Best travel deals from Ireland

The Travel Expert’s Best Travel Deals – 14th February 2023

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

In this week’s best travel deals from Ireland I have a last minute ski holiday, an overnight escape to London, holidays to Zakynthos, Puglia and Las Vegas, a family holiday to the Algarve, a five star yacht cruise in Croatia, an epic trip to Vietnam and some super staycations.




Best last minute: Ski trip!

ski deals from Ireland

Hit the slopes with great value ski deals to Andorra! Price for flights, transfers, checked baggage and a seven-night stay at the highly rated Hotel Yomo Patagonia, with breakfast and evening meal included, is only €370 on the 26th of February.

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Best overnight escape: Trim Castle Hotel


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Trim Castle Hotel has a super offer for an overnight stay, with breakfast, dinner, a bottle of Prosecco and a late check-out included for just €175 per couple! We stayed here last year and enjoyed the fabulous Trim Castle walk and visit to the castle. Guests also have free access to the Aura Leisure Centre close by.
Look for the Winter Escape offer via the link below – it is valid until the 26th of February.

Read: 20 last minute hotel deals in February, overnight stays from €46 per person

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Best city break: 4-Star London break for €109!


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Jet off to London for the night in March for just €109! Take in a show ( I can highly recommend Abba Voyage ), see the sights, or visit the Making of Harry Potter at Warner Bros Studios – tickets are still available from Attraction Tickets with return transportation from Victoria.


Flights are available from €29 return to Stansted or €35 return to Gatwick on the 12th of March from Dublin, and similar prices are available from Cork, Shannon and Knock airports to Stansted.

You can fly early morning and come back late in the evening which will give you two full days to explore this great city.


I stayed at the 4-star Park Plaza Victoria Hotel which is ideally located beside Victoria station and within walking distance of Westminster Bridge, the London Eye and most of London’s top attractions. Price for an overnight stay is just €80 per person.

Read: Top Tips for Visiting Harry Potter Studios

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Best May deal: Zakynthos for €299!

the travel expert has the best travel deals to Zakynthos

Kickstart your summer with a week in the beautiful island of Zakynthos. With the announcement of a new service from Dublin with Ryanair, airfares have never been lower!

Visit the most photographed beach in the world – Shipwreck beach, see the Loggerhead turtles, or take a boat trip to Kefalonia.


Return flights are available from €177 in May ( and October ) and the popular Seaview apartments are superbly priced at just €122 per person for a seven-night stay. The 4-star Ionian Aura apart-hotel is another great choice, priced at just €165 per person including breakfast.

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Best summer sun: Puglia ❤️


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Explore Puglia this summer! With flights to both Bari and Brindisi from Dublin, you have a choice of flights available. I found flights to Brindisi for just €118 return on the 25th of July. 

The Dimora Charleston Guesthouse in Lecce is highly rated on TripAdvisor and ideally placed to explore this gorgeous region. Price for a seven-night stay in a junior suite with Spa bath and breakfast €468 per person.


The Hilton Garden Inn is another great choice and also is rated as Excellent on TripAdvisor. A seven-night stay here is €487 per person.

Search flights here 25th July – 1st August €118

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You could also choose to fly into Brindisi and home Bari, or vice versa, and explore the northern Puglia towns of Alberobello and Polignano a Mare, and pop into nearby Matera – one of Italy’s most fascinating cities. 

Read: 3 places you must visit in Puglia

Read: Our magical weekend in Matera



Best family holiday: All Inclusive in the Algarve


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If you are following me for some time you will know how much I love Alvor in the Algarve. I found an all-inclusive deal to the Alvor Baia this summer.  Price for flights, transfers, checked baggage and a seven-night stay with meals and drinks included is €3525 on the 17th of July. 

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See many more offers including discounts of €200 off holidays to Spain, Canary Islands and Balearic Islands, as well as Free child places in this post: 
Read: 12 family holidays in July and August with Free child places & exclusive discounts



Best family staycation: Newpark Hotel in Kilkenny


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The Newpark Hotel in Kilkenny is one of the best family hotels in Ireland. As well as swimming pool, adventure playground, animal farm, kids clubs and go karting, a dinosaur-themed park opened here last year, with life-sized (robotic) dinosaurs that move and roar! 


Deluxe family rooms can get booked out months in advance, so it is always best to book as early as possible. Price for a two-night family stay over the October bank holiday weekend is €480 including breakfast – but hurry there are only four rooms left!

Read: Top things to do in Kilkenny with kids

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Best cruise: Croatia yacht cruise

Croatia island hopping deals

Island hopping in Croatia is on my own wish list and this luxury cruise looks like the best way to do it. Unlike regular cruises you get to dine in the ports you visit each night.

Explore the walled city of Dubrovnik, visit the stunning islands of Brac, Hvar, Korcula and Mljet, and discover Split, Markarska and much more.


Price for flights, transfers and a seven night cruise on this luxury yacht is €2130 per person. Many meals and excursions are also included in the cost, see full details and itinerary via the link below.

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Best long haul holiday: Vietnam

adventure holidays in Vietnam

Discover all the highlights of Vietnam on one epic trip. Explore the bustling city of Hanoi, overnight on a traditional Vietnamese cruise ship in Halong Bay, take a trip to the Cu Chi Tunnels, take a boat cruise through the floating markets of Cai Rang, cycle through the rural villages and rice fields of the Mekong Delta, and visit Ho Chi Minh City and Hoi An.


Price for flights, transfers, 13 nights accommodation, 2 overnight flights, all breakfasts, 11 lunches, 1 dinner and guided activities and excursions is only €2399. Small group tours are available in May, September, October and November, and the single supplement only €349!

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See more adventure holidays, including walking tours, photography and yoga trips here:

Read: 10 adventure holidays for active travellers



Best early booking offer: Christmas shopping in Las Vegas!

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Enjoy a Christmas shopping break in Vegas! Price for flights and a five-night stay at the 4-star Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino is just €654 on the 12th of December!


The price of €654 is based on flying via London but I suggest clicking on the Alternative Flight Options box and selecting Delta Airlines flights via New York  (an additional €35) – this will enable you to clear emigration in Dublin before you leave.

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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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  1. Hi could you advise on best solo tours in europe, South Africa and India from Ireland. thenak you Dolores.

  2. Hi there Travel Expert!

    We went to Malaga last October and we followed your fantastic guide. Thank you so much. We had an amazing time with all of your recommendations!

    We are heading to Palermo for a week at Easter with our daughter (age15) and then to Malta in August for 2 weeks.

    We would love to hear any suggestions or tips you might have.

    Thank you so much.

    1. Hi Jackie,

      I’m delighted to hear that. I havent been to Palermo though so sorry I can’t help you there! I was in Toarmina many years ago and loved it but didnt get to explore much of the island unfortunately.

      Best of luck


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