So you’ve always dreamed of visiting Ireland, Italy, Paris, Mexico, but think you can’t afford it. Well it is time to think again. Travel outside of the U.S. can be quite affordable — sometimes even more affordable than a big city U.S vacation or a trip to Disney — if you know where to look.
Many tour operators get great deals on hotels and airfares because they have volume buying power and consolidate costs which means you can often secure a better deal through them than if you went ahead and purchased everything on your own like airfare, hotels, rental cars, etc. They just know where to look, have the volume to negotiate a better rate, and can often secure great off-season deals when the crowds have gone.
One reputable firm which has really quite amazing deals on travel is GreatValueVacations.com. In fact, if you have a travel budget around $1,500 or less, you can actually vacation quite nicely on some pretty spectacular trips. Here are a few which you might want to consider:
The Explore Ireland vacation actually gives you about 30% savings versus if you had purchased each component individually. Imagine getting transatlantic airfare, hotel for 6 nights, and a car rental for about $962 per person for travel in October. Not a bad deal if you want to finally see the rolling green hills of Ireland!
If a quick Jamaica getaway before the holiday season is more your style, this All-Inclusive Jamaica Vacation: Hotel Riu Negril is just $963 for three nights for November travel. On this trip, not only do you get the airfare and hotel accommodations, but all of your meals and drinks too plus non-motorized water sports as well as hotel taxes and service charges.
Four nights in Rome for $899 isn’t a bad deal either, but you have to hurry to purchase this Rome City Explorer deal via Living Social as it expires September 4th.
While we are still under the $1,000 price point, you can sneak in for an Explore Madrid vacation this November at $999 for 5 nights. This one includes breakfast daily and city sightseeing in addition to your airfare and hotel.
If every time you catch a rerun of Diane Lane in “Under The Tuscan Sun,” and you fantasize about finding your own Italian villa, you can get a head start by taking this Tuscan Castle Experience trip to Italy for $1,149 for travel in November. But hurry again as this deal through Living Social expires September 4th as well.
If Greece is more your style, then you really need to hurry with this package for Athens with Two-Day Delphi & Meteora Tour which expires on August 28th. It’s a Groupon for 5 nights in Greece for travel in January and it’s really quite an amazing price.
If unspoiled action and naturalist adventure gets your adrenaline flowing, Costa Rica is a great choice. This one particular Action Packed Costa Rica Tour is priced from $1,199 for travel in September but expires via Groupon on August 28th. If you want to travel soon, this is a great last-minute opportunity.
Iceland is fast becoming a vacation hotspot and the prices are getting more and more affordable. This Iceland 5-Night Winter Stopover with Golden Circle Express is only $1,200 for 5 nights in November and gives you a great overview of the country.
If you want to look into something a bit more special interest, you can do that, too. How about an Irish Whiskey Experience where you can do tours and tasting? It’s another way to experience Ireland for $1,238 for 5 nights in October.
There’s no point to think you can’t afford to travel because if you know where to look, you actually can. One of the great selling points about a getway with GreatValueVacations is the fact that while the hotel options might be limited, they actually vet the best place to stay for you so that is why they can offer wonderful pricing. They have done all of the legwork and create a singular package with the best option for hotel, air, and transportation. If you are very particular and want to select your own hotels, this might not be the company for you, but if the destination is more important, then the details, it’s a very wise choice. In fact, this is why so many packages come in under that $1,500 price point and most of these shared above are actually much less than that. In fact, you can also vacation on the beaches in Morocco for $1,399, tour Prague, Vienna, and Budapest for $1,399, or spend the holidays in Rome & Venice from $1,423!
Is there any better incentive to start dropping your loose change in the cookie jar or perhaps skipping a Starbuck’s Macchiato every now and again in order to realize your dream of exploring the world?
To dream on, visit www.greatvaluevacations.com and see which getaway motivates you enough to get a passport and get going!