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Hungary for romance? Budapest cheapest destination for a romantic getaway
01/Jul/2015
Hungarian capital Budapest is the cheapest destination for UK couples to have a romantic getaway, according to a new study.

Experts at relationship site eHarmony.co.uk and travel search engine Skyscanner analysed the typical costs involved with a date across the 20 most populous European cities, including a meal, flowers, chocolates and hotel room, with average flights prices to these destinations from UK airports. The results reveal that Budapest offers the best value ‘datecation’ in Europe.

On average, a two night Budapest break will set you back £390, with a three star hotel room costing just £36 and a quality three course meal for two with a bottle of house white coming to £31. Twelve red roses and a box of chocolates come to £38 and travel around the city for two totals £8. Finally, return flights for two add on £277.

In fact, according to Skyscanner flight price data, it is cheaper to fly from a UK airport to Budapest and have a date there (£390 for all elements above with flights included) than it would be for people within the UK to travel to London for a romantic rendezvous (£547).

Following Budapest is Warsaw, with a weekend in the Polish capital coming to £394 overall. Belgian capital Brussels rounds out the top three cheapest cities, with it costing £413 in total to take a partner abroad. The average cost across the continent for an evening out as a couple is £500.

Table one: Top 10 cheapest destinations for a romantic getaway, across the top 20 most populated European cities

Rank

City

Price for date (without flights)

Average return flight for two from UK airports

Overall total for break

1st

Budapest

£113

£277

£390

2nd

Warsaw

£135

£259

£394

3rd

Brussels

£203

£210

£413

4th

Birmingham

£175

£253

£428

5th

Berlin

£206

£248

£454

6th

Prague

£191

£276

£467

7th

Madrid

£198

£281

£479

8th

Bucharest

£181

£309

£490

9th

Hamburg

£213

£278

£491

10th

Rome

£209

£292

£501

- See more at: http://www.traveldailynews.com/news/article/66866/hungary-for-romance-budapest-cheapest#.dpuf
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