It’s never too early to book ahead for a bargain holiday. Although winter may feel never-ending, evenings are getting lighter and balmy summer days and poolside parasol lounging could be just four months away.
We’ve already seen big travel discounts from British Airways, Tui, Royal Caribbean and easyJet this winter for those hoping to secure a steal on package holidays, discounted flights and hotel stays. Now, even as February and lingering winter sales pass us by, there are several discounted getaways still to come in 2024.
If you can’t wait until summer, spring has plenty of calendar events to celebrate with a trip. Whether a foodie city break to chocolate heavyweights, from Belgium to Switzerland, a getaway to some far-flung winter sun destination, or a last-minute retreat to a snow-coated ski resort, penny-pinching off-peak breaks are plenty.
Here are the top travel deals of the week to save hundreds on early bird summer deals and final hour February adventures.
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Interrail by National Rail
15 per cent off Interrail Global Passes
Rail fans keen for a summer on the tracks in 2024 are probably prepping to book their next interrailing adventure. Interrail by National Rail has savings of 15 per cent on Interrail Global Passes until 5 March that are sure to get the wheels rolling across 33 participating countries. With this offer, solo passes are just £155 for sustainable journeys to the Netherlands, Slovenia and Italy during peak travel season.
Save up to £250 on multi-destination trips
If the allure of Italy and the dolce vita is just too strong to resist this summer, Citalia’s savings of up to £250 on multi-destination trips to three or more hotels may appeal. The trips combine the cities, lakes and coastal greats on an epic Italian tour. There’s also up to £150 off when you combine just two and up to £280 savings per couple at Hotel Alpha, Sorrento this May.
20 per cent off flexible rate hotel bookings
From 15 to 28 February, Accor’s spring sale is giving guests a 20 per cent discount on flexible rate bookings over two nights at 2,000 hotspot hotels across Europe and North Africa. Picture savings on watching Budapest bloom, retreating to the French Riviera and springtime getaways in Munich when you travel between 1 April and 27 May 2024.
Fares from £39 each way
With rail fares from just £39 this winter, Eurostar promises budget journeys to capitals including Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam less than two hours from London St Pancras International. The lowest fare seats are up for grabs now so you can secure a Parisian spring holiday or a canalside cycle in Amsterdam this summer.
Save £250 in the Live Happy sale
Right now you can save up to £250 in Tui’s Live Happy sale on summer holidays departing between May and October 2024 by using code “SALE”. The package discount for holidaymakers is valid until 29 February 2024 with £0 deposits and free kids’ places also available on select Tui getaways. There’s even the chance to save up to £300 on Greece and Turkey holidays with code “EXTRA50”, and an additional £20 off for members.
Save £174 on MSC Yacht Club
There’s a chance to set sail for £174 less with Iglu Cruise’s offer on MSC’s luxurious Yacht Club voyage departing for France and Spain from Southampton on 22 June 2024. The seven-night full-board package, now £2,575, benefits from 24-hour butler service, priority boarding, complimentary access to the spa, an exclusive Sun Deck, and unlimited drinks, and it’s a great way to secure your dream floating holiday now.
Last-minute ski deals from £454pp
Crystal Ski is offering a range of last-minute deals to various European ski resorts in countries that include Bulgaria, Austria and France. Prices to hit the pistes start as low as £349pp for a week-long B&B break in Zell am See, Austria, with seven nights B&B in Bansko, Bulgaria, including coach transfers coming in at £373pp.