Trust me, there will be no special
offers, last-minute deals or great
bargains for school holidays dates. The only
way you will not pay more than you should is by
booking as early as possible. Youíll get the
choice of cheaper flights and best hotel rooms.
If you are looking to take a trip in December,
start booking around March.
Think about a
Cruising isnít influenced by school
holiday dates, so pricing is generally the same
all year round. However, cruise departures for
school holiday dates book out early. You can
book a cruise 12 to 24 months before
departure, depending on the cruise line and
prices generally include all your meals.
Group tour packages
Tour packages donít usually
increase in price for holiday
periods either, and they are great for families
wanting to enjoy a cultural experience with
other kids their age (without all the hard work).
Consider taking a tour over the Christmas and
New Year period as this offers a wonderful,
memory-filled experience. There are several
quality tour companies that specialise in
Try to depart before
the public school
Often private schools start a week early, and
for some destinations this week is a little less
expensive, more likely to have availability, and
usually less crowded.
Travel while theyíre young
For those with younger children, try to
travel as much as you can before they
reach school age and take advantage of being
able to travel at less expensive and less busy
times of the year.