Euro 2020 is one of the most anticipated sporting events in the year and, of course, everyone is trying really hard to come up with a way of seeing it. Unfortunately, many people do not have access to unbelievable amounts of money you would need to see each and every match, including the traveling tickets and the accommodations. Luckily for you, we’ve come up with a few ways to help you prepare for watching Euro 2020 and even visiting a bit of Europe while on a budget.
After obtaining a ticket, the largest issues are transportation tickets and accommodation. This is one of those cases where you should give backpacking a chance. See, the thing about backpacking is that you don’t carry a lot of luggage and you rely on yourself and the locals to get by. That means foregoing travel agencies, but instead searching online for a cheap place to stay, like a hostel.
Secondly, in terms of transportation, you may find that trains are the most efficient and there are often some special deals that allow you to traverse the continent without buying new tickets every time. Additionally, there is a chance you’ll be able to carpool with your friends, though this option can be more expensive than taking a train.
One way to avoid steep prices is to book your transportation and accommodation now. The further away your travel date is, the more affordable the options. Be on the lookout for the flights, rides, hostels, and rooms that are on the cheaper side. Take into consideration the suburbs and how far they are from all the action.
Another piece of advice – when you are searching for prices online, make sure you use the incognito mode – cookies can inflate the price after the site has been notified you are interested. It’s perfectly fine to book our tickets online, but make sure the sites are legitimate before you continue.
Unfortunately, the volunteering phase for this year’s event has been closed. In fact, at the time of writing, the people who signed up should already be confirmed and their training is likely to start soon. Generally speaking, volunteering for an international event is a great way to see the world without spending too much money, though you will be packed with responsibilities constantly. We would recommend checking out whether anything else related to Euro 2020 could use some volunteers.
Managing Your Time
If you already have your tickets, you may start planning how you are going to spend your time before each match. It would be a good idea to consider the local sites and whether you would have time to see them. After all, you are there for sports, but you should know how to efficiently manage your time so that you have a few stories when you come home.
Choose the Matches
Finally, we have one issue no one really wants to talk about, but it needs to be addressed. It is very difficult to be able to afford to visit each and every match. So, you have several options at your disposal, depending on your actual budget. First of all, you could focus your attention on nothing but the finals. Those tickets are the most expensive and it would be very difficult to find a place to stay or how to get there on time.
Alternatively, you could follow your country and only stick around for as long as they are in the competition. That way, you can see the sites, see a few matches, and be a bit patriotic while visiting Europe. However, the choice is up to you.