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The Travel Expert’s Best Travel Deals – 18th January 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 weeks Best Travel Deals I have return flights to the Algarve for €45, a city break to Lisbon for €155, a week in Corfu for €219, Easter weekend in Palma or Wexford, summer holidays in Greece, Sorrento or the Maldives, a Caribbean cruise and lots more!

Best last minute: 5-Star Wellness Week in Algarve, €299!

Beat the January blues and jet off to the Algarve next weekend, where the weather is forecast to be 19 degrees and sunny! I found return flights for just €45 from Dublin and the 5-Star Grand Real Santa Eulalia is just €254 per person for a seven night stay.

Flights operate daily weekly from Dublin, three times weekly from Cork and twice weekly from Shannon, so simply edit the dates via the link below to change airport or duration.

Search flights here 28th Jan – 4th February €45

View hotel here



Best overnight escape: St Brigid’s Weekend from €45pp

Treat yourself to an overnight escape over St Brigid’s weekend, I’ve got 20 last minute hotel deals across most counties in Ireland.

Choose an overnight stay in the Harrington Hall in Dublin from €45pp, Tulfarris Hotel in Wicklow or Kinnitty Castle from €65, and lots more here:

Read: 20 Last minute hotel deals for St Brigid’s Weekend


Best Summer Sun:  4-Star Week in Sorrento, July, €779pp

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If you have always wanted to visit the Amalfi Coast, now is your chance! I found return flights to Naples for €98 on various dates in July. A seven-night stay at the 4-star Hotel Prestige is just €681 per person including breakfast, making a seven-night holiday just €779 per person.


If you prefer a short break, the price for flights and a four-night stay over the August bank holiday weekend ( 2nd – 6th August ) is €492 per person – simply edit the dates via the links below.

Search flights here 22nd – 29th July €98pp

View hotel here €681pp


Best family holiday:  All Inclusive at SplashWorld Resort, Zakynthos

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Located beside a waterpark, and with a splash park on site, the Aqua Bay Hotel is sure to be a big hit with kids of all ages. As this is a Splashworld Resort, you will have free entry to the waterpark throughout your stay.  You also have access to the TUI Kids Club, entertainment and pools at its sister hotel, Planos Bay.


Price for a seven-night stay on the 4th August including flights, transfers, baggage, all meals and drinks is €3839, based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing. This includes a saving of €250 when you use code SALE at the checkout.

View offer here


Best family staycation: Easter weekend in Wexford

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Wells House & Gardens, Wexford

Are you thinking of a staycation over Easter holidays? I found great value in the highly-rated Talbot Suites in Wexford. If you like spacious self catering accommodation with the advantage of hotel facilities, then this might be what you are looking for.


A two-night break in a two-bedroom apartment is available from €326, and if you want to travel over Easter weekend, the price is just €378.

Guests have complimentary access to the Talbot Fitness Leisure Centre which is located 100 metres away on the first floor of the Talbot Hotel.

Read: Top 10 things to do in Wexford with kids

View hotel here €326

Easter Sunday €378


Best city break: 3 Days in Lisbon, €155!

You probably know by now how much I love Lisbon, but at these prices hopefully you will to! I found weekend flights on Sunday morning the 3rd of March returning Tuesday night the 5th of March for just €52 from Dublin. This gives you three full days to enjoy the city. 

Read: My Top 10 things to do in Lisbon


The HF Fenix Music hotel is one of the top-rated three-star hotels in Lisbon, and is only €103 per person for a two-night stay. Its trendy rooftop pool, music theme and location beside the Oriente metro station has seen it receive excellent reviews on TripAdvisor. If you are looking for a four or five star hotel, check out my post on the best places to stay in Lisbon here:

Read: Where to stay in Lisbon – my top 10 Lisbon hotels

Search flights here 3rd – 5th March €52pp

View hotel here €103pp

Read: 10 City Break Deals in March & April from €170pp


Best short break: 5-Star Easter Weekend in Palma, €399!

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Palma ticks all boxes if you are looking for short breaks from Dublin, Cork or Shannon. Flights also operate weekly from Ireland West. Don’t miss a trip to Palma’s cathedral, and a stroll along the marina is a must in the evenings. Palma is also a great choice for a shopping break, and is an ideal launchpad to explore the rest of the island.


There are many different resorts to choose from, but I found a superb deal in the 5-star CM Mallorca Palace. Price for flights and a four-night stay is just €208 over Easter weekend. This luxury beachfront hotel is located about an hour from Palma, however the reviews are so good, you may not want to leave!

Search flights 28th March – 1st April ex Dublin €191pp

View hotel here €208pp 


Best Luxury / Long haul holiday: Up to 30% off Stays at Kuramathi Island, Maldives

Is the Maldives on your bucket list? You can save from 25 – 30% on room rates, plus get free meal plan upgrades to Kuramathi Island.

I can’t stress how much I loved Kuramathi Island – that sandbank is one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever been on. Kuramathi epitomises barefoot luxury, but also offers superb dining and accommodation options to suit couples and families, including luxurious beach houses that sleep up to six.


Price for a seven-night stay on selected dates May to October in a deluxe water villa is €3495 including flights, speedboat transfers, meals and drinks – but you must book by the 31st of January. 

Want to bring the kids? Family prices are available from €9,540 are based on 2 Adults and 2 Children (under 12 yrs) including flights ex-Dublin, return speedboat transfers, 7 Nights in a 2 Bedroom Beach House, complimentary access to Bageecha Kids Club plus free upgrade to Basic All Inclusive (Buffet dining and drinks throughout stay ). Supplements for extra child €910 or extra adult / teenager is €1,245. 

Read: Special offers to the Maldives – 30% off + Free Upgrades

Read: My review of Kuramathi Maldives

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Best cruise: Orlando Stay & Caribbean Cruise, €2499

Enjoy the thrills and spills in Orlando before sailing the Caribbean on a luxury cruise ship – the ultimate combination!

I found this great deal which includes spending six nights at Universal Orlando Resort, with park tickets included, and a six-night Eastern Caribbean cruise on Carnival’s Mardi Gras, staying in an ocean-view cabin with meals and gratuities included. 


Price of €2499 is based on a September departures and includes all flights. Many more dates and cruises are available with this combination.

Read: Orlando Holidays – 5 Different ways to Visit – Prices from €799

View offer here

Best early booking offer: A week in Corfu for €219!

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The early bird catches a week holiday in Corfu for €219 in October! Yes you read that right, price for flights and a seven-night stay at the popular Bruskos Hotel and Suites is just €219 on the 15th of October from Shannon, or €279 on the 16th of October from Dublin.

And that’s not all, this holiday can be booked with a €25 deposit, and paid off in monthly instalments!

Read: 10 Great summer holidays bookable with €25 deposit

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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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