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How cheap to have a rest in Europe?

Not far off New Year`s vacation, holidays - a season of big sales in Europe. Why not to go there, having combined travel with successful shopping - round.

There is no shortcoming of offers of bus tours " today; very quickly from travel agencies. But if you have more to liking thoughtful, slow acquaintance to sights, then it is better to make a choice for independent travel.

Besides, in the latter case you are free in the choice of a way of movement and the place of residence, and, so in your power to make the cost of rest minimum.

So, went! Strangely enough, but one of cheap means of transport in Europe is the plane. So, flight from Warsaw to Paris on the budgetary airlines will cost you only 90 euros.

If nevertheless not for you, then how to save on journey by train, it is possible to read planes here.

To live the cheapest way in hostels. The hostel is the youth hotel which is handing over beds in numbers with cohabitation. The personnel of hostels know English. On average in the European capital number for the night costs about 20 - 30 euros. The price can rise by Christmas several times.

At last, the most important - purchases. If you were not 30 years old, EURO26 discount card will help to save on purchases to you. According to this card it is possible to buy goods, to use services 5% cheaper - 100%. The highest discounts are allowed on visit of cultural objects - the museums, galleries, theaters and libraries. Design of this card costs 280 Russian rubles. She acts during 1 year from the moment of receiving. More detailed information is on the website www. euro26. org/ru.

One more way to save money on purchases in Europe is return of a value added tax (VAT). This tax making up to 25% of the price of goods comes back to the buyer on condition of export of the acquired thing abroad.

To return money, it is necessary to meet several conditions. In - the first, it is necessary to shop in shop - the partner of the Global Refund company. About it it is possible to recognize by the corresponding logos stuck in shop. The Premier Tax Free firm is also engaged in return of a tax, but its shops meet much less often therefore it will be a question only of Global Refund further.

In - the second, in the same shop it is necessary to gather goods for a certain sum. For example, in shop of the Global Refund system the minimum sum of purchase makes 175 euros and one eurocent. On food of the VAT it is impossible to return.

In - the third, in shop we demand the special check. In the check the sum of the returned tax, the address of your accommodation and number of the international passport has to be specified.

At last, we show the check with the acquired things at departure from the EU to the customs officer for putting down of a special mark. At the same time it is necessary to meet the three-months deadline which is counted from the first day of the month following after a month of purchase. For example, if you made a purchase on December 15, then the customs mark has to be put down till March 31 (3 months are counted since January 1).

It is possible to exchange the check for money as at departure from Europe (in company offices of Global Refund which are at airport terminals, on the main border check-points), and upon return home (in the bank cooperating with this company). Winter travel pleasant to you!