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10 Things To Do In Europe For Backpackers And Budget Travelers

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If all this while you believed that a trip to Europe costs a bomb, we don’t really blame you. The beauty and grandeur certainly looks luxurious, but there are plenty of free things that make it feasible for backpackers and budget travelers to plan a trip here. From walking tours and museum hopping to the jaw-dropping Northern Lights, there is a wide range of free things to do in Europe

1. Witness the marvelous Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) in Finland, Iceland, Sweden, and Scotland
2. See the Midnight Sun in Finland, Norway, and Sweden
3. Live the longest night of your life! The Polar Night – witnessed in Norway, Finland, and Iceland – lasts more than 24 hours
4. Take a stroll beside Amstel River in Amsterdam

5. Join the Comic Art Walk in Brussels by signing up in the tourist office in Hotel de Ville
6. Witness the Changing of Guards Ceremony in front of the royal Buckingham Palace, London

7. Hike the picturesque mountain trails

8. Be a part of free guided walks in the city. You could go for theme walks as well, such as food and heritage walks

9. Tour the most iconic museums in Europe
  • Vatican Museum, Italy – Last Sunday of the month (between 9:00 am and 12:30pm)
  • Louvre Museum, France – Fridays 6PM onwards (Free entry for visitors under 26 years) | Bastille Day (July 14) | First Sunday each month (From October to March)
  • Berlin Wall Memorial, Germany
  • Copenhagen National Museum, Denmark
10. Attend enlivening concerts if you love jazz, metal, pop and music in general
  • Paris, France – Notre Dame (Sundays 4:30 PM)
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands – Boekmanzaal Opera House
  • Berlin, Germany – Little Stage (Free gigs are organized usually every Monday)
  • London, England – The National Theatre, St. James’s Piccadilly
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