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The Travel Expert’s Best Travel Deals – 12th October 2023

I’ve searched the web so you don’t have to! My best travel deals from Ireland include last minute holidays, short breaks, early booking offers, cruise deals, and super staycations.

In this weeks Best Travel Deals I have a last minute holiday to Sorrento, a city break in Prague, amazing winter sun offer in Fuerteventura, a family Christmas market break, a cruise around Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, an early booking offer to Bali for next Summer, and staycations in Cavan and Cork.


Best last minute: Sorrento

best travel deals to the Amalfi coast from Ireland

Escape to the Amalfi Coast over the October bank holiday weekend where it is currently 24 degrees and sunny! October is a lovely time to visit as you shouldn’t have the same crowds that visit during the peak summer months.


I found return flights for 8 nights, departing Friday October 27th and returning Saturday November 4th for €243 – flying out with Aer Lingus and returning home with Ryanair.

An 8-night stay in the highly-rated Hotel Florida is €571 per person. I have lots more hotel options and suggestions on the best things to do here:

Read: The ultimate guide to the Amalfi Coast and Where to Stay

View Outbound Dublin – Naples €60pp

Search Inbound Naples – Dublin 04 November €183pp 

Florida hotel €572pp



Best overnight escape: Slieve Russell Hotel

Sarah at Slieve Russell Hotel

I had the pleasure of staying in the Slieve Russell Hotel recently and loved its stylish new decor, woodland walks and great food. It is set in 300 acres, surrounded by lakes and a Championship golf-course, as well boasting a a 20-metre swimming pool and luxurious spa.


In October, November and December you can enjoy a sneaky night away with a two-course meal and a full Irish breakfast the following morning for just €105 per person. Most Sunday nights are available at this price as well as limited dates for Friday night stays.

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Best two-night staycation: Delphi Resort Connemara

cheap spa breaks in ireland

Delphi Resort is one of Ireland’s best known adventure resorts, but it also boasts a luxury spa. This short break is ideal for those who love outdoor pursuits, as well as a thermal suite to relax in at the end of the day! 

Price for a two-night stay with breakfast, dinner on one evening and a complimentary upgrade to a suite, is just €140 per person. This is valid on the 18th, 24th or 25th of October and selected dates in November.

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Best city break: Prague


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It’s probably no great surprise that my best city break this week is Prague! I’m just back from a fabulous short break and loved it. I found great value weekend flights on the 20th of January from €91 and a three-night stay in a Superior King Room at the 4-star Botanique Hotel is only €169 per person. 


I stayed in this modern hotel and loved its spacious rooms and super service. The bar and bistro serves up tasty food and creative cocktails. I recommend you pay the extra €7 per person for breakfast – it is superb!

There is a tram stop right outside the door and it is located across the road from the Metro. If you prefer to walk into the historical centre, its just a 15 minute walk away.  

If you prefer to visit for the Christmas market season, check out this post:

Read: 14 Christmas market breaks Inc Flights & Hotel from €169pp

Search Ryanair 20 – 23 January €91pp 

View Aer Lingus 19 – 22 January €174pp 

View hotel €169pp



Best winter holiday: Fuerteventura:


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Can you believe you can get to the Canary Islands for €44 return in November with Ryanair? I found return flights for €44 on the 30th of November and €63 on the 23rd of November from Cork. You can also find flights for €78 from Dublin on the 21st of November, and €106 from Shannon on the 24th of November – all for seven nights. I spent Easter holidays in Fuerteventura and loved its white sandy beaches and laid back resorts. 


A seven-night stay in the top-rated Surfing Colors apartments is available from €307 per person, or choose the 4-star Hotel Boutique TAO Caleta Mar for €420 per person including breakfast.

If you want an all-inclusive resort, then its hard to beat the 4-star Playa Park Zensation, priced at €655 per person in a junior suite with all meals and drinks included. 

I have linked all hotels below for the 23rd of November, but simply edit the dates via the links below to suit your requirements. You can see lots more hotel options here as well as the top things to do in Fuerteventura:

Read: Fuereteventura travel guide: Top things to do and where to stay

Read: 10 great winter holiday deals from Ireland

Search flights 23rd November from €63pp

View Apt €307pp

View Hotel B&B €425pp

View All Inclusive €655pp
Read: 20 Winter holiday destinations with direct flights from Ireland



Best family holiday: Copenhagen for Christmas markets

family Christmas market break

Treat the kids to a Christmas market break in Copenhagen! Over one million people descend on Tivoli Gardens at Christmas time to experience one of Europe’s best Christmas markets. It is lit up with 1000’s of fairy lights and there are light shows, market stalls, theme park rides and top class concerts.


I found return flights for just €66 per person on Saturday the 9th of December and a three-night stay in the centrally located Scandic Hotel is only €582 including breakfast, based on a family of four – making the total cost for a three-night festive break, €846 per family.

Search flights here 9th – 12th December €66pp

View hotel here Family Room €582

Read: Family Christmas market break in Copenhagen



Best family staycation

Clonakilty Park Hotel

Fancy a family getaway after Christmas? With school holidays running until the 8th of January, a family staycation is a great way to beat the January blues.

The Clonakilty Park Hotel is one of the most popular family hotels in Ireland. It has an award-winning leisure centre, a three-screen cinema, high ropes and zip wire adventure centre, and family friendly dining options.


Price for a two-night family stay from the 1st and 5th of January in a two-bedroom apartment from €438. Every time I post an offer to this hotel, it sells out quickly, so you better act fast!

Read: Where to holiday in Ireland with teenagers – my top 20 picks

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Best cruise: Singapre, Thailand & Vietnam

Spectrum of the Seas

Cruise the Orient on Royal Caribbean’s Spectrum of the Seas! This incredible 12-night cruise holiday includes flights from Dublin, Cork or Shannon to Singapore, an overnight stay in a hotel in Singapore plus an overnight stay in Singapore on board the ship – this will give you plenty of time to explore this great city. 


You will then cruise to Vietnam and stop at two ports there, before cruising to Thailand for a two night stay onboard in Bangkok. You will then cruise back to Singapore to catch you return flight  back to Ireland.

Price for flights on the 15th of February, all ground transfers, overnight stays and 9 nights on board Spectrum of the Seas with meals and entertainment included is just €1995! 

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Best early booking offer: Bali

bali holidays from ireland

Experience long haul for less and save €200 off selected long haul holidays with TUI next year. I found a great deal to the 5-star Element by Westin Bali in Ubud.

This luxury hotel is located between Ubud’s rainforests and rice paddies, and has a Spa and fitness centre with daily yoga classes. It is rated as Excellent on TripAdvisor and has received high praise from previous guests.


Price of €1626 per person for a 10-night stay in June, which I’m told is agood time to visit weather wise. This includes flights, checked baggage, airport transfers and a 10-night stay on a B&B basis in a Deluxe Double Room with Balcony or Terrace. Use code LH200 to save €200 off total cost listed below.

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While every effort is made to ensure accuracy, descriptions and prices are taken from third party websites and 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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  1. Hi,
    I was hoping you might know of a good deal for about 5 nights during February midterm in Miami from Dublin? Any help be fantastic. Thanks Gráinne

    1. Hi Grainne,

      Apologies for late reply but I haven’t seen anything and mid term is usually an expensive time. I suggest checking with one of the American tour operators, American Sky, American Holidays or Tour America, they may have something.

      Best of luck


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