Five of the best last-minute summer deals
The summer heatwave hasn't just been great for Britain's suppliers of fans, paddling pools and barbeques - it's also been fantastic for would-be holidaymakers. Why? Well as we mentioned in our last newsletter, there's been a surge in the popularity of staycations to coastal destinations like Cornwall and Wales. This in turn means that the travel industry has been forced to slash prices to coax Brits away from our own sunny shores.
Whether you're tempted by a sundrenched city break, a tropical beach holiday or an indulgent stay at an all-inclusive resort, there are some incredible late summer deals out there - as long as you know where to look. Fortunately, the Citybond team has done the hard work for you by rounding up some of the top last-minute holiday packages. What’s more, we’re completely independent - so we’ve put these together simply because of our love for value for money travel.
Life can be sweet in Crete for seven nights for £402If you're looking for guaranteed sun with a generous helping of beach-side relaxation, Crete is hard to beat - and so is this great deal from
On the Beach. Stay in the lively resort of Stalis at the comfortable, self-catering Seven Flowers Studios for £402 per person with flights from London Stansted. Grab a spot of breakfast on the balcony while enjoying stunning sea views, or perch on the veranda with a pre-dinner drink for fabulous vistas that take in the nearby mountains. Popular Kernos Beach is just 350m from the apartments, so you'll be sunning yourself or splashing about in the sea in no time!
Soak up the sun in historic Rhodes for seven nights for £561Rhodes, the largest of Greece's Dodecanese islands, is much more than just a tourist favourite. Roman ruins and the UNESCO World Heritage-listed capital city, also called Rhodes, stand shoulder to shoulder with gorgeous hotels and golden sandy beaches. Keen to soak up all that the island has to offer without breaking the bank? Look no further than this great deal from TUI, which includes a week-long stay at the pretty Lindos Village Resort & Spa for £561 per person, with breakfast and transfers included. Flights are from Doncaster Sheffield, making it a perfect choice for anyone based around South Yorkshire.
Romance and culture in Paris for 3 nights for £521Whether you're planning a romantic getaway for your other half or want to soak up a spot of culture with friends, Paris has it all. From strolling down the bustling Champs-Élysées, to scaling the Eiffel Tower and dining out at one of the city's numerous Michelin-starred restaurants, the French capital is truly one of the world's great destinations. Best of all, you can enjoy all it has to offer without breaking the bank by taking advantage of this great deal from Expedia. Book yourself a three-night stay at the Pullman Paris Centre-Bercy, located in the city's shopping district, for £521 per person with flights included. Bon voyage!
Shop till you drop in Milan for 7 nights for £274
The stunning architecture, unrivalled shopping, and incredible culinary scene of Milan are yours to enjoy for just £274 per person when you book this superb package from loveholidays. The stylish Hotel D120 will be your base for the week, offering luxuries like a spa with a sauna and Turkish bath. The hotel is located in a quiet neighbourhood on the outskirts of Milan, but the numerous attractions of the city centre - from the imposing Gothic cathedral to the ornate Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II shopping arcade - can be reached in less than an hour by car.
Rum and romance in Cuba for 7 nights for £741
Fancy unwinding in a tropical paradise? Then look no further than this terrific Cuban all-inclusive holiday from Thomas Cook. The Hotel Playa Pesquero in sun-drenched Holguin boasts a superb beachfront location, spacious rooms, a choice of more than a dozen on-site bars and restaurants and even its own ice cream parlour. Enjoy all of this for seven nights for £741 per person, with flights from Manchester Airport and transfers included. Get your booking fingers at the ready...
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