Andy Steves' Europe
City-Hopping on a Budget
Pick a city and go! All new budget guidebook from Andy Steves, Founder and Chief Backpacker of WSA
This book picks up where crowdsourcing leaves off, covering the flashpacker skills you need for spur-of-the-moment trips to Europe’s top destinations.
Master digital tools
Book cheap flights online, find rooms at AirBnB, and catch a ride with Uber.
Connect with other travelers Head to the most popular hostels for a ready-made, real-life social network.
Follow 3-day plans in each city
Learn which cities match your interests & which to easily combine for a longer trip.
See iconic sights
Check the Eiffel Tower, the London Eye, and the Colosseum off your bucket list, plus insider tips to skip the lines.
Hit the local hot spots
Chill at Amsterdam’s coffeeshops, study mixology at London’s speakeasies, and bust moves at Barcelona’s beach clubs.
Enjoy the best—and cheapest—local cuisine
Graze at crêperies in Paris, pubs in Dublin, and aperitivo in Rome.
Become a temporary local
Adapt to the culture to enjoy authentic, unforgettable experiences.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Andy Steves was born into a traveling family and cut his teeth from day one, heading to Europe each year while his father updated his guidebooks, made TV shows and researched new tours. His father’s passion for travel, in-depth cultural experiences and efficient, affordable travel rubbed off on Andy during these family trips each year once he graduated from the stroller.
A semester abroad during his undergrad at the University of Notre Dame opened his eyes to the fascinating world of independent, budget travel and this is when the need for the next generation of travel tips and tricks became painfully clear to him.
Upon winning ND’s annual business plan competition with an idea for a student tour company, Andy launched Weekend Student Adventures in 2010 and now runs award-winning trips, itineraries and travel workshops all across Europe.
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This past weekend, I traveled to Budapest with WSA with a couple of friends from my university abroad, and I couldn't have asked for a better trip! After arriving at the hostel, we met Bogi, our tour guide for the weekend, who was instantly friendly and welcoming. Throughout the weekend, Bogi was an amazing guide! She showed us some great places for shopping and food, as well as the top sights around the city. You could tell she loved her job and never passed up an opportunity to share about her hometown and some of its history. She was so friendly and was sincerely interested in us as individuals and did everything she could do accommodate our priorities for the weekend (whether it was food, shopping, nightlife, sightseeing, etc.) I would highly recommend WSA's guided tours for any student studying abroad who wants to explore more than their university's city!Katrina Alford, Concordia University - Irvine ~ AIFS Richmond, Spring 2015
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Pick a city and go! All new budget guidebook from Andy Steves, Founder and Chief Backpacker of WSA.