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Best holiday Black Friday deals for 2019: from Scotland to the Maldives



The biggest sale day of the year is here.

Black Friday, an American tradition which has well and truly made its way to the UK, falls the day after Thanksgiving and is known for its annual massive sales.

Now, holiday and travel tour companies have jumped on board as well, offering discounted hotel stays, rail tickets, travel packages and cruise sales. You can see our round up of the best Black Friday holiday deals for 2019 below.

Check out our round up of the best Black Friday flight deals here.

Hotels & Properties

Several resorts are offering deals to the Maldives this Back Friday (Unsplash)

1. Save 40 per cent with Booking.com

Booking.com is in the midst of its biggest sale of the year, offering 40 per cent on hotel stays worldwide. Book before December 2, 2019 to take advantage of the deal.

For more information and to book, visit booking.com

2. Take 40 per cent off stays with Design Hotels

Design Hotels is offering its members 30 to 40 per cent off stays globally. Better yet, it’s free to sign up so everyone can take advantage of this deal.

For more information and to book, visit designhotels.com

3. The Standard, London is offering 40 per cent off stays

London’s hottest new hotel for 2019 is offering 40 per cent off stays from now until March 31, 2020. So if you want to have a staycation at the hotel everyone’s been talking about, now’s the time.

Read our full review of The Standard, London here.

For more information and to book, visit standardhotels.com

4. Sandals and Beaches Resorts are offering £150 off new bookings

Fancy a cheeky trip to the Caribbean? Sandals has you sorted. The iconic resorts brand is offering £150 off all new bookings when quoting the code BF150 and it must be booked by December 2, 2019. Prices start at £1,499 for a week all-inclusive of accommodation and flights to Jamaica, but the sale also includes packages to St. Lucia, Antigua, The Bahamas, Grenada, Turks & Caicos and Barbados.

For more information and to book, visit sandals.co.uk/uk-offers

5. Save up to £720 on Club Med holiday packages

All-inclusive holidays never looked better thanks to Club Med’s massive Black Friday sale. Save up to £720 on selected all-inclusive packages, like seven nights in the French Alps for £3,357 per adult (down from £4,077). The sale runs from November 25 to December 4, 2019 for departures from December 5, 2019 to April 30, 2020.

For more information and to book, visit clubmed.co.uk/Black-friday

6. Save up to £1,495 at Coco Bodu Hithi, Maldives

The luxury five-star Maldivian hotel, Coco Bodu Hithi is offering up to £1,495 off all-inclusive stays nearly halving the cost of a seven-night trip. Seven nights including flights, accommodation, full board and speedboat transfers is £1,999 per person based on two people sharing – a saving of £1,495 per couple.

For more information and to book, visit trailfinders.com

7. Six Senses Laamu in the Maldives is offering 50 per cent off with Turquoise Holidays

Turquoise Holidays is offering seven nights on a half board basis at Six Senses Laamu from £1,999 per person – a 50 per cent saving. Guests travelling in the summer will also receive a complimentary sunset dolphin cruise.

For more information and to book, visit turquoiseholidays.co.uk

8. Save 20 per cent with Away Resorts

A seaside pilgrimage is a quintessential British summer pastime, which is why Away Resorts is offering 20 per cent off all of its 2020 breaks (excluding Mill Rythe). Use the code HOTDEAL20 when you book between November 29 and December 2, 2019.

For more information and to book, visit awayresorts.co.uk

9. Save up to £350 with Sykes Cottages

Sykes Cottages is offering a mammoth saving on some of its UK-based cottages this Black Friday, like £105 off this too-cute Cornish retreat and £350 off this picture perfect home in Anglesey.

For more information and to book, visit sykescottages.co.uk

10. Take 30 per cent off all Generator properties

Book a stay at any Generator property between November 29 and December 2, 2019 and save 30 per cent. The design-led hostel and hotel provider has properties across Europe, Miami and a soon-to-open space in Washington. The sale will apply to dates booked between December 2, 2019 and March 28, 2020.

For more information and to book, visit staygenerator.com

11. Book early and save 30 per cent on Iberostar Hotels & Resorts

Those in the know can save up to 30 per cent on next year’s summer holiday, as Iberostar is offering 30 per cent off in its members-only pre-Black Friday sale. To take advantage of the deal, simply register at My Iberostar to gain priority access to the private sale that takes place between November 25 and 28, 2019 by using the code FRIDAY19. Those that miss out can save up to 20 per cent on Iberostar’s hotels and resorts in the regular Black Friday sale from November 29 to December 2, 2019. It includes properties in Mexico, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic as well as Europe and Africa.

For more information and to book, visit iberostar.com

12. Bag at room at Cornwall’s Headland Hotel for £100

The five-star Headland Hotel, sitting on the Cornish Coast, is offering 100 Coastal View rooms for £100 per night this Black Friday – a room that generally starts at £170 per night. The offer is only valid for stays between Sunday and Thursday or a two-night bed and breakfast stay is available for £250 for Friday and Saturday. Vouchers can be purchased on the website between November 29 and December 2, 2019 for stays between January 2 and February 13, 2020.

For more information and to book, visit headlandhotel.co.uk

13. Mulberry Cottages is offering up to £225 on selected cottages

For a last-minute festive getaway, Mulberry Cottages is offering reduced prices on a selection of properties for December 2019. This includes a £50 saving on the two-person Ivy Cottage in Sussex and a £225 saving on the four-bed El Ray in Kent.

For more information and to book, visit mulberrycottages.com

14. Save 30 per cent on Hilton Hotels

Technically not a Black Friday sale but rather an extended sale lasting until January, the Hilton Winter Sale can see guests save up to 30 per cent on more than 450 Hilton hotel across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The Hilton Winter Sale will run until January 28, 2020 across all brands, including Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, LXR Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Curio Collection by Hilton, Hampton by Hilton and Hilton Garden Inn.

For more information and to book, visit hilton.com

15. Stay at the Lough Erne Resort in Northern Ireland for £99

Northern Ireland’s five-star Lough Erne Resort is offering stays for £99 a night – a saving of 45 per cent. The price includes a mid-week stay for two including breakfast plus complimentary use of the spa – weekend breaks jump to £139 per night, also a saving of 45 per cent. The offer is available for stays from December 1, 2019 to March 2020.

For more information and to book, visit lougherneresort.com

16. Save up to 25 per cent on stays at Bliss Sanctuary for Women in Bali

Bliss has three women-only sanctuaries in Bali – in Seminyak, Canggu and Ubud. This Black Friday guests can save 15 per cent on Ubud bookings and 25 per cent of stays at the Bliss in Seminyak and Canggu for 2020, the deal ends on December 1. The retreat offers unlimited yoga, unlimited spa treatments and massages including wellness baths – and return flights from the UK and airport transfers are included.

For more information and to book, visit blisssanctuaryforwomen.com

17. Save 20 per cent on bookings with Forest Holidays

The UK-based Forest Holidays is offering 20 per cent off every booking valid on breaks until June 30, 2020. The break needs to be booked by December 3, 2019 using the promo code: NATURE. For each booking made on these dates, Forest Holidays will be making a donation to UK’s National Parks, aiming to donate at least £50,000.

For more information and to book, visit forestholidays.co.uk

18. Consider your staycation sorted with 30 per cent off rooms at Nadler Hotels

From November 28 to December 3, 2019, Nadler Hotels is offering up to 30 per cent off rooms. This offer is available for rooms from now until April 22, 2020 and includes its Soho, Victoria, Kensington and Covent Garden sites in London and its Liverpool outpost too. Perfect for a winter staycation.

For more information and to book, visit nadlerhotels.com

19. Ibis, Novotel and Mercure hotels are offering guests up to 40 per cent off stays

Accor Hotels, the parent company to Ibis, Novotel and Mercure is offering 40 per cent off stays for each respective hotel group, over 3,000 hotels worldwide. The deal will run from November 29 to December 2, 2019 for stays bookable between January 1 and March 15, 2020.

For more information and to book, visit Ibis, Novotel and Mercure.

20. Save on flights and hotels at visitcaymanislands.com

Cayman Island’s official tourism site is offering a host of deals this Black Friday, from flights to George Town with British Airways for £649 per person return, seven night stays with British Airways Holidays from £1,179 per person and 50 per cent off bookings made at Margaritaville Beach Resort Grand Cayman.

For more information and to book, visit visitcaymanislands.com

21. Save £150 with a stay at Tewkesbury Park, Gloucestershire

This grand Cotswold abode is offer a £150 discount for a night in the hotel’s opulent suite, plus a few extras including a bottle of champagne, chocolates and full access to the health and wellness club. The offer includes Saturdays, subject to availability.

For more information and to book, visit tewkesburypark.co.uk

22. Great deals at Hotel du Vin and Malmaison hotels across the UK

Fraser Hospitality, the parent company to UK boutique hoteliers Hotel du Vin and Malmaison is offering rooms at both hotel brands across the UK for £100. This includes a room for £50 and the additional £50 is available to spend onsite at the Chez Mal brasserie or Hotel du Vin Bistro

For more information and to book, visit hotelduvin.com and malmaison.com

Travel packages

Head to Yellowstone National Park with Trafalgar (Unsplash)

1. Flash Pack is offering £250 off trips for solo travellers

Specialists in high-end group adventures for solo travellers in their 30s and 40s, Flash Pack has announced its first-ever Black Friday sale this year. The deal offers up to $250 off selected trips departing in January and February and £200 off adventures departing in 2020. Ending on December 2, the price includes all accommodation, a local guide, local transport, airport transport and most meals. There are over 75 itineraries across 50 countries to choose from, including a 10-day trip around northern India (£2,049) and a three-day luxury tour to Venice (£799).

For more information and to book, visit flashpack.com

2. Buy one Walt Disney World Orlando Florida ticket and get the second free with Klook

Klook is offering 50 lucky people a two-for-one deal on the 14-day Disney Ultimate ticket at Walt Disney World Orlando Florida. The ticket includes unlimited same day access to all six Disney parks, a Disney FastPass, unlimited digital photos, entry to ESPN Wide World of Sports and Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course and a round of mini golf per day.

For more information and to book, visit klook.com

3. Do a good deed by booking with Rabbies

While not a Black Friday deal in the strictest sense, Rabbies is donating 10 per cent of all direct bookings it receives until December 7 to the charity World’s Big Sleep Out.

For more information and to book, visit rabbies.com/green-friday

4. Save £50 per person with Crystal Ski Holidays

If you’re after a winter ski break, Crystal Ski Holidays is offering customers £50 off per person when booking a holiday between November 27 and December 3, 2019.

For more information and to book, visit crystalski.co.uk

5. Save £500 per couple on a Northern Lights holiday

The UK’s original Northern Lights holiday company, The Aurora Zone, is offering £500 savings per couple on selected itineraries departing on December 19 and 26, 2019. This cuts the price of the Fellside Auroras at Muotka from £1,475 per person to £1,225 per person including flights from London, transfers, three nights full board, guided activities, cold weather clothing and an Aurora Alert.

For more information and to book, visit theaurorazone.com

6. Get 20 per cent off trips with Intrepid Travel

The eco-conscious travel company, Intrepid Travel is offering 20 per cent off selected 2020 departures booked between November 25 and December 5, 2019. The group’s day tour arm, Urban Adventures is also offering 25 per cent off all tours booked from November 26 to December 5, 2019.

For more information and to book, visit intrepidtravel.com

7. Save up to 59 per cent with Emirates Holidays

The holiday package arm of Emirates Airlines, Emirates Holiday is having a massive sale for Black Friday, offering 59 per cent off return flights to Dubai from London and a three-night stay at Atlantis the Palm; and £905 off return flights from London to the Maldives, staying at You & Me Cocoon Maldives. Most Emirates sales launch on November 28 and end on various dates until December 4, 2019.

For more information and to book, visit emiratesholidays.com

8. Book your winter holiday with Ski Beat and save 30 per cent

Available to book now until December 2, 2019, Ski Beat is offering up to 30 per cent off departures in January, February and March 2020. Prices include return flights, transfers, cooked breakfast, homemade afternoon cakes with tea and three course evening meals with wine.

For more information and to book, visit skibeat.co.uk

9. Save on Contiki tours and G Adventures with STA Travel

STA Travel, the world’s largest youth and student travel company, is offering 40 per cent off G Adventures and Contiki tours to celebrate its 40th anniversary. The offer is available to book between November 29 and December 2, 2019.

For more information and to book, visit statravel.com

10. Take 20 per cent off selected trips to Australia, New Zealand and America with Trafalgar

Want to see what all the fuss is about down under in 2020? Save £740 on a 13-day highlights tour of Australia (now £2,960 per person) or save £881 with a 15-day tour of Australia and New Zealand (now £3,525 per person). If America’s national parks are on your bucket list, save £374 on the nine-day National Parks Wonders tour visiting Grand Teton, Yellowstone and Mount Rushmore.

For more information and to book, visit trafalgar.com/blackfriday  

11. Save 30 percent on Scottish no-fly trips with Haggis Adventures

Available until Wednesday December 4, 2019, Scotland specialist Haggis Adventures is offering up to 30 per cent off a number of its holidays. Save £180 on its seven-day coast-to-coast trip (£599 down to £419.30) or save 20 to 25 per cent off other trips like the five-day Highland Fling or three-day Skye High.

For more information and to book, visit haggisadventures.com

12. Save 5 per cent on trips worth over £3,000 with the Baltic Travel Company

The Baltic Travel Company is offering a five per cent discount on all trips worth £3,000 and over from Friday November 15 until Black Friday (November 29). This includes an ‘Aurora Bubble & Winter Wonderland trip to Finland’ which is priced at £1,675 per person for five days and four nights with flights, transfers half board and accommodation included.

For more information and to book, visit baltictravelcompany.com

Cruises

Go on a Northern Lights cruise with ROL Cruises (Unsplash)

1. Buy one and get 60 per cent off Royal Caribbean Cruises

Those booking a cruise with Royal Caribbean between November 28 and December 2, 2019 can save 60 per cent when booking an additional cruise on selected routes and also save up to £250 on stateroom bookings. The deal applied to all of Crystal Ski Holidays’ packages during any season, any duration, any country and any destination.

For more information and to book, visit royalcaribbean.co.uk

2. Save up to £450 on a Northern Lights Discovery cruise with ROL

Independent cruise travel specialists, ROL Cruise is offering a saving of up to £450 on its Northern Lights Discovery Cruise this Black Friday. The 11-night cruise will depart on January 31 from Bergen, Norway discovering the Norwegian coastline, sailing past more than 100 fjords and 1,000 mountains. Inside cabins cost £999 per person (a saving of £300) and outside cabins cost £1,199 per person (a saving of £450). Prices include return flights to London and all overseas transfers.

For more information and to book, visit rolcruise.co.uk

3. London’s City Cruises is offering 30 per cent off

Closer to home, City Cruises in London is offering 30 per cent off its evening, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner cruises as well as ThamesJet and The London Showboat. This offer will be available when booked on Friday November 29.

For more information and to book, visit citycruises.com

4. Save 30 per cent with Norwegian Cruise Line

Fancy a sweet saving on next year’s cruise? Customers who book with Norwegian Cruise Line between November 25 and December 6, 2019 can save 30 per cent on their 2020 holiday. Plus, guests can upgrade for £99 per person and choose two indulgent extras like a ‘premium beverage package’ or a ‘specialty dining package’.

For more information and to book, visit ncl.com

5. Save up to 50 per cent on ferry crossings to the Isle of Wight

While not a cruise, Wightlink ferry is offering discounts for transfers to the Isle of Wight this festive season. Passengers with cars can claim up to 30 per cent off their ferry travel and foot passengers can get a 50 per cent discount on travel taken by December 31, 2019 when booked between November 29 and December 2, 2019.

For more information and to book, visit wightlink.co.uk

6. Scenic is offering up to 30 per cent on selected cruises

Luxury all-inclusive river cruise and tour operator, Scenic is offering a 30 per cent discount on selected cruises, with a guaranteed saving of at least £250 per person. Valid for cruises departing in 2020, bookings need to be made between November 29 and December 2, 2019. As an added bonus, any passengers who book a cruise in Australia or New Zealand can upgrade to a business class flight for just £299 extra.

For more information and to book, visit scenic.co.uk

Rail

Head to Paris with Eurostar SNAP for £25 (Unsplash)

1. Eurostar SNAP offers £25 tickets to Paris, Brussels or Lille this Black Friday

After recently celebrating its 25th birthday, Eurostar is now releasing £25 tickets this Black Friday. Available for booking from November 28 to December 2, 2019 the fares are valid for travel from January 6 to February 7, 2020. To book the tickets, keen travellers will need to use Eurostar SNAP which offers last minute tickets at the lowest prices.

For more information and to book, visit snap.eurostar.com

2. Go eco and save with Great Rail Journeys

Great Rail Journeys is offering a slew of deals, with £100 off per person on departures in April, May and June 2020 and up to £250 per person with Great Rail Journeys and Rail Discoveries when booking the Great Rail Way in the US.

For more information and to book, visit greatrail.com

3. Get 10 per cent off Interrail passes

While not billed as a Black Friday sale, Interrail’s month-long pass sale is offering travellers 10 per cent off on Interrail Global and selected One Country Passes. The sale begins Friday November 29 and ends on December 31, 2019.

For more information and to book, visit myinterrail.co.uk/sale



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