Eastern Europe tops cheapest Christmas market breaks

Budapest at Christmas. Photo caption: posztos / Shutterstock.com
Budapest at Christmas. Photo caption: posztos / Shutterstock.com

Cities in Eastern Europe will be the cheapest Christmas market breaks this winter, according to a new Post Office report.

Budapest has beaten last year’s cheapest city Tallinn to be the best buy in winter 2013 when adding up the cost of two evening meals with wine, coffee, drinks, snacks, two hotel nights, return travel and transfers. Prices have dropped 8.8% in Hungary’s Budapest to amount to GBP529.55, while Latvia’s capital Riga came out second cheapest at GBP530.02.

“Sterling is up to five per cent weaker than a year ago against European currencies so it is doubly important for people to shop around for the best currency deals and factor in all the costs they will incur on a Christmas Markets trip,” said the Pots Office Travel Money’s Andrew Brown.

Lille came out the third cheapest and with the lowest total in western Europe at GBP704.04, followed by Brussels and Trento, Italy.

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