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The Travel Expert’s Best Travel Deals – 14th February 2024

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 week’s best travel deals I have city breaks in Porto and Washington, family holidays in Croatia and Cork, an all inclusive holiday to Antigua, a Greek Isles cruise, a cracker of a deal to Tuscany in July, and lots more.

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Best Last Minute Deal: 4 Star Break in Porto, €260pp

Escape to Porto for a short break in March. I found return flights for €137 on the 3rd of March from Dublin and a three-night stay in the top-rated 4-star Hotel Premium Porto Downtown is only €123 per person, making the total cost just €260 per person!

Located in the heart of the historical centre, this is ideally situated to explore this great city. I stayed in Porto many years ago, you can read my handy guide here:

Read: Why you should choose Porto for your next city break

View flights €137pp

Hotel Hotel €123pp 

 

Best overnight escape: Girls Night Away from €99pp

Cocktails and sunset views at Clayton Limerick Hotel

The Clayton Limerick’s Girls Night Away package has been a huge hit with my readers for the past few years – and it’s back! This exclusive offer includes an overnight stay with breakfast, 4-course dinner, complimentary cocktail and a bottle of Prosecco in the room on arrival – all from just €99!

Overnight stays based on three sharing are available from €99 per person, or two sharing from €120 per person and it’s available on selected dates until the end of April, including Patrick’s Day and over Easter holidays! Supplements apply for Saturday night stays.

Read: Girls Night Away, Dinner, B&B, Cocktail & Prosecco from €99pp

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Best Spring / Summer: 4 Star Week in Gran Canaria from €397pp

Sol Mogan Suites

Kickstart your summer with a week in sunny Gran Canaria. I found return flights for just €105 in April and a seven-night stay at the 4-star Sol Mogan Suites is just €292 per person including breakfast, making the total cost just €397 per person.

This adult-only hotel is rated as Excellent on TripAdvisor – almost all reviews are five star, and it offers superb value for a relaxing sun holiday.

View flights €105pp

View Hotel €292pp  

 

Best Summer holiday: 4 Star Week in Tuscany in August, €332pp

holiday deals to Tuscany

Explore the stunning region of Tuscany this summer. Airfares are terrific value in July and August and hotel prices are reasonable too! I found return flights for €128 on the 23rd of August from Dublin and   €107 on the 22nd of August from Cork.

A seven-night stay in the Hotel Ercolini & Savi is just €225 per person, making the total cost just €332 per person – this is incredible value for a Summer holiday in Italy. This 4-star hotel is top-rated but doesn’t have a swimming pool, however, I found the Da Vinci Hotel which is only €413 per person for seven nights, including flights. 

 

I stayed in the pretty town of Montecatini many years ago and it is ideally located to explore the nearby town of Lucca and the cities of Florence and Sienna. There is a train service from Pisa airport, or you can pre-book transfers, but I recommend car hire if you want to explore Tuscany fully.

P.S. Airfares are low throughout the year to Pisa so if the dates don’t suit below, simply edit the search to suit your requirements.

View flights €128pp

Hotel Ercolini & Savi €225pp  

Da Vinci Hotel €306pp  

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Best Long Haul holiday: All Inclusive in Antigua from €1599pp

Hawksbill Antigua

Go All Inclusive in Antigua for just €1599! The beachfront adult-only Hawksbill Resort surrounded by four beaches and offers fantastic value for a holiday in the Caribbean.

Price includes flights, airport transfers, and a seven-night stay on an all-inclusive basis travelling in September. Many more dates are available, contact Tropical Sky via the link below.

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Best Family Holiday: Croatia in August from €2372

Best places to stay in Croatia for families - Zaton Holiday Resort

Looking to try somewhere new this Summer? The Zaton Holiday Resort in Croatia is extremely popular with families and it is easily accesible from Dublin and Cork airports. You will find superb family friendly facilities, including swimming pools with waterslides, a toddler water park, mini disco, sports facilities, and it also happens to be set beside a sandy beach. 

There is a choice of apartments and large mobile homes available, and if you still need convincing the flying time is under three hours and its only a 25 minute drive the airport! 

Read: The best family campsites in Europe

Price for flights and a seven night stay in an apartment, based on two adults and two children sharing is €2372 from Dublin on the 15th of August, or €2402 from Cork on the 16th of August. Two bedroom apartments are also available via the link below.

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Best Family Staycation: Clonakilty Park Hotel Break from €478

Clonakilty Park Hotel

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 over the June bank holiday weekend in a two-bedroom apartment is just €478. 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: Greek Isles in July from €1399pp

Greek Isles cruise

Cruise the Greek Islands on the luxurious Celebrity Infinity this Summer. Set sail from Athens and visit Santorini, Mykonos Rhodes, Hydra and Kusadasi, before returning to Athens to fly home. 

Price of €1399 includes flights to Athens, airport to port transfers, a seven-night cruise with meals and entertainment included, departing the 13th or 27th of July. 

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Best Early Booking Offer: Washington city break for €496!

The early bird catches a weekend in Washington for just €496! This super deal departs on Friday the 28th of November and includes Aer Lingus flights and a three-night stay at the top-rated and central Motto By Hilton Washington DC City Center.

We enjoyed a fabulous weekend in Washington last year. And if you travel late November you can pick up some Christmas shopping in the outlets!  You can read out our visit and my top tips here:

Read: Top things to do in Washington & Where to Stay

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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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