Baltics have the cheap­est Christ­mas mar­kets in Europe

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Af­ter sur­vey­ing eleven Euro­pean ci­ties, it has been con­cluded that Baltic States have the cheap­est Christ­mas mar­kets. Riga holds sec­ond place in this re­gard. Es­to­nia’s cap­i­tal city of Tallinn is on the first place, ac­cord­ing to in­for­ma­tion pro­vided by Riga’s Tourism De­vel­op­ment Bu­reau for the lat­est Christ­mas mar­ket study con­ducted by Bri­tain’s Post Of­fice.

A weekend in Tallinn would cost two peo­ple GBP 538.00 (EUR 656.69), which is one-third cheaper than Stock­holm, which, ac­cord­ing to the sur­vey, has the high­est costs GBP 801.00 (EUR 931.56). A weekend in Riga, on the other hand, would cost two peo­ple GBP 547.00 (EUR 636.16). Riga has been rec­og­nized as the sec­ond most eco­nom­i­cally ben­e­fi­cial travel des­ti­na­tion for Bri­tish tourists.

Prague is on the third place. Spend­ing Christ­mas there would cost Bri­tish tourists GBP 582.00 (EUR 676.86). Meals in Prague are also cheaper. How­ever, air­line tick­ets and ho­tel costs are nearly GBP 100.00 more ex­pen­sive when com­pared with Riga.

Post Of­fice Euro­pean Christ­mas Mar­kets Barom­e­ter is based on in­for­ma­tion pro­vided by na­tional and re­gional tourism bu­reaus. The barom­e­ter sur­veyed eleven Euro­pean ci­ties – Tallinn, Riga, Prague, Mu­nich, Lille, Bu­dapest, Ber­lin, Stras­bourg, Copen­hagen, Vi­enna and

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