If you decide to book your excursions once you’ve arrived, beware of shady characters with worn-out looking taxis, especially in remoter parts of Europe.
It’s best to book your day trips and tours from home. This not only keeps the prices cheap, but it keeps the companies providing the excursions honest, whether you’re booking day trips on a boat or hiring a bike for self-planned tours of the area.
You can often hire a bike very cheaply in most holiday destinations, but be careful that you check the bike carefully before setting off – you don’t want to be charged for any damage you haven’t done to the bike yourself.
Of course, for the ultimate in cheap activities you can’t beat a free walking tour, and the local tourist office will usually be able to provide free maps showing the best walking routes in the area for people of all abilities and experience. If you want to learn the city more in depth, we can recommend you to book a guided walking tour.