When most people think of cheap vacations, they think about staying close to home to keep the costs down. This means that they limit themselves from seeing much of the world, because one’s own backyard can only boast so many wonders. The reality is that you can take affordable vacations and even travel overseas, if you know what destinations to choose and how to plan. Here are some exotic, historic, and adventurous locations to choose from as you hit the road on a budget.
Take in Europe’s Rich History on the Cheap
Europe is rarely considered a cheap place to visit, but if you do your homework and choose the right vacation package, you can see the rich history and culture of some of the most popular areas of Europe, quite affordably. Here are some to consider:
Touring Italy on a Budget
Italy is the land of art, ancient history and, of course, delectable food and wine. Because it is such a rich and vibrant country, it is not the first place to come to mind when choosing a budget vacation destination, but you can tour Italy affordably if you are careful. The key to this is to hit the highlights, rather than trying to see and do it all. Visiting Venice, Rome, and Florence provides a look at all aspects of Italian culture, from the passion of the religious sector to the artistic side of the country and even the romance of Venice. Be sure to take a Gondola ride while in Venice, as this is something you can’t experience anywhere else. To see all of these cities in one convenient and affordable vacation, consider the Best of Italy package.
Experience France for Cheap
France is the destination of choice for those who love fashion and fine food. Consider staying in Paris for your best bet in seeing the country on a budget. You will experience quintessential French culture and have the opportunity to take some day trips, without extensive travel costs, if you stick to one location. Take a ride to the top of the Eiffel Tower, see the Arc de Triomphe, visit Notre-Dame de Paris, or take in some culture at the Louvre while enjoying the sights of this historic city. With Paris at Its Best, you can fly to Paris and stay for a week for less than $900*!
Drive the Streets of England Affordably
Whether you enjoy the city streets of London or spend some time driving through the beautiful countryside, the wonders of England are worth experiencing. This is a country where history and architecture live alongside beautiful natural wonders, and you are going to want the freedom to explore. Spend your time seeing the history of Buckingham Palace, trying to get a peek at the Royal Family, or spend a day driving through the hills and farmlands that provide some of the country’s most picturesque views. The England Fly & Drive is the ideal choice for this, providing round trip airfare and a rental car with unlimited mileage, all for a very little investment.
Travel in Ireland for Less
Ireland is a land of contrasts. It is rich with historic treasures, as castles line almost every hillside, yet it also has a vibrant city scene in Dublin and similar urban destinations. It’s also a land where deep green hills beckon travelers to search for their own pot of gold, and the legendary hospitality of the Irish people makes visitors feel welcome. And you don’t need good luck to travel to Ireland affordably! All you need is the Amazing Ireland vacation package. With this particular trip, you can even sleep in an actual Irish castle!
Get Away to Iceland
Have you ever seen a fjord or dipped your feet in a geothermal pool alongside a black sand beach? Are the Northern Lights on your “things to see” bucket list? A getaway to Iceland will let you do all of this, and for less than you think. If you are looking for budget travel vacation ideas and want something unique, then Iceland should be among the budget travel destinations you consider. This unforgettable natural experience is complemented by the distinctly urban feel of Reykjavik, and our Iceland Getaway lets you experience it all!
Experience the Americas on a Budget
Have you been dreaming of a tropical vacation? You will be surfside to learn that you can afford it! Whether you choose a South or Central American destination, these budget travel destinations will have your needs covered.
See Chile at Its Finest
Chile embraces what South America is all about, and Santiago, its capital city, is at the heart of it all. Filled with breathtaking architecture, both modern and historic, and a laid-back atmosphere that will help you to relax, Santiago is a place you will instantly fall in love with. Whether you tour the iconic Church of San Francisco, the city’s oldest, or taste the exotic ice cream of Emporio La Rosa, the city has much for you to explore. Choose the Santiago Escape to see Chile affordably.
Explore Peruvian Culture
Peru is unique among South American countries, with a distinctive culture that you have to experience to understand. Lima, the City of Kings, is an ideal place in which to get a true taste of this culture. Here you can shop for everything, from alpaca sweaters to fine art at one of the many markets around the city; lounge on a cliff overlooking the sea or tour a historic mansion. The nightlife is distinctively Latin, but welcoming at the same time. Check out the Lima Escape to see how Peru can be among your choices for cheap vacations.
Tour the Rainforests of Costa Rica
If you really want a tropic vacation, then head to Costa Rica. Here you can lounge on the beach in the shade of a palm tree all day, then head into the city to see the sights and the nightlife after dark. Be sure to experience the flora and fauna at the Manuel Antonio National Park, where you just might spot a dolphin or coatimundis in its natural habitat! The five-day, four-night Costa Rican Beach Escape makes this relaxing reality yours for much less than you might think.
See Exotic Asia Affordably
The distinctive scents of incense waft through the streets of the city while colorful clothing beckons from shops around every corner. This is Asia, and this is something you can experience as you look for affordable vacations.
Taste the Many Flavors of Japan
Japan is a unique destination, with its unique blend of traditional culture and modern technological advances. Standing out in Japan is the vibrant city of Tokyo, which embraces the culture of traditional Japan while also embracing the modern scene with its high-rise buildings that sit alongside Buddhist temples with centuries of history. The scents of fresh flowers are dizzying at the world-famous botanical gardens, while the nightlife and shopping scenes offer an array of choices that are hard to take in all at once. Spend some time exploring this city with the Tokyo Escape.
Experience Dubai for Yourself
Ride on the back of a camel with skyscrapers in the background or tour a traditional Arabic farm. Shop at the Mall of the emirates, try your hand at skiing in the desert, and see the sights from the top of the world’s tallest building. In Dubai, if you can imagine it, you can probably do it. See it all for less than you think with the affordable Dubai at Its Best tour.
As you can see, budget travel destinations can be much more exotic than you may have thought. If you are shopping for affordable vacations, make sure you consider these tours and destinations. Your next adventure awaits!
* All airline related taxes and fuel surcharges are included. Prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and are subject to change prior to purchase. Some foreign authorities require fees at arrival or departure that must be collected directly from the passengers at the airport. Airline-imposed baggage fees may apply and be due at the airport; please consult your airline prior to departure for the latest fees.