If all the rain so far this ‘summer’ is getting to you and you need a break away somewhere with some guaranteed sunshine, all is not lost. There are still last minute holidays from Ireland waiting for you. In even better news you can tailor make your holiday online so you don’t have to leave the comfort of your couch on a wet evening. Some of our favourite websites for booking a last minute holiday are:
If you have accommodation sorted and are only looking for flights this is the place for you. It trawls through all the airlines on a particular route and gives you the least expensive option. You’ll really save if you are willing to stop on the way. If you are flexible about where you go select ‘anywhere’ in the destination box for the dates you hope to be away. Skyscanner will give you the results by country with the cheapest options first.
If you are looking for hotel accommodation close to the days you want to travel, this website is your friend. Offering hotels all over Europe at reasonable rates. If you are not too fussy about where you stay try a ‘secret hotel’, they give you the star rating and a rough location but not the specific hotel. You can get discounts of up to 50% by booking this way.
If you are looking for flights and accommodation a package holiday might be the way to go. Booking with a travel agent has the advantage that you are protected should anything go wrong while you are away. Budget travel are an Irish favourite and still offer some fantastic bargains on last minute holidays no matter where in the world you want to go.
If you are looking for a last minute city break from Ireland, Abbey Travel offer a great selection of deals in Europe. You may be only one click away from a Berlin beer garden or a stroll around Lisbon’s Jeronimos Monastery.
If you are the adventurous type and can nab one at the advertised price (they are limited) Groupon offer a 2-4 night mystery getaway to one of 21 possible European destinations. Depending on the trip you are assigned, you could be wandering through the ancient streets of Rome, taking a boat down the Seine in Paris or shopping until you drop in Milan. As well as a holiday you will have a wonderful story to tell!
Whichever option you go for, don’t forget to renew your travel insurance before you go! What other websites have you used to bag a last minute holiday bargain?