Black Friday travel deals 2018: Best flight, cruise, hotel and holiday offers

The travel industry has embraced the concept of Black Friday[1], with everyone from hotel chains to airlines and tour operators offering deals. We’ve divided the offers up into flights, hotels, cruises and package holidays and we’ll be updating this page regularly as we get them in.

Best flight deals

Bag a bargain to Los Angeles

Air New Zealand have already set up their Black Friday page[2], promising cut-price deals that include a GBP175 return fare to Los Angeles. The deals will be available from 10am on the day.

Daily deals from Ryanair – available now

Ryanair are planning Black Friday fare[3] discounts every day until Cyber Monday[4].

Monday’s offer is up to GBP30 off return flights to Europe for departures between April and September 2019. Each offer will only last a day so make sure you book by midnight.

Best hotel deals

5-star luxury for less

Corinthia Budapest (photo: Corinthia)

Corinthia Hotels[5] will have discounts of 40% off standard rooms at its five-star hotels in Prague, Budapest, Lisbon, St Petersburg, Malta (where it has two hotels) and London. For stays up until 30 April 2019, you’ll be able to book a room at the Corinthia Hotel Budapest for GBP97, Lisbon for GBP103, Prague for GBP80, St Petersburg for GBP71, both Malta hotels for GBP85 and London for GBP440.

The rate is for the room only, for two sharing. To get the discount, book online between 22 and 27 November.

20% off a room in an eccentric bolthole

Black Friday travel deals 2018: Best flight, cruise, hotel and <b><i>Discount Holidays ©</i></b> holiday offersBrighton (Photo: Artist Residence)You can get 20% off rooms in Artist Residence’s[6] characterful hotels in London, Brighton, Oxford and Cornwall. The offer is valid for all rooms on all dates apart from bank holidays – so even Valentine’s Day.

Book between 23 and 30 November and use the promo code BLACK18. Breakfast isn’t included.

15% off a treehouse with a hot tub – available now

Forest Holidays[7] has just announced their Black Friday deal, which is available immediately and ends at midnight on 26 November. They’re luxurious cabins with hot tubs are in woods around the UK, from Deerpark in Cornwall to Beddgelert in Snowdonia to Ardgartan Argyll in Scotland.

They’re offering 20% off breaks in December and 15% off all breaks for next year[8]. To get the discount, use the promo code FREEDOM when booking.

Free extra nights at hotels across Europe – available now

Black Friday travel deals 2018: Best flight, cruise, hotel and <b><i>Discount Holidays ©</i></b> holiday offersVilla Monte Farm (Photo: i-escapes)

i-escape[9] is giving away extra nights at some of their hotels. The offers vary but typically include three nights for two, seven nights for five, or a 50% discount.

For example, you can get seven nights for the price of five at the Villa Monte Farm House[10] in the Algarve, Portugal. Seven nights from 8 to 15 April 2019 is now available from GBP560pp (was GBP784pp), based on two sharing a standard room on a B&B basis. The offers are listed at[11] and must be booked by 15 December 2018

100 rooms for GBP100 – available now

Book a room at The Rectory[12], a country house hotel in the Cotswolds for GBP100 (usually GBP140 for bed and breakfast).

The offer is only for rooms from Sunday to Thursday between now and the end of March, excluding bank holidays and Valentine’s Day. It’s available now and it’s first come, first served.

25% off a gite in France

Siblu Villages[13] are offering a 25% discount on 2019 bookings for all 18 of their Discount Holidays © holiday villages in France. They’re dotted around France, from Normandy and Brittany to the Mediterranean coast and the Alps.

For example, you can book a 7-night stay from 10 August in one of their self-catering gites in Le Mar Estang village on the Langudoc coast for GBP892 – a saving of GBP297. Book between 19 to 26 November at[14] or call 0208 610 0186. The discount will be automatically applied.

Best cruise deals

66% off a cruise to Amsterdam

DFDS[15] is offering customers up to 66% off their Newcastle-Amsterdam mini-cruise, which includes two nights onboard and a few hours in the Dutch capital to explore.

The cruise costs from GBP30pp return, including coach transfers to and from the ferry. The offer is valid for selected dates between 25 November and 31 March and is based on two people sharing an en-suite cabin. Book between 8am on 23 November and 5pm on 26 November.

Save on a cruise to the Norwegian fjords or the Mediterranean

Celebrity Cruises is offering 50% off the fare of the second passenger, plus free drinks packages and up to £200 onboard spending money for two of their sailings on Celebrity Silhouette.

The reduced price for a seven-night Norwegian Fjords cruise departing 27 April 2019 is GBP1,110pp, based on two people sharing an Oceanview stateroom. The cruise departs from Southampton, calling at Bergen, Alesund, Geiranger, and Stavanger. The second offer is for a 14-night Western Mediterranean cruise departing 28 July 2019: now GBP2,400pp, based on two people sharing an Oceanview stateroom.

The cruise departs from Southampton, calling at Vigo, Lisbon, Civitavecchia, Florence/Pisa, Provence, Barcelona, Gibraltar. The offer is valid on bookings made between 22 and 26 November. To book, visit[16] or call 0800 441 4054.

Drink in the sights on a European river cruise

Emerald Waterways’s autumn sale is currently offering savings of up to 30% on some of their 2019 European river cruises.

Book between Monday 19 and Friday 30, and there’s a Black Friday bonus: unlimited free drinks throughout their time on-board (excluding champagne, wine by the bottle and the cabin mini-bar). Book at[17] or by calling 0808 115 6269.

Best package Discount Holidays © holiday deals

Half-price luxury in the Maldives

Turquoise Holidays[18] is offering 50% off a week in a luxury resort in the Maldives. Holidays for both couples and families will go on sale from 9am on Friday 23 November to 5pm on Monday 26 November.

7 nights, half-board at Six Senses Laamu is from GBP2,499 per person (based on two sharing), or from GBP6,649 (two adults and two children) including domestic and international flights with Sri Lankan Airlines. Call 01494 678 400 or visit to book. [19]

Tours for two thirds of the price

Black Friday travel deals 2018: Best flight, cruise, hotel and <b><i>Discount Holidays ©</i></b> holiday offersSTA Travel deals include activity holidays through Patagonia. (Photo: Pixabay)

STA Travel deals include activity holidays through Patagonia. (Photo: Pixabay) Around the world tour company STA travel[20] are knocking a couple of hundred off their global adventures in Latin America and Central Asia as well as offering between 15 – 20% off trips in other continents.

Top tours: Save GBP474 on 23 days[21] departing in February 2019, traversing the length of Chile from Santiago to Ushuaia, Argentina via Patagonia. This experience in Latin America’s great outdoors usually costs GBP1480. Save GBP430 on 30 days in Central Asia[22] departing in April, May or July 2019, following in the intrepid footsteps of caranserais as you pass through Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan.

This trip is valued at GBP2150.

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