July 2018 Fare Finder

Your guide to the best value airfares for the month ahead!

We all know that finding and booking flights to your favourite destinations without breaking the bank isn’t easy, so here is a guide that gives you the opportunity to take advantage of the best value air fares. This months edition is focused on finding you some of the best value airfares for July!

Looking to save money on last minute flights? Try Kayak!

basel, switzerland:

Switzerland’s third most populated city lies on the northeastern borders with France and Germany.  The cities 175,000 residents live within close proximity of the River Rhine and the riverbanks are lined with Renaissance era buildings. For visitors looking for local attractions to keep them entertained, they need look no further than Basel Zoo, Switzerland’s largest and oldest. Many art museums based here are open to the public and feature a range of traditional and contemporary displays.

BA’s A319 fleet fly multiple times per day to Basel.

British Airways fly four times daily to Basel using their Airbus A319 fleet. Travellers flying with BA will be flying in the Euro Traveller cabin and the airlines lowest economy fare. However for  just £71 per person return, people can’t have any complaints for their cheap getaway to Switzerland. With multiple flights leaving per day, head over to Kayak to pick your prefered flight times.

TOULOUSE, FRANCE:

If ever a city deserved little introduction, it would be Toulouse. Home to Airbus and some of its final assembly lines, avgeeks will feel right at home here. Whether it’s taking a guided tour of the factories and hitting the gift shop afterwards (better leave space in your hand luggage for souvenirs!) or taking in a days spotting eagerly awaiting the latest A350 or brand new A330 NEO to be towed across the airfield, this is a must visit for anyone with even half an interest in aviation!

Aircraft waiting to be delivered at Toulouse (Photo Credit: Airbus).

As reliable as the sky being blue and England being knocked out of a World Cup on penalties (wait a minute…), you can always guarantee easyJet to have low-cost fares waiting to fly willing passengers across Europe. Flying from the Generation easyJet stronghold of London Luton, a return fare can be booked for as little as £67 return! As usual, head on over to the easyJet website to book your next trip!

Orlando, florida, usa:

THE ultimate place for families to visit. Universal studios, Walt Disney World, Busch Gardens and Kennedy Space Centre, these are just a few of the fun filled action packed days out that await you across the Atlantic. With most theme parks offering 14 day tickets for the price of just 7 days, the hardest choice you will have to make will be, where to first?!

Thomas Cook Airlines will be whisking you away to the Sunshine State. Their Airbus A330 will be departing Glasgow as it takes you away on your 14 day vacation. Priced at £460 per person return, many reading this will be thinking that the price is a bit extortionate. Well… If you look at the end of July, flights alone will set you back in the region of £800 per person! Why not head over to Momondo to book, and see for yourself!

MALLORCA, SPAIN:

A stalwart whenever it comes to holiday destinations. Popular and much loved with the British; famed for it’s golden sandy beaches and lively nightlife, Mallorca never fails to leave families flying back home with smiles on their faces. If it’s partying the night away you want, then look no further than Magalluf. Want a relaxed family break? Head up north to Alcudia with its golden stretch of beach that never seems to end!

Primera’s A321 NEOs fly transatlantic from their Stansted base (Photo Credit: Primera).

Regular flyers from Birmingham may have heard the recent news that Primera Air have ceased their BHX long haul operations until 2019. Despite recent negative press, Primera have announced a last-minute summer sale to their remaining short-haul destinations. For £68 round trip, last-minute travellers can be getting away for a whole week before the main school holidays in August. Primera Air flights can be booked here.

 

in next months fare finder:

We’ll find last-minute deals for August!

June 2018 Fare Finder

Your guide to the best value airfares for the month ahead!

We all know that finding and booking flights to your favourite destinations without breaking the bank isn’t easy, so here is a guide that gives you the opportunity to take advantage of the best value air fares. This months edition is focused on finding you some of the best value airfares for June!

If you’re looking to get away before the kids summer holidays, why not check out some of these cracking deals!

sorrento, italy:

Located to the south of Naples and lying in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, Sorrento is a great base for any holiday whether you’re travelling as a couple or as a family. This resort still retains it’s traditional charm and many of the local hotels still remain family run. Excursions from Sorrento include tours of Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius, giving you the chance to explore the remarkably preserved town that was buried in 79 A.D.

Naples is the closest airport, an hours drive north of Sorrento. Many airlines fly into Naples International from the UK, but the cheapest flights we have found for June are departing London Gatwick with Norwegian. 7 days return will cost just £59 per person. Flights can be booked through SkyScanner.

almeria, spain:

This particular Spanish town might not be as popular as others, but that certainly doesn’t mean it isn’t as charming. A city steeped in history, and home to the stunning Alcazaba, an ancient Muslim built fortress similar to the Alhambra in nearby Granada. If you move out of the city, you will find unspoilt beaches and coves that offer peace and tranquillity.

Almeria with the Alcazaba in the foreground

Thomas Cook Airlines fly direct into Almeria from a number of airports, with Birmingham being one of these. A one way economy ticket will cost £39 per person. With the successful launch of Economy Plus on short haul flights, why not treat yourself to an upgrade? Book through Thomas Cook Airlines here.

gibraltar:

Often described as Britain in the sun, Gibraltar sits on the southern tip of Spain but still manages to keep it’s unique British charm. The Iconic rock offers extraordinary 360° views, including Africa on a clear day, for anyone that ventures to the top. With the WW2 era tunnels that run deep into the rock open for public exhibition and dolphin cruises available from the marina; you will struggle to find so much to do in such a small space anywhere else in the world!

The Rock as seen from the Airport’s Terminal

Flights from the UK are now only provided by two airlines, one of which being easyJet. Bristol to Gibraltar one way will cost £58 per person. With 10kgs hand luggage allowed, there’s certainly no need to pay the sometimes extortionate checked baggage costs. Compare travel dates and book through Kayak.

thessaloniki, greece:

Did you know that Thessaloniki is Greece’s second most populated city? Often described as a cultural melting pot, this northern Greek city attracts history buffs from all over Europe. Once occupied by the Romans, Byzantines and the Ottomans, there is much to see and explore in this diverse city. When the sun goes down, seafront bars and restaurants become a hive of activity, selling both traditional and modern contemporary dishes.

Thessaloniki Promenade

Recently re branded TUI will fly you from Newcastle to Thessaloniki for a 7 night stay. A return ticket will cost just £89 per person. With such an interesting and alternative destination compared to most, you would be foolish not to be tempted. Flights can be booked through the TUI website.

in next months fare finder:

We look forward to bringing you the best flight deals for July!

 

May 2018 Fare Finder: Bank Holiday Deals

Your guide to the best value airfares for the month ahead!

We all know that finding and booking flights to your favourite destinations without breaking the bank isn’t easy, so here is a guide that gives you the opportunity to take advantage of the best value air fares. This months edition is focused on finding you some of the best Bank Holiday Monday day trips out there!

For this months Fare Finder, I used Kayak to locate these fantastic value flights. Check them out and grab a bargain for yourself!



Dublin, ireland:

If you were to ask a large group of people what their favourite day trip destination was, I can guarantee the most popular answer would be Dublin! Known world over for being the home of St. James’s Gate since 1759, the Guinness brewery offers an interesting insight and unique perspective on how one of the worlds most popular drinks came to be. Other must see sights include Dublin Castle, The National Museum of Ireland and St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

Aer Lingus will fly you to Dublin for cheaper than Ryanair, how often can you say that?!

Normally cheap flights to the Irish capital are offered by Ryanair, well known for their no thrills service. However, this deal gives you the opportunity to fly from Birmingham with Ireland’s only 4* airline! Aer Lingus are offering return flights from as little as £85pp return; their excellent flight timings also mean you get a full day in Dublin!

What are you waiting for? Book your flights here!

 

Alicante, spain:

In March’s Fare Finder, we featured Benidorm. Alicante is often seen as the gateway to this Costa Blanca resort, but if you take a closer look, you will find an adventure, that you didn’t even know was there. Overshadowed by the Castillo de Santa Barbara, the Barrio de la Santa Cruz is home to some traditional Tapas bars and narrow picturesque streets that are sure to make an excellent Instagram photo!

Picturesque certainly springs to mind when thinking of Alicante!

Many readers might be surprised to learn that British Airways are offering return flights to Alicante for £90pp. This London Gatwick departure leaves at 6.30am, and offers travelers nearly 14 hours in the city. The BA website can be found by following this link.

 

Manchester, uk:

Not feeling adventurous enough to jet away across Europe? Why not keep getaway closer to home, and spend your Bank Holiday in Manchester? The 180,900 m² Intu Trafford Centre, is the third largest shopping centre in the UK, with bargains to be found in almost every shop, try not to spend too much! Football fans can take tours of the National Museum of Football and cross city rivals Man City and Man United’s grounds. Avgeeks on the other hand might not want to leave the airport and choose to spend all day at the Manchester Airport Viewing Park!

Singapore Airlines’ A350-900 (9V-SMF) as seen from the Runway Viewing Area

Flybe’s Embraer Regional Jet will get you up to Manchester quicker than road or rail, and given the time of the month, probably cheaper than them too. A return ticket will only cost £70pp, but with seats on the Jungle jet limited, don’t leave it too soon to book.

For Flybe’s website, click here.

 

munich, germany:

Munich is a city that has previously featured on Fare Finder. For it to feature twice, surely means that it is a must visit, right? First time visitors to the city will be impressed with the ease at which you can get lost wondering around the streets, discovering the delights of the Bavarian capital. Again, for the Avgeeks who want to make a spotting trip out of it, the Visitors Park just outside the airport’s perimeter is the ideal base. Offering superb 360° views, a well stocked shop and cafe, it really is a must visit for any spotter.

A collection of historic aircraft can be found at the Visitors Park

Ryanair are offering cheap return flights from their Irish headquarters of Dublin. Priced at £81pp return, it really is a steal for a great value day trip. I would recommend using Kayak (the website I used to find all these deals), as you will be able to ensure you get the best price.

 

in next months fare finder:

We look at finding you the best flight deals for June!

April 2018 Fare Finder: Summer Holiday Preview

Your Guide To The Best Value Air fares For The Month Ahead!

We all know that finding and booking flights to your favourite destinations without breaking the bank isn’t easy, so here is a guide that gives you the opportunity to take advantage of the best value air fares. This months edition is going to be a bit different; we’re going to be looking ahead at some of the best deals for the UK Summer School Holidays. Why? Because we know that getting the best price during the most expensive time of the year isn’t easy.

This month Fare Finder has been published a little differently to previous editions. We are listing our top picks by airline and not destination. Giving you more choice than ever before!



JET2:

Part of Jet2’s advertising campaign for this summer has been flights offered at £49. So it’s reassuring to see that you can still find these flights (and even cheaper ones) for August. For anyone who has never flown with TripAdvisor’s Most Loved UK Airline, you definitely need to. With an extensive route network and award winning customer service, what are you waiting for? Give them a try!

The following flights cover some of Spain’s untapped charms. Sitting on the Southern coast are Almeria and Murica. Together they offer an alternative to the more popular resorts of Costa Blanca and  the Costa del Sol. Along with Menorca, lying out in the Mediterranean Sea, Jet2’s offering of cheap flights offers travelers the opportunity to experience the culture and comfort of these Spanish delights.

  • Birmingham – Almeria, August 26th, £39 per person!
  • Edinburgh – Murcia, August 7th, £49 per person!
  • Manchester – Menorca, August 23rd, £50 per person.
  • Book you Jet2 flights here or for the cheapest options here.
Jet2 also offer a generous 22kgs baggage allowance for a reasonable price!
Primera Air:

Much of the focus for Primera’s flight offerings has been on their Transatlantic routes. The airline is also keen to expand their European operations, with the launch of short haul routes being flown on Boeing 737-800 aircraft. Flying to popular summer sun destinations, it appears that they are looking to challenge its competitors and establish themselves in an already crowded market.

Being based out of Birmingham and London Stansted, they will be battling it out with the likes of Jet2 and TUI. Destinations such as Malaga, Alicante and Crete are popular with British holidaymakers, so it is no surprise that Primera has identified them as their first destinations. With no explanation needed for these resorts, its time to see their flight prices!

  • London Stansted – Malaga, August 28th, £40 per person.
  • London Stansted – Alicante, August 29th, £35 per person.
  • Birmingham – Chania, August 20th, £62 per person.
  • Book Primera Air flights here or again for cheaper options here.
British airways:

When most people think of the nation’s flag carrier, they don’t automatically associate them with flying to your normal bucket and spade destinations. However, the reality is far from it. Gatwick plays host to the majority of it’s European holiday destinations, giving travelers the opportunity to experience first class hospitality at economy prices.

BA fly to arguably the hottest holiday destination in recent years, Majorca. Much loved for it’s easy going atmosphere, low prices and stunning beaches, it’s no wonder families flock here year on year. For people looking for something very different why not try Nice? This gem of a city found in the south of France flawlessly combines it’s world renowned appeal along with its traditional feel.

  • London Gatwick – Nice, August 30th, £35 per person.
  • London Gatwick – Ibiza, August 4th, £44 per person.
  • London Heathrow – Palma, August 31st, £48 per person.
  • Book your BA flights here! or over at SkyScanner where we found excellent deals.
Even British Airways fly the night Ibiza. It’s one of the only flights where the party truly does start as soon as you step on board!
Flybe:

Europe’s largest regional airline often incorporates summer sun destinations alongside its regular flying program. This gives people living in regional parts of the UK, the ease of flying abroad without having to drive for hours to reach their nearest major airport. Operating the majority of their European sun routes on Embraer ERJ aircraft, the Jungle Jet offers comfort with it’s 2-2 seating configuration.

Flybe fly from 26 UK Airports to all over Europe

Not always seen as a first choice airline when it comes to flying the family away for their holidays, Flybe offers destinations that are off the beaten track such as Corsica. Popular with hikers who are ken to experience it’s national parks or couples looking to unwind for a week, the island offers something for everyone. For people perhaps looking to stay within the UK and hope that we have something more than a weeks worth of sunshine, the airline offers flights to Newquay. Popular with surfers or families on a budget, Cornwall could be host to your next getaway.

  • Southampton – Corsica, August 26th, £45 per person.
  • Doncaster Sheffield – Palma, August 20th, £45 per person.
  • Birmingham – Newquay, August 19th, £30 per person.
  • Book your flights here!


Want to find flight bargains for yourself? We recommend using SkyScanner and Momondo for the best deals.

In next months fare finder:

We’ll look ahead at the best flights for the May Bank Holidays!

March 2018 Fare Finder: Cheap Easter Getaways

YOUR GUIDE TO THE BEST VALUE AIRFARES FOR THE MONTH AHEAD!

We all know that finding and booking flights to your favourite destinations without breaking the bank isn’t easy, so here is a guide that gives you the opportunity to take advantage of the best value air fares. At the end of this month schools across the UK will be breaking up for the Easter Holidays, so we’ve put together some of the best value airfares to jet you away from this horrible British weather! We advise that you book flights through Momondo this month to get the best airfares.

benidorm, spain:

This much loved Spanish sun and sea destination makes is the first destination to our list. Popular all year round with both families and couples alike; the Costa Blanca is calling for you to come and experience it’s golden sandy beaches and famous nightlife!

The closest airport to Benidorm is Alicante-Elche, which is just a 40 minute drive south. This airport is served all year round by a number of airlines, one of these being easyJet. Taking off from London Gatwick on March 27th for 8 nights, a return ticket will cost only £81 per person. With prices as low as these, it’s no wonder that EasyJet are becoming a regular feature on Fare Finder! These flights can be booked most cheaply through Momondo but also SkyScanner.

Benidorm’s famous Levante Beach
algarve, portugal:

The Algarve is world renowned for it’s beaches. That being said, at this time of the year, it may be a little chilly to go swimming in your trunks! The coastal city of Albufeira offers an alternative to braving the temperatures of the Atlantic Ocean. With it’s bustling waterfront promenade and marina where you can watch fishermen return with their latest catches, days can be well spent exploring the city and the surrounding areas. When the sun goes down, be sure to head to the old town to sample local delicacies and the freshly caught fish dishes.

Budget carrier Ryanair are offering a return Bournemouth to Faro flight ticket for £70 per person. Your 7 night stay would see you departing on March 25th, giving you ample opportunity to experiences this gem of a city. With recent changes to their baggage policy, be sure to check Ryanair’s website to avoid any surprises at the gate!

When flying into Faro, be sure to keep an eye out for this stored Boeing 727!
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES:

Wanting a city that has guaranteed heat and world class shopping? Look no further than Abu Dhabi. The capital city of the UAE has it’s skyline dominated by luxury apartment buildings and hotels. Travelers will be able to visit the world famous Formula One track, Yas Marina Circuit and unleash their inner boy racer at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi.

Abu Dhabi based Etihad Airways fly from Edinburgh using a two class Airbus A330 aircraft for the 7 hour 30 minute flight to the Gulf. A return economy ticket seeing you leave on March 29th will cost only £550 per person, which for a last minute long haul deal, isn’t bad at all! Follow the link to the Etihad’s website to book.

The stunning skyline of Abu Dhabi
Amsterdam, netherlands:

This city has it all. It’s immersed in culture, it’s picturesque meaning that no Instagram filter will be needed on your uploads, it has a vibrant night life AND the best thing is, it’s only an hours flight away! With attractions ranging from the Anne Frank House to the Van Gough museum, your days sightseeing will be busy and fast paced. On the evening, why not take a trip to the IceBar where everything (yes even the glasses) are made from ice!

Flybe operate hundreds of flights a week from the UK to Amsterdam, giving bookers the choice of which airport and time suits them. We’ve picked out flights from Manchester on March 27th for a short 2 night stay for only £90 return. However, as mentioned a wide range of choices mean that you can find a deal that suits you. Momondo should do the trick and get you the best deals but be sure to check out Flybe’s website too.



in next months fare finder:

We look ahead to the August school holidays to give you a head start on planning your summer getaway.

Fare Finder: February 2018

YOUR GUIDE TO THE BEST VALUE AIRFARES FOR THE MONTH AHEAD!

We all know that finding and booking flights to your favourite destinations without breaking the bank isn’t easy, so here is a guide that gives you the opportunity to take advantage of the best value air fares. February 14th as we all know is Valentine’s Day, so this months Fare Finder is dedicated to flights for short romantic getaways. (Excellent for those of you out there who haven’t found the perfect gift for your partner yet!). All of these flights are bookable through SkyScanner and other websites.

PARIS, FRANCE:

We couldn’t start off a Valentine’s themed Fare Finder without including Paris at the top of our list, could we? With the picture perfect Eiffel Tower setting the back drop for the French Capital, what could be more romantic than a stroll down the Champs-Élysées whilst watching the sun set?

This one is for our Irish readers, with direct flights from Dublin provided by Dutch owned low cost airline, Transavia. Understandably Paris is very popular at this time of year, and the flight prices reflect this. Nevertheless for just £113 per person return, you could be enjoying a 3 night break in this wonderful city. The link to Transavia’s website can be found here.

Paris’ most recognisable land mark, the Eiffel Tower dominates the city’s skyline!
Edinburgh, SCOTLAND:

Perhaps a surprising inclusion on this list, but Edinburgh has a lot to offer that may not always be obvious at first glance. With everything from candle lit dinners to stargazing at the cities observatory, there is no shortage of activities to keep you entertained during your time here. Lovers of the great outdoors will feel right at home here, with Calton Hill and Arthur’s Seat offering superb views of the city for those who reach the top.

Flying from Bristol, easyJet are willing to whisk you away on a 2 night stay in Scotland for just £65 per person return.  Readers living in the South East of the country who prefer a London airport as their departure point, the easyJet stronghold of Luton is offering a return ticket for £66 per person. As usual, easyJet can be reached at their website www.easyjet.com.

Edinburgh as seen from the top of Calton Hill
london, england:

Most will think that the River Thames would be a no go in February, but they’d be wrong to think that. A Thames Dinner Cruise would be a fantastic way to end your 2 night stay in the city, taking in world famous landmarks such as Big Ben and The London Eye whilst enjoying a live band playing in the background. If the thought of sailing doesn’t float your boat, then evenings can be spent enjoying a West End show following a day of Oxford Street shopping!

Yet again easyJet are offering cheap flights into London. This time anyone fancying a last minute trip to London from Edinburgh can reach the capital for just £71 per person return. These flights are based on flying into Luton, so who knows, you may even see some of your fellow Fare Finder readers heading up to Scotland when your flight arrives. For easyJet’s website click here.

 

Reykjavik, iceland:

Our last offering is most definitely a wildcard. Perhaps not necessarily a destination that most would assume is a romantic destination, but instead one that is filled with activity and exploration. Much like Edinburgh, couples who feel at home whilst experiencing what Mother Nature has to offer, will certainly not be disappointed with Iceland‘s offerings. With lava tunnels of extinct volcanoes waiting to be experienced and tours of the Game of Thrones filming locations allowing you to see where the action happened, travelers heading north and braving the cold will not leave feel unsatisfied.

Another reason to feel satisfied is the price of the flights. Departing with TUI from London Gatwick, you will almost certainly have a smile on your face after having paid just £49 per person return for your flights. What’s even better is that this fare is based on a 7 night stay in the land of Ice and Fire, giving you ample opportunity to discover one of the worlds most scenic countries! Flights are bookable through the TUI website.

The Northern Lights draws thousands of tourists to Iceland each year
in next months fare finder:

We will be  looking to find you affordable flights to jet you off during the Easter school holidays.

 

Please note that all pricing and availability is correct at the time of publish and is subject to change. This is an independent article and is no way endorsed by any airline or tourist board.

 

 

 

Fare Finder: January 2018

YOUR GUIDE TO THE BEST VALUE FARES FOR THE MONTH AHEAD!

We all know that finding and booking flights to your favourite destinations without breaking the bank isn’t easy, so here is a guide that gives you the opportunity to take advantage of the best value air fares. This month our top picks focus on flights that will see you jetting off to grab some winter sun!

 

TENERIFE, CANARY ISLANDS:

The largest island in the Canaries is popular all year round with holidaymakers looking to get some sunshine. The popular resorts of Costa Adeje and Playa de las Americas offer beaches during the day, and vibrant night life when the sun goes down. Tenerife is also home to Siam Park an it’s infamous Tower of Power! Recently voted the worlds best water park on TripAdvisor, it is a must visit for any adrenaline junkie out there! Temperatures this time of year normally hover around the 21C mark, so be sure to pack a light fleece for the evenings.

London Gatwick offer some of the cheapest flights flying with Thomson, TUI as they are now known. Anyone considering spending a fortnight on the island can get there for £69 return. This fare does not include baggage, but with a 20kg case priced at just £46, it won’t break the bank. Visit the TUI site here to book.

dubai, united arab emirates:

There is very little that needs to be said about this destination. With it’s golden sandy beaches, lavish shopping malls and luxurious hotels; this city really is a must visit. If you have a head for heights, be sure to visit the Burj Khalifa which stands at some 830 metres tall. Offering stunning views of Dubai from it’s observation deck, on a clear day it is even possible to see Iran which lies on the other side of the Persian Gulf. Dubai at this time of the year will not see temperatures hit the blistering heights of the summer, but anyone travelling can expect the mercury to be in the high 20s.

London Heathrow is the departure point for the these flights. Flying economy with Emirates on their Airbus A380 aircraft, passengers will be able to experience the world class service offered on board by the Dubai based airline. Return tickets start from just £323pp which includes a very generous 30kgs baggage allowance. You can be taken to the Emirates website by following this link.

Emirates could be jetting you away to Dubai
marsa alam, egypt:

Marsa Alam is on Egypt’s Red Sea coast. It is renowned world over for it’s diving locations. The resort is quieter than its neighbours Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh, meaning a week of pure relaxation in the sun (If diving isn’t your cup of tea) is just a 5 and a half hour flight away. Diving in these waters can be arranged through one of the many instructors that work in the resort, they will give you the opportunity to see Dolphins, schools of Hammerhead Sharks and even the peculiar looking Dugong! Much like Dubai, temperatures will be on average above 24C.

 

Flights to Marsa Alam can be found via Thomas Cook Airlines as can package holidays to the resort. Birmingham Airport offers the cheapest flights to the Egyptian resort with return tickets starting at £136 per person. Your journey to Marsa Alam starts by booking your flights here.

Marsa Alam has some of the worlds best waters for diving
CANCUN, MEXICO:

As holiday destinations go, Cancun is one of the best. Whether it’s relaxing by the pool with a novel, topping up your tan on your hotel’s private beach or visiting the world famous Chichen Itza, there is something for everyone to do. You can rest assured that the words “I’m bored” won’t be spoken during your time here. At night be sure to tuck into some delicious local delicacies before heading to party the night away in the Coco Bongo nightclub. Only if you’re over the age of 18 though, because going to night clubs under the age of 18 is illegal and wrong and I totally have never done it before, like ever. (Not fooling anyone am I?).

TUI once again are offering fantastic value for this flight. Manchester to Cancun return is £229 per person, this price does not include luggage but TUI currently have some promotions regarding baggage so it’s definitely worth checking them out. If the sound of Cancun wasn’t selling it to you enough, how does flying on their Dreamliner? On board you’ll find complimentary drinks and an in flight meal waiting for you. Love the sound of Mexico? Follow the link to book your getaway.

The ancient Mayan city of Chichen Itza is a UNESCO World Heritage Site
in next months fare finder:

In the Fare Finder: February 2018, we will be looking at exceptional value flights to help get you in the Valentines Day mood!

 

Please note that all pricing and availability is correct at the time of publish and is subject to change. This is an independent article and is no way endorsed by any airline or tourist board.

Fare Finder: December 2017

Your guide to the best value fares for the month ahead!

We all know that finding and booking flights to your favourite destinations without breaking the bank isn’t easy, so here is a guide that gives you the opportunity to take advantage of the best value air fares. This month our top picks focus on flights to cities that offer the best Christmas markets!

krAKOW, POLAND:

Poland’s second largest city is the first on the list. Krakow is immersed in culture, whether it’s exploring the snowy streets of the old town and Jewish quarter or making the trip to experience the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, there is something for everyone to do.  At night Rynek Glowny, the old town’s 13th century market square comes to life with market stalls selling local delicacies such as Oscypek cheese and bowls of piping hot hunters stew.

Flying to Krakow from the UK is very easy, with low cost carriers such as Ryanair and EasyJet operating the route from many regional airports.  Fares with EasyJet from London Gatwick start at just £69pp one way, with a return ticket costing only £90pp. To book your flights to Krakow, click here.

Ryanair and EasyJet both fly daily from the United Kingdom to Krakow.
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM:

The Winter Wonders in Brussels is 2 kilometres of festive fun located throughout this historic city centre. Home to a unique festive atmosphere and delicious local cuisine, the Belgian capital at Christmas is definitely not to be missed. After spending time enjoying yourself on the fun fair style Merry-go-rounds and Ice rink located at the Marche aux Poissons, why not take a relaxing ride on the Ferris Wheel and enjoy breath taking views of the city?

Flights with Aer Lingus from Dublin start from just £27pp one way. Whilst departing with fellow Irish carrier, Ryanair, from Manchester can see you arrive into Brussels from as little as £36pp for a return ticket. Click here to take you the Aer Lingus website, and here to take you to the Ryanair website.

munich, germany:

The Bavarian capital located in Germany’s south is shadowed by the snow capped Alps. This vibrant city is famously known for it’s Oktoberfest celebration, but when December comes, the Marienplatz (the cities main square) comes to life filled with wooden huts selling mouthwatering Bratwurst and tankards filled with any one of Bavaria’s 4000 beer brands!

The centre of the city is easily accessible via S-Bahn from Munich International Airport. Just be sure not to miss your train when exploring the airports own Christmas market and ice skating ring!

Munich is  very popular destination from the United Kingdom, being traveled to by business people and tourists alike. Yet again, EasyJet are offering the lowest airfares from London Gatwick, starting from just £61pp return, this is exceptional value when compare to Lufthansa’s cheapest economy ticket price of £76pp one way! To take advantage of this deal, click here.

Munich is home to stunning architecture and a relaxed atmosphere,
bUDAPEST, HUNGARY:

Last but by no means least is Budapest. Lying on the banks of the Danube River, Hungary’s capital city is one of Europe’s fastest growing cities in terms of it’s popularity with tourists. Every December the streets are transformed into a winter wonderland with rows of traditional market stalls lining the city squares. The many historical buildings and bridges are beautifully presented in eye catching festive decorations.

If the cold winter nights get too  much for you, why not take a trip to the Szechenyi Thermal Baths where you can bathe in any one of the 17 hot spring pools.

Hungarian low cost airline Wizz Air are offering brilliantly priced tickets to their main operating base of Budapest Ferihegy International Airport. Their travel light package includes a generous 10 kilograms of hand luggage and the option to check in online 48 hours prior to your departure. If you have never flown with them before, check out this superb product review by co-author Ethan Chandler. Flights from Birmingham to Budapest start from just £32pp one way or if a London airport is your preferred departure point, London Luton to Budapest starts at £42pp one way. Visit Wizz Air’s website  to book your flights.

Buda Castle is just one of the must see buildings on your trip to Budapest!
IN NEXT MONTHS FARE FINDER:

In the Fare Finder: January 2018 edition, we will be looking to find the best value fares to jet you away for some winter sun!

 

Please note that all pricing and availability is correct at the time of publish and is subject to change. This is an independent article and is no way endorsed by any airline or tourist board.