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The Travel Expert’s Best Travel Deals -17th December 2019

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In this week’s Best Travel Deals I have Twixmas in Croatia, ski holidays in January, great deals on summer holidays to Menorca, Mauritius and the Costa del Sol, a staycation in Castle Leslie, and kids cruise fares for €99 with Royal Caribbean!



Best last minute:

Fancy jetting off to the slopes after Christmas? Topflight’s annual 12 days of Christmas sale features a different offer each day. Today, 17th December, you can get half-price lift passes if you book any ski holiday to Livigno. Price for flights, transfers and a seven-night stay at the Livigno Ski apartments, is available from €499 throughout the month of January.

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Best summer sun:

At the risk of repeating myself – you really need to book early to secure the best flight prices during July and August. I found flights from Dublin to Malaga on the 24th of August for €98 return. Add on a week in the fabulous 4-Star Balcon de Europa Hotel in Nerja, with breakfast included, and you have a wonderful summer holiday for just €498 per person!

View flights here €98pp

View hotel here  €400pp



Best family deal:

Did you know Ryanair are flying to Menorca next summer? Menorca is an ideal choice for a family holiday, particularly with younger children. I found a great deal departing the 6th of June. Price for flights and a seven-night stay in the 4-star Prinsotel La Caleta is only €1136 based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing. This aparthotel receives excellent reviews on TripAdvisor and was awarded a Certificate of Excellence. #StealOfTheWeek

View flights here €116pp

View Aparthotel here €672



Best city break:

Looking for a Twixmas break? How about the Croatian city of Zagreb? Fly direct from Dublin on St Stephens Day and enjoy a three-night break in the 4-star Hotel International, with breakfast and airport transfers included, for €471 per person.

View offer here



Best cruise:

The January sales have started early with Royal Caribbean Cruises, as their brand new WAVE deal starts today! When you buy one cruise fare you can get up to 60% off the 2nd cruise fare, save up to €140 off your stateroom and enjoy kids fares from €99!

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Read: 10 Reasons to Choose Royal Caribbean for Family Cruises



Best long haul deal:

 The All-Inclusive Veranda Pointe aux Biches in Mauritius is a regular favourite in my best travel deals. Imagine a hotel where you are encouraged to go barefoot 😍.  This laid-back luxurious hotel is highly rated on TripAdvisor, and with all meals and drinks included in the price – it is also superb value. Price for flights, transfers and a seven-night, all-inclusive stay is only €1369.
View offer here



Best staycation:

Many of you booked this half-price deal to Castle Leslie over Black Friday, but in case you didn’t – there is still time! Price for an overnight stay for two with breakfast, an invitation to an evening bubbly and canapés reception, a €25 voucher towards spa treatments or equestrian activity, and a €25 voucher towards afternoon tea or dinner for two – is only €140 for arrivals up to the end of March, or €165 for a flexible option of dates available until the 10th of December 2020.  

View offer here


Read why I was captivated by Castle Leslie



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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