Cheap Holidays and Breaks


Cheap Holidays

Self catering breaks

Rent a holiday cottage, apartment, chalet, log cabin or house.

holiday parks

Holiday parks

Holiday accommodation with leisure facilities, shops and other amenities and entertainment.


Traditionally the cheapest most basic form of holiday accommodation. Kids love it .

Cheap holiday destinations
cheap holiday destinations

Things change constantly in life and the destinations for cheap holidays also vary over time.

At one time, Spain, Greece and Portugal were considered cheap holiday destinations but since Europe adopted the Euro currency prices have shot through the roof.

Accommodation and living cots are high in Eurozone countries. The price of oil has also increased greatly which has resulted in more expensive flights so that travelling by plane is also more expensive. No need to despair, there are still very cheap holiday destinations available outside the Eurozone.

Countries where the cost of living remains reasonable are Croatia, Montenegro and Eastern European countries such as Poland, Slovakia, Romania, Bulgaria, the Ukraine, Estonia and Latvia. Accommodation in many of these countries can also be inexpensive if you try to find rooms or self-catering holiday homes. Avoid the big hotel chains because they charge international rates. The best options depend on how many people their are in your party. For a couple or up to four, it is best to rent rooms. Breakfast may be included and you will definitely have to eat out for other meals. However, the cost of eating in restaurants and bars in Eastern European countries can be very low. The other alternative, especially if you are part of a reasonable sized group, is to rent a large house to accommodate all of you. The cost per head should be most reasonable and this should work out the best value for money.

When looking for a bargain, it pays to register for last minute deals. Many companies offer these, so search the web and sign up. At least then you will be one of the first to know when a cheap holiday deal comes up.


If you are prepared to invest more in long distance flights, there are cheap destinations in the far east, Africa and South America. Street food is inexpensive and plentiful in the far east. Investigate accommodation online and book in advance if you do not like taking risks. Do find out about local holidays and festivals to avoid periods of high demand.

Some people can handle a holiday on a budget, purchase flights and take their chances on booking accommodation on arrival. Needless to say you need to be adaptable and not too fussy. This type of cheap holiday is not something one does with children. For cheap family holidays we recommend that you consider one of the suggestions below:


Holidays with relatives in another location
House swaps
Cheap camping holidays
Camper van holidays
Self catering holiday lettings
Holiday parks
Cheap holiday package deals