October half-term deal alert: UK cities to 10 European destinations for £50 or less

Sep 7, 2020

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As the travel industry reopens following COVID-19 shutdowns, TPG suggests that you talk to your doctor, follow health officials’ guidance and research local travel restrictions before booking that next trip. We will be here to help you prepare, whether it is next month or next year.

With most of the kids back to school, if you’re a parent, chances are that you might be looking ahead to the next school holiday. If you’re wondering how you’re going to entertain them again, look no further than these cracking deals for the October half-term holidays. Prices for school holidays are notoriously high, especially to popular beach destinations. However, we’ve dug a little deeper to find some hidden gems from as little as £20 return.

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Better still, there are flights from cities across the U.K. including Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle and London.

From Bristol (BRS)

Czech Republic: Prague (PRG)

From Birmingham (BHX)

Slovenia: Bratislava (BTS)

From East Midlands (EMA)

Hungary: Budapest (BUD)
 Milan (BGY)

From Manchester (MAN)

Germany: Berlin (BER)
Denmark: Copenhagen (CPH)

From London (LTN/SEN/STN)

Germany: Berlin (BER)
Italy: Milan (MXP), Venice (VCE)
Poland: Warsaw (WMI)
Scotland: Edinburgh (EDI)

From Liverpool (LPL)

Czech Republic: Prague (PRG)
Ireland: Dublin (DUB)

From Newcastle (NCL)

Ireland: Dublin (DUB)

Related: 15 of the most beautiful beaches in Spain

To book, head to Google Flights and enter your preferred U.K. departure airport from those mentioned above, followed by your choice of destination. Then, all you need to do is use the built-in price comparison to find the best fares and dates for you.

Remember, EasyJet, Ryanair and Wizz Air don’t include hold luggage in their lowest fares. But, if you’re clever with your packing, that shouldn’t be too much of a problem. Don’t forget: flying low-cost doesn’t mean you have to have a low-cost experience. Check out our guide on how to upgrade your low-cost experience.

Airline: EasyJet/Ryanair/Wizz Air
Cost: £20-£50 return
Travel dates: October 2020

Related: 9 European islands perfect for a socially-distanced holiday

Here are a couple of examples of what you can book:

London (STN) to Berlin (BER) for £20 return:

London (STN) to Prague (PRG) for £26 return:

Manchester (MAN) to Berlin (BER) for £26 return:

Liverpool (LPL) to Dublin (DUB) for £28 return:

Birmingham (BHX) to Bratislava (BTS) for £30 return:

London (STN) to Oslo (OSL) for £30 return:

London (LTN) to Milan (MXP) for £29 return:

Newcastle (NCL) to Dublin (DUB) for £30 return: 

East Midlands (EMA) to Milan (BGY) for £33 return:

London (STN) to Warsaw (WMI) for £34 return:

Manchester (MAN) to Copenhagen (CPH) for £37 return:

East Midlands (EMA) to Budapest (BUD) for £40 return:

London (LGW) to Venice (VCE) for £43 return:

Bristol (BRS) to Prague (PRG) for £45 return:

London (LGW) to Venice (VCE) for £48 return:

London (LTN) to Edinburgh (EDI) for £48 return:

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