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The Travel Expert’s Best Travel Deals – 19th November 2019

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This week’s best travel deals include New Year in Lake Garda, luxury for less in Zanzibar, summer in Lanzarote, Sardinia and Porto, a Greek isles cruise and a luxury treat in the K Club.

 

Best last minute:

Enjoy a week at the 4-star Seashells Resort at Suncrest, Malta for only €293 on the 30th of November. This popular hotel is highly rated on TripAdvisor and is centrally located. The weather forecast is 20 degrees and sunny in Malta next week, and this deal also includes breakfast. Tempted?

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Best winter break:

Spend New Year in Lake Garda on this super trip from Travel Department. Fly from Dublin on the 27th of December and enjoy seven nights in the 4-star Grand Hotel Liberty, with breakfast and evening meal included each day. There are full day excursions to Venice, Verona and Bolzano included, as well as some free days to enjoy Lake Garda at your own pace. Price of €869 includes flights, hotel, meals, excursions, guides and transfers. Use promo code VP-BLACK50 to save €50 per person off the price listed below.

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You might like: My Guide to Lake Garda, Where to Stay and What to do
 

 

 

Best family deal:

Family holiday deals are not easy to find during peak summer holidays, but I spotted a great deal to Lanzarote in July. Price for flights and a seven night stay in the popular Jable Bermudas apartments in Puerto del Carmen is just €1554, based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing.

See more here

 

You might like: Why Lanzarote is my favourite island
 

 

 

Best cruise:

Get free flights and cruise the Greek islands on Princess Cruises‘ brand new ship, Enchanted Princess next year. Price for flights and a seven night cruise visiting the Amalfi Coast, Athens, Mykonos, Crete, Corfu and Kotor (Montenegro) is only €1049 on the 12th of September. Upgrade to a balcony cabin for just €160 extra.

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You might like: My top 10 tips for booking cruise holidays
 

 

 

Best long haul offer:

When you think of paradise islands, is there anywhere more exotic than Zanzibar? Surprisingly it doesn’t have to cost the earth… Price for flights, transfers and a seven-night ALL INCLUSIVE stay in the highly rated Diamonds Mapenzi Beach Hotel is only €1309! Check out the reviews on TripAdvisor – they are excellent. 👌

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Best city break:

If you haven’t been to Porto yet, put it on your list! This charming city is perfect for a weekend break away. I found a great deal departing in May, staying in the BNapartments LoftPuzzle. Highly rated on TripAdvisor and located right in the heart of the old town, I challenge you to find a better located hotel or apartment in Porto! Price for flights and a three-night stay departing the 9th of May is only €198 per person.

View flights here €83pp

View apartment here €115pp

You might like: Why you should choose Porto for your next city break.
 

 

 

Best staycation:

Treat yourself to a Sleep, Shop and Savour experience at the 5-star K Club. This is timed perfectly for Christmas shopping and is available until 23rd December 2019. For just €149 per person sharing, you will enjoy an overnight stay with full Irish breakfast, a complimentary car valet & wash (must be pre-booked and is subject to availability) at Kildare Village, a 10% discount card for Kildare Village, and Afternoon Tea for two in The K Club with a glass of Laurent Perrier Champagne 😍. It doesn’t stop there! After a long day shopping, a 20% discount on spa treatments will be waiting in the award-winning K Spa.

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Best early booking offer:

I was delighted to hear that Aer Lingus are flying to Alghero in Sardinia next summer. I was there many years ago and loved it. Alghero airport is just 10km from the resort centre, so there are no lengthy airport transfers. Fly from Dublin on the 27th of May and enjoy a seven-night stay in the centrally located Soleado Hotel over the June bank holiday weekend for just €415 per person. 

View flights here €169pp

View hotel here €246pp

 

 

 
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 – 12th November 2019

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This week’s Best Travel Deals include Winter Wonderland in Center Parcs, Christmas market breaks to Vienna, a Mamma Mia theatre break, a cruise on the brand new MSC Grandiosa, a trip to America’s Deep South, and Kos and Santorini for next summer.

 

Best last minute:

Did you know that Budapest’s Christmas markets are open alreadym and Vienna’s are opening this weekend? Enjoy a three-night stay in the 5-star Levante Parliament Hotel in Vienna for only €265! This super located in located right in the heart of Vienna and receives excellent reviews on TripAdvisor.

View flights here €95pp

View hotel here €170pp

You might like: Europe’s Top 10 Christmas Markets
 

 

 

Best family deal:

Rated number 1 on TripAdvisor, the Mayflower apartments in Kos are a great choice for a self-catering family holiday in Greece. Price for flights, accommodation, transfers and checked baggage, based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing, is only €1877 on the 15th of July. And the best part? A deposit of €75 per person secures a booking!

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You might like: Top 10 Family Holidays in Greece for 2020

 

 

Best long haul deal:

Visit three iconic cities in America’s Deep South on one amazing trip! This nine-night trip to Nashville, Memphis and New Orleans will show you the best of American soul, country and jazz music, as well as some of America’s best cuisine. Visit Graceland, Beale Street and enjoy the night-time street party at New Orleans’ French Quarter. Price for all flights, baggage and hotel accommodation is only €1325!   

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Best cruise:

MSC Grandiosa is the world’s newest cruise ship – it was launched just a few days ago! Enjoy a week on this stunning cruise ship on the 3rd of April for just €1269. Price includes return flights from Dublin, airline baggage, transfers and wait for it… – an upgrade to a BALCONY cabin! This takes in the first week of Easter holidays so you could think about brining the kids too…

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Best city break:

I’m thinking this is the perfect mother and daughter break… Enjoy tickets to Mamma Mia in London and a two-night stay in the highly rated 4* Thistle Holborn Hotel with return flights and 10kg checked in luggage, for €365 per person. A nice Christmas gift idea perhaps?

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Best staycation:

I have received so many messages about my recent trip to Center Parcs – it seems you all want to see its Winter Wonderland Experience! I found some good deals on their website for four nights. Price for a two-bedroom Woodland Lodge arriving the 16th of December is only €459, or choose the 2nd or 9th of December for €499. Want to bring a few friends? Upgrade to a three-bedroom lodge for an additional €50.

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Best early booking offer:

Santorini is one destination you need to book in advance, if you want to secure a good deal. I found some great value flight prices via Athens for next summer, and the total journey time is only six hours. Enjoy a seven-night stay in a highly rated 4-star hotel, with flights included from only €398 in May.

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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 – 5th November 2019

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This week’s best travel deals include a luxury holiday in Marbella, a family adventure in Thailand, amazing Norwegian Cruise Line deals, a dream trip to Cuba, short breaks in New York and Iceland and lots more…..

 

Best last minute:

Escape to the 5-star Vincci Seleccion Estrella Del Mar hotel in Marbella for just €354. This super deal includes flights and a seven-night stay, departing the 16th of November.  

View flights here €56pp

View hotel here €298pp
 

 

 

Best winter break:

Beat the January blues with a week in sunny Lanzarote. Price for flights, transfers, checked baggage, and a seven-night stay in the popular San Marcial apartments is only €341 per person!

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Best family deal:

Want to do something different next year? This is right up my street! Throughout May and June you can jet off to Thailand for a family adventure of a lifetime. This 12-night deal includes stays in luxury hotels in Phuket and Koh Samui as well as a two-night safari in the highly rated Elephant Hills Safari Camp. Price for all flights, transfers and hotels is €6795, based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing. 

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Best cruise:

I’m just back from seeing the brand new Norwegian Cruise Line ship – Norwegian Encore. I was really blown away by the facilities and food on board. Sunway have lots of amazing Norwegian cruise deals available, including a Los Angeles stay and all-inclusive Mexico cruise for just €1275, and an all-inclusive Alaska cruise with Seattle stay for €1780 – both on the same Breakaway Plus-class ships as Norwegian Encore. They also have a super all-inclusive deal over the June bank holiday on Norwegian Epic for just €1165! All prices include flights and a choice of two packages from their Free at Sea promotion: Premium Drinks, WiFi, Shore Excursion Credit and Speciality Dining meals.  

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Best long haul deal:

Spend three nights in historic Havana before chilling out in an all inclusive resort on one of Cuba’s stunning beaches. What could be better? You will be staying in the five-star Mercure Sevilla Hotel for three nights, one of Havana’s oldest hotels, and then transferred to the Memories Jibacoa hotel for a seven night all-inclusive stay at the beach. Price for this 10-night dream trip is only €1349 per person, including flights, hotels and transfers!

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Best city break:

Tour America have some super winter deals to New York, with prices for two, three or four sharing. Highlights include a three-night stay in the 4-star Wyndam New Yorker hotel from just €408 per person including flights, departing the 6th of February.

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Best staycation:

Treat yourself or your partner to a sneaky night away before Christmas in the 4-star Hotel Kilkenny. Enjoy an overnight stay with breakfast, leisure access and chocolates on arrival for just €45 per person. Want to stay longer? The price is just €65 per person for two nights. 

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Best early booking offer:

I know it might seem ridiculously early, but if you want the best deals over the October bank holiday weekend next year – now is the time to book. I have a great deal to Iceland departing Friday the 23rd of October for three nights. Price for flights and a three-night stay in Reykjavik is only €333 per person. This is a good time to chase the Northern Lights too! 

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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 Experts Best Travel Deals – 29th October 2019

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This week’s best travel deals include an all-inclusive holiday in Mexico for just €999, a winter wellness break, a city break to Palma, Easter holidays in France, early booking offers on Allure of the Seas and lots more…

 

Best last minute:

Escape the cold with a week in sunny Fuerteventura. Stay at the highly rated Villa Florida apartments in Caleta de Fuste for only €399 on the 12th of November. Price includes flights and accommodation for seven nights. 

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Best winter break:

Beat the winter blues with a wellness week in the Algarve. Stay in the 5-star Real Marina Hotel & Spa, with breakfast included for only €220! 

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Best cruise:

Cruise holidays seem to be getting lower and lower in price! This cruise deal on Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas is amazing value for next year. Price of €879 includes flights and a seven-night Med cruise, visiting Spain, Italy and France,  departing the 6th of September. Upgrade to a balcony cabin for just €1089!

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Best long haul:

All-Inclusive in Mexico for €999 – yes you did read that right! Enjoy a seven-night stay in the 4-Star superior Occidental at Xcaret Destination Resort with flights and transfers included, departing in September. Special offers are available on many dates, including May from €1039, August from €1049 and June from €1289! Add on extra nights if required.

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Best city break:

I’m just back from a fabulous few days in Palma, Majorca. It is an ideal city break destination, especially during the summer time. I found a great deal travelling over the June bank holiday weekend. Price for flights and a three-night stay in the 4-star Hotel Isla Mallorca & Spa is only €278 per person . Highly rated on TripAdvisor and located close to the seaside promenade, this is a great choice for friends or couples. 

View flights here €141pp

View hotel here €137pp
 

 

 

Best family deal:

Fancy a break away over Easter holidays? This family break to France is excellent value. Price for return ferry sailing from Cork to Roscoff and a five night stay in the highly rated Des Menhirs Campsite in Carnac, is only €209 per person, staying in  a 2 bedroom classic mobile home. This campsite is rated as excellent on TripAdvisor and located beside the beach in Carnac.

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Best early booking offer:

Secure your summer holiday now with just €75 deposit. Prices for July and August are surprising low at the moment. I found a great deal to the Yiannis Village in Corfu departing on the 7th of August. Price for flights, transfers, checked baggage and a seven-night stay is only €484 per person, based on 2 sharing. This property is rated ‘excellent’ on TripAdvisor and is located in the pretty resort of Sidari. 

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Best staycation:

The great Groupon deal to Druids Glen is back, and it’s valid from Sundays-Thursdays until the 30th of March! Price of €159 per room includes an over-night stay in a deluxe room with breakfast, a bottle of prosecco, €15 spa credit each towards treatments of 50 minutes or more, €15 golf credit towards a round of golf, €20 dinner credit per couple, and late check-out by 1pm. 

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Read my review of Druids Glen Hotel 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 – 22nd October 2019

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This week’s best travel deals include return flights to Lisbon for €30, winter breaks in the Canary Islands and the Algarve, family holidays in Lanzarote and France, Bali, a cruise deal on the brand new Sky Princess & lots more…

 

Best last minute:

Enjoy a last minute wellness break in the Algarve. Price for flights and a seven-night stay in the 4-star Eden Resort in Albufeira is only €205, departing the 4th of November. If you can travel a little later, the price is even less – it’s only €159 on the 15th of November! This super hotel is rated ‘excellent’ on TripAdvisor and received a Travellers Choice Award this year. With indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a spa, and a host of onsite facilities, this is the ideal choice for a relaxing break away.
 
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Best city break:

Would you believe Ryanair have return flights to Lisbon for just €30! They are even available over weekends. I found the €30 fare available on Friday 10th to Monday 13th of January – what a nice Christmas gift idea…  Stay in the highly rated HF Fénix Music hotel for just €104 per person, making your three-night weekend break just €134…

View flights here €30pp

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Best winter break:

TUI’s January sale has started already! Choose Gran Canaria from €362, Lanzarote from €370 and Tenerife from €386. All prices include flights, accommodation, transfers and checked baggage for seven nights, departing in January. Prices are based on two sharing, and are even less if three or four share!

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Best family deal:

The highly rated Sands Beach Resort in Lanzarote is amazing value in July. Price for flights and a seven night stay, based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing, is only €1580. Time to get planning next years family holidays…

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Best cruise:

With the launch of the brand new Princess cruise ship last week, and Francis Brennan’s new TV programme, ‘All Hands On Deck’, Princess Cruises are very much in vogue at the moment. Cruise specialists, Sunway, have a super offer on the brand-new Sky Princess, visiting Northern Europe and the Baltics over 12 days. You will be visiting Copenhagen, Oslo, Berlin, Tallin, Helsinki, Stockholm, and enjoying an overnight stay in the stunning city of St. Petersburg. Price for flights and an 11-night cruise with meals is only €1695 on the 25th of April. Other dates available at a supplement.

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Best long haul:

Bali is one of the most popular long haul destinations at the moment. It seems we can’t get enough of its tropical beaches, vibrant nightlife and spiritual centre. I found a great deal staying in the the Mandira Beach Resort & Spa. Price for flights and a seven-night stay with breakfast and return airport transfers, is only €1219 per person. Ranked as ‘excellent’ on TripAdvisor this is superb value for a holiday in this paradise island.

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Like Bali? See my top three Bali Holidays from Ireland here

 

 

 

Best early booking offer:

Planning a trip to France next year? Irish Ferries is offering 10% off summer sailings, and Al Fresco Holidays is offering up to 50% selected campsites. Now might be the time to secure a holiday in France for next summer.

See Irish Ferries here

 

See Al Fresco Holidays here
 

 

 

Best staycation:

For anyone living outside Dublin, this might be a nice getaway with the kids. For just €159 per family, enjoy an overnight stay in the Maldron Hotel Newlands Cross, Dublin for two adults and two children with breakfast, late check-out, pizza and a family ticket to Dublin Zoo. This super deal is valid until the 30th of April, so there is plenty of time to treat the kids to a night away.

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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 – 15th October 2019

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This week’s Best Travel Deals include October bank holiday deals to Croatia and Kerry, luxury for less in Seychelles, an amazing deal to St. Petersburg, a Dubai cruise, a family trip to PortAventura and an early booking offer to Kos for July. 

 

Best last minute:

Still searching for a holiday over the October bank holiday weekend? I was surprised to see availability to Croatia. There are one-week package deals staying in the 3-star Villa Erna aparmtents in Dubrovnik, from €649 per person departing the 27th of October. Looking for luxury? The 5-star Hotel Croatia, in the stunning resort of Cavtat, is €899 per person, based on 2 sharing with breakfast. Both options include flights, transfers and checked baggage, for seven nights.

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Best winter break

Enjoy a week in the 4-star Illunion Hotel in Fuengirola for only €206 in November. I stayed in this hotel a few times and love its beachfront location. The restaurants in Fuengirola are great too, and so reasonably priced! This super deal includes flights and hotel for seven nights departing the 16th or 23rd of November.

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Best city break 

Another one to add to my ever growing bucket list! Marvel at the grandeur of St. Petersburg on this three-night city break that includes a city sightseeing tour and an excursion to the impressive Hermitage Museum and Catherine’s Palace. For only €699 this amazing deal includes flights, transfers, accommodation in the 4-star Hotel Sokos Vasilievsky with breakfast, and lots more! Price is valid on selected dates from November – March and they even have an exclusive solo travellers departure on the 5th of March, where the price is only €774.

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Best family deal:

Plan ahead and secure your Easter holiday break now. I found a great deal staying in the 4-star Sanguli Resort in Salou, with flights and tickets to PortAventura included, for only €1134, based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing, or €1302 based on 2 adults and 3 children sharing.

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Best cruise:

WOW – this is an incredible deal! Cruise Dubai and the Emirates for seven days on Royal Caribbean’s Jewel of the Seas, for only €950 including flights from Dublin and an upgrade to a balcony cabin. This is available on the 26th of January or the 2nd of February – what a way to beat the winter blues 😍.

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Best long haul deal:

Hayes and Jarvis have some superb multi-centre holidays on their website. I particularly like the Abu Dhabi and Seychelles combination. Price of €2479 includes all flights, transfers and ten nights accommodation in highly rated hotels. Price includes bed & breakfast in Abu Dhabi and half-board in Seychelles.

See more here
 

 

 

Best staycation:

Enjoy a two-night break on the Ring of Kerry over the October Bank Holiday weekend. Price for 2 sharing is only €100 per person for two nights including breakfast, at the highly rated Skellig Star Hotel. See this deal and many more on the SuperValu Getaway Breaks website. Just enter your preferred date of travel in the search box and see a wide selection of hotel deals available.

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Best early booking offer:

This super July deal to the all-inclusive Niriides Beach Hotel in Kos is only €758 per person, based on 2 sharing for seven nights. This includes a whopping €250 per person discount, and includes flights, transfers and checked baggage. The Niriides Beach is highly rated on TripAdvisor and was awarded a certificate of excellence. It is located just across the road from the beach and within easy reach of Kos Town. This is a great deal for a couple looking for an all-inclusive holiday next summer.

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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 – 8th October 2019

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This weeks best travel deals include last minute holidays in Sicily, Christmas market breaks, a ski weekend in Austria, a super all-inclusive deal to Mauritius, an Alaska cruise and family holidays to Salou and Venice for next summer.

 

Best last minute:

Enjoy a week in sunny Sicily from only €337 on the 19th of October! Upgrade to the beachfront San Vincenzo Hotel for €447, or stay at the 5-star Diamond Hotel and Resort Naxos Taormina for just €561. All prices are per person, based on 2 sharing and include flights, accommodation, transfers and checked baggage, departing the 19th of October for seven nights.

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Best winter break:

Enjoy a ski and rock weekend in the Austrian resort of Söll in January. Irish bands such as The Academic and The Blizzards are performing, so it is bound to be a super festival. Price for flights and a four-night stay in the Hochfilzer hotel is only €527, based on 2 sharing.

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Best family deal:

Combine camping with culture by bringing the kids to Venice next summer.  Stay at the popular Waikiki campsite in Lido di Jesolo, which offers the best of both worlds. With a private beach on your doorstep and the ferry terminal to Venice close by, its no surprise that its a popular choice with families. Prices from €412 per person, based on 2 adults and 3 children sharing, include flights, transfers and 2 bedroom mobile home for seven nights, departing 1st of July. 

View offer here
 

 

 

Best cruise:

Cruise Alaska with the luxury cruise line – Holland America. See Glacier Bay and the spectacular fjords from an ocean-view cabin on the 5-star Holland America Ms Koningsdam. Prices from €1929 in an inside cabin or €2299  in an ocean view cabin include flights, an overnight stay in Vancouver and a seven-night cruise. For a limited time, receive a free drinks package – which is worth €850 per person, if you stay in an ocean view cabin. 

 

 

 

Best long haul:

If you want to go long-haul next summer, without breaking the bank, then this is the deal for you! Enjoy a week at the Veranda Grand Baie Hotel in Mauritius, with all meals & drinks included, for just €1389 including flights & transfers! 

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Best city break:

Aer Lingus has up to 30% off European cities for travel up to the 18th of December, so now is the time to book your Christmas market break. Holidays with Aer Lingus have a wide selection of offers that include flights and hotels. Two-night breaks are available to Amsterdam and London from €159, and three-night breaks are available to Lisbon and Barcelona from €176. Prices include Aer Lingus flights and hotel accommodation. You can also collect double Avios points on bookings made in October.

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Best early booking offer:

Secure your summer 2020 holiday now with a Free Child Place. Salou is always a popular choice and the Sunclub apartments are ideal for families looking for good value self-catering apartments, within easy reach of Port Aventura and the resort centre. Price for flights, accommodation, transfers and checked baggage, based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing, is €1767 on the 24th of July. Price for 2 adults and 3 children is €2283. Deposit of €75pp secures booking, with the balance due 10 weeks before departure.

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Best staycation:

The 4-star Ferrycarrig Hotel in Wexford is always a popular choice for a staycation. Enjoy an overnight stay for two for €89, including breakfast, leisure access and chocolates. Price is €129 for two nights, or €179 for three nights. 

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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 – 1st October 2019

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This week’s Best Travel Deals include Croatia, Sri Lanka, the Algarve, Nashville, a cruise sale, skiing holidays, an early booking family offer for July and some great staycations.

 

 

Best last minute:

Enjoy a week in the 5-star Hotel Croatia in the beautiful resort of Cavtat. I stayed here a few years ago and loved it. Price for flights and a seven-night stay on a B&B basis, is only €498 on the 18th of October.

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Best winter break:

Skiing is best when you have a group of friends with you, and with prices from €399 to France in January, now is the time to book that ski holiday you always talked about. Direct Ski have some great value ski holidays, with flights, accommodation and transfers included from €399. 

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Best family deal:

Thinking about next summer already? If you want to travel in July or August, it is best to book now to secure a FREE CHILD PLACE. Enjoy a week in the highly rated all-inclusive Cortijo Blanco Hotel in the Costa del Sol from only €2418, based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing, departing the 19th of July. This price includes flights, hotel with all meals and drinks included, transfers and checked baggage – this is superb value for July!

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Best long haul:

I loved Sri Lanka, it really is Asia’s best kept secret. As well as 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, stunning beaches, amazing wildlife and mouthwatering food – it is also great value for money! Where else would you find a 4-star all-inclusive resort including flights and transfers for €1239?

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Best cruise:

With many cruise sales ending, MSC Cruises’ flash sale is just beginning. Enjoy winter cruises in the Caribbean from €279, Mediterranean from €399 (on the brand new ship MSC Grandiosa) and the Emirates from €419. Prices are cruise-only for seven nights and include all meals and entertainment. Flight cost is extra – see your local travel agent and they will organise a package deal for you.

 
 

 

 

 

Best city break:

Release your inner Shania Twain and enjoy a city break to Nashville. Price for flights and a four-night stay at the popular Nashville Millennium Nashville Hotel, is only €539 per person! 

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Best staycation:

I’m a bit of a foodie, so I’m loving the Taste the Island promotion that is taking place across Ireland from now until the end of November. Ireland’s Blue Book has some great special offers in many of their hotels, including two of my favourites, Marlfield House and Dunbrody House in Wexford. Prices from €129 in Marlfield House and €135pp in Dunbrody House, includes overnight accommodation with breakfast and evening meal included.

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Best early booking offer:

Ryanair released their summer 2020 schedule this week and there are some great early booking bargains. I found a great deal to the Algarve, departing on the 1st of June, so you can take full advantage of the June bank holiday weekend. Price for flights and a seven-night stay at the 4-star Luna da Oura apartments is only €350 per person, based on 2 sharing. Grab a few friends and the price is even less!

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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 – 24th September 2019

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In this week’s best travel deals, I have a last minute deal to Alvor, New Year in Lanzarote or Morocco, Easter weekend in Stockholm, luxury for less in Thailand, a 5-star Med cruise for next summer & lots more…

 

 

Best last minute:

Alvor is my favourite resort on the Algarve, and the 4-star Prainha Clube offers some of the best sea views. Enjoy a seven-night stay on the 16th of October, with flights included for just €244.

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Best winter sun:

Ring in the New Year in Morocco! Spend a week in a beach resort of Agadir, where temperatures are a balmy 21 degrees 😎. Prices for flights and a seven-night stay with transfers and checked baggage included, start from only €498, departing the 28th of December.

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Best city break:

The early bird catches the best city break deals for Easter weekend! Stockholm is a city I would love to visit – so this deal is very tempting! Stay at the highly rated 4* Story Hotel with breakfast included for only €214 including flights. Originally an old fire station and former City Hall, it is one of the coolest places to stay in Stockholm. Flight departs on Good Friday and returns on Easter Monday so no time of work is needed 😉.

View flights here €106pp

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Best family deal:

Bring the kids to Lanzarote for New Year. Stay in the all-inclusive El Trebol resort in Costa Teguise for €3289, based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing. Price includes flights, transfers, checked baggage and accommodation with all meals and drinks, departing the 30th of December.

view offer here
 

 

 

Best cruise:

You may have already seen this Celebrity Cruise offer going direct from Dublin port, but Celebrity Cruises have offers in the Mediterranean too, with free drinks packages and on board credit included, when you opt for an oceanview stateroom. I particularly like this one: cruise to Spain, France and Italy on the 20th of June, on the brand new 5-star Celebrity Apex for only €1929 including flights, transfers, all-inclusive cruise and $300 onboard spend per stateroom. Tempted?

View offer here
 

 

 

Best long haul deal:

I am currently writing a post about multi-centre holidays in Thailand (watch out for it this weekend), and came across this little gem! Combine four nights in the 5-star Amari Watergate Hotel, Bangkok with a nine-night stay in the fabulous Santhiya Resort & Spa in Koh Yao Yai. The fact that you need to get a 20-minute speedboat transfer to get there (included in cost), says it all. Price for all flights, transfers and hotels on a B&B basis is €1769. 

See more here
 

 

 

Best staycation:

It’s rare to see Irish holiday homes on special offer, especially the Doonbeg Holiday Homes in Clare. These three-bedroom cottages sleep up to six, so grab a few friends or bring the kids, and explore the Cliffs of Moher and Clare’s colourful towns. Take your pick of two, three, five or seven-night stays, with prices from only €159. This deal is valid until the end of March, so you have no excuses – get out and explore the Wild Atlantic Way.  

View offer here
 

 

 

Best early booking offer:

There are loads of early booking offers available for Orlando 2020, but watch out, many have to be booked by the end of September. I alike this Orlando deal from American Sky, staying in the highly rated staySky Suites on International Drive. Prices available from €619 per person, based on 4 sharing and include free nights, free breakfast and a $25 dine and play card.

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 – 17th September 2019

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This week’s Best Travel Deals include last minute holidays from €122, Halloween break in Disneyland Paris,  Fuerteventura, Venice, Tobago, a Royal Caribbean cruise for next summer, and a FREE upgrade to business class on China & Japan tours. 

 

 

Best last minute:

Can’t decide between Spain or Portugal, Gran Canaria or Lanzarote? Gohop have all their late deals listed in one place, with flights and accommodation included from €122 per person.

See more here
 

 

 

Best winter break:

Fly off to Fuerteventura in February and enjoy a seven-night stay at the 4* Pierre & Vacance Origomare, for just €298! Price includes flights and accommodation, departing the 20th of February. 

View offer here
 

 

 

Best family deal:

Still searching for the perfect Halloween break? I found a great deal to Disneyland Paris departing Friday the 1st of November for 3 nights. Price with flights, hotel and park passes is €1473, based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing.

See more here
 

 

 

Best long haul:

I was at a Tobago event recently and it is now firmly on my bucketlist! Its slogan, ‘Unspoilt, Untouched, Undiscovered’ had me sold, even before I learned that it is one of the best places in the world for snorkelling and diving. I found a great all-inclusive deal to the highly rated Coco Reef Hotel. Eric, the hotel manager, was voted Best Hotel Manager in the Caribbean – so a warm welcome is guaranteed. Prices for flights, transfers, accommodation with all meals and drinks included, from only €1799.

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Best city break:

It is rare to see such a good special offer to Venice, and even rarer to see a gondola ride included! The price of €285 per person includes return flights with 10kg hand luggage per person, two nights in the 3-star Hotel San Zulian and a free gondola ride. This hotel is superbly located close to St. Mark’s Square, and receives excellent reviews on TripAdvisor.

View offer here
 

 

 

Best cruise:

Cruise the Med on Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas from just €1279 on the 26th of July. Price includes flights and a six-night cruise visiting Spain, Italy and France. Add the all-inclusive drinks package for just €169, and receive $25 per person onboard credit.  

See more here
 

 

 

Best staycation:

Did you know that SuperValu Getaway Breaks have an inspired collection of 4 and 5-star hotels? They are currently offering €20 off their 2-night stays for travel before the 31st of December, when you use the promo code INSPIRED20. Luxury hotels like The Brehon in Killarney is €125pp for a two-night stay, and the 5-star Sheen Falls Lodge is only €150pp for a two-night stay.

See more here
 

 

 

Best early booking offer:

This is an incredible deal! Get a FREE business class upgrade on selected Japan and China tours, with multi-award winning Wendy Wu Tours. Fly from Dublin via UK for travel up to 30th March or fly direct from Dublin from 1st April – 30th June. You can also travel from Cork or Shannon, just pay a supplement of €100. This amazing offer has to be booked by the 7th of October so don’t let this one pass you by!

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 – 10th September 2019

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This week’s Best Travel Deals include last minute holidays in Lanzarote, walking holidays in the Canary Islands, Easter cruise and city breaks, luxury for less in St Lucia and summer 2020 in Orlando and Greece.

 

Best last minute:

Enjoy an October sunshine break to Gran Canaria from just €350! Price includes flights, transfers and checked baggage, staying in the popular Tamanaco apartments in Puerto Rico.

See more here
 

 

 

Best winter break:

Dust off the cobwebs by booking a walking holiday in the Canary Islands. Active holiday specialists CaminoWays have launched a new website for holidays in the Canary Islands, CanariaWays.com. To celebrate, they are offering 10% OFF all bookings made until the end of September using special CODE: CANARIAWAYS19. In addition, all bookings will go into a draw and two lucky travellers will have a chance to get their holiday for free! 

See more here
 

 

 

Best family deal:

Bring the kids to Orlando next summer and stay at Universal Studios’ Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites. Gain early access into Universal Studios and visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, before the crowds arrive, Price of €1089pp includes flights with luggage, accommodation and Universal 3 Park Explorer tickets, based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing. 

View offer here

 

 

 

 

Best cruise:

Plan your easter getaway on the brand new MSC Grandiosa. Price of €1099 includes flights, baggage, transfers, gratuities and a seven-night Med cruise, departing the 3rd of April.

View offer here
 

 

 

Best long haul offer:

If you are looking for a luxurious all-inclusive resort for yourself and your partner, look no further than Sandals Regency La Toc Golf Resort & Spa in St Lucia. Sandals are one of the best couples-only all-inclusive resorts in the world, and you can save up to €1000 off the price for stays in 2019 and 2020. Price is €1979 per person including flights, accommodation, transfers, all meals, drinks and entertainment. Book by 30th September.

View offer here
 

 

 

Best city break:

Spend Easter weekend in lovely Lisbon. I’ve got a 4-star weekend break from €298 and a 5-star hotel deal from €349, both departing Good Friday and returning Easter Monday.

See more here
 

 

 

Best staycation:

Enjoy an overnight stay at the 4* Clayton Hotel in Galway for only €50 per person, with breakfast, a two-course dinner and leisure access included! Price for two nights is only €85 per person, a saving of 59% off the rack rate. This super deal is valid until 31st March 2020 so might be an ideal Christmas present…  

View offer here
 

 

 

Best early booking offer:

Enjoy an all-inclusive week in the Greek island of Kos next summer for only €555. This super deal includes flights, transfers, checked baggage and a seven-night stay at highly rated Ammos Hotel with all meals and drinks.

View offer here
 

 

 
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Sarah 

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The Travel Expert’s Best Travel Deals – 3rd September 2019

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This week’s best travel deals include a week in the luxurious Sani Resort, winter breaks in Rome and the Canary Islands, the ultimate Thailand holiday, a cruise from Dublin port and an early booking family deal to the Costa del Sol for next summer.

 

Best last minute:

Many of you may know that I am just back from the stunning 5* Sani Resort in Greece. It truly is one of Europe’s best hotels. They have super rates for October, with free upgrades to full board. Price for flights and a seven-night stay in a seaview room with breakfast, lunch and dinner included is €682 per person, departing the 21st of October. Add on return transfers and a 10kg checked bag and the total is only €789. 

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Best winter break:

Fancy getting away for Christmas? Jet off to the sun and spend Christmas Day in Gran Canaria for just €599. Price includes flights, transfers and accommodation in the highly rated Monte Feliz apartments for seven nights. Upgrade to the 4* Gloria Palace Amadores, with breakfast and evening meal included, for €889 per person.

View Apartment here

 

View 4* Hotel here
 

 

 

Best cruise:

Cruise direct from Dublin port to Iceland next summer on 5* Celebrity Reflection, for only €1479. Visit two different ports in Iceland and overnight in Reykjavik. This 10-night luxury cruise includes all meals and entertainment, and stops in Belfast and Liverpool too. 

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Best long haul offer:

This is the exact itinerary I want to take when I am going to Thailand. It has everything – city, beach and wildlife. Enjoy three nights in Bangkok followed by a three day jungle safari in Elephant Hills, and finish with a seven-night stay in luxury villas in the idyllic resort of Khao Lak. Price for all flights, transfers and luxury hotels for 12 nights, is only €2159. 

View offer here
 

 

 

Best family deal:

Now is the time to secure free child places in the top all-inclusive SplashWorld resorts for next summer. I have chosen the popular Globales Playa Estepona, because you have unlimited access to the on-site waterpark throughout your stay. Price for flights, transfers, checked baggage, apartment on an all-inclusive basis, with waterpark access, is €2880 based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing, departing the 19th of July. 

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Best city break:

Visit the Christmas markets in Rome with this super 4-star break to the K Boutique hotel. Highly rated on TripAdvisor and centrally located in the heart of the city, this is an ideal break to get into the Christmas spirit. Price for flights and a three-night stay is only €195 on the 14th of December. 

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Best staycation:

The Ashford Castle deal is back! Enjoy an overnight stay in a deluxe duplex suite with breakfast, a two-course evening meal, a glass of prosecco and a late check out, at the 4* Lodge at Ashford Castle, from €120 per person. You will also enjoy complimentary tennis court access and green fees. Want to stay longer? The price for two nights is only €190 per person, this is 41% off the hotel rack rate.  

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Best seat sale:

It seems September is the month for airline sales! Aer Lingus’ September sale starts today with two million seats on sale and fares from €24.99 one-way. Travel between 01 November and 31 March 2020 and book by 23 September. Qatar Airways’ post summer sale includes flights to Bangkok from €539 , Bali from €709 and Melbourne from €979, business class fares are on sale too! Book by 15 September for selected departures up to 31 August 2020.

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See Qatar Airways here
 

 

 
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Get All Inclusive Drinks on Royal Caribbean 2020 Cruises – Fly Cruises Available from €1489!

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If you are thinking of booking a cruise – now is the time to do it! Travelnet are offering all-inclusive drinks on Royal Caribbean 2020 cruises. Check out some of my favourites below.

 

Many of you already know I am a big fan of Royal Caribbean cruises. Their ships are extraordinary. With fine dining, scintillating entertainment and record breaking adventure activities, it is not surprising that they are one of the world’s most popular cruise lines. However, one of the main concerns many people have when booking cruises is the price of drinks onboard. With this amazing all-inclusive drinks promotion on Royal Caribbean 2020 cruises – you no longer need to worry about that!

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You can enjoy cocktails, mocktails, beers, wines by the glass, premium coffees and fruit juices, all up to a $12 value – FREE OF CHARGE! Bar gratuities are also included and if you fancy a bottle of wine, rather than a glass, you can enjoy a 40% discount on bottles of wine under $100. This amazing promotion on Royal Caribbean 2020 cruises is available on selected sailings, including the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. This offer won’t last long though, you need to book by the 30th of September.

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When Travelnet asked me to highlight some of the super deals available on this Royal Caribbean 2020 cruises promotion, I was only too happy to oblige. There are lots more cruises available, so if my choices don’t suit you, make sure you check out ALL of their Royal Caribbean cruise deals by clicking here. And if a free deluxe drinks package isn’t enough to tempt you, perhaps this might – Travelnet.ie will secure your booking with a €30 deposit! Note a few Ts & Cs do apply.

 

Allure of the Seas: 7 Night Med Cruise from €1675!

Allure of the Seas is already the most awarded ship in the world, but it also happens to be getting a $165 million makeover – just in time for summer 2020 sailings from Barcelona. I was amazed to learn that this all-inclusive drinks promotion applied to Allure of the Seas too! You will have the opportunity to visit Majorca, Provence, Florence/ Tuscany, Rome and the Amalfi Coast over seven memorable days. 

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There are seven different neighbourhoods on Allure of the Seas, each with its own distinctive vibe. The Royal Promenade is full of shops, bars and restaurants, and comes alive at night-time with a party atmosphere. The Boardwalk reminds me of a seaside pier and has a hand-painted carousel, and the pool / sports zone is full of non-stop action.

One of my personal favourite neighbourhoods is Central Park. There are a staggering 12,000 trees and plants there, it really feels like you are in a park, rather than on a cruise ship. There are great restaurants and bars there too. After a tasty dinner, what better than a world-class show. Mamma Mia is a must see, as are the Aqua shows in the open-air theatre. Read more about Allure of the Seas here.

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The price of €1675 includes a seven-night cruise with deluxe drinks package, return flights, transfers and 20kg checked baggage, departing on the 30th of August. There are many different dates available throughout the summer, so if this date does not suit, talk to the team at Travelnet and they will find one to suit your requirements.

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Rhapsody of the Seas: 7 Nights Greek Isles Cruise from €1489!

Rhapsody of the Seas has floor to ceiling windows that ensure stunning ocean views throughout. You can expect world class shows and numerous restaurants onboard, including their famous steak-house, Chops Grille. It’s outdoor movie screen is a big hit with both adults and children, looking to enjoy balmy nights under the stars.

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I love Greece, so when I saw the itinerary I was hooked. You depart from Venice, visiting Athens and the Greek islands, as well as Kotor in Montenegro, one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. Marvel at the Acropolis and take time to wander around the Greek towns of Corfu, Kefalonia and Mykonos, before returning to Venice for your flight home.

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The price of €1489 includes flights, a seven-night cruise with deluxe drinks package, 20kg checked baggage and airport transfers. departing on the 3rd of October. There are many different dates available, so if this date does not suit, talk to the team at Travelnet and they will find one to suit your requirements.

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Oasis of the Seas: Western Caribbean Cruise with Balcony & Pre-Cruise Hotel Stay from €1795!

Oasis of the Seas was the original record breaker. It was the first ship to introduce seven different neighbourhoods onboard a cruise ship. It has recently undergone a $165 million amplification that added several new venues including Portside BBQ and Playmakers Sports Bar. The pool and sports zone has been reimagined too, with the addition of the 10-story Ultimate Abyss slide as well as the trio of waterslides known as The Perfect Storm.  

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Old favourites like Central Park and the Aqua Theatre still remain, and rightly so. Check out my review of Harmony of the Seas, this should give you an idea of what to expect from her sister ship, Oasis of the Seas.

The Western Caribbean itinerary is one of my Caribbean favourites. You will visit Mexico, Jamaica, Labadee and Haiti, but also have plenty of time to enjoy the Caribbean sea views from your balcony stateroom.
 

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The price of €1795 includes a seven-night cruise with deluxe drinks package, an upgrade to a balcony stateroom, a pre-cruise stay in Miami, return flights, transfers and baggage, departing the 25th of January. There are many different dates available, so if this date does not suit, talk to the team at Travelnet and they will find one to suit your requirements.

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Anthem of the Seas: Bahamas & Perfect Day Cruise, from €1869!

Anthem of the Seas is part of the Quantum class of ships. I was lucky enough to cruise on her sister ship, Ovation of the Seas – and she is a beauty. The facilities onboard are superb. You can sky dive, ride a bumper car and even become a certified diver! The panoramic view from the 300ft high North Star viewing pod is amazing, and something that only Quantum Class ships can boast – to say this ship is innovative is putting it mildly.

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Like all Royal Caribbean cruise ships, you can expect a wide selection of dining options, including Jamie’s Italian, Chops Grille – Royal Caribbean’s signature steak-house, and the extraordinary Wonderland – a gastronomic delight in an Alice in Wonderland setting. Night-time entertainment is top class too, with broadway shows such as Mamma Mia and the West End hit, We Will Rock You. Check out my review of Ovation of the Seas, this should give you an idea of what to expect from her sister, Anthem of the Seas.

As well as jaw-dropping facilities, this cruise will also enable you to visit Royal Caribbean’s private island in the Bahamas, Perfect Day. I can’t wait to visit Perfect Day, it is high on my wish list! Royal Caribbean just spent $250 million dollars transforming this paradise island in the Bahamas, with incredible facilities to suit all ages and tastes. Thrillseekers will love the massive waterpark, which has the tallest waterslide in North America, and a 1,600-foot-long zip-line course. They even have a massive helium balloon that goes 450 feet up in air, to capture the ultimate selfie.  This cruise sails from New Jersey and stops in Orlando and Nassau too, with just enough sea days to enjoy all that Anthem of the Seas has to offer.

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Price of €1869 includes a seven night cruise with deluxe drinks package, an upgrade to a balcony stateroom, a pre-cruise stay, return flights, transfers and baggage, departing the 28th of March. There are many different dates available, so if this date does not suit, talk to the team at Travelnet and they will find one to suit your requirements.

View offer here

 

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The above Royal Caribbean 2020 cruises are just a sample of the all-inclusive cruises that Travelnet have available. Travelnet.ie  are part of the Barter Travel Group, who have been selling holidays and cruises for over 150 years in Ireland. Suffice to say they know their stuff! If the dates on their website don’t suit, or you have particular requirements, give the sales team a call on 01 5310402 or 021 4851700. Alternatively fill out the enquiry form online and they will get back with the best options to suit you.

 

This post was sponsored by Travelnet.ie but all views, as always, are my own.

 

Sarah

 
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The Travel Expert’s Best Travel Deals – 27th August 2019

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This week’s Best Travel Deals include September holidays, a luxury break for the October mid term, winter in Malta, Prague and the Bahamas, a brand new resort in the Maldives, a super staycation and an early booking family offer for 2020.

 

Best last minute:

Grab some September sunshine in Puerto Rico, with this half-price, last minute deal. Price for flights, accommodation, transfers and checked baggage for seven nights, is only €375, staying in the highly rated Los Mocanes apartments.

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Best winter break:

Malta has been on my wish list for years. If, like me, you want to know why people love it so much, check out this super winter deal. Price for flights and a seven-night stay in the highly rated 4-star Hotel Solana, is only €194 in February! Tempted? I certainly am…

View offer here
 

 

Best family deal:

Still searching for a family holiday during the October mid term break? Treat yourself to a week in the 5-star Anemos Luxury Grand Resort in Crete. I went there this year with my family and we loved it. Price for flights, accommodation in a two-bedroom suite on a half board basis, with 10 kg of luggage per person and airport transfers, is €2399 based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing. You can read my review of Anemos Luxury Grand Resort here. Please contact Best4Travel on 01-2569525 to book or click below for more information.

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Best cruise:

I’m researching all-inclusive cruises for an upcoming post and spotted this amazing deal! Visit Orlando and Royal Caribbean’s private island Perfect Day in the Bahamas, on Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas, for only €1869. Price includes flights, an upgrade to a balcony stateroom and an all-inclusive drinks package, departing on the 28th of March. 

View offer here
 

 

Best long haul:

The 5-star, All Inclusive, Emerald Maldives Resort has opened to rave reviews, and is already part of the Leading Hotels of the World. Click below to learn more about this and other luxury long haul hotels, newly available from Ireland. All deals are priced with flights and transfers included.

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Best city break:

Enjoy a 4-star weekend break to Prague for just €164 this November! Price includes flights and a three-night stay in the highly rated Astoria Hotel, with breakfast included. Located in Prague’s old town, this is a superb choice to explore all that Prague has to offer.

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Best staycation:

This is another incredible deal from Groupon. Enjoy an overnight stay in the Dingle Harbour Lodge with breakfast and a bottle of wine on arrival, for just €30 per person – seriously how do they do it? Want to stay longer? The cost is only €45 per person for two nights or €60 per person for three nights. This deal is valid from the 7th October until the 31st March 2020, so there is plenty of time to check out some of Ireland’s best instagram locations, such as Dun Chaoin Pier and Skellig Michael. Check out the super reviews on TripAdvisor if you still need convincing. 

View offer here
 

 

Best early booking offer:

Are you struggling to find a family holiday for the October mid term break? Don’t make the same mistake in 2020! If you book now you can secure a free child place to many apartments and hotels in Tenerife. Price for flights, transfers, baggage and a seven-night, all-inclusive stay in the highly rated Villa Mandi resort, with unlimited access to Siam Park (one of the world’s best water parks), is only €2712 based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing!

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 – 20th August 2019

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This week’s best travel deals include last minute holidays from €369, a spa break in the Algarve from €162, a family break in Dubai for Easter, Sandals Grenada, a post Christmas break in Iceland, a luxury cruise to Alaska and a girls weekend in Marbella.
 

Best last minute:

Sunway’s last minute deals include Sicily, Turkey and Bulgaria from €369; Lanzarote and Tenerife from €399. Prices include flights, accommodation, transfers and checked baggage for seven nights, departing 24th August.

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Best winter break:

Treat yourself to a luxury spa break in the Algarve this winter. Stay at the highly rated 5* Grand Hotel Santa Eulalia for four nights for only €162 including flights. Want to stay longer? The price for seven nights, with flights included, is only €216!

View 4 nights here

 

View 7 nights here
 

 

 

Best family deal: 

We spent Easter weekend in Dubai this year and loved it. This super family deal includes flights, private transfers, a seven-night stay in the 4* Marina View apartments with breakfast and evening meal included. Tickets to the 124th floor of the Burj Khalifa are also included! Price is only €849 per person, based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing and departs on the 14th of April for seven nights.

View offer here
 

 

 

Best cruise:

Time to scratch one off the bucket list! This amazing two week holiday includes a seven-night Alaska cruise on board 5* Celebrity Eclipse, a two-night stay in Vancouver and a four-night stay in Nita Lake Lodge in Whistler. Price of €2675 includes flights, cruise, hotel accommodation and car hire. Tempted?

View offer here
 

 

 

Best long haul offer:

Sandals are one of the best adult-only resorts in the Caribbean, and Sandals Grenada Resort & Spa has been recently reimagined and refurbished. The all-inclusive arrangement offers limitless fine dining in 10 restaurants and it is located just five minutes from the airport. If you still need convincing, it is situated on ‘Pink Gin’ beach! Price for flights, transfers and a seven-night, all-inclusive stay from €2259.

View offer here
 

 

 

Best city break:

Round off the Christmas holidays with a weekend in Iceland. Enjoy a three-night stay at the centrally located Center Hotel Klopp for €429. Price includes flights and hotel for three nights, departing 2nd January.

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Best staycation:

If you were following my trip around the Munster Vales last weekend you may have seen that I stayed in Nire Valley Eco Camp in Waterford. They only have 5 cabins so if you are interested in booking for this year or next, you better be quick! Price is €120 per cabin per night based on 2 sharing and includes a delicious breakfast delivered to your cabin each morning. Children are an extra €20 each and they are also pet friendly!

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Best early booking offer:

Planned your girls trip away yet? Spend the May bank holiday weekend in Marbella for just €249. Price includes flights and three nights in the 4* NH Marbella hotel.

See more here
 

 

 

Best seat sale:

Aer Lingus is offering up to 20% off sun destinations if you travel during the month of September, just use promocode SUNHOLIDAY.  Book by 26th of August.

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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