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7 Cheap Holiday Destinations for South Africans in Europe

Let’s look at some beautiful holiday destinations in Europe that is also affordable for South African travelers.  Since South Africa was / and in some cases still is, the home town of many of our team members, we thought to explore which places would be good travel options for them, without braking the bank.  So here are 7 Affordable holiday destinations in Europe.


Discover the lakeside town of Trakai.  A tour from Vilnius to Trakai is definitely worth doing.  The guides are informative and you will see stunning castles like the: Insular Castle and Gothic-style monuments of the beautiful Old Town. 

If it is coastal area you are after, Palanga is your destination in Lithuania.  (Along the way you can stop in Kaunas for some sight-seeing.)

The resort town of Palanga is on the Lithuanian Baltic coast. Here you can enjoy Palangos Pliažas beach, the Palangos Tiltas, L-shaped pier, and experience the lively, pedestrianized Basanavičiaus Street, lined with bars and restaurants.

A visit to the Tiskevičiai Palace houses the Palanga Amber Museum, is a good stop to make.

Another must-see in Lithuania is the Trakai Island Castle in Trakia.

Trakia Island Castle Lithuania
Trakia Island Castle Lithuania

Lithuania Tours & Trips

The best month to go is May - during which time the best holiday packages are available to tour through Lithuania.

Is Lithuania expensive?

This country is really affordable, especially if you are staying in South Africa and looking for fabulous European holiday destinations at affordable prices.


Latvia is situated on the Baltic Sea between Lithuania and Estonia. The country’s capital, Riga is famous for its beautiful wooden and art nouveau architecture.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites:

  • Historic Centre of Riga 
  • Struve Geodetic Arc

The medieval Old Town with St. Peter’s Church is a definite must-visit. Riga’s museums include the Latvian Ethnographic Open-Air Museum, showcasing local crafts, food and music.

Latvia Riga Daugava