You can bag flights from £9 in latest holiday deals including Spain and Portugal

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There are cheap holidays to be found (Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto)
There are cheap holidays to be found (Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Brits planning holidays this year can find a whole array of tempting deals to hotspots including Spain, Turkey, Portugal and more.

According to Abta research, around three in five people are planning to go abroad this year, with TUI last month forecasting sales in 2023 would approach 2019 levels.

If you're among the third of people who are planning to go away this year but spend a little less than usual, or simply enjoy being thrifty, then you're in luck.

There are plenty of European tourist destinations that won’t break the bank.

Which? Compared the cost of flights, hotels, food, drink and exchange rate to find out the countries that are the best value for Brits on tour, which included Bulgaria, Turkey, Portugal, Spain and Hungary.

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To give you a helping hand, we've searched out some of the best offers currently out there - check out our top picks below.

Bulgaria

You can bag flights from £9 in latest holiday deals including Spain and PortugalBurgas in Bulgaria is beautiful and cheap to visit (Getty Images/EyeEm)

According to the consumer research company a return flight to Bulgaria costs around £117 and hotels from £60.

One popular resort in Sunny Beach which is known for its cheap and cheerful sun holidays – you can head there for just £149 for eight nights in March on Lastminute.

You can also stay in Bulgaria's capital Sofia for just £117 for seven nights in March on Loveholidays, while those looking for something a little different can head to Burgas – a town on the Black Sea with sparkling water and white sand beaches.

You can get a flight to Burgas from London for a tiny £11.73 with Wizz Air.

Turkey

You can bag flights from £9 in latest holiday deals including Spain and PortugalThe stunning Blue Lagoon of Oludeniz in Turkey (Getty Images)

Turkey holidays can work out budget-friendly with the research showing that you can find flights from £209 and hotels from £70 per night.

The country offers cheap food and drink – which three course meals costing from just £7.50 a head in Marmaris.

The pound is strong against the local currency, meaning 2023 is a great year for Brits to go.

There are many popular areas to visit including Marmaris, which is perfect for a relaxing beach holiday, and the stunning Cappadocia where many people opt to take one of the iconic hot air balloon rides.

You can snap up a break in Alanya, Antalya for a tiny £105 on loveholidays right now, so long as you're willing to fly in February.

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Alternatively, if you’d prefer to go in March you can get seven days for just £123 with flights included.

Portugal

You can bag flights from £9 in latest holiday deals including Spain and PortugalThere are plenty of great deals for Portugal (Getty Images)

Sunny Portugal has blazing sunshine in the summer months, but can also reach around 18C as early as March. A return flight costs an average of £119 and a hotel from £91 a night according to Which? however, you can bag even cheaper deals in the January sales right now.

For example we found a deal on Loveholidays offering seven days in Portimao from just £101 per person.

The area is based in the gorgeous Algarve which boasts bright blue seas and plenty of tasty local dishes.

Porto is another popular destination in Portugal thanks to its Instagrammable multi-coloured buildings and historic merchant houses.

A one way ticket to Porto at the end of March costs from just £8.65 for Wizz Air discount club members, or £11.73 if you're not a member.

Spain

You can bag flights from £9 in latest holiday deals including Spain and PortugalSpain remains the number one destination for many Brits (Getty Images)

A long time favourite with Brits Spain has plenty to offer from Benidorm and Barcelona on the mainland to the Canary Islands out at sea.

A return flight costs an average of £130 according to Which? while hotels sit at about £112 a night.

Barcelona is a popular hotspot with plenty to do from visiting the awe-inspiring Sagrada Familia to enjoying cafe culture out on the streets, while Costa Del Sol is always a hit for families looking for sun, sea and sand.

For example, Loveholidays has listings for a week in the area from £215 per person while Lastminute offers eight nights and flights to Ilunion Fuengirola from £211.

Hungary

You can bag flights from £9 in latest holiday deals including Spain and PortugalBalaton Lake in Hungary could be worth a visit (Getty Images)

Hungary may not be a go-to holiday hotspot, but the consumer research put the average cost of a flight at £97 and hotels around the £77 a night baseline.

Budapest – the capital – is growing in popularity amongst Brits and an outbound flight in May would cost around £40 on easyJet.

But, Budapest isn't the only hotspot to enjoy.

You could also to the stunning Lake Balaton in the Transdanubian region of the country for an unexpected surprise.

The huge lake is bright blue and accommodates sailing and other water sports.

The Northern shore is mountainous and has historic character and wineries while the southern shore has plenty of resort towns.

You can snap up an Airbnb in the area from a minuscule £13 per night.

Sophie Foster

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15.07.2024, 17:44 • Investigation