If discovering the historical roots and cultural contexts of cities and countries while you travel sparks your interest, here are some recommendations and tips from Groupon Coupons to help you plan your next cultural exploration!
Home to Buckingham Palace, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and the White Tower, London is an accessible and endlessly interesting destination for all ages. Enjoy global cuisine and people while exploring sites that date back to the 2nd and 3rd centuries, nestled next to some of the most modern technological wonders in the world today.
Discover the cultural evolution of Morocco, with colonialism leaving marks of traditional Spanish architecture, French language, and Middle Eastern food. Take a ride through the Saharan desert, visit the blue city of Chefchaouen, explore the old imperial city of Meknes, and cool off in one of Morocco's many Atlantic beaches.
As the former capital city of the Roman Empire, modern-day Istanbul has more history than can ever be fully explored. From the old city walls of Constantinople to hip rooftop bars, this wonder city is a crossroads of old and new, Asian and European.
Expansive, modern, and traditional, Mexico City is a bustling metropolis within driving distance to some of the world’s oldest pyramids and ruins. The most-populous city in North America is a cultural powerhouse with a flourishing food and arts scene.
PLACE TO STAY: Live like a Londoner for a week! Save on flat rentals around the city here.
DON'T MISS: London is home to some of the world’s most beautiful parks. Grab a Pimm’s cocktail and go for a stroll!
SAVINGS TIP: The museums are free, so be sure to hit up as many as you can, and order your Oyster card ahead of time to save on public transportation.
PLACE TO STAY: Check out these Riads in the must-visit city of Marrakesh!
DON'T MISS: There are too many must-dos in Morocco, but one that often is left off and shouldn’t be is the World Heritage Site Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou.
SAVINGS TIP: Pull out your negotiating (or should we say haggling) skills in the markets of Fez and Marrakesh!
PLACE TO STAY: The Radisson Blu in the Beyoglu (Pera) is close to top sites and is safe for tourists and residents alike.
SAVINGS TIP: Plan your routes ahead of time as negotiating taxi prices when you don’t speak Turkish can result in higher prices.
SAVINGS TIP: Explore the markets and many food stalls to experience the delicous (and cheap) world of Mexican street food.
Go to Rome for the pasta, wine, and history, stay for a whole bonus sovereign state within its borders! Rome and The Vatican contain transcendent art and architecture, all existing alongside a vibrant and vital modern city that hasn't slowed down in 3,000 years.
PLACE TO STAY: With so much to see and do, you'll want to stay somewhere convenient to it all. Find a hotel in your price range located in the city center here.
DON'T MISS: The Vatican, Trevi Fountain, the Colosseum, the Pantheon, Villa Borghese, Castel St. Angelo …
SAVINGS TIP: Rather than paying a la carte for entry to each landmark you'll want to visit, bundle and save with an Omnia Vatican and Rome Pass package.