Capital cities from Eastern Europe are drawing rising quantities of travelers and even if prices in some great cities have grown in comparison with last year, journeys to capitals from Warsaw to Baku remain comparatively cheap.
With a median room rate of nearly £54, Riga, Vilnius and Tallinn continue to be smart budget options for holidaymakers given the miscellaneous architecture and multi-colored nightlife on offer.
Moscow city, capital of Russia, remains uncontested at the highest level of the price ranking with a median room rate of approximately £138. This is a better deal even if more pricey than the second most expensive capital city, Baku in Azerbaijan, the scene for the Eurovision Song Contest in 2012, with a median rate for rooms of £101.
Two beloved city break destinations – Prague and Budapest – sit at the halfway point of the price range among Eastern European cities. In these trendy capital cities, tourists are likely to pay a quite good £63 per night.
The most noticeable price rise compared with May 2010 was observed in Warsaw. The Poland capital saw a rise in median room rates of 19 percent with prices leveling off at £79 per night. The Slovenian capital Ljubljana and the Slovakian one Bratislava also averaged significant pricier than last year and the room rate in Tallinn rose by nearly 15 percent to £60.
On the other hand, accommodation prices in Baku and Serbian capital Belgrade fell. For a city rest in Belgrade, travelers will pay about 10 percent less than in summer 2010. This city, at the joining together of the Danube and the Sava is charging at present nearly £74 per night on the average.