The best holiday deals from JLA for February half-term 2019

For many, the February half term is their first chance of a getaway in the calendar year. Christmas may be on the horizon, but great deals are available in advance throughout this period for those of you who book early enough. So, along with the map [below] that gives up-to-date prices on all direct flights going from Liverpool John Lennon Airport, we have compiled a list of all destinations you can fly to for under GBP100 throughout February’s half-term which takes place between February 18-22.

Direct Flights to European Destinations from Liverpool JLA

The list below details the best deals on flights alone, but you may also want to look into the several package deals that are available through Wowcher’s European City Break Section[1] where nights stays as well as tours are often included.

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Ireland – Dublin, Knock – GBP30-37[2][3]

John Lennon Airport flies to four different destinations across the Republic of Ireland and two of them have flights available for around the GBP30 mark during the February half-term.

Dublin, Ireland

You may already be aware of what is available to tourists in the country’s capital, with the Guinness Storehouse, Temple Bar and Dublin Castle high up on the list of priorities for most visitors. By contrast, there is perhaps less knowledge of what Knock has on offer. Located in County Mayo in Southern Ireland, Knock is arguably best known for the Shrine where the Virgin Mary, Joseph and John the Evangelist were said to have appeared in front of a small group of villagers.

An apparition that was later confirmed by the Pope himself. The area is described as having a “charming ambience” and with a multitude of coastal walks that boast several breath-taking panoramic views, Knock might be the choice for those of you looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. United Kingdom – Derry – from GBP47 here[4]

With cheap flights across Europe, it’s easy to overlook what’s on offer here within the UK. However, with flights under GBP50pp, Derry-Londonderry’s picturesque scenery, inspiring architecture and rich history that spans nearly 1500 years certainly makes it worthy of your consideration. Voted UK City of Culture in 2013, their famous and historic walls were listed in UNESCO’s ‘1001 Historic Sites You Must See Before You Die’.

Those of you interested in digging further into the city’s history may wish to take a look at St Columb’s Cathedral, while the shopaholics among you may prefer to check out their wide and eclectic range of independent and boutique stores.

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Portugal – Porto, Faro – GBP71-75[5][6] Both of Liverpool’s Portuguese flights are priced at under GBP100 during the February half-term. While many who travel to Faro use it as a mere launch point before moving exploring elsewhere within the Algarve, those who do stick around can enjoy everything from live dance and music venue O Costelo to the 19th century chapel Capela dos Ossos that was built from the bones and skulls of more than 1,000 monks.

With so much to see and do in the surrounding vicinity, you might want to consider looking at getting a hire car. If you’re more into city breaks though, then Porto – as one of the oldest in Europe – is certainly worth investigating. Top tip to those who do: ‘The Garden Of Feelings’ offers the most stunning panoramic views of the city you’re likely to find.

Malta – Luqa – from GBP94 here[7] Despite being one of the smallest countries in the world, Malta is home to no fewer than nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, the capital Valletta and seven Megalithic temples.

The best <b><i>Discount Holidays ©</i></b> holiday deals from JLA for February half-term 2019Valletta, Malta

Along with a number of resorts around the island, you can also head to the Blue Lagoon at Comino – an ideal spot for a spot of sun-soaking, swimming and snorkelling. Poland – Warsaw – from GBP94 here[8]

Warsaw is one of seven Polish cities you can fly to from Liverpool along with Gdansk, Katowice, Poznan, Szczecin and Wroclaw. As both the nation’s capital and a city of significant historical importance, it’s diversity makes it a destination with something for everybody. The culture vultures can appreciate the diverse architectural styles that exist as a representations various periods throughout European history from gothic and renaissance to baroque and contemporary.

For a more laid-back break, Warsaw is well-known for it’s fantastic nightlife and restaurant scene with many online travel reviews recommend booking a table at ‘Tygmont’ music club where you can enjoy a night of live jazz. Romania – Bucharest, Iasi, Cluj-Napoca – GBP95-98[9] Bucharest’s rich history is renowned for being both the home of Vlad the Impaler and the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula!

The best <b><i>Discount Holidays ©</i></b> holiday deals from JLA for February half-term 2019

The city is also home to the second largest parliament building in world, a Botanical Garden with over 10,000 species of plant and both the National Museum of Art and the National Museum of Contemporary Art.

Elsewhere, Cluj is capital of the legendary region of Transylvania and is well-renowned for it’s student scene and cheap beer prices while Iasi – once referred to as ‘the city of one hundred churches’ – is best remembered by visitors for it’s stunning architecture and delicious food scene.

References

  1. ^ European City Break Section (www.awin1.com)
  2. ^ Dublin (www.awin1.com)
  3. ^ Knock (www.awin1.com)
  4. ^ from GBP47 here (www.awin1.com)
  5. ^ Porto (www.awin1.com)
  6. ^ Faro (www.awin1.com)
  7. ^ from GBP94 here (www.awin1.com)
  8. ^ from GBP94 here (www.awin1.com)
  9. ^ Bucharest, Iasi, Cluj-Napoca (fave.co)

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