Tui Holidays 2021 + Marella Cruises, All Inclusive (Tui Late Deals 2020 )

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Tui Holidays 2021

Tui Holidays was a originally known in the UK as Thomson holidays. Originally founded in 1965 as the Thomson Travel Group by Canadian Publisher Roy Thomson. Thomson was originally created from the acquisition of a few smaller travel companies and the airline Britannia Airways. In 1972 the company acquired Lunn Poly the largest chain of travel agents in the UK at the time. The travel agents became Tui in 2004 and the airline was rebranded Tuifly and today is known as Tui Airways.  Today Tui holidays operates the largest range of holidays and holiday brands in the UK.

The Tui airline, Tui Airways operates from over twenty UK airports and covers over eighty destinations. Most destinations are to the popular holiday destinations in Europe however there are a significant number of other destinations also covered. Tui Airways also fly to Florida, India, Mexico, Maldives, Dominican Republic and more.

Tui Holidays holiday brands includes well known holiday companies such as First Choice holidays, Marella Cruises, Skytours, Tui Blue, Tui Robinson, Tui Sensatori and many more. Within the different brand you will find holidays suitable for adults only, family holidays with kids' clubs, spa holidays, tours, luxury holidays, villas, holidays with nightlife and sports and activity options. Also within all of these brands and holiday options you will find the popular all inclusive board basis. Within all of these Tui holiday brands combined with all inclusive and the different holiday types there are a huge number of holiday choices available. This is why millions of UK holidaymakers choose a Tui holiday year after year. Tui holidays don't just stand still each year they seem to evolve and offer something new or fine tune their hotels or holidays to make them even better.

Tui All Inclusive Holidays

Tui Holidays all inclusive deals

Tui All Inclusive Holidays

It's not surprising that Tui all inclusive holiday options are covered with all the main Tui holiday brands and collections. For many holidaymakers the all inclusive board basis offers a number of benefits. Once you pay for your holiday you can relax knowing that all your food, drinks and entertainment are covered. So the only extra cash you need is for travel expenses, trips or shopping. Generally most of the Tui holidays offer a standard all inclusive package deal. So you generally know what to expect from a Tui all inclusive holiday hotel. However there are differences and some hotels do offer extra activities, afternoon snacks or classes. It's always best to check the holiday description to see what is included on your Tui all inclusive deal for your chosen accommodation. Remember that the Tui all inclusive drinks are generally locally produced drinks so don't expect well know international brands.

Tui holidays do also offer 24 hour all inclusive holidays through their Tui Magic Life hotels. For Tui all inclusive family holidays you have Tui Blue for Families which offer lots of family extras such as kids' clubs and family activities. For those looking for a Tui adult only all inclusive holiday you can choose from a number of hotels from the Tui Blue for Two range. Tui luxury all inclusive hotels are available through the Tui Sensatori and Tui Platinum brands. You can even enjoy a Tui all inclusive cruise with Marella cruises which are now all inclusive as standard. Not only are the Tui Marella cruises all inclusive they also include all the tips as well. You can also book an all inclusive Marella cruise and stay holiday where you cruise for a week and stay for a few days or a week in an all inclusive hotel. One of the most popular Tui all inclusive holiday deals is the Tui all inclusive free child places. You will find all inclusive free child places in Tui Blue for Families hotels and at a number of Tui Sensatori, Tui Platinum & Skytours all inclusive hotels as well.

Tui Holidays Brochures & Brands

  • Tui Magic Life (all inclusive) – Beachfront locations, Sports programme, 24 hour all inclusive, entertainment team, live shows & more
  • Tui Sensatori (luxury) – 5 star surroundings, sports & wellbeing, spas, pools, childcare, sophisticated dining & high quality entertainment.
  • Tui Blue For All – Luxury touches, great service, authentic local meals, tailor made experiences, outdoor facilities, Bluef!t guides
  • Tui Blue For Families – Family friendly hotels, food for all the family, kids' clubs, day to evening entertainment, big buffet meal options (Tui Family Life)
  • Tui Blue for Two – Tui adult only holidays (Tui Sensimar) great locations, total relaxation, first class dining, spa, low key entertainment.
  • Tui Robinson – Enjoy a new experience each day with over 50 weekly activities, wholesome & tasty food, a la carte restaurants & changing buffet meal choices.
  • RIU hotels & Resorts – Handpicked hotels from Rui hotels with Tui holidays offering great hotels around the world.
  • Tui Gold (adult only hotels) – The classic holiday experience for adults in prime locations, with great entertainment, weekly gala dinners & more
  • Tui SCENE (adult only hotels) – Lively nights and chilled out days. Central locations in adult focused hotels in the world’s best clubbing destinations.
  • Skytours Holidays – Great value holidays with self catering to all inclusive holiday deals, including free child places for families.
  • Tui Small & Friendly – Perfect for a more authentic holiday feel in generally family run accommodation with traditional touches (some adult only options)
  • Tui Villas Collection – handpicked villas and holiday homes. Ideal accommodation for families and groups of friends (villas with pools)
  • Tui A La Carte (luxury hotels) – Handpicked luxury hotels from around the world. Look out for the extra VIP touches and room upgrade options.
  • Tui Platinum Holidays (Premium hotels) – High quality hotels with something for everyone. Look out for the luxury touches.
  • Crystal Ski Holidays – All the best Ski & snowboarding destinations plus beginner packages for anyone new to winter sports.
  • Tui Lakes & Mountains – Beautiful scenery does not get any better. From the Italian lakes to the Austrian mountains there are lots of options.
  • Marella Cruises – All inclusive Cruises, sail on some amazing itineraries and visit fantastic destinations. Ideal for couples and family holidays.
  • Tui River Cruises – Sail along the Danube, Rhine, Moselle or the Dutch or Belgian waterways. Tui have three river cruise ships to choose from.

Tui Holiday Destinations

Tui Europe

  • Austria – St Wolfgang, Mayrhofen, Wörthersee, Söll, Seefeld, Ellmau, Lech, Kitzbühel
  • Bulgaria – Sunny Beach, Nessebar, Golden Sands, Obzor, Pomorie, Sozopol
  • Croatia – Dubrovnik, Korcula, Porec, Pula, Rabac, Hvar, Kvarner Bay, Split, Rovinj
  • Cyprus – Ayia Napa, Nissi Beach, Protaras, Coral Bay, Paphos, Limassol, Amathus Bay
  • Germany – Titisee Neustadt, Ruhpolding, Fussen, Garmisch Partenkirchen
  • Greece – Crete, Halkidiki, Ionian Islands, Aegean Islands, Parga, Athens, Naxos
  • Iceland – Reykjavik
  • Italy – Campania, Sicily, Sardinia, Vento, Puglia, Lake Como, Lake Garda, Tuscany, Calabaria
  • Lapland – Levi, Pallas, Rovaniemi, Yillas, Luosto, Hetta, Ruka, Kuusamo
  • Malta – Mellieha Bay, Sliema, Bugibba, Qawra, St Julian's, Veletta, Paradise Bay, San Anton
  • Montenegro – Ulcinj, Becici, Budva, Petrovac, Igalo
  • Norway – Bergen
  • Poland – Zakopane, Krakow
  • Portugal – Algarve, Madeira, Porto Santo Island
  • Slovenia – Bled, Bohinj, Kranjska Gora, Ljubljana
  • Spain – Mainland Spain (Benidorm, Salou) Balearic Islands, Canary Islands, Catalonia, Valencia, Andalucia
  • Switzerland – Montreux, Wengen, Zermatt, Interlaken, Grindelwald, Lucerne
  • Turkey – Antalya area, Bodrum area, Dalaman area (Marmaris), Izmir area

Tui Central America

  • Mexico – Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, San Jose Del Cabo, Cozumel, Riviera Maya, Playacar, Isla Mujeres, Guadalajara
  • Costa Rica – Papagayo Bay, Playa De Matapalo, Playa, Tamarindo, Playa Conchal, Guanacaste, Playa Flamingo

Tui Africa Holidays

  • Cape Verde – Boa Vista, Sal
  • Egypt – Hurghada, Marsa Alam
  • Morocco – Agadir, Marrakech
  • Mauritius – Grand Gaube, Anse La Raie, Flic en Flac, Belle Mare, Grand Baie, Le Morne
  • Tunisia – Hammamet, Yasmine Hammamet, Sousse, Por5t El Kantaoui, Skanes
  • South Africa – Tours & safari
  • Tanzania (Zanzibar) – Jambiani, Kiwengwa, Marumbi, Nungwi

Tui Caribbean Holidays

  • Antigua – South & North East Coast
  • Aruba – Palm Beach, Eagle Beach, Druif Beach, Oranjestad
  • Barbados – Maxwell, Needham's Point, Hastings, Rockley, St Lawrence, St James
  • Cuba – Havana, Varadero, Jibacoa
  • Dominican Republic – Punta Cana, La Romana
  • Jamaica – Runaway Bay, Trelawny, Ocho Rios, Negril, Montego Bay, Lucea
  • St Lucia – Soufriere, St Lucia North & South, Smugglers Cove, Rodney Bay, Castries
  • Trinidad and Tobago – Tobago

Tui North America

  • United States – Florida (Disney), Las Vegas, New York

Tui Flights From the UK, Where Can I Fly From?

You can fly from a number of UK airports with Tui Airways & Tui Holidays. Not all destinations are available from all airports. Obviously the more popular holiday destinations will be offered from more airports. For some of the long haul destinations you will only find departures from London & Manchester.

  • London Airports – Gatwick, Heathrow, London City, Luton, Southend, Stansted
  • Scottish Airports – Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness
  • Northern Ireland Airports – Belfast City, Belfast International, City of Derry
  • Welsh Airport – Cardiff
  • English Airports Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Doncaster Sheffield, East Midlands, Exeter, Humberside, Jersey, Leeds Bradford, Liverpool John Lennon, Manchester, Newcastle, Norwich, Southampton

Tui Late Deals & Last Minute Availability

Tui HolidaysThere will always be Tui late deals & late availability holidays. Whether they are cheap holiday deals or heavily discounted will depend on how well the holidays have sold plus a number of other factors. Simply put, the prices will always be based on supply and demand! If you want to get a cheap Tui holiday deal don't expect to get the cheapest holiday prices for a week in Tenerife over New Year. If prices is the driving factor then take some simple steps to give yourself a better chance of getting a cheap Tui last minute holiday. Avoid the busy dates such as Easter, New Year, Christmas and school holidays. Also don't travel to the most popular destinations as everyone else will be so the availability will be restricted so the chances of getting cheaper prices will be reduced.

If you just want a cheap late deal in the sun, be as flexible as possible with your choice of destination, accommodation and departure points. The more you start to restrict the holiday options the more you will pay. However if you just don't want to go to a particular destination or leave from another airport then be prepared to pay more. Some people are just looking to get away and not necessarily checking for late deals. Not everyone is booking last minute to find the cheap Tui holiday deals. Tui have a last minute holidays page on their website, notice the exclusion of anything inferring cheaper prices or bargains! They don't want to market their holidays that way, the obviously prefer people to book early. However they know they will usually always have holidays to sell near the departure dates. The Tui deals page has a list of deals pages and searches where you can see their latest prices for a number of Tui destinations or Tui brands.

How to Find Tui Late Deals!

Use these links below to track down your Tui late availability or late deal holiday offers. Otherwise you could use the main holiday search on the Tui website 

How To Book A Tui Holiday to Get Their Best Prices

Usually it's best to book your Tui holiday direct online on the official Tui holidays website (click here) You will get access to their best online discounts which will be automatically discounted off the cost of any Tui holiday you are looking at. You will also have live access to the latest availability and Tui holiday deals. Plus for families looking for free child places, you will also get to see what is really available using the Tui free kids finder search. Tui usually offer a low deposit holiday scheme where you can book for less than you would normally pay. This is an especially attractive discounts for families which makes it easier to book a free child place holiday deal. Sometimes Tui offer discount codes which get you a bigger discount off your Tui holiday or Marella cruise. You will only find out about these if you go to the Tui holidays website. Travel agents are not going to let you know about the discount codes as the generally have to reduce their commission to match the discount code deals. How many travel agents do you think are going to do that? In fact many travel agents are now charging booking fees to book your holiday for you. So you could pay someone to enter your details for you can save the money and put your own name and address into the Tui booking system yourself! Tui have also introduced a pay monthly direct debit system where you can pay your holiday up each month. These deals are usually also available on the First Choice holidays website as well.

How To Find Your Best Tui Holiday and Tui Accommodation for You!

Tui holidays provide a number of different holiday options aimed at different holidaymakers needs. There are Tui holidays for adults only, families, luxury holidays, all inclusive holidays and more. There are Tui holidays that offer a combination of options such as Tui Blue for Families which offer activities for all the family plus the popular all inclusive board basis. Tui Sensatori holidays offer five star luxury holidays with spa treatments on offer with excellent cuisine and service in hotel suitable for families and adults only.

Fortunately searching for the right Tui holiday is easy. Simply use the main holiday search or one of the late deal searches to start with. Just enter the basis information to get thing going. Enter where you are prepared to fly from, any specific destinations, dates, duration and number of people travelling. After that you will get a list of possible Tui holiday options. If you want to see the cheapest Tui holiday deals then change the sort filter to show prices low to high. After that use the other holiday filters to narrow down the search results. You can select board basis, facilities, destinations, price range, rating and in some case flights if there are more than one option available. Within the holiday type you can select one of the Tui holidays collections such as Tui Gold, Small & Friendly, Tui Blue, Skytours and more. You can also select the most suitable accommodation for adults only, families, nightlife plus other options. For families looking for a free child place, use the Tui free kids finder search which also has similar filters to narrow down the accommodation & resorts. The First Choice holiday website offers similar search options for their full range of all inclusive holidays.

Tui Tours & Touring Holidays

Tui holidays also offer a range of tours around the world. These trips offer a great way to see the world, where you can sit back and relax and leave everything to Tui. Tui usually offer around forty different tours offering different experiences and durations of holiday length. There are seven night trips in Morocco to fourteen night tours of Vietnam, Costa Rica & South Africa. You can also get an idea of what the tour will be like from the Tui tours pace guide. Some tours are an active pace and some are leisurely or moderate. This way you know if the tour is suitable for you. Tours are a great option if you want to make the most of your visit and see as much as possible of destinations you may otherwise never visit.

Tui City Breaks

Tui Holidays also offer city breaks to New York, Dubai & las Vegas. So if you have a few days off and want to visit somewhere different then a city break is well worth having a look at. Tui offer city breaks from eight UK airports for durations from three nights to fourteen nights. Price are very reasonable and there are also some luxury hotel options as well. Hotel options include the world famous Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai and excellent hotels in New York such as the Surrey and the Redbury New York. Not forgetting Las Vegas with luxury hotels like the Bellagio, Mandalay Bay Resort and Spa and the famous MGM Grand hotel.

How Do You Get the Best Tui Free Child Places?

Tui Free Child Places

Tui free Child Places

Tui free child places are very popular with families looking to get away and save money off the overall cost of their family holiday. A free child place can really make a difference and these deals not surprisingly can sell out quickly. Now that Tui have introduced their free kids finder search it's now easier than ever to find the Tui free child deals. However it also makes it easier for everyone else to find them as well! Not surprisingly the free child places are most popular during the school holiday dates, especially the Tui all inclusive free child places. So if you are looking for a kids go free holiday make sure you know your dates so you can book right away. These Tui free child place holidays are subject to availability and are not unlimited so if you have to check and see if people can get time off work etc then you may miss your free kids places holiday deal especially if it's an all inclusive free child place as these do get booked up very quickly. Tui generally offer some good low deposit deals especially for families. This can be helpful particularly if you are booking your summer holiday so far in advance. A Tui free child place can be the best option for a discount off one of their popular holiday brands such as Tui Blue for Families (formerly Tui Family Life) Obviously these are popular family hotels as they offer lots of activities, kids' clubs and facilities for families. Don't forget to check nearby airports as well as your prefered airport as you can find that you may get a free child place from another airport on similar dates. For Tui free kids places > click here

Marella Cruises - Tui All Inclusive Cruise & Stay Holidays

Marella cruise holidays

Marella Cruise and Cruise & Stay Holidays

Marella Cruises offer all inclusive cruising to a variety of cruise destinations that includes the Caribbean, Mediterranean and Asia. Marella cruises currently offer cruise holidays on six ships which are generally based around the Mediterranean in the summer. In the winter you will find cruise options in the Caribbean, Central America, the Middle East and even Asia. Some of the ships offer great family holidays with kids' clubs and activities while other ships are adult only. The ships vary in size however none of the ships are massive so they can get into more smaller ports. The smallest Marella ship has around 630 cabins while the larger ones offer over 960 cabins. All the ships have numerous restaurants, bars and facilities however there are some differences as the ships are not all the same. Not all the Marella ships offer balconies so if that is an important factor for you then check out the cabin options first. Obviously there will also be differences between the family friendly and adult only ships by way of entertainment and overall atmosphere.

Marella Cruises are all based on all inclusive so you get all your drinks, food & snacks included in the price. If you are comparing the cost of the Marella cruises remember they also include taxes and tips. Many other cruise companies don't do this may add the tips on at the end of your cruise. Some actually take the tips on a daily basis.

Another popular Tui cruise option is cruise and stay holidays. Most Marella cruises are based on a one week cruise. Generally the itinerary will change every other week. This way holidaymakers looking for a two week cruise can do back to back cruises. Alternatively you can extend your holiday by booking a hotel before or after your cruise. You can stay for three, four or seven nights in the accommodation of your choice. However the length of stay will also depend on your chosen destination and UK departure airport. Not all airports have the flight options to offer shorter durations so you may only be able to extend your holiday by a week.

One of the most important factors with most cruises is the ports of call. Marella cruise offer some fantastic options to visit some of the most popular regions around the Mediterranean and beyond. You don't have to book an excursion at all of the ports as some are ideal for just walking off and exploring yourself. Others would be better if you did take an excursion to make the most of your visit. None of the trips are compulsory and some people either explore the area themselves or even stay onboard and enjoy the ships facilities.

The current Marella fleet includes the Marella Explorer, Marella Explorer 2, Marella Discovery, Marella Discovery 2, Marella Dream & Marella Celebration.

Tui holidays tend to base their ships in the one location throughout the summer in the most interesting locations. This way they can fill their cruise ships, flights and hotels. This is why you will find a good range of local flights around the UK to meet up with the areas the Marella ships are based. Typically the ships will depart from Palma in Majorca, Dubrovnik in Croatia, Corfu in Greece and Naples in Italy. There are also a range of Marella cruises from the Newcastle and Southampton in UK. Thes UK departures offer cruises visiting the Norwegian Fjords and around the UK. Also cruising from the Uk are Baltic cruises visiting Denmark, Germany, Sweden, Estonia, Russia, Finland and Lithuania. Check out the Marella cruise options and prices > click here

Will There Be Any Marella Late Deal Cruise Offers?

Are there ever any Marella Late Deals? Tui holidays will never sell out every cruise on every date at the time of launch. As much as they would like to, they don't so after the busy booking periods they will drop the prices online with online reductions and possibly discount codes as well. They carefully manage the prices so they get the best prices possible to make sure the sales keep coming in. This way they don't get left with an empty ship to fill the week before it sails! So don't expect silly prices and reductions just because you left it until the last minute. In fact if the flights and the ships are well sold you may find the discounts actually decrease! Avoid the most popular dates like the school holidays, Easter and Christmas & New Year to increase your chances of getting a better deal. Also check the flights from other nearby departure airports to see if that helps. Otherwise change your dates or cruise itinerary to see if that helps. Their is a dedicated cruise deals page listing the latest prices > click here

Original Publish Date: 2 Feb 2008