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Premium Glories of Greece Escorted Tour, June, July, August, September, €1669!

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The Acropolis, the Temple of Apollo and the amazing monasteries of Meteora, are just some of the highlights on Insight Vacations breathtaking Glories of Greece escorted tour.

 

There are places that need to be seen with an expert guide, and the ancient sights in mainland Greece are most definitely one of them. Imagine climbing the sacred rock, the Acropolis, and gazing down at the city of Athens from the centre of the Parthenon. Visualise walking through the Lion Gate in Mycenae, visiting the royal ‘beehive’ tombs as you listen to tales of Greek Gods such as Poseidon and Zeus. It almost sounds mythical, and that’s just your first day! As the seven day tour progresses you will travel to Epidaurus and visit the best preserved open air theatre in Greece. You will then arrive at Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games. Learn how the original games were first held in 776 BC, at the city which is centre of the ancient world, Delphi. Marvel at the Temple of Apollo, one of the seven ancient wonders of the world and round off your trip with a visit to the amazing Monasteries of Meteora.  One of Europe’s most dramatic mountain settings, these monasteries are situated on the pinnacles of rock towers and have been the inspiration for countless TV programs including the Game of Thrones.

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As usual with Insight Vacations, these iconic sights are only part of the experience.  You will be staying at top class hotels, including the Divani Caravel in Athens, one of the Leading Hotels of the World, and the Divani Hotel in Kalambaka which is surrounded by the majestic Meteora rocks. Signature experiences include an introduction to Greek cooking in Olympia and a Greek style celebration Dinner in Athens. VIP fast track entry into top attractions are also part of the service. Incidentally, all excursions are included in the price of all Insight Vacations tours.

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The Glories of Greece tour is one of Insight Vacations most popular tours, which has many departures throughout the year. Prices are available from €1,669 per person which includes luxury hotels, excursions, gratuities and transfers. Flights are available direct to Athens from €114 return.

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Insight Vacations are not just another Escorted Tour company.  They have been voted Best Escorted Tour Operator for six consecutive years at the Irish Travel Industry awards, and it is not difficult to see why. Their coaches offer 100% more leg room than some of their competitors with free wifi, and there are never more than forty people in any group. If you want a more relaxed pace, Insight Vacations can offer that too. Many of their tours include two nights in a particular destination and you can also choose ‘easy pace’ itineraries which have a minimum of three night stays. Their luxury hotels are strategically placed in the best locations. Whether it’s inside the American National Parks or over looking the Monasteries of Meteora. Insight Vacations offer tours worldwide, includiing Asia, America, Africa and Australia. So if you have dreams of hiking to Machu Picchu, visiting the Taj Mahal or walking along the Great Wall of China, Insight Vacations can make those dreams come true. For more information their destinations, click here.

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Insight Vacations offer superb dining options with welcome and celebration dinners as well as a chance to sample the local cuisine. If you wish to dine alone, that’s fine too. Their award winning tour directors, or ‘travelling concierges’ will reserve a table for you at a restaurant of your choosing. In fact from from the moment you are greeted at the airport, your every need is catered for. There is no need to transfer luggage from your hotel to the coach each day, this is all done for you, with ALL tips included in the price! Although your tour director is on hand throughout your tour, Insight Vacations also have local experts who reside in each region sharing their stories and offering first hand insight into the local area, which ensures a more authentic holiday experience.

So whether it’s marvelling at the Acropolis on the Glories of Greece escorted tour, overnighting inside the American National Parks or sampling street food in Vietnam, Insight Vacations have a tour to suit you. Visit InsightVacations.com for more details, check out their Red Hot Deals which have many tours on special offer each month, or see your local travel agent.

 

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Celebrate World Tapas Day on the 15th of June!

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Celebrate World Tapas Day on the 15th of June where many restaurants around Ireland are offering tasty tapas menus and special offers.

 

Thanks to the Spanish Tourism Board, Ireland is one of thirty countries around the world that will celebrate World Tapas Day. Whether you are a ‘foodie’ or just like an excuse to dine out, there are plenty of restaurants, bars and venues with promotions to help you enjoy Spain’s signature cuisine. Here are some of my favourites:

The Taste of Dublin, Iveagh Gardens, Dublin 2.

The annual Taste of Dublin will celebrate World Tapas Day over it’s four day event. There will be a feature stand from the Spanish Tourism Board, beside the Port House Restaurant. Chefs from Lanzarote will perform culinary demonstrations and there will be lots of tasty tapas and Spanish wines for you to enjoy.

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The Port HouseSouth William Street, Dublin 2.

One of our most popular tapas restaurants will offer Almejas con Jamon (clams with ham and sherry) plus a glass of wine for €10.

No. 5 VinotecaMerrion Row, Dublin 2.

The highly rated piano bar has a set menu with 6 tapas and 2 glasses of Cava for €50 for two sharing.

PigletTemple Bar, Dublin 1.

The popular Cow’s Lane wine bar will offer two tapas and a glass of wine for €9.50.

Market BarFade Street, Dublin 2.

The large Gastro Bar and tapas restaurant will offer guests a tapas sampler for €15, available from 12-5pm. This will include three tapas, a dessert and a glass of Sangria.

Cava Bodega, Galway.

One of Galway’s best Spanish restaurants will be offering complimentary churros to guests having 5 or more tapas on the day.

 

As much as I love Spanish cuisine, and tapas in particular, it’s not always about how good they taste. The Spanish tradition of eating tapas brings friends together at mealtimes. There is nothing better than sharing a variety of foods and wine with your friends 🍷 So which ever option you choose, grab a few mates and celebrate World Tapas Day together this year!

 

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Sarah

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Top Ten Holidays for Boys

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From Amsterdam to Abu Dhabi, here are my top ten holidays for boys!

 

Girls are usually easily pleased when it comes to holidays, sun bathing and shopping usually keep us happy – most lads on the other hand, don’t fancy much of either! During my days as a travel agent I booked my fair share of stag parties and lads trips, so I should know some the best holidays for boys – check out my top ten below.
 

1. Amsterdam, Netherlands

 
Amsterdam is one of the top holidays for boys
 
Amsterdam needs no introduction. The city where anything goes, also happens to have some of Europe’s best night life. However, there is more to Amsterdam’s night life than the Red Light District. Take a trip along the canals and discover some cool cafés and night spots off the beaten track. You can even stay on a boat. Check out the Amstel Botelfor an inexpensive and unique experience.

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2. Oktoberfest, Munich

 
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Oktoberfest is all about crazy nights, and crazy days! Over 6 million people visit Munich for a two week beer drinking festival. All of the German beer served is brewed locally, so if you like nice beer and a party atmosphere, look no further.

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3. Barcelona, Spain  

 
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Chill out on the beach during the day, take in a football match at the Nou Camp, and enjoy some cracking night life – Barcelona is a great city that and ideal for holidays for boys . If you don’t want crazy nights, there are plenty of cool places off the Ramblas to enjoy tasty tapas and a bottle of Rioja.

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4. 6 Nations Rugby Tours / Premier League Football Trips

 

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A sports trip is easy option for a night or weekend away, and there are so many cities to choose from. Liverpool, London and Manchester are the most popular football spots, while Edinburgh, Paris and Rome are great options for a rugby weekend.

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 5. Beach holiday 

 
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There are so many great beach holidays for boys, but your age will probably have a big influence on the destination you choose. The Algarve, South of France and Croatia are great choices if you want to enjoy some beach time with fine food and wine, while the lively Spanish resorts along the Costa del Sol and the Balearic Islands are ideal for a younger age group.

Magaluf is one of Spain’s liveliest beach resorts and is the most popular with school leavers and students, many of which are venturing abroad on their own for the first time. Most of the hotels have the hottest live bands and DJ’s playing during the summer, with foam parties going on till sunrise. Check out the adults-only BH Mallorca, which has an over 18’s water park and an open air festival all summer.

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6. Thailand

 
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The ultimate trip for students, Thailand is a must visit for a mix of fun, sun and culture. Spend a few nights in Bangkok, go north for a real adventure in Chang Mai, and make sure you are there to experience a full moon party on Koh Phangan.

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7. Skiing holiday

 
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For lads who want an action-packed week away, a skiing holiday is a great choice. Get some ski races in during the day and enjoy the great aprés ski bars at night time. Places like the legendary La Folie Deuce in Val Thorens are worth checking out.

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8. Las Vegas, USA

 

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Whether it’s your stag, mid life crisis, or you just fancy a big blow out – Vegas is the place to go!  Take in a boxing match, splash some cash at the casinos, or check out the pool parties at the Hard Rock Hotel! Don’t forget the obligatory helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon, and not that I am recommending it, but a trip to the shooting range is usually a popular day out too.

Read: The absolute guide to Las Vegas

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9. Abu Dhabi

 
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If you fancy some fast cars with a little culture thrown in, check out Abu Dhabi. If you can travel in November, try to go to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. If that’s not an option, stay in the luxurious W Abu Dhabi Hotel that over looks the track, and take a spin in a Ferrari at Ferrari Land, which is only minutes away.

Read: Going Italian in Abu Dhabi

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10. Golf Trip

 

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Golf trips are proving to be one of the most popular holidays for boys.  The Costa del Sol or the Algarve are ideal destinations to choose as there are plenty flight options for a weekend or week long trip. There are numerous resorts to choose from, with golf courses dotted all the way along the coast line, and both offer plenty of great dining options and nightlife too. 

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So there you have it my top ten holidays for boys! Have I left out your favourite? Let me know in the comments below.

 

Sarah

 

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Early Booking Offer to New York, Direct Flights & Hotel, 3 Nights, €495!

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I know what I wan’t under the tree this Christmas – this early booking offer to New York!

 

One of my favourite cities, New York captivates me every time I visit. There is so much to see and do, and every time I go back, a new attraction has opened. New York’s tallest building, the One World Observatory is the latest ‘must see’. Take the lift to the 102nd floor in under 60 seconds and experience a virtual time-lapse that recreates New York’s skyline from the 1500’s to present day.  The first National Geographic Encounter is opening in Times Square later this year. Immerse yourself in an interactive journey through the Pacific Ocean, play with sealions, sting rays and look n the eye of a great white shark. The 9/11 Memorial & Museum, the Statue of Liberty, Rockefeller Center must also be on your ‘to do’ list, and let’s not forget the shopping! Regardless of what the exchange rate is, there are ALWAYS bargains to be had in New York. You could spend the day in Macys or take a trip to Woodbury Common, my personal favourite outlet mall.  When you are shopped out – live like a New Yorker and  chill out at the High Line, a Manhattan park that is situated 30 feet above the city. For more ideas on what to do, read my blog on the top 25 things to do in New York.

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But it’s not just the attractions that excite me. It’s the buzz, the massive skyscrapers, the yellow cabs, the shopping, the dining, the nightlife… I could go on forever!  If you haven’t already visited, now is your chance! This early booking offer to New York includes direct flights from Dublin and a three night hotel stay from €495 based on four sharing, or €575 based on 2 sharing! You will fly on the 1st of February and stay in the heart of Manhattan. The price  includes a three night stay at the highly rated Stewart Hotel ( formerly Affinia Manhattan) which is centrally located and receives great reviews on tripadvisor. If you fancy a stay at the popular Fitzpatricks Manhattan Hotel, that’s a steal too, at only €629 per person, based on 2 sharing.

So what are you waiting for? A deposit of €100 secures your booking and it’s never to early to talk about Christmas presents…….

 

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Halloween Break at Port Aventura World & Ferrari Land, 3 Nights, 2ad & 2ch, Flights, 4* Hotel & Park Passes, €1019!

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Spend the Halloween break at Port Aventura and Ferrari Land this year. Treat the kids to a weekend away with this super deal, which includes flights, hotel and park tickets!

 

Port Aventura World is a great place to go during the Halloween break. The park is decked out with lots of spooky decorations and there are enough frightening characters and scary creatures to satisfy kids of all ages. Younger kids will also enjoy the Sesame Street characters that sing and dance in Halloween costumes. Make sure you catch the amazing Halloween show on the gloomy lake and stay till closing time to catch the spooky fun parade.

Halloween Break at Port Aventura World and Ferrari Land

What I love about this Halloween break at Port Aventura and Ferrari Land is that the kids can still enjoy Halloween night at home. I’m not sure about you but my kids always want to be at home to go trick or treating! You will be flying from Dublin to Barcelona Reus ( closest airport to Salou ) on Wednesday the 1st of November and return on Saturday the 4th and staying at the 4* Sol Costa Daurada hotel in Salou, which is located only 2 km from the Park. Hopefully the weather will be good enough to spend a day at the beach but if you are unlucky the hotel also has an indoor pool as well as a host of activities for all the family to enjoy. 🙂

Halloween Break at Port Aventura World and Ferrari Land

The price includes a two day park ticket to Port Aventura and Ferrari Land, which you can buy in advance with Attraction Tickets Direct. Read my top ten reasons to visit Port Aventura World and my blog on Ferrari Land to see all the amazing attractions available.

Click here to book flights  Dublin – Reus €239pp

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Click here to book theme park tickets:  €59 per adult, €51 per child.

 
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Sarah

 

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How to Avoid Being Ripped Off at Car Hire Desks

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I love hiring a car on holidays. I love the freedom it brings and I tend to get out and explore more. What I don’t love, is paying the crazy excess charges. So when I found out how to avoid being ripped off at car hire desks – I simply had to share!

 

There is nothing worse than arriving off a flight and facing a queue at the car rental desk. It’s even worse if you have two kids hanging out of you that just want to get to the hotel. Trust me, I’ve been there and it’s not pleasant! What’s even more frustrating are the exorbitant excess charges that they try to force you to pay. I am convinced the staff prey on your vulnerability at airports. When they quote charges of up to €2000 if you scratch the car, they have you hooked. They also know you are tired after a flight and will probably pay it. Well not anymore…….

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Want to know how to avoid being ripped off at the car hire desks? Carhireexcess.com is the answer. You can now take out a car hire excess policy from as little as €2.99 per day, or €49.99 per year for frequent travellers!  A survey carried out by research company Behaviour & Attitudes found that over 40% of Irish holidaymakers purchase car hire excess insurance at the car rental desk – are you one of them? If so check out this table and see how you could save with carhireexcess.com.

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Carhireexcess.com is owned by Irish award winning Insurance companies Blue Insurance and Multitrip.com so you can rest assured that this is a genuine way to save money on car rental charges. They have an Irish call centre and a dedicated website. For more information checkout www.carhireexcess.com or call (01) 7930416 speak with one of their agents.

 

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Sarah

 

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It’s Royal Caribbean Cruise Week at Travelnet! Fly cruises from €789 in 2018 and €1199 in 2017!

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If you are thinking of booking a cruise – this is the week to do it! It’s Royal Caribbean cruise week at Travelnet with fly cruises available from €789 in 2018 and €1199 in 2017!

 

And thats not all….  If you book a Royal Caribbean cruise you will receive from $100 up to $1000 on board credit! You can use this to purchase a drinks package on board or to sample some of Royal Caribbean’s exhilarating excursions. Take a private guided tour of the Amalfi Coast or swim with string ray in the Cayman Islands – the choice is yours! And if all of that wasn’t enough, everyone who books a cruise with Travelnet.ie during cruise week, will be entered into a draw with a chance to win one of four €200 holiday vouchers!

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I have cruised with Royal Caribbean and their motto ‘ Where Extraordinary Happens ‘ is SO true! Their innovative ships are some of the best in the world, with fine dining, scintillating entertainment and record breaking adventure activities. They visit 250 destinations in 77 countries across 6 continents – believe me they have a cruise to suit everyone! When Travelnet asked me to pick some of my favourites from their latest campaign, I was only too happy to oblige :-). Their ‘Even More Extraordinary‘ campaign includes 2018 cruises so I now have some serious holiday goals for next year! There are lots more cruises available on the Travelnet website so if my choices don’t suit you, make sure you check out ALL of the Royal Caribbean cruise deals by clicking here.

 

Rhapsody of the Seas, 14th October 2017, Greek Isles Cruise, €1199!

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Rhapsody of the Seas has had a $30 million makeover and boasts contemporary styling, world class shows and a new outdoor movie screen! It’s floor to ceiling windows ensure stunning ocean views throughout.  There are numerous restaurants on board including their famous steak-house, Chops Grille and fine dining at Chef’s table. I love Greece, so when I saw the itinerary I was hooked. You depart from Venice, visiting Athens and the Greek islands as well as Lonely Planets top place to visit in 2017 – Kotor in Montenegro! Marvel at the Acropolis and take time to wander around the Greek towns of Corfu, Kefalonia and Mykonos before returning to Venice for your flight home. The price includes a seven night full board cruise with $100 on board spend, Aer Lingus return flights, 20kg checked baggage and transfers!

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Oasis of the Seas, 3rd September, Western Caribbean Cruise, €1429!

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Oasis of the Seas was the original record breaker. It was the first ship to introduce seven different neighbourhoods on board. It’s sister Harmony of the Seas got all the publicity last year but Oasis of the Seas is very similar. See the mind-blowing stunts in the Aqua Theatre, chill out amongst acres of exotic trees in Central Park and ride the carousel on the Boardwalk. Facilities include an aquapark, ice skating rink, surf simulator as well as a host of dining options.  The Western Caribbean itinerary is one of the Caribbean’s best. You will visit Mexico, Jamaica and Labadee,Haiti and you will also have plenty of time to enjoy the Caribbean sea views from your ocean view stateroom. Did I mention you get a FREE upgrade to an ocean-view with this offer? The price includes a seven night full board cruise with $100 on board spend, an upgrade to an ocean-view stateroom, a pre night stay in Orlando, return flights, transfers and baggage!

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Symphony of the Seas, 7th October 2018, Western Mediterranean Cruise, €1349!

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I simply had to choose Royal Caribbean’s newest ship, Symphony of the Seas, which will launch in April 2018. It will be THE ship of 2018 and it will be the world’s largest. It is almost identical to it’s sister ship Harmony of the Seas, but slightly larger. She will also have seven neighbourhoods, robotic bars, world class shows, water slides and the Ultimate Abyss – the tallest slide at sea. For more information on what to expect on Symphony of the Seas, read my review of Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas. This Western Mediterranean cruise will sail from Barcelona and includes visits to Majorca, Provence, Florence, Rome and the Amalfi Coast. The price includes a seven night full board cruise with $100 on board spend, Aer Lingus return flights, 20kg checked baggage and transfers!

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So there you have it my top picks from Travelnet’s ‘cruise week’ special offers. Remember there are lots more offers available on their website. Travelnet.ie  are part of the Barter Travel Group, who have been selling holidays and cruises for over 150 years in Ireland. Suffice to say they know their stuff! If the dates on their website don’t suit, or you have particular requirements, give the sales team a call on 01 5310402 or 021 4851700. Alternatively fill out the enquiry form online and they will get back with the best options to suit you.

 

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Sarah

Holidays in Ireland

My Family Holiday in Killarney

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It is my Mum’s 90th birthday this year so I thought it would be nice to take her away for a few days. She was born in Kerry, and Killarney is one of her favourite places so I booked a family holiday in Killarney during the Easter holidays.

 

 

I wanted a large hotel suite or apartment as well as some entertainment and pool for the kids, in case it rained – well it is Ireland! The Castlerosse Hotel ticked all the boxes so we booked one of their 2 bedroom cottages. The first thing that struck me, in fact all of us was the size of the cottages. The main room is enormous and they could easily have added a third bedroom. Both bedrooms have a double and single bed and there are two bathrooms and a large kitchen. Décor is a little dated but overall I was really impressed. They are located 100 meters from the hotel and all of the hotel facilities were available to us.

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Speaking of facilities, my children loved the kids club. There were so many kids for them to play with and there are outdoor games as well as indoor. The X Factor talent show went down a treat, as did the late night movies from 9 – 11pm. There are also tennis courts, a football court, putting green and an outdoor playground. They organise kids meals so children can eat with their friends in the kids club from 6 – 7 pm and then join the activities and movie night afterwards. We didn’t avail of this but I spoke to some parents who didn’t see their kids from 6pm – 11pm, leaving them time for a romantic meal for two – with drinks in the bar afterwards!  The kids club also organised group activities in the pool. The large 20 metre heated pool has a separate children’s area and also a jacuzzi , sauna and steam room. There are also regular water aerobics classes and a fully equipped gym, not that I had the pleasure…

Family Holiday in Killarney

The setting is perfect. The Castlerosse hotel overlooks their own 9 hole golf course, the Killarney Lakes and the Magillicuddy Reeks. They even have their own resident deer on the grounds – how cool is that! I really enjoyed the 2km walk through the National Park to Killarney town. There are two options, one with mountainous terrain but stunning lake views and the other a surfaced pathway with a cycle track if you fancy renting the hotel bikes.  The views from the hotel restaurant and bar are stunning and the packages that include breakfast and evening meal are extremely good value. The food was very good in the main restaurant both for breakfast and dinner and the in house pizza oven allows you to have pizza in the bar or in your cottage.

Needless to say we had some rainy days and that’s why the hotel facilities were so handy. We did however manage to see quite a lot of Killarney while we were there. We visited Torc Waterfall, which is only 200 meters from the roadside, which makes it easily accessible. Take the steps up to the top to get some amazing views over the lakes. Another great spot to catch the best views is Aghadoe and no steep steps necessary!

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We played the tourists and took a jaunting cart around Muckross House and Gardens. I used by mother’s age as the excuse why we couldn’t walk too far but actually it was a really great way to see it. It is in the heart of Killarney National Park and well worth a visit. My mum took the hour long guided tour and loved it and we explored Muckross Abbey and Muckross Lake with the kids.

We also took a day out to drive the ring of Kerry, something my Mum really wanted to see again. We stopped at the famous Rossbeigh beach. It must be one of Ireland’s best, six miles of golden sandy beach, so we parked right beside it and went for a stroll while the kids played happily.

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We visited Valentia Island, where the Skellig Experience visitor’s centre is located. You can access the island by bridge or car ferry. We decided to do both so we arrived by bridge to Portmagee and picked up the car ferry on the other side of the island at Knightstown. There are regular boat trips to Skellig Michael where you can get up close, see the famous bird sanctuary and probably spot some seals and dolphins on the way. In order to climb on to the rock you need to pre book well in advance.

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We took the opportunity to visit Kells Bay House and Gardens, where Ireland’s longest rope bridge has just opened. It is forty-five minutes from Killarney but I would highly recommend it for a family day out. The gardens were full of exotic flowers and the kids were blown away by ‘Ireland’s Jurassic Park’. Following a storm the enterprising owner decided to carve dinosaur sculptures from fallen trees. They are throughout the gardens and my children used the map to find them. It is a simple idea but a really effective one.

family holiday in Killarney

The rope bridge is bound to attract new visitors to the gardens and so it should. It is one of those things that looks easier than it actually is. I recently walked the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge in Antrim so thought this would be easy. How wrong I was! The rope is much harder to manoeuvre than Carrick-a-Rede and the fact that it is much longer doesn’t help. Definitely not for the faint hearted! There is a nice coffee shop and a Thai restaurant on site, they even offer country house accommodation too.

family holiday in Killarney

After our long day we stopped in PF Mc Carthy’s bar for some delicious pub grub in Kenmare! The perfect end to a perfect day around the ring of Kerry. Our family holiday in Killarney was a great success. There are so many things to do in Killarney and we only managed a sample of them. A boat trip on Killarney Lakes, a hike through the Gap of Dunloe and being on the Ring of Kerry you are close to so many other options.  If you haven’t already discovered Killarney’s magnificent lakes and mountains, waterfalls and woodlands – make sure you do!

 

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Sarah

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October Bank Holiday Weekend in Krakow, Flights & Hotel, 3 Nights €363!

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Home to Europe’s largest market square, a trendy Jewish quarter and cracking nightlife, why not spend the October bank holiday weekend in Krakow.

 

A UNESCO world heritage site, the old town is lined with impressive buildings and museums including the famous Wawel castle. Although actively involved in the 2nd world war, the city remains completely in tact with stunning architecture at every corner. The Jewish quarter, Kazimierz is bustling with restaurants, pubs and clubs and is the pulse of the city. There are free guided walking tours which give you an account of what happened during the second world war, including a stop at Oskar Schindler’s factory. Nearby Auschwitz , although harrowing, is also an extremely worthwhile visit if you are feeling up to it. At night time you have to check out the live music at some of the back street basement clubs after a meal at one of Krakow’s many great restaurants.

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Fly from Dublin on Friday the 27th of October and enjoy a three night stay at the centrally located Wyspianski Hotel for only €363 per person. This hotel is highly rated on tripadvisor and is a great choice to explore all that Krakow has to offer. Krakow combines medieval city and modern superbly and it a top city break destination – go see it!

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Sarah
 

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