On the surface, any tour of Europe generally sounds expensive. Though most tours include everything from your transportation to accommodations, and even meals and activities, some continents are still more costly to travel than others. And, if you want to bring spending money along with you, too, that adds onto the overall costs


But, what if a tour of Europe didn’t need to cost a lot of money? In fact,  some tours will actually save you a lot of money compared to if you had planned the trip by yourself.


So, here are the three low-budget tours you can do of Europe. All of these are under $1,000 AUD!

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1. Vienna & Budapest


Want to explore two of the most vibrant, historical cities in Eastern Europe? Contiki tours will take you there for less than $1,000 on this low-budget tour, 5-day tour called “Vienna and Budapest.” Arrive in Vienna, and your tour manager will take you to all the amazing sights, with free time to explore the city on your own. Once you’re finished in Vienna, you will make a stop in the Slovakian city of Bratislava, then continue on to Budapest. One highlight of this trip includes a lovely dinner cruise on the Danube River.


Price: From $926


2. Ski Austria 2017-18


Has it ever been your dream to visit the Austrian Alps, or better yet, actually ski them? With the super affordable Ski Austria 2017-18 tour by Topdeck, you can have your winter sporting dreams come true! Each day for 8 days, you’ll hit the slopes, with lessons from instructors and access to top-notch gear. It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner eager to try skiing for the first time, or you’re an experienced skier looking to expand your horizons. This low-budget trip is open to everyone!


Price: From $919

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3. Imperial Escape


If you’re interested in exploring the rich history of Central Europe, then the Imperial Escape tour by Globus is a great choice. This tour will take you through the old Habsburg Empire, and you’ll see the history behind modern-day Budapest, Vienna, and Prague. You’ll get to see sights like St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Prague and the 13th-century Matthias Coronation Church in Budapest. You’ll get to experience so much on this week-long tour, you’ll wonder why you didn’t book it sooner!


Price: From $879



These are just a few examples of exciting tours through Europe, that are each at a very reasonable price. Whether you prefer a more action-filled trip like skiing, a more educational trip that will take you to the historic sights, or a tour where you can split your time between sightseeing and relax at your own pace, there’s a tour for everyone.


Hana LaRock is originally from New York, though has called other places around the world her home for the last two years. She currently lives in Mexico and freelance travel writer. When she’s not working, she enjoys writing, reading, spending time with her dog, and of course, traveling. You can find her at www.hanalarockwriting.com.