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Last minute holidays

Looking for a last minute holiday? Sunny breaks, ways to beat the winter blues and sensational trips to far-off climes are yours for the taking. We have thousands of holidays departing in the next eight weeks with up to 70% off the brochure price. Browse our destinations below to see our latest deals.

Top Deals

Short haul destinations

You can't go wrong with a holiday to one of our favourite destinations, especially as you're practically guaranteed glorious weather. All you need to do is to pack a bag and go – the hardest part will be deciding where to jet off to next.
SpainSpain Classic and cultural, yet hot and modern, Spanish resorts match every budget and are only a two-hour flight away. Take a closer look at Costa Del Sol for unrivalled beaches and delicious Spanish delicacies. Temperatures in Spain stay above 20°C all year round, climbing well above 30°C in summer months.
GreeceGreece Where culture, cuisine and charisma collide. Only a two and a half hour flight away, Mykonos is perfect if you want quiet beach days followed by party nights, whereas Crete is the place to go for culture, history and stunning landscapes. Mainland Greece is a little cooler than its islands – think 25°C as a yearly average. Across the islands things heat up, with highs of 30°C in the summer.
Cape VerdeCape Verde Expect rustic tradition and sunshine in these secluded Atlantic islands, perfect for a couple's getaway and only a five and a half hour flight away. Sal is the spot for you if you're looking for constant sun and white beaches. Temperatures stay above 20°C all year round in Cape Verde, thanks to its position on the globe. August is the hottest month, when you can expect temperatures of up to 30°C.

Long haul destinations

While the rain is pouring and the days are short, you could be sunning yourself on warm white beaches and taking advantage of those All Inclusive drinks by the pool. There's nothing better than escaping the British weather with a last minute winter holiday.
MexicoMexico The sunniest shores in Central America are just an eight-hour direct flight away, where you can taste authentic cuisine and explore mystical historic sites. Temperatures are cooler in the east of Mexico than the west, but across the board you can expect over 20°C in winter and rising well over 30°C in summer.

Popular with backpackers but just as appealing to All Inclusive goers, this destination is a 12-hour direct flight from the UK, but well worth it for its rich lore and stunning sights. Weather in Thailand varies greatly from its northern rainy regions to its southern sunny shores. In the south you can expect an average yearly temperature of 28°C, thanks to the balmy tropical climate.

Dominican RepublicDominican Republic

A nine-hour flight away, the Dominican Republic is home to pristine Caribbean beaches and stunning interior landscapes. There are many watersport opportunities for active holidaymakers, and beaches galore for those who prefer a relaxing break. The temperature remains constant for most of the year, with the average annual temperature at 25°C.

Last minute All Inclusive deals

Go All Inclusive – it gives you far less to worry about and you'll make big savings. The price you pay will include flights, accommodation and all meals. Make sure you check each deal, because sometimes even your transfers are included along with drinks from the hotel bar.

Knowing that everything's paid for and you're good to go is a massive advantage when you're looking for a last minute escape, so All Inclusive deals are always popular with holidaymakers seeking a quick getaway. Take a look for yourself at the All Inclusive deals ready to whisk you away.

What is a last minute holiday?

Last minute holidays are cut-price package holidays within the next eight weeks. Hotels, airlines and holiday companies want to give you the great experiences you deserve, although sometimes they are left with cancelled bookings or seats still available on soon-to-take-off flights.

That's what makes these deals last minute – prices fall to let you take advantage of this trend, so you can enjoy fantastic value at some of the best destinations worldwide.

How to book cheap last minute holiday deals

Smart holidaymakers always know how to compare the best deals and get the most value for their holiday spending, but even if this is your first last minute break, all it takes is a few tips to keep you savvy.

Read up on a range of destinations – whether you're looking for a wild week away to party or a quiet 10-day break to a beach resort, there will be plenty of last minute deals in a range of destinations that fit your requirements. Keep an eye out for activities available nearby and study which board basis is best for you – an All Inclusive experience is worlds apart from Self Catering.

Remember how peak times work, in the same way as trains and buses. Peak times like weekends lead to more pricey flights, and even the time of day can be a factor. Being flexible on the dates you fly out and the airports you fly from will really help you secure some fantastic savings.

Don't be afraid to compare – a five-day break in one resort may be more expensive than a seven-day All Inclusive an hour south. Be flexible and compare a range of deals over a few destinations. You never know, you could be on your way to the ideal holiday in a destination you never thought you'd consider.

Make sure you don't get caught up in the excitement and miss something out. Are you going as a family? Look for a resort that offers plenty of activities. Is this a couple's retreat? Find the destination that moves away from noisy resorts. Keep your needs in mind while you shop.

Ready to find your last minute deal?

It's easy and fun to find your ideal destination, plan your holiday and make the step to book your break. Follow these handy steps and you'll soon be ready to fly.

In the holiday search tool on the left of the website, find your favoured destination from the drop-down list, then specify your ideal dates and the number of people going.

Click 'Search', which allows our system to work its magic in finding something to match your needs.

Compare the search results, depending on if you need a cosy retreat or a lively resort, as well as if you'll be travelling All Inclusive, Half Board, Bed and Breakfast or fully Self Catering.

Feel free to mix up departure airports, destinations and travel times and dates to find what best suits you.

When you've found your winning combination, all you need to do is click 'View Details' to see everything you'll need to know about that particular deal.

Next, either click 'Add to Shortlist' and keep searching – you can later compare your shortlist to find your ideal holiday – or, if you're ready to book, click 'Continue' which will take you to the booking pages.

Top tips for booking your last minute holiday

Double check the availability of those you are travelling with and if they have any special requirements for the journey.

Compare deals to ensure your trip completely matches what you want your holiday to be.

Make sure you're as flexible as possible so you don't miss the best deals.

Keep an open mind about your chosen destination, and don't be afraid to try somewhere new.

Visit our holiday extras page for all those little bits that you may have forgotten about, such as airport parking and travel money.

Last minute holiday packing tips

Make a quick list of the essentials – passports, travel documents, medicines etc. Tick the items off as you place them in your suitcase. This way you can be sure you've packed all of your vital belongings and it'll save you second-guessing yourself later on.

When you're booking at the last minute, it's always a good idea to travel light, so pack your essentials but don't go overboard – that third pair of jeans can stay behind.

Always keep an eye on your luggage size and weight, and if there's anything you can get at the destination instead, then do so. This includes suntan lotion and other cosmetics, and even travel plug adaptors.

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