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The Travel Expert’s Best Travel Deals – 3rd January 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, long haul offers, cruise deals and staycations for couples and families.

In this week’s best travel deals from Ireland I have Lanzarote flights from €60, Kos flights from €80, city breaks from €132, a week in Santorini from €349, waterpark holidays for families, a cruise to Croatia, luxury for less in the Maldives, direct flights to Mexico, and staycations for adults and families.




Best last minute deal: Return flights to Lanzarote for €60!

The Princessa Yaiza luxury family resort in Lanzarote

Beat the January blues with a week in Lanzarote, there are return flights available from €60 on the 18th of January! Price for a seven night stay in the Corona Mar apartments in Puerto del Carmen €312 per person, making the total cost for a week in the sun just €372.


If you fancy a treat, a suite in the 5-star Princesa Yaiza is available for €821 per person including breakfast, making the total cost €881 for a stay in one of Lanzarote’s best hotels.

Search flights here 18th- 25th January €60pp

Apartment here €312pp  

5-star hotel here €821pp  

Read: Winter week in Lanzarote, flights and apartment €341



Best overnight escape: January stays from €50pp

last minute hotel deals in Ireland

Treat yourself to an overnight escape at the end of the month – for pay day! Choose Trim Castle Hotel from €50, the Connemara Coast Hotel from €57,  go 5-star in Mount Juliet from €79 including breakfast, or choose The Grafton Hotel in Dublin city from €88. I have lots more in this post:

Read: 20 overnight escapes – January stays from €50pp



Best spring break: A week in Santorini from €349

Santorini holiday deals from Ireland

Visit Santorini before the crowds arrive! I’m hoping to visit myself this year, but I’m hearing how busy it can be in July and August. I found return flights for €139 on the 23rd of April – wouldn’t it be a fab way to kick start the summer?


I have a variety of accommodation to choose from with prices from €210 per person for the Zacharakis studios in Kamari, or €407 for the Amamnesis City Spa hotel in Fira, in a sea view room with breakfast and free cancellation.  

Read: Santorini holidays from Dublin with flights and accommodation

Search flights here 23rd – 30th April €139pp
Kamari Apartments €210pp
Fira Hotel €407pp



Best summer sun: Kos flights from €80 return

Special offer to Kos, Greece

Aer Lingus and Ryanair both announced that they are flying direct to Kos this summer which can only mean one thing – lower airfares for us! I found return flights from €80 on the 19th of September and €106 on the 9th of May. July and August prices are good too, with return flights from €169 in June, July and various dates in August.


Price for flights and a seven night stay at the 4-star Blue Lagoon City hotel with breakfast included, is €347 on the 9th of May, €594 on the 20th of June, or €505 on the 19th of September.

Read: Special offer to Kos, Flights & 4-star hotel from €347

Search flights here 9th – 16th May €106

View hotel here €241pp



Best luxury holiday: The Maldives  


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Is the Maldives on your bucket list? You can save 25% on room rates, plus get free meal plan upgrades for departures from 1st May to 19th July to Kuramathi Island Resort – that amazing island that I was lucky enough to visit last year. I also have offers to Dhigali Maldives, where kids stay free, and to Outrigger Maldives Maafushivaru. 

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Best city break: Porto & Prague €132; Lisbon €160


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With new routes cropping up from all Irish airports, city breaks have never been such good value.  I’ve updated my city break deals post and have  Porto and Prague from €132,  Lisbon from €160 and Venice from €198 – all including flights and well rated hotels for three nights!

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Best family holiday: Waterpark holidays in Majorca & Costa del Sol

waterpark holidays

TUI have Free Child Places plus up to €250 off holidays over €2500 in their January sale. I have chosen some Splashworld properties, as I know most kids love water slides, and meals and drinks are included too!

Read: All the January travel sales in one place

Choose the Globales Bouganvilla Hotel in Majorca from €2373 in June, or the Globales Playa in Estepona from €2660 on the 12th or 19th of July ( ex Dublin or Cork ) – both include flights, accommodation on an All Inclusive basis, airport transfers, checked baggage and waterpark access – and you only need a small deposit to book.


Prices are based on a family of four, but larger rooms are available. Prices include the €250 discount – use the unique code given to you when you search their website. 

Read: 12 top waterpark holidays in Europe for families 

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Best family staycation: Wexford

The Gruffalo Walk is one of the best things to do in Wexford with kids

Whether you just want a short break or a summer holiday in Ireland, it is wise to book your summer staycation now, particularly if you are looking for self catering accommodation with hotel facilities. The highly rated Talbot Suites in Wexford offer just that, and are ideally located to explore Wexford’s family friendly activities.


Price for a three-night stay in in July is €540 in a two-bedroom apartment, or €750 in a three-bedroom apartment. 

Read: Top 10 things to do in Wexford with kids

Read: 20 family deals in Ireland in July, 2 nights stays from €269

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Best cruise: Norwegian Gem Croatia cruise – €795


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The Italian city of Trieste is another new destination for Irish holidaymakers to explore, but it also has the added advantage of being a cruise port! Sunway are quick off the mark with this five-night cruise on Norwegian Gem.


Price for return flights and a five-night cruise visiting Rijeka, Dubrovnik and Hvar Island in Croatia, as well as Koper in Slovenia, is only €795 including airport transfers and checked baggage.

And that’s not all, you can add on a premium drinks package, WiFi, shore excursion credit and a meal in a speciality restaurant for just €99!

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Best long haul offer:  All Inclusive in Mexico with direct flights

all inclusive travel deals to Mexico from Ireland

Did you know there were direct flights to Mexico from Dublin next summer? TUI have a fortnightly flight and have savings of up to €250 per booking – a unique code is given to you on their website.


I have chosen the Platinum Riu Tequila Hotel, which is a top rated All Inclusive resort near Playa del Carmen. Price for a two-week holiday with direct flights, checked baggage, airport transfers, and all meals and drinks is €1808 per person – this is includes the saving of €250 per booking.

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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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