Think carefully about your holiday packing
Lay out everything you've got and think 'what do I really need?' There are very few places in the world where you can't buy the stuff you need. Everyone wants their own home comforts, but you'll quickly realise you won't want them when you're therePhoebe Smith, experienced backpacker and features editor at Trail Magazine
Are you an adrenaline junkie?
Brits abroad seem to be looking for more dangerous activities to get their kicks. But, as many excursions and activities are only booked by holidaymakers on impulse, it's important to remember that a travel insurance policy cannot be updated once you are on holidayGocompare.com
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If you're struggling with the options, try our guides
If you click the 'Get prices' button above, our simple-to-use form will ask you to input the number of adult travellers (aged 12 and over), the number of children (aged 2-11) and any infants (up to two years old). Choose your departure and destination airport and your departure and return dates - you can compare on the exact dates, or with up to three days flexibility either side.
The accommodation comparison allows you to select your preferred star rating, or to search from all available options. There's also the opportunity to look at room only, self-catering, bed and breakfast, half-board, full-board and/or all-inclusive accommodation.
Our search results page will then present the options with clear details of the flights, plus pictures and more information on the accommodation. You can add the choices that take your eye to a shortlist for comparison, or proceed to purchase online.
If you're struggling with the options, at every stage on the forms you'll see a phone number you can call for help, plus links to a 'contact us' page and to an FAQ section. You can also try our package holidays guides, where you'll find the answers to more frequently asked questions.
Our guides can help you with the basics, such as how to find the right package holiday and which catering option to choose. Read our packing and money-saving tips, find out about using credit cards abroad and look at the things you should consider before making your holiday choice.
Did you know...?
- 47% of UK travellers aged 18-34 take their laptop on holiday with them
- 92% take their mobile or smartphone
- 46% can't relax if they're not able to check their emails on holiday