All-inclusive international getaways you can book for under $950

Banu Ibrahim, CNN Underscored
Updated Wed December 20, 2017

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  • Great Value Vacations is offering a slew of cheap, all-inclusive international trips that you can book right now.

The holiday season is a marathon, not a sprint. So after days (if not weeks) of shopping, cooking and planning the perfect holiday party, some R&R is in order.

The much-needed downtime to recover from Thanksgiving and the winter holidays, as well as the days off people typically enjoy this time of year, means that now is the perfect time to jet off to an exotic locale.

If money isn't an object, traveling abroad is easy. But for everyone else, the price of an international plane ticket, hotel, food and activities is a steep ask — and that's not even taking into account foreign exchange rates. If you're nodding your head in agreement, know that there are ways to score relatively affordable all-inclusive international trips.

The easiest way is to rely on sites known for having the best travel deals, like Great Value Vacations.

It currently has a number of itineraries that include airfare, lodging and other extras, like museum passes or even full meals, for under $950 per person. These trips span the world and include stunning beachside resorts, as well as more wintry destinations.

There really is a trip for everyone. The site's impressive 4-out-of-5-star rating from over 4,000 vacationers seals the deal.

It's important to note that the vacation prices can vary based on your port of travel.

To help spark your wanderlust, we've rounded up 11 trips you can go on right now through Great Value Vacations. But fair warning: You might be packing your bags very soon.

Note: Prices below reflect the retailer's listed price upon publication.

Vienna, Austria (starting at $621;

Trip highlights: Mozart lovers will enjoy this three-day getaway that includes admission to the Mozart House, an apartment-turned-museum where the legendary composer crafted his iconic music.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (starting at $634;

Trip highlights: Kick back and relax on the sandy shores of Mexico with this all-inclusive stay. Guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner, daily snacks and unlimited libations, as well as access to beachside activities like kayaking, snorkeling and scuba diving.

Cancun, Mexico (starting at $659,

Trip highlights: Another all-inclusive stay in Mexico is up for grabs. This trip to Cancun has guests staying in a 5-star resort with access to daily watersports, nightly entertainment and delicious food and drinks around the clock.

Cartagena, Colombia (starting at $660;

Trip highlights: History buffs will fall for Cartagena's picturesque locales, including guided tours of the old quarter, the fortress of San Felipe de Barajas, Santo Domingo Church and the Palace of the Inquisition.

Playa del Carmen, Mexico (starting at $746,

Trip highlights: See archaeological wonders like the Tulum Ruins up close and personal on a full-day tour. This site overlooks the crystal-clear Caribbean Sea, making it one of the most popular places to visit in Playa del Carmen.

Panama City, Panama (starting at $767;

Trip highlights: Foodies will gush over Panama City's collection of delish cuisine, which draws from African, Spanish and Caribbean influences. During this three-day stay, you'll be able to check out the city and indulge in local delicacies like fresh ceviche.

Edinburgh, Scotland (starting at $881;

Trip highlights: For those looking for a more wintry escape, Scotland is hard to beat. You can take in scenic views from Edinburgh Castle or explore the underground vaults of the city during the day. At night, grab a pint, a plate of pub comfort food and cozy up by the fire.

Madrid, Spain (starting at $899;

Trip highlights: Between the world-renown art, stunning architecture and vibrant dancing, Madrid is the destination for the ultimate cultural experience. This three-night stay includes a private tour of the city, where you can explore the ins and outs of the art, food, music and dance scene.

Barcelona, Spain (starting at $908;

Trip highlights: Foodies in search of a European getaway, look no further than Barcelona. There, you can sample a wide variety of tapas, as well as delicious Spanish wines, in the heart of the city. Plus, you can always take a break from the food and wine by soaking up architectural highlights like the Sagrada Familia and Park Güell.

Adare, Ireland (starting at $949;

Trip highlights: The stunning cliffs, lush greenery and vibrant culture of the Emerald Isle awaits. This six-night trip includes a car to help you visit the itinerary of your choice, from the Cliffs of Moher to the countryside of Adare, for a truly unique taste of Ireland.