We’ve officially made it to the last leg of the year—the home stretch of 2023, if you will. And I, for one, have only one thing on my mind: taking a break. If you, too, have upcoming holiday travel plans or daydreams about booking your next escape, I have good news. This year, there are tons of budget-friendly Black Friday and Cyber Monday travel deals to take advantage of. From all-inclusive hotels and cruises to fully planned itineraries and group travel, the trip of a lifetime is just waiting to be had. So go on, that dream girls’ trip can finally make it out of the group chat if you just give it a little push. Pack your carry-on bag, put on your best travel outfit, and don’t forget your sunscreen, because it’s time to go OOO. You’ve earned it. Here, find 10 of the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday travel deals to save on.
Sandals and Beaches
When it comes to all-inclusive resorts, Sandals and Beaches are household names. For select properties run by these two chains, Black Friday is all about the “Gift of Blue” sale. From November 13 through December 21, travelers can use code GOB2023 to receive up to $750 in flight credits and up to $250 in resort credits. A few of the participating resorts are Sandals Dunn’s River in Jamaica, Sandals Royal Curacao, and even the yet-to-open Sandals Saint Vincent, opening in March 2024. As a reminder, Sandals properties are adults-only, while Beaches offer family-friendly options. As a bonus, for every booking made between Thanksgiving, November 23, and Giving Tuesday, November 28, $50 will be donated towards ocean conservation efforts.
This month, you can book during Extra Holidays’ biggest sale of the year. From November 1 through Cyber Monday, save up to 30 percent on domestic resorts like Club Wyndham, Vacation Club by Wyndhams, and more in destinations including Las Vegas, New Orleans, and Orlando, Florida. Each week of November, Extra Holidays is revealing new deals, so be sure to keep a close eye on its current offerings. And they aren’t all stateside, either. Be on the lookout for savings at resorts in St. Thomas and get up to 20 percent off at several international resorts including destinations in Australia and New Zealand.
Missing your college days of studying abroad? Now is your chance to make new memories with Contiki, a company that organizes and plans trips for travelers who are between the ages of 18 and 35. Whether you’re looking to island hop through Thailand or visit 13 European cities in 12 days, Contiki has an itinerary for you. From November 17 through November 30, save up to 25 percent off on more than 60 trips. Your purchase covers accommodations, transportation, and most meals. Plus, it comes complete with new friends to travel with and expert trip managers who do all the planning on your behalf. What are you waiting for?
The point of traveling is to enrich your life, not to stress you out with bookings, rates, and all the other not-so-fun stuff, which is what makes a guided vacation company like Trafalgar so appealing. Dive into trips that cover detailed tours and locals-only type experiences with itineraries such as the Best of Morocco or the All-American Scenic Parks Explorer. Book between November 16 and December 5 to get up to 15 percent off select trips. Trafalgar offers value trips under $20,00, rewards for return customers, and discounts on groups of nine or more, making that dream family vacation seem a little bit more doable.
Maybe you don’t travel often, so when you do, you like to do it right. Translation: you have a taste for the finer things, as you should. But that doesn’t mean you can’t reap the benefits of a good sale. Let premium tour company Insight Vacations take it from here. Across more than 36,000 reviews, Insight clocks in at 4.6 stars out of five. For travelers who book from November 16 through December 5, the company is offering up to 15 percent off on select 2024 itineraries. Learn to waltz in Vienna, or live your Hollywood dream in Casablanca—after all, life is short.
It might be a little late to book for this December, but how does a tour through some of Europe’s most charming Christmas markets sound for next holiday season? I can’t think of anything more magical, and this is exactly the kind of trip you can book with Uniworld Boutique River Cruises. This year, Uniworld is running its own 12 days of Christmas sale. Beginning on Black Friday, each day for 12 business days will feature a new exclusive offer including savings up to 50 percent off. Did I mention it’s all-inclusive?
Ridgeline Hotel Estes Park
If you dream of an escape among the Rocky Mountains, you’ve got to check out the Ridgeline Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado. From Black Friday through Cyber Monday, you can save 30 percent on your booking. Get ready for sweeping vistas, rewarding hikes, and that crisp mountain air.
Squire Resort at the Grand Canyon
I don’t know about you, but a trip to the Grand Canyon is certainly on my bucket list. Now might be the time to book with a limited-time offer at the Squire Resort. Beginning on Black Friday and continuing only through Cyber Monday, you can save 30 percent off your reservation. Situated just south of Grand Canyon Village and directly next to the Kaibab National Forest, this Best Western property offers immediate access to the Canyon’s trails in an unbeatable locale.
The Westin Riverwalk, San Antonio
If you’re looking to book a getaway to somewhere warm this spring, the Westin Riverwalk in San Antonio might be the one for you. For those who book between November 24 and November 27 for a reservation between November 38 and March 31, 2024, you can save 30 percent on all rooms. Newly renovated, right on the riverwalk, and nearby the Pearl District and the historic Alamo, this is a great option for your next trip to Texas.
The Madison Hotel
Perhaps you’re in search of a departure date that’s right now. (Who among us couldn’t use an end-of-year break?) At the historic Madison Hotel in Washington, D.C., you can indulge in the ultimate holiday escape with its “Winter in Washington” package. Included in this ultra-cozy bundle, you’ll receive breakfast for two, free valet parking, complimentary seasonal cocktails, and—best of all—a late checkout time. Make your reservations between November 24 and December 31 for stays between November 27 and March 3, 2024 to enjoy the “Winter in Washington” exclusive deal.
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Meg is the Associate Fashion Commerce Editor at ELLE.com where she researches trends, tests products, and looks for answers to all your burning questions. She also co-writes a monthly column, Same Same But Different. Meg has previously written for Cosmopolitan and Town & Country. Her passions include travel, buffalo sauce, and sustainability. She will never stop hoping for a One Direction reunion tour.