Best travel deals from Ireland

The Travel Expert’s Best Travel Deals – 18th July 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 super staycations.

I have a bumper post for you this week! My best travel deals from Ireland include last minute summer holidays to France and Madeira, a family holiday in Rhodes, luxury for less in Lanzarote, a luxury Med cruise, a bucket list holiday to Vietnam, winter in Morocco, Easter in Lisbon, and staycations in Leitrim and Sligo.

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Best last minute: Bordeaux and beyond

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If you are looking for last minute flights that won’t break the bank, then Bordeaux is hard to beat. Priced at €88 return from Dublin and €122 from Cork, it is the perfect opportunity to explore France’s wine country. Temperatures are not too high there either – with the forecast a balmy 24 – 26 degrees next week. 

 

 
You can choose a city break or a house in the country, or why not do both? Spend three nights in Bordeaux followed by four nights in a luxury château – c’est la vie! 

I selected a 3-star hotel in Bordeaux that is well rated on TripAdvisor, followed by Château des Vigiers, a luxury estate in Monestier that produces its own award-winning wine, and can help you plan visits to St Emilion or Sarlat.

Search flights here 26 July – 2nd August €88pp

View Bordeaux Hotel €139pp

View Chateau €396pp

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Best overnight escape: Sligo

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Enjoy an overnight escape at the highly rated Sligo Park Hotel for just €70 per person including breakfast, chocolates and a late check out – in August, September or October! Enjoy the hotel’s onsite Leisure Club or take time to explore Sligo’s fabulous coastline on the Wild Atlantic Way.

Want to stay longer? The price for two nights is €119 per person or three nights is €169 per person.

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Best short break: Madeira in August

best travel deals to Madeira from Ireland

If you are looking to escape the rain, but don’t want to go anywhere that is too hot either – choose Madeira! It is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts and food lovers, and there is a host of great accommodation options to choose from.
 

 

 
I found flights for €231 from the 13th – 16th of August and a three-night stay in a junior suite in the popular Terrace Mar Suites Hotel is €202 per person.

However, I’m told the Se Boutique Hotel is THE place to stay for a short break in the capital, Funchal. Price for a four-night stay is €277 per person including breakfast. 

Search flights here 13 – 16 August €231pp

Terrace Mar €202pp

View Se Hotel €277pp
 

 

 

Best family staycation: Leitrim

family hotel deals in Ireland near Lough Key Forest Park

Fancy a family staycation before the kids go back to school? Located in Carrick-On-Shannon, these modern two and three-bedroomed apartments boast panoramic views over the River Shannon. Take a cruise along the river, spend a day at Lough Key Forest Park or simply enjoy the location in the heart of this vibrant town.

Read: Top 10 things to do in Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands for families

Price for a two-night stay on various dates in August is €438 in a family room for four, €518 in a 2-bedroom apartment that sleeps up to five, or €618 in a three-bedroom apartment that sleeps eight.  

Read: 20 family hotel deals in Ireland, 2-night stays in August from €359

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Best September sun: 5-Star in Lanzarote

 five star holiday deals from Ireland

Lanzarote is one of our most popular holiday destinations, so why not see it in style and stay at the 5-star Secrets Lanzarote Resort & Spa? I found an amazing deal to this luxurious adult-only hotel in September. 

Price for a seven-night stay including flights and breakfast is only €769 per person, departing September 12th from Dublin.
 

 

 
There are also flights from Cork, Shannon and Knock. The best value I found is €793 on the 27th of September from Cork, €913 on the 20th of September from Shannon, and €986 on the 26th of September from Knock, but many more dates are available.

TOP TIP: When you click below, filter your results to 5***** hotels so you will see the offer without having to scroll through other properties.

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Best cruise: 9-Night Celebrity Cruise, €1499!

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Treat yourself to a Celebrity cruise from just €1499 in August! Set sail from Barcelona on the 24th of August and cruise to Spain, France and Italy over nine glorious days.

Price includes flights, transfers, meals and entertainment. Upgrade to a balcony cabin for an additional €109 per person. 

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Best winter holiday: 4-Star week in Morocco from €277pp

all inclusive holiday deals to Morocco
All Inclusive Iberostar Founty

Morocco is on my own wish list this winter and its great to see so many great value flight options available. I found return flights to Agadir from €160 on the 22nd of November and €103 on the 31st of January – what a way to beat the January blues!
 

 

 
The Golden Beach Aparthotel offers great value at just €174 per person in January or €190 in November for a seven night stay, or go all-inclusive at the top-rated Iberostar Founty Beach for just €489 per person in November and €488 in January.

Total price for a seven-night holiday including flights is €278 per person in January or €350 in November. All Inclusive holidays are available from €591 in January and €648 in November.

I have provided links to January prices below, but you can edit the dates to suit your requirements.
 
Search flights here from €103pp

View Aparthotel €174pp

See All Inclusive €488pp
 

 

 

Best long haul holiday: Vietnam

the best escorted tours from Ireland

Another destination that is on my bucket list is Vietnam, and this small group adventure tour looks like the perfect way to explore it!
 

 

 
Travel from North to South over two weeks with lots of amazing experiences included in the cost. Experience Hanoi’s Old Quarter by cyclo ride, explore Cu Chi Tunnels, cruise through Halong Bay and soak up the local culture in the Mekong Delta.  

Price for flights, accommodation, all transfers, guided tours, excursions and selected meals is €2799 per person on various dates in September, October and in 2024. Solo traveller price is €3198. Use my promo code TTE75 to save a further €75 per person!

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Best early booking offer: Easter weekend in Lisbon

 

 
 
 
 
 
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The early bird catches return flights to Lisbon for €144 over Easter weekend – and that’s flying out Good Friday and home Easter Monday…

I have options for couples and families in this post, with three-night stays including flights and centrally located hotels from €294 per person.

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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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