Sightseeing on a budget

City sightseeing pass
In most big cities you can buy a sightseeing pass and get free or discounted entry to a wealth of attractions and tours. Some passes also give free travel or reduced rates on public transport. If you're planning on seeing a few of the top sights within a city, you'll find the pass is good value for your money.

Student and youth cards
There are several student and youth cards that give you a discount on various attractions and sites around Europe. The most well-known cards include ISE and ISIC. Non-students under 26 can apply for the European Youth Card.

Free stuff
In some cities you can visit a selection of museums and attractions for free. London has an excellent selection of museums and attractions to visit, absolutely free of charge. In other cities, such as Copenhagen, free admission is offered once a week. Also across Europe, many cities have an annual night  where all the museums open their doors to the public free of charge.