Deal alert: UK cities to 13 European beach destinations this August for £50 or less

Jul 13, 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.

Now that we have the freedom to leave the U.K. again, it was a mad dash for many to get those summer holiday flights booked. We saw prices in general spiking, especially through July and August but we’ve trawled the internet to find some really affordable, last-minute fares to some of the most popular as well as off-the-beaten-track beach destinations across Europe in countries such as Croatia, France, Italy, and Spain. You won’t need to quarantine when you return to the U.K. from these destinations either.

Better still, there are flights from cities across the U.K. including Bristol, Edinburgh, Manchester and London.

From Bristol (BRS)

Spain: Valencia (VLC)

From Edinburgh (EDI)

France: Marseille (MRS)

From Manchester (MAN)

Italy: Cagliari, Sardinia (CAG)
Spain: Reus, Barcelona (REU)

From London (LTN/SEN/STN)

Croatia: Pula (PUY), Split (SPU)
France: Biarritz (BIQ)
Spain: Barcelona (BCN), Castellón (CDT), Ibiza (IBZ), Málaga (AGP), Palma (PMI), Reus (REU), Santander (SDR)

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: £35-50 return
Travel dates: August 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 Palma (PMI) for £35 return:

London (STN) to Ibiza (IBZ) for £35 return:

London (SEN) to Pula (PUY) for £38 return:

London (STN) to Malaga (AGP) for £40 return:

London (STN) to Biarritz (BIQ) for £42 return:


London (LTN) to Castellón (CDT) for £44 return:

London (LTN) to Reus (REU) for £45 return:

London (LTN) to Split (SPU) for £46 return:

London (STN) to Santander (SDR) for £46 return:

Manchester (MAN) to Cagliari (CAG) for £48 return:

Edinburgh (EDI) to Marseille (MRS) for £48 return:

Bristol (BRS) to Valencia (VLC) for £50 return: 

London (LTN) to Barcelona (BCN) for £50 return:

Manchester (MAN) to Reus (REU) for £50 return:

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