Holidays: Where are the best-value European destinations this summer? Number one country

Cheap holidays have long been a priority for many Britons. However, after months of uncertainty and financial worry, bagging a break on a budget is likely more important than ever. From Friday Britons will be able to travel to numerous countries without having to quarantine on return.

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Of these nations in the quarantine-exempt travel corridor list under the latest travel advice – which is the cheapest?

All-inclusive holiday company Club Med has the answer – in a study they compared the most popular cities in each travel corridor in Europe to determine how well they rank for value based a number of factors.

Using a range of data, the research analysed pricing for flights, attractions and food costs to compare the value for money of each city in the countries which have opened a travel corridor to the UK.

Norway was revealed to be the best-value holiday destination.

The best average price for a trip to the Norwegian capital of Oslo comes to £98.14 for an individual.

This includes return flights as well as a day’s meals and attractions.

The second best value country was the Netherlands.

An Amsterdam break can be bagged for as little £104.14, according to Club Med’s research.

In third place was Spain, with Barcelona for £104.81 along with flights, meals and attractions.

Next on the list was Denmark with UK tourists able to enjoy Copenhagen from £105.69.

Taking fifth place was the Czech Republic and a trip to Prague for £109.60.

Malta followed with Valletta for £110.16, while Germany and Berlin are available from £111.46.

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In eighth place was Austria, with those looking to take advantage of the rolling hills and Alpine walks perfect for social distancing able to get to Vienna for just £116.52.

Next was Poland and Krakow for £120.17.

Italy was the tenth best value option, according to Club Med research.

UK travellers are able to enjoy Rome for £135.99.

The study also identified the most expensive European designations which frugal Britons might want to steer clear of.

The most expensive getaway in Europe was France with Paris available for £186.53.

Following were Finland and Helsinki from £175.53, Iceland and Reykjavik £170.20, Croatia and Dubrovnik costing £167.91 and a trip to Belgium’s capital, Brussels from £145.61.

Nathalie Drew, Marketing Director for Northern Europe at Club Med, said: “After people have spent so long in lockdown it’s understandable that they will want to make the most of their trips when they get the freedom to travel again. These results give future travellers an idea of where the best options are.”

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