Best Travel Deals

The Travel Expert’s Best Travel Deals – 27th September 2022

Best Travel Deals

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

This week’s Best Travel Deals from Ireland include a weekend break in Sardinia for €191, a luxury wellness break in the Algarve, Norwegian cruise deals, New Year in Bruges, ski holidays at Easter, early booking offers for next summer, and staycations in Wexford and Kerry.

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Best last minute deal: 5-Star Wellness Hotel in the Algarve €499

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Flights to the Algarve offer the best value if you are looking for a last minute holiday. I found return flights to Faro from Dublin for just €110 on the 14th of October with Aer Lingus, or €83 on the 19th of October with Ryanair. Flights are also available from Cork, Knock and Shannon airports.
 

 

 
The relatively new (opened in 2019) 5-Star adult-only Longevity Health & Wellness Hotel has received excellent reviews on TripAdvisor and offers a wide selection of health and wellness holiday programmes on-site.

A state of the art fitness centre with yoga and pilates classes, as well as a spa and wellness centre are also available if you don’t wish to partake in any of the dedicated programmes available.
 

 

 
If this date or hotel doesn’t suit you simply edit the dates on the links below. There are many other cheaper hotel options available as well as beach front hotels in this post:

Read: The best beach hotels on the Algarve

Search Ryanair 19-26 October €83pp

View Aer Lingus 14-21 October €110pp 

View hotel €416pp

Read: 10 October holiday deals – city breaks, sun holidays and cruise deals
 

 

 

Best overnight escape: Spa break in Wexford

Wexford spa break

Treat yourself to a spa break in Wexford for just €125 – yes you read that right! This exclusive offer includes a cocktail on arrival, an overnight stay with breakfast at the Clayton Whites Hotel, one-hour access to the thermal suite, a choice of 30-minute Spa treatments, complimentary access to the Club Vitae Leisure Centre and shopping discounts.  
 

 

 
This offer is valid on selected dates from October to March, so enjoy a pre-Christmas shop and spa break, or perhaps give it as a Christmas present 🎁.

See more here
 

 

 

Best city break: 4-Star Weekend in Sardinia from €191!

 

 
 
 
 
 
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I am to provide the Best Travel Deals to all my readers and this one must be up there with the best of them! Ryanair is offering return flights to Alghero in Sardinia for just €55 return on the 4th of November!
 

 

 
Enjoy a three-night weekend stay in the 4-star Alma di Alghero Hotel for just €191 including flights! Located beside the beach, and 15-minutes walk from the historic centre, it offers the best of both worlds. I visited Alghero this summer and loved it. It is just 10 minutes from the airport so it is ideal for a short break

Search Ryanair 4th-7th November €55pp

View hotel €136pp
 

 

 

Best winter break: New Year in Bruges

Bruges

I visited Bruges for the first time last week, and was knew instantly I wanted to return. The historic city centre is UNESCO World Heritage Site and is packed with medieval buildings, colourful squares, as well as countless Belgian chocolate shops!
 

 

 
The city is often described as Little Venice due to its pretty canals, and I can only imagine how magical Bruges is at Christmas time. Its Christmas markets open until the 8th of January, making it ideal for a post-Christmas break.
 

 

 
I found flights to Brussels for €110 return on the 29th of December and the train to Bruges takes approximately 90 minutes. The Hotel Navarra Brugge is one of Bruges top rated hotels and is only a 3-minute walk from the central Market Square. It offers free access to a spa area, an indoor swimming pool, a sauna and a gym.

Price for flights and a three-night stay is €389 per person. Prices are even less if you travel on the 28th of December and return for New Year.

View flights here €110pp

View hotel here €279pp

Read: 13 Christmas market breaks, flights and hotels included from €224
 

 

 

Best Cruise: Norwegian Cruise Line offers

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Following on from my recent adventure on Norwegian Prima, Sunway have lots of cruise offers across various Norwegian cruise ships to a wide choice of destinations. There are Canary Islands cruises during the winter from €999, Mediterranean cruises for next summer from €869 and even cruise and stay holidays in Bermuda, Mexico and the Caribbean.

Read: The Cruise Guide – How to choose the right cruise

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Best family holiday: Skiing at Easter

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Looking for something different to do next Easter? Take the kids skiing! The upmarket resort of Tignes in France is open until the end of April and I found great value in the highly rated L’altaviva Apartments 1800, where you can ski and out of the apartments via a Blue run. 

ski holiday dealsPrice for a family of four for seven nights including flights and transfers is €2272 on the 1st of April for seven nights. This includes a Free Child Place and an extra saving of €150 when you use the promo code SAVE150.

Read: Top 10 tips for family ski holidays

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Best family staycation: Ballyseede Castle for mid term break

Ballyseede Castle

All kids want to stay in a castle, right? Kerry’s only authentic castle hotel is surrounded by 30 acres of private gardens and woodland and is steeped in history. Ballyseede Castle is also known for its traditional Irish cuisine and fine dining, as well as its much loved resident, an Irish Wolfhound. 

 

 
The Lodge family room has two double beds and offers great value for a family castle stay in Ireland over the Halloween break, You are also ideally placed to explore the Ring of Kerry and the Wild Atlantic Way.

Read: 12 staycations over Halloween break, 2 night stays from €330

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Best early booking offer: Amalfi Coast in July

best travel deals to Amalfi Coast from Ireland

Some of the airfares for next summer are expensive, but if you look closely you can find some bargains – like return flights to Naples for €110 in July.
 

 

 
Combine them with the popular 4-star Prestige Hotel in Sorrento, and you can enjoy a week on the Amalfi Coast for just €659 next July! This super deal includes breakfast too. See lots more hotel options in this post:

Read: Travel guide to the Amalfi Coast, where to stay in Sorrento, Positano, Ravello & Capri.

Search Ryanair 19th-26th July €110pp

View hotel €549pp

 

And that’s not all… Watch out for more early booking offers in Tour America’s Red Cow Virtual Sale Day which takes place on 29th & 30th September!
 

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 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 from Ireland include affiliate links where I receive a small commission if a booking is made.

 

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