New year — new plans for a vacation in 2022? Now is the time to find a great vacation deal, whether it’s a river cruise or nature viewing in the Galapagos Islands. Here are the best of travel time the partners.

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1. Save up to 25% on G Adventures Tours


The intoxicating flavors and scents of southern Italy follow one another during this seven-day vacation in local Italy based in Sorrento. After visits to Naples and Pompeii, you’ll be warmly ensconced at an organic lemon farm in Sorrento, learning how to make limoncello and savoring beautiful homemade Italian cuisine. Follow the scenic trail that takes you to Positano and Praiano in some of the most intoxicating scenery in the country before hopping on a boat for a ride around the sights of Capri.

With its extraordinary fauna and wild beauty, this South American archipelago is an inexhaustible source of fascination. On this ten-day Galapagos Enhanced Land Tour with Quito, you’ll begin in the Ecuadorian capital before flying to San Cristobal for some exploration and snorkeling. Then head to Floreana Island for walks on the black sand and in the highlands before discovering the wonders of Isabela and Santa Cruz Islands, including blue-footed boobies and penguins. When you finally return to the mainland, you will be taken to the hot springs of Papallacta.

Save up to 25% during the G Adventures Great Adventure Sale if you book by January 31, 2022.

A young sea lion Galapagos Ecuador

A young Galapagos sea lion (Alamy)

2. Save 22% on bookings

Book between January 10 and February 2 to receive 22% off bookings with You must travel between January 10 and August 31, and the promotion applies to members and new customers.

Cologne Germany Rhine River

The Rhine in Cologne (Alamy)

3. Take advantage of an exclusive offer for Times readers with Riviera Travel

You will receive a luxurious wine basket worth £200 from Fortnum & Mason when you book a river cruise with Riviera Travel between 10th January and 10th February. Choose from cruises that lazily explore the most beautiful ports in Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands, from Bruges and Cologne to Amsterdam. Riviera Travel is also offering a 20% discount if you book two holidays in 2022, the second being a river cruise departing between April and June. Quote the TIMES for the river cruise basket offer.

4. Save £300 on cruises with Marella Cruises

Book by January 31 and save £300 on select holidays with Marella Cruises. Fancy a tour of the Mediterranean? Try the seven-night Treasures of the Mediterranean cruise that gives you a tantalizing taste of Palma, Ajaccio, Civitavecchia and Naples. Departing May 17, the cruise now costs £659 pp with code CRUISE300, down from £1,170. You can also save up to £300 on select river cruises.

Save up to £300 on selected cruises and river cruises with Marella Cruises with code TUIRC300. Visit for details.

Temple of Apollo and Athena in Side, on Turkey's Turquoise Coast

The 2nd-century Temple of Apollo and Athena in Side, on Turkey’s Turquoise Coast (Alamy)

5. Save up to £300 on Tui Holidays


Dive into the sparkling waters of the Ionian Sea when you stay at Hotel Mediterranee in Lassi on the Greek island of Kefalonia. There’s a sandy cove right in front of the hotel, as well as a large outdoor pool and tennis court.

It’s adults-only at the all-inclusive Tui Blue Olhuveli in the Maldives, where rooms and villas are spread across three private islands connected by wooden bridges. Each bedroom has its own pool to go along with a shared infinity pool and, of course, all that blinding white sand.

Single adults traveling with at least one child can save £200 on bookings worth at least £800. If you’re looking for the right family spot that will also appeal to adults, try the all-inclusive Tui Blue Sensatori Barut Sorgun in Side on Turkey’s Turquoise Coast. Activity pools, kids’ clubs and plenty of sports, dance and yoga classes will keep everyone happy.

For holidays booked by January 30 and departing between May and October 2022, save £100 when you spend £800. Or save £200 on a total spend of £2,000 and £300 when you book a holiday worth £3,500. Use code SALE. See terms and conditions for more details.

For a holiday at hotels under the Tui Blue umbrella this summer, save £250 when you spend £2,000. Book between January 13 and 19. See Tui Blue for details.

Wadi Rum desert in Jordan

Wadi Rum desert in Jordan (Getty Images)

6. Save on flights, extras and business class upgrades with Wendy Wu Tours

Planning a spring getaway to Portugal, Egypt or Jordan? Book by January 25 for a Wendy Wu Tour in April or May on British Airways and you’ll get a free one-way upgrade to Business Class. Or upgrade both ways from £199 pp.

There is also a sale for solo travelers which can save you up to £1,940 pp if you choose free individual extras on tours to India, Japan, China, Vietnam, Chile and Peru , or a 50% discount on flights for all other global circuits. Book by January 31 for travel in 2022 or 2023. And if you’re planning to visit Japan in 2022 or 2023, you could save up to £700 per person if you take advantage of the global sale, which offers free flights to Japan or free flights for you on all other tours.

7. Save 20% on Mr & Mrs Smith Hotel Stays

Banish the January blues by checking into a beautiful hotel. The premium platform offers 20% off stays of four nights or more at select hotels. It could be the restorative Kasbah Tamadot in the Atlas Mountains in Morocco or the luxury pushing the boat at Como Maalifushi in the Maldives. Closer to home, how about a stay at the boutique Henrietta Hotel in London?

Reservation dates until February 2. Book 4 nights or more, valid for stays in 2022 — dates vary by hotel.

8. Save on the BA sale


Flights and hotel stays to vibrant European cities are on offer for just £119 pp for two nights in the BA sale, covering destinations including Barcelona, ​​Rome, Venice and Budapest.

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The city that never sleeps has welcomed Brits with open arms since the US border reopened for tourists in November 2021. There’s a lot you’ve missed and in the winter months the city is a great value to visit. BA offers flights from just £324 return.

Or escape to the ultimate winter sun in Barbados, now the world’s newest republic. Spend days drinking rum punch on white sand beaches before cooling off in the warm Caribbean Sea. Flights and a seven-night stay start from £549 pp.

Book before January 25, terms and conditions apply.

9. Save up to 30% on Intrepid Travel

Make 2022 the year of the “return” trip and book an unforgettable vacation. Intrepid Travel, which specializes in what it calls “people and planet friendly travel”, is offering discounts of up to 30% on select trips. Want to follow the legendary Serengeti trail through Kenya and Tanzania? Or explore the sights and smells of Rajasthan in India? Or if you fancy staying closer to home, a classic tour through the best of Spain? All tours have flexible booking conditions, which should reassure amid ever-changing travel rules.

Save up to 30% on select trips departing January 1 – March 31 and June 1 – October 31, 2022. Book by January 17. More details here.

10. Save 10% on Expedia bookings

Expedia Rewards members already enjoy at least ten percent off select hotels and the opportunity to earn points on bookings. But between January 10 and February, Rewards members will get an additional 25% off travel bookings between January 10 and August 31.

11. Save up to 10% with Newmarket Holidays

Newmarket Holidays currently offers its Reconnect, Reimagine, Rediscover offer, which offers up to 10% off European and worldwide travel. For those who want to see the best of Italy’s cities and lakes, why not try the Venice, Verona and Lake Garda tour? Or for those who want to check out the old haunts of Elvis Presley, try the Memphis, New Orleans and Nashville tour. Book before February 28 to make the most of this offer.

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Do you want to get away from it all but haven’t booked your trip yet? Here are the best sellers of You vacation and British Airways. Prefer a guided tour? Try one of our trusted operators here. And if you’re still unsure where you want to go or what type of vacation to book, contact the experts at Designer Travel here and a member of the team will be in touch with you to help organize your perfect bespoke break