THERE are plenty of European destinations that are cheaper to visit this year than last year according to new research.
The Post Office’s 2019 City Costs Barometer has revealed the European cities where the pound will go the furthest this year.
The report looked into the prices of 12 items that Brits typically buy while on holiday to see where they were the cheapest.
This includes drinks, evening meals, two nights at a hotel, transport costs and sightseeing activities.
Vilnius in Lithuania was the cheapest with all 12 items coming to just £147.35.
Coming in close behind was Belgrade in Serbia at just £151.57, and Warsaw in Poland costing £160.
Other cheap cities included Istanbul, Turkey (£167) because of the struggling Turkish lira; Bucharest, Romania (£168) and Porto, Portugal (£173).
The report also revealed the destinations where prices have fallen compared to last year – in part thanks a stronger pound.
Prices in Venice has dropped by 23.3 per cent compared to last year, while Amsterdam fell by 17 per cent.
However, cities such as Krakow and Lille have increased in prices compared to last year, while the five capital cities in Scandinavia remain some of the most expensive.
Biggest city price falls
Biggest city price falls
1. Venice – 23.3 per cent
2. Amsterdam – 17.0 per cent
3. Nice – 14.4 per cent
4. Madrid – 14.3 per cent
5. Oslo – 13.0 per cent
6. Vienna – 13.0 per cent
7. Copenhagen – 12.9 per cent
8. Warsaw – 11.5 per cent
9. Vilnius – 11.1 per cent
10. Valencia – 11.1 per cent
But if you’re still looking for a cheap deal for Europe, these ones might tickle your fancy.
Venice – Two nights and return flights for £89pp
You can enjoy a two-night break in Venice for just £89pp, including return flights and accommodation with Groupon.
The hotel you’ll be staying at is the three-star Hotel Piave, which is just a short train ride away from the city centre.
Amsterdam – Two nights and return flights for £99pp
A last-minute Groupon break to the Dutch city is available for just £99pp for two nights.
You’ll be staying at the four-star Amadi Panorama Hotel, which is located in the heart of the city, and flights are included as well.
Nice – Two nights and return flights for £89pp
Why not spend a couple of days in the French Riveria for just £89pp, including return flights?
The Living Social deal includes a stay at the travel-themed Excelsior Hotel, which is decorated with postcards and retro suitcases throughout.
Barcelona and Madrid – Four nights and return flights for £219pp
Brits who want to explore more than one city can take in both Barcelona and Madrid for just £219pp with Wowcher.
The deal includes an internal flight between the two destinations, and you’ll enjoy glamorous stays at four-star hotels, with two nights in each location, before returning home.
Oslo – Two nights and return flights for £150pp
British Airways have a cheap city break deal for those interested in travelling to Oslo, costing just £150pp for two nights and flights.
While the city is known for being pricey, the hotel included in the offer is just two minutes away from the train station to the centre.
Copenhagen – Two nights and return flights for £99pp
A trip to the Nordic city can be enjoyed for under £100 with GoGroopie.
Return flights and a choice between the First Hotel Mayfair or Hotel Richmond are included.
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Last year, the Post Office study found the cheapest city to be Krakow in Poland, with Vilnius coming in second.
Others included Riga in Latvia and Warsaw in Poland.
Earlier this year, Sun Online Travel revealed the cities where the pound was strong, with Prague and Istanbul coming out on top.