For some, the winter blues can hit hard. That monotonous work commute under cold, grey, and even dark skies reminds us that each day we are getting closer to winter and the bitter chill that it brings.
It’s dark and drizzly and getting out of bed feels like crawling out of an igloo but you don’t need to reminisce on those days in the sun any longer. This time of year brings with it some great holiday deals to help you break the routine without breaking the bank.
Whether it’s bright beaches and sipping cocktails or an action-packed adventure, here are some places and savings to give you exactly that and then some – all available for departure from Manchester Airport.
Famous for wind sports and popcorn sand, Fuerteventura is a sleeping giant in the Canary Islands. Take two holidays in one with a short ferry trip to Lanzarote or try out one of the island’s many wind surfing sports, as its climate doubles as a refreshing breeze and the perfect conditions for its wind and water sport culture. Though you might be taking yourself out of the hustle and bustle the surrounding islands have, there is plenty of spots for a relaxed drink on the beach, or a party night out. Loveholidays have some great deals for a winter break, starting at £174 per person for Fuerteventura.
If you want a scorching winter holiday, packed with culture, relaxation, and beaches, Mexico’s Tulum is one for your list. The Yucatan Peninsula destination welcomes more and more visitors every year while temperatures stay around 28 degrees during the winter months. Cenotes and Mayan ruins, pictured, will give your holiday an educational feel, and you can top it off by basking in the glorious sun on a stunning beach beside an ancient city. With TUI, you can save an extra £200 on long haul package holidays departing between January 1, 2024 and April 30, 2025 using the code LHSAVE200.
Swap out the sun for snow and take a deep dive into true Icelandic culture with a trip to Reykjavik at Christmas time.December is amongst the best times of year to sneak a peek at the Northern lights, and TUI has a package deal which includes two excursions and seven nights in the cold capital. Around this time, you can expect to be embraced by the locals who take the Christmas festivities very… very seriously.
In the Balearic Islands, sandy beaches and turquoise water are never too hard to find, and the city’s brilliant caves are an instant hit with tourists. Try an incredibly diverse range of local food specialities and submerge yourself in Mallorca’s vast history and rich culture, or just sit back, relax, and enjoy the views. And with Jet2 offering £50 off per person, you are guaranteed even more bang for your buck.