Why BA Holidays?

Plan and book your holiday with British Airways, online or by phone. Enjoy all these great benefits:

  • Combine and save - book your flight + hotel or flight + car rental together for the best deals
  • Choose from a wide range of hotels
  • 24-hour support helpline
  • Low online deposits
  • All holidays booked on ba.com are protected, giving you peace of mind whilst on holiday

Manchester city breaks

Escape for a vibrant weekend filled with culture, shopping or sports on Manchester city breaks. Head to one of Manchester’s fantastic live music venues to discover why the city has earned a reputation as Britain’s music capital.

Explore by foot on city breaks in Manchester, stopping by iconic buildings such as the beautiful John Rylands Library in Deansgate. Deansgate is simply bursting with department stores, while pubs and Indian restaurants thrive around Rusholme. The homestead of Manchester United FC at Old Trafford, is a must-visit for football fans. Book your flights, hotels and car hire with us for guaranteed savings.

See Manchester and beyond by car

The Lake District

Lakes fly-drive

Drive to the stunning Lake District and climb Scafell Pike. Explore the charming town of Kendal and sample its famous mint cake.

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A tree in a Welsh field

Wales fly-drive

Drive over the border and see some of Britain’s most beautiful beaches, drive rugged coastline or walk Snowdonia, with breathtaking views.

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Albert Dock in Liverpool

Nearby cities fly-drive

Take a day trip to nearby Liverpool, home of the Beatles, with art galleries, museums, theatres and of course its buzzing music scene.

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Discover the many sides of Manchester

Manchester guide

Get the best out of Manchester with our handy guides

Amazing shopping

Amazing shopping

Selfridges, the Manchester Arndale, and a whole host of boutiques and major fashion houses are just waiting to be explored. Check out the latest fashions.

Great nightlife

Great nightlife

As home to many notable bands and artists, the Manchester music scene is full of up and coming talent. Manchester’s nightlife with its many bars, restaurants and great venues always offers a great way to have fun.

The Hard Rock Cafe in Manchester


The Hard Rock Cafe Manchester is the largest in the UK, regularly holding concerts and special events. Located in the centre of Manchester, this cafe will rock your senses with authentic American fare, generous drinks and an awe-inspiring collection of rock memorabilia.

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Manchester and beyond

Manchester and beyond

The Peak District, the Yorkshire Dales, and more of England’s stunning natural beauty lie just outside Manchester. Just a short journey from Manchester by car or rail is all it takes to experience a little slice of country life, with amazing vistas and rolling green landscapes.

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