As the cost of living goes up, the extra finances that are saved for holidays goes down; this usually means that the destination choice is greatly reduced. However, this is no longer the case with incredible trips available at a fraction of the price but don’t start packing yet, first you need to decide where to go.
Each year, more people are deciding to take their holidays in the UK, so why not enjoy your time away in our glorious capital city. Even though it can be considered one of the most expensive cities in the world, London can also be experienced on a budget, you just need to know where to go and where to stay. London Premier Notting Hill is in the heart of the action, it is a few minutes walk away from Hyde Park, where they are currently hosting Winter Wonderland, and a stone’s throw from Portobello Road Market, considered one of the best markets in London. Continuing from the London Premier Notting Hill hotel lies the Natural History museum which is not only one of the best museums in the world, but it is free admission as most of London’s museums are. One of the most glorious city’s in the world and it can be done on a shoestring budget.
Steeped in history and breathtaking nature, Bulgaria is becoming one of the most popular tourist destinations for people on a tight budget. If you enjoy exploring history, then the Aleksander Neviski church in the capital city of Sofia and Tsarevets Fortress in Veliko Tarnovo are sites to behold with amazing architecture and incredible stories. If you wanted to experience the cultural cuisine of Bulgaria, then venture into the Manastirska Magernitsa in Sofia, where the menu is composed of recipes from the vast amount of monasteries in the country. All of this, together with a two or three star hotel, will give you a holiday of a lifetime without breaking the bank.
Yes, you have read this right, the Dominican Republic can be a budget holiday. By shopping around and comparing prices, there are a variety of offers available which include beautiful hotels with an all-inclusive label, meaning you can sleep in comfort while gorging yourself on the food and drinks. The Dominican holds a very rich culture such as colonial towns for the historian in you or wildlife exploration which will bring out your inner naturalist but, if this isn’t for you, there are miles of white sandy beaches that will allow you to bask in the sunshine on this tropical paradise island.
Tenerife, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria are the popular holiday destinations of the Canary Islands. They are popular amongst British tourists with the Playa las Americas nightlife in Tenerife and the Playa del Ingles nightlife in Gran Canaria being particularly attractive to the younger generation. They boast some of the most exceptional natural sites in the world, with Lanzarote’s landscape mainly consisting of solid lava and Gran Canaria’s beautiful hillsides. On top of this, not only is it summer throughout the year, the holiday packages to these islands are incredibly cheap.
Travelling in the off peak season can open doors to destinations that would normally cost the earth, Goa in India is a classic example of this. The budget costs in the low season allows you to experience its sheer delights such as its ancient temples, beautiful beaches, colonial buildings, astonishing scenery and its reasonably priced markets for a fraction of what it would be in the summer months. Experience an elephant ride, getting close to crocodiles and take a dive on one of their many day trips. This will be a holiday you will never forget.
Thailand is a traveller’s dream with its astonishing views, eclectic lifestyles ranging from the crazy nightlife of Bangkok to the mellow surroundings of Ko Samui and its exquisite temples and beaches; it really does have everything. The residents of Thailand are known for being incredibly friendly and helpful and the cuisine is to die for, it is a cultural experience that you must try. Comparing flights will be sure to find you the best deal and, once you have touched down on the island, you can eat, drink and be merry for next to nothing. Now that is a holiday.
There are many more destinations out there to explore but these range from the regular holiday destinations to the sublime and all for a reasonable price. By shopping around, you are guaranteed to find the best deals and the more money you save on your booking, the more you will have to treat yourself while you are soaking up the sunshine.