The idea of the perfect summer holiday means different things to different people. Whether it’s a beach break, an adrenalin-fuelled adventure, big city exploration or somewhere off the beaten track, when choosing your 2012 holidays, there is much to take into consideration.
For a beach break, you can’t go wrong with one of the many cheap Tenerife holidays on offer. The permanently sun-kissed Spanish island offers great weather all year round and is jam packed with stunning coastlines, dramatic mountains and unbelievable beaches. The infamous shores of Playa de las Americas and Los Cristianos attract thousands of holidaymakers and it’s easy to see why. Beautiful oceans and a wealth of aquatic sporting ventures to pursue make this the perfect beach getaway. Throw yourself into some extreme water sports or simply relax in the sun. The decision is yours.
For a city break, few places offer the sheer quality and variety of Barcelona. From the sandy shores of its popular beach to the opportunity to tour one of the most famous football stadiums in the world, the capital of Cataluña offers the chance to do both anything and everything; even swim in the same pool used in the 1992 Olympics. Take a cable car from near the pool to the beachside for a stunning view of one of the world’s most famous cities. The infamous Gaudi architecture will consistently astound while the restaurants, museums and varied nightlife will appeal to all cultural and taste palettes.
For an experience slightly different to the norm and a chance to broaden your cultural boundaries and horizons, there are a number of Egypt holidays available. A now established holiday location, Sharm el Sheikh in particular has become the destination of choice for an increasing number of tourists. Stunning ocean dives, a varied nightlife and desert excursions all lie in wait, as does the chance to experience the hustle and bustle of market days and a dash of African authenticity.
Eastern Europe is another area experiencing a holiday boost. Budapest is just one of many cities in this area seeing a boom in its tourism, and it’s not hard to see why. The heart of Hungary offers a unique mix of old world grandeur with a thriving and modern cultural life. A sprawling metropolis with a friendly atmosphere, this relatively untapped gem of a getaway destination is a must.
If an adventure-filled holiday is more your thing, then it’s hard to look further than Turkey. From the vibrant hustle and bustle of the busy city of Istanbul to the offer of off-road jeep safaris and trekking adventures, Turkey is the place to get your kicks. Stunning snorkelling and sailing opportunities lie a little further afield, but are well worth the distance.
With the sheer number of cheap flights available to all manner of destinations seemingly constantly on the increase, booking and enjoying your perfect summer break has never been easier. So, take a look around and make this adventure the best yet.