Two heavyweights of classical civilization -- Athens (40% down) and Rome (37% down) -- are slugging it out at the top of the leaderboard this month. Yes, each of them has thousands of years of history and enough blockbuster sights to fill several summer vacations, but don’t go thinking they’re stuck in the past. Scratch beneath the surface of the tourist trail in Athens and you’ll find a counterculture arts and music scene, at its most vibrant in Exarcheia, one of Europe’s coolest under-the-radar neighborhoods. And in Rome -- when you’re not doing your Russell Crowe impression at the Coliseum -- check out all these affordable things to do. Or just eat your way around the Eternal City, because pizza.
Here’s the rest of the top ten, including Manchester (36% down), where you can catch the closing stages of the Cricket World Cup (it’s like baseball… but not).
1. Athens, Greece -- $672 (40% savings)
2. Rome, Italy -- $633 (37%)
3. Manchester, United Kingdom -- $755 (36%)
4. Panama City, Panama -- $339 (34%)
5. Lisbon, Portugal -- $681 (33%)
6. Montreal, Canada -- $327 (32%)
7. Bogotá, Colombia -- $447 (31%)
8. Mexico City, Mexico -- $375 (31%)
9. Delhi, India -- $926 (30%)
10. Quito, Ecuador -- $544 (29%)
Hopper prides itself on the reliability of its predictions -- and at around 90% accurate, it’s got plenty to be pleased about. To get in on the dollar-saving action, all you have to do is download the Hopper app (if you haven’t already -- it’s on our list of essential travel apps, after all) and plug in your ideal dates and destinations. Then sit back and let Hopper do the legwork -- you’ll get a notification from the app when flight prices drop as low as they’re going to go, which is your cue to jump on that booking.