It’s our own Bandanini and Bandanette Warsaw pact because of its value… we came, Warsaw, we concurred.
For those of you wanting to escape the British sun (the new normal) the Polish capital won’t have you sweating.
About the costs with a two-day getaway for a couple only setting you back £426.
Our friends at Viator do the heavy lifting for us with a priced guide to what’s best to do in Warsaw and its vicinity.
And, of course, we’ll always be drawn to the history and the hops which means, Warsaw Ghetto, Auschwitz and a pub crawl.
Viator’s guide leaves us free to break bread, or seeing it’s Poland dumplings, when they invite us out to their embassy, or events.
Eastern and Central Europe has long since topped our shopping list, or Chopin list if you’re Warsaw.
I remember well being seduced by the value of Bulgaria 25 years ago.
And then meeting a family who were back in the autumn for their second holiday after saving on their first earlier in the year.
Sofia so good, Prague’s brag
Sofia is second on the Forbes Advisor list at £432, Vilnius in Lithuania (£465), Skopje in North Macedonia (£511) and Belgrade in Serbia (£521).
Prague at £523 ticks most boxes for us (particularly the Strahov Monastery Brewery).
While Podgorica and Montenegro at £528 is one of those discovery destinations.
We know about a day in Sarajevo in Bosnia & Herzegovina on a coach trip from Medjugorje.
But two days in the Balkans crossroads city is 8th on the list at £538… and you won’t be disappointed!
We’ll pick out the Franz Ferdinand museum, the Atrocities Museum and the Winter Olympics vista as a starting point.
Riga in Latvia at £550 and Bucharest in Romania at £561 make up the top ten.
Figure it out
So you want to know how they come up with the figures.
Well Forbes Advisor factors in the average price for return flights for two people…
With the help of Numbeo.com, BudgetYourTrip.com and CheapFlights.com.
Two nights’ accommodation, two days’ worth of excursions, a taxi for the entire vacation, and meals out as well as alcohol.
Sounds like our kind of mini-break.
And seeing we like a challenge we might start at the very beginning… it’s a very good place to start.
So we can say, we came, Warsaw, we concurred.