The 2018 Boxing Day travel deals that have already landed

Posted: 24 December 2018 3:40 pm

Because travel just can't wait

It's not even Christmas yet, but some travel companies have already unwrapped their Boxing Day deals for us to play with.

There are international breaks, river cruises and tours to tuck into. The best bit? Since it's not even Christmas yet, you can use these deals to book a last-minute present for that loved one that you may have forgotten to get something for.

Here's what we're loving at the moment:

Qatar: Europe from $1,079 return

Qatar Airways never seems to miss a beat with travel sales and this year has brought us not one but two Boxing Day sales. And yes, both of them have arrived early.

The first sale has Europe flights from $1,079 return. These are for travel between 24 December 2018 and 30 November 2019. The cheapest run between Melbourne and Dublin and there are flights to London, Paris, Barcelona, Athens, Milan, Istanbul, Athens, Stockholm and more.

The second is for Ticketmaster customers and gives you savings of up to 10% off when you use this promo code.

Use them together and you're looking at saving some big dollars on your next European trip.

The European flight sale ends on 7 January while the Ticketmaster promo code is available until 31 December.

Book your Qatar flight now

Emirates: International flights from $969 return

Dubbed the Fly Better in 2019 sale, Emirates' Boxing Day and New Year's sale has slashed fares across its entire network.

The cheapest seats take you to the Indian Subcontinent and fly out of Perth. Fares to the Middle East are also on sale from $1,059 return, to Western Europe from $1,199 return, to the UK from $1,239 return and to Eastern Europe from $1,269 return.

Travel is for select dates between 13 January and 10 December 2019, though you have to make your booking by 18 January 2019 to score these prices.

Book your Emirates flight now

G Adventures: Up to 25% off tours

Choose from over 300 small group tours worldwide at up to 25% off when you book over the Boxing Day break. And by Boxing Day break we mean from 24 December until 31 January because that's when G Adventures is hosting its Boxing Day sale.

Because who says the sale should only last one day? Not these guys.

Different destinations are discounted at different rates. For example, British and Virgin Island sailings are down 25% off while Trans-Mongolian, North America, China and Hawaii tours are down 20%.

Book your G Adventures tour

Trafalgar: 10% off Europe and Britain trips

Trafalgar Tours has skipped the traditional Boxing Day sale this year and replaced it with an early bird sale on its Europe and Britain trips.

You can get a clean 10% off when you book select tours and dates before 31 January 2019.

Get in early and save.

Book your Trafalgar tour

Uniworld: Up to 30% off select cruises

Thinking of cruises through 2019? Uniworld has your back with up to 30% off select Asia, Egypt, India and Russia journeys throughout the year.

You've got until the end of the year (31 December 2018) to make the most of this deal. Get on it, stat.

Book your Uniworld cruise

Cebu Pacific: Flights to the Philippines from $119

While not strictly a Boxing Day sale, this one's definitely one to brag about as it can get you to the Philippines and back from $238 return.

It's only available until Christmas Day and boasts fares from Melbourne to Manila from $119 and from Sydney to Manila from $139 each way.

You'll have to travel between 1 July and 30 November to be sitting pretty, though on the upside, this means you'll get to escape the Aussie winter.

Catch it before it flies away via Flight Finder.

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