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Spain-Holiday.com: Top 5 cheapest city break destinations in Spain

 

Malaga, Spain, Nov-3-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — With the clocks going back last weekend and the winter nights closing in, the impulse to book a last-minute flight to somewhere sunny is very tempting.

However, a cheap flight does not necessarily mean a cheap and cheerful weekend away.

Which city destination offers the best value depends to a large extent on how much you spend when you get there. The City Break Cost Index published by the Spain-Holiday.com reveals how typical costs for travellers varies greatly from city to city in Spain this autumn/winter. It examines everything from the price of airport transfer by taxi, bus, train and *Uber*, eating out, accommodation and things to do.

Where to go to escape the winter blues on a budget?

As you might expect, the report reveals that the most expensive cities are also the most popular cities – Barcelona, Madrid and Palma – but you may be surprised which cities offer the best value.

TOP 5 CHEAPEST CITY BREAK DESTINATIONS IN SPAIN

The Andalusian city of Jerez, famous for its sherry and dancing Andalusian horses, is the cheapest city to visit for a weekend break.

Andalusia is the top region to visit for a short break, with four cities – Jerez, Seville, Granada and Malaga – in the top 5 cheapest city break destinations. With new flight routes from the UK to Seville and Granada this winter, you can catch a flight and, within 3 hours, be enjoying tapas in a Spanish “plaza” in the November sunshine.

Comparing the price of visiting the top 10 attractions in each city, Barcelona is the most expensive city, costing £117 per person to visit attractions such as Sagrada Familia, Casa Battlo, Camp Nou Experience and Las Ramblas (which is thankfully free). In comparison, you would get change from £30 to visit the top 10 attractions in the cities of Alicante, Bilbao, Malaga and Seville.

After booking flights, travellers spend an average of £596 on a city break in Spain. Accommodation, eating out and visiting tourist attractions are what visitors are most likely to spend their budget on. The biggest cost tends to be accommodation, with travellers spending an average of £241 for a 2-night stay.

While hotels remain one of the top accommodation choices, staying in a city centre apartment not only offers flexibility but huge savings too.

For example, a rental apartment for two people in Malaga costs up to £156 less than a double room in a hotel. And for under £200, a couple can find quality rental accommodation for 2-nights in the heart of Jerez, Malaga, Alicante and Valencia.

Jannich Petersen, COO of Spain-Holiday.com commented:

“City breaks are almost as popular as sun and beach holidays to Spain and now represent 26% of all holidays.”

“The top 10 Spanish cities differ greatly in their appeal and there is something for everyone, whether they are culture vultures, shopaholics, foodies or those looking for a vibrant nightlife.

The City Break Cost Index aims to provide clarity for travellers to plan and budget for a memorable weekend winter break in Spain that doesn’t break the bank”.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Travel To Kenya Safari Destination and Nairobi Tours, Trips and Attractions

Nairobi, Kenya, 2017-Aug-12 — /EPR TRAVEL NEWS/ — The Magical Kenya is still on – Restoring the Tourism confidence in Kenya as a hub of Both Business and Leisure Travelers.

Holidays are everybody’s ideal way to relax and see the world. As our guests get to experience the wildlife and other products we have to offer such conservation is of out most important. We support conservation by preferring to prioritize Eco-lodges and thereafter the other camps and Budget Camps as well.

 

The Amboseli National Park is very near Nairobi about 3 hours drive one way. At these eco-facilities you will be able to learn more about how important they are to secure the existence of the local environment and how you are directly helping the local community by choosing to stay in such an accommodation.

Nairobi City Tours
Nairobi National Park Tour
Lake Nakuru National Park Tour
Full Day Nairobi Tour to National Park, Karen Blixen, Giraffe center
Elephant Orphanage Tour from Nairobi

Flying Packages to the Masai Mara National Park
Governors Camps
Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp
Mara Interpids Club – Explorer

Kenya Elections
Kenya has just concluded its General Election in August, 2017. The tourism industry is set to compensate in the coming months from setback of negative reporting especially from international media channels. In some instances this is not the true state on the ground and only affects some areas cluster and NOT the whole country. Most tourist visited areas are not affected. We urge travelers to seek clarification from credible sources of the Kenya Foreign Missions in their Home country or Ministry of Foreign affairs of Kenya. However, we are optimistic that the work done in the past by Hon. Najib Balala and his teams all over the world will not decrease but increase in the coming months and years.

Popular Nairobi Tours, Trips and Attractions
Nairobi National Park Tours gains popularity with transit travelers and conference delegates in Nairobi, Kenya. Nairobi is a hub of meetings and conferences almost every week there are numerous meetings and conferences taking place. The Nairobi National Park Tour offered by Cruzeiro Safaris has impressively gained popularity. Being an hourly tour delegates and travelers on transit see it as valuable time spent with the limited time they have in Nairobi.

 

Cruzeiro Safaris has several hourly tours but the Nairobi National Park Tour with affordable prices has proved to be the top ranking and it’s forecasted to be till the end of the year. Nairobi National Park is home to many species of wildlife including endangered black rhinos, lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, buffaloes, giraffes and diverse bird life. Nairobi’s skyscrapers can be seen from the park. The Nairobi Tour is offered two times a day making it easy for delegates to book pre and post conference time and traveler on transit to manage their pick up and drop off times effectively. The timings are said to be early morning at 6am and 2pm depending on location of guest hotel. Morning tours are said to be more productive than afternoon however one can choose according to the time available for the guest. Single travelers often have a problem because most of the tours are available for a minimum of 2, (however, they pay less the 2nd persons park entry fee) then they are assured of the tour. It’s also important to send an email or call to ask if there is a group to join any number to use +254722370833 or +254710729021 or visit – https://cruzeiro-safaris.com/nairobi-national-park

 

ABOUT US:
Cruzeiro Safaris Kenya Limited is a tours and travel company based in Nairobi, Kenya. It’s mandated to provide tours and safaris to everyone willing to be enlightened about travel destinations priority being Kenya then other countries.

Contact-Details:

Claudia Kabui
Cruzeiro Safaris Kenya
www.cruzeiro-safaris.com
info@cruzeiro-safaris.com
Tel: +254-722-370833 or +254-710-729021
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DirectRooms.com – Asia’s smallest country is big on luxury

1250 coral islands make up the archipelago of the Maldives in the Indian Ocean. Today over 100 of these islands contain some of the world’s best luxury resorts attracting visitors drawn by the warm crystal clear waters, talcum powder sandy beaches, diving, water sports and ultimate pampering.

According to DirectRooms.com, Maldives resorts & hotels unique natural paradise provide guests with the ultimate vacation destination.

Each hotel and resort in the Maldives offers unique amenities from luxury tented accommodations to villas built over the water offering 360 degree views of the calm, clear turquoise water.

As the gentle ocean breezes sway the palm trees guests can pass the time enjoying a beachside massage, snorkel the countless lagoons in search of exotic fish, or indulge at the array of dining options and locations the Maldives resorts and hotels have to offer.

The Maldives is quickly becoming one of the world’s top travel destinations as airlines from around the globe add this tropical getaway to their route maps.

Visitors land at the capital’s international airport in Male and have the option of choosing speedboats or seaplanes to reach their final destination. Once at the hotel or resort, guests can be pampered at world famous onsite spas, savor world class meals or simply relax on a private sandy beach.

Luxury and comfort is the norm at the hotels and resorts in the Maldives and endless options are provided so guests can tailor their holidays accordingly. DirectRooms.com states that the Maldives is experiencing repeat customers who return to this unique travel destination in search of the perfect vacation.

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Enjoy a York Hotel Break in ‘Britain’s Eternal City’

A new short break package has been launched in York to coincide with the major new TV drama “Eternal Law”, the first episode of which is being shown on ITV this week.

“The Eternal City Break” has been created by The Grange Hotel, one of the leading hotels in York, to attract TV viewers who are expected to tune into this new legal drama in their millions.

The drama has been created by the writers behind the award-winning “Ashes to Ashes” and “Life on Mars” and was filmed in and around the city of York last summer.

Telling the story of angels who are sent to Earth as lawyers with the task of doing good, “Eternal Law” will showcase York’s numerous attractions including York Minster, Stonegate, The Shambles, St William’s College, York Art Gallery and the National Railway Museum.

According to actor Samuel West, the City of York is “beautiful in every sense and is a major character in the drama”. Greg Dyke, the former BBC Director-General, has gone further and described York as “the Dubrovnik of the North”. Other attractions, such as the City Walls, the Jorvik Viking Centre and the Castle Museum (which is actually located opposite the city’s main Law Courts), are also expected to benefit from the coverage that the city will get on ITV over the coming weeks.

The “Eternal City Break” is available at The Grange hotel in York between Sundays and Fridays until the end of March, and includes two nights’ accommodation, and dinner on one evening in either the hotel’s AA 2-rosette Ivy Brasserie or the more informal New York Grill & Cafe Bar. Also included in the York hotels package is a one day York Pass which gives free admission to many of the attractions which feature in “Eternal Law”, and an exclusive Locations Information Sheet, which highlights other films and TV series which have been shot in York.

The Eternal City Break at The Grange one of the leading luxury York hotels costs from£165 per person, and reservations can be made by ‘phoning the hotel on 01904 644744 or visiting its website at http://www.grangehotel.co.uk.

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Superbreak Has Announced Plans To Expand Its Overseas Accommodation Network, After Managing To Book 100,000 Travellers Onto Its Overseas Accommodation Programme In The Last Year

Superbreak, the leading short break holiday company, has announced plans to expand its overseas accommodation network, after managing to book 100,000 travellers onto its overseas accommodation programme in the last year. A new target of 115,000 has been set for the next 12 months, up to the end of September 2009.

Superbreak’s 2008/09 programme features new destinations including Brisbane in Australia, Auckland in New Zealand, Fez in Morocco and Palm Springs and Washington DC in the United States. More than 300 new hotels and additional excursions are also included in the programme.

The new brochure from Superbreak covers more than 1500 properties in 200 locations across both short and long haul, including hotels in Paris and hotels in London. A further 300 properties will be available online for agents to sell.

Almost 200 properties are new to Superbreak for 2008/09. The mix of properties on offer is now 70% cities, including hotels in Edinburgh, Prague, Rome and other popular European destinations and the other 30% are beach properties, 25% of which are self catering. All inclusive options are also to be offered.

Sales director for Superbreak, Ian Mounser said: “As an operator that has been working closely with agents for over 25 years, we definitely represent a strongly trusted supplier of overseas accommodation in the current climate.”

He added: “This year we’ve concentrated hard on redefining the mix of properties we offer and this is the second year that we have combined both our beach and city products and we now feature accommodation, excursions, transfers and attractions worldwide.

“With 78% of our overseas programme being three or four star properties, we cater particularly well for the middle market looking for great value.”

About Superbreak:
Superbreak is the internet division of Superbreak Mini Holidays Limited, the market leader for short breaks and hotels in York and throughout the UK. Superbreak is part of Holiday Break plc, a publicly quoted leisure company whose share price can be found in most major UK newspapers, or at Holidaybreak.com.

Based in York, England, Superbreak specialises in booking 2-5 star hotel accommodation throughout Britain for the leisure traveller. Superbreak holds allocations of rooms at all hotels and can make bookings up to and on the day of departure.

Today over 1.5 million customers enjoy short breaks from Superbreak which include theatre breaks, theme park and attraction breaks and luxury breaks

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Ciclismo Classico, one of the country’s leading bicycle vacation companies, expands its trip destinations by now offering biking vacations in Vietnam, New Zealand and Chile/Argentina

In an effort to expand beyond Europe and to uphold its mission to discover the best bicycling routes in the world, Ciclismo Classico, one of the country’s premier bicycle tour companies, has added three new regions to explore, giving travelers the opportunity to cycle during the fall and winter from October – March. For its 2008-2009 season, Ciclismo Classico has added Chile & Argentina, New Zealand and Vietnam.

When we started 20 years ago, our focus was on Italy,” says Ciclismo founder and cycling enthusiast Lauren Hefferon. “Over the years we added France, Spain, New England and many others continuing our goal of offering an array of safe, healthy, fun vacations that span Europe and immerse our riders in the culture and cuisine of the country they’re visiting. Now, with the addition of three new continents to our trip menu, new and returning cyclists will experience touring the Ciclismo Classico way in places where the lands are ripe with discovery and the dollar goes a bit farther.”

The company, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary, has put together these three new tours, all of which include local guides, a fully-outfitted bicycle rental, accommodations and meals, cultural excursions, travel planning and more:

Chile and Argentina – debuts October 25, 2008
Ciclismo’s South American tour is the only one of its kind and offers the option of an 8-day base trip or a 10-day extended trip. Riders will cycle nearly 200 miles of scenic mountain routes with the snow-capped Andes nearby. Along the way, you’ll get the chance to ride by the Seven Lakes, visit five national parks, take a hike to Petrohue Falls, stop at the Curarrehue Museum and soak in the Huife hot springs. The additional two days will feature a trip to Santiago and the Colchagua Valley, an exclusive discussion about Chilean wines with a local sommelier, three private winery visits, and a horse-drawn carriage ride through the Vina Viu Manent’s vineyard. The 8-day trip starts at $3.795/person. The two night post-trip extension is an additional $1,195.

New Zealand – debuts November 16, 2008
This itinerary offers the choice between the base 10-day trip and an extended 14-day stay. The nearly 300-mile journey on the South Island starts in Christchurch and continues along New Zealand’s west coast and through the Southern Alps. During the bike tour, guests will ride the TranzAlpine Train, one of the world’s greatest scenic railway journeys. In addition to great biking, guests will witness a jade carving demonstration, hike to the base of the Fox Glacier in Westland National Park, go sea kayaking, and even visit a sheep farm. The extended package includes an overnight cruise on Milford Sound or Doubtful Sound, the opportunity to ride an additional 100+ miles, a stay in Te Anau, a ride to the shores of Lake Wakatipu, and a steamship ride to Queenstown. The 10-day trip starts at $3,995/person. The optional four night post-trip extension is an additional $1,895.

Vietnam – debuts October 25, 2008
This 11-day ride from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) features more than 200 miles of scenic and cultural cycling including riverside riding, coastal explorations, mountain passes, rolling hills and small villages. Riders will get the chance to see a traditional water puppet performance in Hanoi, experience a garden and tea stop while cycling through Hue and boat to the Coral Islands off Nha Trang. The itinerary also features exclusive visits to the homes of four Vietnamese experts, a boat cruise on the Perfume River and a ride to the famous Cu Chi tunnels. Guests also have the option to extend this trip for four days for a visit to Angkor Wat, Cambodia, where they will explore the city of Angkor Thom, visit the famous temple complex and a local Cambodian orphanage. The 11-day trip starts at $3,995/person, and the three night post-trip extension is an additional $1,275.

These tours are designed for small groups of between 14 and 18 guests, so space is very limited. A $500 deposit is required to make a reservation. For more information on any of these trips or for other Ciclismo Classico excursions throughout Europe and New England, please visit www.ciclismoclassico.com.

Ciclismo Classico has been recognized by several publications for its outstanding trip itineraries. In 2004 and 2007, Outside Magazine awarded Ciclismo the “Trip of the Year” for Western Europe, and Men’s Journal named the Southern Italy: Sea to Sea trip as one of the “Top 100 Trips on the Planet.” Ciclismo has also been covered by the Denver Post, Bicycling, Business Week and Marin Magazine, among others.

About Ciclismo Classico
As a specialized boutique bicycle tour operator since 1988, Ciclismo Classico provides the most authentic, unique and exciting vacations in the adventure travel industry. Their well-crafted, award-winning educational trips in Europe, South America, New Zealand, Asia and New England are active immersions into local art, language, music, folklore and, delicious cuisine. By combining legendary service and rare cultural experiences, the Ciclismo travel experience continues to energize and transform each and every guest. For more information about Ciclismo Classico, visit www.ciclismoclassico.com

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