If you're looking for something a little more affordable, you might want to check out a guide compiled by Skyscanner. It has released a guide to the best value holidays, all offering something different. From the more familiar to those flying under the radar, they’re great value to reach and are interesting substitutes to often more crowded, popular cities.

Bratislava's illuminated cityscape at dusk,
Bratislava enjoys an enviable position in the heart of central Europe © Rudy Balasko/500px


The average fare to Bratislava dropped considerably between 2018 to 2019, so you can now have one of the best value holidays in Europe. In the 26 years since Slovakia gained independence and cast off its communist-era shackles, more people have discovered its baroque palaces, fascinating history and enviable position in the heart of central Europe. It's also known for its mouth-watering food and drink scene, boasting delectable dumplings, stuffed bagels, locally-brewed beer and tasty homegrown wine.

Read more: Top things to do in Bratislava

Boats and houses by the water in Eindhoven
Eindhoven is a great value location ©  Juan Monte / EyeEm


The best time to book flights to Eindhoven is 14 weeks before departure to ensure you get a great price. Not a big hitter like Amsterdam, Eindhoven has to work a little harder, but once you’re there, it doesn’t take long for the city’s eclectic eating and cultural scenes to win you over. It's famous for being the birthplace of Philips electronics, and visitors love visiting the Philips Museum and PSV football stadium.

Related: Top things to do in Eindhoven

Overview of Beauport Bay on south coast of Jersey.
Jersey has spectacular beaches and hidden coves © Michael Heffernan/Lonely Planet


As the most southerly of the Channel Islands, Jersey welcomes travellers with its cliffside walking trails, beautiful countryside and local charm. Being a self-governing dependency of nine-by-five miles, you'll find influences of British and French cultures. You can even watch the sunrise over the French coastline from one of the eastern bays. The best times to secure the cheapest flights are nine or 13 weeks in advance.

Read more: Top things to do in Jersey

Sunset over the city of Garachico in Tenerife
You'll enjoy almost year-round sunshine in Tenerife © Cristian Balate/Shutterstock


There’s a lot more to Tenerife than package holidays and resorts, and if you step beyond the tourist trail, you’ll find rustic, mountain-top villages, glorious hiking trails, experimental restaurants and chic hotels. It is famous for Mount Teide, the highest mountain in Spain, and its enormous carnival held every February. You'll enjoy almost year-round sunshine in Tenerife, and seven weeks before departure is the optimum time to land the best value flights to this affordable destination.

Related: Hidden Tenerife: Best places to avoid the crowds

A view of Malaga at sunset
Malaga's culinary and cultural scene rivals many larger cities © Guillermo Perales Gonzalez/Getty Images


Malaga is no longer seen as merely the gateway to the Costa del Sol. The city now boasts impressive staying power, with a culinary and cultural scene rivalling many larger cities in Spain. Famous for being the birthplace of artist Pablo Picasso and the Soho art district, where impressive street murals cover the walls. Skyscanner says that the best time to buy seven weeks before departure.

Read more:  Top things to do in Malaga

You can read the full Skyscanner list here.

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