Hi Frugalistas & France Travel Planners! A Happy Thanksgiving to all American readers. I hope you are able to celebrate with friends and family. Even though we don’t all celebrate, we can definitely all take advantage of great Black Friday and Cyber Monday bargains no matter where in the world we live. And while Black Friday deals still haven’t returned to pre-COVID levels, I’ve hunted around and found some excellent options, regardless of your taste and budget:
- 1 Best Black Friday tour deals
- 2 Best Black Friday accommodation deals
- 3 Best Black Friday travel planning deals
- 4 Best Black Friday deals for travel pampering
- 5 Best Black Friday offers for travel gadgets
Best Black Friday tour deals
The highly regarded Take Walks is offering 10% off all tours with the code SAVE10WALKS. This is valid for all tours, and has already started, but I don’t know how long it will last so best be quick on this one. So whether it is a late afternoon tour of the Louvre (designed for you to be right at the Mona Lisa when everyone else has left), a very special tour of the Vatican with the guard to unlock the museum in the morning or a tour closer to home, this is a great deal.
I know Viator is the preferred booking platform for many readers, and now there’s even more reason to book. From now until 1 December Viator is offering 10% off tours, activities and experiences when you use the code BLACKFRIDAY10. The fine print on this one indicates the offer is limited to a fixed number of bookings. This is also a global offer, so regardless of where you are travelling you can take advantage.
Food experience company Eat With are offering a discount on all their food tours, dinners, cooking classes and online experiences. The thing with this discount is that the more people in your group, the more you save, making it a great deal for families or groups of friends:
Book 2 seats, save 6% with the code ORANGE6
Book 4 seats, save 10% with the code ORANGE10
Book 6 seats, save 15% with the code ORANGE15
Best Black Friday accommodation deals
You probably haven’t heard of NN Hotels, but if you are looking for hotel or apartment in Barcelona you need to. They operate a group of excellent Barcelona hotels, as well as some pretty impressive apartments, all centrally located. We stayed at their Hotel Gran Via in 2019 and it really was very good. And reasonably priced. NN Hotels are offering up to an amazing 42% off their Barcelona Hotels. Book until 5 December 2021 and stay until 31 December 2022. So if Barcelona is on your itinerary for 2022 you really need to check this offer out.
If you saw my special discounts with Bookingdotcom and didn’t book, don’t despair, because Booking is back for Black Friday. And again the discount is deep with 30% off your next stay. This is a global offer, so it doesn’t matter where you are travelling next or what your budget is. Not all properties participate, but there are plenty to choose from. To take advantage of this offer you need to book by 1 December 2021 and stay until 30 June 2022.
Best Black Friday travel planning deals
If you are planning on learning a second language in preparation for a trip, or just to enjoy, then I really recommend Rocket Languages. I use their French course and find it an excellent way to acquire confident conversational French and learn more about French culture and society. With module based learning at your own pace you will soon be speaking confidently. And they have amazing sales. This time round there are separate sales for Black Friday and Cyber Monday:
Black Friday: get 60% off until 26 November (US time) with the code BLACKFRIDAY
Cyber Monday: get 60% off from Sunday 28 November until Monday 29 November with the code CYBERMONDAY. There are only 500 courses available on this offer so you definitely need to be quick.
I know many readers prefer to support independent book shops, and for North American readers the kind team at Book Shop are offering free shipping on all orders until 29 November. An excellent time to choose some Christmas gifts, your own reading for the holidays or get some travel planning tools.
Best Black Friday deals for travel pampering
I’m not sure why, but I’ve never promoted UK beauty label Elemis before on the blog. I love their products and they have a fantastic gift with purchase available. The exact amount you need to spend to get the gift does vary from country to country, as does the dates this offer is valid to (it only seems to be valid until 30 November for US readers, but 2 December for Australian readers for example). I love gift with purchase deals because if the gift is good, it’s a great travel hack for creating your travel beauty routine. And this one is a goody. US readers can also take advantage of 35% off.
(This website doesn’t geolocate so there are separate links for North American and Australian readers:)
Nuxe is a big favorite in the France Travel Planning Facebook group for its excellent quality, gorgeous fragrances and amazing value for money. If you are new to Nuxe they are a French pharmacy brand that sells skin care. Their multi tasking Huile Prodigieuse smells gorgeous and is a perfect travel companion that can be used as a cleansing oil, hair treatment or indulgent body oil. And they offer generous discounts. Their Black Friday offering is no exception, with 50% off store wide (except for the Huile Prodigieuse range) and an extra 5% off with the code NUXEVIP. This offer is valid until 29 November.
Best Black Friday offers for travel gadgets
If you are travelling with the family or with multiple devices a portable wifi can be a godsend. I don’t know about you but I definitely feel uneasy about using portable wifi when I travel, and international roaming is eye wateringly expensive. As more of us use apps when we travel having access to reliable, safe wifi is the new travel must have. Enter Solis, a portable wifi that can be used internationally. For Black Friday, the team at Solis are offering up to 50% off. I’m not sure how long this generous offer will last, so best be quick.
Multiple device charger
Just as access to wifi can be tricky, so can getting all those devices we seem to need to travel with these days charged. Have you noticed how few power points most hotel rooms have, and how hard they can be to access? So a multi device charger is key. We also want something not too bulky. I found this fantastic multi device charger that ticks all the boxes – it will even charge your watch. And there’s a coupon online for 15% off. What’s not to love?
Of course you also need to check out Amazon’s daily deals for all sorts of travel and lifestyle related Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals – click here >>
I hope you all find an amazing deal to make your next trip a success, and again, a Happy Thanksgiving to those who are celebrating.