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5 underrated countries in Europe to explore

By Finserv MARKETS - Jul 26,2019
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In every continent, there are celebrated cities that everyone knows about and would like to visit at least once in their lifetime. And there are ones that are underrated. Imagine enjoying a Europe vacation with all the beauty of Paris, Amsterdam, Barcelona and Rome without bumping into people everywhere and without worrying about expensive food, accommodation and tours.

If you want to enjoy your holiday in relative peace and serenity, these 5 underrated countries in Europe fall into picture-perfect place. These places are not that expensive but if you don’t want to explore Europe on a budget, consider a Bajaj Finserv travel loan that can be credited into your bank account within 24 hours and requires minimal documents.

Here are the 5 underrated countries in Europe you should definitely consider over the ones that are already famous, crowded and expensive.

Malta-

Malta is a small country that neighbors Italy and Greece and shares the natural and architectural beauty of both its neighbors at a lower price tag with far lesser crowd. It is easy to communicate with locals in this archipelago nation in the Mediterranean because English is the second official language. Malta is one of the five smallest countries in Europe and portrays the influence of the entire European continent.

Things to do there:

  • Explore beautiful antique churches
  • Get down to the rugged coast for a scuba dive in the turquoise seas
  • Visit a Scoglitti restaurant to relish Sicilian-style seafood
  • Refresh yourself with limoncello in the palazzos of Valletta, Malta’s capital

Accommodation: You can stay in beautiful hotels and resorts in Malta with hotel rent ranging from Rs. 3,000-21,000 depending upon the locality, hotel, rooms and amenities.

Costs: 7 night, 8 days package costs approx. Rs. 55,000

Montenegro-

The second on the list also starts with the letter ‘M.’ The name Montenegro literally means ‘Black Mountain’ in Italian. However, this country nestled along the Adriatic coast is well-known for its stunning, sun-drenched beaches that cover nearly 200 miles of coastline. Montenegro is an affordable alternative and much less crowded than the beaches of Croatia.

Things to do there:

  • Hike or sail the humbling trails of Durmitor National Park
  • Stay in a coastal medieval village
  • Enjoy a sumptuous seafood meal
  • Unwind at the nightclubs in Kotor
  • Savour castle-top cocktails

Accommodation: You can stay in a guest house or cabin for Rs. 2,000 per day or in a five-star hotel at Rs. 35,000 per day.

Costs: Montenegro is quite an expensive holiday destination. A typical holiday package to Becici for 3 nights and 4 days costs Rs. 2.5 lakh for a couple.

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Georgia-

Tucked between Turkey and Russia, the mountainous nation of Georgia is known for its vineyards and wines. You can see vineyard farms stretching here as far as the eye can see. It’s known for its excellent cuisine, friendly locals, vibrant cities, mesmerizing architecture, skiing, hiking and beaches, and of course wines.

Things to do there:

  • Hit the beaches along the Black Sea
  • Take in the picturesque streets of Tbilisi
  • Drink some local liquor called Chacha
  • Admire the Persian architecture
  • Visit ancient churches
  • Wonder at modern-day engineering marvels
  • Go skiing on the second-highest slope in the world

Accommodation: Rs. 5,000-12,000

Costs: Rs. 70,000 for 4 nights and 5 days

Slovenia-

Located in central Europe, Slovenia quietly snuggles between Austria and Croatia while offering the best of both worlds. The country boasts of mesmerizing natural beauty as well as beautiful historical and modern architecture. The cuisine is an unforgettable mix of Italian and east European while being easy on the pocket.

Things to do there:

  • Go skiing in the Alps
  • Hit the beaches off the Adriatic coast minus the crowd
  • Spend some time at Ljubljana, the country’s beautiful capital with historical reminders and modern-day marvels
  • Soak in the natural beauty and serenity of Lake Bled
  • Explore the surrounding hiking trails and caves

Accommodation: Rs. 3,000 – 11,000

Costs: Rs. 75,000 for 4 nights and 5 days

Latvia-

Located on the east coast of the Baltic Sea and acting as a sort of crossroads between eastern and northern Europe, Latvia is a picturesque country adorned with ancient castles, medieval towns and pristine natural beauty. Riga, its capital city is well-known for amazing food, sea cruises and art nouveau architecture.

Things to do there:

  • Visit Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Spend some quality time at the Rundale Palace gardens
  • Go swimming and unwind in the stunning blue water of the Baltic sea
  • Party the night in the town of Liepaja
  • Don’t forget the ancient castles and picturesque medieval towns

Accommodation: Rs. 1,500- 15,000

Costs: Rs. 55,000 for 4 nights 5 days

Like many places on our beautiful planet, there is much to explore and marvel in Europe apart from cities popularized by Hollywood and Bollywood films. These sparsely visited countries are light on the pocket, less crowded and more satisfying to our heart and soul. Most importantly, they combine the best attributes of their more popular neighbors.

You can also combine 2-3 neighboring countries when you book a European holiday so that you can enjoy the best of both worlds. If funds are a problem or if you don’t want to dig into your savings, consider opting for a Personal Loan for Travel on Finserv MARKETS at attractive interest rates, flexible EMIs and fast approval with minimum documents.

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