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The Travel Expert’s Best Travel Deals – 26th July 2022


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

This week’s Best Travel Deals from Ireland include a summer holiday deal to Rhodes, October in Croatia, winter breaks in Rome, Iceland and New York, Halloween break in PortAventura, a Caribbean cruise and stay, and staycations for adults and families.




Best last minute deal: 1 week holiday to Rhodes, €468pp

travel deals in August to Greece

Who said there are no cheap holiday deals in August? Not only is Rhodes one of the largest Greek islands, but it has a UNESCO world heritage site as its capital. As well as a stunning old town, there are so many great places to explore in Rhodes, including Lindos – pictured above.


This deal includes a seven-night stay in the adult-only Nimar Villagio apartments. These are the perfect choice if you are looking for a quiet relaxing resort with a beach nearby. They are located about 15 minutes walk from the village of Afandou and the apartments have a pool and snack bar on-site. 


This is a package holiday deal with TUI, so you also have the added benefit of having checked baggage and transfers included in the cost. Price for a seven night stay with flights from Dublin is just €468 on the 27th of August.
Read: 12 holiday deals in August for adult-only escapes and family holidays

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Best overnight escape: Mount Juliet B&B, €92pp


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Mount Juliet Estate consists of two residences, the original Georgian Manor House and the chic Hunter’s Yard. This super deal is based on staying in Hunter’s Yard on the 31st of August and includes breakfast.


Why not treat yourself to a meal in the Michelin-starred Lady Helen restaurant, and make it a stay to remember. I stayed in Mount Juliet recently and loved it, you can read all about my stay here:

Read: My review of Mount Juliet Estate

Read: 20 last minute hotel deals in August, overnight stays from €58pp

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Best October offer: 5-Star Holiday in Croatia

amazing deal to croatia

One of my most popular travel deals is back! Enjoy a week in the fabulous 5-star Hotel Croatia for just €549 including return flights and breakfast each day!


I stayed in the pretty town of Cavtat many years ago and loved it. You can take a water taxi into Dubrovnik, enjoy a day trip in nearby Montenegro, or just relax and enjoy the Hotel Croatia’s beautiful surroundings!

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Best family holiday: Halloweeen break to PortAventura & Ferrari Land 


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Treat the kids to a trip to PortAventura and Ferrari Land over the Halloween break. I have two great options – a five night stay in Cambrils with park passes included, or a three-night break staying on-site at PortAventura with daily access to the park. See more details in this post:

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Best family staycation: Johnstown Estate 2-Bedroom Lodges 

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Johnstown Estate is the ideal choice if you want a luxury family break in August. Set within 120 acres of stunning parkland, this 1750’s Georgian residence has extensive leisure and spa facilities, golf and horse riding, as well as a choice of dining options. 


The two-bedroom self-catering lodges are perfect for families who want to enjoy all the hotel’s facilities but enjoy the benefits of spacious self catering homes. Each lodge has a separate dining and relaxing area and a terrace that opens onto a green with a small children’s play area.

Read: 20 family holiday deals in Ireland, 2 Night stays from €353

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Best city break deal: Rome 

city break deals to Rome from Ireland

Rome is always a great choice for a city break and with airfares from €69 return in November, maybe its time to think about a cheeky winter break. I found a great deal in the 4-star Condotti Palace Hotel, which is superbly located in the heart of the city, right beside the main shopping area and the Spanish Steps. 


I have chosen a morning flight out from Dublin and an evening flight back to make the most of this short break, but dates and durations can be changed to suit your requirements – simply edit the search dates via the links below.


Return flights are available from Dublin airport and Cork airports this winter. There are many more hotel choices, as well as some top tips for visiting Rome in this post:

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

Search flights here 13th-15th November €69pp

View hotel here €103pp



Best winter break: Christmas shopping in New York 


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Aer Lingus has launched a Flash Sale to the USA with flights from €199 each way from 1st September to 30th November. A host of new attractions have opened up over the past few years, so even if you have been here before, I guarantee you there is lots more to see!

Read: Top 30 things to do in New York


November is also the perfect time to start some early Christmas shopping, and I found a great deal to the 4-star World Center Hotel to let you do just that! Price for Aer Lingus flights on Friday the 18th of November and a three-night stay in this highly rated hotel is just €697 based on two sharing.


Get a few friends together and the price including flights is only €623 staying in a one-bedroom suite! See lots more hotel options in this post:

Read: Where to stay in New York, from great value apartments to luxury hotels

View flights here €395pp

View hotel here €302p

Read: Top 10 American holidays from Ireland



Best cruise: Universal Stay & Caribbean Cruise 


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Treat yourself to a three-night stay at the 5-star Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Studios, before cruising the Caribbean on Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas for seven nights! Visit the Bahamas, Royal Caribbean’s private island – Coco Cay, Jamaica and Labadee over seven days.

This luxury cruise deal includes flights, checked baggage and all meals and entertainment on board the cruise.


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By staying in one of Universal Studios premium hotels you will also receive early park admission and an Express Pass to Universal Studios, so you can skip the queues at almost all of the top attractions (valid theme park admission required).

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Read: 10 cruise deals from Ireland with flights included



Best early booking offer: Weekend in Iceland with Northern Lights Tour 


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Beat the January blues with this super weekend in Iceland. I found great value flights to Iceland in January, which is the optimum time to see the Norther Lights.  Price includes direct flights, four nights in a centrally located hotel, and a Northern Lights night tour is just €496! Would this not make the perfect Christmas present?
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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 in Europe 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 include affiliate links where I receive a small commission if a booking is made.


  • hi just wondering have you any deals for january 3rd for 3 /4 nights city break or would you recommened something else . my daughter will be 18 on the 4th off jan and son will be 16 on the 5th jan . so it would be 4 adults 1 teen .
    kind regards
    isobel clarke

  • Hi do you just give information as too what is available or do you book flights/hotels for people?

    • Hi Joan

      I don’t make individual bookings, I just source deals for people to book directly via the links provided. A local travel agency may be able to help you if you are unable to find something suitable online.

      Best of luck


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