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

I’ve searched the web so you don’t have to! My best travel deals from Ireland include last minute holidays, short 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 break in Gran Canaria, a weekend in Corfu Town, summer holidays in Sardinia and Costa del Sol, a family holiday to Zakynthos, a fabulous Celebrity cruise, Santorini for the October mid term break and super staycations in Mayo and West Cork.

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Best last minute: A week in Gran Canaria

best travel deals to the Canary Islands from Ireland

Escape to the sun on the 27th of March and enjoy a week in in Gran Canaria from just €407, including flights, transfers and checked baggage!
 

 

 
You will be staying at the Apartamentos Koala The Home Collection which are located in the centre of Maspalomas and boast two swimming pools amongst its amenities. The recent reviews on TripAdvisor have been great too.

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Best overnight escape: Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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I have recently returned from a fabulous stay in Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa. Its superb beachfront location and Seawater Spa make it an ideal destination for a relaxing break away.

The ‘Come Dine With Me’ package includes an overnight stay with breakfast, a five-course evening meal in the Gulfstream Restaurant, and access to the heated Seawater Therapy Pool, Gym and Relaxation areas, and is priced at just €160 per person. This is available on selected dates in March and April.

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Best short break: Weekend in Corfu Town

Corfu travel deals from Ireland

Spend a weekend discovering the Old Town of Corfu. Renowned for its ancient ruins and beautiful architecture, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is a pleasure to explore. I found great value flights departing Friday the 22nd of April from Dublin for €174, and a three-night stay in the highly rated Bella Venezia is just €171 per person including breakfast.
 

 

 
This restored historical mansion is rated number 1 on TripAdvisor, and is regarded as one of the best places to stay if you are looking for a central stay in Corfu Town.

Search flights here 22nd – 25th April €174pp

View Hotel €171pp
 

 

 

Best May deal: A week in Sardinia

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Explore Sardinia’s sandy beaches and pretty old towns with this super deal to Alghero. I found return flights from €164 on the 12th of May from Dublin, and €154 on the 8th of May from Cork, and a seven-night stay at the highly rated Hotel Villa Piras is only €243 per person, making the total cost just €397 for one week.

Search flights here May from €154pp

View Hotel €243pp
 

 

 

Best summer sun: A week in Costa del Sol

 

 
 
 
 
 
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I had a great response to my post on the Caminito del Rey, so I decided to put a package together for you incorporating a beach holiday with a day trip to the Caminito included.

Read: Top tips for walking the Caminito del Rey and why it should be on your bucket list
 

 

 
I found great value return flights to Malaga on the 13th of June for €148, but you can choose any date or duration to suit you.

A seven-night stay at the 4-star Illunion Fuengirola is only €445 per person. I have stayed here many times and love its beachfront location. Fuengirola’s old town is great for shopping and there are some superb restaurants there too. 

A guided tour of the Caminito del Rey including pick up from Fuengirola is just €69, and is probably the most convenient way to get there.

Search flights here 13th – 20th June €148pp

View Hotel €445pp

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Best family holiday: All Inclusive Week in Zakynthos

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Bring the family to Zakynthos this summer. The All Inclusive TUI SUNEO Tsilivi Admiral is packed with family entertainment and sports activities for an active summer holiday. There is a choice of dining options with meals and drinks included in the cost, and guests are also given a discount for entrance to the Tsilivi waterpark, which is located 750m away. 
 

 

 
Price for flights, transfers, baggage and a seven-night stay on an All Inclusive basis for 2 adults and 2 children is €3450 on the 13th of August. This includes a Free Child Place and a saving of €150 per booking when you use code HOL150 online.

See lots more family deals with Free Child Places in this post:
 
Read: 12 Great Family holiday Deals in July & August
 
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Best family staycation: 3-Night Easter break in Apartments at Mulranny Park Hotel, Mayo

family breaks for Easter at Mulranny Park Hotel

Enjoy a fabulous family break in Mayo over Easter holidays staying a 2-bedroom apartment in the Mulranny Park Hotel. There are plenty of activities for children on site, including Kids Club, Movie Nights, Seashore Safari, Animal Hunt and Fairy Trail, as well a Leisure Centre with kids pool. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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If you can manage to tear yourself away from the extensive onsite facilities, the Great Western Greenway and Mulranny beach are on your doorstep. A three-night break should also give you time to visit Achill Island and the film locations from the Banshees of Inisherin.
 

 

 
Three-night breaks are available from €800 including breakfast, staying in a two-bedroom apartment that can accommodate 2 adults and 4 children. Family breaks are available throughout Easter holidays, but availability is limited from 7th – 10th of April.

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Read: 10 family breaks over Easter holidays – 2 night stays from €434
 

 

 

Best cruise: Celebrity Edge

 

 
 
 
 
 
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If you have been following me for a while, you will know how much I loved Celebrity Beyond, and if you book this super deal, you will see why!

Cruise the Med for seven glorious days on Celebrity Edge ( Celebrity Beyond’s sister ), for only €1465 on the 12th of August! Visit Cannes, Portofino, Rome, Corsica, and La Spezia – which is the gateway to Tuscany and the Cinque Terre.
 

 

 
Price includes flights from Dublin with checked baggage, meals and entertainment. You can add on a drinks package, WiFi and Gratuities for an additional €310, making the total just €1785 for a five-star all inclusive cruise in August. This one will be hard to beat…

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Best long haul holiday – Go Solo in St Lucia

the body holiday st lucia for solo holidays

Have you ever wanted to travel solo? This is the perfect opportunity to try it! The Body Holiday is the ultimate wellness all-inclusive resort and it dedicates the month of September to solo travellers – you pay no single supplement! 
 

 

 
You can enjoy a personalised schedule of spa treatments, fitness classes and water sports, as well as meals and premium drinks – all included in the cost of your holiday.

The Body Holiday can be whatever you want it to be. You can abseil down a river gorge in the morning, enjoy a spa treatment in the afternoon, and sip champagne at sunset.

Price for a seven-night stay including flights, transfers and accommodation on an all-inclusive basis is €3099.
 
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Best early booking offer: October Mid Term Break in Santorini

Santorini holiday deals from Ireland

The secret is out… Aer Lingus are flying direct to Santorini for the October bank holiday weekend Enjoy a seven-night stay from the 28th of October for just €527 including flights and accommodation. 
 

 

 
I have put various packages together including accommodation options in Fira and Oia to suit adults and families – see them all in this post:

Read: Santorini Offers for October bank holiday week from €393

Search flights here €350pp

Zacharakis €177pp

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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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