Hi Frugalistas and France Travel Planners! Are you planning on travelling in 2023 and beyond? Travel is definitely back if flights and hotel bookings are anything to go by and prices are high. This means a good deal can’t be passed up on, can it? As always, travel companies have saved their best deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday and the savings are generous. Here are my top picks for this year.
20% of all LivTours European Tours
Small group tour operator LivTours is offering 20% off all their tours. LivTours are restricted to a maximum of 6 people and offer some very special options for the Louvre and Vatican amongst other popular destinations. This offer is available now, but I’m not sure how long it will last, so you need to be quick.
25% off Take Walks & Devour Tours
The excellent Take Walks and their sister food tour company Devour Tours are offering a generous 25% off all tours booked between now and Tuesday 6 December. Whether you are travelling to Europe or the US this is an excellent offer. Take Walks offer small group tours in France, Italy, Spain and the UK and have many exclusive tour options to popular sites such as the Vatican and Tour of London so if you are looking for something different or special they are a great option.
Members of the France Travel Planning Facebook group are huge fans of Take Walks, and their late entry Louvre and Versailles tours are particularly popular with group members, but with every tour on sale you are spoiled for choice.
To book your Take Walks or Devour Tours and claim your discount use the following links and add the promo code BFRIDAY2022 when you check out.
Up to 30% off Bookingdotcom
If you took advantage of the last bookingdotcom discount offer, you know what a great deal they were – loads of destinations and big savings across a generous range of hotels and other accommodations. Again, this is a global sale, so no matter how long you are planning on being away or the number of bookings you want to make, you can’t afford to miss this one.
This generous offer is available from now until 1 December 2022 and is valid for bookings made for 2022 and all of 2023 as well.
15% off Eat With
Food experience company Eat With is also offering a Black Friday deal but you need to be quick, because it is only valid for bookings made until 25 November. Get 15% off any booking with the code EATWITHFRIDAY.
This is also a global offer, but France Travel Planning Facebook group members have particularly enjoyed the Paris 16th arrondissement dinner with Thomas, as well as a private Paris picnic. If you haven’t looked at Eat With they are an excellent choice for small group food tours, cooking classes and dining experiences.
Singapore Airlines has special Black Friday deals from the 24th until 30 November. The number of seats available is strictly limited so you need to be quick. The airline has been a bit vague as to the travel dates in the email notification I received, so it’s worth checking to see if your dates are available. The other thing to note is that this link will only show discounts from 24 November (and you will probably need to translate it from French.)
French pharmacy skin care brand Nuxe is a firm favorite with many readers and Facebook group members, and their special deals are always welcome. This one is particularly good. Take 25% off when you spend USD50 and a generous 35% off for sales over USD80 on selected items. This deal is available now until 27 November so you need to be quick.
60% off Rocket Languages
If you’ve been following me for a while you will know I’m a fan of Rocket Languages – their French language course is the one I use and recommend, but all their language course options are highly regarded. Rocket Languages focuses on relevant conversational language acquisition that will have you confident and proficient in no time. And they also have AMAZING sales.
This year Rocket Languages are featuring two separate offers for Black Friday and Cyber Monday:
Black Friday is available now.
Ends: midnight on Friday, November 25th (PST)
Offer: 60% off any online course until the end date, or once 1,000 copies have been sold, whichever happens first
Coupon code: BLACKFRIDAY
If you miss Black Friday, don’t panic because they are doing it all again for Cyber Monday from 27 November:
Ends: midnight on Monday, November 28th (PST)
Offer: 60% off any online course until the end date, or once 500 copies have been sold, whichever happens first
Coupon code: CYBERMONDAY
30% off My Ultimate Paris Address Book
My best selling The Ultimate Paris Address Book is 90+ pages of shopping, eating, staying and seeing in Paris. This last sale of the year is valid for purchases until 1 December and gives you 30% off when you use the code UltimateBlackFriday30.
- Suitable for all budgets – from the best EUR1 pastries to the ultimate in unforgettable splurge experiences
- Experience Paris like a local – see and experience things other tourists don’t even know about
- Discover where to eat like a local in both traditional and the latest hip local eateries
- Learn where to buy unique and authentic souvenirs and gifts for all budgets (with not an Eiffel Tower keyring in sight)
- Find your own special places in the City of Lights
Most readers will know that Amazon has amazing deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday – far more than I could possibly share here. What I particularly want to call out are a few items you might not have thought of taking to Europe with you. Now is a perfect time to grab a multi-USB charger for your electronic devices, or if you are planning a trip to Europe from the US a converter for your hairdryers, curling wands etc.