As the days get longer, no one can be blamed for setting their gaze firmly on summer and longing for the time they can escape to a sunnier climate or just take a well-deserved break. However, it’s never to early! The following list, put together by Holiday Gems – reveals how you can avoid the rush of peak holiday rush and explore new destinations on a surprisingly low budget. Take a look and see where you could escape to this April.
With such a rich variety of experiences on offer, a trip to Greece will mean that you can stretch out on a beach knowing that you are never far away from fascinating archeological sites, rich and thriving nature spots, endless retail-therapy options and thrilling nightlife. Travelling to Greece in April will mean that you avoid the sweltering summer heat, so you won’t have to hide away from the searing sun in the middle of the day – allowing you all the more time to explore in the pleasant spring warmth. A trip to Crete – the largest of Greece’s surrounding islands – is currently achievable from just over £190 per person for seven nights, including flights!
Booking a holiday to Bulgaria will allow you to explore a real hidden gem. Often overshadowed by other European destinations, you’ll find that your money will stretch further when you travel to the Balkans as a result, and the experience will be no less incredible! The Black Sea coast boasts wonderful balmy temperatures from Spring to Autumn, and the wonderful variety of experiences on offer makes Bulgaria is a superb choice for a huge array of escapes. Families, friends, couples or individual adventurers can enjoy this beautiful land from just £184 each.
It’s a popular staple as a European holiday destination, so you’d be forgiven for thinking that a trip to Spain wouldn’t be cheap at any time of the year. This myth is easily debunked: you can visit for less than £160 per person for a whole week, and that includes flights and a hotel. Cultural experiences in Spain vary hugely throughout the wonderfully diverse regions of the country, allowing visitors to experience everything from inner-city thrills to peaceful countryside escapes, to wild and wonderful family activities all the year round. The cuisine is equally rich and varied – seafood proving extremely popular throughout the country, but is particularly excellent in the many ancient fishing towns along the coastline. Be sure to sample the wine too!
United Arab Emirates
Dubai or Ras-al-Khaimah may strike many as rather high-end options for a holiday, but you can still be whisked away to the beautiful Arabian peninsula for lower than £640 per person for five nights including flights. A journey to the UAE means experiencing one of the world’s most culturally rich regions, complete with astonishingly beautiful sights, jaw-dropping attractions and excellent cuisine. Witness the world’s tallest building on this truly unique city break, and make the most of the blissful desert climate as you rub shoulders with the rich and famous!