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  1. Special deals...inspiring destinations

    posted by Heather Thompson | 0 Comments

    Jul302012

    As we get further into the year, thoughts turn to holidays near and far. Whether you’re looking for a short break or a long adventure, we have some great deals in exciting destinations.



    Bruges


    It’s no wonder Bruges is Belgium’s most popular tourist destination – it’s a charming city full of picturesque squares, distinct medieval architecture and canals that are lovely to stroll along. And don’t forget the Belgian chocolates and delicious beers...

    If you book a stay at Jacobs Hotel Brugge you can enjoy their excellent four-night special offer - book four nights and only pay for three!

    Still looking for somewhere to stay? We have more great rates elsewhere in Bruges.

    Copenhagen


    As the capital city of Denmark, Copenhagen has a long and rich history dating all the way back to the Vikings. You’ll never run out of stuff to do and see, from the Tivoli Gardens to the Little Mermaid and Freetown Cristiana.

    To book great rates in Copenhagen click here.

    Siem Reap


    Home to some of the world’s most beautiful temples at nearby Angkor Wat, Siem Reap is a popular destination for those visiting Cambodia. Other unmissable sights in this town include the Cambodia Cultural Village, the Butterfly Garden, Psar Chaa Market and the Lotus and Royal Gardens.

    If you book a stay at Green Park Village Guesthouse you can enjoy 10% off if you stay for three nights.

    The City Garden Villa also have some great deals, offering a free breakfast to guests who book three nights' stay.

    Jasmine Family Hostel have a number of great deals on offer, including tuk-tuk journeys to Kompong Pluck village, oxcart trips with local farmers, teaching opportunities in local orphanages and schools, visits to Kompong Kleang or nearby temples and chances to work with the community as they farm and fish.

    Still looking for somewhere to stay? We have more great rates elsewhere in Siem Reap.

    Hanoi


    A modern city with an ancient history, Hanoi is a charming blend of Parisian architecture and Vietnamese culture. From the enchanting maze of the Old Quarter to the water puppet shows and the weird wonder of Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, there’s never a shortage of things to see in this beautiful city.

    Book a stay at the Ha Noi Atlantic Hostel and you could save 10% for booking their Halong Bay tour. Alternatively, you can also enjoy free pick-up from the airport, bus station or train station for bookings of four nights or more.

    We also have more great rates elsewhere in Hanoi.

    Cusco


    Beautiful Cusco is the centre of all things Inca in Peru and as such has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. Here you can wander the narrow, cobblestone streets and discover a world of ancient ruins, like Qorikancha, and busy modern life such as at Plaza de Armas. Cusco is also base camp for backpackers heading to Machu Picchu.

    If you book a stay at Milhouse Backpackers & Hotel you can enjoy their special offer of five nights for the price of four.

    You could also stay at Bright Hostel and get a personalised introduction to Cusco, a free walking tour, free Spanish lessons or 15% off rates in the Female Dorms. Not only does Bright Hostel have these great deals but they also offer a special midweek package of three nights’ stay and a full day’s tour of Sacred Valley, including pick-up and return.

    Still looking for somewhere to stay? We have more great rates in Cusco.

    Athens


    If you’re searching for where the history comes from, Athens is it. This hilly city is easy to get around on foot, soaking up the ancient ruins and relics that are everywhere, from the Parthenon to the Theatre of Dionysus and beyond - not to mention Athens’ 28 museums.

    If you book a stay at Athens Backpackers you can enjoy special summer nights deals at their Sky Bar.

    We have more great rates around Athens, with something for everyone.

    Granada


    Enchanting Granada is the sort of town that brings visitors back again and again, whether it’s to be amazed at the water, gardens and architecture of the Alhambra or to get lost wandering the twisting streets of the Albaycín. This university town also has thriving nightlife and terrific market-style shopping.

    Abadia are currently offering special rates when you book three nights at their hotel, including air conditioning, private bath and a patio.

    Alternately, if you book three nights in a double or twin room at Hostal AB**, you can receive a 15% discount off your booking.

    Still looking for somewhere to stay? We have lots more great rates in Granada.

    Lima


    With views of the Pacific Ocean and the Andes, Lima is a lively capital and a gateway to Machu Picchu. From Plaza San Martin to San Francisco Church and beyond, this is a wonderful city to stroll around, admiring the colonial architecture. Don’t forget to visit the Mercado Central, a whole block of stalls selling anything and everything you could want.

    If you book a stay at HQ Villa, they’re offering free Spanish lessons for guests staying at least two nights. ¡Que fantástico!

    Still looking for somewhere to stay? We have more great rates elsewhere in Lima.

    Valencia


    Valencia is Spain’s third-largest city and offers a huge variety of things to see and do, from the breathtaking and modern Ciudad de las Artes de Las Ciencias to the city’s Mediterranean and Roman architecture. Don’t forget to visit Valencia’s popular beaches, just 20 minutes out of town by tram.

    To book great rates in Valencia click here.

    Málaga


    The beautiful Andalucian city of Málaga has so much to offer visitors. With great beaches, Moorish influences at the Alcazaba and incredible views of the city from Gibralfaro Castle, it’s no wonder Málaga is such a popular tourist destination.

    If you book a stay at Villa-Alicia you can enjoy free internet or discounts on their delicious full breakfast, including tomatoes, olive oil, eggs, cheese, honey and more.

    We have more great deals in Málaga—just click here.

    Photos courtesy of Krista Johanson, nathangibbs and Jean-pierre Jeannin.

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