With the world opening up again, UK travellers are looking for overseas package holiday deals that offer it all.
But where, precisely, should you go?
In this post, we find out. Here are the best package holiday deals flying from the UK right now.
5-star week-long stay in Madeira, including flights, tours and meals
Madeira is one of the most stunning islands on Earth, thanks to its impeccable year-round good weather, beautiful ocean views and hip neighbourhoods. Now, keen punters from the UK can spend a week in the idyllic destination in a 5-star hotel for just £399 per person. Included in the deal are return flights and transfers, seven nights in the 5-star Quinta das Vistas Palace Gardens (in a double or panoramic room), welcome drinks, daily breakfast and dinner, and two and a half days worth of excursions to Santana, Porto Minoix and Eira do Serrado.
Flights leave from multiple airports in the UK, including Stansted, Gatwick, Luton, Bristol, Edinburgh, Manchester and Glasgow.
Switzerland tour on the glacier express train, including flights
Many people forget, but Switzerland is a bonafide mountain kingdom. The country, dominated by the Alps, has some of the most spectacular scenery in the world.
The glacier express train offers keen punters a chance to see the country’s sublime landscape up close. The line bores directly through mountain rocks and runs over enormous viaducts that meander their way through valleys.
Tours begin in the city of Zurich and then take you through many old towns and the Alps themselves. The upfront cost is £1099 per person and up but, in return for that, you get return flights and all transfers paid for. You also get nights at hotels in the capital; Interlaken, Zermatt, St Moritz and Bad Ragaz. Daily breakfast, entry fee, excursions and English-speaking guides are all included. Flights depart from London on select dates.
14-night Egypt week and Nile cruise
The organisers of this deal describe it as a “cruise-and-stay” package. It offers keen punters a mix of relaxation, culture and exploration.
The tour begins with seven nights aboard MS Royal Ruby. Travellers travel up the Nile, passing ancient temples, beautiful wildlife and swinging palm trees. Then, for the second week of the trip, guests stay in the 5-star Swiss Inn Resort in Hurghada. Meals, drinks and snacks are all included in the price.
Flights leave from London Luton and Gatwick, Bristol, Newcastle, Manchester and Birmingham on select dates. Also included in the price is a tour of Hurghada city.
Virgin Voyages Canaries cruise with 80s musicians
If you want to party in the Canaries like it’s the 1980s, then the Virgin Voyages Canaries cruise might be just what you’re looking for. This 11-nighter on the Valiant Lady provides plenty of opportunities to let your hair down, thanks to its many clubs, bars and restaurants. As part of the itinerary, you’ll visit La Coruna, Funchal in Madeira, Santa Cruz in Tenerife and Lisbon, Portugal – many of which are favourite destinations of Sir Richard Branson himself.
Prices start from £1099 per person and include full board with a choice of more than 20 restaurants. 80s entertainment is from ABC, T’pau, Bruno Brookes, Tony Hadley and many more. WiFi and soft drinks are available all across the ship.
7-night stay all-inclusive Lanzarote beach holiday, including flights
Lastly, if the idea of lounging around on the beach is more your idea of the perfect break, then you’ll want to check out this all-inclusive deal to Lanzarote. Included in the £329-and-up per person price are meals, transfers, drinks, snacks and access to a heating swimming pool. You also get return flights to the UK and seven nights at the THB Tropical Island. Flights run from London Gatwick, Belfast, Bournemouth, Cardiff, Exeter, Glasgow and Newcastle.
Where will you be jetting off to?