Can’t wait to get the summer started? There’s no need to leave it until the baking heat of August. In fact if you don’t have kids, we’d very much advise against it – from mid-July onwards is the season of the school holiday price hikes, after all. Perhaps you’ve already booked your annual leave for later on in the year but really need a break right now. Or maybe you’re in a position to wangle a week off at short notice and just want to jump on a plane and head to the sunshine. Whatever your circumstances, here are some suggestions for different sorts of last minute summer breaks and, more importantly, how to save money on them.
Summer in the City
You might have left it a bit too late to book a whole week or fortnight off in the next few weeks, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out. A weekend city break is an obvious alternative, so why not consider heading to a balmy European capital or trendy new hotspot? There are the popular favourites, of course – hello Barcelona, Copenhagen, Prague etc – but if you want to go off he ever-so-slightly beaten track or the usual city break destinations, here are a few suggestions…
Ljubljana – The capital city of Slovenia is one of Europe’s greenest cities with traffic highly restricted in the centre. This makes it as pretty as it is perfect for travelling pedestrians! Highlights include the castle, university library and large central market.
Dubrovnik – This Croatian city is very much on the up as a destination of choice thanks to its connections to Game of Thrones. But even if you’ve never seen the show, it still has heaps going for it. The beautiful Old Town, the gorgeous coastal scenery, the captivating history. We could go on…
Marseille – It’s probably not the first French city you think of when you’re considering a weekend break, but don’t overlook it. The former European Capital of Culture is no longer seen as the poor relation to St Tropez and makes the perfect destination if you want your summer city break to have a bit more to it that just beaches and bars.
Once you’ve picked your city and sorted your flights, one of the best ways to get the best value on your accommodation is to book using our LateRooms.com voucher codes. Just put in your city of choice and your dates and they’ll bring up heaps of hotel options that could save you up to 60% on the standard room rate.
Last Minute Beach Holidays
The opportunity has arisen to book a week off work at very short notice. Or perhaps you booked it off months ago and wanted to take your chances on a last minute deal. Well, now the time has come. It’s not difficult to find a large choice of last minute package holidays online, and if you’re in a position not to be too fussy about location and amenities, then the world of short notice sunshine breaks is your oyster. But sometimes the old favourites are the best. Yes, we’re talking Lastminute.com voucher codes. There can’t be a better site for finding those deals at very short notice, so just head to their Holiday page, and either search for your preferred destination or browse their deals. Flash deals include lots of options in Majorca, Menorca and Ibiza is you want to reliability of a package holiday favourite.
Summer Countryside Retreats
Experience day websites aren’t just for those who want to try zorbing or racing around a track in a sports car. They are now some of the best places to find short UK break package deals and you don’t have to be buying one as a gift – you can purchase it all for yourself (and a loved one too, if you must). There are some excellent discounts available right now with our Activity Superstore voucher codes. Not only can you search their own offers, but we also have a code that gets you an extra 20% off full-priced getaways.
They offer boutique hotel packages where you can choose your preferred UK location, one night breaks if you’re extra pushed for time, family glamping weekends and of course, relaxing spa breaks. This is an excellent way to book if you know you just want a bit of fresh country air but haven’t got a clue where to go. Just pick out one of their packages and follow the instructions to arrange your weekend away.
Now is the perfect time to book a last minute break or holiday. It’s not the height of summer so you won’t be baking hot if you’re in the centre of a European city, the crowds won’t be too hellish, and you can find some excellent deals on My Favourite Voucher Codes. What more could you want?
By Anna Scott, 24th June 2019