Last minute breaks offer a great way to relax this summer. Many people have had great success with last minute breaks to Germany, Spain, and further afield.
Thanks to the Jubilee long weekend, the burst of sweltering temperatures in May and the Olympics and Paralympics, many people in the UK are choosing to spend their summer holidays at home this year. This is great news for the local tourism industry, especially during the current recession.
However, what if you find yourself with a little extra cash? What if the weather takes a turn for the worse and you simply want to get out of the UK? Overseas getaways are still an option, even if you don’t take months to plan them. We’re big fans of last minute breaks! Here’s why.
Why Book Last Minute Breaks?
Sometimes you don’t know that you need a break until you really, really need one. If you’ve just finished a big project at work or want to celebrate something special, it’s the ideal time! You might decide on a Sunday night that you want to go away the next weekend. A week is plenty of time to find flights and a hotel with very little trouble.
Cost doesn’t have to be an issue either. Depending on where you’re travelling to, flights may not cost much more than if you booked them a few months in advance. Deals on last minute hotels are relatively easy to find on the internet. Plus, if you consider going for an all-inclusive option, it could work out much cheaper overall.
Last minute breaks are also appealing because of the adventure element. You might find spontaneity thrilling! When you don’t have time to plan a detailed itinerary, there’s much more scope for you to discover attractions, restaurants and bars. It also gives you a chance to go where you really want to at that moment in time. For instance, you might book a city break in Berlin three months in advance. Then when the time comes, you might just want to go to the beach. Last minute breaks let you better satisfy these whims.
Possible Last Minute Destinations
So where can you go on last minute breaks? Your journey time is an important factor here, especially if you’re only away from Friday to Sunday.
Stick to destinations that are less than 3 hours away by air such as Dublin, Paris, Madrid, Milan, or Geneva. If you’re looking for something that’s a bit different from the usual summer sun resorts in France, Spain, and Italy, Germany is great for last minute breaks.
Berlin gets all the attention, but Munich is also a great destination. The food is excellent, the beer is world class, and the atmosphere is fairly laid-back and stylish. The perfect combination in our book!