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PrintScreen Tue 17-Mar-15 20:06:15

I've spent today getting quotes for my family of 5 to spend two weeks in Spain/Italy/Greece/Turkey. I'm astounded by how much it costs to spend a fortnight away. Mark Warner quoted me over £10k for s fortnight in their cheapest resort!!!

So where are you going and how much are you paying for flights plus accommodation?

Joolsy Tue 17-Mar-15 20:09:40

We're not going abroad this year. For once we're staying in this country. But last year we paid £4500 for an AI holiday to Tunisia with First Choice in August for a fortnight. 2 adults, 2 kids.

smileyhappymummy Tue 17-Mar-15 20:10:34

Flights and accomodation to menorca for 2000 pounds for 10 days - 5 people (4 adults, 1 child) staying in a 3 bedroom villa 4 minutes walk from the beach. In school holidays. I love owners direct!

smileyhappymummy Tue 17-Mar-15 20:11:05

And the villa has a pool. I am very excited!

threegoingonthirty Tue 17-Mar-15 20:11:10

£2500 for 10 days in Cornwall for 2 adults and 2 kids (aged 2 and 6), half board. Add on petrol for London and days out. Still a sight cheaper!

missingmumxox Tue 17-Mar-15 20:11:14

4 of us, Holland 1 week, accommodation in mobile home plus ferry, £450.

You cut your cloth I suppose grin

threegoingonthirty Tue 17-Mar-15 20:11:29

should say petrol from London!

kewtogetin Tue 17-Mar-15 20:12:06

This is where having a house abroad starts paying for itself, add up a few years of family holidays and you've got yourself a nice little bolt hole. We just pay for flights and car hire now but we are going to the amalfi Coast in September too, just DH and I for a week, 4k.

FortyFacedFuckers Tue 17-Mar-15 20:12:16

£3000 All inclusive for me, Dp & DS going to tenerife. I alway book the summer before to get a free child place.

FortyFacedFuckers Tue 17-Mar-15 20:13:13

Should have said that's for 2 weeks

PtolemysNeedle Tue 17-Mar-15 20:13:25

£7k, but we're doing Orlando this year, don't usually spend anywhere near that.

MillieV Tue 17-Mar-15 20:14:05

My goodness - all your holidays are much more expensive but closer...

We're off to probably NYC and Boston for two weeks. Don't expect it to cost more than £3,500 - 4,000

Sirzy Tue 17-Mar-15 20:14:19

This year we are doing a 3 night cruise as our overseas holiday and it is costing £500 for me and DS and DN.

Last year we did a week cruise which was £650 per adult and about £200 per child IIRC

Crocodileclip Tue 17-Mar-15 20:16:31

About 1500 for a fortnight in the south of France for 2 adults and 2 children staying one week in a wooden chalet with its own pool and one week in an appartment.

AnneElliott Tue 17-Mar-15 20:16:51

A week in Jersey. Flights are free with air miles but accommodation is about £600 for 2 adults and 1 child.

Usually spend a bit more but we are going to Orlando next year which is costing £7k.

Empha14 Tue 17-Mar-15 20:18:27

£10k+ but that is 4 weeks in the US.

PrintScreen Tue 17-Mar-15 20:18:33

I found a decent apartment with pool in Greece but the flights alone are £2500 and thats a unsociable times. Add on £1300 for the apartment, £500ish for meals and drinks, £300 for car hire, £200 for daytrips etc. Thats nearly £5000 for a standard apartment with badly timed flights.

AllTheMadmen Tue 17-Mar-15 20:18:53

Going via Mark Warner Thompsons et al is going to cost you.

That simon man who always does travel and said packages are more expensive. But you pay for come back should something go wrong.

I personally don't know why people do it, so much easier to book your own flights and accmdt and get somewhere so much nicer.

Anyway ours is costing - £450 travel and accmd, to The Hague.

AllTheMadmen Tue 17-Mar-15 20:19:56

About 1500 for a fortnight in the south of France for 2 adults and 2 children staying one week in a wooden chalet with its own pool and one week in an appartment sounds good, are you able to expand on how you found your accomd please ( looking at SOF next year)

LikeIcan Tue 17-Mar-15 20:21:01

£2500. Me, dh & ds. I week AI Spain. ( will take £500 spending money )

MuttonCadet Tue 17-Mar-15 20:22:33

Not going away this year, I love where we live and travel a lot for work so would rather be here than anywhere.
So zero cost, and hopefully we'll get the garden sorted. smile

PrintScreen Tue 17-Mar-15 20:23:35

AlltheMad - mark warner was the only package i looked at. Everything else was stuff i could book direct. But instill cant find anything coming in under £5k that isnt in a grim resort.

Mamazilla Tue 17-Mar-15 20:24:02

�9k to Dubai for a week in Feb half term
�8k to Sensatori in Cyprus for two weeks in the summer (good value for all inclusive IMO)
�30k to Argentina and Uruguay at Christmas

rookiemere Tue 17-Mar-15 20:25:02

We're off to Canada for 3 weeks yay, it's a trip we've been hoping to do for a long while.
So far flights, accomodation & car are running at around �6000 for the three of us and I expect we'll spend another �3k minimum when we are there. Having said that though we're staying in nice places - mostly 2 bed in scenic locations, no point in going and sleeping in a Travel Lodge.

Usually we go to France - flights around �800 and stay s/c - �700 per week.
I always book flights as soon as they come out to get them as cheap as possible.

Drivingnovice Tue 17-Mar-15 20:26:01

£5.2K three weeks in Orlando but also need to buy park tickets.
That's in August this year. 2 adults and three DC but as they're 12, 14 and 16 now they are classed as adults as far as ticket prices go!

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