Best travel deals from Ireland

The Travel Expert’s Best Travel Deals – 6th December 2022

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

In this week’s best travel deals I have a city break in Prague from €142, ski holidays from €199, a week in Lanzarote from €318, family holidays in the UK and the Algarve, a Caribbean cruise, and festive staycations for adults and families.


Best last minute deal: Ski holidays from €199


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Spend Christmas on the slopes this year! Crystal Ski is offering seven-night ski holidays from just €199 on the 20th of December. Price is based on four sharing in the basic Manzano apartments in Andorra, or you can choose the popular Olympic Village in Sestriere, Italy from just €255 per person.


The highly rated Hotel Palarine in Andorra is ideal for two sharing, priced at €373 on a half-board basis. All prices include flights, checked baggage, return transfers and seven nights accommodation.

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Best overnight escape: New Year’s Eve escape


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Stuck for something to do on New Year’s Eve? Tulfarris Hotel and Golf Resort New Years Eve package includes bed and breakfast, a four-course evening meal, entertainment, and a glass of Prosecco to ring in the New Year, all for just €155 per person!

Located on Blessington Lakes, why not kick start the New Year with a brisk lakeside walk.

Read: 10 Irish Hotel deals for New Year’s Eve

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Best city break: Prague, Flights & 4-Star Hotel €142!

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Prague must rival Paris for the title of Europe’s most beautiful city. Wenceslas Square, medieval Charles Bridge and Prague Castle are just some of the architectural masterpieces, and a city break is a great way to explore them.


I found great value city break staying in the highly rated 4-star Hotel Merkur Hotel on the 29th of January for just €142 including flights! Located close to the Old Town Square and Prague’s historic centre, wouldn’t this make a fabulous Christmas gift? 🎁

Read: 10 city break deals for less than €199

Search flights here 29 January – 1st Feb €62pp

View hotel here €80pp



Best winter sun: A week in Lanzarote from €318

best travel deals to Lanzarote from Ireland

Beat the January blues with return flights to Lanzarote for just €78 – yes you read that right! Stay at the highly rated Playa Pocillos apartments and you can have a week in the sun at the end of January for just €318.


Price is based on two sharing for seven nights on the 23rd of January, but there are many more dates and accommodation options to choose from. The 4-star H10 Lanzarote Princess is just €510 for seven nights including breakfast, or upgrade to all-inclusive for €757 per person.

Read: Why Lanzarote is my favourite Canary Island

Search flights here 23 – 30 January €78pp

View Apartment €240pp

View Hotel €510pp



Best family break: Luxury safari experience in the UK

Want to experience and African safari a little closer to home? Swap Kenya for Kent and stay in Port Lympne Hotel and Reserve – this is a place that is on my own wish list, and would make a fabulous Christmas gift idea for any animal lovers in your family.
Port Lympne is home to over 900 animals, including free-roaming giraffes, and for the ultimate experience you can stay in one of the luxury treehouses, wigwams, or glamping pods. 


Port Lympne is located about 70 minutes from Gatwick airport and return flights are available with Ryanair from €40 per person. Stay in a stylish Shepherd Hut for £259 per night or a luxuryTreehouse with complimentary golf buggy for £509 per night. Glamping pods are also available from £159. All accommodation includes free access to Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve.

Read: 10 Unique family breaks in the UK – Ideal Christmas gifts

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Best family staycation: Winterval Christmas Festival


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Treat yourself and the kids to the Winterval Christmas festival in Waterford. I visited last weekend and loved it! It is Ireland’s largest Christmas festival and there is a huge variety of events and attractions for children of all ages.


The family owned and run Dooley’s Hotel, which is located in the heart of the city, is offering a two night family stay from €358 including breakfast on Saturday the 17th of December – but you better act fast, there is limited availability!
Read: Top 10 Christmas markets and experiences to visit in Ireland this year

Read: 15 Family hotel deals in Ireland over Christmas holidays – 2 night stays from €307

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Best cruise: Caribbean cruise on MSC Seascape

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Cruise the Caribbean on the brand new MSC Seascape (she is launching this week), for just €1346 in March. Set sail from Miami and visit the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and MSC’s private island Ocean Cay. 


Price includes return flights, checked baggage, an overnight stay in Miami, and a seven-night cruise with meals, entertainment and gratuities included. Add on a Premium Extra Drinks Package for €250.

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Best early booking offer: The Algarve in July


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Airfares during July and August only go one way – so if you book early you are likely to save yourself a lot of money. Aer Lingus has flights to the Algarve from €224 on the 12th of July and the highly rated Areias Village Beach Suite Hotel is only €1092 for a seven-night family stay, with free cancellation. The total cost for family of four is just €1988.


For adults looking for a luxury adult-only hotel, the impressive Aqua Pedra Dos Bicos Design Beach Hotel should tick all boxes. Priced at €504 per person including breakfast, this is a super choice for a stylish stay on the Algarve.

View flights here €224pp

Adult Only hotel €504pp

Family Hotel €1092 per family


It is important to be aware of the latest travel restrictions of the country you are travelling to. Boosters or pre-departure tests are required for travel to some countries if initial vaccination is over 270 days. Please check the latest travel restrictions on the DFA website before you travel.


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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