A bargain break is something we all want when it comes to booking a holiday – the more money you save, the more trips you can go on! If there’s one group of people who know how to bag a cheap deal it’s travel bloggers, so we decided to dedicate out latest #HolidayChat to asking for their tips on budget holidays.
flexibility with dates— Samantha Wragg (@Coco_Travels) February 20, 2019
check all airports you can feasibly get to - but make sure you don’t end up spending more on petrol/airport hotel
shop around for a good deal
use cash back sites when booking
private rooms in hostels not hotels
We always wait for flight sales and try to keep flights to under £500 for transatlantic. Then there’s always price comparisons. We also use @bookingcom for frequent booker (genius) discounts #HolidayChat— Lost in Adventures (@lostinadvntrs) February 20, 2019
Subscribe to newsletters, be flexible with your dates and where you fly from #HolidayChat— Jamie | Explore With Ed (@ExploreWithEd) February 20, 2019
Getting to Europe can be super cheap. We then book an apartment with a kitchen so we can cook ourselves. Makes it so much cheaper when we are truely on a budget, wherever we go! #HolidayChat— Gina (Culturebean) (@Culture_bean) February 20, 2019
A2 Asia if you can get a good flight price to get yourself there in the first place.. Malaysia is so cheap and underrated, Thailand and Vietnam of course. I found Lisbon, Portugal to be quite inexpensive as was Croatia #holidaychat— Melis Living (@melisliving) February 20, 2019
Bulgaria was seriously cheap! As was Bucharest, and anywhere in Poland. Eastern and Central Europe is always good value for money.— Michaela (@HeyImMichaela) February 20, 2019
We are looking at Ukraine for our next trip... the prices look insane! #HolidayChat
I think our Berlin holiday was great for a budget! It was a nice cheap get away and everything we did was nice and cheap too. We pre-bought our train tickets for the holiday which also gave us discounted entry to places (all on our blog https://t.co/EembL3YkEJ ) #HolidayChat— KAM Holidays (@KAMHolidays) February 20, 2019
Have brunch and then you can snack on street food if you get hungry during the day, so you can eat out in the evening. And also walk instead of taking the taxi. You’ll see lots more this way too! #holidaychat— Nazira (@1LoveHijab) February 21, 2019
I’m TERRIBLE at sticking to a budget but if you choose to self-cater make sure you plan your meals so that you can buy everything you need at the start of the holiday. Exploring on foot can save money too! #HolidayChat— Samantha Wragg (@Coco_Travels) February 20, 2019
I usually follow these rules!— Michaela (@HeyImMichaela) February 20, 2019
Free tours where I can - just leave tip!
Breakfast at bakeries
Picnics when travelling in summer
Public transport or walk everywhere - no ubers!
Look out for free museums
Check the local travel card to see if its good value!#HolidayChat
Less eating out.— Gina (Culturebean) (@Culture_bean) February 20, 2019
More free destinations.
A spend limit per day. #HolidayChat
Ooooh I always Plan an itinerary so I know where I’m going .. espesh with restaurants (and obvs revising the menu before we go so I’m all ready with my order ) xxx #HolidayChat— summersholiyay (@summersholiyay) February 20, 2019
Italy.— Devina May (@DevinaMayUK) February 20, 2019
Cheap return flights to Verona and only 8€ on the train to both Venice and Lake Garda where you could spend a full day and yet make it back to your cheap comfortable accommodation in central Verona.
Ps.. an aperol spritz in Verona is only 2€ haha #holidaychat
Oh the choices!! I'd probably stay in the UK, book a last minute hotel or Airbnb and load up the car with breakfast and snacks #HolidayChat— Jamie | Explore With Ed (@ExploreWithEd) February 20, 2019
A4 - Portugal! It's literally my favourite place and super cheap! We just did a 5 day trip for £200pp including spending money! The sights there are only a few € each, and we mostly just hiked and only splashed out on one trip. #HolidayChat pic.twitter.com/wBWkhg3pjF— April (@aprileveryday) February 20, 2019
A4. I’d book a UK break somewhere that has plenty of outdoor things to do that don’t cost money. Treat myself with a decent dinner. #HolidayChat— Shoot from the Trip (@Shootfromttrip) February 20, 2019
A4) Somewhere in Italy (I've booked flights for £25 return), I would spend my days walking around and evenings eating all the pizza #HolidayChat— Char (@char_x0) February 20, 2019
Holiday overall wasn’t super cheap, but we got a great experience for our money on our California road trip. Really considered every purchase, saved on hotels & a fly drive deal and savoured every moment. Yosemite & Monterey became my favourite places in the world. #HolidayChat pic.twitter.com/rCAzCTWIUP— Lost in Adventures (@lostinadvntrs) February 20, 2019
Definitely our holiday to #Dubrovnik, #Kotor and #Mostar. Our car hire was £30 for TEN days and we travelled in October (off season) so everything was cheap. We just went road tripping and headed to the beach and went on walks! #HolidayChat pic.twitter.com/Hlhfo968nw— Michaela (@HeyImMichaela) February 20, 2019
Staycation type stuff in Scotland for me. Managed to get some awesome deals for hotels in Edinburgh when booking last minute... such a beautiful city! #HolidayChat— Sharon (@stargazyvegan) February 20, 2019
Join us on Wednesday 6th March 2019 at 8pm over on Twitter for our next #HolidayChat! Got a topic suggestion? Drop us a tweet - @icelollyholiday!