Weekend breaks under £100
When it comes to taking a break or holiday, we all try to maximise our holidays and weekends throughout the year. On the one hand, airlines, hotels and holiday companies recognise this and can often increase fares and rates because they know that people will still book during these peak periods.
On the other hand, there are still plenty of great deals out there that can help maximise your time and budget, allowing you to get great deals on cheap weekend breaks under £100.
Being smart with your trip can really help, such as booking far in advance, taking advantage of discount codes, and being flexible with dates and times of flights. Low cost flights and budget hotels can also help bring the cost of a weekend break down to less than £100 per person.
How to find a weekend break under £100
Cheap weekend getaways in Europe under £100
There are some great destinations, both in the UK and in Europe that can be enjoyed for less than £100 on a weekend away. Departing on a Thursday, Friday or Saturday doesn't have to cost a fortune. Some destinations in Europe in particular are great for enjoying breaks on a budget. Here are just a few of our favourites:
- The Algarve is ideal for a weekend break in the sun under £100. There are a number of airlines that fly to Faro in the Algarve which means when booked early enough, flights don't have to cost a fortune. Hotels in the Algarve can also be very cheap. Find one near a beach and you won't have to worry about one with a pool as much. In the Algarve, however, take note of where your hotel is compared to Faro Airport. The transfer between airport and hotel will add to the cost of your holiday, so try a resort that's closer to the airport, like Vilamoura, or a hotel with pool in Faro town.
- A weekend break in Budapest can also come in well under £100. Low cost airlines to Hungary and affordable hotels in Budapest make for a great holiday full of culture in Eastern Europe when you're on a budget. Try Ryanair flights from London, and with trams and metro services across the city, most areas are very accessible from your hotel location.
- While Ryanair is often seen as a naughty swearword, its cheap flights to Dublin mean a weekend break in Ireland can be far less than £100pp. Ideal for those in need of a break on a budget. Take note of the higher Euro prices, particularly in the popular tourist areas such as Temple Bar where prices for food and drinks can be higher than other areas of the city.
Weekend breaks in the UK under £100 per person
Of course, you don't need to head abroad to enjoy a getaway. There are plenty of options for weekend breaks in the UK under £100pp. Enjoy a relaxing spa weekend in a country manor, a city break taking in the sights of London, or perhaps you'd rather take on a ghost hunting experience in Oxford Castle. Whatever you enjoy doing, you can do it on a budget. Book early to enjoy discount train fares with the likes of Virgin Trains who stop at cities like Manchester, Edinburgh or Penrith in the Lake District. Or take advantage of low cost airlines like easyJet who also fly domestically in the UK.
To help you save even more money, search for your hotel on Trivago, which searches all the popular hotel brands for the best rates. What might be £100 a night on one site may have a 50% discount offer on another. Trivago will help you find these deals.