Tips on how to book cheaper holidays using Skyscan

first_imgTips on how to book cheaper holidays using Skyscanner1. Set up price alertsFlight prices change all the time, and you never know when an airline will spring a flash sale. So if you’ve got a destination in mind but the flights cost just that little bit too much, just set up a price alert and we’ll email you if the price changes. Learn more about price alerts and sign up for them here.2. Keep checking Skyscanner’s deals pageSkyscanner is constantly sweeping the web in the hunt for rock-bottom flight prices, and it’s simple to find the cheapest flights from your local airport. Just head to the deals page, click on your nearest airport, and you’ll see a list of the cheapest flights available.3. Try going somewhere a bit differentThe Costa del Sol in Spain and the Algarve in Portugal are still two of the cheapest places to take a holiday in Europe (click here to find out more about the best places for a family holiday in the Algarve). But often overlooked countries such as Bulgaria and Cyprus offer astonishingly low prices – a bottle of water in Cyprus will set you back just 26p, and you’ll get change from a pound for a coffee in Bulgaria. Need some inspiration? Use Skyscanner’s ‘Everywhere’ search feature to find the cheapest flights from your nearest airport to hundreds of destinations around the world.Find cheap flights to Cyprus 2. Four nights chilling out in a hut in Hamburg, Germany, from £376Cost for a beer: £3.49Cost for an ice cream: £1.79Return flights from Manchester to Hamburg in August start from around £148 for a family of four. And after a long journey, what better place is there to relax than a ‘chill-out hut’ right next to the River Elbe? The hut comes with its own canoe for paddles on the river, and there’s a trampoline and outdoor grill, too. It should set you back just £228 for four nights.Find cheap flights to Hamburg 6. Invite the whole family!This might not be everyone’s cup of tea and we understand that a week with the in-laws may not be your idea of a holiday, but if you want to get great value for money the a self-catered villa is the way to go. There are countless of sumptuous chateaus in Italy and France that work out at a pittance per person if you can get a large group together. These Disney-inspired, European mansions you can actually stay in might just tempt you to take the whole gang! 4. Three nights on a sailing boat in Copenhagen, Denmark, from £378Beer price: £6.47Ice cream price: £3.23Flights from London to Copenhagen for a family of four in August start from just £174 – once you’re there, head down to Dragør harbour and hop aboard a sailing boat for a total of £204 for three nights. Just don’t get any nautical ideas – there’s a ‘strictly no sailing’ rule while you’re staying. To see the city cheaply, have a look at these tips on how to do Copenhagen on a budget.Find cheap flights to Copenhagen 5 family holidays for less than £5001. Three nights in a glamping caravan in Dublin, Ireland, from £455*Beer price: £3.36Ice cream price: £1.20Return flights from Newcastle to Dublin in August start from £174 for a family of four. Once you’re there, head out of the city into the Wicklow mountains, where you’ll find a 100-acre farm that offers a ‘glamping gypsy caravan’ with beautiful views of the hills. With two bunk beds and a double bed it can fit a family of four, and there’s a camp fire area for roasting marshmallows under the stars. Three nights cost £281, including service fee. But if a caravan doesn’t appeal, check out these Dublin hotels for every budget.Find cheap flights to Dublin Liked this? Try these:10 of the best family holidays on a budget for 2017If you’re looking for budget family holiday ideas, here are 10 cheap, child-friendly destinations that will make for a fantastic family trip.10 best city breaks in Spain with kidsWhere should you go for a family city break in Spain? How will you keep the kids entertained and avoid aimless pavement pounding? With our guide to Spain’s top 10 family-friendly cities. The 10 best family city breaks in EuropeA city holiday with children can be a daunting prospect, but it doesn’t have to be a nightmare. Here are ten of the most family-friendly cities in Europe, from Paris to Copenhagen, along with ideal places to take the little ones when you get there.*Published June 2017. Any prices are lowest estimated prices only at the time of publication and are subject to change and/or availability.Skyscanner is the world’s travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels and car hire.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Mapcenter_img Related10 best cheap hotels and hostels in DublinDublin can be an expensive city break destination, but it’s also a city with a fantastic range of high standard, low-cost budget accommodation. Here are the best cheap hotels and hostels if you’re heading to the Irish capital for a weekend away and you don’t want to blow the bank.16 ridiculously cheap places to go on holiday in 2017Want to save pounds on your holiday this year? We’ve put together 16 of the best places for budget travel in 2017, based on flight prices, accommodation, eating out and – most importantly – the average price of a beer. Here’s where’s cheap to travel this year, whether you’re up…Skyscanner Suggests Ways to Slice the Peak Holiday Price HikeWith MPs set to debate school holiday travel pricing today, Skyscanner advises there are ways to make a much needed summer holiday affordable. 3. Four nights in a penthouse loft in Brussels, Belgium, from £497Beer price: £3.49Ice cream price: £2.17Fancy staying in style in the centre of the European Union? Return flights from Glasgow to Brussels for a family of four in August start from £234. There you’ll find a split-level penthouse loft just five minutes away from the EU Commission building, with two snug beds under slanted eaves for the kids and a double bed downstairs for ma and pa, all for £263 for four nights. Take a look at this guide to Brussels on a budget for ideas on what to do once you’ve settled in.Find cheap flights to Brussels 5. Four nights in Paris, France, from £467Beer price: £3.05Ice cream price: £2.18Return flights from Manchester for a family of four in August start from £150, and you can stay in a cosy apartment in the XI arrondissement for just £317 for four nights. It even has a piano! For more accommodation ideas, take a look at these Paris hotels for every budget.Find cheap flights to Paris 4. Find out the best time to bookSome people reckon you should book flights as soon as they become available, whereas others recommend waiting until the last possible minute for a cheap deal. Now you can see exactly when the cheapest flights are available using Skyscanner’s Best Time to Book tool – just select your departure airport and destination, and you’ll be presented with a graph showing how far ahead you should book your flights.Find the best time to book5. Consider campingCamping has come a long way over the past few decades and some of the more upmarket campsites offer everything from yurts to tepees for the adventurous traveller. Eurocamp offer pre-pitched, family-sized tents at locations across Europe for much less than the cost of a hotel, and it’s even cheaper if you bring your own tent. Meanwhile, Scotland has plenty of campsites in stunning settings – perfect for an adventure holiday in the Cairngorms. Even better, you could hire a camper van and stop off wherever you please.Hire a campervan herelast_img

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