While the big day is still weeks away, get prepared to tick iconic destinations off your travel bucket list in 2024 by bagging a bargain on short and long-haul journeys in the Black Friday sales, whether you’re dreaming of European hotspots or trips to the Caribbean.
Black Friday is the ideal opportunity to score discounts on hotel stays, flights and all-inclusive package holidays. Budget travellers could save hundreds on their next trip with travel deals from Booking.com to Expedia and G Adventures.
With offers available from Black Friday on 24 November well into Cyber Monday on 27 November, we’ll be keeping this guide updated in the lead-up to one of the biggest sales event of the year.
Here is what we know so far about the top Black Friday travel deals for 2023 so far.
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Avid travellers can save over 30 per cent on selected hotel reservations and accommodation with Booking.com’s Black Friday offerings from 16-29 November. The cost-saving stays can be booked for dates between now and 31 December 2024, whether a long weekend away or a week of relaxing beside the beach, and there’s even up to 25 per cent off visits activities, including river cruises and guided museum tours, as long as they’re taken within three months of booking.
Members of Expedia can sign in to save 30 per cent or more on selected hotels from New York to Dubai when they book before 29 November. That’s a hefty 20 per cent additional discount from the standard members deal of 10 per cent off worldwide hotels in the holiday provider’s biggest travel sale of the year. Holidays with nights in spacious suites and elegant apartments are bookable for travel until the end of 2024 as part of the Black Friday deal.
Interrail by National Rail
Railfans keen for a summer on the tracks in 2024 are probably prepping to book their next interrailing adventure. Interrail by National Rail’s Black Friday savings of 25 per cent on Interrail Global Passes are sure to get the wheels rolling across 33 participating countries up until next June. From 16 to 28 November adult passes for 10 days or longer, previously £363, are on offer for just £272 and, even better than the almost £100 saving, with family passes an accompanying child under 11 travels for free.
To get away for even less, Ryanair’s anticipated Cyber Week deals kickstart on 21 November with new deals on flights and holidays rolling out to email subscribers for an entire week. The budget airline has a whole series of savings including fare discounts of up to 20 per cent and bargain flights to bag from just £19.99 across European city break hotspots and sundrenched North African resorts.
There are big savings on big adventures with G Adventures this Black Friday. Intrepid explorers can save up to 30 per cent per person on small group tours for select dates departing before 30 April 2024. Cruises, National Geographic expeditions and hiking treks to discover the continents must be booked between 1-30 November 2023 to benefit from the adventure travel group’s generous discount.
While lastminute.com’s Black Friday holiday deals will officially be open for booking on 20 November, flash sales ahead of the big day mean you can secure a steal on package trips now. Destinations including Dubai, Prague, and Majorca feature flights and five-star accommodation from just £179pp as part of the promotion and a seven-night all-in stay in sundrenched Antalya in March will set travellers back only £319pp.
Those planning a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the US will find 10 per cent off attraction tickets and hotel packages in AttractionTickets.com’s Black Friday sale with code BLACKFRIDAY between 9 and 27 November. This means savings of up to £118.50pp on Orlando Freedom Tickets with 14 days of admission to all Disney, Universal and SeaWorld parks and a £50.30pp price slash on the Grand Canyon West Rim Helicopter & Skywalk Express Tour in Las Vegas.
This Black Friday seafaring travellers can save up to £625pp on their European Royal Caribbean cruises with seven-night balcony staterooms available on Anthem of the Seas journeys across Northern Europe and the Mediterranean from just £999pp. With Anthem of the Seas departing and returning from Southampton in the summer of 2024, this penny-saving promotion from 10 November to 4 December means you won’t even need to worry about airfares.
Secret Escapes’ Black Friday promotion of up to 50 per cent off on getaways is now on. You’ll find price cuts on winter wonderland holidays to Finnish Lapland, Scottish staycations by Edinburgh Castle, adults-only all-inclusives and far-flung sun on safaris in Tanzania. There’s also a chance to win £500 credit towards your next Secret Escapes holiday as part of the sale. Offers end on 28 November.
There are savings of up to 15 per cent available across Newmarket Holidays’ collection of 40 tours from now until 4 December. Think African safaris, Northern Light chasing and trekking through Costa Rican jungles with itineraries that start from just £425pp. Three brand new tours are also included in the discounted breaks “The Heritage of Vietnam & Cambodia” solo holiday, “Japan Unveiled” and the “New England & Canada Fall Colours Cruise” to North America’s autumnal splendour.
If you’re an adventure enthusiast longing to escape to the extraordinary outdoors, discounts on unique tours beckon this autumn. From 20 to 27 November, WeRoad is offering up to 20 per cent off selected tours departing from December 2023 through 2024. Trips featured in the Black Friday deal include the Chile and Argentina Patagonia trek, the Vietnam 360° from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, a Cuban excursion from Havana to Trinidad and a Costa Rican journey between jungle waterfalls, beaches and volcanoes.
Self-drive travel under the Channel this winter starts from just £24 each way in LeShuttle’s Black Friday sale. Those who sign up for a free account before 22 November can fill their boots with ski slopes, Christmas shopping and markets without pesky luggage restrictions and for a fraction of the price. New members will receive exclusive access to the promotion running from 24 to 27 November to book discounted trips departing for Calais between November and March.
Hard Rock International
Hard Rock’s holiday deals for Black Friday include up to 50 per cent off all-inclusive resorts such as Hard Rock Hotel Cancun and Hard Rock Hotel Punta Cana and up to 30 per cent off all room rates for city breaks at the Hard Rock Hotel Budapest and the Hard Rock Hotel Madrid, among others. The promotion is available to book from 14 November until 5 December for Hard Rock stays between 18 December 2023 and 31 August 2024.
For a once-in-a-lifetime small group adventure at a much smaller price point, Intrepid Travel’s annual Cyber Sale is offering up to 20 per cent off selected adventures when booking from 17 November to 4 December. Explorers can save hundreds on a Sri Lankan food adventure, a family holiday to Peru and a picturesque pedal through Provence when travelling between 1 December 2023 to 31 August 2024 as part of the promotion.
Travellers between 18 and 35 can save big this cyber sale season with 25 per cent shaved off select Contiki social escapes for 2023. Live from 17 November, the discount features on a bucket list worth of European favourites, Thai island-hopping trips, Asian adventures across Cambodia and Laos and new excursions such as a tour of the ancient history and modern K-pop culture in South Korea.
As the slopes fill up and the lifts start to spin on ski season, Iglu Ski’s Black Friday deals could save you up to £1000 off the price of a trip to the pistes in Austria and France. There’s even free ski hire until the end of Cyber Monday when you add a ski pass to your booking, £50 discounts per person for slopeside holidays to Aosta, Italy and price-slashed singles supplements for solo skiers heading to Europe as a party of one.
Fancy the celebrity treatment as you cruise the seven seas on a floating luxury hotel? Book during the Celebrity Cruises Black Friday sale from 16 November to 5 December to take to the waters of Athens, Alaska and the Western Caribbean with 75 per cent savings on your second guest and up to $600 (£483) in onboard credit. Featured sailings must depart before April 2025 including journeys on the Celebrity Ascent making her maiden voyage in December.
What travel deals can we expect in the Black Friday 2023 sale?
If Black Friday 2022 is any indication, expect to see discounts from many of the UK’s major airlines, package holiday providers and hotel groups on airfares, accommodation and attractions in two weeks.
Tui offered savings of up to £200 off selected 2023 holidays last year.
Travelodge featured a 30 per cent saving off the cheapest night on stays booked for over two nights in the 2022 sales.
Virgin Atlantic saw savings of £100 on Upper Class flights and 10 per cent off package holidays last November.
Jet2holidays kicked off their Black Friday 2022 sale with discounts of up to 50 per cent on hotel stays.
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