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The cheapest summer holiday destinations revealed

Written by: Paloma Kubiak
Brits planning a summer holiday could do well to consider the Czech Republic or Morocco, revealed as the cheapest destinations this season.

A one week stay in Europe, including return flights, 4* hotel accommodation, economy-class car hire as well as food, drinks, entertainment and a souvenir is cheapest in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. The trip would cost £678.

Further afield, Marrakesh in Morocco is a close second place with a week’s holiday coming in at £680, according to travel search engine site Kayak.

Dubai is not as expensive as its luxury reputation might suggest; a week’s trip can be had for £938 per person.

And there are some cheap holiday destinations much further afield too as Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Phuket City, round off the top five cheapest worldwide destinations.

Here are the five cheapest summer destinations in Europe:


Of the five bargain European locations, Gran Canaria is the most expensive to fly to, and to stay at, but car hire price are less than half the price of other destinations in the list – for a week it will cost Brits just £51.

When it comes to dining, Bucharest offers bargain prices, but Warsaw beats others on cocktail prices. Three mojitos in the Polish capital – enough to make any evening go with a swing – will set Brits back just £13, the usual price for just one glass in some UK bars.

Here are the five cheapest summer destinations worldwide:


1Average price on for return economy flights. 2Average price on for a double room for 1 week (7 nights) in a 4-star hotel. 3Average price on for 1 week (7 days) economy-class car hire. 4Average price (estimated) for meals for 3 days (lunch and dinner) based on random selection of restaurants. 5Average price (estimated) of 3 mojito cocktails based on random selection of bars. 6Average price (estimated) of an adult pass for a popular museum. 7Average price (estimated) of a fridge magnet souvenir.

Marrakesh in Morocco is by far the cheapest non-European destination, with average return flights priced at £147, and hotel and car hire also reasonable. Cocktails are a little more expensive, however.

Suzanne Perry, Kayak travel expert, said: “It’s so good to see that an incredible holiday can be achieved for under £1,000 for Brits. A whole week in an exotic location, in comfortable 4* accommodation, with road-trips, a museum visit and plenty of good food and drinks, makes for a summer trip to remember. It’s amazing to see that Marrakesh is just about as cheap as Prague when it comes to a full week holiday, too.”

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