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    5 Free Things to Do and See in 5 Great Cities

    What is it they say? “The best things in life are free”? That may be true for the most part, but not when you are busy planning, booking and saving for a holiday.

    As always, Auto Europe is on hand to help and we have been busy scouring the city streets to find out if you really can have the best in travel for free.

    Here are our Top 5 city picks with the top 5 free things to do and see:

    Rome, Italy

    Spanish Steps1. Sit on the Spanish Steps with a coffee ( the coffee you will have to pay for!).

    2. Explore the Villa Borghese, the largest park in Rome.

    3. Make a wish at the Trevi Fountain.

    4. Watch the world go by at the Piazza Vanona.

    5.Take a step back in time at the Santa Maria del Popolo, a beautiful 15th century church.

    Top Traveller Tip: Did you know that the first Sunday of each month Rome opens all public museums, monuments and archaeological sites _ to all for free?

    New York, USA

    New York City Hall1. Explore the historic corridors of the City Hall.

    2. Catch the free ferry to Governor’s Island.

    3. Take a walk down Wall Street and see the grand city banks buildings.

    4. Visit Green-Wood Cemetery and Battle Hill.

    5. Relax with a pre-packed picnic in Central Park.


    Top Traveller Tip: Even though the City Hall tours are free, you still need to book on them in advance.

    Paris, France

    Notre Dame de Paris1. Marvel at the ornate design of the Notre Dame Cathedral

    2. Window shop along the Avenue Montagigne and Rue du Fauborg Saint-Honore.

    3. Enjoy the landscaped garden in the Jardin du Luxembourg, nestled in the Latin Quarter.

    4. Walk around Pere Lachaise, the city’s largest cemetery.

    5. Visit the ruins of one of the largest Roman amphitheaters – the Arnes de Lutece.

    Top Traveller Tip: You do have to pay to go up the Eiffel Tower, but to stand below and take pictures is free!




    Barcelona, Spain

    Barcelona1. Soak up the day’s sun at the beautiful city beach. Weather permitting that is!

    2.Walk the cobbled streets of the Barri Gotic.

    3. Enjoy the sculptures in Parc Güell.

    4. Mingle with the locals at La Boqueria market.

    5. Get the best night city view in Montjluc Park; it’s a great spot to see the buildings lit up.

    Top Traveller Tip: Check out which nights they light up the fountain in Montjluc Park, where the water dances to a musical soundtrack!

    London, UK

    London Bridge1. Learn all about the River Thames and its history at the Museum of London Docklands.

    2. Step back in time with the dinosaurs at Crystal Palace Park.

    3. Watch the changing of the guards outside of Buckingham Palace.

    4. Try and find the picturesque pond in the Barbican Centre.

    5. Head to the Speakers Corner at Hyde Park, you never know who might be having their say.

    Top Traveller Tip: Make sure you pack an umbrella; one thing that you can’t book in England is the weather!
    Exploring doesn’t always have to mean expense; just a little research before you travel can go along way!

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