Great value travel destinations to consider in 2015
It’s nearly a new year and what better way to celebrate it than by booking a holiday to somewhere you haven’t been before. There are lots of great value travel destinations out there if you know where to look, and here are our favourite places to give you some inspiration:
Currency fluctuations and the strong pound mean that South Africa is far more affordable than it has been in recent years. There is something for every traveller’s budget, whether it’s a wildlife watching trip, free access to many of the countries museums or bargain food and drink at top notch restaurants and bars.
Top destinations in South Africa include Table Mountain, Kruger National Park and the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town, but there is something for everyone in this vast and beautiful country.
Traveller’s looking for low crowds and comfortable weather are recommended to visit South Africa during its shoulder seasons from March to May, and between September and October.
Portugal’s Algarve region has been popular with tourists from Britain for many years and is a lot cheaper than other popular European resorts. This family friendly region is great for those looking to relax in the sun at a seaside resort, but for those looking for a lively atmosphere, Lisbon has the same feel as Barcelona with a range of restaurants and clubs, but is cheaper and has less crowds.
Heading off the tourist trail is even cheaper in Portugal, with destinations such as Alentejo, Amieira Marina and Monsaraz offering even more for your money than the main resorts and cities.
Largely overlooked by British holiday makers, Ireland has a stunning array of natural beauty to be explored. Add in the fact that the Irish are some of the friendliest people in the world and the relatively short travelling distance and you have a recipe for a great holiday.
Ireland’s capital Dublin is packed full of music and pubs, and has one of the liveliest street cultures in the whole of Europe. Dublin’s attractions include St Stephens Green, Grafton Street shopping and watching some of the talented live buskers on the streets of the city. No trip to Dublin would be complete without a visit to the Guinness Storehouse for a pint of the black stuff.
Ireland has some of the best countryside in Europe all within a short distance from the major cities. The Gleniff Horseshoe is a spectacular setting full of hiking opportunities and spectacular views of the stunning countryside, don’t forget your camera though!
Many people regard New Zealand as their dream holiday destinations, and why not. This beautiful country has something to offer everyone, and it’s a lot cheaper to go there than you think. New Zealand’s relatively untouched wilderness is perfect for those who like the outdoors and has been the setting for mainstream films such as Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit because of its picturesque countryside.
Some of the best things to do in New Zealand include nature and wildlife experiences on the Otago Peninsula, riding on the TrazAlpine train, taking a trip to Wellington to soak in the café culture and exploring the Pacific Coast Highway.
Whether you want a beach holiday, to explore the beautiful countryside or a cultural break then New Zealand is a great place to experience it.