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The Travel Expert’s Best Travel Deals – 24th October 2023

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.

This week’s Best Travel Deals from Ireland include winter breaks in Lanzarote, Morocco and Amsterdam, summer holidays in Sorrento, Majorca and Mauritius, a Greek Isles cruise, and Christmas market breaks in Galway.

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Best last minute: A week in Agadir, Morocco for €260

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Escape the rain and jet off to sunny Agadir, where the temperature is a balmy 23 degrees!  I found return flights to Agadir from for €60 on the 8th of November for seven nights!

The Golden Beach Aparthotel offers great value at just €200 per person for a seven night stay in a junior suite, making the total cost just €260 per person for a week in the sun!

The highly-rated Argana Hotel is always a popular choice and that is priced at €330, making the total cost €390 per person.

Read: 20 Winter holidays from Ireland with direct flights
 
Search flights here 8th – 15th November €60pp

Golden Beach €200pp

View Argana €330pp
 

 

 

Best overnight escape: Christmas markets in Galway

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Take a trip to Galway’s Christmas markets and stay in style at the 5-star g Hotel. I has the pleasure of staying here this summer and loved its fabulous new make-over. Price for an overnight stay with breakfast is €96.50 per person, and the Christmas markets are running from Friday 10th November until Saturday, 7th January, 2024.

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Do you want to bring the kids to Galway’s Christmas markets too? The 4-star Maldron Hotel is a popular choice for families and is priced at €200 for a family of four in a deluxe family room on Friday 24th November. Many more dates available.

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Best winter sun: All Inclusive in Lanzarote from €680

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Lanzarote is Ireland’s most popular destination for winter sun holidays and I found a great deal to a 4-star All Inclusive Resort in Playa Blanca.

The 4-Star Rio Playa Blanca Hotel is only €680 in January or February for a seven night stay on an all-inclusive basis for seven nights. Prices includes discount of €35pp when you use code SLAINTE at the check out.

Price includes flights, all meals, drinks, checked baggage and airport transfers. Many more dates are available.

Read: 10 Winter Holiday Offers from Ireland

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Best city break: Amsterdam weekend for €213

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Book a weekend in Amsterdam to see the Christmas markets🎄 I found return flights from Dublin for just €34 in December! A two-night stay at the 4-star Eden Hotel from Saturday to Monday is €179 per person ( its cheaper midweek ). This is located in the heart of the city and receives excellent reviews from its guests.

You can choose a different date or duration, simply edit the dates via the links below. Flights are also available from Cork to Amsterdam with Aer Lingus from €124.

You can see lots more hotels and Amsterdam tips in my travel guide here:

Read: Amsterdam travel guide – top things to do and where to stay
 
Search flights 9th – 11th December €34pp
 
View Hotel €179pp
 
Read: 14 Christmas market breaks, 2 nights stay from €169
 

 

 

Best family holiday: Bonaire Apartments Majorca in July

family holidays to Majorca

The Protur Bonaire is one of the most sought after family apartments in Majorca, so take advantage of the Free Child Places in July now, because you can be sure these won’t be around for long! In addition to a Free Child Place you can also save €35 per person by booking before the 31st of October. 

We spent a week there when my kids were younger, and they loved the splash park with slides and mini-disco in the evening.
 

 

 
Price for a seven-night stay on the 28th of July with flights, transfers, baggage and apartment on an all-inclusive basis, is €3631 based on a family of four.

This includes a discount of €35pp when you use code SLAINTE at the check out. Many more free child places are available throughout June, July and August. 

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Best long haul holiday: Luxury for less in Mauritius

Mauritius

If you are looking for a luxurious adult-only escape next Summer, then look no further than the Veranda Paul and Virginie Hotel in Mauritius. This hotel has four sister properties and the all-inclusive deal allows you to dine and drink in all of them!

Your mini bar is restocked daily, and picnic baskets are also included should you decide to explore the island for the day. You should really need very little spending money.
 

 

 
A seven-night all-inclusive stay at this top-rated hotel in Mauritius is available from €1999 including flights, transfers and baggage. Price is based on May departure but many more dates and durations can be arranged.

Read: 10 dream holidays in the Indian Ocean – All Inclusive Resorts from €1699 including flights

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Best cruise: Greek Islands

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Spend nine days cruising the Greek Islands next year on Norwegian Getaway for just €1784. Visit Mykonos, Rhodes, Santorini, Vólos and Athens, as well as stops in Kusadasi and Istanbul in Turkey.

This amazing deal includes flights, checked baggage, a nine night cruise with meals, entertainment and gratuities, plus an overnight stay in Athens after your cruise. You can add on a premium drinks package with WiFi, Shore Excursion Credit and Speciality Dining for just €199!

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Best early booking offer: A week in Sorrento for €545

travel deals to the amalfi coast from Ireland

Is the Amalfi Coast on your bucket list? I found return flights to Naples for €105 over the May bank holiday weekend! A seven-night stay at the 4-star Hotel Prestige is just €440 per person including breakfast, making a seven-night holiday just €545 per person.

If you prefer a short break, the price for flights and a three-night stay over the bank holiday weekend is €378 per person – simply edit the dates via the links below.

Read: Special offer to Sorrento for May bank holiday

Search flights 30th April – 7th May Dublin – Naples €105pp
 
Prestige Hotel €440pp
 

 

 
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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