Short breaks, road trips and city and beach combos, I’ve got ten great American holidays from Ireland to inspire your next trip Stateside.
Whether you want a city break in New York, a California road trip, a Caribbean cruise, or a family holiday in Florida, there is such a variety of American holidays from Ireland.
Aer Lingus will operate 15 direct routes between Ireland and North America next year, including the only direct European service to Cleveland. We also have numerous flights from United Airlines, Delta Airlines and American Airlines. This is great news for Irish holidaymakers, as we now have a wide choice of American holiday destinations to choose from.
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1. California Coast Road Trip: 10-Nights Incl Flights, Hotels, Wine Tour & Car hire, €2299pp
Driving the California Coast is one of the world’s most iconic road trips, and this super ten-night trip takes in many of the highlights. Start your adventure with a three-night stay in San Francisco, and enjoy a full day Wine Country Tour to Napa and Sonoma Valley, before driving the Pacific Coast Highway as far as San Luis Obispo for an overnight stay.
Two-night stays in Santa Barbara and Los Angeles are also included, before finishing off your trip with some well deserved beach time in San Diego.
Price of €2299 includes flights to San Francisco and home from San Diego, ten-nights hotel accommodation and seven-days car rental. Price is based on a March departure, but dates, durations and hotels can be changed to suit your requirements.
2. St. Patrick’s Day in New York: 4-Night Family Break, 2ad & 2ch €752pp
New York is always a good idea but being there for St. Patrick’s day is even better! Join in the celebrations and take in the sights of this iconic city over four magical days.
Did you know there are now five Observation Decks in New York? A host of new attractions have opened up over the past few years, so even if you have been here before, I guarantee you there is lots more to see!
Read: Top things to do with kids in New York
Price of €752 per person includes direct Aer Lingus flights with checked baggage, and a four-night stay in the Iberostar hotel on Park Avenue. Price is based on two adults and two children sharing, departing 14th March, but dates and durations can be changed to suit your requirements.
3. MSC Cruise from Orlando with Direct Aer Lingus flights: €1079pp
This is an incredible offer – cruise Bahamas and Mexico on MSC Meraviglia for only €1079 per person including direct flights from Dublin with Aer Lingus!
Visit the Bahamas, Costa Maya and Cozumel over seven days with meals and entertainment included in the cost. Why not upgrade to an ocean view cabin for an additional €150, and enjoy Caribbean sunsets from your balcony?
Price of €1079 includes a discount of €200 per cabin for a limited time only. This offer is based on 28th February departure, but dates can be changed to suit your requirements.
4. Route 66 Road Trip: Flights, 14-Nights Hotel Stays & Car hire, €2469pp
Scratch one of the bucket list next year and drive Route 66 from Chicago to Santa Monica – this is the ultimate American road trip.
Overnight stays are included in St Louis, Springfield, Oklahoma, Santa Fe, Flagstaff and Needles, and two-night hotel stays are provided in Chicago, Amarillo, Abuquerque and Santa Monica.
Price of €2469 includes Aer Lingus flights with checked baggage, 14 nights hotel accommodation and car hire. You will fly direct to Chicago and return from Los Angeles to maximise your time on this dream holiday. Price is based on a March departure, but dates, durations and hotels can be changed to suit your requirements.
5. Summer Family Holiday to Orlando: Aer Lingus flights & 12-Nights Universal Studios Hotel, 2ad & 2ch €1149pp
Orlando is one of the best family holiday destinations in the world, and this offer places you right in the heart of it! Fly direct to Orlando with Aer Lingus and stay at Universals Endless Summer Resort – Dockside Inn and Suites for 12 nights next summer.
We stayed here at Easter time and loved the benefits of early park access to Universal Studios. Price of €1149 per person is based on two adults and two children sharing and includes checked baggage too.
You can add on 14-day park tickets to Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure and Volcano Bay, for €372 per person. Price is based on June departure, but dates and durations can be changed to suit your requirements.
6. New York Stay & 7-Night Bahamas Cruise: €1499pp
Live it up in the Big Apple before cruising to Port Canaveral and the Bahamas for seven days on MSC Meraviglia. Visit the Kennedy Space Centre, the vibrant town of Nassau, and MSC’s private island in the Bahamas – Ocean Cay.
This super deal is just €1029 per person for a family of four, or €1499 per person based on two sharing. Price includes return flights to New York, a two-night pre-cruise stay in the Manhattan Times Square Hotel, and a FREE upgrade to an oceanview cabin on the cruise! Price is based on a May departure but dates and durations can be changed to suit your requirements.
7. Viva Las Vegas: Flights 6-Night Hotel Stay, €919pp
Explore Sin City over six glorious days. Visit the casinos, take in a show, explore the Grand Canyon, and shop till you drop! There are so many things to do in Las Vegas, and six days should give you plenty of time to see the highlights.
Price of €919 per person includes flights, checked baggage, and a six-night stay at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino, based on a January departure. Dates and durations can be changed to suit your requirements.
8. New York & Miami in May: Flights & 7-Night Hotel Stays, €1499pp
Visit two of America’s most loved cities on one trip. Fly direct to New York with Aer Lingus and spend three days exploring all the sights and sounds of this great city. You will then be flown to Miami for a four-night stay at the Holiday Inn Miami Oceanfront, where you can ‘party in the city where the heat is on‘ and relax on the white sands of South Beach.
Price of €1499 includes all flights and seven-nights hotel accommodation, departing in May. Dates and durations can be changed to suit your requirements.
9. New Orleans City Break: Flights & 4-Night Hotel Stay, €1233pp
Whether you like Jazz, Soul, Blues or old fashioned Rock n Roll, you will find it in the home town of American music – New Orleans. There is a festival on every other week, and it is one of the world’s best party cities.
This city break places you in the heart of the French Quarter at the Wyndham New Orleans Hotel – enjoy a four night stay here from €1233 including flights. Price is based on a January departure, but dates and durations can be changed to suit your requirements.
10. Fort Lauderdale Beach Stay & Sky Princess Caribbean Cruise: €1739pp
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This nine-night holiday includes a two-night pre-cruise stay in the fabulous beachfront B Ocean Resort in Fort Lauderdale, before setting sail for the Caribbean on Sky Princess. I had the pleasure of cruising on this beauty this summer, and loved it relaxed atmosphere and superb dining options.
Visit Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and Turks & Caicos before returning to Fort Lauderdale for your flight home.
Price of €1739 includes return flights, two-nights hotel stay and seven-night cruise with all meals and entertainment included.
Want to bring the kids? Price is even lower, at just €1339 per person. Upgrade to a balcony cabin for an additional €149 per person. Price is based on a March departure, but dates, durations and hotels can be changed to suit your requirements.
Entry requirements for American holidays from Ireland
An ESTA visa waiver is required for all visitors to the US. This is straight forward process that can applied for online, you can apply here.
I hope these American holiday deals from Ireland will see you jetting off Stateside next year! While every effort is made to ensure accuracy, prices and itineraries are subject to change.