On your marks, get set, book. From alpine escapes to sublime getaways in the tropics, discover The Wordrobe’s pick of the best Black Friday luxury travel deals
1 APT’s 15-day Magnificent Europe cruise
£3,595 per person
In the line’s two-week Back Friday flash sale, APT’s 15-day Magnificent Europe cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest costs from £3,595 per person (was £5,995, saving a whopping £1,700). What’s more, the limited offer is enhanced with the addition of complimentary upgrade to return business class flights, and can be booked with a low £99 deposit.
APT Signature Experiences include a visit to Vienna’s City Palace for an exclusive cocktail party and private classical concert, and a special Sound of Music show in Salzburg.
What’s includes: Upgraded flights, home-to- airport and local transfers, 14 nights of luxury onboard accommodation, 41 delicious meals and onboard beverages, sightseeing, the services of a Cruise Director and expert local guides, port charges and gratuities are all included. Price based on twin share.
From 3,595pp. Book via aptouring.co.uk / 0800 012 6683. Black Friday Sales ends 27 November.
2 Inspiring Journeys’ Fiji trip
£2,809 per person
After something more exotic? Inspiring Journeys is offering seven nights for the price of five at the luxury Nanuku Resort on Viti Levu for just £2,809 per person – the ideal way to enjoy a break in paradise without breaking the bank.
That includes international flights via LA with British Airways and Fiji Airways, seven nights in a Nanuku Suite, inclusive of breakfast, airport meet & greet and private road transfers. Valid for travel between 29 April – 2 June 2024 and 13 January – 31 March 2025. Price based on travel 2 May 2024.
Book via inspiringtravel.co.uk / 01244 729525
3 Newmarket Holidays
Savings up to 15%
Escorted tour specialist Newmarket Holidays has launched its new Black Friday offer, with savings of up to 15% available across all of the operator’s award-winning collection of wish-list escorted tours, from escapes closer to home to far-flung adventures around the world.
From Monday 13th November until Monday 4th December, customers can save 15% on 40 hand-picked, popular tours plus 10% on the rest of the operator’s extensive holiday collection, with departure dates available from now through 2025.
Discounted breaks with 15% off include three of Newmarket Holidays’ brand-new tours, The Heritage of Vietnam & Cambodia – Exclusively Solos which explores the region’s fascinating local culture, Japan Unveiled which journeys through futuristic metropolises to ancient shrines and gardens, and the New England & Canada Fall Colours Cruise which showcases North America’s most spectacular season in all its autumnal splendour.
Alongside these, additional tours on offer with a 15% saving include several other of the company’s popular escapes such as Beautiful Fjords of Western Norway, Borneo’s Orangutans and Rainforest Adventure, Canada – Niagara Falls to the Rockies and Vancouver and India – Tigers & the Taj Mahal.
Book via www.newmarketholidays.co.uk. Sale ends Monday 4 December 2023.
4 Links House at Royal Dornoch
50% off 2-night stays
Ideal for a staycation in scenic surroundings, Links House at Royal Dornoch, the UK’s most northerly destination, is offering a host of exciting Black Friday offers. This includes an impressive 50% off 2+ night stays enjoyed between 23rd November-31st March (excluding the festive period), as well as 50% off Afternoon Tea and Champagne Afternoon Tea Vouchers to be enjoyed between 23rd November-31st March (excluding the festive period) and 50% off MARA’s Table d’Hôte Menu for meals booked between November 23rd-March 31st.
Each of Links House 15 bedrooms has been individually designed and has been named in honour of one of Scotland’s great salmon fishing rivers. This quaint stay is ideal for something that feels both exclusive and comfortable at the same time.
Book via linkshousedornoch.com
5 Tswalu Kalahari Reserve’s Loapi Tented Camp
Stay four nights, pay for three
Did someone say safari? Embark on a journey to Tswalu Kalahari Reserve’s Green Kalahari with the exclusive Stay 4, Pay for 3 Offer at the new Loapi Tented Camp, where savings unfold like the dramatic Kalahari landscapes that stretch endlessly.
As the largest private reserve in South Africa, Tswalu offers many activities that differentiate it from other safari properties, including horse riding, hands-on access to conservation and research projects, meerkat encounters, and the opportunity to dine in one of the world’s most remote restaurants, Klein JAN.
Available for travel from January 1 to March 31, 2023, and featuring no blackout dates, the stay 4 pay 3 promotion at the New Loapi extends the joy of savings to couples in time for Travel Tuesday with a remarkable 25% discount, equating to $5000 in savings.
Book via tswalu.com
6 Quasar Expeditions’ Galápagos Islands Cruises
Bucket list adventures await. For select sailings in April, May, September, and October 2024, Quasar Expeditions is offering a new Black Friday Special for their award-winning cruises around the Galápagos Islands.
Running from November 24 to November 30, travelers can take advantage of a 30% off discount on select week-long departures as well as free domestic airfare on the M/V Evolution. The 2024 departure dates include April 13-20, April 27-May 4, May 18-25, May 25-June 1, September 14-21, September 28-October 5, October 12-19, October 26-November 2.
On Quasar’s M/V Evolution, travelers embark on a weeklong cruise exclusive to 32-passengers with a 10-for-1 crew ratio (unlike any other cruise ship in the archipelago) catered to adventure seekers looking to explore the best of the Galapagos.
Small-ship cruises such as Quasar’s give guests unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to get up close and personal with the endemic and elusive species in the Galapagos archipelago, as well as soak in the sun on pristine beaches and become one with nature while hiking through lava fields.
Book via quasarex.com
7 IDILIQ Hotels & Resorts
Up to 40% off stays
Treat yourself to a sun-filled getaway with IDILIQ Hotels & Resorts, who are offering an amazing up to 40% off stays for holidays between 1st December 2023 to 30th November 2024.
Travellers must book between 20th-27th November 2023 to nab this incredible deal, so don’t wait around! This offer will be valid across IDILIQ’s wide portfolio of properties that offer a home away from home, blending the convenience of self-catering with the luxuries and services of a hotel.
From the Cornish Coast and striking Scottish Highlands perfect for those opting for a staycation, to sun-filled destinations including the Costa del Sol, Tenerife, Turkey and even Florida for the family trip of a lifetime – and better yet, at a reduced rate.
The Black Friday offer is valid on stays at the Costa del Sol,Tenerife, Florida, Turkey and UK resorts only between the 1st December – 30th November 2024 (black-out dates apply). All bookings at IDILIQ’s Costa del Sol, Florida and UK properties are 40% off, and IDILIQ’s Tenerife and Turkey properties are 30% off.
All bookings are non-refundable and fully payable at the time of booking. Book via idiliqhotels.com
8 Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort
Tucked away on 65 acres of lush hillside, the newly renovated Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort in St Lucia is reminiscent of a picturesque Mediterranean village- but with views of the Caribbean!
Ideal for an incredible escape in paradise, Windjammer is launching their iconic Black Friday sale this month, offering travellers the chance to save a dreamy 60% on their visit to the recently renovated resort. This offer is available on all trips booked until 18th December 2024.
Additionally, for those indulging in stays of five nights or more, an enticing $250 resort credit awaits, ready to enhance their holiday in every way. Perfect for families, couples and groups, the resort boasts direct access to a private, white sand beach where you can dip your toes into the cooling waters from the comfort of your personal hammock.
Book via windjammer-landing.com
9 Hastings Hotels
Northern Ireland’s premier hotel group, Hastings Hotels will be treating everyone to the luxury they deserve with two Black Friday offers. The Hastings portfolio has six luxurious hotels of character and distinction, each set in key locations across Northern Ireland. The two offers are as follows:
Throughout November, Hastings Hotels will be offering gift vouchers. When guests spend £100 on vouchers, they will receive a £10 voucher in return which can be redeemed against accommodation only. For more information, please visit hastingshotels.com. Offer applies to vouchers purchased online and via telephone only.
PLUS: For a limited time only, Hastings Hotels is offering 20% off accommodation vouchers between 23rd-27th November to be used between January and March 2024.
Book via hastingshotels.com
40% off Fully Flexible rate
Part of Sunswept Resorts, BodyHoliday was the very first overseas destination spa over 30 years ago and has continued to lead in this field. Located on the North-West of the Caribbean Island of St. Lucia, set in tropical gardens on the beachfront. Ideal for an active break, they’re offering 40% off the Fully Flexible rate for bookings from March 24, 2024, to October 31, 2024.
BodyHoliday is renowned for its unique approach to health, fitness, and general wellbeing. The resort has a 33-treatment room wellness centre and work by combining knowledge from the west and wisdom from the east. Simply make the most of this offer between November 23rd – November 29th to save 40% on your next holiday in paradise.
Guests are offered everything from world leading medically endorsed preventative therapies, through to Ayurveda, beauty and pampering treatments, and a range of activities that would keep guests busy from dawn until dusk, if they choose so. Experiences at BodyHoliday are tailor-made for guests with personalisation taken to another level. It can be a haven of serenity or a hive of activity, all with the same goal in mind – to bring changes in lives.
Must be booked between November 23rd – November 29th. Book via bodyholiday.com, use BFCM23 code for discount.
11 StolenTime by Rendezvous
45% off Fully Flexible rate
StolenTime by Rendezvous is an adult-only all-inclusive boutique resort in the Caribbean. Finding its origins in the lives of successful people as they live life today, which is metaphorically up to their knees in alligators of busyness, a ‘never-off the grid’ digital connection and constant pressure to compete and excel.
For Black Friday, guests can enjoy 45% off the Fully Flexible Rate, provided they book between November 23rd – November 29th (inclusive). This offer is valid for stays taken between March 24, 2024, to October 31, 2024.
Situated within a seven-acre tropical garden on St Lucia’s north-west coast and located on the island’s longest white sand beach, StolenTime by Rendezvous has 100 guest rooms (including 43 suites), 3 restaurants and 3 bars, including the renowned Champagne Bar.
Guests can choose from a range of body and beauty treatments at The Spa in the Water Garden as well as a range of activities from Yoga, Meditation to Archery.
Book via stolentime.com. Use code BFCM23 for discount.
12 Turquoise Holidays and Six Senses Laamu
50% off stays
Turn this Black Friday Turquoise with an incredible, exclusive offer from Turquoise Holidays, who are treating luxury travellers to 50% off stays at Six Senses Laamu, when booked between 24 – 27 November 2023.
Guests can enjoy seven-night stays for both couples and families, on sale from 9am on Friday 24th November – 5pm on Monday 27th November.
Located on Laamu Atoll, this is one of the furthest-flung resorts in the Maldives, reachable by a 60-minute scenic seaplane transfer, known as The Flying Turtle. The sheer remoteness of this resort will make you feel like an intrepid traveller discovering a brand-new island and ensures exceptional marine life.
COUPLES: 7 nights in a Lagoon Water Villa at Six Senses Laamu, on a half board basis, from £3,149 per person, including return seaplane transfers and return international flights with Qatar Airways. Saving £6,100 per couple.
Price based on travel 13 April – 30 September 2024. Exclusive 50% offer valid for travel 01 December 2023 – 21 October 2024, please get in touch for a bespoke quote, to discuss alternative dates, room categories and upgrades. *honeymooners will also receive special welcome and departure gifts, as well as in villa surprises.
FAMILIES: 7 nights in a Lagoon Water Villa at Six Senses Laamu, on a half board basis, from £8,399 per family (2 adults and 2 children 0-11yrs sharing), including return seaplane transfers and return international flights with Qatar Airways. Saving £8,000 per family.
Price based on travel 13 April – 30 September 2024. Exclusive 50% offer valid for travel 01 December 2023 – 21 October 2024, please get in touch for a bespoke quote, to discuss alternative dates, room categories and upgrades.
Book via turquoiseholidays.co.uk or 01494 678 400
13 Luxury Lodges
25% off all accommodation
A cozy weekend staycation in the depths of winter? Yes please. This Black Friday, customers old and new are invited to secure a last minute stay across Luxury Lodges resorts by making the most of their irresistible Black Friday deals. These are running from 20-27th November.
Escape to a world of ultimate, cosy relaxation this Autumn/Winter and Christmas time with last minute availability across Luxury Lodges resorts. Luxury Lodges are a collection of five-star self-catering properties across Britain’s most loved holiday destinations, and this Black Friday they’re more accessible than ever.
Each lodge provides stylish, beautifully designed and comfortable self-catering getaways in multiple locations Dylan Coastal Resort, Clowance Estate, and Bude Coastal Resort which make for the perfect coastal escape this winter time with family or friends.
Each resort offers guests the opportunity to take part in a range of wellness-boosting activities from surfing on some of Britain’s most spectacular beaches, to walks along coastal trails, perfect for exploring the endless coastline surrounding each resort.
Running from 20-27th of November, Luxury Lodges are offering a blanket 25% off all accommodation, live on their website, valid on stays until 31st of December 2024 (excl. 19th July-31st August 2024). Book via luxurylodges.com
14 F&P Travel
Complimentary Three Valley Ski Passes
Calling all ski fanatics. Stay in an F&P Travel Catered Chalet and receive a complimentary Three Valley Ski Pass for every member of the group thanks to this special offer.
An example package: 7-nights at Chalet Le Koissou, Méribel available from 14 January 2024 costs £14,565 and save £3,050 on your Three Valley ski passes – based on 10 guests.
This price includes 7-nights on a catered basis, a dedicated F&P Travel team and concierge, seven breakfasts, six afternoon teas, five nights of canapés and four course evening dinners, champagne reception on arrival, handpicked wines, daily clean and all-day driver service, 10% discount on ski hire with Slide Candy and 10 Three Valley Ski Passes.
Must be booked before 30th November 2023. Book via www.fandptravel.com / 01306 264 005
15 Hotel Cervino, Italy
One for the Italy fans. In a scenic spot just outside Cervinia town, the five-star Hotel Cervino offers a picturesque setting that seamlessly blends sleek modern aesthetics with nods to nature, featuring curving wooden beams in the breakfast room, a mottled stone bar top, and marbled walls in the spa. A true winter haven, the hotel ensures convenient access to the slopes with its exclusive ski shuttle, transporting guests from their front door to the Breul-Plan Maison cable car.
Upon returning from exhilarating days on the slopes, Hotel Cervino offers unrivalled facilities for relaxation. Guests can schedule a visit to the indoor pool and spa at the reception, indulging in leisurely lengths or a rejuvenating sauna session.
For those looking to savour the après-ski ambiance, the Santus lounge bar awaits, offering a perfect vantage point to watch the evening unfold through its expansive wall-length windows. Complementing the luxurious stay, breakfast is included, featuring a delightful spread of bacon and eggs, stacks of pancakes, and classic Continental staples.
Opting for a half-board upgrade enhances the culinary experience with three courses of local cuisine, all enjoyed against the backdrop of stunning Matterhorn views. A seven night stay at Hotel Cervino, arriving 17 December 2023, is priced from £1,025 pp (was £2,016 pp saving 49%) based on two sharing a double room on a B & B basis, this includes return flights from London Gatwick and transfers.
Book via sno.co.uk or phoning 020 7770 6888
16 The Fairmont Tremblant, Canada
The epitome of luxury and convenience, The Fairmont Tremblant, in Mont Tremblant, Quebec, stands as a beacon of refined accommodation and exceptional service, boasting an enviable ski-in, ski-out location.
As Tremblant’s sole full-service hotel, it places guests just a short walk away from the resort’s vibrant shops, restaurants, bars, and the charming pedestrianised village centre. The Express Gondola, mere steps from the hotel, ensures an effortless transition from comfort to the slopes.
The Fairmont Tremblant invites guests to savour an exquisite culinary experience at its distinctive restaurants, ranging from elegant dining settings to cosy spots next to crackling log fires. After a long day of skiing, the hotel offers a haven of leisure facilities that are not to be missed.
Guests can unwind in indoor or outdoor pools, both providing breath taking slope-side views, creating an idyllic setting for rejuvenation. A seven night stay at Hotel Fairmont Tremblant, arriving 16 March 2024, is priced from £1,498 pp (was £2,755 pp saving 46%) based on four sharing a room on a room only basis, this includes return flights from London Heathrow and transfers.
Book via sno.co.uk or phoning 020 7770 6888
17 Rocky Mountaineer
Save up to £645pp
If you love incredible scenery, don’t miss out on this impressive deal. Save up to £645 per person on this 6-night package built around Rocky Mountaineer’s newest route, a two-day journey that connects Moab, Utah with Denver, Colorado, travelling alongside rivers, past mountain ranges and through the ancient rock canyons of this stunning part of the US Southwest.
The itinerary features two nights in Denver, two nights in Moab, a road trip through stunning Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument and guided tours of Capitol Reef National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park, with one night in Las Vegas.
SilverLeaf Service price: from £2,992 per person (includes saving of £430) – westbound Denver to Las Vegas
SilverLeaf Plus Service price: from £3,409 per person (includes saving of £645) – eastbound Las Vegas-Denver
All packages include transportation, luggage handling, accommodation, sightseeing, activities and meals as described in each itinerary in addition to an unforgettable all-daylight journey aboard Rocky Mountaineer. A range of optional add-on tours is available, enabling guests to build a longer itinerary for themselves. Flights are not included.
Book via rockymountaineer.com
18 Eccleston Square Hotel
Citycations are calling. Eccleston Square Hotel is an historic, award winning, luxurious boutique hotel, set on an idyllic residential square in one of London’s most exclusive neighbourhoods. For a limited time only, travellers to the capital can stay for less at London’s much-loved Grade II listed, former royal residence.
Running exclusively on the hotel’s website, a 25% Black Friday discount can be applied to bookings made from Thursday 16th – Wednesday 29th November, redeemable on stays up to and including the 30th of November.
Centrally located, close to Victoria Station and just steps away from Belgravia’s exquisite Elizabeth Street and Eccleston Yards, Eccleston Square Hotel is the ultimate London luxury boutique hideaway for both leisure and business travellers.
Book via ecclestonsquarehotel.com. Sale ends 29th November 2023.
19 Blue House, Camber UK
Save over £200
The famous Blue House ( one of the most bookmarked AirBNBs in the UK) is doing 10% off for all stays booked for now until January 2024. If you’re looking for a beach holiday where you can feel the sand between your toes from the moment you arrive, The Blue House in Camber offers precisely that experience. Nestled on the foreshore of Camber Sands, this magnificent beachfront house provides a truly luxurious escape.
This contemporary, air-conditioned house can comfortably accommodate up to 8 guests in its four bedrooms. The Blue House ensures the sea is just a stone’s throw away, inviting you to immerse yourself in water activities, explore the nearby dunes, or simply unwind on the deck.
In case of cooler or windier weather, you can cozy up on the living room sofa with a good book. As a self-catering cottage, this property is ideal for anyone seeking quality time with friends or family along one of Britain’s most picturesque coastal stretches
Book via camberholidaycottages.co.uk. Available for stays until January 2024.
20 Marners Rock, Cornwall UK
Rates from £155 per night
Launched in 2020, Marners Rock in idyllic Cornwall comprises of three exquisite self-catering apartments located in the coastal town of Fowey, a town steeped in history in an area of outstanding natural beauty. These wonderful holiday homes are nestled on the west bank of River Fowey’s tidal estuary, with breath-taking views across the water, and are ideal bases for those looking for a comfortable, stylish home from which to enjoy the charms of Fowey and explore South Cornwall.
The apartments are family owned and run and provide the highest level of luxury accommodation to be found in the town, with stylish interiors, beds that were handcrafted by a local carpenter and a compelling collection of artwork and antiques throughout the apartments. They were created to be a home from home for guests, with four legged friends also very welcome, and it is little wonder so many of their guests return again and again to spend time in these exquisite properties.
There are three properties, all unique in character but all with the same luxurious and welcoming atmosphere, which are ideal for stays all year round.
21 Carbis Bay, St Ives UK
50% off all bookings
If you love staycations, don’t miss out on this dreamy saving. The five-star Carbis Bay is offering 50% off all accommodation bookings with no date restrictions* and summer stays included. Guests can choose from the Luxury Lodges (where the G7 leaders stayed a few years ago) as well as main House hotel rooms, Valley Cottages or Apartments, Junior Suites and Beach Houses.
As well as an amazing pool and C Bay Spa (complete with yoga studio overlooking the pool and beach, and Bamford treatments) Carbis Bay has a Blue Flag beach on its doorstep and 125 acres of grounds to explore. There are rooms in the main house and luxurious lodges by the beach, where you can SUP, have a guided sea swim or just enjoy the fresh Cornish sea!
Offering everything from fine dining cuisine to endless Cornish explorations, don’t miss out on this excellent saving.
Find out more via carbisbayhotel.co.uk. Bookings must be made via telephone only 01736 795 311
22 British Airways, various locations
City break savings
Ideal for a short weekend break, British Airways has launched its Black Friday Sale with flights to Europe from £39 each way. All black Friday deals are available to book until 27 November 2023, making it ideal for a last minute trip.
Those looking for European getaways in the new year can fly to holiday favourites such as Barcelona, Faro, Nice, Pisa and Valencia from just £39 each way. Customers travelling to Europe departing from London Gatwick also have the option to include checked luggage, in addition to the complimentary cabin bag and handbag, for just £1.
British Airways Holidays is also offering an array of savings across destinations worldwide, including three nights for the price of two on European city breaks. Three nights trips, including flights and hotel accommodation, are available to destinations such as Prague, Budapest, Berlin and Seville from £169pp. No matter where you’re looking to travel, these deals are too dreamy not to make the most of.
City breaks include:
- Venice: British Airways Holidays offers three nights at the 4* Plaza Hotel from £169pp travelling on selected dates in January 2024. Includes economy return flights from London Heathrow Airport, 1 checked bag at 23kg per person and accommodation.
- Prague: British Airways Holidays offers three nights at the 4* Grand Majestic Plaza from £169pp travelling on selected dates in January 2024 inclusive. Includes economy return flights from London Heathrow Airport, 1 checked bag at 23kg per person and accommodation with breakfast.
- Budapest: British Airways Holidays offers three nights, at the 4* Mediterran from £169pp travelling on selected dates in January 2024 inclusive. Includes economy return, checked bag at 23kg per person and accommodation with breakfast.
- Seville: British Airways Holidays offers three nights, at the 3* Patio de la Alameda from £169pp travelling on selected dates in January 2024 inclusive. Includes economy return flights from London Gatwick Airport, 1 checked bag at 23kg per person and accommodation.
- Nice: British Airways Holidays offers three nights, at the 3* Hotel Monsigny from £169pp travelling on selected dates in January inclusive. Includes economy return and accommodation.
Find out more and book via britishairways.com. Sale ends 27 November 2023