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Book Your Last Minute Summer Holiday Today

Want to book a last minute summer holiday, but struggling for inspiration? From Cancun with its Mayan ruins, to Orlando with its many theme parks, Manchester has some great destinations where a last minute summer holiday can be so much more than the beach.  


A Premium Break from Manchester Airport

There are many amazing places to visit from Manchester Airport, but if you're looking for a once in a lifetime trip to a premium destination, read on to discover some of the best places to treat yourself!

The best fly and cruise holidays

The Best Fly and Cruise Holidays

Why not enjoy a quick break before your cruise even begins by flying to your starting point and exploring a new city. New York is a gateway to Canada or the Bahamas, while Barcelona can lead you to the French Riviera.


Cycling Holidays

If you're after an adventure, why not explore a new destination by bike? For those who enjoy things at a slower pace, the rolling hills of the Dordogne promise views of various medieval châteaux. However, if endurance is more your style, the SIBIT Trapani-Siracusa cycling route in Sicily will take you through the dramatic cliffs of the Scala dei Turchi.


European music festivals

European Music Festivals

Summer means festival season for music aficionados, with the very best in contemporary music celebrated across the continent. Our guide includes some of the best festival destinations in Europe, from Benicassim, where you definitely won't need your wellies, to Germany's Rock am Ring, for true rock lovers.

Short haul vs long haul trips

Short Haul vs Long Haul Trips

Whether you want a short break or a far flung adventure, Manchester Airport has a destination for everyone. For weekends, set your sights on Barcelona and its iconic architecture or Lisbon and its cobbled streets, or if you have a little longer, then why not try New York and its world famous attractions or Beijing and the Great Wall of China.


Australian Adventures

Australia has something for everyone, whether surfing on Bondi Beach is your bag or you'd prefer to enjoy the clubs and arts scene in Brisbane. Be prepared to be amazed by Sydney with its famous Opera House adorning Bennelong Point, or enjoy the period architecture of Melbourne. 

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Caribbean Holidays

When most people think of the ultimate beach holiday, they think of the Caribbean, with its white beaches and azure waters. It has so much more to offer though, from trekking through lush rainforests, to scuba-diving in coral reefs. Explore Barbados and its colonial history, or enjoy Jamaica's vibrant nightlife for a once in a lifetime experience.

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Golf Breaks

Fancy a few rounds but tired of your local golf course? Then why not jet off to one of the many spectacular golfing destinations that the US has to offer, from Miami to Chicago. And, if you want something closer to home, Faro and the Canaries offer a premium golfing experience in the sun.


Winter Getaways

Scandinavia's capital cities offer the perfect winter getaway destinations, with beautiful scenery alongside world-class museums and galleries. Whether you want to go skiing or just cosy up in a cafe, there's a city that's right for you.

Punta Cana

Guaranteed Sun

Let's face it, the Great British summer can be a little unpredictable, so if you want guaranteed sun this summer, your best bet is to head to one of Manchester Airport's destinations with lush beaches and the weather to match. 


Greece Holidays

The cradle of Western civilisation dates back to the philosophical and forward thinking ancient Greeks, representing a holiday destination blending the past and the present in the most illuminating sense.  


Summer Solstice

Spend the longest day of the year abroad and get the most out of your experience, with our featured destinations including jaw-dropping sunsets of Santorini and the beachside bliss of Alicante.


European Championships

Portugal were the eventual victors of this year's European Championships, although the hosts France only fell at the final hurdle.

Discover some of the hallowed stadiums and French city locations which held matches at the tournament.


Family Beach Holidays

Enjoy the perfect family getaway with our pick of European beach destinations geared towards families, each featuring a range of family friendly resorts and exciting excursions for all ages.

European City Breaks

European City Breaks

Manchester Airport offers regular flights to many of Europe's captivating city breaks, ranging from the romantically inclined streets of Paris, to the memorable Renaissance architecture found in Florence. 


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St Patrick's Day

Discover our pick of destinations for celebrating St Patrick's Day, all reachable from locations you can fly to from Manchester Airport.


Romantic Escapes

If you need inspiration for the perfect setting in which to celebrate a special occasion with your partner, look no further than our guide to some our most romantically enthused city getaways.


Phuket, Thailand

New Routes 2016

Our ever growing list of new destinations and flight schedules made sure 2016 provided travellers with more opportunities to explore the globe than ever before.

From West Coast San Francisco's palpable cultural vibrancy, to the idyllic beaches found in Thailand's Phuket, our guide to our 2016 new routes has something for everyone.  


Top Destinations 2016

We've compiled a list of the top destinations to visit in 2016, where a holiday to remember is guaranteed in the provision of iconic landmarks alongside lesser known travel gems.


New York Fireworks

New Year

Ring in the New Year in style with our selection of New Year's Eve destinations across the world, where colourful firework displays and flowing champagne can be enjoyed from many world cities reachable from Manchester Airport.

Prague Christmas Markets

European Christmas Markets

Make your Christmas extra special this year with a trip to a famed European Christmas market destination, where carol singing abounds among stalls filled with confectionary and seasonal gifts.



Bran Castle, Romania


Our guide to some of the most haunting destinations worldwide offers an alternative holiday adventure to some of the spookiest and most intriguing corners of the globe.


Ski Holidays

Discover our pick of ski resorts across Europe, showcasing ski destinations within reachable distance from city locations you can fly to from Manchester Airport.

South Africa

Rugby Destinations

2015's Rugby World Cup on English soil ultimately saw New Zealand take the crown.

Discover some of the Welsh, Scottish and English city locations that saw a nation swept by fervent patriotism, alongside a look at destinations worldwide known for their passion for the oval-shaped ball. 



Munich's annual Oktoberfest beer festival attracts millions of visitors, with its vast beer halls, traditional music and vibrant atmosphere a common theme echoed throughout Germany and its love for beer and real ale.

Burning man festival

International Festivals

Some of the world's most renowned festival experiences can be reached straight from Manchester Airport, with Valencia's La Tomatina and Vegas' Burning Man Festival just some of the delights awaiting even the most eccentric of travellers.

Go west this winter

Go West this Winter

Whether you want to enjoy Christmas in New York or New Year in Las Vegas, going west for the festive period can offer sun or snow, shopping or theme parks. Whatever you want to do this winter, flying west from Manchester can open a world of possibilities.

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Wedding Abroad Ideas

If nothing but the intimately sublime or extravagantly spectacular will do for your special day, take a look at our list of wedding destinations abroad and find your idyllic location in which to celebrate with family and friends.


Spanish Cuisine

Spanish Cuisine

Experience the colourful essence of Spanish cuisine with our tour through some of the cities which promote the idea of a gastronomic revolution backed by traditional favourites.

French Holiday Holiday Destinations

French Holiday Destinations

Celebrate the legacy of Bastille Day through our featured French holiday destinations. Discover the varied holiday types found in this multi-layered cultural nation, whether you're seeking a secluded romantic getaway in Perpignan, or an adrenaline-fuelled family skiing break in Chambery

American City Breaks

American City Breaks

From the glitz of Los Angeles and Las Vegas to the historic streets of Boston and iconic monuments of Washington DC, American city breaks offer some of the greatest sights in the world.

Be Inspired By Mexico

Be Inspired By Mexico

Vibrant Mexico is a heady cocktail of white-sand beaches, mouth-watering food, meticulously preserved monuments and a capital city chock-full of cultural curiosities.


Football Inspired City Breaks

Football Breaks

Take inspiration from some of the great football clubs on the continent.

Tackle a weekend break flying to some of Europe’s greatest footballing cities and take in the sights and sounds of match day, before heading into the city streets to sample a range of cultural gems.