Sterling reached 1.179 ahead of the four-day weekend, as the looming French election prompts investors to sell off the European currency.
The weaker pound since the Brexit-vote last summer has made the cost of heading abroad pricier, but there are still budget-friendly destinations, according to M&S Bank.
Greece and Malta are among the most affordable places to head this Easter, for families looking for a last-minute getaway.
Or sun-seeking holidaymakers could consider the Portuguese island of Madeira, which costs less than the average holiday.
Liam O’Hara, head of network and bureaux at M&S Bank said: “The cost for a family getaway this Easter has risen by over £180 this year, partly due to the weakening of the pound against other currencies like the euro, where it has lost around 8.5 per cent of its value.
“However, there are still some affordable options left for those booking a family break.”
Amid a weaker pound, it is also important travellers find the best exchange rate on travel money.
The worst rates are typically found at the airport, while the the most competitive deals are usually offered online.
Pick up cash in-branch to avoid any delivery charges. The Post Office and Sainsbury’s are money the currency providers that offer better rates if you follow this method.
But the best rates are typically with currency specialists, as oppose to high street retailers.
For those based in London, Thomas Exchange Global is a competitive option or No1 Currency has collection points in most towns across Britain.