According to the Russian portal Travel.ru, Minsk topped the list of 50 European holiday destinations for November.
Travel.ru experts compiled the rating taking into account an average per-capita travel budget for the period of 2-3 November 2014 which includes accommodation in two and three-star hotels situated within five kilometers from the downtown, food in cafes, excursions, a one-day transport card, the cost of a visit to the city’s most popular museum, and a transfer from the airport to the city’s downtown by public transport.
The rating compilers name the Belarusian capital as the best city for November trips in 2014 with the total budget of €40. “It is a nice, friendly and clean city,” Travel.ru says.
“Minsk will also be to the liking of shopping lovers. All Belarusian goods are cheap and of decent quality. No need for visas, physical proximity, hospitable atmosphere and moderate prices make the Belarusian capital a confident leader of the rating,” the Russian portal notes.
The top ten also included Saint Petersburg (with the budget of €44), Bucharest (€45), Krakow (€46), Zagreb (€47), Belgrade (€49), Kaliningrad (€50), Vilnius (€51), Budapest (€52), and Riga (€53).