Cheap Last Minute Holidays
When the need for a holiday strikes spontaneously, Simply Holiday Deals will have you on your way in no time, with the best last minute deals from across the web. The great thing about last minute deals, is that they’re often incredibly cheap. We give our UK members access to fantastic holiday options from LastMinute. com, Thomas Cook, Groupon and many more, so all you need to do is book, pack your bags and take off!
Last Minute Holiday Destinations
The world truly is your oyster when it comes to last minute deals. In the middle of winter, you can check out our weekly deals for sun-filled destinations. If you want to take the whole family, our advanced search tools and travel guides will give you all the information you need. Just want a quick city weekend break? We feature hotel deals, package options and mini cruises with amazing discounts for last minute travel.
Here's a rundown of some of our favourite, last minute destinations.
An easy, two-hour flight from London, Barcelona is the perfect city to enjoy a last minute break, with year-round mild temperatures, beaches, shopping and a vibrant drinking and dining scene.
It's easy to explore Barcelona in a short amount of time, or at your leisure on an extended break. Stroll down Las Ramblas for shopping, street theatre and excitement. Explore the narrow lanes of the Gothic Quarter and discover Antoni Gaudi's magical architecture.
Mallorca, Balearic Islands
The sun is always waiting for you on a last minute break to Mallorca, without the stress of a long-haul flight. Mallorca is the perfect blend of action and relaxation, with stunning beaches, water sports and adventures such as horse-riding, go karting and mini-golf.
Go beyond the beach and explore the history of Palma, take a hike up to the dramatic cliffs of Serra de Tramuntana and go scuba diving in underwater caves. When the sun goes down, indulge in sangria and tapas in a traditional Spanish restaurant or party the night away at a vibrant bar.
A last minute trip to Marrakech is a treat for the senses, with beautiful architecture such as the Bahia Palace and the Koutoubia Mosque. You can learn about this exotic city in the exquisite Museum of Marrakech and the Tiskiwine Museum, or indulge in a private hammam or world-class spa.
The souks are the heart and soul of the city, as is the exciting art of bartering. Visit Djemaa el-Fna to branch off into narrow lanes of shopping wonder, then return for a taste of local cuisine in the outdoor stalls.
One of the birthplaces of Western civilization, Rome is a popular destination for last minute weekend breaks from the UK. Not only do you get to sample the best of Italian cuisine, you can explore some of the world's most famous landmarks, including the Vatican, the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain and St. Peter's Basilica.
Tenerife, Canary Islands
As the largest and the most popular of the Canary Islands, a last minute holiday in Tenerife is always an option, with cheap package deals all year round. Tenerife is a party town, but also provides an ideal holiday for families and couples.
Visit the top of a volcano, enjoy water sports and sunbathing on picture-perfect islands and explore charming, historical towns. Stay in Play De Las Americas for non-stop action, Los Cristianos for relaxation and Santa Cruz for a taste of culture in the capital.
Prague, Czech Republic
Famous for beer, stunning architecture and a rich culture, a last minute city break to Prague is great value-for-money and steeped in adventure. The atmospheric Old Town Square is home to the 15th century Astronomical Clock, restaurants and yearly events. Charles Bridge, lined with artists and musicians, provides magical views of Prague Castle and Letna Park is the place to be on sunny days. You can check out the history of Prague in the Jewish Quarter and throughout numerous museums and galleries, visit the art nouveau Municipal House for classical music and try Czech beer with the locals at a traditional pub.
Athens has an ancient legacy that's unlike any place in the world, making it an exciting last minute destination. As one of the oldest cities on earth, Athens offers architectural wonders, such as the Acropolis.
Visit The National Archaeological Museum, which provides a glimpse of the treasures of ancient Greece, head to Plaka for cafes and boutique stores and delight in authentic, Greek cuisine in thousands of restaurants.
Dublin is home to Georgian architecture, traditional pubs, museums, galleries and folk music. Best of all, it's only a hop, skip and jump from the UK, making it an ideal destination for a last minute break.
Visit Dublin Castle, the National Gallery of Ireland and Trinity College. Relax in picturesque, seaside towns, such as Skerries and Killney and enjoy a taste of Celtic nightlife in the Temple Bar district.
Cheap last minute deals are on offer year round to the beautiful beach destination of Phuket, Thailand. With tropical scenery, incredible shopping opportunities, inexpensive, 4 star accommodation, you can't go wrong no matter what time of year you go.
Stay along the vibrant shores of Patong Beach for lively nightlife, water sports, restaurants and shopping, or head over to Phi Phi Island to chill out on white sand beaches and swim in crystal clear, aqua water.
What could be better than spontaneously booking a cheap last minute holiday to the Spanish Costas? Only a short flight away, a world of beaches, exciting cities, quaint hilltop towns, rugged coastlines and unspoiled nature awaits!
Stay in the Costa Brava for fantastic diving opportunities, head to the Costa Blanca for glittering nightlife or to visit quaint fishing villages and discover the towns of Alicante and Benidorm.
Mini Cruises to Bruges, Amsterdam and Calais are popular last minute deals, giving you the best of both worlds. Enjoy the ocean breeze as you cruise to your destination, as well as on board entertainment and activities. Explore charming cities for a day then delight in returning to your cruise ship for more fun on the home trip!
Tips For Last Minute Travel
It's easy to satisfy your wanderlust at the last minute with Simply Holiday Deals. First, take into consideration the weather forecast for your destination and make sure it fits in with your last minute holiday desires. You can find information on holiday destinations via our travel guides.
Once you've decided on where you'd like to go, check out our Last Minute Deals to find the perfect holiday for you or use our advance search tools to find cheap deals on flights, accommodation and holiday extras.
Next step - book and pack your bags ready for take off! do is start packing for a family adventure of a lifetime!