Explore Europe on a budget
Taking a “Euro Trip” may actually take the crown for being the most popular bucket listed activity in the world. To help you get the most out of your journey without digging deep into your pocketbook, here are a few travel tips & ISIC discounts. Enjoy!
#1: Take buses
FlixBus is the perfect choice for a spontaneous budget traveler. It’s a low-cost bus service that runs throughout Europe, covering an expansive network of 2,000 destinations across 29 countries.
Free Wi-Fi, numerous power outlets, spacious leg room, adjustable seats, low-cost snacks and drinks are available on-board; FlixBus will get you pretty much everywhere you want, comfortably and on time!
Tickets usually include one item of hand baggage and one 20kg checked-in piece, but please verify all conditions before making a reservation. With fares starting from a couple of euros, their ticket prices are truly unbeatable but remember: the earlier you book, the cheaper you will be able to travel!
And, with your ISIC card you can save an additional 10% or €3 (20% for the non-EURO destinations). Simply select the country you wish to explore, verify your ISIC credentials and receive your promo code to use on the FlixBus app! Book now
Are you traveling within the UK? Another bus option to check out is National Express, which serves all major towns and cities, as well as many of the main airports, taking you direct to the terminal door! Verify your ISIC card and take 20% off your next journey
#2: Rent a bike
Sightseeing from behind a window glass? Meh. How about sightseeing on two wheels? Cost-effective, eco-friendly and a great work-out. Whether you’re an avid cyclist who enjoys off-road trails or a more casual rider, most European destinations have a path to keep everyone entertained. Need some inspiration?
Amsterdam – If you’re going to cycle in any city, make it the Dutch capital – a cyclist’s playground, where bikes outnumber people by far. Take the 11-kilometer round trip from Centraal Station to Vondelpark through lively canals, the picturesque Jordaan district, Anne Frank house and the Rijksmuseum. Show your ISIC card at any of the Mac Bike rental shops to get a 1 EUR discount
Barcelona – With fantastic weather and almost 200 kilometers of bike lanes, Barcelona is ripe with history, culture, art and architecture, all easily experienced on two wheels. You can also burn off some extra calories on the hilly climbs on Montjuïc, and then relax on the flatter beach areas. Flash your ISIC card at any of the BimBimBikes rental shops to get a 5% discount
Lisbon – Cycling through a city that is famous for its steep hills and winding roads can be a fun, physical challenge! Put together clear skies, cobbled streets, palaces, churches, a wide glittering river and cheap and fresh seafood to eat outside a tasca (bar) – that’s Lisbon! Present your ISIC card at the Bike a Wish rental shop to enjoy a 10% discount
#3: Buy a pass
City cards offer great value and convenience, as they let you bundle the cost of admission to different sights to save money, plus come with skipping-the-line privileges and exclusive benefits. Discover some great European destinations – and save even more with your ISIC card!
The Paris Pass comes in 2, 3, 4 and 6-day versions to suit all kinds of trips, from short city breaks to longer vacations. It grants free entrance to over 60 museums and iconic monuments, such as the Louvre, the Arc de Triomphe or the Palace of Versailles. Besides that, you can travel for free across central Paris, any time of the day, any day of the week. With your ISIC card you can get your 2-day Paris Pass with a €15 discount!
While in Paris, visit Disneyland Paris
Get your Mickey ears on and immerse yourself in the world of Disney stories – soaking up all their magic at Disneyland Paris! Over 50 attractions, breathtaking parades and shows offer unique experiences and exciting adventures for everyone.
Get your 1 day – Super Magic ticket for €65 instead of €87.
Interested in more parks or in an annual pass? Check all offers here
Please note: For an order made Monday through Thursday, your tickets are sent within 1 or 2 working days. Tickets ordered Friday through Sunday are sent on Mondays.
If you are looking for easy admission to bucket list sights, then the Roma Pass is a smart purchase. Available in the 48- and 72-hour versions, the card gives free entrance to the first or the first two museums and/or archaeological sites that you visit, and discounts for all the other ones. Free use of the city public transport network is also included.
Marvel at the iconic arena of the Colosseum, where gladiators’ fights used to take place, and at the art pieces preserved at Musei Capitolini, to name but a few!
Save €2 on your 48-hour or 72-hour Roma Pass, just by showing your ISIC card at one of the selling points!
Marvel at the baroque Schönbrunn Palace (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), discover “The Kiss” by Klimt and other masterpieces by Monet or Van Gogh at the Belvedere, visit the oldest zoo in the world, the Schönbrunn Zoo, built in the 18th century – without wasting time in the line and saving a lot of money! The Vienna PASS is definitely your VIP ticket into a selection of top attractions, in and around the Austrian capital.
Verify your ISIC card to save 10% on your Vienna Pass!
What will you discover next?
Tiqets is an innovative ticketing platform that is revolutionizing the way visitors discover, buy and use tickets for museums, shows and attractions. ISIC and Tiqets have partnered up and selected a great variety of top venues across Europe, that you can explore with 8% discount.
Editor’s choice: Buckle up and swing 100 meters above the ground, back and forth over the edge of the A’DAM Tower, with Amsterdam just below your feet. Use the code ‘ISICTICKETS8’ to get your discounted admission and book here. Enjoy!