If you’re looking for cheap holidays in October, particularly during the October Half Term, why not consider heading to London for the royal baby’s christening? The weather might be getting a little cooler, but it does not mean that the holiday crowds will have gone home. You’ll be able to pick up some great deals and see your budget go a little further – be it staying in the city for a few extra nights at a four star hotel or being able to explore the city without the bustling crowds that summertime bring.
All Inclusive Places
In fact, Half Term Breaks usually sees some great October All Inclusive Deals. This year the dates so happen to be favourable for a royal christening! The royal couple is said to have chosen October for Prince George’s christening as the Queen will be back from her summer holidays at Balmoral. They also expect Prince Philip to be well enough to attend by then, after having spent months recuperating from a stomach operation.
October Holiday Deals mean that you should be able to pick up some cheap flights to London and enjoy travelling around the city and even sample Europe, which offers some great cheap holidays in October. When planning your trip, be on the lookout for all-inclusive resorts in October in places like Spain and Greece. You’ll be able to pick up a budget holiday, a cheap flight, and have enough money for exploring.
Now back to that royal christening: although royal babies are typically christened by the Archbishop of Canterbury in Buckingham Palace’s music room with just close friends and family present, it is expected that there will be more media access for Prince George’s christening. In fact, it is thought that the new prince may well be christened at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, just as Prince Harry was. So if you’re a fan of the royal family, you’ll certainly want to be on the lookout for October Deals to London.
If you do take advantage of a trip to London this October, you can expect to see the baby prince dressed in a lace and satin robe for his christening. The robe is actually a replica of the 172-year old robe that has been used in Royal christenings since Princess Victoria’s time.
The new gown has been made by the Queen’s dresser, Angela Kelly, along with a team of dressmakers at Buckingham Palace. It was first worn by the Earl and Countess of Wessex’s son, Viscount Severn, during his christening in 2008. The last baby to wear the original robe was Viscount Severn’s sister, Lady Louise Windsor in 2004. The original was used by generations of royal babies from the Queen and her father King George VI to the Prince of Wales and his sons, William and Harry.
You’ll not want to miss out on the historic christening if you’re in London in October – it’s significant since the new prince is likely to become Sovereign and Supreme Governor of the Church of England one day.
Explore the Sights Whilst You’re There
Once you have experienced the joy of a royal christening, carry on taking advantage of cheap holidays in October to explore the sights of London and see Big Ben, hang out with celebrities at Madame Tussauds, and take a tour of one of the many royal palaces. Don’t forget to see the changing of the guard, learn about Westminster Abbey, take a stroll along the Thames, a dinner boat ride, and of course explore the many museums and art galleries that the vibrant city has to offer.
If you’d like to discover a bit more of Europe, October is the time to do it. You’ll pick up some fantastic all-inclusive holidays in places like Spain, Greece, and Italy. Although you might not get to take advantage of too much sun and beach time, you will get to immerse yourself in the exotic European culture, sip espressos at quaint street cafes, tour the Eiffel Tower in France, eat tapas to your heart’s content and enjoy platters of fresh feta cheeses and the tastiest olives, washed down with traditional Greek ouzo.
If you’d prefer, travel on and explore the likes of the Baltic Ocean, see Croatia, head to Turkey or even get over to Germany and Austria and do some early Christmas shopping while enjoying the sheer magic of these gorgeous cities.
Wherever you decide to go, cheap holidays in October will allow you to stretch your budget and enjoy a great adventure.