The Travel Expert’s Best Travel Deals – 12th July 2022

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

This week’s Best Travel Deals include summer holiday deals in Lake Garda and Majorca, a luxury break in Sani Resort, winter breaks in Lanzarote and Prague, a shop and cruise trip to New York, an early booking offer for Easter, and staycations for adults and families.

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Best last minute holiday:

Lake Garda travel deals

Take the hassle out of organising a last minute holiday and book a package tour to Lake Garda with hotel, transfers and excursions included. This super deal is staying in the 4-star Grand Hotel Liberty in Riva on a bed and breakfast basis, with a choice of excursions on the lake and Verona, as well as a guided day trip to Venice with lunch included in the cost.
 

 

 
Price of €999 includes flights, hotel on a B&B basis, excursions and transfers departing 26th July. Price for 2nd and 9th of August is August is €1099. Price includes an extra saving of €50 by booking on line using code Garda50.

View offer here

 

 

 

 

Best overnight escape:

spa break at Kilronan Castle

When you drive through the medieval gates of the 18th century Kilronan Castle Estate & Spa, you are bound to be impressed by its beauty. The 50 acres of gardens, woodlands, and lake also add to its fairytale like appearance.

Read: 25 Castle hotels in Ireland for romantic stays or group getaways
 

 

 
Originally a royal family home, it has been transformed into a luxurious Irish castle hotel. Expect four poster beds and antique furniture, as well as fine dining and a luxury spa with thermal suite. 

Price for an overnight escape on the 27th of July is just €99 per person including breakfast. See this and lots more last minute hotel deals in Ireland here:

Read: 20 last minute hotel deals in Ireland

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Best family holiday:

family holiday deals in Majorca

I’m a big fan of Puerto Pollensa in Majorca, so I was delighted to find availability in the top-rated Club del Sol apartments. Price for flights and a seven-night stay with transfers and checked baggage included is €2716 on the 17th of August – based on a family of four. Use code 3L4HRBZRN to save a further €100 off this price when booked online. 

View offer here
 

 

 

Best family staycation:

glamping in ireland

I’m not sure if its our glorious weather or the name – Glamping Under the Stars, but I’m thinking I want to try glamping here! Located just an hour from Dublin, this award-winning glamping site in Laois has bell tents, wood lodges, hobbit-style houses and a shepherd’s hut, all equipped with proper beds, a private decking area and sockets for charging phones. 

 

 
The hobbit-style houses sleep up to six and have private bathrooms. Prices for a two-night family stay are €399 on various dates in July. Three-night stays are also available in August. 

Read: 20 Top picks for glamping in Ireland

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Best luxury break:

 

 
 
 
 
 
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I have just returned from Sani Resort in Greece and to say I loved it is a massive understatement! The service and setting is superb, and choice of dining options is hard to beat. I found a great deal to this world-class resort for just €869 in October. Price includes flights and a seven-night stay on a half board basis.

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Best city break:

christmas market break to Prague

Treat yourself to a Christmas market break in Prague – at this price it would be rude not to! Fly from Dublin with Aer Lingus on the 12th of December and enjoy a two-night stay at five-star Michelangelo Grand Hotel Prague for just €167 per person!

View flights here €97pp

View hotel here €70pp
 

 

 

Best winter break:

best winter sun deals from Ireland

Secure your winter sun break now while airfares are great value – as price increases are expected! Fly to Lanzarote on the 16th of November and enjoy a seven-night stay in the popular Rosamar apartments in Puerto del Carmen for just €363 per person.

Alternatively choose the 4-star Adult-Only Natura Palace for just €699 per person with breakfast and dinner included. This hotel is one of the top rated in Lanzarote and was a Travellers Choice Award winner this year.
 

 

Both options include flights, and accommodation on a free cancellation basis – prices are even lower if you opt for non-refundable rates.

Search flights here 16th – 23rd November €113pp

View Rosamar here €250pp

View Natura Palace €586pp Half Board
 

 

 

Best cruise:

Norwegian Cruise line is launching a brand new ship in August – Norwegian Prima, and I’ve got the perfect deal to showcase it! This shop and cruise deal includes direct flights to New York on the 9th of October, a two-night stay New York and a five-night cruise to Virginia Beach and, wait for it, Bermuda
 

 

 
Price for flights, 23kg checked baggage, hotel stay pre and post cruise, and a five-night cruise with all meals, drinks, WiFi, shore excursion credit and one speciality dining option is just €1969 per person! Add €67.50 for gratuities.

 

 

 

Best early booking offer:

The ultimate guide to the Amalfi Coast, where to stay in Positano, Sorrento, Amalfi and more

The early bird catches the… cheap flights to the Amalfi Coast for Easter holidays! I found great value flights for just €161 departing on Easter Saturday for seven nights. Combine that with a week in the 4-star Jaccarino Hotel near Sorrento for just €337, for a total cost of just €488 per person.
 

 

 
This hotel receives great reviews on TripAdvisor and was a Travellers Choice Award Winner this year. Price includes flights, and hotel on bed & breakfast basis with free cancellation. However, I have lots more hotel options in the centre of Sorrento as well as Positano, Amalfi etc in this post:

Read: Ultimate guide to the Amalfi Coast, where to stay and top things to do

Search flights here 8th – 15th April €161pp

View hotel here €337pp

 

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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