Start booking your next trip here. You can start searching for flights, trains, car rental, accommodation, as well as tours and activities through our recommended partners. You may also want to see our page with deals and offers for travellers.
What would you like to book?
Many trips will start with a flight, and this is especially true if you are travelling internationally. You can use a website such as Google Flights, KAYAK and Momondo to start searching for your tickets. They compare fares across most major airlines which helps you find the best price.
Flights via Google
We really like the Flight Search tool that Google offers. We find it easy to search for flights and connections and then click through and book should you find what you want. It’s also incredibly quick and easy to add additional filters to narrow down your results.
Trains and Buses
Trains offer a fast and comfortable way to get around (although not quite as fast as flying of course). When booking trains then do your research and try and travel off-peak, such as if peak prices are a lot more expensive. You can also sometimes get sleeper trains which allow you to travel overnight and then wake up at your destination. This can offer the added benefit of saving on a nights accommodation.
Trains via Omio
Omio provides a great service to find trains throughout Europe as well as North America. They are partnered with hundreds of providers and will help you find the quickest and cheapest routes as well as book your tickets.
Save 5% using promo code HOME2020! to get a 5% discount on any ticket below €250 (first time Omio users).
Alternative providers: Trainline
Another way to travel is by getting a bus and if you’re travelling around Europe you’ll find various coach companies offering incredibly cheap prices.
Buses via Flixbus
Flixbus are one of our favourite bus companies and we’ve used them many times before. They offer extensive connections all across Europe (and now the USA too), and often for super cheap prices. You can also often find night buses which are a great way to travel whilst you sleep and then arrive at your destination in the morning. This saves on accommodation so is great for low budget trips.
Should you be visiting a more rural destination, such as Switzerland, Scotland, Iceland etc, then you might want a car so that you can explore more and get around a lot easier. Below you can find our recommended option to start your search.
Cars via RentalCars.com
RentalCars.com help you in your search to find a perfect car for your trip. They search across 900+ car rental companies in 60,000+ destinations around the world so as to provide you the best options. They are also part of booking.com (our favourite accommodation company so you will know you’re in safe hands.
With such a huge selection of travel accommodation available, as well as different types it can sometimes be hard to know what to pick. Find somewhere to stay below:
Accommodation via Booking.com
Booking.com is one of the best places to find and book your travel accommodation. On their website they list over 29 million properties across most destinations in the world. As well as this they offer a top website and app. We book the majority of our accommodation through them.
Accommodation via VBRO.com
VRBO (Homeaway) is another great place to find holiday accommodation and is a platform allowing homeowners to list their properties. They have listings in 190 countries covering all types of accommodation including cottages, cabins, apartments, farmhouses, villages and other properties. These would be great for those looking for more self-catered places to stay. VBRO is also part of the Expedia group.
Accommodation with TUI
TUI are one of our preferred options for package holidays (see further below), but as well as this you can book accommodation-only from their choice of over 4,000 properties. These include places to stay around the world from luxury hotels, villas to accommodation on private islands.
Tours and Activities
When at your destination, or even to visit certain places you might want to go on tour, day trip, or know where to book your tickets. Below are some suggestions of where to find and book tours and activities.
Activities via GetYourGuide
GetYourGuide is a fantastic service allowing you to find and book tours, excursions as well as attraction tickets. They offer 50,000+ options at places around the world. From guided tours, day trips, attraction tickets and heaps more. Along with free cancellation on many activities, paper-free tickets, and lots more benefits.
Adventures Trips with G Adventures
G Adventures offers 800 different tours and trips to all 7 continents and as you can expect these can be full of adventure and excitement. The trips tend to consist of small groups and often include locally based guides. When booking you can find maps of your route and the hardest thing will be deciding which trip you want to do.
Here are some holiday companies that you might want to consider for your next trip.
Holidays with TUI
TUI are leaders in the UK travel industry and are a great choice when looking for a package holiday. Whether you want a nice beach holiday in Europe, a city break, to explore North America, or want to travel further afield to Asia you’ll find plenty of great options.
Holidays with Love Holidays
If you’re travelling from the UK and would like a package holiday or something similar then also consider Love Holidays. Love Holidays are an online travel agency and offer ATOL protection as well as flexible payment options. Destinations they offer include Portugal, Spain, Turkey, Greece, Africa and more.
Holidays with Love Vacations
Love Vacations is the sister company of Love Holidays and offer trips to many destinations across North America including to Mexico, the Caribbean, Dominican Republic and more. As well as this you can find holidays to Europe too.
If you’re travelling from the UK on a ski holiday then you’ll find some suggestions of tour operators that offer packages such as flights, accommodation, transport, with the options of also booking your lift pass and ski equipment (or carriage) as well.
Ski Holidays with Skiworld
Skiworld are one of the biggest independent ski companies in the UK and have been operating for over 35 years. They offer various ski holiday types including catered chalets, self-drive, apartment holidays and short breaks. If you book one of their last-minute deals which are normally launched around November and then continue throughout the season then you might grab yourself an incredible ski deal and for a great price.
Alternative providers: CrystalSki.
Many destinations around the world require a visa to visit. Sometimes you can get these on arrival and these can cover you for a short period. To start your research you’ll find an option below.
Check visas with iVisa.com
iVisa provides a great service and allows you to check what visa you need to visit different destinations. You can select which nationality you are and then the country you’re going to. They’ll then tell you what you need. Should you want help with applying and processing your visit they offer that service too (for a fee).