Free Entry to Top European Attractions for Under 26’s

Free Entry to Top European Attractions for Under 2

Fancy a city break but don’t want to break the bank? We’ve put together a little guide to the top attractions around Europe that offer free or discounted entry to those aged 26 and under. Proof of age will be required so don’t forget your passports, and if you’re studying bring your student ID for further discounts. Finally, to save even further book you can book your insurance and parking here.

Paris                                                              
It only takes just over 2 hours to get to Paris on the Eurostar and is well worth a visit. Arguably the capital of culture in Europe, Paris brings you romance, art and fantastic food! The city is a wonderful place to explore by foot and you can visit the Arc De Triomphe, Eiffel Tower and Montmartre district all by just taking a leisurely stroll around. There are loads of lovely hotels in the centre of town making it easy to get around, and if you book through lastminute.com you can get 6.3% cashback.  From there the following places can be visited on the cheap:

Free entry under 26…
The Louvre
A classic landmark in Paris, home to the world famous Mona Lisa, and one of the largest museums in the world, the Louvre is well worth the visit.

Louvre

(Image by Glouthmouth1)

Musee d’Orsay
Situated on the left bank of the river Seine, this museum is spectacularly housed in a former beaux-arts railway station.

Musee Rodin
Dedicated to French sculptor Auguste Rodin, the museum and surrounding gardens are situated in central Paris, making a visit easy to fit into your day. Entry is free for all on the 1st Sunday of every month.

Free For All…
City of Paris Museum of Modern Art & City of Paris Museum of Fine Arts
Entry is free for all to see the permanent collection. Temporary exhibitions are half price for those under 26.

Notre Dame Cathedral
“Our Lady of Paris”, the famous Catholic cathedral, is considered one of the finest examples of French gothic architecture. You do have to pay to climb the tower and visit the treasury though.

Botanical Gardens
Cultivated throughout the centuries, admission is free to the general gardens only - the specialist gardens charge.

 Rome

 The Colesseum

("Photo by DAVID ILIFF. License: CC-BY-SA 3.0")

A city where 2,500 years of history is strikingly visible everywhere you go, soak in the culture and admire the architecture. All city and state run museums, and archaeological sites, offer free entry to EU residents under 18 and discounts for those under 26. Book your flights here and get £31.50 cashback. Don’t miss:

The Colosseum

This impressive site is famous for its gladiator events, mock battles and public executions.

The Trevi Fountain

Throw a coin into one of the most famous fountains in the world.

The Forum & Pantheon

Imagine historic happenings at these ancient government buildings.

The Borghese Gallery

Admire the Borghese collection of paintings, sculpture and antiques.
 
Vatican museum & Sistine Chapel

You’d be silly to visit Rome and not visit these world famous institutions, and they’re free for all on the last Sunday of every month.

Madrid
Madrid has a plethora of landmarks and attractions. Here are some of our top picks that offer free entry:

Prado Museum
National art museum, hosting collections from the 12th to the early 19th centuries.
(Free for under 18s and students under 26. Free for all Mon-Sat 6-8pm, Sun 5-7pm).

Reina Sofia National Museum of Art
National museum of 20th century art, situated at the southern end of the so-called ‘Golden Triangle of Art’ – it’s also well worth visiting the other 2 ‘points’ of the triangle, the Prado Museum and Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum.
(Free for under 18’s and Students under 26. Free for all Sat 3-9pm, Sun 10am-2.30pm)

Royal Palace
The official residence of the Spanish royal family, only used for state ceremonies. Several rooms are open to the public.
(From October – March it’s free for EU citizens, Mon-Thurs 3pm-6pm, and from April - September 6pm-8pm)

 Madrid Royal Palace

(Image by "Duimdog")

Naval Museum
Showcasing the maritime history of Spain.
(Free for all on Sat & Sun)

So, here’s our money saving guide to visiting some of the most beautiful cities in Europe. You can do it do in style whilst saving your money on luxuries, such as our cashback deal on a VIP Lounge Pass to make your trip that bit more lavish. And then you can spend some of your hard saved cash on a well-earned glass of wine after your day exploring the sites!

Posted on 14 Jul 2014  |  Posted in  Travel, 'How To' Articles, 'How To' Articles
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