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Holiday guides index

Our guides give you the facts about holidays so you can make an informed choice when you compare trips.


ABTA protection

The Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) can offer valuable services and support to supplement travel insurance if you've been left unhappy with a holiday experience.

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Albufeira holidays

Are you dreaming of sunny beaches, blue seas, waterfront promenades, old towns and partying all night? You might want to take a peek at Albufeira holidays!

Albufeira holidays »


Algarve holidays

Sandy beaches, clear ocean, fancy hotels, brilliant cuisine, and fiery water – Algarve holidays sound just the ticket!

Algarve holidays »


ATOL protection

Find out about the Air Travel Organisers' Licence (ATOL) scheme and how it could protect you when booking a flight and going on a holiday.

ATOL protection »


Costa Brava holidays

Stretching from the French border to Barcelona, the Costa Brava is the home of rocky coves, weather-beaten seascapes and a variety of holiday hotspots.

Costa Brava holidays »


Costa del Sol holidays

One of Spain’s biggest tourist destinations, the Costa del Sol boasts over 3,000 hours of sunshine every year, which is more than enough for you to get an excellent tan. Time to start thinking about that holiday!

Costa del Sol holidays »


Dubrovnik holidays

A jewel on the Adriatic Coast, beloved by literary heroes like Lord Byron, Dubrovnik is fast becoming one of the top tourist destinations in Europe. So, if you fancy a unique holiday in the sun this year, what are you waiting for?

Dubrovnik holidays »


Fiji holidays

We have volcanic activity some 150 million years ago to thank for Fiji’s existence. But where do you turn when it comes to getting a great deal on a holiday there? Let us introduce you to our guide to Fiji holidays!

Fiji holidays »


The Gambia holidays

Great holiday destinations tend to have certain things in common: palm trees, sandy beaches, rich biodiversity and a range of interesting attractions. The Gambia is no exception, so check out this guide on holidays to The Gambia to see if it floats your boat.

The Gambia holidays »


Gibraltar holidays

Gibraltar is a hodgepodge of British and Mediterranean influences. Wildlife, caves, Neanderthals (not live ones) and white sand beaches make it a great place to escape from everyday life.

Gibraltar holidays »


Goa holidays

Western India, coastline along the Arabian sea, backpackers' hostels, the Shantadurga Temple, Butterfly Beach, seaside resorts and the Tomb of St. Francis Xavier. Any ideas on what we’re talking about? Yes – holidays in Goa! We’ll just pretend you guessed right, and didn’t look at the title…

Goa holidays »


Gran Canaria holidays

The ‘Great Island of Dogs’ is a popular Spanish holiday destination, located off the north-west coast of Africa. Read on to find out all the info we’ve dug up on holidays to Gran Canaria.

Gran Canaria holidays »


Hawaii holidays

Wanna hula in Honolulu? Then read on for the Hawaii holidays know-how!

Hawaii holidays »


Holidays in Bora Bora

Overwater huts, palm trees, clear blue sea and white beaches. Sound nice? You might want to take a look at holidays to Bora Bora.

Holidays in Bora Bora »


Holidays in Budapest

Hopping to Hungary on holiday? Then you should read our guide to Budapest holidays, naturally.

Holidays in Budapest »


Holidays in Bulgaria

One of the oldest countries in Europe, Bulgaria is home to some of the most beautiful tourist resorts on the continent. From skiing to birdwatching, from beach holidays to hiking trails, there’s plenty to enjoy here.

Holidays in Bulgaria »


Holidays to Canary Islands

Looking for a trip going cheap? Compare holidays to the Canary Islands today!

Holidays to Canary Islands »


Holidays in Cancun

Whether you're looking to escape the dull greys of the UK skyline or hoping to book the romantic honeymoon you've always dreamt of, Cancun has it all.

Holidays in Cancun »


Holidays in Corfu

If you do like to be beside the seaside, booking a holiday in Cornwall might be a great idea.

Holidays in Corfu »


Holidays in Cornwall

If you do like to be beside the seaside, booking a holiday in Cornwall might be a great idea.

Holidays in Cornwall »


Holidays in Corsica

The birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte, Corsica is a small island with more attractions than you can shake a week’s holiday at.

Holidays in Corsica »


Holidays in Crete

Before you jump in to booking your holiday to Crete, have a gander at our guide to holidaying on the Great Island of Crete.

Holidays in Crete »


Holidays in Croatia

Bok! Hello! Are you hunting for a fab deal on a holiday to Croatia? Want to find out more about the country and learn how you could save some cash? Read all about holidays to Croatia here!

Holidays in Croatia »


Holidays in Cuba

Thinking about a holiday in Cuba? Here's our guide to the best places to stay and what to get up to on the Pearl of the Antilles...

Holidays in Cuba »


Holidays in Egypt

Get the answers to FAQs, then compare prices to find the right trip for you.

Holidays in Egypt »


Holidays in Japan

Thinking of a holiday to Japan? Great idea! Now let's find the best holidays and resorts... and of course compare prices!

Holidays in Japan »


Holidays in Portugal

Cheap, luxury, villa, all-inclusive and… golf? Compare holidays in Portugal to hopefully find your ideal vacay.

Holidays in Portugal »


Holidays in Thailand

If you're considering where to go on your holidays, Thailand is a well-loved destination, and with good reason. Read our guide for a few things worth knowing which may help plan your trip.

Holidays in Thailand »


Holidays in Vietnam

Thinking of a getaway to Vietnam? Read our holiday guide for tips on how to make the most of your trip.

Holidays in Vietnam »


Holidays to Athens

Don't pay more than you need to for your holiday to Athens. GoCompare now and pad out your spending money today, by Zeus!

Holidays to Athens »


Holidays to Bali

One of the thirteen thousand islands that make up Indonesia, Bali is a tropical paradise. The perfect spot for a holiday, you might say.

Holidays to Bali »


Holidays to Barbados

With beautiful weather, amazing scenery and an undeniably chilled atmosphere, Barbados has been a hugely popular holiday destination for British holidaymakers for decades.

Holidays to Barbados »


Holidays to Benidorm

It’s one of the most famous destinations for British holidaymakers, so we’ve put together a guide to the holidays you can enjoy in Benidorm.

Holidays to Benidorm »


Holidays to Cape Verde

"No stress" is the mantra of Cape Verde. With beautiful beaches and scorching sun all year round, it's easy to see why.

Holidays to Cape Verde »


Holidays to Costa Rica

Costa Rica is Central America’s answer to paradise. Wildlife, adventure and white sand beaches make it a great place to get away from the humdrum of everyday life. So, what kind of Costa Rica holiday do you want?

Holidays to Costa Rica »


Holidays to Cyprus

Whatever part of the island you're travelling to there's the right deal for you out there. All-inclusive, package and independent travellers are all well catered for in Cyprus.

Holidays to Cyprus »


Holidays to Devon

"The devil went to Devon, felt like the fourth degree. He said 'Is it hot in here or is it only me?'" So goes the opening lines of 'Warmer Than Hell' by comedy-rock group, Spinal Tap.

Holidays to Devon »


Holidays to Dominican Republic

The most visited destination in the Caribbean, the Dominican Republic is a hugely popular hotspot for British holidaymakers looking for a slice of the exotic.

Holidays to Dominican Republic »


Holidays to Dubai

The largest city in the UAE, Dubai is a Middle Eastern nirvana for anyone looking to flip the script and soak up the sun in a totally unique holiday environment.

Holidays to Dubai »


Holidays to Florida

With beautiful weather, miles of sandy beaches and some of the biggest tourist attractions in the country, Florida is a powerful magnet for holidaymakers across the globe.

Holidays to Florida »


Holidays to Fuerteventura

Equipped with the winning combo of lengthy beaches and year-round sunshine, Fuerteventura is a firmly established favourite of holidaymakers nationwide.

Holidays to Fuerteventura »


Holidays to Greece

A firm favourite among holidaymakers nationwide, Greece has long been one of the most popular holiday destinations for Brits seeking a break from the daily grind of grey skies, cold winters and general wet weather.

Holidays to Greece »


Holidays to Halkidiki

Phrases like 'unsung hero' and 'best-kept secret' are habitually bandied about when referring to the Halkidiki - and with good reason. But as a holiday destination, it's unrivalled.

Holidays to Halkidiki »


Holidays to Ireland

Are you looking to celebrate St Patrick's Day in style, planning a rugby weekender with your mates, or simply looking to explore some of the coolest tourist attractions within striking distance? Ireland is a fantastic holiday destination to satisfy all manner of taste buds.

Holidays to Ireland »


Holidays to Jamaica

ew holiday destinations in the world can compare to the globally popular tourist magnet that is Jamaica.

Holidays to Jamaica »


Holidays to Kavos

A hugely popular summertime haunt for young British adults, Kavos has become a polarising destination among UK holidaymakers in recent years.

Holidays to Kavos »


Holidays to Kefalonia

Unlike the popular neighbouring islands of Zante and Corfu, Kefalonia is often overlooked when it comes to holiday destinations in Greece – all of which makes it the perfect refuge for relaxation.

Holidays to Kefalonia »


Holidays to Kos

If you’re in need of some serious summer sun, and a lot of R&R, we’ve come up with some tips for holidays on the Greek island of Kos, so you can plan your ideal sun-soaked getaway.

Holidays to Kos »


Holidays to Madeira

For those in the know, the underrated isle of Madeira is one of the best-kept secrets in the holiday world. If you fancy heading there for a holiday, you could nab a great deal by comparing prices.

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Holidays to Majorca

Much like neighbouring islands Ibiza and Menorca, Majorca is a hugely popular holiday destination among Brits for both chilled summer holidays and fun party times alike. Start by comparing Majorca holiday deals to find a great price for your trip.

Holidays to Majorca »


Holidays to Malta

Sandy beaches and Roman ruins make for a mesmerising Mediterranean holiday on Malta. If that takes your fancy, compare deals to find a great price.

Holidays to Malta »


Holidays to Marmaris

Ready to talk Turkey? Then here's what we have to say about Marmaris holidays!

Holidays to Marmaris »


Holidays to Mexico

Brush up on your Spanglish, and prepare yourself for the trip of a lifetime south of the border, down Mexico way.

Holidays to Mexico »


Holidays to Morocco

Thinking of a holiday to Morocco? Read our guide and compare prices before your next trip.

Holidays to Morocco »


Holidays to Naples

Compare quotes now for holidays to Naples. With Capri, Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast nearby, there's plenty to see around Napoli.

Holidays to Naples »


Holidays to New York

With a never-ending list of things to see and do, holidays in New York are almost beyond compare... almost.

Holidays to New York »


Holidays to Paris

Find a great deal on Paris holidays and save your spending money for the other side of the channel.

Holidays to Paris »


Holidays to Phuket

Whether you're looking to relax and unwind or kick back and party, a holiday in Phuket won't disappoint. All you need to do is compare deals to find the best holiday for you.

Holidays to Phuket »


Holidays to Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico has the weather, the scenery, the wildlife and an intriguing culture. Take a look at holidays in Puerto Rico and find out why you should visit.

Holidays to Puerto Rico »


Holidays to Rhodes

Discover the ideal Rhodes resort for you and book your next summer holiday. Faliraki or Ixia? Pefkos or Lindos? Find your spot in the sun on this Greek island with GoCompare.

Holidays to Rhodes »


Holidays to Santorini

Make sure you have a good camera, because it's going to get a lot of use in your wonderful holiday in Santorini.

Holidays to Santorini »


Holidays to Scotland

Enjoy Scotland your way! Weekend break in Edinburgh? Coach holiday in the Highlands? A tour of the Hebrides? Book your holiday to Scotland and compare prices now!

Holidays to Scotland »


Holidays to Sorrento

Limoncello, the Amalfi Coast, hydrofoils, Mount Vesuvius, and the Bay of Naples – of course, we’re talking about holidays to Sorrento!

Holidays to Sorrento »


Holidays to Spain

The variety of things to do and see make Spain a popular tourist destination. So how can you make sure your trip doesn’t cost more than the contents of the Prado Museum?

Holidays to Spain »


Holidays to Sri Lanka

Discover an island paradise in the Indian Ocean with your holiday to Sri Lanka. Compare deals and get away for a great price.

Holidays to Sri Lanka »


Holidays to the Maldives

Sun, sea, sand, and nothing but unspoilt views for miles around. Does this sound idyllic to you? Then compare deals before popping over to the Maldives for an unbeatable holiday experience.

Holidays to the Maldives »


Holidays to Verona

Find the perfect Verona holiday for you and explore the best that northern Italy has to offer. Go compare prices now to see why parting for Verona needn’t be such sweet sorrow...

Holidays to Verona »


Ibiza holidays

Whether you’re up for shimmying and shaking all night long, relaxing on a sandy beach or seeing some of Ibiza’s cultural sights, there’s plenty for all on an Ibiza holiday.

Ibiza holidays »


Italy holidays

There’s plenty of culture to get stuck into in Italy, not to mention the varying cities and miles and miles of coastline. Here’s a quick rundown on Italy holidays, to help you narrow down the right holiday for you.

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Koh Samui holidays

From sandy beaches to stunning sunsets, Koh Samui has everything you need for a relaxing getaway. But don't wait around, compare holidays to find a great one for you.

Koh Samui holidays »


Lake Garda holidays

Want to experience la dolce vita? Then you need to compare holidays to Lake Garda!

Lake Garda holidays »


Lapland holidays

Planning a trip to see Santa? Compare deals for Lapland holidays before you go and find a great price.

Lapland holidays »


Lloret de Mar holidays

Do you daydream about lazing the days away under a parasol on a Blue Flag beach? Or maybe you’d prefer to soak up some Mediterranean culture? Have a read about Lloret de Mar holidays and see if it floats your boat.

Lloret de Mar holidays »


Magaluf holidays

Looking for a cheap holiday in the sun? We know you’ll just ‘luf’ the opportunity to head over to Magaluf for a sunny getaway!

Magaluf holidays »


Marbella holidays

In the Costa del Sol, there’s a place called Marbella, where the sun shines, the locals smile and the beaches… beach. Why wouldn’t you want to go on holiday to Marbella? Compare deals before you go and find your holiday for a great price.

Marbella holidays »


Marrakech holidays

Souks, squares and snake charmers await in your spectacular Marrakech holiday. Compare different options for holidays in Marrakech and find a great deal.

Marrakech holidays »


Mauritius holidays

Who doesn’t fancy a holiday on an island paradise? Warm sand, cool blue sea, and plenty of sunshine. Tempted yet? If so, read on to discover how we can help you find your ideal holiday to Mauritius.

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Menorca holidays

Binibeca or Ciutadella? Fornells or Arenal d'en Castell? Find your top spot with our window into Menorca holidays!

Menorca holidays »


Miami holidays

Has Magic City, Florida cast its spell on you? Then you'll want to know what we have to say about Miami holidays!

Miami holidays »


Money saving tips for booking a holiday

Learn when and how to book and much more in our top tips for getting the most from your holiday budget.

Money saving tips for booking a holiday »


Mykonos holidays

Dance from dusk ‘til dawn, relax on the beach or take a tour around some of Mykonos’ iconic landmarks. Compare holidays to Mykonos and save time and money!

Mykonos holidays »


Paphos holidays

Take a trip to the birthplace of Aphrodite and get your fix of history, culture and sun with Paphos holidays.

Paphos holidays »


Prague holidays

Explore the City of a Hundred Spires with our help! Compare holidays to Prague today.

Prague holidays »


Salou holidays

Shopping for holidays to Salou? Say hello to that Spanish sunshine for less by comparing prices with GoCompare.

Salou holidays »


South Africa holidays

Book your bespoke South Africa holiday now! Whether it's classy Cape Town that's calling or a safari to see the lions, compare prices with us and see what you could save!

South Africa holidays »


St Lucia holidays

Compare deals for cheap holidays before heading to Saint Lucia and soaking up the Caribbean sun.

St Lucia holidays »


Switzerland holidays

Grab your skis, your hiking sticks and your spa slippers... It’s time to pack your bags and get ready to explore holidays in Switzerland.

Switzerland holidays »


Tenerife holidays

Mount Teide, Siam Park and the ten Blue Flag beaches are all great reasons to compare Tenerife holidays. Saving yourself time and hopefully money is just the icing on the cake.

Tenerife holidays »


Tunisia holidays

Hot, deserty, and home to heaps of ancient ruins, museums, archaeological exhibits and golden beaches – do holidays to Tunisia take your fancy?

Tunisia holidays »


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Credit cards for holidays

What are the benefits and drawbacks of using a credit card to purchase your holiday and for your spending when you're abroad? You can also compare cards tailored for overseas spending.

Credit cards for holidays »


Guide to haggling

When can you haggle, how do you do it, what is it appropriate to barter for and can you make savings? Find out more in our guide.

Guide to haggling »


Holiday checklist

Print off or download our one-page holiday checklist so you have the essentials to tick off when packing and travelling.

Holiday checklist »


Holiday loans

Compare holiday loans, considering their advantages and disadvantages and alternative options to fund your travel.

Holiday loans »


Holiday packing tips

Beat excess baggage charges by reading our top 10 hints for packing your holiday bags, featuring the expert advice of two maths professors.

Holiday packing tips »


How to get the best exchange rates on travel money

Our tips to get the best exchange rate on travel money, whether it's dollars, euros or another currency, and find out about peer-to-peer currency exchange.

How to get the best exchange rates on travel money »


Lost and delayed luggage cover

Lost or delayed luggage can throw a spanner in the works of holiday plans - what can travel insurance cover do to help you out?

Lost and delayed luggage cover »


Pet insurance when travelling

The right pet insurance can offer protection when travelling with your animal and/or holiday cover to insure the cost of the vacation itself.

Pet insurance when travelling »


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