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Over the years we've worked hard on building our website so that our customers have the freedom to book every element of their break in one place; 2-5 star hotels, rail travel, Eurostar, flights and mini-cruises, plus plenty of extras too. From theatre tickets to sightseeing and events around the UK and overseas, we can provide the entire package for a unique and unforgettable short break.

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Latest Deals

Make 2018 the year you plan a break to one of Europe's most exciting cities and enjoy an extra night for FREE when booking before 31st January.

Barcelona Short Breaks

Barcelona, Spain

The Sunotel Aston enjoys a quiet location but has excellent transport links for exploring Barcelona.

3 Nights from £20pppn

Paris Short Breaks

Paris, France

Ideally located in the 16th district, close to the Eiffel Tower, the Plaza Tour Eiffel combines contemporary decor with modern facilities.

3 Nights from £108pppn

Explore the dazzling capital city on a London Short Break with a FREE 24 hour Hop-on-Hop-off Thames River Cruise when staying 2 nights or more and booking before 31st January.

London Short Breaks

3* Bayswater Inn Hotel

The hotel is an ideal base from which to explore the city, as the major attractions are easily accessible via either Bayswater or Queensway Underground stations.

2 Nights B&B from £68pp

London Short Breaks

Book any spa or pamper break before 12th January and receive a FREE Temple Spa Silent Night Travel Kit, worth £18.50 RRP. Additionally, receive a bottle of prosecco on arrival and 20% off additional treatments with all Macdonald Spa Breaks booked before 31st January.

Book a 2 Night Dinner deal before 31st January and stay between the 2nd January and the 31st March 2018 and receive a FREE bottle of Prosecco and dinner on the first night of your stay

Taking off in 2018, our inaugural flights to Akureyri in North Iceland provide the first ever direct route from the UK to this incredible part of the world. Following huge demand, we're now creating more new flights and travel experiences, with departures launching to seven European hotspots.

Malta Short Breaks

Malta: Mdina & Gozo Breaks

+ Return flights from a range of regional airports
+ 3 or 4 night stay in Sliema, Qawra or St Julians
+ Mdina at Nightfall
Gozo Calypso's Island experiences

from £549pp

Montenegro Short Breaks

Montenegro, Croatia & Adriatic Coast

Return flights from a range of regional airports
3 or 4 night stay in your choice of either Budva or Heceg Novi
Dubrovnik - Pearl of the Adriatic Full Day Tour
+ Montenegro Full Day Tour

from £649pp

Madeira Short Breaks

Madeira: Funchal & Island Experience

Return flights from a range of regional airports
+ 7 night stay in Funchal
+ Panoramic Island Tour
Funchal City Sightseeing Tour

from £799pp

Verona Short Breaks

Verona, Venice & Lake Garda

+ Return flights from a range of regional airports
3 or 4 night stay in Verona
+ Lake Garda - Full Day Tour
+ Venice - Jewel of the Adriatic Afternoon/Evening Tour

from £549pp

Seville Short Breaks

Seville: Authentic Andalucia

Return flights from a range of regional airports
+ 4 or 5 day stay in Seville
+ Seville discovery ticket
+ Full Day excursion to visit Jerez & Cadiz

from £549pp

Iceland Short Breaks

Incredible Iceland

Return flights from a range of regional airports
+ 3 or 4 nights hotel stays
+ Search for the Northern Lights Tour
+ Land of Ice and Fire Experience

from £719pp

Macdonald Old England hotel & Spa

Lakes Staycation at Macdonald Hotels

Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa is one of the finest 4-star Lake District hotels. Set on the shores of Lake Windermere - England's largest lake - our hotel offers the best of breathtaking scenery and exceptional facilities. From unrivalled views over our mature lawns, to private jetties and moorings on the lake - our hotel proves a popular choice for family holidays or romantic getaways this winter

UK Short Breaks

We have some amazing value 2 night stays with dinner that can offer. You can choose from lots of great well known brands right across the UK. Plus, if you book before 31st January 2018 and stay between 2nd January and 31st March 2018, you will receive dinner and a FREE bottle of Prosecco at selected hotels.

4* Old Swan Hotel,  Harrogate

The Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate is set within a stunning Victorian building, dating back to 1840, and surrounded by 5 acres of beautiful gardens.

2 Nights + 1st Night Dinner + FREE Prosecco from £119pp

4* Macdonald Holyrood Hotel, Edinburgh

Macdonald Holyrood Hotel is centrally located in the historic old town of Edinburgh, close to Holyrood Palace and adjacent to the new Scottish Parliament building.

2 Nights + 1st Night Dinner + FREE Prosecco from £115pp

4* Macdonald Swan Hotel, Cumbria

Built in 1650 as a coaching inn, and referred to in Wordsworth's poem 'The Waggoner', The Swan Hotel is one of the oldest hotels in the Lake District.

2 Nights + 1st Night Dinner + FREE Prosecco from £118pp

3* Best Western Carlton Hotel, Blackpool

The Best Western Carlton Hotel is located on Blackpool's North Promenade seafront just 0.5 miles away from the lively town centre.

2 Nights + 1st Night Dinner + FREE Prosecco from £95pp

4* Macdonald New Blossoms Hotel, Chester

Located just off the main high street and only a short walk from the famous racecourse, the Macdonald New Blossoms Hotel commands one of the most enviable positions in the heart of Chester.

2 Nights + 1st Night Dinner + FREE Prosecco from £134pp

3* Best Western Plus Magnolia Park, Nr Oxford

Best Western Plus hotel, Magnolia Park is the perfect place to stay. Our hotel rooms are beautifully appointed with plenty of natural daylight and views across the court or the surrounding parkland.

2 Nights + 1st Night Dinner + FREE Prosecco from £104pp

UK Short Breaks

Not sure how to spend Valentines Day 2018? See below for lots of fantastic offers for both the UK and Overseas

A London Theatre Break? Stay 2 nights and recieve a Free 24 Hour River Rover Ticket. Book before 31st January '18

Wicked The Musical

This magical story of love, friendship and power is sure to have you spellbound from the opening act. 

+ Top Price Saver Ticket to Wicked
2 Nights 3* Hotel Stay
Pre Theatre 2 course meal
+ FREE 24 Hour River Rover Ticket
From £161pp

Northumberland - 4* Macdonald Linden Hall Hotel

The Macdonald Linden Hall, Golf & Country Club is a stunning hotel situated within 450 acres of beautifully tended grounds.

1 Night + 2 Course Dinner + 1x25 minute treatment pp + FREE Prosecco from £75pp

Lake District - 4* Macdonald Old England Hotel

The Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa is a stunning Victorian mansion, surrounded by rolling greens and overlooking the magnificent Lake Windermere.

2 Nights + 2 Course Dinner + 1x25 minute treatment pp + FREE Prosecco from £105pp

Carlton Towers

Enjoy the most romantic of Valentine’s Day evenings with a luxury, intimate getaway at Carlton Towers.

+ Bubbles reception 
+ Gourmet 3 course meal 
+ Breakfast 

1 night from £179pp

Chester - Dinner Deal

4* Mercure Craxton Wood Hotel & Spa
2 Night Dinner Deal

from £130pp

York - Dinner Deal

5* The Principal York Hotel

2 Night Dinner Deal

from £155pp

UK Short Breaks

Treat your Valentine to a romantic retreat in London

Steal away to a stylish hideaway for Valentine’s Day this year with 10% off your stay, a bottle of Moët & Chandon champagne, chocolate-dipped strawberries and lazy breakfast the next morning for visits between 2nd - 18th February 2018.

Each Radisson Blu Edwardian, London hotel has a unique personality and style, and each offers delightfully comfortable rooms, perfect for a romantic night in. 
Treating your special someone to a romantic night away is just the start of your gift. With locations in the most central and exciting locations in London , you will be well placed to enjoy everything the city has to offer.
If you're taking in a show, our Leicester Square hotel in the heart of the entertainment district is an excellent choice. For a romantic stroll through the cobbled Covent Garden streets, our Seven Dials hotel is the one for you.
Your Valentine's Day break includes:

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New Year Breaks

New Year Breaks

We have over 170 New Year packages now on sale – a mixture of locations all over the UK. Starting from 1 night up to 4 night breaks.

Christmas Breaks

Christmas Breaks

We have all our fantastic Christmas packages now on sale – a mixture of locations all over the UK. Starting from 1 night up to 4 night breaks.

Prague Short Breaks

Prague Short Breaks

Situated in the north west of the Czech Republic, the capital city of Prague offers a captivating backdrop of historical attractions, striking architecture and an excellent choice of Prague hotels on both sides of the River Vltava.

New York Breaks

Summer Holiday Family Breaks

If you’re looking for a thrilling short break at a top UK theme park or attraction, you’ve come to the right place. We specialize in helping you package together fun-filled short breaks the whole family can enjoy.

Gibraltar Breaks

Strictly Come Dancing Tour 2018

Featuring much-loved routines from this series, together with new and exclusive performances, breathtaking costumes and supersized glitterballs, the multi-million pound Strictly Come Dancing UK tour is the must-have ticket for fans everywhere.

Summer Seaside Breaks

Summer Seaside Breaks

From beautiful Bournemouth in the South West that offers 7 miles of glorious golden sands to the splendid, Yorkshire coastal resort of Scarborough with stunning scenery.