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The Travel Expert’s Best Travel Deals – 16th August 2022

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I’ve searched the web so you don’t have to! My best travel deals from Ireland include summer holidays, city breaks, winter breaks, cruises, and staycations for couples and families.

This week’s Best Travel Deals from Ireland include a last minute holiday to Lido di Jesolo near Venice, short breaks in Sardinia and Lisbon, a winter break in Lanzarote, a Princess cruise, family holidays for next year, and staycations in Kerry and Wexford.

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Best last minute: Flights to Venice for €60!

City guide to Venice, best things to do, and where to stay

Anyone for Venice? Choose a city break or a beach break, with return flights from just €60 on the 1st of September, there has never been a better time to visit.
 
There are many hotel options to choose from but I have selected the 4-star Brioni Mare. It is superbly located in the centre of Lido di Jesolo and boasts its own private beach just two minutes walk away. Breakfast is included throughout your stay as well as a pick up from Treviso airport. Price for a seven night stay is €608 per person.
 

 

 
You can also choose to stay in the city of Venice, but if you choose a beach stay you can pop into Venice at any time, it is just 45 minutes drive away.  

Read: Venice travel guide – top things to do and where to stay

Check flights here 1st-8th September €60pp

View hotel here €608pp 
 

 

 

Best overnight escape: Wexford from €55pp

Special Offer at Riverside Park Hotel, Wexford

Enjoy an overnight escape in the 4-star Riverside Park Hotel in Wexford this Autumn. One night stays are available from €55 per person and include breakfast, as well as Prosecco and chocolates in your room on arrival!
 

 

 
There are many dates available throughout October and November including Sunday night stays. Supplements apply for Friday and Saturday night. Read more here or click below to search and book.

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Best city break: Flights to Sardinia for €108!

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Spend the October bank holiday weekend in Sardinia! I found great value flights on the 27th of October for just €108 for four nights. I have priced various hotel options below depending on your budget.
 

 

 
Choose the 4-star Domomea from €166, the 4-star Alma di Alghero for €246, or the 5-star Carlos V Wellness and Spa for €440 per person. 

Why not get a few friends together, or bring the kids? I found a three-bedroom penthouse with stunning sea views for €918 for four nights, based on 4 sharing.

Check flights here 27th – 31st October €108pp

View Domomea €166pp 

Alma di Alghero €246pp 

View Carlos V €440pp  

View Penthouse €918
 

 

 

Best family holiday: Holiday Village Ibiza 2023

best travel deals from Ireland for families

Home from holidays and already thinking of next year? Now is the time to secure a Free Child Place, because believe it or not some dates are already sold in July! The Holiday Village Seaview in Ibiza is one of the most sought after properties and a Free Child Place is worth almost €1000 off the price!
 

 

 
With a waterpark, Aerial Adventure course and a choice of family rooms and apartments to choose from – its no surprise that it sells out quickly, but you can book now with a small deposit to secure your place.

Price for flights, transfers, checked baggage and a seven-night all-inclusive stay with all meals, drinks and entertainment included is €3752 on the 26th of July 2023 based on a family of four – the same holiday is €4716 on the 12th of July!

Read: 12 top waterpark holidays in Europe for families

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Best family staycation: Kenmare Holiday Homes

family staycations over october mid term break

The Kenmare Bay holiday homes are always highly sought after, not only because of their ideal location, but they offer free access to the Leisure Centre and hotel facilities. They have availability over the Halloween break in three-bedroom lodges, something that will certainly sell out quickly.
 

 

 
Price for a two-night stay in a 3-bedroom lodge is €598 on various dates throughout the mid term break. I have selected the 1st of November, but if you prefer to change dates or stay longer, simply edit the dates via the link below.

Read: 15 family staycations over Halloween break

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Best winter break: Flights to Lanzarote for €100!

5 star adult only hotel in Lanzarote

Want return flights to Lanzarote for €100? Fly from Dublin to Lanzarote on the 7th of December and enjoy a pre-Christmas break for just €273 for seven nights! Price includes flights and a seven-night stay in the popular Agua Marina apartments, located in the heart of Puerto del Carmen.
 

 

 
Fancy a bit of luxury? Upgrade to a suite in the 5-star adult-only La Cala Suites. Price for flights and a seven-night stay is €730 per person.

Read: Best 5 star hotels in Canary Islands for adult only escapes

Check flights here 7th-14th December €100pp

View Agua Marina €173pp 

View La Cala Suites €630pp
 

 

 

Best cruise: Enchanted Princess Cruise for 2023

 

 
 
 
 
 
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If you were following me last week you may know I was having the best time on Princess Cruises’ Sky Princess! Watch out for a dedicated post coming soon with lots of offers, but I had to share this one now – the price is too good not to!
 
This super deal for next summer is cruising on Enchanted Princess – the sister ship of Sky Princess, it was actually launched afterwards so is even newer than Sky Princess!
 

 

 
Fly from Dublin to Rome and cruise for seven days visiting the Amalfi Coast, Crete, Kusadasi, Istanbul and Mykonos, before returning home from Athens.

Price of €1255 includes flights, cruise with meals and entertainment and 20kg checked baggage. Add on Princess Plus for €46 per person per day which includes all drinks up to $12 in value, WiFi and gratuities!

Read: 10 cruise deals from Ireland with flights included

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Best early booking offer: Lisbon weekend break for €199!

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Who remembered that we have an extra bank holiday next year? St Brigid’s Day is the 1st of February and the following Monday 6th is a bank holiday! Take advantage and book a weekend away before the airlines increase their prices…
 

 

 
Price for flights to Lisbon are €86 return and a three-night stay at the superbly located Chiado 44 Inn is just €113 per person – making the total price just €199.

I have lots more hotel options in this post:

Where to stay in Lisbon, my top picks of 3, 4 and 5 star hotels

Check flights here 3rd-6th February €86ppp

View Chiado Inn €113pp 
 

 

 
It is important to be aware of the latest travel restrictions of the country you are travelling to. Boosters or pre-departure tests are required for travel to some countries in Europe if initial vaccination is over 270 days. Please check the latest travel restrictions on the DFA website before you travel.

Prices are correct at the time of issue but are subject to change. Please note some of my best travel deals include affiliate links where I receive a small commission if a booking is made.

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