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!)

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.