If the thought of another long winter in good old Blighty doesn’t appeal to you, then it could be time to book yourself a little long-haul sunshine and enjoy a reviving winter getaway. From white sandy beaches through to exciting city breaks, there is so much to tempt you and some great deals available.
Most tourists know Thailand, but Vietnam is still less explored and offers a world of culture, nature, friendly people and incredible cuisine to discover. LastMinute.com have some great deals, including a week at the Phu Thinh resort with flights included for just £803 per person. It’s a luxurious four-star resort which is suitable for families and which offers plenty of entertainment, recreation and relaxation opportunities.
Marrakech has long been a hot destination for weekend breaks and holidays, and winter is the perfect time to see this colourful ancient city which is filled with exciting souks, superb shopping, wonderful spas and incredible street food. Thomas Cook has some great offers on, including a week all-inclusive at the IBEROSTAR Club Palmeraie Marrakech, for just £1,064 and with flights from airports such as Manchester.
Madeira is a wonderful holiday destination for couples and families, and it offers plenty of style, tradition and great beaches. You’ll find some great winter deals and a mild climate when you arrive. Teletex have some attractive packages on for winter, including a week at the all-inclusive Enotel Lido Madeira, with flights from UK airports including Gatwick from just £649 per person.
Expedia has some very well-priced deals for city breaks, and there are some particularly attractive options for cities such as Rome, Paris and Athens, with three nights accommodation at a quality hotel and flights from just £449 all-in. See the full range here.
Take the Train to Edinburgh
You don’t need to fly abroad to enjoy a superb getaway. Why not book a train to Edinburgh and stay at a fancy hotel for a long weekend? Trains from London to Edinburgh start from just £25 each way with Virgin. There are so many hotels to choose from in this exciting and vibrant city, and the Malmaison is always popular and offers excellent packages.
Stay on a Budget in the Algarve
If you’re looking for a cheap break, don’t despair either because there are plenty of bargains to be had. Easy Jet has some great holiday packages to the Algarve in Portugal. A week at the beachfront Dom Jose Hotel in December costs from £345 all-inclusive with flights from UK airports.
Feeling inspired? Dust off your airport and pack your beachwear – this winter is the perfect time to get away!