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The Travel Expert’s Best Travel Deals – 6th August 2019

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In my best travel deals I have last minute holidays in Lanzarote, city breaks to Vienna and Lisbon, mid term break in Disneyland Paris, Croatia, Thailand, cruise deals for 2020 and lots more!

 

Best last minute:

Last minute holidays are pricey at the moment but if you can travel at the end of August you will get a great deal. There are cheap flights available to most European sun spots, but it is hard to beat Lanzarote for value. Return flights from Dublin are only €140 on the 27th of August for seven days, and even less if you go for 8 or 9 days. I have two options for you, choose the San Francisco Park apartments in Puerto del Carmen for only €322, or the 4-star Tropical Island in Playa Blanca for €417. Both prices include flights and accommodation for seven nights.

View flights here €140pp

See San Francisco Park here €182pp

See Tropical Island Hotel here €277pp
 

 

 

Best September / October deal:

I am a big fan of Croatia, I have been twice and would love to return, as there is so much to see and do. This Travel Department itinerary is ideal as they include many excursions, but also give you plenty of chill time too. A guided tour of Dubrovnik’s old town, a full day boat trip to the Elaphite Islands and a visit to Kotor in Montenegro (it is a stunning!) are all included in the cost of your trip. Price for flights, transfers, hotel on a half-board basis and excursions is only €819 in October and €999 in September.  

See more here
 

 

 

Best family deal:

Looking for something for the October mid-term break? Treat the kids to the Halloween Festival at Disneyland Paris. Price for flights and a three-night stay in Disney’s Santa Fe hotel with passes to both parks throughout your stay is €495 per person, based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing.

View offer here
 

 

 

Best cruise:

Royal Caribbean have a super promotion with return flights to Europe costing only €1 when you purchase selected summer 2020 Mediterranean cruises. Prices for flights and a seven night cruise on Royal’s most awarded cruise ship, Allure of the Seas is currently from €1199 including flights, meals and entertainment. Note this promotion ends on the 12th of August so you better act fast!

See more here
 

 

 

Best long haul offer:

Thinking of going long haul in August or September? There is amazing value on luxury holidays to Thailand. You can save up to €1100 per person staying in the 5-star Sala Samui Resort & Spa hotel in Koh Samui. Price for flights, transfers and a seven-night stay with breakfast is only €1289! 

View offer here
 

 

 

Best city break:

Treat yourself or your loved one to a weekend in Vienna. This amazing deal is only €298 and includes flights and a highly rated 4-star hotel for three nights, departing the 7th of September. 

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Best staycation:

Enjoy one night or two in the 4-star Breaffy House Resort in Mayo from only €50 per person. Price includes breakfast and evening meal, glass of bubbly and €15 spa credit per person! Want to stay for two nights? The cost is just €90 per person! You can also upgrade to a junior suite if you want to treat yourself – at these prices you might as well. This deal is valid until the 21st of December and there is a supplement of €20 per person for Saturday night stays.

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Best early booking offer:

Like to get away for Easter? Now is the time to book! Spend Easter weekend in lovely Lisbon for only €254. Price includes flights and a three night stay in the centrally located São Bento Hotel. The best part – this deal is valid from Good Friday to Easter Monday so you don’t need to take any time off work 🙂

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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 include affiliate links where I receive a small commission if a booking is made.

 
Sarah 

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The Travel Expert’s Best Travel Deals – 30th July 2019

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In this week’s best travel deals I have deals to Dominican Republic, Tuscany, Greece, South Africa and Venice, winter breaks to Marrakech and Centre Parcs, an amazing Alaska cruise for next year and lots more!

 

Best last minute:

Enjoy luxury for less in the 5* all-inclusive Barcelo Bavaro Palace in the Dominican Republic for only €1199! This amazing deal has massive saving of €580 per person and includes flights, transfers and all meals and drinks throughout your stay. Price is available in August, September and October so be sure to check this one out!

View offer here
 

 

 

Best September sun:

Chill out in the Greek island of Rhodes for only €351 on the 14th of September. Price includes flights, accommodation at the highly rated Nimar Villagio apartments, transfers and checked baggage, for seven nights!

View offer here
 

 

 

Best long haul:

South Africa is one of my favourite countries, we went on our honeymoon, then returned last year with the kids and I would go back again in a heartbeat! This itinerary from Travalue is very similar to the trip we did last year, you even finish up in Amakhala Game Reserve! Price for flights, car-hire and 10 nights accommodation in Cape town, the Garden Route and Amakhala Game Reserve, is only €1895 per person. 

See more here
 

 

 

Best family deal:

Still searching for a last minute holiday? Explore the Tuscan countryside and stay in 4* Fattoria Degli Usignoli Apartments for only €2538, based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing. Price includes flights, accommodation, car hire and checked baggage for seven nights, departing the 16th of August, or €2814 on the 9th of August.

View offer here
 

 

 

Best cruise:

Scratch one off the bucket list and cruise Alaska next year. This incredible deal from Sunway sails on the 5* Celebrity Eclipse with a free balcony upgrade, free classic drinks package, free gratuities and $200 on board spend! Price for flights, an over-night stay in Vancouver and a seven-night luxury Alaska cruise is €2480, departing the 16th of May – with similar offers available throughout the summer months.

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Best city break:

October is a great time to visit Venice, it is less crowded and temperatures should still be mild. Enjoy a weekend break in centrally located Mignon Hotel for only €298 per person on the 12th of October. Price includes flights and hotel for three nights!

View flights here €65pp

View hotel here €233pp
 

 

 

Best winter break:

Spend a week in balmy Marrakech this winter. Stay in the luxurious 5* Riad Le Jardin d’Abdou, a nine-roomed Riad located inside the Medina, for only €348 per person. Price includes flights and hotel for seven nights, check out the great reviews on tripadvisor if you still need convincing!

View flights here €124pp

View hotel here €244pp
 

 

 

Best staycation:

On foot of my weekend in Center Parcs I found some great deals if you can travel during the winter time. Beat the January blues and book a four-night stay on the 6th of January from just €299, based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing. What a nice gift for under the Christmas tree…

View offer here
 

 

 

Best early booking offer:

The popular 4* Bella Italia apartments in Lake Garda are on sale for 2020 now. You can book a package deal with flights, accommodation, transfers and checked baggage with a deposit of only €75 per person. Price based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing a 2 bedroom bungalow is €2538 on the of June, or €2973 on the 8th of August. These bungalows sleep up to 6 so if you have more children, simply edit the search on the links below.

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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 include affiliate links where I receive a small commission if a booking is made.
 
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The Travel Expert’s Best Travel Deals – 23rd July 2019

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This weeks best travel deals include return flights to European sun spots from €119, a family holiday in Lake Garda, a super deal to Anemos Luxury Resort in Crete, a weekend in Porto, an all-inclusive cruise, Mauritius, Malta and lots more! 

 

Best last minute:

Want to design your own holiday? TUI have return flights to Majorca from €119, Algarve from €140, Salou from €160, Canary Islands from €199 and Greece from €235, departing in August. Prices are return and include 10kg hand baggage. Add on a 20kg checked bag for only €50 return.

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Best September / October deal:

If you have been following me on social media, you will know I am just back from the fabulous Anemos Luxury Resort in Crete. I had lots of messages about it and I managed to secure a great deal with Best4Travel, departing in October. Price for flights, transfers and a seven-night stay in a deluxe room, with breakfast and evening meal included, is only €575 per person! Please call them on 01-2569525 to book or click below for some more information on the hotel.

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Best family deal:

Still looking for a last minute getaway? Enjoy a week in stunning Lake Garda for only €2773, based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing, departing the of 17th of August. Price includes flights, transfers, checked baggage and a seven-night stay in the Eden apartments in Peschiera. With the lake and Gardaland on your doorstep, you will be spoilt for choice for things to do.

View offer here
 

 

 

Best city break:

Looking for the perfect city break? Try Porto! I was there last year and loved it. Enjoy a three-night weekend break on the 5th of October for only €170! Price includes flights and accommodation at the highly rated 4* HF Ipanema Porto hotel, with breakfast! 

View flights here €45pp

View hotel here €125pp
 

 

 

Best cruise:

Go all-inclusive in one of the Med’s most popular cruise ships, Norwegian Epic. Price for flights, a seven-night Med cruise staying in a balcony cabin, with meals and drinks included, is only €1299 on the 4th of September! 

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Best long haul offer:

Luxury all-inclusive hotels are the best, waiter service by the pool and a choice of a la carte restaurants – the only problem is you may not want to leave! Enjoy a seven-night stay at the 5* Shandrani Beachcomber Resort & Spa in Mauritius for only €1779 including flights, transfers and all meals and drinks throughout your stay. Extend your stay to 12 nights or more before the end of September, and receive a whopping €850 discount! 

View offer here
 

 

 

Best winter break:

Malta is a great choice for a winter break and the prices have never been so good! Enjoy a seven-night stay at the popular 4* Solana Hotel for only €187 on the 28th of November, or €205 on the 14th of November. Price includes flights and hotel, with breakfast, for seven nights and there are many more dates available, just edit the search below to meet your requirements.

View offer here
 

 

 

Best staycation:

Cosy up with your loved one at the 4* Lusty Beg Island Hotel for only €55 per person, with breakfast included! Stay for two nights from only €105 per person. This super deal is valid from Sunday – Thursday until the 29th of August, so you still have plenty of time to plan a last minute summer escape.

View offer here
 

 

 

Best early booking offer:

Secure 20% off the most popular campsites in Europe for Summer 2020. Cambrils Park, Sanguli, Duinrell as well as all the French favourites are all reduced for next summer, so now is the time to book…  

View offer here
 

 

 
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.

 

Sarah

 

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The Travel Expert’s Best Travel Deals – 16th July 2019

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In my best travel deals this week I have holidays to Cyprus, Lanzarote, a California road trip, family offers for October mid term break, a super cruise deal, Dubai with a difference, a Santa visit in Ireland & lots more!

 

Best last minute:

Enjoy a week in Paphos, Cyprus over the August bank holiday weekend. Price for flights, transfers, checked baggage and a seven-night stay in the popular Kissos Hotel, with breakfast and evening meal included, is only €582 on the 31st of July. You better be quick though, there is only one room left….. 

View offer here
 

 

 

Best family deal:

Take your pick from Travalue’s October mid term break offers. Stay in the highly rated Los Patos Park in the Costa del Sol from €475 per person, or enjoy a family trip to New York with flights, hotel and a family ice-skating ticket in Central Park for €825 per person.

See more here
 

 

 

Best winter break:

Secure your winter week in the sun now! Fly to Lanzarote in March and enjoy a seven night stay in Puerto del Carmen from only €266. Price includes flights and accommodation, based on 2 sharing.

See more here
 

 

 

Best cruise deal:

Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas is getting a $165 million dollar transformation and she is sailing from Barcelona next year. Royal Caribbean currently have a brilliant promotion with return flights costing only €1! You can cruise this beauty in 2020 for seven nights from €1079 including flights, meals and entertainment.

See more here
 

 

 

Best long haul deal:

Drive the California coast on this super 11 night road trip. Price from €1299 includes flights to San Francisco and returning from Los Angeles, car hire and 11 nights hotel accommodation in Monterey, San Luis Obispo, LA, Las Vegas and San Diego. 

See more here
 

 

 

Best city break: 

Experience the best Dubai has to offer with this amazing trip that includes tickets to the Rugby 7’s and a Kylie Minogue concert! Flights and hotel accommodation are also included in this unbelievable price of just €799!

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Best early booking offer:

Bring the kids to a SplashWorld resort next year where they will have unlimited access to a waterpark during their holiday. The waterpark is on-site at the Globales Playa Estepona on the Costa Del Sol and there are free child places available in July and August at the moment. Price for flights, accommodation on an All Inclusive basis, transfers and checked baggage is €2864, based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing, departing the 5th of July. This hotel has rooms that sleep up to 7 so if you have more children, simply edit the search when you click on the link below. The best part? A deposit of €75 per person secures your booking!

View offer here
 

 

 

Best staycation:

Plan your Santa visit early and save 50% on a magical stay at the Shandon Hotel & Spa in Donegal. Price for a family of four in a standard sea view family room with breakfast, Santa visit, full use of leisure centre, entry to the magical winter walk through, Santa’s homemade Christmas Punch, sweet treats with Mrs Claus and lots of activities, is only €169. Stay for two nights for only €269. Valid Sunday – Thursday from the 2nd of November until the 23rd of December.

View offer here
 

 

 
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.

 

Sarah

 

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The Travel Expert’s Best Travel Deals – 9th July 2019

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In this weeks best travel deals I have August holidays from €338, September in Santorini, a family holiday in Croatia, an amazing Caribbean cruise, free nights in Abu Dhabi, Christmas shopping breaks to New York, a staycation on Valentia Island and lots more…..

 

Best last minute:

Late August is a great time to get the best travel deals. TUI is offering Majorca from €338, Gran Canaria from €375, Greece from €391 and Lanzarote from €394. All prices include flights, accommodation, transfers and checked baggage for seven nights, based on 2 sharing. When you click below, select ‘low-high’ beside the ‘sort by’ box and you will see all the offers appear in price order.

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Best September sun:

Scratch one off the bucket list and visit Santorini in September! This super deal is only €495 and includes flights and a seven-night stay in the adult-only Nostos Hotel. Flights are via Athens but the total journey time is only 6 hours! 

See more here
 

 

 

Best family deal:

Bring the kids to Croatia this summer and stay in the wonderful Villa Milica in Cavtat. We stayed here a few years ago and loved it. Cavtat is beautiful and you can take a ferry into Dubrovnik in the evening to catch the sunset. This is the best time to visit as there is less crowds – the cruise ships have sailed away! Price for flights, transfers and a seven-night stay in a spacious 2 bedroom apartment is  €588 per person based on 4 sharing, €546 based on 5 sharing or €530 based on 6 sharing. This is departing on the 25th of July but there are other dates available. Read all about my stay here.

See more here
 

 

 

Best cruise deal:

Fly from Dublin to Miami and cruise around the Caribbean islands for ten nights on the luxurious Crown Princess. This amazing deal is only €1299 and includes flights and an over-night stay in Fort Lauderdale! Visit the Bahamas, St. Thomas, Grenada, Aruba and more on this amazing cruise itinerary. This deal is valid throughout the winter, but this particular price is available over the October bank holiday weekend! Click on the link below and scroll down to see all dates and prices.

View offer here
 

 

 

Best long haul deal:

Etihad Airways is offering a free two-night stopover in Abu Dhabi to all travellers flying to international destinations via Abu Dhabi. This can be booked online or via your travel agent and is valid for travel up to the 31st of December 2019. I found a great deal with Classic Resorts offering a two-night stay in Abu Dhabi and nine nights in the 4* Centara Karon Resort Phuket Resort in Thailand for only €1049!

See more here
 

 

 

Best city break:

Aer Lingus flights to New York have never been this cheap! Plan a Christmas shopping break now and save $$$. Price for flights and a three-night stay in the 4* Marriott Downtown on the 22nd of November is only €465. 

See more here
 

 

 

Best early booking offer:

The Gloria Palace Hotel in Amadores is one of the most popular hotels in the Canary Islands. The stunning sea-views and sheltered location make it a great choice for a winter break. This deal of €660 departs in April and includes flights and a seven-night stay with breakfast and evening meal, transfers and checked baggage. Use promo code WINTER to save €100 off the listed price below.

View offer here
 

 

 

Best staycation:

Take a trip to Valentia Island in Kerry, the perfect place to tour the ring of Kerry and see the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Skellig Michael. There are many different options available, staying for 2 or 3 nights in the popular Royal Hotel Valentia. The price of €60 per person for two nights midweek is half price! Stay for three nights over the weekend for €115 per person which includes a guided tour of Valentia and Star Wars locations, introduction to astronomy  in Kerry’s International Dark Sky Reserve, Portmagee visit, a traditional Irish music evening and lunch on one afternoon.

View offer here
 

 

 

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.

 

Sarah

 

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The Travel Expert’s Best Travel Deals – 2nd July 2019

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In this weeks best travel deals I have last minute holidays, summer in Zakynthos, sailing in the Caribbean, a wellness week in the Algarve, a trip to Chernobyl, Lapland deals and great cruise holidays for 2020.

 

Best last minute:

Budget Travel’s last minute deals include Gran Canaria from €359, Greece from €399 and Portugal from €499. Prices include flights and accommodation for seven nights, departing in July.

See more here
 

 

 

Best August / September deal:

Spend two weeks exploring the Greek island of Zakynthos for just €477 on the 20th or 27th of August. This amazing deal includes flights, accommodation, transfers and baggage for 14 nights! 

View offer here
 

 

 

Best family deal:

Thinking about taking the kids to Lapland this year? TUI have day trips departing the 7th and 14th of December. Prices from €1974 based on 2 adults and 1 child or €2537 based on 2 adults and 2 children, but if you book and use code WINTER before the 15th of July, you can save a further €100 off your booking!

See more here  
 

 

 

Best cruise:

Royal Caribbean’s brand new promotion launches today. You can avail of return flights to Europe for only €1 with selected 7 night cruises in 2020! They also have up to $600 on-board spend on selected Caribbean, Dubai and Asia cruises. If you are thinking of booking a cruise holiday for next year – these are the cruise deals you have been waiting for…

See more here
 

 

 

Best long haul:

Combine a seven-night, all-inclusive stay in Coyaba Beach Resort Grenada with a seven-night sailing trip around the Grenadines, Petit St Vincent and Tabago Cays. Is this not the ultimate Caribbean dream? I have been thinking about booking this trip ever since I researched it! Price for flights, transfers, all-inclusive hotel accommodation and yacht cruise with meals is €2759 for 2 weeks. See this and other similar holidays in this post.

See more here
 

 

 

Best short break:

There has been a massive interest in tours to Chernobyl since the Netflix series was launched recently. Travalue have put together a package including flights to Kiev, airport transfers, 4 nights accommodation with breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 dinner and an all transport Chernobyl tour. Discover the ghost town of Pripyat, the Red Forest, the ‘New Safe Confinement’ structure around Reactor 4, as well as enjoying a walking tour of Kiev.

See more here
 

 

 

Best winter break

Why not treat yourself to a wellness week in the Algarve next winter. Stay at the highly rated Eden Resort which as an indoor pool with a spa and wellness centre. Price is only €199 on the 3rd of March with flights included and many more dates are available.

View offer here
 

 

 

Best staycation:

Enjoy a short break in Fota Island Resort this summer. Stay one night for €75 per person or two nights from €148 per person including breakfast, €20 spa credit and VIP spa passes. Valid until 31st August with supplement of €15 per person for a Saturday night stay.

View offer here
 

 

 
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.

 

Sarah

 

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The Travel Expert’s Best Travel Deals – 25th June 2019

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My best travel deals this week include last minute summer holidays, a super deal to Dubai, PortAventura for October mid-term break, an all-inclusive cruise and stay holiday, winter city breaks and lots more!

 

Best last minute:

The beach or Blue Lagoon at Ölü Deniz, has been on my wish-list for some time. It is one of Turkey’s most photographed tourist attractions and with its mountain backdrop, it is renowned as a paragliders paradise! I found a great last minute deal, staying in the highly rated All Inclusive Sunshine Holiday Resort, in nearby Ovakik. Priced at just €499 including flights, all meals and drinks, departing the 3rd of July, this is great value for a last minute holiday in beautiful surroundings.

View offer here
 

 

 

Best summer sun:

Still searching for a summer holiday? I have picked my top 10 deals from TUI for July & August, with prices from €369 self catering and €419 Half Board. Spain, Portugal, Thailand, Turkey – you name it’s in this post! All prices include flights, accommodation, transfers and checked baggage – with no hidden extras! 

See more here
 

 

 

Best city break:

If you fancy planning a little city break this winter, perhaps now is the time to book it. Gohop is offering two nights in Barcelona from €131, Budapest from €149 and Amsterdam from €158. All prices include flights and 3-star hotel, for two nights.

See more here
 

 

 

Best family deal:

One of my best travel deals to PortAventura for the October Mid Term break, just got cheaper! Enjoy a four night stay in the highly rated Sanguli Resort in Salou with 2 day park passes to PortAventura and Ferrari Land, for just €935, based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing! There are larger homes available too if you have three or four children and there is an extra 10% off park passes to PortAventura throughout the year, if booked by the 30th of June.

See more here
 

 

 

Best cruise:

You know when one week doesn’t seem long enough, but two weeks is too long? This 10-day all-inclusive Med cruise and Majorca holiday is just perfect! Relax on one of Majorca’s sandy beaches for three nights, before boarding MSC Fantasia for a seven-day All-Inclusive cruise around the Mediterranean. Price from €1149 includes flights, transfers, three nights in a four-star hotel and meals and drinks on the cruise!

See more here
 

 

 

Best long haul deal:

One thing that you should know before booking a trip to Dubai, is dining out is expensive! That’s why this offer to the 5* Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Autograph Collection Hotel, is actually an amazing deal! Price for a five-night stay with flights, breakfast and evening meal included, is only €719 in September. You will also receive Club Access, which includes breakfast served until 11am, afternoon tea, late afternoon drinks and canapés, non-alcoholic drinks from 11am – midnight, complimentary high-speed internet access and a 2pm check-out.

View offer here
 

 

 

Best staycation:

Enjoy a summer getaway to the 4-star Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa in Meath  for only €169 per couple. Price includes breakfast, a 3-course evening meal at the highly rated Ivy Restaurant and €10 spa credit (minimum spend €40).
 
View offer here
 

 

 

Did you know?

Irish Travel Agency Map Travel, have a direct flight to Israel in September. They also offer pilgrimages to the Holy Land. Return flights to Tel Aviv from the 13th – 21st of September are €599 per person and cultural packages to the Holy Land are €1695 for eight nights, including hotel half board, coach, guide and entrance fees. 

See more here
 

 

 
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.

 

Sarah

 

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The Travel Expert’s Best Travel Deals – 18th June 2019

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In this weeks Best Travel Deals I have summer holidays from €350, a city break in Toulouse, a family trip to Cancun for the October mid term break, super deals to the USA, a cruise to the brand new Perfect Day at CocoCay and lots more…..

 

Best last minute:

I am a big fan of Austria and I think there is some great last minute deals there at the moment. I chose the 3* Pension Hannes because of it’s outstanding reviews on tripadvisor and because there is 50% off the brochure price! Price for flights and a seven-night stay, with breakfast and evening meal included, as well as airport transfers and checked baggage is only €350, departing the 26th of June. You better be quick though, this won’t last long! #StealOfTheWeek

View offer here
 

 

 

Best summer sun:

Enjoy a week in the Greek island of Rhodes in August for only €380. You will be staying in the highly rated Nimar Villagio apartments. Rated number 1 on tripadvisor, these are the perfect choice if you are looking for round off the summer with a relaxing break away. Price includes flights, accommodation, transfers and checked baggage.

View offer here
 

 

 

Best family deal:

Want to try something new this October mid term? Go all-inclusive in Cancun from just €1099 per person. Price includes flights, checked baggage and seven-nights in the highly rated 4* Sunset Marina Resort & Yacht Club, with all meals and drinks included.

View offer here
 

 

 

Best cruise:

Have you heard about Royal Caribbean’s private island in the Bahamas called Perfect Day at Cococay? It looks amazing, I can’t wait to see it. This super cruise deal includes a day there as well as a stop in Port Canaveral, where the Kennedy Space Centre is! Fly direct from Dublin with Aer Lingus and enjoy a pre cruise hotel stay, before boarding Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas for a seven night cruise. Price for flights, hotel, cruise, meals and entertainment is only €1150 on the 21st or 29th of February and wait for it, you also get a free upgrade to a balcony cabin!

View offer here
 

 

 

Best long haul deal:

Visit San Francisco, Los Angeles and Las Vegas on one epic nine night trip. This amazing deal is only €1329 and includes ALL flights and three nights hotel stays in each city!

View offer here
 

 

 

Best city break:

Were you following my city break to Toulouse last weekend? Why not go there too! Enjoy a three night weekend break on 13th of September staying in one of the best hotels in the city, the 5* Hotel Le Grand Balcon, for only €286! Use promo code 4STAR2019 to save €10 per person off the Aer Lingus flights.

View flights here €131pp with promo code 4STAR2019

 
View hotel here €155pp
 

 

 

Best staycation:

Did you hear that Center Parcs is open earlier than expected? Price for 2 adults and 2 children for four nights on either the 29th of July or 5th of August is only €999, staying in a 2 bedroom Woodland Lodge.

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Best early booking offer:

Tour America have an amazing package deals to Las Vegas including flights and hotels. Price is only €511 in November for five nights or €515 in February for four nights! These are based on 2 sharing, get a few friends to go and the price might be even lower… 

View offer here
 

 

 

Best seat sale:

Aer Lingus have kept their 4-star Skytrax rating and want to say thank you! They have an exclusive promo code 4STAR2019 which can be used to get up to 20% off flights to Spain, Italy, France and Portugal, between the 15th of July and 30th of September. 

See more here
 

 

 
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.

 

Sarah

 

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The Travel Expert’s Best Travel Deals – 11th June 2019

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In this week’s best travel deals I have summer holidays in Croatia and Cyprus, a family break in London, a cruise sale, Formula 1 break, luxury for less in the Seychelles, ski holidays and a wonderful staycation you won’t want to miss!

 

Best last minute:

Jet off to sunny Croatia this weekend and enjoy a seven-night stay in the highly rated Agava apartments in Makarska for only €352! Price includes flights and accommodation, and judging by the reviews on tripadvisor, this is one you don’t want to miss!

See more here
 

 

 

Best summer sun:

Spend a week in the popular Pagona apartments in Cyprus for only €454 on the 24th of July! This great deal includes flights, accommodation, transfers and checked baggage for seven nights in one of Cyprus’ prettiest resorts.

View offer here
 

 

 

Best family deal:

Treat the kids to the studio tour of the Making of Harry Potter in London this summer. This super family deal includes flights, a two night stay at the 4* Wesley Hotel, plus a full day Warner Bros. studio tour with return transportation included. All for only €375 per person, based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing.

View offer here
 

 

 

Best cruise:

Princess Cruises are having a one day sale tomorrow, the 12th of June, where you can book a 2020 cruise with only €1 deposit! Choose the Mediterranean cruise from €1059, an Asia cruise including Thailand and Singapore from €1169, or the Mexican Riviera from just €1235! All of these prices include return flights from Dublin with cruise included. Other Princess Cruises 2020 offers include free on board spend, speciality dining package and free wine with meals. 

See more here
 

 

 

Best long haul deal:

Ever dreamed of visiting the Seychelles? Well now you can! Stay at the highly rated AVANI Barbarons Seychelles Resort for only €1469! Price includes flights, transfers and hotel for seven nights. Choose to extend your stay or combine with a trip to Dubai or South Africa for the ultimate dream holiday.

View offer here
 

 

 

Best city break:

Combine a city break to Milan with tickets to the Italian Formula 1 Grand Prix! This super 3-day trip in September includes 3 days’ general admission Monza with accommodation in the 4-star Best Western Hotel Blaise & Francis in Milan. Price for flights, hotel and general admission tickets is only €559 per person.

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Best staycation:

Enjoy a two-night luxury self-catering garden lodge stay for up to six people at Waterford Castle, for only €194! I stayed here a few years ago with my family and loved it. The lodges are five-star and you have full use of the hotel’s facilities. Want to stay longer? Price is only €244 for three nights, a saving of over 50%.  This super deal is valid until the 31st of December with available dates clearly shown when you click below.

View offer here
 

 

 

Best early booking offer:

Did you know some ski resorts are open over Easter holidays? Bring the kids skiing in France on the 4th of April and enjoy a seven-night stay in the superbly situated 4* Le Belmont Apartments in Arc 1800, Les Arcs, from €2519. Price includes flights, accommodation, transfers and checked baggage, based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing. Ski packs are extra.

See more here

 

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.

 

 

 

Sarah

 

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The Travel Expert’s Best Travel Deals – 4th June 2019

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In my best travel deals this week I have summer holidays in Austria, Lanzarote and Greece, a short break to Nice, a two-centre holiday in Bali, a luxury river cruise and a girls weekend in Marbella!

 

Best last minute:

The hills are alive with the sound of 🎵🎵…. a last minute deal to Austria! Release your inner Julie Andrews with a week in Austria this summer – the prices have never been this good! Price for flights, transfers, checked baggage and a seven-night stay with breakfast, is only €285 in the 3* Hotel Obermair! This is actually better than half-price, so you better be quick!

View offer here
 

 

 

Best family deal:

I am amazed at some of the great family deals still available during school holidays, even in July! Click&Go have some great deals to Lanzarote, departing the 1st of July. Price for flights, accommodation and transfers in the 4* Costa Sal apartments is only €1839, based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing. These are one of the top family properties in Lanzarote, check out the reviews on tripadvisor if you still need convincing.

See more here
 

 

 

Best cruise:

Did you know that U River Cruises cater for younger travellers? These luxury river cruises look amazing and are a great way to explore some of Europe’s great cities on one trip. With prices from €899 including meals and excursions this summer, they are surprisingly good value too!

See more here
 

 

 

Best long haul deal:

Bali is very high on my wish list! I particularly love this deal because it combines a four night stay in the magical town of Ubud, with six nights in a luxury beach hotel. Explore the rainforests, temples and terraced rice paddies before chilling out at the highly rated Bali Mandira Beach Resort & Spa. Price is only €1769 including flights and accommodation with breakfast for ten nights. Upgrade to a villa with a private pool in Ubud for an additional €135 ❤️. Sounds like the perfect Bali combination to me!

View offer here
 

 

 

Best short break:

The south of France is always a good idea and the airfares to Nice are amazing value at the moment. Enjoy a three-night weekend break on the 7th of September for only €296, staying in the highly rated (rated number 2 on tripadvisor out of 203 hotels in Nice)  Hotel Villa Les Cygnes.  #StealOfTheWeek

View flights here €81pp

View hotel here €215pp
 

 

 

Best summer sun:

Round off the summer with a week in the Greek island of Kos. Price for flights, transfers, checked baggage and a seven-night stay in the popular Bahamas Hotel in Kos Town, is only €399 on the 24th of August!

View offer here
 

 

 

Best staycation:

Cosy up with your loved one at the 4* Lusty Beg Island Hotel for only €50 per person, with breakfast included! This super deal is valid from Sunday – Thursday until the 29th of August, so you still have plenty of time to plan a summer escape.

View offer here

 

 

Best early booking offer:

There is no doubt that a girls weekend away needs lots of planning! Did you know that flights to Marbella for the May bank holiday in 2020 are on sale already…. Price for flights and a three night stay in 4* NH Marbella is only €245, based on two sharing! Go on you deserve it!

See more here

 

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.

 

 

 

Sarah

 

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The Travel Expert’s Best Travel Deals – 28th May 2019

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In this weeks best travel deals I have June holidays from €225, an Italian sale, All Inclusive in the Caribbean, a family holiday in the Algarve, a trip to see Mamma Mia in London, a Caribbean cruise & stay holiday, a super deal to Castle Leslie & lots more !

 

Best last minute:

TUI’s last minute June holidays include Bulgaria from €225, Greece from €318, Portugal from €320, Lanzarote from €323 and Cyprus from €325.  All prices include flights, accommodation, transfers and baggage for seven nights!

See more here

 

 

 

Best summer sun

Topflight is offering up to 30% off selected holidays in it’s Italian sale. Favourites such as the Bristol Hotel, Sorrento have been reduced from €1469 to €999 and their Lake Garda, Venice and Verona Escorted Tour, has been reduced from €1299 to €849. Sale ends midnight 30th May.

See more here

 

 

 

Best long haul offer:

Want to stay in a five star hotel on one of the Caribbean’s best beaches? Go All Inclusive in the Dominican Republic for only €1099! Price includes flights, transfers and a seven-night stay with all meals and drinks included, in the superb Now Larimar Puna Cana Hotel. 

View offer here

 

 

 

Best city break:

See Mamma Mia in London’s West End! This super deal from Travalue includes flights with seats and 10kg hand luggage, an overnight stay in the popular St Giles Hotel with breakfast and Category 2 tickets to Mamma Mia – all for just €250!

View offer here

 

 

 

Best cruise:

Combine the thrills of Orlando with a Caribbean cruise. This two week bucket-list trip costs from €1429 including flights, a seven-night stay in Orlando and a seven-night cruise on Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas, visiting Labadee, Puerto Rico and St.Maarten. This is of the world’s largest cruise ships so you may find you won’t want to leave, read my review of Harmony of the Seas here. There are lots of dates available during summer and winter. Price for New Year is just €1839…..

View offer here

 

 

 

Best staycation:

One of my most popular staycation deals is back! Stay at the superb Castle Leslie Estate for only €83 per person! Price includes breakfast, an exclusive invitation to an evening bubbly and canapés reception, €25 voucher towards spa treatments or equestrian activity and €25 voucher towards afternoon tea or a table d’hôte dinner for two. The best part, it is valid throughout the summer!

View offer here

 

 

 

Best family deal:

Take the family to the Algarve this summer. This super deal departs on the 15th of August, just before the kids go back to school. Price of €1390 includes flights and a seven-night stay in the popular CheerfulWay Palmeiras de Santa Eulalia in Albufeira, based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing.

See more here
 

 

 

Best seat sale:

Finnair, who boast the shortest flying times from Ireland to Asia, have released a seat sale, with prices to various destinations including Hong Kong from €459, Bangkok from €489 and Tokyo from €579. Prices are return including all taxes, book by 10th June.

See more here
 

 

 

Best early booking offer

TUI have added thousands of Free Child Places for summer 2020 holidays. If you are looking for their popular Holiday Villages, SplashWorlds or TUI Family Life Resorts, book now to secure your free child place. Check out their favourites in my latest post, with selected apartments catering for families of 5, 6 and even 7!

See more here
 

 
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. Sarah

 
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The Travel Expert’s Best Travel Deals – 21st May 2019

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In this week’s best travel deals I have June holidays from €290, summer in Marbella and Majorca, a city break to Hong Kong, a winter cruise, an Asia sale, Orlando for Easter and Friday night out in Kilkenny!
 

Best last minute:

I have found a super last minute deal for anyone looking for a relaxing holiday in the Greek Islands. Spend a week in the highly rated Nimar Villagio apartments in Rhodes for only €290, departing the 12th June! Price includes flights, accommodation, transfers and checked baggage!

View offer here
 

 

 

Best summer sun:

Check out the glitz and glamour of Marbella this summer. Fly from Dublin to Malaga on the 29th of August and stay at the centrally located San Cristobal hotel for only €421! Price includes flights and hotel for seven nights.

View offer here
 

 

 

Best family deal:

Choose a family holiday in Majorca this summer. This super deal to the highly rated Mariners Club in Alcudia is only €1690 on the 31st of July, based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing. Price includes flights, transfers and checked baggage too! Be quick though, there is only one apartment left at this price!  

View offer here
 

 

 

Best cruise:

Beat the post Christmas blues with an all-inclusive cruise on Marella Explorer. Visit the Canary Islands, Madeira and Morocco over seven days, departing the 10th of January. Price for flights, transfers, checked baggage and cruise with all meals and drinks included is only €874.

View offer here
 

 

Best long haul deal:

Want to see Asia with the specialists? Wendy Wu Tours offer authentic tours with local guides all over Asia. Their extraordinary Asia sale is on right now with €200 off all tours booked before the 3rd of June.

See more here

 

 

 

Best city break:

Get a taste of the Orient with this four-night city break to Hong Kong. Shop till you drop, marvel at the skyline and enjoy the vibrant nightlife of this spectacular city. Price for direct flights and a four-night stay in the highly rated Harbour Plaza Hotel is only €795.

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Best staycation:

The 4* Hotel Kilkenny’s new ‘Friday in the City’ deal is the perfect choice for a quick break away. One of Kilkenny’s most popular hotels, located just 10 minutes walk to the centre, is ideal if you want to sample some of Kilkenny’s great nightlife. Price of €95 per person includes overnight accommodation in a deluxe room with breakfast, dinner from the à la carte menu at Taste Restaurant, a welcome cocktail, full use of the health and fitness club and complimentary parking! 

View offer here
 

 

 
Best early booking offer:

For anyone thinking about next years holidays already, you have to check out this amazing family holiday to Orlando for Easter! Price for flights and an eleven night stay in highly rated accommodation, is only €2674, based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing. These luxury condos sleep six, so if you want to bring more adults or children, simply add on the extra flight cost of €477.

See more here

 

 

 

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.

 

Sarah

 

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The Travel Expert’s Best Travel Deals – 14th May 2019

Best Travel Deals

In this weeks’ best travel deals I have last minute holidays to the Algarve, summer in Cyprus, Barbados and Prague, a family trip to Rome, an amazing cruise to Hawaii and Mexico and an early booking offer to Lisbon for next Easter.

 

Best last minute:

Escape to the Algarve this weekend and stay in the popular 4* Paraiso apartments for just €299. Price includes flights, transfers and checked baggage for seven nights, departing the 18th of May.

View offer here
 

 

Best summer sun:

Enjoy a week in sunny Cyprus in July. Price for flights, transfers, checked baggage and a seven night stay in the popular Pagona apartments in Paphos, is only €498 on the 17th of July! 

View offer here
 

 

Best family deal:

Combine culture with fun by bringing the kids to Rome this summer. Stay in a 2 bedroom mobile home at the highly rated Camping Fabulous. There is a waterpark on-site, beaches nearby and you are also within easy reach of the centre of Rome – what more could you ask for? This super deal caters for 2 adults and 3 children and costs €1575 including flights and transfers on the 19th of June, for seven nights.

View offer here
 

 

Best cruise:

Two places that have been on my bucket list for ages, Hawaii and Vegas are both included in this amazing cruise holiday! Spend three nights in Las Vegas and 2 nights in San Francisco before cruising to Hawaii and Mexico for 15 nights on the luxury Grand Princess. Price for all flights, 4 star hotels and cruise with all meals included, is only €2239! When you click on the link below make sure to scroll down to see all the dates available.

View offer here
 

 

Best long haul deal:

Go to Barbados this year and save up to €300 if you book before the 31st of May. Price for flights, transfers and a seven-night stay in the highly rated Bougainvillea apartments, with breakfast included, is only €11o9!

View offer here
 

 

Best city break:

Round off the summer with a city break to Prague. Stay the highly rated 4* Duo hotel for only €222 on the 28th of August. Price includes flights and hotel for three nights.

View offer here
 

 

 

Best early booking offer:

Get ahead of the crowd and secure an early booking offer for Easter next year. Flights to Lisbon are on sale already for just €110 return. I found great deals on hotels too, so you can enjoy Easter weekend in Lisbon for just €199!

See more here
 

 

Best staycation:

Think you can’t afford a night away? Think again! This super deal to the popular Lough Allen hotel is amazing value! Stay in a standard double or twin room with full Irish breakfast, €20 spa voucher per person, unlimited use of the leisure centre, and late check-out by 1pm, for only €59 – that’s less than €30 per person! #NoExcuses

View offer here
 

 

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.

 

Sarah

 

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The Travel Expert’s Best Travel Deals – 7th May 2019

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In my best travel deals this week I have last minute holidays from €199, trips to Orlando, Mogan, Berlin, an Epic cruise and stay holiday, two-centre long haul holidays, Nice for New Year and a staycation in Dublin!

 

Best last minute:

OK stop everything ⚠️ €199 holidays are back! Can you get away in May? Choose Bulgaria from €199, Ibiza from €217, Turkey from €225, half board in Salou from €240, Greece from €240, Lanzarote from €246 and lots more. All prices include flights, accommodation, transfers & baggage for seven nights, with no hidden extras!
 
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Best summer sun:

Radisson Blu Hotels is offering up to 25% off rates for stays from the 14th of June to the 31st of August, if you book by the 12th of May. My top pick is the fabulous 5* Radisson Blu Hotel in Mogan, Gran Canaria. Pice for Aer Lingus flights and a seven-night stay with breakfast is €664 on the 1st of July, with many more dates available.

View flights here €289pp

View hotel here €375
 

 

 

Best family deal:

If you are planning a visit to Orlando in 2020, you need to check out this amazing offer! Price for a ten-night stay in Disney’s Caribbean Resort with park tickets, FREE dining, FREE drinks with meals, FREE $200 Disney gift card, FREE memory maker (worth $199), Disney’s Magical Hours, Disney’s Fastpass+, transportation to and from the parks and airport and some additional free gifts is €4550 in July, based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing! It is even cheaper if you can go off peak. Flights are not on sale yet for summer 2020 but you can secure this offer with a €200 deposit and there are lots more dates available. 

See more here
 

 

 

Best cruise:

Combine a three-night stay in a 4* hotel in Salou with a seven-night, all-inclusive Med cruise on award winning Norwegian Epic. Price from €1329 includes flights, transfers, breakfast and evening meal in Salou and all meals and drinks on the cruise. When you click on the link below, make sure you scroll down to see a full list of all available dates.

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Best long haul deal:

Hayes & Jarvis’ free stopover offers are back! Combine two nights in Singapore with seven nights in Bali from €1879 or choose two nights in Dubai with seven nights in Mauritius from €1839. Both deals include all flights, transfers and stays in five-star luxury hotels. Click on the link below to see many more destinations available. 

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Best city break:

Plan your Christmas market break early with this super deal to Berlin. Price for flights and a two-night stay at the 4* Select Hotel Berlin Checkpoint Charlie, is only €195 on the 7th of December.

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Best early booking offer:

Beat the post Christmas blues by spending a week on the Côte d’Azur! Explore the pretty towns of Cannes, Nice and Antibes and take the train into Monaco. Fly direct from Dublin to Nice on the 27th of December and spend seven nights in the popular Paganini hotel for only €399 per person. Upgrade to the 4* Nice Excelsior Hotel for an additional €50.

View flights here €154pp

View 3* Paganini Hotel here €245pp

View 4* Nice Excelsior here €295pp

 

 

 

Best staycation:

Enjoy a summer stay in the centrally located Dawson Hotel in  Dublin. Price of €99 per room includes an overnight stay for two people with a continental breakfast and a late 3pm check out!

View offer here

 

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.

 

Sarah

 

 

 
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The Travel Expert’s Best Travel Deals – 30th April 2019

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In my best travel deals this week I have last minute holidays to Lanzarote, a wine and shopping trip to Madrid, luxury for less in St Lucia, a super deal to Greece in July, a family holiday in August, Caribbean cruise and stay holidays and an early booking offer for St Stephens Day.

 

Best last minute:

Enjoy a week in Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote from as little as €299. Fancy a little 5-star treatment? The Hesperia Hotel in Puerto Calero is only €378. Want to go all-inclusive? The Morromar aparthotel is only €399! These super deals include flights, transfers and checked baggage for seven nights, departing in May.

View self catering here

 

View 5* Hesperia Hotel here

 

View All Inclusive here

 

 

 

Best city break:

Enjoy a wine and shopping trip to Madrid over the August bank holiday weekend. I found a great deal flying with Ethiopian Airlines, direct from Dublin on their dreamliner aircraft. Enjoy the comfort of full in-cabin service, with drinks and 2 x 23kg bags included in the fare! Spend three nights in the Spanish capital for only €228, staying in the centrally located HRC hotel. Stock up on some Spanish wine and shop till you drop. With 2 checked bags each, you have the perfect excuse!

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Best summer sun:

With direct flights to Thessaloniki from Dublin airport, there has never been a better time to explore the Greek region of Halkidiki. I found a great deal staying in the highly rated Dionysos Hotel, in the popular resort of Hanioti. Price for flights and a seven-night stay on the 1st of July, is only €357!

View offer here

 

 

 

Best long haul deal: 

Save up to €450 and receive a room upgrade and spa treatment, when you book the adult-only, All Inclusive, Bel Jou Hotel in St Lucia. Price starts from €1229 and includes flights, transfers, all meals and drinks for seven nights.  Check out the amazing reviews on tripadvisor here.

View offer here

 

 

 

Best cruise deal:

Combine a seven night luxury Caribbean cruise with Celebrity Cruises, with stays in Miami and the Florida Keys, for only €1899! Price includes flights, cruise, three night stay in Miami, four night stay in the Florida Keys and car hire! See this and more Caribbean cruise and stay offers by clicking below. 

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Best family deal:

Bring the kids to the highly rated Terraza Mar Suites in Puerto Rico on the 8th of August. This is one of the most sought after properties in Gran Canaria. Price for 2 adults and 2 children sharing for seven nights, is only €1776, including flights, transfers and checked baggage. Use code SUMMER to save €100 off the listed price of this, or any summer holiday over €1000 in value. 

View offer here

 

 

 

Best early booking offer:

Best the post Christmas blues by jetting off to a luxury hotel in the Algarve on St Stephens Day. Stay at the highly rated 5* Grand Real Santa Eulalia for only €395! Price includes flights and hotel for five nights.

View offer here

 

 

 

Best seat sale:

Aer Lingus have up to 20% off summer holidays in their latest seat sale.  Travel between the 13th of May and the 31st of July and you could save 20% off the fare. Book by Monday 6th of May.

See more here

 

 

 
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.

 

Sarah

 

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