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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.

View offer here
 

 

 

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. 

See more here

 

 

 

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.

See more here
 

 

 

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

Best Travel Deals

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. 

See more here

 

 

 

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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The Travel Expert’s Best Travel Deals – 23rd April 2019

Best Travel Deals

In my best travel deals this week I have amazing May holidays, summer in Sicily, a short break to Dubai, New England in the Fall cruise, a family adventure to Singapore and Borneo, a bargain break in Bali, winter sun in Lanzarote and lots more!

 

Best last minute:

There are so many amazing last minute deals for May! Choose Bulgaria from €237, half-board in Tenerife from €254, Algarve, Lanzarote and Costa del Sol from €256 and Puerto Rico from €259. ALL of these prices include flights, accommodation, transfers and checked baggage for seven nights!

View offers here

 

 

 

Best cruise:

Combine two night stays in New York and Iceland, with a cruise to New England in the Fall  – all for just €1999! This amazing 14 night holiday includes all flights, transfers, 4 star hotels in New York and Reykjavik and a 9 night cruise on Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas!  

See more here

 

 

 

Best family deal:

Seeing as though I’m travelling long haul with my kids at the moment, I thought I would opt for a family adventure this week 😉.  Visit Universal Studios in the modern city of Singapore, before spending seven nights in the tropical island of Borneo. Snorkel in pristine coral reefs, trek the rainforests and see orang-utans in their natural habitat. Not only does the itinerary have the wow-factor, but you will be staying in five-star family accommodation throughout. Price of €1839 per person, is based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing, with flights, transfers, 5* hotels, tickets to Universal Studios and an orang-utan tour included.

See more here

 

 

 

Best summer sun:

Sicily is an island that needs to be explored. Don’t do what I did and spend a full week in the same resort! This super trip from Travel Department includes excursions to Mount Etna, Catania, Siracuse, Toarmina and an adventure to the Aeolian Islands. Price of €999 includes flights, 4* hotel with breakfast and evening meal included, transfers and excursions with local guides, for seven nights.

See more here

 

 

 

Best city break:

Jet off to Dubai in June! Spend four nights in the highly rated JA Ocean View Hotel for only €695 per person. I stayed right next door to this hotel and the location is superb. You can walk to the the marina and the beach and there loads of bars and restaurants close by – I think it’s the best place to stay in Dubai.

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Best long haul deal:

Want to go long haul without breaking the bank? Check out this deal to Bali for only €799! Price includes flights and a seven-night stay in the Haven hotel Seminyak. This is a handy base if you want to do some island hopping.

View offer here

 

 

 

Best staycation:

The deal to Druids Glen that we booked is back, and it’s valid until the 30th of June! Price of €169 per room includes an over-night stay with breakfast, a bottle of prosecco, €15 spa credit each towards treatments of 50 minutes or more, €15 golf credits towards a round of golf, €20 dinner credit per couple and late check-out by 1pm. Read my review of Druids Glen here.

View offer here

 

 

 

Best early booking offer:

Plan your winter sun break now and get the best travel deals. Escape to Lanzarote on the 15th of November from just €261, staying in the Atlantis Las Lomas apartments in Puerto del Carmen. See this offer and lots more hotel options by clicking below. Price includes flights and accommodation for seven nights. 

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 April 2019

Best Travel Deals

In my best travel deals this week I have last minute holidays from €233, a family trip to Legoland, a Mediterranean sailing sale, luxury for less in Mauritius, a super cruise deal and an early booking offer to Lisbon for Patricks weekend.

 

Best last minute:

Spend a week in sunny Puerto Rico for only €233 on the 26th of April. Price includes flights and a seven-night stay in the popular Babalu apartments.

View offer here

 

 

 

Best cruise:

Save a whopping €405 on this amazing Greek Islands, Croatia and Montenegro cruise in August. Price of €1210 includes flights, a seven-night cruise on Norwegian Star and your choice of two of the following add-ons – premium drinks, WiFi, speciality dining or shore excursion credit!  

See more here

 

 

 

Best family deal:

Bring the kids to Legoland this summer. This super deal from Travalue includes flights and a two-night stay in the Holiday Inn Express Slough, with breakfast and  two-day Legoland park tickets. Price of €269 per person is based on a family of 2 Adults & 2 children travelling from Dublin on 08th July 2019.
 
View offer here
 

 

 

 

Best long haul deal:

 
The All-Inclusive Veranda Pointe aux Biches in Mauritius is a regular favourite in my best travel deals. Imagine a hotel where you are encouraged to go barefoot 😍.  This laid-back luxurious hotel is highly rated on tripadvisor and with all meals and drinks included in the price, it is also superb value. Price for flights, transfers and a seven-night, all-inclusive stay is only €1389.
 
See more here

 

 

 

Best summer sun:

 
G Adventures have a Mediterranean Sailing Sale on at the moment, with 25% off all summer sailing trips booked before the 24th of April. Their 8 day Croatia sailing trip is only €659 or sail from Santorini to Mykonos on a 52ft yacht for only €862! Discover hidden gems, swim in the sea before breakfast and dine on freshly caught seafood every day – it sounds like heaven!
 
See more here

 

 

 

Best early booking offer:

 
I’m a firm believer in having a trip to look forward to and it’s even better when you bag a bargain! Spend St Patricks Weekend in Lisbon next year for only €183! This amazing early booking offer includes direct flights and a three-night stay in the centrally located 8-Downtown Suites.
 
View flights here €70pp

View hotel here €113pp

 

 

 

Best staycation:

 
Take a trip to Game of Thrones country over the June bank holiday weekend. Enjoy an overnight stay in the 4* Radisson Blu Hotel Belfast for only €81 per room, on Sunday the 2nd of June.
 
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 – 9th April 2019

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This week’s best travel deals include last minute in Lanzarote, Turkey for €185 in June, a family holiday to Salou, Madrid, Japan, Cuba, skiing for New Year and lots more! 

 

 

Best last minute:

Fancy a last minute escape? The Holiday Shop have limited availability to Lanzarote departing this Sunday the 14th of April. Price for flights, transfers, checked baggage and a seven-night stay in the Los Pueblos apartments, is only €449 per person. 

View offer here
 

 

 

Best summer sun:

Turkey is amazing value this year. It is probably cheaper to take a holiday in Turkey than Ireland this summer! I found a great deal staying in the 4* Club Alpina hotel apartments in Marmaris. Price for flights and a seven-night stay is only €185 on the 5th of June! The Club Alpina receives great reviews on tripadvisor and was awarded a certificate of excellence! #StealOfTheWeek 

View offer here

 

 

Best cruise:

Japan is very much in vogue at the moment, it seems to be on everyone’s bucket list, including mine! This super cruise and stay holiday is a great way to see the highlights an is incredible value! Fly from Dublin to Tokyo and start your trip with a three night stay in a four-star hotel, just the right time to explore this vibrant city. Ride the Bullet Train and enjoy a Mount Fuji and Lake Ashi tour, which is included in the cost! You will then be transferred to port for your luxury cruise around Japan with Princess Cruises. Visit Yokohama, Okinawa, Ishigaki and Taipei before returning to Tokyo for your flight home. This amazing 13-night holiday costs from €1999 and includes all flights, hotels, tours and cruise on a full board basis. When you click on the link below, scroll down to see various dates and prices available for 2019 and 2020.

View offer here
 

 

 

Best family deal:

Bring the kids to Salou this summer. This All-Inclusive deal to the highly rated Villa Dorada hotel, is departing on the 14th of August, a nice time to go on holidays, just before the kids go back to school! Price of €2598 includes flights, hotel with all meals and drinks included, transfers and checked baggage, based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing. You can read all about my family holiday in Salou here.

View offer here

 

 

 

Best city break:

Fancy taking a short break this summer? This super deal to sunny Madrid is just what you need! Price for flights and a three night stay in the centrally located HRC hotel is only €184 on the 8th of July.

See more here

 

 

Best long haul deal:

Enjoy an all-inclusive stay in Cuba from only €1079! Price includes flights, transfers and a seven-night stay in the 4* Memories Jibacoa, with all meals and drinks included. Add on a three-night stay in Havana for the perfect Cuban adventure.

View offer here
 

 

 

Best staycation:

A member of Ireland’s Blue Book, the Ice Hotel & Spa in Mayo is renowned for its modern design and super service. This great deal for €99 per person includes an overnight stay for two in a deluxe room with breakfast, a four-course evening meal and €15 spa credit per person.  

View offer here

 

 

Best early booking offer:

Fancy going skiing for New Year? Now is the time to book! Flights to Munich are great value and there are many Austrian resorts less than 90 minutes from the airport. I found a great deal to the Pension Eppensteiner in the ski resort St Johann. Price for flights and a seven-night stay with breakfast is only €539, departing the 28th of December.

View flights here €131

View hotel here €408pp

 

 

 

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 April 2019

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In my best travel deals this week I have a last minute Easter break, summer holidays to Portugal and Dubai & Maldives, Rome in September, Christmas in Disneyland Paris and an amazing cruise and stay in Lake Garda.

 
 

Best last minute:

Fancy a week away over Easter? You better be quick! Ryanair has great value on flights to Malta in their latest sale. Price for flights and a seven-night stay in the 4* Marina Hotel Corinthia Beach Resort, is only €409 on the 21st of April. This is highly rated on tripadvisor and is excellent value for such a peak time. 

View flights here €129pp

View hotel here €280pp

 

 

 

Best May deal

May prices just keep getting better and better! Enjoy a week in the popular Bayside Salgados in the Algarve, with flights, accommodation, transfers and checked baggage included, for only €274! It’s a steal……

View offer here

 
 

Best summer sun:

Did you know there are six flights a day from Dublin to Lisbon? This is great news for travellers as the airfares are so low, even in peak season. I love Cascais, I stayed there a few years ago and would highly recommend it. I chose the 4* Vila Gale Cascais which is superbly located right in the centre and also beside the beach. It receives great reviews on tripadvisor and the price for flights and a seven-night stay on the 4th of July is only €609, which also includes breakfast! 

View flights here €103pp

View hotel here €506pp

 

 

 

Best cruise:

Jetline Cruise have some of the best cruise and stay offers that I have seen. I particularly like this one! Fly from Dublin to Venice and enjoy an overnight stay, before cruising around Croatia and the Greek Islands with Royal Caribbean for seven days. You will then round off this magical trip with a three night stay in Lake Garda! Prices start at €1369 in October or €1529 in August which includes flights, transfers, a seven-night cruise on Rhapsody of the Seas and 4* hotel stays in Lake Garda and Venice on a B&B basis. When you click on the link, scroll down to see all the various dates available, there is bound to be one to suit you!

View offer here

 
 

Best long haul deal:

I am going to Dubai and the Maldives over Easter and I can’t wait! It is probably the most expensive holiday I have ever booked, but I think it will be worth it! I found a similar deal with Tropical Sky, which is amazing value. Enjoy a seven-night stay in the highly rated Meeru Island Resort & Spa on a full-board basis and finish off with a two-night stay in the JA Ocean View in Dubai, all for only €1849! This is available on many dates in May, June, July or September and includes a saving of €475 per person if you book before the 30th of April.

View offer here

 

 

 

Best family deal:

Disneyland Paris is magical at any time of year, but Christmas time is my favourite. We went two years ago and the kids loved it. Travalue have a great deal which includes flights, a three-night stay in the Disney Santa Fe Hotel with breakfast and evening meal, return airport transfers, four day park tickets and a special bonus of a Disneyland Family Photo pass, to record all your memories while you are there! Price is €505 per person, based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing.

View offer here

 
 

Best staycation:

Enjoy a night in one of Cork’s most popular hotels, the 4* Montenotte Hotel. Recently refurbished, this boutique hotel offers stunning views, a wonderful leisure centre and  mouth watering cocktails! This super deal is only €99 per person and includes breakfast, dinner, prosecco, chocolates and leisure access.

View offer here

 

 

 

Best city break:

Rome is always a good idea! Enjoy a weekend break in September for only €192. Price includes flights and a two-night stay in the centrally located Excellence Suite. If you opt for the early flight out on Saturday morning and the late flight back on Monday (supplement €18), you will have three full days exploring this great city!

View flights here €96pp

View hotel here €96 pp

 

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 – 26th March 2019

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This weeks best travel deals include deals to the Algarve, Majorca, Croatia, Costa Rica and Dubai, an overnight stay at the Titanic Hotel Belfast and a cruise deal you won’t want to miss.

 

Best last minute:

If you can get away at a moments notice, then get yourself over to the Algarve, where the temperatures are a balmy 22 degrees! The airfares are ridiculously cheap with return flights from only €50! I found a great deal staying in the popular Jardins Vale de Parra in Albufeira. Price for flights and a seven night stay is only €155 on the 2nd of April. Fancy some five-star treatment? Price for flights and a seven-night stay in the 5* Grand Real Santa Eulalia is only €348….

View flights here €50pp

View Vale de Parra here €105pp

View 5* Santa Eulalia here €298pp
 

 

 

Best May deal:

May madness is well and truly here! There are so many great deals to choose from but I picked Majorca, as it still remains one of our most popular holiday destinations. Choose the Lagotel Hotel from €249 B&B, or go All Inclusive in the highly rated Barcelo Hotel Ponent Playa, in the pretty resort of Cala D’or, for only €377. Prices include flights, accommodation, transfers & checked baggage for seven nights, departing the 21st of May.

View Hotel B&B here €249pp

View All Inclusive here €377pp

 

Best cruise:

Enjoy a taste of the orient with this amazing cruise and stay holiday. Spend three nights in Singapore, before cruising to Malaysia and Thailand over four nights on Royal Caribbean’s Voyager of the Seas, in a balcony stateroom. You will round off this remarkable trip with a three night post-cruise stay in Hong Kong. Price including flights, all accommodation and four night cruise is only €1589!

View offer here
 

 

 

 

Best family deal:

Enjoy a week in the highly rated Mariners Club apartments in Alcudia for only €1765 on the 10th of July. This family deal includes flights, transfers & checked baggage, based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing. Use code SAVE100 to save €100 off the listed price. 

View offer here

 

 

Best long haul deal:

Costa Rica is very much in vogue at the moment and it is a place I would love to explore.  There are many escorted tours available, but this road trip caught my eye! Enjoy an 11 day city to surf trip, which brings you from San José through the rainforests and on to Tamarindo on the pacific coast. Price including flights, all hotels and car hire is only €1763.

View offer here
 

 

 

Best Summer sun

Looking for a five star holiday in July that won’t break the bank? Try a summer holiday in Marrakech! Spend a week in the highly rated Riad Le Jardin d’Abdou for only €299 on the 18th of July. It doesn’t get much better than that!

See more here

 

 

Best city break:

Explore the city of Dubai while staying in one of it’s most popular hotels, the JA Oceanview Hotel. This deal includes flights and a five night stay, with breakfast, for only €749 per person. Centrally located on The Walk, this is an ideal choice to explore all that Dubai has to offer. This amazing offer includes a saving of €500 per person, if you book before the 30th of April.

View offer here  
 

 

 

Best early booking offer:

One of my best travel deals is back! Spend a week in the superb 5* Hotel Croatia for only €498 on the 16th of October. Price includes flights and hotel on a bed & breakfast basis. 

See more here

 

 

Best staycation

Stay at the iconic Hotel Titanic in Belfast for only €155 per couple. This amazing deal includes a complimentary upgrade to a superior king room, the legendary Titanic breakfast, a glass of prosecco on arrival and £20 credit to spend on food in the bar or restaurant.

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 – 19th March 2019

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In my best travel deals this week I have last minute deals to Lanzarote, city breaks in Madrid and Toronto, summer in Zakynthos and Zanzibar, a super Celebrity Cruise deal, an early booking deal to Iceland and a staycation at Waterford Castle.

 

Best last minute:

Enjoy a week in Lanzarote for only €295 on the 31st of March ! Price includes flights, accommodation at the cheap and cheerful Lanzarote Paradise apartments, transfers and checked baggage!

View offer here

 

 

 

Best summer sun:

Spend your summer holiday in the Greek island of Zakynthos. This amazing deal is only €465 for one week on the 13th of August. Price includes flights, accommodation at the highly rated Katerina Palace, transfers and checked baggage. 

See more here

 
 

Best family deal:

Treat the kids to a city break in Madrid during Easter holidays. This super deal includes flights, a two night stay in the Plaza Espana Skyline apartments, a Real Madrid stadium tour and a Downtown Madrid Segway tour ( children must be over 9 years). Price of €1085 includes flights, accommodation, tours, 10kg hand luggage per person, selected seats and priority boarding, based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing.

See more here  
 

 

 

Best city break:

Combine the vibrant city of Toronto with the wonder of Niagara Falls. Price for flights, all transfers, a three night stay in Toronto and a two night stay in Niagara Falls is only €749 per person!

View offer here
 

 

Best cruise:

Enjoy ten magical days cruising the Med with Celebrity Cruises for only €1399! Visit Croatia, Montenegro, Greece, Malta and Italy with this superb itinerary that even includes an overnight stay in Venice. Price includes flights from Dublin, departing the 10th of October .

View offer here

 

 

 

Best long haul deal:

Holiday in the paradise island of Zanzibar this year, without the expensive price tag! This amazing offer of just €1259 includes flights and a seven-night stay in the Ocean Paradise Resort, with breakfast and evening meal each day!

View offer here

 

 

Best early booking offer:

Plan ahead and secure this amazing deal to Iceland after Christmas. Price of €309 includes flights and a three-night stay in the centrally located CenterHotel Kloop, departing the 2nd of January. This is the perfect Christmas gift!

See more here
 

 

 

Best staycation:

Treat yourself to a stay in the wonderful luxury lodges at Waterford Castle. We stayed here a few years ago with my children and loved it, the lodges are superb. Price of €195 includes a two-night stay for up to six people and is valid until the 31st of December 2019. Want to stay for three nights? The supplement is only €50 more.

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 – 12th March 2019

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My best travel deals include summer holidays in Greece and Austria, a Med cruise with Royal Caribbean, a super deal to Florida, a hot air ballon ride in the Dubai desert, a Christmas market break and lots more ! 

 

Best last minute:

Escape the cold by spending a week in Tenerife for only €368. Price includes flights, transfers, checked baggae and a seven-night stay in the Arena Suites, departing the 22nd March. 

View offer here

 

 

 

Best May deal:

Jet off to one of the new destinations from Dublin airport for 2019, Halkidiki in Greece. Fly direct to Thessaloniki and enjoy a seven-night, all-inclusive stay at the Atrium Hotel, for only €364 per person. Price includes flights, accommodation with all meals and drinks and return airport transfers.

View offer here

 

 

Best family deal:

Thinking of bringing the kids to Florida? This super deal from American Sky includes flights and a seven-night stay in the highly rated Sonesta Suites with breakfast, for only €619 per person. They are also giving free I-Ride Trolley passbooks and have a low booking deposit of €50 per person, for departures in 2019 and 2020, if booked by the 18th of March. Combine this with an amazing deal on Disney World tickets from Attraction Tickets Direct and you will be all set! 

View offer here
 
Disney Tickets here
 

 

 

Best cruise:

Cruise the Med on Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas! Complete with seven neighbourhoods, including my personal favourite, Central Park, this is an amazing deal for such a stunning cruise ship. Fly from Dublin on the 8th of September and enjoy a seven-night cruise visiting France, Italy and Spain for only €1190.

View offer here

 

 

Best long haul deal:

Planning a honeymoon or looking for something special? This amazing two-centre holiday to Dubai and Thailand includes luxury five star hotels, a speed boat trip to the Phi Phi islands and a hot air balloon ride over the Dubai desert ❤️.

View offer here

 

 

 

Best summer sun:

Try something new in 2019 and enjoy a lakes and mountains holiday in Austria. I was in Söll recently and loved it and it is a great destination during the summer time. Price for flights, transfers, checked baggage and a seven-night stay in the highly rated Sonnenhof hotel is only €468 is only over the August bank holiday weekend. This hotel receives great reviews on tripadvisor, was awarded a certificate of excellence and includes breakfast each day. Use code LAKES100 to save €100 off the listed price of this, or any summer Lakes & Mountains holiday over €1000 in value, if booked by the 15th of March.

View offer here

 

 

Best city break:

Plan your Christmas market break early this year. I found a great deal to Berlin, one of Europe’s largest Christmas markets. Fly from Dublin on Saturday the 7th of December and enjoy a two-night stay in the highly rated 4* Select Hotel Berlin Checkpoint Charlie, for only €185 per person.

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Best staycation:

Save a whopping 75% off stays in the highly rated Lough Allen Hotel in Leitrim. Price of €59 per couple includes an overnight stay with a full Irish breakfast, €20 spa voucher per person with unlimited use of the leisure centre, and a late check-out by 1pm. This incredible deal is less than €30 per person! Want to stay for two nights? price is only €99 per couple. #MothersDay gift springs to mind….

View offer here

 
 

Best seat sale:

This latest seat-sale from Aer Lingus is offering up to 25% off flights to Europe from the 1st of May until the 30th of September. Book by 25th March.

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.
 
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The Travel Expert’s Best Travel Deals – 5th March 2019

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In my best travel deals this week I have a super deal to Lanzarote in March, summer holidays in Crete, Fuerteventura, Mexico and the South of France; a cruise on MSC Bellissima, city breaks to Vienna & NewYork and a staycation in Galway!

 

Best last minute:

Save a whopping 42% on this super deal to the Cinco Plaza apartments in Lanzarote. One of the most popular complexes in Puerto del Carmen, it is ideally located in the heart of the resort. Price for flights, a seven-night stay with transfers and checked baggage included is only €386 on the 24th of March.

View offer here
 

 

 

Best spring / summer:

Kick start your summer with a stay at the luxurious Cretan Dream Royal hotel in Crete. This super hotel receives excellent reviews on tripadvisor and was awarded a certificate of excellence. Price for flights and a seven-night stay with breakfast and a complimentary bottle of wine on arrival is only €376 over the May bank holiday weekend. #StealOfTheWeek

See more here

 

Best city break:

Oh Vienna…… Enjoy a three night weekend break to the elegant city of Vienna on the 6th of September for only €289. You will be staying in a highly rated four-star hotel which is  superbly located to enjoy all that Vienna has to offer. 

See more here

 

 

 

Best family deal:

Looking for a great family holiday that won’t break the bank? Fly to Fuerteventura on the 14th of August and enjoy a seven-night stay in a superior apartment at the highly rated Surfing Colors in Correlejo. Price for flights and accommodation is only €1379, based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing. Centrally located, close to the town centre, beach and the water park, this is great choice for family holiday in August. 

View flights here €196pp

View hotel here €595

 

Best cruise:

Im just back from a weekend on MSC Bellissima and she is stunning! You can cruise the Med with her this summer from only €1239 on the 12th of July. Set sail from Barcelona and visit France, Italy and Malta over seven-nights. Price includes flights and cruise with all meals included, add on a premium drinks package for an extra €273!

View offer here
 

 

 

Best long haul deal:

Spend two weeks in the luxurious 5* Gran Bahia Principe Coba, Mexico in June. Fly direct from Dublin and enjoy an all-inclusive stay in a superior junior suite with all meals, drinks, transfers & checked baggage included for only €1275! Want to bring the kids? Price for 2 adults and 2 children is €4833…

View 2 sharing offer here
 
View family offer here 
 

Best summer sun:

The South of France is always a good idea and this super deal to Nice in July is amazing value. Fly from Dublin to Nice on the 16th of July and enjoy a seven-night stay in the centrally located Relais Acropolis hotel for only €447 per person!

View offer here
 

 

 

Best early booking offer:

It’s never to early to plan a weekend in New York! Tour America have some amazing deals with direct flights into JFK for January 2020. Price for flights and a three night stay in the 4* Millenium Hilton is only €435. I stayed in this hotel and loved it – it is so close to the Soho, the 9/11 memorial museum and Brooklyn Bridge, not to mention it’s next door to Century 21! 

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Best staycation

Voted the best hotel in Ireland last year at the Georgina Campbell Awards, a stay at the Boutique Twelve Hotel in Galway is on my wish list for 2019! This amazing deal of €70 per person  includes an over-night stay with breakfast in a luxury suite, a welcome treat on arrival, a 3-course dinner and a late check-out. Want to stay for two nights, the additional cost is just €45 per person extra!

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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 – 26th February 2019

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In my best travel deals this week I have last minute holidays, Easter in the south of France, two weeks in Zakynthos from €475, a super deal to Barbados, city breaks from €122, a flash sale from Aer Lingus, cruise deals you won’t want to miss and lots more…..

 

Best last minute:

Jet off to the Algarve this weekend where temperatures are forecasted to be a balmy 21 degrees. Flights and hotels are so cheap in the winter time so you might as well enjoy some luxury for less! I found a great deal staying in the 5* Grand Muthu Oura View Beach Club, price for flights and a seven-night stay is only €259 per person.

View flights here €80pp

View hotel here €179

 

Best spring summer:

There are so many amazing deals if you can travel in May. Try a week in Cyprus for €321, an all-inclusive week in the Costa del Sol for only €462 or two weeks in Zakynthos for only €475! All deals include flights, transfers and checked baggage. Use code SMILE to save €100 off the listed price of all holidays over €1000 in value.

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Best summer sun:

Sunway have launched an amazing promotion where you can book your summer holiday for only €1 deposit! Choose great family holidays in July or August, or get a few friends together and enjoy a week in the Canary Islands for €297 in September. They also have great deals to Turkey for only €399 on the 31st of August. All prices include flights, accommodation, transfers and checked baggage. Simply book with a €1 deposit and pay the balance 10 weeks before departure!

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Best long haul:

I absolutely loved Barbados and found this great deal staying in the 4* Bougainvilla apartments, on its lively south coast. You are close to all the shops, bars and nightlife and of course the stunning white sandy beaches. Price for flights, transfers and a seven-night stay is only €1179. This includes a €500 saving if you book before the 28th of February – so you better be quick!

View offer here

 

 

Best cruise:

Princess Cruises have amazing deals this summer with flights included. Choose a Med cruise for only €989 on the 10th of August, a Caribbean cruise for €1349 on the 8th of June or my personal favourite, a ten-night Panama Canal, Costa Rica and Caribbean cruise for only €1769 on the 7th of October. All prices include flights from Dublin and if you book before the 28th of February you can get up to $500 on board credit!

See more here
 

 

 

Best family deal:

If you’re looking to get away for Easter holidays, this super deal to the South of France might do the trick! Fly from Dublin to Nice and enjoy a six-night stay in the highly rated La Baume campsite in Fréjus. Complete with a large pool with slides, a jacuzzi, numerous activities for adults and children and a choice of bars for evening cocktails – check out the reviews on tripadvisor if you still need convincing. Price of €1575 includes flights, car rental and a six-night stay in a 2 bedroom mobile home, based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing.

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Best city break:

Gohop have a host of city breaks on their website from as little as €122 including flights and hotels. Choose a two-night stay in Munich from €122, a two-night stay in Barcelona from €152 or three-night stay in Lisbon for €162.

See more here

 

 

Best staycation:

Take a trip to Belfast before the end of April and get this amazing deal staying in the heart of the city. Price for an overnight stay in the newly opened Maldron Hotel with a full Irish breakfast, evening main course and side, early check in and late check out is only €55 per person!

View offer here

 
 

Best seat sale:

Aer Lingus are having a flash sale to European destinations for travel from the 1st of April to the 19th of June (excluding Easter holidays).  Save up to 25% if you book before the 28th of February.

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 – 19th February 2019

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In my best travel deals this week I have a ski trip and a cruise deal in March, Easter in Iceland, summer in Turkey, Greece and Majorca, luxury for less in the Maldives and a staycation in Cork.

 

Best last minute:

I’m just back from skiing in Söll, Austria and loved it. Crystal Ski have amazing deals departing on the 9th of March, with prices from €319 including flights, accommodation and transfers for seven nights. This is practically half price! There has never been a better time to hit the slopes.

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Best city break:

Tick one off the bucket list by spending Easter weekend in Iceland. Price for flights and a three night stay in the 4* Grand Hotel is only €359. I stayed in this hotel and would highly recommend it. See this deal and more city breaks over Easter weekend in this post.

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Best spring / summer:

Enjoy a all-inclusive holiday in the popular Sami Beach Hotel in Gumbet, Turkey, for only €339 on the 4th of May. This amazing deal includes all meals, drinks, transfers, priority boarding and prebooked seats!

View offer here

 

 

Best summer sun:

Go somewhere new this summer! Spend a week at the four-star Halkidiki Palace in Greece for only €397 on the 15th of July. Price includes direct flights from Dublin to Thessaloniki and a seven-night stay, with breakfast!

View flights here €122pp View hotel here €275pp

 

 

Best family deal:

Bring the kids to one of Ireland’s favourite family holiday destinations, Majorca. Stay at the highly rated Mariners Club apartments in Alcudia on the 6th of August for only €1836, based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing. This super deal includes a free child place, flights, transfers and checked baggage, for seven nights.

View offer here

 

 

Best long haul :

Enjoy luxury for less in the stunning Komandoo Island in the Maldives. This adult-only resort is offering a free upgrade to all-inclusive if you book by the 28th of February. Price for flights, a seven-night stay with all meals and drinks included, and seaplane transfers is only €1939.

View offer here

 

Best cruise:

Looking for some winter sun? This amazing deal on Marella Dream cruises the Canary Islands, Madeira and San Sebastian in March for only €575. Price includes flights, transfers, checked baggage and a seven-night cruise with meals included. 

View offer here

 

 

Best staycation:

Enjoy an over-night stay in the 5* Fota Island Resort, Cork, with breakfast, €20 spa credit per person (valid against treatments costing €100 or more) and VIP spa passes for only €73 per person.

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 – 12th February 2019

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In my best travel deals this week I have last minute holidays, a city break for Easter weekend, summer in Cambrils and Croatia, the October mid term break in Thailand, New York or Orlando for New Year and the perfect gift for Valentines Day.

 
 

Best last minute:

Beat the winter blues with a week in the popular Sunset Beach Club on the Costa del Sol. Price for flights and a seven-night stay is only €299 on the 26th of February.

View flights here €75pp

View hotel here €224pp
 

 

Best spring / summer:

Kick-start your summer with a week in the highly rated Best Cambrils Hotel on the Costa Dorada. I was in Cambrils last year and loved it. This hotel is just minutes from the beach and is ideally located if you fancy some day trips to Barcelona, Tarragona or Montserrat. Price of €397 includes flights, transfers, checked baggage and hotel with breakfast and evening meal included. Use code MAY70 to save €70 off the listed price off this, or any TUI holiday departing in May over €800 in value.

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Best family deal:

If you are planning a post Christmas family break, now is the time to book it. The flights to Orlando are great value at the moment, so I packaged flights with a nine-night stay in Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort. Staying here allows you early access to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Volcano Bay. Price for flights and a nine-night stay is €3617, departing on the 26th of December, based on 2 adults & 2 children sharing. This returns on Saturday the 4th of January – just in time for school 😎.
 
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Best summer sun:

Try somewhere new this summer! I found a great deal to the 4* Park Plaza Verudela Hotel in Pula, Croatia. I stayed here a few years ago – the Istrian Peninsula is stunning! You can read my highlights of Istria here.. Fly direct from Dublin on the 19th of July and enjoy a seven-night stay for only €646 per person.

View flights here €165pp

View hotel here €481pp

 

Best long haul deal:

Spend the October mid term break in Thailand. This amazing deal includes flights, transfers and a seven-night stay with breakfast in the 4* Khao Lak Merlin Resort – all for only €889! #StealOfTheWeek

See more here

 

 

Best cruise:

Ring in the New Year in New York with this incredible cruise and stay deal from Jetline cruise. Fly direct from Dublin to New and enjoy a three night stay before boarding the legendary Queen Mary 2 for a transatlantic cruise back to Southampton. Price of €1489 includes return flights, four-star hotel stay and a seven-night cruise with all meals included.

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Best city break:

Still looking for a break for Easter weekend? Choose Stockholm. Stay at the highly rated 4* Story Hotel, with breakfast included for only €266 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 €171pp

View hotel here €95pp
 

 

Best staycation:

Enjoy an over-night stay with dinner in the fabulous Brehon Hotel, Killarney from only €165 per couple. This super deal includes a full Irish breakfast, two-course dinner, luxury chocolates in room on arrival, €10 spa credit per person and an upgrade to a superior room, subject to availability. Check out the reviews on tripadvisor if you still need convincing. #ValentinesGiftIdea

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 – 5th February 2019

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In my best travel deals this week I have last minute holidays from €131, winter breaks in Puerto Rico and Prague; summer in Algarve, Turkey, St. Nevis, and a cruise deal you won’t want to miss!

 

Best last minute:

Gohop.ie’s have last minute deals to the Algarve from €131, Malta from €190 and Fuerteventura from €284. Prices include flights and accommodation for seven nights.

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Best spring / summer:

Puerto Rico boasts one of the best places for winter sun in the Canary Islands. Escape the cold with this super deal to the popular Puerto Plata apartments. Price for flights, transfers, checked baggage and a seven-night stay on the 4th of April, is only €307 per person. This is actually less than half-price!

View offer here

 

Best summer sun:

Turkey is most definitely back in vogue, there are so many new flights operating this year. Marmaris is one of my favourite resorts and I found this great deal staying the popular Sinem Hotel & Apartments. Price for flights, hotel on a bed & breakfast basis, transfers and checked baggage is only €397, departing the 26th of August.

View offer here

 

 

Best longhaul 

Tired of seeing the same old places advertised? Looking to try somewhere new? This five-star resort on the island of Nevis in the Caribbean, is just what you are looking for! Enjoy a seven-night stay with flights and transfers included for only €1399! You will be staying in the luxurious Nisbet Plantation Beach Club, the island’s only historic plantation Inn, which receives excellent reviews on tripadvisor and has a prime beach location.

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Best cruise:

Enjoy the bright lights of Vegas for three nights before cruising the Caribbean on MSC Seaside for seven nights.. I was on her sister ship last year and loved it. You will visit Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Mexico and the Bahamas.  This amazing deal from Travelnet is only €1599 on the 27th of August and includes all flights, a three night stay in Las Vegas, one night stay in Miami and a seven night cruise in a balcony stateroom, with drinks included!

View offer here

 

 

Best family deal:

Click&Go.com is offering a week in the 4* Estrella do Vau in the Algarve from €1298 based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing. Price includes flights, transfers and a FREE upgrade to half board if you book by the 15th of February.

View offer here

 

 

Best city break:

Spend St Patricks Weekend in Prague! Fly from Dublin on the 14th of March and enjoy a four-night stay in the Ibis Wenceslas Square for only €399. You also get a FREE 60 Minute sightseeing cruise along the Vltava River River.

View offer here

 

 

Best staycation:

We are just back from this very deal with Groupon and we had a great time. Enjoy an overnight stay in the 5* Druids Glen Resort with breakfast, €15 dinner credit, spa credit and golf credit per person and a late check out – all for €165! You can even bring 2 kids ( under 12) along free of charge and if you use code EXPLORE you will save a further 20%! You can read my full review by clicking 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.

 

Sarah

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The Travel Expert’s Best Travel Deals – 29th January 2019

Best Travel Deals

In my best travel deals this week I have super ski holidays, summer in Marbella, Sorrento and Cyprus, luxury for less in Dubai & Sri Lanka, a great cruise deal over the October mid term break, some early booking bargains to Las Vegas and a spa break in Ireland.

 

Best last minute:

If you always wanted to try skiing, now is your chance! Crystal Ski is offering a week in the Manzano apartments, Androrra from €249 on the 10th of March. Price includes flights and transfers and is based on 4, 5 or 6 sharing. On top of that, if you buy one lift pass, you get one free, so there has never been a better time to hit the slopes!

See more here

 

 

Best spring summer

Kick start your summer with a week in Marbella. Price of €298 includes flights and a seven-night stay in the VIME La Reserva de Marbella, departing the 7th of May.  This resort receives great reviews on tripadvisor and has great on-site facilities including indoor and outdoor pools.

View flights here €77pp

View hotel here €221pp

 

Best summer sun:

Spend a week in the stunning resort of Sorrento in July for only €548 per person. You will be staying in the highly rated 4* Hotel Prestige, which receives great reviews on tripadvisor and also includes breakfast!

View flights here €137pp

View hotel here €411pp

 

 

Best long haul deal:

Fly direct with Emirates to Dubai for three nights before enjoying a seven night stay in the Indian Ocean island of Sri Lanka. You will be staying in the Tai Dubai and the Taj Bentota Resort & Spa in Sri Lanka, both superb five star hotels! Price of €1529 includes all flights and transfers and for a limited time they are offering a complimentary VIP Chauffeur Service to and from the airport too!

View offer here

 

 

Best cruise:

Do you like to get away for the October bank holiday weekend? I do and I am very tempted with this amazing cruise deal. Travel from Dublin to Venice on 25th of October and cruise Italy & Croatia for three nights on MSC’s Lirica, followed by 2 nights post cruise stay in Venice – and all for only €659! Price includes return flights, gratuities, 3 night cruise on a full board basis and a 2 night stay in 4* Colombina Hotel, Venice on a bed & breakfast basis.

View offer here

 

 

Best family deal:

The 4*Leonardo Laura Beach & Splash Resort in Cyprus looks superb. It is right on the beach, has been recently renovated and has a water-park on site!  Price for 2 adults & 2 children with all meals & drinks included is only €3082 on the 14th of August. This includes a free-child place, flights, transfers and checked baggage. Use code PAYDAY50 to save a further €50 off the price!

View offer here

 

Best staycation:

Give the gift of spa break this Valentines Day. This super deal to the highly rated Maryborough Hotel in Cork includes an overnight stay in a deluxe or executive room with breakfast, €20 dinner credit, €20 spa credit per person and a bottle of prosecco – all for just €189. This deal is available up to the 31st of March and even includes Saturday nights!

View offer here

 

 

Best city break:

Plan a winter break in Las Vegas now! With prices from €399 in the Circus Circus or €589 in the 5* Bellagio – these early booking offers to good to miss! Price includes flights and a three night stay, departing the 7th of December but many more dates  and durations are available.

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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