Your holiday is booked, and your flight reservation confirmed - you have all the up to date vaccinations that apply for your destination.. here are some other essentials that you need to achieve.
- Travel insurance -Get yourself covered - Cover from just £4.35pp for Single and from £21.75pp for Annual Cover - Just buy the cover you want from Holiday Extras® - We insured over 750,000 people last year and were voted BEST Insurance provider and BEST website by the travel trade.
- Credit cards - make sure that your card isn't about to expire while you are away. Order travellers' cheques and local currency.
- Apply for a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) - For healthcare in a European Economic Area country, or Switzerland - You can apply online, by phone or by post. Regardless of how you apply, you will need to have the following information to hand for everyone you are applying for: name and date of birth and NHS or national insurance (NI) number.
- Check with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) for last-minute travel advice
- Up to date passport/visa
- Make sure all the details on your Driving licence are correct - if you have moved update your change of address. Some countries require that you carry an International Driving Permit (IDP) to drive a private motor vehicle overseas. International Driving Permits are issued by the AA, RAC and Green Flag.
You're all excited about it and you can't wait to get on that plane.. Have you thought about how you're going to get to the airport? Book well ahead for any travel extras because the prices are flexible, which means that they tend to go up when your travel dates get closer.
Getting to the Airport...
Holiday Extras offer a range of solutions to suit all travel needs and budgets at 27 UK airports.
If you plan to drive to the airport book Airport Parking and enjoy the convenience and independence of driving yourself to and from the airport. Holiday Extras offer discounted car parks with up to 60% off the gate rate when you pre-book. There is a wide choice of airport car parks available - catering for every need: from budget car parks, if you're travelling on a shoestring, to luxury meet and greet airport parking.
If you've got an early morning flight going out or arrive back late, there's no need to check in for your flight tired or drive home exhausted... book an Airport Hotel - Ideal if you have inconvenient flight times and if you want to avoid busy motorway traffic. An overnight stay at an Airport Hotel is the perfect way to travel with young children because it breaks the journey into smaller, more manageable segments.
Families find that an airport stopover at a quality Airport Hotel is a great way to make your holiday experience last that little bit longer. Book one of our airport hotels with leisure facilities to treat yourselves to a bit of relaxation either before or after your holiday. Extend your holiday with an Airport Hotel from Holiday Extras, at our excellent prices you can't go wrong !
Airport Hotels can be booked with or without car parking, as required.
Airport Hotel and return Coach travel
Alternatively, you can catch a coach from your local National Express collection point to the airport. Relax in comfort on a National Express coach and forget all about driving - this is the start of your holiday, after all! - Book Airport Hotels and Coach with Holiday Extras online for the best rates on overnight stays at the airport including your return coach travel.
Airports by Rail
If you'd rather avoid the roads altogether, have you thought about taking the train? Airports by Rail from Holiday Extras offers fast, easy and low-cost travel for the whole family. No, driving, no navigating, no parking - just an easy way get to the airport. Our Airports by Rail packages are ideal for families and even better still, children travel free*.
Airport Car Hire
Airport Car Hire rental is and ideal option for getting to the airport if you wan't to drive but don't have a car. Large groups of holiday makers who are travelling with large amounts of luggage find the airport car hire product extremely useful. If you're travelling with a group of people, rent a people carrier. Pick the car up at your local Europcar depot and drop it off at the airport, when you come back you can pick up a car and drive it home. With Airport Car Hire...there is no need to pay for airport parking or clock up the miles in your own car...rent a car and drive yourself to the airport.
Airport Chauffeur Drive
A luxurious way to start your holiday is with Airport Chauffeur Drive....a uniformed driver picks you up from home and drives you to the airport. You'll be met at the terminal when you land back to your UK airport and driven home. Airport Chauffeur Drive is a convenient and stress free door-to-door service. Our drivers are all well-presented and helpful, they even help you with your luggage. The service provided can be booked around the clock, 24 hours a day... and all cars are clean and of superb quality.
Once you arrive at the airport, a comfortable way to relax in style before your flight is at a luxury Airport Lounge. Airport Lounges are no longer just for business travellers and executives. You can book an airport lounge with Holiday Extras from as little as £13.50 per person. Light snacks, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages (excluding champagne) are all included. Complimentary newspapers and magazines are provided for use within the majority of airport lounges and other facilities such as televisions and showers are provided in many lounges.
Get away from the hustle and bustle of the main departure lounges, find a bit of peace and quiet in an Airport Lounge. Airport lounges are great for those who may be nervous about flying: calm down and relax in comfort before you fly. Book with Holiday Extras today for a relaxing airport lounge available for use from up to 3 hours prior to flight time.
After your Holiday the Fun begins again..
Holidays can be such fun that when you return to your daily routine you often feel uninspired and bored. Have something else to look forward to - book a short break with Holiday Extras for when you return from holiday.
London Theatre Breaks
Keep that holiday magic for as long as possible! Book a London Theatre Break.. With TOP tickets on offer to enjoy an exciting choice of nearly 30 London shows and an overnight stay in a TOP quality London hotel from just £49 per person, how can you resist?
Theme Park Breaks
If you want to take your kids away for a special post-holiday treat, they will have something else to look forward to. Book a Theme Park Break with Holiday Extras. Kids love the excitement of a theme park break and will look forward to a short break after the thrill of the holiday has worn off.
Theme Park Breaks are a great value family break, with prices starting from just £85 for theme park tickets and an overnight hotel stay for a family of 4!
Take the kids on a theme park break to Legoland for a fun-filled family short break. Legoland Windsor offers guests over 50 interactive rides, shows and attractions to amuse and entertain kids of all ages.