Friday, 12 May 2017

Travel Expenses | Warsaw

 I recently tweeted about my bargain deal to Warsaw, Poland, and the response I got was pretty amazing. Some of the comments prompted me to write a blog post on how I got such a good deal. I'll admit that quite a lot of it was luck, but equally I do spend time researching my city breaks which really helps. If you want to know more about how I save money on city breaks in general, I wrote a post which you can find here.

If you are looking for a city break that won't break your bank, Warsaw is the city for you! 

The exchange rate we recieved was £1 to 4.72PLN.

Hotel - £74 each - Our hotel, the Sofitel Victoria Warsaw was an absolute gem. It was the first 5* we had stayed in, and it was pretty amazing. We had a swimming pool, and upon arrival we recieved a free upgrade! Whilst you could probably get cheaper in Warsaw, at this price we had to go for the 5* experience. As always, I used!

Flights - £69.34 each - You can't argue with this price for return flights. We flew with Ryanair into Warsaw Modlin airport. We had good flight times (early there, late back) so we could make the most of our trip! My favourite website for finding cheap flights is skyscanner.

Airport Transfers - £8.05 - Whilst I should have done a bit more research before going, the transport to and from the airport was easier than initially thought - and so cheap! It didn't take too long, and I always enjoy using public transport in a different country. So much more exciting than just "getting a cab"!

Food and Drink - £50.08 - this included four meals out, snacks whilst we were there and drinks including a beer on the first night which is definitely very affordable!

Souvenirs - £3.81 - whilst we didn't buy much, I got some sweets for work, and a couple of gifts for my grandparents and parents! This is definitely much more reasonable than most other European cities I have visited.

Tourist Attractions - £1.06 - we spent so little on tourist attractions because we only had to pay to go up a tower in the old town. The Warsaw Uprising museum was free on Sundays, and obviously wandering the streets was free too! If there is something I want to see, I will always look to see if they offer a day for free/a discount so I can keep my travels affordable.

We had a lovely stay in Warsaw, and I'd definitely recommend the city if you are on a budget. You really can't complain about a long weekend in a different country costing you less than £210 - in fact, it cost me just over £206. There's enough to see, without you worrying about not being able to fit everything in. It really was the perfect weekend away!

Have you ever been to Warsaw? Did you find it as affordable as I did?


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