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6 European cities where you can still enjoy a luxurious holiday cheaply

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If you’re planning summer trips or looking for a last-minute spring break, you’ll be happy to know that there are many European destinations that are cheaper than you might think.

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While you may have to pay a pretty penny for your plane ticket, there are several cities where you can enjoy five-star accommodations and world-class dining for much less than you would pay in the United States.

Here are a few European cities where you can enjoy a luxury vacation on a budget.

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Lisbon, Portugal

Foodies on a budget should head to Lisbon, where you can enjoy a three-course meal for two with a bottle of house wine for an average price of $42, according to the Post Office City Costs Barometer. For affordable five-star hotel accommodations, consider the 1908 Lisboa Hotel, which costs about $200 per night.

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Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius scored full marks on the Post Office City Costs Barometer – it ranked number 2 for overall affordable European destination, number 1 for most affordable accommodation, number 4 for cheapest meals and number 5 for cultural attractions with the lowest cost .

You can stay at a four-star hotel, such as the Congress Avenue Hotel, for just $53 per night, or at a five-star hotel, such as the Radisson Collection Astorija Hotel, Vilnius, for just $107 per night.

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Athens, Greece

There are many cities in Greece that have become unaffordable, but Athens remains a cheap destination for a European getaway. Enjoy a three-course meal for two and a bottle of wine for an average of just $43, according to the Post Office Barometer.

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Zagreb, Croatia

Enjoy good food and cultural sights on the cheap when you visit this Baltic destination. The average cost of a three-course dinner for two people with a bottle of house wine is $61, and the average cost of visiting cultural attractions such as museums and heritage sites is $12.50, the Post Office reported.

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Budapest, Hungary

This capital is as picturesque as it is affordable. If you’re looking for an inexpensive spa experience, visit the city’s famous thermal baths. For five-star accommodations, consider Corinthia Budapest, with rates starting from $151 per night.

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Lille, France

Forget Paris if you want to save money. Instead, head to Lille, where you can enjoy cultural sights for an average of $15, according to the post office. Take a step back in history with a stay at the five-star L’Hermitage Gantois, which was built in the 15th century and has rates from $217 per night.

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