We went to Port Adventura Salou October half term. We booked the flights and accommodation separetly with Thomson on line (and taxi transfer) and this was over £300 cheaper than booking the package direct with them.
had a great time aswell.
has anyone else encountered this?
For those attempting the above, Ryanair fly from Liverpool, Luton and Stansted to Reus, the nearest airport to Port Aventura (Universal Mediterranea).
I've seen flights from £44.00 return including taxes!
We also found the hotel quite cheap on medhotels, but again got it cheaper with Thomson hotels.
Maybe no frills airlines would work out cheaper at different times of the year.
We are now currently trying to do a DIY trip to Turkey for May half term.
It all depends on when you book the no-frills - the earlier the better. But on saying that, Ryannair have flights on 22 October for 1 week for about £89.00 return inc. taxes, and Thomson's are £229.00!
But to be honest, I posted the info. on Ryanair for all those who are thinking of doing your idea of d.i.y. Port Aventura, rather than aimed at yourselves, who've already booked.
By the way, you're right, you do make fab. savings on this type of d.i.y.
We booked last minute so hence the no frills airlines were more expensive.
Karen, where did you book the holiday to as that deal sounds really good?
When we went in October we also got the use of the rep, who was really good, the best we have encountered.
We would definately recommend Thomsons.
Unfortunately their DIY for Turkey is not looking so cheap so it looks like we may have to do a Thomas Cook Package.
I wish there were more flights from the North I hate that we have to pay high supplements just to fly from Manchester. There are also places we would love to go to but since no direct flights from Manchester the journeys are too long then for our baby and 4 year old!
Sorry just me moaning!
http://www.skyscanner.net to find flights from Manchester, Liverpool etc and where you want to go, you can do a monthly, daily search etc to find the cheapest flights and then check out accommodation either using Thomsons or some or the others like ebookers,alpha etc. There are really good savings to be had doing it this way as you can see from other members on this forum. Have to go to work now, so if you have any more questions I will be back online about 6. KarenIts in Salou, Costa dorada. A good family Hotel. Could you not fly from Liverpool/Blackpool?. If you consider DIY check out
We are thinking of going back to Salou May 2006 when the kids are a bit older to go on more rides.
I have found a flight for Turkey but can't get the accommodation I want.
Bye for now
Maybe I can help you with your search for Turkish accommodation and also flights.
I am also in Liverpool and if you click the link below my name you will see my phone number on the site so give me a call and lets see if I can help you.
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