We’ve found a five-night stay in France, including flights and car hire from £166pp and seven nights in the Algarve from £125pp
ARE you fretting that you’ve left the summer holiday booking too late?
Fear not, getting away during the school holidays needn’t break the bank… even if you have waited until a couple of months are left to pay-up.
All across Europe this summer, there are bargain basement prices to be found.
Whether it’s a five-night stay in France, including flights and car hire from £166p, a three-night Disneyland holiday from £269pp, seven nights in the Algarve from £125pp, we’ve got it covered.
Usually the best value trips are only available to those travelling without kids, because they are flexible enough to take their summer break in June early July or mid-September.
But the following trips all depart from UK airports within the school holidays.
However, some holidays listed start on August 31 and many schools go back on September 5, so it is worth checking your child’s term time dates.
You’ll have to be quick if you want to book too, as once a few people start buying the deals, the prices will shoot up.
One of the best deals is a five-night stay at the Hotel Du Parc Pirates, a quirky pirate-themed stay right in the grounds of the Futuroscope theme park.
Brits can get five nights stay, plus flights and car hire from £166pp when flying from Edinburgh to Poitiers airport on August 8.
Those who prefer their theme parks with a few more well-known characters can also get a great deal at Disneyland, Paris.
Prices start from £269pp for a three-night stay at either the Residhome Val d’Europe hotel or the Hotel Kyriad nearby.
That cost also includes a one-day two-park Disneyland Paris entry ticket and flights from Luton Airport to Paris no August 16.
If a beach holiday is more your thing, there is the option of a seven-night self-catering holiday in Kefalos, Greece.
Jacks Apartments are 500 m from the sweeping Kamari beach and they also have a shared swimming pool.
There is a current deal available for a seven-night holiday including flights from London Gatwick on August 31 for £138pp.
The Algarve, Portugal
Even cheaper is a seven-night stay in the beautiful Algarve region of Portugal from just £125pp.
Brits can stay at the Colina Dos Mouros hotel in Silves for that price, which also includes flights from London Southend on August 31.
The hotel terrace has panoramic views over the city of Silves, one of the most important historical and cultural areas of the region.
Costa Brava, Spain
Over in Spain, Brits can also soak up the sun for a bargain price on the popular Costa Brava.
At a slightly larger resort hotel, holidaymakers can stay at the H.TOP Olympic Hotel in Calella from £226pp.
That price includes flights from Prestwick airport on August 23.
Based in the quiet residential area of the resort town of Calella, around 500m away from local beaches, the offer is for a room only basis.
Turkish Aegan, Turkey
Slightly further afield in Turkey, there are also some good deals to be had.
A family of four can share a one-bedroom self-catering apartment in the Turkish Aegan for a total of £983.70, so slightly under £250pp.
Staying at Sun Village apartments in Icmeler, the package also includes flights from Edinburgh to Dalam.
*All prices were correct at the time of writing.