Black Friday and Cyber Monday are ideal for picking up a host of holiday bargains, some of which rival travel deals in the January sales.
From hotel break offers to flight deals, and days-out discounts to weekend break reductions, we've rounded up the very best Black Friday holiday deals for 2023.
Whether you're looking to lock in your 2024 holiday now or want to fit in a last-minute escape before the end of the year, you can make huge savings on Black Friday travel deals during the huge shopping event – including brilliant Black Friday suitcase deals.
For 2023, Black Friday officially takes place on Friday 24 November and Cyber Monday is set for Monday 27 November.
From European city breaks to far-flung beach escapes and luxury staycation hotel deals, there are plenty of trips to save on this Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Here's our pick of the best places to browse for discounts...
This year, you can save 30 per cent or more in the Booking.com Black Friday sale. From now until 29 November, there are discounts on accommodation across the globe, including hundreds of options in the UK. The best bit is that bookings are valid for stays up until the end of 2024, giving you complete flexibility to travel now or over the next year. Whether it's a charming hotel in Rome, or a beach retreat in Dubai, you could make huge savings on accommodation.
The Black Friday sale also includes up to 25 per cent off rental cars from participating suppliers. Booking.com's rental car sale is live until 29 November 2023, valid for bookings all through 2024.
If hopping over to Europe on the ferry is your favourite way to travel, then P&O Ferries' Black Friday sale could be for you. The company is offering 20 per cent off a number of breaks, including long breaks on the Dover to Calais route, when you travel between 1 May and 14 December 2024, with up to nine passengers and all the luggage you can pack in the car.
There's also 20 per cent off mid-week breaks from Hull to Rotterdam, as well as the Larne to Cairnryan route, ideal for travellers looking to explore Northern Ireland in 2024. With the choice to travel between May and December, you could bag a discount on journeys for spring, summer and autumn 2024.
British Airways' Black Friday runs until 27 November, with deals across city breaks and package holidays, along with a host of Black Friday flight deals. You can save up to £300 on holidays, and European city breaks are up for grabs from £169 per person for three nights.
This November, BA has a three nights for two offer on city breaks, helping you save more when you travel for longer. You could visit the likes of Nice, Seville and Budapest from just £169 per person.
What's more, if you travel to Europe from London Gatwick, you can add checked luggage, in addition to the complimentary cabin bag and handbag, for just £1.
If it's a once-in-a-lifetime holiday you're looking to save money on, Exoticca has up to 70 per cent off dream escapes this Black Friday. You could save thousands on holidays of a lifetime, including Egypt's Pyramids and a Nile cruise now £999 (from £3,339), 16 days in Japan now £2,699 (from £8,999) and Peru and Ecuador over 18 days now £3,199 (from £10,669).
The online tour operator has dozens of extraordinary journeys in its Cyber Weekend sale. More of our favourite holiday deals to browse this Black Friday include:
City Cruises is inviting day trippers to enjoy up to 50 per cent off UK experiences this Black Friday. The sale, which ends on Cyber Monday, includes sightseeing cruises in London, York and Poole. Whether it's a themed cruise or self-drive boat hire you're after, you'll find a range of experiences in the sale.
The Festive Sightseeing Cruise in York is now £8 (instead of £15), a Poole Harbour & Islands Circular Cruises is £11 (reduced from £14) and a Thamesjet Speedboat ride is now £37 (from £49). The River Thames Lunch Cruise (now £39, was £51) is also worth checking out if you're browsing Christmas gift ideas for loved ones.
Secret Escapes' Black Friday sale has already begun and there are bargains to be had up until 28 November.
Discounts of up to 50 per cent await on every type of trip, whether you're in search of a last-minute escape or a once-in-a-lifetime adventure halfway around the world. You'll be able to grab a bargain on luxury hotel stays, city breaks and package holidays. Our pick of the best Secret Escapes deals this Black Friday:
Adventure holiday company G Adventures is running its biggest sale of the year, with more than 700 discounted trips in its Cyber Sale 2023. The sale takes you all around the world, from Morocco to Japan and even Antarctica, and it covers a huge range of holiday types, including wellness, marine, active and family travel.
Running until 30 November, the Black Friday holiday deals give you up to 30 per cent off select trips departing before 30 April 2024. Whether you're looking to lock in an adventure before the end of the year or start 2024 on a travel high, it's a great place to check out a wide range of discounted adventure holidays. Our pick of the best G Adventures deals this Black Friday:
Virgin Experience Days
An excellent one-stop shop for your Christmas gifting needs, Virgin Experience Days has a huge range of experience days available, from spa breaks to cooking courses and adventure days out. This year, the company is promising its best deals ever for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, with over 90 experiences on offer and some with up to 75 per cent off until 28 November 2023.
There are Black Friday spa deals, afternoon deals, days out and driving experience. Virgin Experience Days tells us some of the top offers to go live will include 52 per cent off a Dim Sum Making Class for Two at Ann's Smart School of Cookery, and 35 per cent off its Luxury Chocolate Making Workshop With Martini and Bubbly For Two With My Chocolate. Our pick of the best Virgin Experience Days deals this Black Friday:
- iFLY Indoor Skydiving and Assault Course for Two at The Bear Grylls Adventure - was £130, now £50
- Superhero Driving Blast with High Speed Passenger Ride - was £109, now £39
- Cookery Class for Two at The Jamie Oliver Cookery School - was £128, now £89.60
For 2023, Lastminute.com is offering up to £250 off package holidays (flight plus hotel bookings).
There are voucher codes showing on the website, which offer a £150 discount on package holidays when you spend a minimum of £1,500, and a £250 discount when you spend at least £2,500. In addition, if you order a flight plus hotel gift card before 3 December, using the code ‘BLACKFRIDAY23’, you’ll save 30 per cent (the maximum gift card value is £250).
This year, travel site Expedia is marking Black Friday by offering its members 30 per cent or more off selected deals until 29 November, for stays before the end of 2024. Members will also be able to find deals on last-minute getaways, lower prices on package holidays with flight and hotel bundles, and reductions on VIP access at hotels. Our pick of the best Expedia deals this Black Friday:
If you’re hoping to set sail on an unforgettable voyage over the coming months, look no further than Celebrity Cruises’ Black Friday and Cyber Monday deal. You’ll be able to book your second guest’s cruise fare at a hugely discounted 75 per cent off for bookings in a stateroom. The offer is valid for eligible bookings made from now until 1 April 2024 on selected cruises departing between now and 30 April 2026, excluding Galápagos and Alaska sailings.
You’ll also receive up to $600 in onboard credit per stateroom booked, for eligible bookings made before 5 December 2023.
Celebrity Cruises has some spectacular vessels in its constantly expanding fleet, including the Celebrity Beyond, which has star US gymnast Simone Biles as its ‘godmother’ and America’s first female cruise-ship captain at its helm. Its voyages chart a course all over the globe, to far-flung destinations such as Polynesia and Patagonia.
TUI is offering up to £250 off holidays between January 2024 and May 2025, with its Black Friday code, which can be used to book various holidays for next year and beyond to destinations such as Greece, Dubai and the Maldives. It’s also offering 10 per cent off all return flights, and further deals can be found in the app. Our pick of the best TUI deals this Black Friday include:
The chain of boutique, affordable hotels currently has a sale for up to 30 per cent off stays at its properties all over the world, which include several in London, Paris and Amsterdam, and US cities such as Chicago, Boston, Miami and Los Angeles. Book now and stay before 31 March 2024.
For a bargain break to a holiday park next year, take a look at Shorefield Holidays’ Black Friday sale, which runs until 27 November. You’ll be able to book visits to its various parks across Dorset and Hampshire (including the New Forest) with up to 40 per cent off. During the summer months, up to 30 per cent off is available.
Guests can choose between lodges, camping and even treehouses.Our pick of the best Shorefield Holidays Black Friday deals include:
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