The cheapest European and worldwide holiday destinations for Brits this summer revealed

KAYAK.co.uk’s Summer Holiday Formula shows overall holiday costs for a week, taking everything into account from airfares and hotel prices, to cocktails and meals, so Brits know where to go to stretch their holiday budget furthest

  • The cheapest destination in Europe for Brits this summer is Prague, where the summer holiday formula shows an average cost of just £678 for a one-week stay
  • Marrakesh is the cheapest non-European destination – at just £680 for a whole week
  • Southeast Asia rules the cheap long-haul holiday destinations, with Bangkok coming in cheapest, followed by Kuala Lumpur and Phuket City

 

London, 22 June 2017: Summer is nearly here and the holiday season is kicking off. Recognising that Brits love a bargain, travel search engine KAYAK.co.uk has analysed its data to find the cheapest destinations around the globe to enjoy a one-week stay this summer. It includes costs for return flights, 4-star hotel accommodation, economy-class car hire, food, drink, entertainment, and even a souvenir – for European and worldwide destinations.

 

Where to go for the cheapest holiday this summer

 

Overall, Prague comes out top in the cheap charts, with a full week costing just £678. However, Marrakesh, despite being over double the flight time and on a different continent altogether, isn’t far behind at just £680.

 

Dubai, known for glamour and luxury, is surprisingly affordable. A full week in Dubai can be enjoyed for under £1,000 – with KAYAK’s summer holiday formula pricing it at £938. Three Asian destinations – Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Phuket City, round off the top five cheapest worldwide destinations.

 

 

What are the 5 cheapest summer destinations in Europe for Brits?

 

Rank Destination Flights1 Hotel2 Car Hire3 Meals4 Cocktails5 Museum Pass6 Souvenir7 TOTAL
1 Prague £99 £403 £113 £38 £15 £8 £2 £678
2 Bucharest £129 £359 £128 £32 £27 £2 £2 £680
3 Warsaw £112 £383 £149 £39 £13 £4 £2 £702
4 Murcia £162 £349 £123 £48 £20 £4 £2 £708
5 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria £165 £453 £51 £51 £15 £3 £3 £741

 

Of the five bargain European locations, Gran Canaria is the most expensive to fly to, and to stay at, but it makes up for this by being by far the cheapest to get around. Car hire price is less than half the price of other destinations in the list – for a week it’ll cost Brits just £51.

When it comes to dining, Bucharest is the best bargain, but Warsaw can’t be beaten for cocktails. Three mojitos in the Polish capital will set Brits back just £13 (not too much more than the price of one back home). In addition, museum passes and souvenirs are easily affordable – with a keepsake fridge magnet costing just £2 or £3 in each of the five cities, and museum passes available for under £5 in all but Prague.

 

What are the 5 cheapest summer destinations worldwide for Brits?

 

Rank Destination Flights1 Hotel2 Car Hire3 Meals4 Cocktails5 Museum Pass6 Souvenir7 TOTAL
1 Marrakesh £147 £311 £123 £60 £30 £4 £5 £680
2 Dubai £321 £392 £144 £52 £25 £1 £3 £938
3 Bangkok £442 £343 £123 £15 £18 £1 £3 £945
4 Kuala Lumpur £464 £308 £133 £21 £18 £3 £3 £950
5 Phuket City £477 £344 £113 £24 £20 £1 £3 £982

 

Whilst Marrakesh in Morocco is by far the cheapest non-European destination, with average return flights a steal at just £147, and hotel and car hire there also reasonable, cocktails really break the bank, and will set Brits back £30 on average, so best to savour those slowly.

 

Dubai is a surprise entrant on the list at number two – despite its glamorous reputation, a week in the Emirate will cost just £938. Three destinations in Southeast Asia fill out the top five: Bangkok and Phuket City, in Thailand, as well as Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Though flights are bit pricier, inexpensive meals and drinks help keep the price down to under £1,000 total for a week.

 

Suzanne Perry, KAYAK Travel Expert, says: “It’s so good to see that an incredible holiday can be achieved for under £1,000 for Brits. A whole week in an exotic location, in comfortable 4-star accommodation, with road-trips, a museum visit and plenty of good food and drinks, makes for a summer trip to remember. It’s amazing to see that Marrakesh is just about as cheap as Prague when it comes to a full week holiday, too! For yet more ideas of where to find flight bargains, we recommend Brits check the KAYAK Explore tool – giving them all their cheapest flight options in map form”.

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