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The Travel Expert’s Best Travel Deals – 27th February 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.

This week’s Best Travel Deals include a last minute holiday in Cyprus, a Mother’s Day treat in Galgorm, a short break in Sicily, summer holidays to Greece, a brand new resort in Mexico, a Virgin Voyages cruise to Ibiza and an early booking offer to Rome.

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Best Last Minute Deal: Cyprus

best travel deals to Cyprus from Ireland

Swap the cold for balmy Cyprus, where the temperature is 19 degrees and sunny! I found return flights to Paphos with Ryanair for €176 on the 7th of March, and a seven-night stay at the popular Helios Bay Hotel and Apartments is only €176 per person based on two sharing.

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Best Overnight Escape: Galgorm Resort & Spa 

Treat your Mum or significant other to a special Mother’s Day retreat in the luxurious Galgorm Resort & Spa.

This overnight escape includes a stay in a deluxe room with complimentary minibar, breakfast, and a Private Spa Experience in their decadent Thermal Village . Choose from a private bathing experience, Mud Rasul or Galgorm Detox Therapy. Total cost is €350 for two.

Read: 20 Hotel Deals for Mother’s Day, Overnight Escapes from €52pp

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Best Short Break: Sicily

luxury short breaks to Sicily

Looking to kickstart your Summer in style? A short break in Sicily will do the trick! I stayed in the stunning town of Taormina many years ago and the fabulous CapoTaormina Hotel is perfectly placed to enjoy it. Its also worth pointing out that Taormina is where the White Lotus was filmed.

Price for Aer Lingus flights, 10kg checked baggage and a three-night stay with breakfast and €529 per person. If you prefer to stay longer, simply edit the dates to suit you via the link below.

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Best Summer Sun: Corfu

best travel deals to Greece from Ireland

With scheduled flights increasing in price, it makes sense to book a package holiday this Summer.  I found great deals to Greece with TUI including this gem to Corfu, departing in July.

The top-rated Zefiros Apartments (number 1 on TripAdvisor) is priced at €683 per person for a seven-night stay with flights, transfers and checked baggage included, based on two sharing.

 

TOP TIP: Upgrade to a larger apartment or get a few friends to go with you! If you spend €1500 with TUI on this or any package holiday this Summer you can use code SUMMER to save a further €150 off your booking!

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Best Family Holiday: Zakynthos

top things to do in Zakynthos and where to stay

Treat yourself to a little luxury while the kids play happily at the complimentary waterpark! I found a Free Child Place in a Swim-Up room in the top-rated All Inclusive Aqua Bay Suites in Zakynthos in July.

Price for a seven night stay with flights, transfers, checked baggage, meals and drinks is €4510 for a family of four. This includes a discount of €150 when you use code SUMMER.

Read: Zakynthos Travel Guide, What to Do & Where to Stay

Read: 10 Family Holiday Deals in July, All Inclusive Holidays from €2647

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Best Family Staycation: Belfast

Skydiving in Belfast with kids

Bring the family to Belfast over Easter holidays. Explore the Titanic Quarter, visit the W5 Discovery and Science Centre, or even try indoor skydiving!

A stay at the popular 4-Star Leonardo Hotel (formerly Jurys Inn) is €356 per family staying in a Superior Family Room from Easter Monday for two nights.

Read: 20 Things to do in Belfast with Kids & Teenagers

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Best Long Haul Offer: Mexico

Secrets Playa Blanca a new all inclusive hotel in Mexico

Be one of the first to stay at the brand new Secrets Playa Blanca Resort in Mexico! This luxury All Inclusive adult-only hotel has just opened and boasts 17 restaurants and bars, four large pools and a host of complimentary activities!

The premium all inclusive arrangement includes unlimited access to a la carte restaurants, premium drinks, restocked mini bar, gratuities and lots more. Get there before the crowds arrive!

 

Price for flights, transfers, checked baggage, and a seven-night stay on a premium all-inclusive basis is €2049 in September, but many more dates are available.

Read: 10 All Inclusive Holidays from Around The World, Prices from €959pp

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Best Cruise: Virgin Voyages Cruise to Ibiza

VIrgin Voyages

Virgin Voyages have finally arrived for sale in Ireland. These adult-only cruises offer a unique cruising style where all 20+ dining options, fitness classes, entertainment and gratuities are included in the cost!

I found a super deal cruising from Barcelona with overnight stays in Ibiza and Barcelona included, as well as a €250 bar tab per cabin to make sure you sample the delicious cocktails on board!

 

Price for flights, baggage, an overnight stay in Barcelona and a seven night cruise staying in a Sea Terrace, with a $250 bar tab per cabin and gratuities included, is €1799 per person departing the 25th of May. 

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Best Early Booking Offer: 4-Star Rome City Break €195pp

weekend in Rome - the travel expert visit the Colosseum

Rome is always a great choice for a city break, and this is a great way to beat the January blues! I found return flights for just €82 per person and a great deal in the centrally located 4-star Nikkis Collection Navona. It is rated as Excellent on TripAdvisor and the price for a two-night stay is just €115 per person.

 

Dates and durations can be changed to suit your requirements – simply edit the search dates via the links below. There are many more hotel choices, as well as some top tips for visiting Rome in these posts:

Read: Where to stay in Rome, my top picks of 3, 4 and 5-star hotels

Read: Top things to do in Rome and restaurant recommendations

View flights here 16th – 18th Jan €82pp

View Hotel here €113pp

 

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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