A visit to the city's most popular Italian restaurant and a subsequent sightseeing tour in Bern can quickly cost almost 260 euros. This is the result of Bunq, the second largest neobank in the EU, focused on making life easier for digital nomads and international companies.
The research examined the average prices for popular leisure activities and Italian establishments via TripAdvisor in 46 European countries.
A vacation day in Switzerland is the most expensive
Whether it's eating at an Italian restaurant, an audio tour of the city or a trip to the lake: all of these activities cost the most for visitors to Bern on average. At EUR 259,40, Bern is the most expensive capital city. Travelers in Riga, Latvia, pay almost 100 euros less: the average price for an activity followed by a visit to a restaurant there is 162,40 euros. A visit to the city of Tallinn in Estonia costs 160,20 euros, which puts the city in third place in the survey.
The situation is different in Prague, Budapest and Warsaw: the daily rate for visits to the capitals is the lowest. In Prague, tourists can have a good time for as little as 40 euros. In Budapest and Warsaw, travelers spend an average of 43,90 and 44,50 euros respectively for a day's vacation.
Aperol, cappuccino, cola and a pizza margherita are the most expensive in Iceland overall
If you want to eat Italian in Reykjavik, you should take a look at the menu beforehand. There, the costs in the most popular Italian restaurants are the highest in Europe at 49 euros. The average price for Mediterranean cuisine is also particularly high in Switzerland and Denmark: restaurant owners in Bern and Copenhagen charge an average of 45,90 and 44,20 euros respectively.
In Skopje, North Macedonia, guests can relax in an Italian ambience for as little as 14,80 euros. This makes going to a restaurant in the capital the cheapest. In Podgorica (Montenegro) and Chișinău (Moldova), staying in a restaurant is also comparatively inexpensive: here, travelers pay an average of 15 and 17,20 euros, respectively, for the food and drinks examined.
In Bern, the average price for leisure activities is 214 euros
Anyone who chooses popular tourist attractions in Bern will have to dig deep into their pockets: in the Swiss capital, the leisure activities are the most expensive in Europe at a whopping 213,50 euros. However, the travelers are offered a lot in return. The average price consists of a full-day boat tour to Zermatt, a city tour and a scavenger hunt through the city of Bern. The Baltic region follows at a great distance: around 136 euros are due in Estonia and Latvia. Moldova comes third with costs of 134,70 euros.
Sightseeing tours are significantly cheaper in the Czech capital: the average price for a boat tour, a museum visit and a guided tour of Prague's Old Town is just 16,50 euros. The situation is similar in Budapest, where travelers pay EUR 21,60 for activities. At almost 24 euros, Warsaw is the third cheapest in terms of activities.