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The top three destinations for international students travelling in Europe

5th June 2018 Posted by: Student World Online

IF you're thinking about the end of exams and all the free time you're likely to have over the summer, but perhaps haven't decided what to do with it, why not consider travelling in Europe? 

We list our top three travel destinations in Europe below... 

Paris

France's capital is probably one of the most famous destinations in the world. 

There's a good reason for that: Paris combines scenic beauty with big-hitting cultural attractions and artistic gems. 

You can visit the Louvre museum to see the Mona Lisa, or even take in Picasso's genius at the museum dedicated to the greatest artist of the 20th Century. 

If you want to see the huge range of attractions Paris offers to art lovers, take a look here

Like any major world city, Paris can be expensive. 

If you want to make sure you get the best experience possible, then make sure you take a look at guides such this one from Lonely Planet.

One of our favourite ideas is to spend a day in each of the most famous arrondissements. 

So you could start with St Germain one day, followed by Bourse, the Latin Quarter and Marais on following days to make sure you get to see as much as possible of a city where the architecture itself is valuable cultural heritage. 

Budapest

Hungary's major city has recently become one of the newest members among the most popular cities for student travel in Europe. 

For those on a budget, it's certainly not one of the most expensive cities in Europe. 

It's also become famous for the amazing nightlife offered among the 'ruin bars' located in some of the oldest buildings in the city. 

If you want a solid general guide to what you can do in Budapest, take a look here

We'd recommend trying to fit in at least the following: the Széchenyi Thermal Baths, the famous Hungarian Parliament building and the Fisherman's Bastion

You should also try some traditional Hungarian food, too: goulash is not very expensive, but if you or your travel partners are meat-lovers, there are few better dishes. 

Edinburgh

Scotland's capital city is tiny in size when compared to European hubs like Budapest and global hubs like Paris. 

But Edinburgh, from the huge Hogmanay (New Year) celebrations to the International Festival and Fringe, punches well above its weight.

The August festivities every year almost double the population of the city, due to the sheer volume of performers and culture lovers who flock to the city to catch up-and-coming and established acts.

The Edinburgh festivals and fringe festival are widely seen as the best places to catch acts and shows who go on to huge success. 

One downside of the city being so small is that space for visitors during August is at a premium, so you may have to pay more to stay here than you would at any other time of the year except during Hogmanay.

But the city is easily accessible from all over Scotland, so you could easily take advantage of the amazing scenery the country has to offer and stay outside of the city and travel in for shorter visits. 

We'd recommend taking trips to the West Coast of Scotland, which is frequently cited as one of the most beautiful areas of natural beauty in the world. 

Take a look at this guide to get a sense of what you could experience while you visit the most beautiful country in the UK, and its capital too.  

 

 

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