The European Tourist Tax Explained.
When on vacation in Europe, you will most likely pay a city tourism tax that goes to building and supporting the infrastructure needed for these locations. The taxes are collected by the hotels directly and vary by region, hotel size, category and type of accommodations. Children are often free or 50% reduced. The amounts by country of the European tourist tax is explained below. This summary was accurate on the date of original publication, however it may quickly fall out of date, so please check directly with your hotel.
- Costs vary from €0.15 to 3.02% of the hotel cost per person per night in Vienna and Salzburg.
The taxes are different for each city.
- Antwerp is €2.39 per person, per night
- Bruges is €2 per person, per night
- Ghent is €2.50 per person, per night
- Brussels varies by borough, hotel size and category. The Novotel is €7.50 per room, per night.
- Ranging from 0.2 Bulgarian (BGN) Lev to around 3 BGN Lev.
- For example, The Sofia Hilton, charges 1.31 BGN Lev per person, per night.
- 8kn (Kuna) to 10 kn per person, per night depending on the category of the accommodation and season.
Czechia (Czech Republic)
- A small fee of €0.50 per night
- Between €0.20 to €4 per person, per night
- Please note that Paris charges an extra 10% on the tax
- Either €0.50 to €5 per person, per night or 5% of the room bill depending on the type of accommodation, room rate and location
- In Berlin, for example, you will be charged 5% of the room rate and the tax is capped at 21 successive days. Business travellers are exempt from the tax
- Munich, however, does not charge a tourist tax
- The charge is €1.50 in three-star hotels, €3 in four-star hotels and €4 in five-star hotels
- 4% of the price of your room per night
- The charge varies from city to city, depend on a hotel’s star rating
- As an example, In Rome you can pay €3 – €7 per person per day for up to 10 days of your stay
- The charge varies from city to city, depend on a hotel’s star rating.
- Amsterdam has a 5% tax
- Lisbon has at tax of €1 per person per night for the first seven days.
- Porto’s tax is €2 per person per night.
- The Algarve charges €1.50 per person per night.
- 1% of the total value of the accommodation for each night
- From €0.60 to €3.13 per person, per night but this varies by location and hotel grade.
- The Catalonia Region tax is subject to VAT on top of the prices in Euro
- Barcelona the tax is currently €2.50
- There is no tax in Madrid at present
- Approximately 2.5CHF (Swiss Francs) per person per night
Some hotels include the price in their daily rates.
On a European River Cruise all local taxes are included in your total: https://www.bluedanubeholidays.com/european-cruises/