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We believe that finding your perfect holiday doesn’t have to mean compromising on price, so whether you’re looking for a cheap holiday, an affordable city break or a long haul escape that doesn’t break the bank, we have the right cheap holiday packages for you. Here at lowcostholidays, we offer our customers great value holidays in a wide range of destinations that caters to all budgets, whether you’re looking for indulgence and luxury or a low cost place to sleep for the night.
From the sunny shores of Spain and Malta to the stunning landscapes in Mexico and Thailand, we offer a huge selection of 5 star holidays that don’t break the bank. Those looking for an all inclusive resort where they can make the most of the facilities will be as well-served as those who wish to explore captivating cities from room-only accommodation – and with a variety of room types to choose from, you’ll be able to escape to a romantic setting for two in the same way you can find your ultimate family or group holiday experience.
Once you’ve secured your bargain getaway, it’s time to add some spice to the itinerary without straining the budget. Of course sun, sand and sea are still number one, but here at lowcostholidays, we have some top tips on the best places for cheap holidays that are kind to both your wallet and the holiday wish list!
Yes, flip-flops are ideal for the beach, however those who don their hiking boots in Tenerife are rewarded with some of the best scenery and photo ops in Europe. Climbing Mount Teide, Spain’s highest volcano set in Tenerife’s picturesque Teide National Park, is a great-value adventure. There’s free parking at the lower station where many walking routes start from, or alternatively, fork out the 27€ for the cable car ride to the upper station, where on a clear day the islands of Gran Canaria and La Gomera are visible.
Tucked in a lush green valley, the town of Masca could rival even the likes of Peru’s famed Machu Picchu. There’s a hiking trail there which is sure to keep you busy for a few hours. Taganana is another spot worth visiting – flanked by mountains and a precipice and offering decent hiking opportunities which are ideal for cut-price days out. Finally, head to the town of Garachico for a pleasant twist with its pleasantly warm rock pools that once were streams of molten lava. Perfect for resting weary feet in after a day on the trails!
Visitors are advised to make the most of Lanzarote’s lesser known surroundings for a fun day out that’s kind on the purse strings. Head to the Timanfaya National Park for a glimpse of the typical volcanic landscapes that make up this beautiful island. Then mix up the experience with a visit to the Green Caves, which many people are surprised to learn have a volcanic past, too. Alternatively, follow the Wine Route or pay a visit to the Chinijo Marine Reserve. Be sure to stay on the lookout for flying fish and exotic birds!
This region located in southern Portugal has a lot to offer the frugal penny-saver, even though it’s well-known for its pricey golf courses and 5-star hotels. Walk across the marshy area of the Sapal Natural Reserve where you’ll find flamingos and other colourful species, or head to Ria Formosa for a closer peek at the fascinating wildlife. For an off-the-beaten-track trail across nature go for the Tavira National Forest. Make time for a few stops on the way to snap some shots for the holiday album!
Greece lives and breathes a colourful history which is perfect for soaking up at your own pace – and more importantly, doesn’t have to cost a fortune. While a lot of public museums in Athens have free admission days, there are plenty of opportunities to spend quality time in other places without breaking the bank as well.
The Athens National Gardens are one such picture-perfect setting, while the Roman Baths offer a moment of respite in between trips.
Why not have a go at hiking in the Tavropos Reservoir in the Karditsa region? This is where you can also engage in a number of other activities such as kayaking or mountain biking – and all within budget. Bargain!
When in Turkey, do as the Turkish do and go to the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul – the perfect place to barter and get the most from your holiday budget! Taking in the grand monuments such as the Blue Mosque (free entry) and Hagia Sophia (approximately £10 for an adult ticket) are both a must-do – no visit to the capital is complete without laying eyes on these wonders.
Few people would actually think of going underground while on holiday, but if there is one reason to do so, it is the Basilica Cistern. Rediscovered fairly recently, the cistern is a sight to behold and worth every minute of your visit. Belly dancers and whirling dervishes will leave you mesmerised and ready for a hammam – a city bath, which is a another must for an all-round Turkish experience.
It would be a crime not to include the Barrakka Gardens on your Maltese itinerary, especially as entry is free. The well-kept vegetation along with a touch of history make for a pleasant stop to rest your feet after a day of visiting Valletta. Mdina deserves a separate mention for its vast array of forts and palaces, but what makes your visit even more pleasant is the curb on motorised traffic. Go and see for yourself why it was nicknamed the Silent City!
The Azure Window is a natural curiosity found on the island of Gozo (to the north of Malta) that acts as the perfect prelude to discovering the island’s many delights. And at around €5 for the ferry ticket, the trip won’t break the bank either!