One minute you’re lying on golden sand, soaking up the sun as your friend pours you another sangria, the next your alarm clock goes off and it’s an overcast day in Blighty. Not the best way to wake up but maybe your subconscious is trying to tell you something: book a holiday.
So where to go, what to do, who to go with?
And can you afford it? Well, we’re going to show you how.
There’s one thing we can all agree on, don’t go in the school holidays! Prices will skyrocket and you’ll be surrounded by children (and if they’re aren’t yours, they’re less cute).
Where to go?
Our handy quiz will tell you what the ideal holiday for you is;
- How many people are you going with?
- Just that special someone.
- A small group of close friends.
- A big group of people
- What do you want to do on this holiday?
- I want it to be relaxing and peaceful.
- Some sightseeing; maybe take in a museum.
- I want some sun, sand, and sangria.
- How much money do you have to spend (per person)?
- Less than £100
- £100 -£200
Now just total up the amounts you got for each one and look at our handy guide for your perfect holiday.
An English country retreat; picture a quaint BnB with kitsch furniture. This could be a perfect romantic getaway without breaking the bank.
Getting there: Even if you drive it may be cheaper to take the train, especially with http://www.redspottedhanky.com offering you up to 80% of selected advanced fares.
Accommodation: http://www.bedandbreakfasts.co.uk has prices starting from £20pppn and contains user ratings of the services and the rooms.
A European city break; time to soak up some culture in one of Europe’s capitals.
Getting there: Budget airlines are often cheaper than the Eurostar especially if you are going further than France. The website http://www.monarch.co.uk has flights to major European cities and boasts a Happy Hour promotion which means that flights will be even cheaper between 12-2pm but after that, they’re gone.
Accommodation: http://www.hostelworld.co.uk offers a great range of hostels from 1-5 stars. Rated by previous clients, they paint an accurate portrayal of what you can expect. Be sure to check travel times between the hostel and the major landmarks.
Party holiday without the tacky 18-30 tag; spending your days on the beach and your nights in the clubs, what could be better?
Getting there: http://www.skyscanner.net can compare flight prices from all UK and many worldwide airlines and if your dates are flexible it can show you the cheapest flight for any given month.
Accommodation: http://www.studentholidays.com allows you search worldwide for hostels and hotels. But make sure if you are travelling out of the EU to check on customs observed in that country with regard to alcohol, for instance, the legal drinking age in America is 21.