101 Holiday ideas

The summer of bargains

2019 is shaping up to be a tough year for travel companies. It’s not unusual to see discounts in June, but I’m finding price cuts of 40% and even 50%, plus reductions in the peak months of July and August.


If you want to take advantage, scroll down to see my pick of this week’s best deals.


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– Mark Hodson, Editor of 101 Holidays


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Late deal: 53% off Greek Islands

Escape to the Greek island of Samos where seven nights in a one-bed studio at the Zeus Apartments is reduced from £751 to £349 per person. The price includes flights departing Gatwick on 20 June and shared transfers. Details: Sunvil.


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50% off house with pool in Puglia

GREAT FOR COUPLES: Trullo Zingaro is a charming spacious self-catering property for two with swimming pool in Puglia, Italy. During June you can get it half price, reduced from £665 pp to £333 pp. Flights and hire car available at extra cost. Details: Long Travel.


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25% off summer boating in France

Get 25% off a self-drive boating holiday in the South of France in June,
July or August if you book by 30 June. The spacious and stylish
cruisers are available in the Camargue and Canal du Midi regions. No previous boating experience is needed. Prices from €899 for a week in July. Details: Nicols Boating Holidays.


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40% off stylish resort in Sardinia

Sardinia has some of Europe’s finest beaches. One of its highest-rated hotels is the four-star Chia Laguna where a week’s half-board costs £796 pp (saving £531 pp) including flights from Heathrow on 29 June, based on two sharing. Book by 20 June. Details: Sardatur Holidays.


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49% off Norway cruise

Join a six-night cruise to Norway – calling at Oslo, Kristiansand and Stavanger – departing Tilbury on 3 November, reduced from £799 pp to £407 pp. There’s a cricket theme too, with Graham Gooch and TV’s Nick Hancock on board. Details: iglu cruise.


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28% off Peak District cottage

Rent this gorgeous barn conversion in the Peak District. Spout Cottage (sleeps 8) in Gratton, Derbyshire, is ideal for family or friends with walking trails on your doorstep. The week beginning 22 June costs £659 (saving £263). Details: Sykes Holiday Cottages.


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West Country cottage deals

Helpful Holidays has cut prices for peak-season cottage rentals in the West Country. See all the deals here. For example, The Linhay (sleeps 2) is a detached cottage near Ilsington on the edge of Dartmoor, available from 26 July for £729 (saving £237) and from 9 August for £770 (saving £220). Details: Helpful Holidays.


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47% off Corsica villa with pool

LATE DEAL: Seven nights self-catering in Corsica at the two-bedroom Casa di Pruno with private pool and mountain views costs from £399 pp (saving £364 pp). The price is based on four sharing and includes flights from Stansted on 22 June and car hire. Details: Corsican Places.


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Flash Sale: adventure tours

If you’re looking for adventure, check out Explore’s flash sale which has savings of up to £720 on group tours in 120 countries if you book by Monday 17 June. Trips include a 19-day walking tour of New Zealand, a short break in Chernobyl and a Family Rainforest Adventure in Costa Rica.


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* We usually quote prices from London airports, but often other departure airports are available. You can sometimes book without flights, and arrange your own. All packages including flights are ATOL protected. Ask the tour operator for details.


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