Chris Accomando, President, of Sceptre, a deluxe tour operator designing innovative and unique opportunities for the discerning vacationer, recommends these five best value cities for 2016 travel. "Travel agents who want to give their clients the best value for their travel dollar, should consider planning a trip to one of these five cities this year," notes Mr. Accomando.
Ireland is a value-packed country and Sceptre's best-selling destination. Killarney has a little bit of everything including a small-town vibe with plenty of pubs and restaurants, the popular Ring of Kerry, and the amazingly beautiful Killarney National Park. And Sceptre has partnered with hotels in the destination to give travelers a number of value-added amenities including spa access, complimentary bike rentals, and a welcome glass of Guinness. A sample package to Killarney which offers a great value for this year is Sceptre's Ultimate Self Drive vacation.
Iceland broke all travel records this year and it's easy to understand why. This mysterious country has it all: the Northern Lights, glaciers, volcanoes, hot springs and all sorts of other natural wonders. After Iceland’s currency collapsed in 2008, Iceland cost about half of what it did previously for foreigners, and while prices have certainly crept up, you can still get a great deal like this Iceland with Golden Circle Express vacation.
Out of most European countries, Spain is certainly the least expensive in terms of cost and offers a lot of value to visitors. Barcelona's diversity has wide appeal because it combines culture including museums, markets, and churches, beaches, and amazing food. Sceptre has an array of packages featuring Barcelona including The Barcelona Experience which is a great immersion in the city.
Greece is a new destination for Sceptre and we had to add it because of its unbelievable popularity and affordability. Santorini is arguably Greece’s most popular vacation island and it's featured on our Greek Island Vacation. For even better value, send clients in April before the crowds and prices creep up!
Florence is a highlight of so many Italy vacations, and it is actually cheaper than Rome and Venice in most regards. There are so many themes a vacation to Florence can encompass from art and history to food. This Florence: Chianti Castle & Wine Tasting is a great way to experience the city.
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