The just released Post Office Travel Money study lists the cheapest city break destinations in Europe for 2018. For its 10th annual study, the Travel Money team factored in typical expenditures on a two-day break for 36 popular cities in Europe.
The survey found Krakow in Poland was the cheapest for 2018. However, the country's second biggest city and cultural mecca only just pipped the capital cities of fellow Baltic nations Lithuania and Latvia at the post.
The table was worked out by adding up the typical tourist spend on airport transfers, hotels for two nights, meals, and drinks including beer, wine coffee and Coca Cola. Sightseeing tours and admission fees for one premium museum, art gallery and heritage site were also included.
The cost of the Full Monty package in Krakow comes in at £164.80. For less than a pound extra, the ethereal delights of Vilnius in Lithuania are an option. A Vilnius holiday comes to an average of £165.53 while the Latvian capital of Riga tots up to £172.17.
The expenditure in Poland's capital, Warsaw, is not overly high and visitors are able to do the sights plus eat and asleep to a reasonable standard for £180.53. The delights of a short holiday in Budapest, Prague and even Moscow are all yours for under £200.
At the other end of the scale, old favourites like Venice, Amsterdam and Oslo are still costly. A break in Amsterdam clocks up £534.51 and more than treble that of one in Krakow. A city break in Oslo is £510.47. Surprisingly, Venice is not at the top of the table pricewise and can be done at a relative bargain price of £423.03.