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Historical and Affordable Winter Destinations for You

Historical and Affordable Winter Destinations for You

Don’t you like cold much? Don’t you want to get out into your favorite sunny spots and relax down those sandy beaches? Well, amid different Christmas and New Year travel plans, there comes a completely surprising list of affordable destinations set only for those sunny lovers- the best part being its cheap accommodations. Make the most of these destinations in the coming holiday seasons with affordable flights, subsidized hotels coupled with scenic beauties. Here are five such destinations where you don’t need to dig deep into your wallet –

Rome, Italy

Rome can be one of the best winter destinations if you like warm places during the winter times while affordable to your pocket as well. As per U.S. News and World Travel Rankings, Rome has been ranked as the number 1 in Best Affordable Vacations in Europe, Best affordable Winter Vacations destinations as well as best winter vacations too.

Why Go?

Rome is home to one of the world’s oldest historical sites in St. Peter’s Basilica, Colosseum at Piazza Venezia and Pantheon at Centro Storico. If you are a history lover, there is no better place than Rome for your adventures. It is also called the City of Seven Hills and is famous for its mythical beginning as Romulus and Remus- twin brothers who were nursed by a she-wolf and fathered by a war God – reportedly found the ancient and Eternal City. Its history dates back to the eras of Octavian, Julies Caesar, and Hadrian among others. Foodies will also have a wonderful time at Rome with its delicious Italian Cuisines and never forget to get your hands around the Gelato.

Best Hotels:

Some of its best and affordable hotels include:

  • J.K. Place Roma
  • Hassler Roma
  • Hotel de Russie

How can you save money there?

Buy a Roma Pass in Rome – a money-saving pass which gives you free or reduced admission fee to Churches, Cathedrals as well as free travel on public transportation for three days. Also on Sundays, the fares for museums and other places are a bit lower than usual.

Agra, India

Ranked13 on the Best Winter Vacation destinations, Agra places itself high on the expectation of thousands who visit daily to have a look at the marvelous white marble sculpture said to have been a spot for lovers. Agra forecasts its place in UNESCO Best world Heritage site with leagues of Mughal architecture and scenic beauty engulfed in it. While a plane ticket to India might be too pricey, you can certainly make that up with your stays at hotels and dining which is pretty cheap as per American standards.

Why Go?

Obviously, Taj Mahal remains the top priority for anyone who visits Agra at any time but the city itself is a showcase for Mughal Architecture and placid art. Apart from Taj Mahal, the old Agra Fort which housed Shahjahan and later Aurangjeb can take you back in 15th-century legend. Do not miss to visit Itmad-Ud-Daulah’s Tomb which was the source of inspiration for Taj Mahal.

Best Hotels in Agra

While some hotels are high in price, most are cheap. Some of the best hotels in Agra are:

  • The Oberoi Amarvillas
  • Hotel Clarks Shiraz
  • ITC Mughal

Quebec City, Canada    

It can simply be termed as one of the most beautiful locations across Canada. Located on the Saint Lawrence River in Canada’s mostly French Speaking Quebec Province. Dating back to early Seventeenth Century, it sits on a mostly fortified colonial core, Vieux-Quebec and Palace Royale with stone buildings and narrow streets. This area was the site for the towering Chateau Frontenac Hotel and Imposing Citadel of Quebec. The Petit Champlain district’s cobblestone streets and lined with bistros and boutiques.

Why Go?

For the sight of winding cobblestone street having the towering cathedrals, the sound of French pleasantries coupled with the smell of fresh baked bread and cheese makes for the day. Go here for Ski as it is considered as the best Ski destinations of the world. The best places to visit while being in Quebec City include Old Quebec (Vieux-Quebec), Battlefields Park as well as the Montmorency Falls Park.

Best Hotels in Quebec City

  • Auberge Saint Antoine
  • Le German Hotel Quebec
  • Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac

 

 

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