Summer is officially over and it is back to school; back to the daily grind for a great many of you out there. If you feel that this will put a stop to your holidays and your travels – think again! You can still get away for weekend breaks and plan for half term; you can give in to wanderlust, you can recharge the soul and refresh your body. Here are some ideas for good value travel breaks that will keep you rejuvenated even while school’s daily grind is still on:

Weekend ideas and deals from Travel Republic

One of the most popular travel websites in the country, Travel Republic brings you some really enticing ideas and deals for weekend travel from the UK:

  • Travel to Costa Blanca in Spain and find rooms for as little as £11 a night and flights from £48
  • Visit Algarve in Portugal; find stays from an unbelievably low £5 a night and flights from £33
  • Dalaman in Turkey could be within reach as well if you have a little longer than a weekend – rooms are to be had from just £3 and flights from £96!
  • Romantic Paris breaks are within reach as well: book rooms from as low as £16 a night and flights from £47
  • Take a city break; visit Amsterdam taking a flight that may cost as little as £47 and rooms from £16
  • Visit historic, picturesque Prague in the Czech Republic via flights costing just £51 and rooms from £16

Weekend breaks from is a travel website that brings you ideas and deals for if you want to travel on a whim and take off for a holiday tomorrow! Check out some of these UK hotel deals and ideas; close by and affordable:

  • Seaside amusements, some fun night spots and more at Brighton; hotels from £58
  • Windsor to imbibe some history and some culture; hotels from £85
  • The charmingly picturesque Oxford; rooms from £63 a night
  • Stratford-Upon-Avon where the Bard lived; beautiful riversides, charming shops and more from £55
  • The Lake District for those city dwellers who long for the great outdoors – escapes from just £50 a night
  • History, heritage, stunning architecture and more at York – stay for just £68 a night
  • A city break in Edinburgh for stunning castles, rambling lanes to explore and more from just £40 a night

Exciting offers from Expedia

Be sure to check out some of these Expedia offers as well.  Half term is going to be here in no time and booking that break gives you that extra thing to look forward to! In particular, check out the offered UK and Ireland holidays:

  • Blackpool from £30
  • Liverpool from £61
  • Bournemouth from £45
  • Nottingham from £72
  • Glasgow from £69
  • Belfast from £93


More options at LateRooms

Another option for cheap last minute deals, LateRooms offers yet more options: check out the Special Offers from the travel website; you could avail special /extra discounts, freebie extras, special packages for stays extending more than one night and even a free night in some cases.

There are new deals out everyday, another must check website is the Holiday Pirates who have some top half term day trip deals too – go ahead and indulge that wanderlust!