it’s also the most charming of them all. With its labyrinth of an old town and the pastel-colored buildings, you’ve never seen something so small and cozy as this little corner in Europe.
Many students visit Bratislava as a budget-friendly way to see both Vienna and Bratislava – they are just an hour drive away.
The world is full of experiences and beauties, you can’t even imagine what expects you in every next destination you’ll visit. If you’re a student, there’s no better time for you in life to travel the world. You’re free of career and family obligations and if you thread your school tasks in an organized way, you can use all your free time to travel.
This list gives excellent advice on the top places for students to visit in Europe. Plan your next school break trip to enjoy, rewind, and create some wonderful memories.
Robert Everett is a travel journalist and a dedicated blogger for many websites online. He has a PhD in History, which constantly pushes him to travel the world and explore new marvelous historical locations. If you wish to get in touch with Robert or hear about his latest endeavors, follow him on Twitter.