The best day trip deals for 2024: Flights, breaks and packages

It’s time to look ahead to balmy summer days and poolside umbrellas by planning a bargain trip in the Boxing Day travel sales.

Whether it’s a post-Christmas gift from you to you, or welcoming me into the doom and gloom of Blue Monday, it’s never too early to pre-book a 2024 holiday and escape the shackles of winter.

We’ve already seen major travel discounts from British Airways, Tui, Royal Caribbean and easyJet this winter to secure a steal of discount package holidays, discounted flights and hotel stays and, if last year is any indication, there are plenty more great ones to come discount codes.

With deals increasing on today’s favorite Boxing Day discounts and January sales coming in the New Year, budget travelers can save hundreds on last-minute cruises and exotic all-inclusives.

Here’s what we know about the best travel deals that have popped up this Boxing Day – and check back as we add more deals in a sales season built for bargain travel.

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There’s £150 off luxury sandals holidays with code ’12DAYS’

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Sandals Resorts and Beaches Resorts

Sandals Boxing Day 12 Days of Christmas deals save up to £150 on dream all-inclusive Caribbean holidays when booked before 8 January 2024. Sun seekers looking to fly to the white sands of Jamaica to Curacao, the Bahamas and Barbados for a week before December 2026 will qualify for the discount when the code “12DAYS” is quoted at checkout.

WeRoad

Until 31 December, WeRoad is offering £200 off selected adventure tours to a range of destinations from Japan to Costa Rica, Patagonia and Vietnam for intrepid solo and millennial travellers. The discount will be applied automatically at checkout and includes popular departures over the May Bank Holiday and Easter Holidays.

Port Lympne Hotel and Reserve

This winter sales season, if you’re curious about taking a safari stay, Port Lympne has huge discounts of up to 50 per cent on its unique accommodation and animal experiences. The conservation hotel promotion is valid until 12 January 2024 for selected 2024 short breaks taken between 1 January and 19 July 2024, with the iconic Lion, Tiger and Wolf Lodges included in the offer.

It’s time for a city break for under £150pp

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British Airways

Get ready for less with British Airways’ annual sale. Not only are there two nights in the city to be had from just £149pp, but also discounted flights to over 80 destinations and holiday packages to European beach hot spots from £249pp. Think long weekends in Lisbon, Munich and Madrid, flights to New York from £356pp and savings on faraway sunshine until 30 January 2024.

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Right now you can save up to £250 in Tui’s Live Happy sale on summer holidays departing between May and October 2024 using code ‘SALE’. The holiday package discount is valid until 29 February 2024 with £0 deposits and free child seats also available at selected Tui getaway locations. There’s also £300 off selected Marella long-haul cruises with code ‘SAIL300’ and a further price reduction exclusive to the app.

love holidays

The Loveholidays winter promotion is on until 4 February 2024 for budget travelers to save up to 25 per cent on selected hotels, including five-star winter sun spots in Egypt and all-inclusive resorts in Turkey for less than £350pp. The online travel agent’s best deals from the promotion include a week at the Rosa Beach Hotel Monastir in Tunis for just £221pp and seven nights in Albufeira for £205pp.

Lounge on the beaches of the Algarve for £120 less with Jet2Holidays this winter

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Jet2Holidays

Lovebirds planning to fly away for Valentine’s Day, look no further. Jet2Holidays pre-sale for winter getaways includes deposits from just £60pp to Tenerife, Lanzarote and Algarve. MyJet2 account members have even more incentive to book now, with discounts for parties of two up to £120 off full-price package holidays when departing before 31 March 2024.

Eurostar

With city breaks from just £39.99 this winter, Eurostar is promising budget journeys to iconic capitals including Paris, Lille, Brussels and Amsterdam less than two hours from London St Pancras International – and there are 75,000 discounted seats up for grabs .

easyJet

Wallet-friendly airline easyJet has launched its Big Orange Sale event with up to 20 per cent off flights in 2024. With flights from just £22.99 one-way in December and January, Innsbruck, Milan, Pisa and Antalya are all at your fingertips for -less than £50 this winter. There’s also an impressive £300 off selected package holidays taken before 31 October 2025 to dream destinations worldwide when the code ‘BIGSALE’ is applied at checkout.

Save money on global flights with easyJet this December

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Booking.com

Last-minute travelers can save 15 percent on selected Late Escape offers with Booking.com. The offer on hotel breaks to Istanbul, Rome, Dubai and Paris is valid for travel between now and 3 January 2024 for those looking to escape the ‘Twixmas’ days for sunnier shores.

Ryanair

For an even lower price, Ryanair has a 20 per cent discount on winter sun flights departing between 1 January 2024 and 31 March 2024. This includes destinations such as Alicante, Barcelona, ​​Malta and Cyprus.

G Adventures

There are big savings on great adventures with G Adventures this December. Intrepid explorers can save up to 25 percent per person on small-group tours for select dates departing before June 30, 2024. Alaska Adventures, Galapagos Expeditions, and Costa Rica Treks to Discover the Continents must be booked before January 31 2024 to take advantage of the adventure generous tour group discount.

Alicante is waiting for you – and at a lower price

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lastminute.com

Lastminute.com’s official Boxing Day and January Sale promotion launches on 20 December for holidaymakers to secure a steal on half-term holidays, Easter long weekends and summer getaways from just £28.50pp per night. Destinations including Barcelona, ​​Costa Brava and Ibiza will all cost under £350pp in the sale, and seven luxury all-inclusive nights in Crete in June will set travelers back just £399pp.

First choice

For £250 off your next holiday, First Choice is offering discounted deals until 29 February for travel departing between 1 May 2024 and 31 October 2024. Imagine Palma for less, saving on stays on the French Riviera and indulging of New York’s iconic cityscape without breaking the bank this winter for vacation providers’ handpicked sun, sea and adventure getaways.

Royal Caribbean

Seafarers can save up to £120 Anthem of the seas European voyages departing summer 2024 with Royal Caribbean this week. This penny-saving promotion also offers third and fourth guests sailing for just £129 on Parisian, Spanish and Norwegian sea adventures between May and October next year.

Save a cool £120 on Royal Caribbean sailings now

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Thomas Cook

Hundreds of New Horizons have holiday discounts for 2024 at Thomas Cook right now. With deals from £189pp to Egypt’s Red Sea coast, the year-round sunshine of the Canary Islands and the golden Costa del Sol, your summer holiday is sorted. Can’t wait that long to fly? Last minute winter sun beach breaks to destinations including Morocco and Mexico currently start from just £199pp.

Princess Cruises

There’s a chance to sail for 30 percent less with Princess Cruises’ sale on all-inclusive vacation packages to the Mediterranean, Alaska and Mexico. Selected departures in 2025 benefit from the generous offer and deposits as low as £50pp mean securing your dream sailing holiday has never been more budget friendly.

Princess Cruises has a 30 percent discount on sailings through March 2024

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Virgin Atlantic

Virgin Atlantic’s end of year deals have resulted in huge savings on flights, city breaks and winter getaways from just £355 this December. Whether you’re traveling to the thrills of Florida, the white sands of the Caribbean or the skyscrapers of Dubai, travelers can save up to £100 on selected flights per person until 31 January 2024.

Fairmont Hotels

Discounts of up to 25 percent have appeared at participating Fairmont hotels and resorts, including Canadian castles, beach clubs in Bermuda and safari stays in Kenya. The deal is active for bookings until March 29, 2024 for stays until April 30, 2024, and members can enjoy an additional 10 percent price reduction as part of Accor’s loyalty program.

Ambassador Cruise Line

Ambassador Cruise Line has dropped its Turn of the Year promotion with savings of up to 63 percent on select sailings and 50 percent on beverage package deals for the 2024/25 season. Itineraries include Iceland, North Africa and Norway, and children on multi-generational cruises can also travel for just £99 on board Atmosphere and ambition journeys departing from the UK.

There’s up to 63 percent off Ambassador cruises this Christmas

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