Cheap Holidays Abroad – Five Destinations That Offer Affordable Getaways

The perfect way to spoil yourself this Christmas is by taking a winter break. But where is best to go at this time of year? We take a look at some of the options available.

Egypt

Sharm-el-Sheikh is ideal for a relaxing beachside getaway, while adventurous holidaymakers will get more than their money’s worth at Luxor where you’ll find plenty of museums and the iconic Karnak temple within easy reach.

Take a relaxing cruise along the Nile or journey to the other side of the riverbank to explore the ancient Egyptians final resting place: the Valley of the Kings.

Make sure you pay a visit to the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon. The first of these is an imposing structure dedicated to the 18th Dynasty Queen, whilst the latter are two massive stone statues of Pharaoh Amonhotep III which originally guarded the entrance to his memorial temple – the largest and most opulent temple complex in Egypt at its time.

Tenerife

For last minute cheap holidays, the Canary Islands are a holiday hot-spot perfect for travel at any time of year. All inclusive packages are definitely the best way to secure the cheapest rates and Tenerife is always a favourite destination for families and younger travellers.

Some of the most popular resorts include the fun-loving Playa de Las Americas and the adventure-packed Puerto de La Cruz. Playa de Las Americas’ Veronicas Strip is a Mecca for entertainment, live music and salsa dancing whilst Puerto de La Cruz, the island’s largest resort, offers a vast selection of natural attractions and varied culture across its Old and New Town.

Morocco

Another great option – be sure to take a visit to the ancient walled city of Marrakesh when travelling to this exotic location. The perfect opportunity to experience storytellers, snake charmers, bustling bazaars and spice stores – you’ll find plenty to intrigue in Morocco.

For history lovers, the Atlas Mountains and ruined Kasbah of Telouet in the Sahara are well worth a visit, while the Benhaddou Kasbah and Essaouira (a former pirate hideaway) are other popular options.

Prague

Prague is always a reasonably affordable city to travel around and with the summer crowds leaving after October, there are plenty of cheap winter city breaks to be found. Experiences include a chance to marvel at Prague Castle and taking a walk across the 14th century Charles Bridge.

Visit the endless list of bars, shopping facilities and iconic architectural structures to get a heavy dose of culture.

Mexico

With legendary food, vibrant local culture and an unrivalled nightlife, a holiday to Mexico might be just what you were searching for. Travelling in November could see you arrive in time for the Day of the Dead celebrations but if you miss it then don’t worry; Easter is also a popular time for tourists. During this time, streets will come alive with parades and religious celebrations – especially in Iztapalapa in Mexico City.