See our edit of ten of the best package holiday sites for booking an epic all-inclusive trip.

Trying to tie together flights, connections and accommodation can feel like a logistical nightmare when planning a holiday itinerary. When researching your trip online, ‘shopping around’ always seems like the best approach to scout out the best deals. However, contrary to popular belief, it isn’t always the cheapest option. Booking through a traditional travel agent or holiday website who specialise in package deals can save you time and money.

The other plus side is the reassurance that travel companies who offer package holidays are covered with greater consumer protection through ATOL or ABTA. With many sites it’s not just the flight and accommodation either, you can organise your currency, car hire, airport parking and glean top insider tips from their in-house travel experts.

It’s also worth remembering that package holiday providers often buy up a quota of holidays and flights, so are incentivised to get rid of what they’ve booked. That can mean early booking incentives and rock-bottom late space deals if you can be flexible on destination and dates. Here are ten the best package holiday websites to browse whether you’re looking for a cruise, far-flung adventure or family friendly Mediterranean resort.

Secret Escapes


If you’re looking for a luxury getaway where all the details have been taken care of for you, Secret Escapes is a great site to satisfy your wanderlust. Register and get immediate access to 60% off luxury breaks. There are 200 sales a week to snap up, from UK country homes to European city breaks and long-haul destinations. There are multi-centre holidays, cultural tours and ‘fly and flop’ options, too. The sales are for limited periods so snap up your favourite before they’re gone.

Lastminute.com


If you’re feeling impulsive and after a spur of the moment package holiday, Lastminute.com can wrap you up a flight/hotel deal in flash. Choose Eurostar for a European city break, or jet off to Las Vegas at a moment’s notice. If you can be flexible and hold your nerve, there are serious discounts to be had; all safe in the knowledge of Lastminute.com’s 20 years’ experience in travel planning.

P&O Cruises


If you’re looking to set sail, with P&O Cruises, the world quite literally is your oyster. Heading north you can take in the Norwegian Fjords and Northern Lights spectacle; or head for warmer climes and island hop around the Caribbean. Or why not really push the boat out and head off on a world cruise, taking in the greatest cities and sights as you circumnavigate the globe. The great thing about cruising is that it’s not just about the destination… choose one of their themed cruises and learn to cook with the likes of Marco Pierre White, or join a music festival and be serenaded as you sail.

Abercrombie & Kent


Looking for a luxury adventure? Abercrombie & Kent have been known as the ‘Africa specialists’ since 1962. Starting off with Kenyan Safaris, over the last five decades, they have chartered tailored experiences and holidays around the globe. The site offers luxury adventure in many guises – trains, planes and cruise ships abound – yet with the same level of expert attention. They have access to unforgettable experiences including bear watching in British Colombia and Primate tracking in Uganda. No detail for their expert team is too small; the perfect site for those looking for adventure, with a side order of luxury.

Kuoni


Kuoni have won over 200 awards in the fields of travel and service making them the go-to experts when planning your next trip. You can still make a face-to-face appointment with one of their travel experts, which is refreshing these days, or quiz one of their team online. Unparalleled for those ‘big trips’, including wedding and honeymoons they have access to some of the world’s most exclusive destinations, including seven Maldivian islands, just for Kuoni customers. Many of their experts have visited key destinations themselves so can offer insider tips to make your trip seamless. From skiing to safaris, they can tailor a trip to match your wishlist.

TUI


The TUI brand has diversified its offering into targeted sub-brands – TUI Sensimar for luxury adult-only breaks, Robinson for sports and fitness breaks, and TUI Family Life for the traditional family package holiday. With destinations offering everything from nanny services to kids’ clubs and family friendly entertainment with all the sun and sea you could wish for.

Thomas Cook


One of the original travel operators, Thomas Cook are still providing one of the biggest selections of package holidays on the market. From city breaks to cruises, they have a comprehensive edit of summer ‘beach and sunshine’ breaks, as well as winter city break ideas and long-haul luxury destinations, too.

Loveholidays.com


Loveholidays.com have 1000s of package holidays to choose from, leaving from a range of city and regional airports from Cuba to Corfu. Great for popular family-friendly European destinations such as the Balearic Islands, Algarve and Greece, they can offer simple self-catering as well as luxury all-inclusive to match your budget. They have low-deposit holiday options too, that allow you to pay monthly which is useful if you are looking to spread the cost of your trip.

First Choice


If you really are looking for the whole kit and caboodle, First Choice is a great site to head for as it specialises in all-inclusive holiday packages. Not only can you search UK, European and Worldwide resorts and flights, but you can organise your currency, insurance, airport parking and car hire, too. Search by destination, holiday type (such as family friendly, sports, spa or luxury) or simply browse their latest deals to find your next all-inclusive break.

British Airways


If you can hold your nerve and book last minute, often package holidays on BA Holidays cost less than the flight alone. With clever search criteria including independent Trip Advisor rating, flight time and average temperature, you can find some last-minute sunshine at some of the world’s leading resorts.

By Lydia Mansi

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