Barrhead Travel has a long history with Riviera Travel, who create an incredible range of touring holidays that are culturally immersive and boast miraculous attention to detail. We’re proud to offer Riviera Travel tours to our customers and here are eight reasons why! They offer on-land tours and river cruises Being true travel experts, Riviera […]
Travel is one of the most exciting things we can do with our time and money. But in between the excitement of planning your itinerary and buying holiday clothes, please remember one of the most important, if boring, travel must-haves: travel insurance. It’s also important to make sure you have the correct travel insurance for […]
Exchanging your money is one of those holiday admin tasks that has to be done. While it might seem like a straightforward task, there are a few things to consider to ensure that your holiday budget will go far. Here are our top 5 tips on making the most of your travel money. 1. Exchange […]
If you want to fly to Canada, then Air Transat is one of the best options available to you. There are multiple direct flights to Canada from the UK: including Glasgow to Toronto, Manchester to Vancouver and Toronto, and London Gatwick to Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary, and Montreal. Not only are their flight routes convenient, but […]
Last week, the confirmation that a no-deal Brexit would not result in British holidaymakers applying for visas resulted in a collective sigh of relief. Now it has been announced that Brexit will be delayed until the 31st of October, allowing the British Government and the European Union time to reach an agreement that works well […]
The following press release has just been issued by ABTA: Today, Thursday 4 April, the European Parliament has approved legal changes to ensure that UK citizens will not need a travel visa to visit the EU for short stays after Brexit – even in the event of a no-deal exit. The European Commission announced in […]
And there’s only so many months we can take of sludge, grey skies and electric blankets. Instead of patiently waiting for April to arrive, many of us just take off somewhere else for a week (or two) to perk up our spirits. Problem is, the later months of the year can get expensive and we’ve already splashed out on our ‘main’ holiday for the year. So we recommend these 5 cheap winter breaks to see you over until spring.
1. Canary Islands
No matter what time of year it is, you can always rely on the Canary Islands for a sun-drenched getaway. Even better, they don’t have to cost you the world. With a range of accommodation offers you can stay in a five-star villa or a two-star self-catering apartment. The choice is yours. Keep an eye open for Canary Island deals, as there are always plenty of them floating around.
Gambia might not be a place you’d immediately think of when you picture a relaxing sunshine holiday, but it’s one of the world’s hidden gems. It’s much cheaper than other more established resorts, and you can stay in high-end hotels on a mid-range budget. January is its coldest month, but even then it is a toasty 24°C. You also won’t need a visa if you’re only there for travel.
Related: A beginner’s guide to the Gambia
3. Cape Verde
Savvy travellers have been heading to Cape Verde for a few years now. The beaches are pristine, the landscape not dissimilar to the Canary Islands, and the sunshine beautiful – so it’s not hard to see why. The islands are also home to a unique Creole Portuguese-African culture, which is especially noticeable in the local foodie scene.
With new skyscrapers popping up along its glittering coastline, Doha is sometimes hailed as the new Dubai. There’s no pretending that Dubai is a cheap winter sun break, but Doha has many of the same things that attract people to Dubai – at a much cheaper price.
December is an excellent time to visit Marrakech. The scorching summer heat has now cooled, plus the famous souks and bazars are less busy. Our tip, however, is to dine at the local restaurants rather than the hotels (the opposite to most travel advice, we know) as it’s the hotels who like to hike up the price of a three course meal.--