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The Travel Expert’s Best Travel Deals – 8th November 2022

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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.

 
This week’s Best Travel Deals from Ireland include city breaks to Rome from €188, a spa break in the Algarve, flights to Barbados for €390, a weekend in Disneyland Paris, an early booking offer to Lisbon for next year’s October bank holiday, as well as staycations in Cabra Castle and the Clonakilty Park Hotel. 

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Best last minute: 5-Star Spa break in the Algarve, €274

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Enjoy a spa break in the Algarve where the temperatures are currently 21 degrees! Return flights are just €60 on the 25th of November and a five-night stay in the best rated hotel in Carvoeiro – the 5-star Vale d’Oliveiras Quinta Resort & Spa, is just €214 per person including breakfast.

Search Ryanair 25 – 30 November €60

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Best overnight escape: Cabra Castle, B&B, €69pp

Cabra Castle Hotel in Ireland

This 17th Century castle hotel is part of the ‘Romantic Castles of Ireland’ Collection and receives excellent reviews from previous guests  Priced at just €75 per person including breakfast, this is amazing value for a castle stay in Ireland.
 

 

 
Price is based on Sunday the 13th of November or 27th of November, as well as selected dates in January.

Read: 25 castle hotels  in Ireland for romantic stays or group getaways

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Best city break: Rome – Flights & 4-star Hotel €188pp

 

 
 
 
 
 
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If you were following my travels last week you will know we had a fabulous time in the Eternal City. Flight prices are so reasonable this winter you simply can’t afford not to go! I found great value return flights from €62 from Dublin airport or €158 from Cork airport. 

Watch out for my post on the top things to do in Rome coming soon!

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

Read: Top 10 things to do in Rome – Rome travel guide

Return fights ex Dublin:

Ryanair: 14th – 16th December €62, 29th – 31st January €73 / 20 – 23 January €68

Return flights ex Cork: Ryanair: 20-23 January €158

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View Duca d'Alba 14-16 December €126pp

View Barberini 29 – 31 January €101pp

View Capo d'Africa 6 – 9 January €230pp

View Delle Nazioni 20 – 23 January €220pp
 

 

 

Best long haul offer: Barbados flights from €390!

Barbados beach

Did you know Aer Lingus fly to Barbados via Manchester ? I found return flights for just €390 on the 1st of February! A deluxe suite in the popular Atlantis Historic Inn is €832 per person for a seven-night stay.
 

 

 
If you want meals, water sports and unlimited cocktails included in the cost then the beachfront Mango Bay Resort should do the trick – price for a seven-night all-inclusive stay is €1700 per person.

Read: Top 10 things to do in Barbados

Read: Where to stay in Barbados, my top picks for couples, families and groups

View flights here €390pp

Atlantis Historic 1st- 8th February €832pp

Mango Bay Hotel 1st- 8th February €1700pp
 

 

 

Best family holiday: Disneyland Paris Weekend

Best Disneyland Paris Hotels on-site and nearby

Treat the kids to a weekend in Disneyland Paris next year – wouldn’t this be the best Christmas gift? 🎁 I found return flights to Charles de Gaulle airport from just €107 in May including 12kg cabin baggage.

To minimise days off school I chose flights out on Friday morning the 12th of May, returning Sunday night the 14th of May for €160 per person. This will give you three days to enjoy the parks.
 

 

 
A two-night stay at the Hotel Cheyenne is €1153 including 3-day park tickets, €25 Disney spending money and 10 holiday prints. The guys at Disneyland Paris Tips for Irish have lots more great tips on the best places to stay in this post:

Read: The best Disneyland Paris hotels, top picks on site and nearby

View flights here from €107

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Best family staycation: Clonakilty Park Hotel

Clonakilty Park Hotel

Take advantage of the late Christmas holidays this year and plan a short break in the Clonakilty Park Hotel before the kids go back to school.

It has an award-winning leisure centre, a three-screen cinema, high ropes and zip wire adventure centre, and family friendly dining options. There is also a separate area for teens.  Price for a two-night family stay from the 2nd of January is €400.

Read: Where to holiday in Ireland with teenagers – my top 20 picks

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Best early booking offer: Lisbon October bank holiday 2023

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Sssh… don’t tell anyone but flights to Lisbon are on sale for the October bank holiday weekend next year! I posted this last year and had a huge response. Flight cost on Saturday the 28th of October for three nights is just €98 return with Air Portugal, including 10kg cabin baggage.
 

 

 
There are many hotel and apartment options to choose from, including the top rated 5-star Iberostar Lisboa, which is €235 per person for a three night stay.  See lots more hotel and apartment options in this post: 

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

Read: Top 10 things to do in Lisbon, with our without kids

View flights here €98pp

View Hotel here 28 – 31 October €235pp
 

 

 
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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