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The Travel Expert’s Best Travel Deals – 28th February 2023

I’ve searched the web so you don’t have to! My best travel deals from Ireland include last minute holidays, city breaks, summer holidays, cruise deals, and staycations for couples and families.

In this week’s best travel deals from Ireland I have a luxury break Quinta do Lago, summer holidays in Santorini and Marrakech, family holidays to Lanzarote and Orlando, a city break in Berlin, a choice of MSC Cruises, and super staycations.

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Best last minute: Luxury for less in Quinta do Lago 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Treat yourself to a short break in one of the Algarve’s most exclusive resorts. Stay in a luxury townhouse in Martinhal Quinta with private pool and garden from just €249 for five nights!
 

 

 
I found return flights from Dublin on the 27th of March for €93, and a 2 bedroom townhouse is just €156 per person for five nights, based on four sharing. Flights are also available from Cork, Shannon and Knock – find more info via the link below.

Price includes Aer Lingus flights, 10kg checked baggage and a two bedroom townhouse, based on four sharing. So bring your family, or get a few friends together and enjoy beach walks and brunches in Quinta do Lago.
 
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Best overnight escape: Mother’s Day in Kinsale

hotel deals in Ireland for Mother's Day

Treat yourself or your Mum to a Mother’s Day escape in the Kinsale Hotel & Spa for just €80 per person. Set in 90 acres of woodlands, yet only a five-minute drive to the vibrant city of Kinsale, this hotel offers the best of both worlds. 

The indoor pool, luxury spa, and Rockpool Bar & restaurant are sure to please and this rate includes breakfast too!

Read: 10 Mother’s Day gift ideas – Spa days and hotel stays from €55pp

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Best April / May deal: A week in Santorini for €304

Santorini holiday deals from Ireland

Scratch one off the bucket list and visit Santorini before the crowds arrive. I found great value flights for just €139 in April. Price for flights and a seven-night stay in the Zacharakis apartments is only €304, or stay in the picture perfect town of Oia for only €500 including flights. See these and lots more options here:

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Best summer sun: Magical Marrakech 

2 Ciels Hotel Marrakech

If you are looking for a sun holiday this summer with a little culture and charm thrown in, then don’t miss Marrakesh. It is certainly on trend this year with many celebrities choosing it as their winter sun destination of choice.
 

 

 
I found great value return airfares for only €164 on the 28th of July. A seven-night stay at the luxury 2Ciels Boutique Hôtel is only €485 per person including breakfast. This is highly rated on TripAdvisor and combines traditional Moroccan influences with luxury modern interiors. Total cost for a seven night holiday including flights is just €649 per person.

Search flights 28th July – 4th August €164pp

View hotel here €485pp
 

 

 

Best city break: 3 night break in Berlin for €198!

The Travel Expert, Sarah Slattery, Berlin, Checkpoint Charlie

Berlin is a great choice for a city break. There are fascinating sights everywhere you turn – The Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie and the Berlin Wall, to name but a few! However, Berlin also has some great nightlife and shopping – you can combine culture with craft beers and get the best of both worlds.

Read: My city guide to Berlin
 

 

 
I found great value flights for just €45 return on the 18th of April, and a three-night stay at the top rated Mercure Berlin Wittenbergplatz is only €149 per person – so you can enjoy a three night break in Berlin for less than €200!

Search flights 18 – 21 April €45pp

View hotel here €153pp
 

 

 

Best family holiday: 4-Star week in Lanzarote

Lanzarote is one of the most popular holiday destinations from Ireland, and I’ve found a deal in one of its most popular hotels on the 16th of July! The Las Costas Hotel is located right on the beach but also posts a pool with stunning sea views. There is a children’s pool and snack bar, as well as a cocktail bar, games room, gym and Spa.
 

 

 
Price of €2973 includes flights, checked baggage, transfers and a seven-night stay with breakfast and evening meal included, based on a family of four. Price includes a FREE Child Place and a €200 discount when you use the promo code SPAIN via the link below. Check out the reviews on TripAdvisor if you still need convincing.
 
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Read: 12 Family holiday deals in July & August, All Inclusive holidays from €2668
 

 

 

Best family staycation: Easter break at Midlands Park Hotel

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Enjoy a two-night family break at the highly rated Midlands Park Hotel this Easter from €434 for a family of four, or €498 for a family of five. We stayed here last year and loved its family friendly facilities and great dining options.
 

 

 
Price includes breakfast each day, a 4-course evening meal on the night of your choice, a family activity pass to one of the nearby top attractions, an Easter egg for the kids on arrival, and full access to the Leisure Centre.

Read: Family breaks at Midlands Park Hotel

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Best cruise: MSC All Inclusive Med Cruises from €849

 

 
 
 
 
 
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MSC Cruises are having a moment! They have a staggering 21 cruise ships in their fleet and so many offers to choose from. I’ve cruised with MSC on a few occasions, you can read my review of MSC Seaview here:

Read: Review of MSC Seaview

If you haven’t tried a cruise before, you might like to try an all-inclusive 3-night Med cruise. Price including flights, checked baggage, gratuities meals and premium drinks is just €849 on the 13th of October.
 

 

 
Alternatively choose an all-inclusive seven-night Italy, Montenegro and Greek Isles cruise from €1239. This also includes flights, checked baggage, meals, premium drinks and gratuities, as well as return airport transfers. See these and lots more here:

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Best long haul: South Africa

 

 
 
 
 
 
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South Africa is one of my favourite holiday destinations and this super two-week trip manages to capture many of the highlights.  Spend four nights in Cape Town, three nights in the Winelands, three nights on the Garden Route and three nights at Amakhala Game Reserve with meals and game drives included – a place I stayed in a few years ago and can highly recommend.
 

 

 
Price of €2299 per person includes flights, accommodation as per itinerary, and nine nights car hire, travelling on the 4th of September.
 
Read: How to plan the perfect South Africa road trip
 
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Best early booking offer: Orlando for New Year

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Can you think of a better way to ring in the New Year? Enjoy a trip of a lifetime by spending New Year in Orlando with your family. Stay on site at Universal’s Endless Summer Resort and get early access to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and enjoy mind blowing simulator rides from your favourite movies.
 
Read: How to plan a trip to Orlando in 10 easy steps
 

 

 
I found a deal flying with Delta Airlines on the 27th of December and a 10 night stay at Universal’s Endless Summer Resort for €4624 based on a family of four. See more details in this post:

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Prices are correct at the time of issue but 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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