28 February 2013
A James Bond marathon and chocolate might be a popular option for many but it is certainly not the ideal way to make the most of the extended Easter weekend. Perhaps a more productive way to make the Easter break count is to go on a trip, rounding off a dark winter with a short break in a hot climate. Check out the holiday deals we've found. We may be an overseas shipping company but we know a thing or two about the importance of catching rays.
Of course if you’re thinking about getting away, it’s best to take a look what out’s there now before waiting till the last minute so you can take your pick of the locations and flight times: No one wants to be dragging a fat suitcase on wheels through an airport at three in the morning, clutching a takeaway coffee with their eyelids glued together.
If you happen to have offspring in tow (rendering the phrase ‘quick break’ meaningless because nothing’s ever quick when you’re accompanied by a child, but anyway…), you’ll probably want to go for a city break as there will be plenty of options available and you’ll find some attractive offers at a decent price for cities such as Paris, Rome, Amsterdam and Barcelona.
If you’re searching for a slightly warmer destination at this time of year, the Canary Islands are a safe bet, particularly the beautiful island of La Palma, northwest of the archipelago and the fifth largest of the seven islands. In fact it’s so nice, don’t bring the kids – they’ll only spoil the tranquility.
Budget Air is offering an Easter package to various locations this year including flights to Paris at £126 per person. Co-Operative Travel has a range of deals for hotel resorts in Alicante in March and April with flights starting from £192 per person.
Superbreak has hundreds of deals for the Easter weekend including 2 nights in Prague from £144 per person and Eurostar breaks to Brussels, Lille, Antwerp and Rotterdam from around £130 per person. Opodo is doing an Easter promotion with cheap flights to Berlin, Prague, Lisbon, Lyon, Riga and many other destinations.
Thomson Holidays is offering a range of flight deals from Newcastle, Gatwick, Birmingham, Manchester and other UK airports, to destinations such as Tenerife, Fuerteventura and Cyprus with prices starting at £380 per person. And finally, Easyjet is also laying on flights to Majorca, Madrid, Budapest and other desirable European locations from around £150 per person.
Now if you don’t find something to whet your appetite amongst that lot, perhaps the back-catalogue of Roger Moore’s interpretation of a two-dimensional spy is a safer bet.
Oh and don't forget to check out the deals currently on offer from Seven Seas Worldwide, should you need a little assistance with your international shipping or excess baggage to save a bundle on those airline fees.