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The Best Black Friday Travel Deals – Hotel Stays from €35pp, Seat Sales & Holiday Discounts

I have searched the web to bring you the Best Black Friday travel deals, with Irish hotel stays from €35pp, return flights to the Maldives from €686, up to €250 off package holidays and some great Christmas gift ideas.

I publish a Black Friday travel deals post every year, and its always a great success! I compile a list of the best hotel deals in Ireland, flight sales, and holiday deals abroad. I also have some nice travel gifts, which are ideal stocking fillers 🎁.

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Note all of these hotel deals are subject to availability, but in most cases there are multiple dates available, so if the date you click on is not available, search for alternatives. I will be updating this post throughout the week as I receive more offers – so make sure to check back regularly so you don’t miss any Black Friday travel deals.

Some of the links contain affiliate links, where I receive a small commission if a booking is made, but at no additional cost to you.
 

 

 
 

Seat Sales:

Qatar Airways Black Friday Sale:

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Qatar Airways Black Friday sale includes return flights to Zanzibar from €535 and the Maldives from €686. Returning residents or family members of Australian citizens can fly to Sydney from €987. Business class fares are also on sale, with return flights to Maldives from €2269.

Qatar Airways guaranteed flexibility allows unlimited changes or refunds for travel up to 31st May 2022.  Note these offers are not available to book until Friday November 26th. 

View all offers here

 

Read: Qatar Airways Black Friday Sale Includes Maldives from €702
 

 

 

Aer Lingus:

Aer Lingus is offering 20% off European city breaks and €100 off return flights to USA and Canada.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Travel 1st December – 31st March 2022 for European breaks. Book by 28th November 2021.

Travel 1st January 2022  – 31st May 2022 for USA and Canada. Book by 30th November 2021.

You can also change your flights for free before if necessary – just pay the fare difference.

See more here
 

 

 
Ryanair has a different offer each day during this week’s Cyber Sale. Today’s offer features 10% off flights to Europe in from April – June. New offers are released daily.

See more here

 

TAP Air Portugal is offering 20% off all TAP destinations. One change is permitted free up to 3 days before departure. Book by 30th November. 

See more here
 

 

 

Long haul holidays:

Kuramathi Island, Maldives:

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Kuramathi Island is offering 25% off room rates with a free upgrade from Full Board to Basic All Inclusive, or a free upgrade from Basic All Inclusive to Select All Inclusive, for travel between 1st May – 31st October 2022. 

Prices for seven nights in a deluxe water villa (same one I stayed in last week ) with Qatar Airways flights and speedboat transfers is €2998 per person. Upgrade to the Select All Inclusive ( dine in any of the a la carte restaurants ) from €455 per person.  

In addition to the above I have secured an exclusive discount of €200 off per booking with the following travel agencies – for bookings made before 1st December only. Quote The Travel Expert 

Sunway, Dublin

Travel Counsellors, Country wide

Travel Focus, Cork
 

 

 

Attraction Tickets.com: 

Planning a trip Stateside? Attraction Tickets.com has a wide range of offers for Black Friday including:

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  • Up to $50 spending money per person plus free Starwars Galaxy’s Edge Magic Band when purchasing
  • Disney Magic tickets or Disney combo tickets.
  • Up to 44% off Discovery Cove Packages
  • 5% off Disney World and Universal Hotel Packages
  • 20% off Dubai Parks and Resorts tickets
  • Free Covid Cover on new bookings 

 
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American Holidays is offering up to €550 off Royal Caribbean cruise and stay holidays in the USA. Highlights include a 3-night stay at the 5-Star Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Studios with express pass, with a seven-night cruise on Harmony of the Seas. Price including flights, baggage and meals on cruise is €1940pp.
 
See more here
 

 

 

Sun & Package Holidays:

Booking.com

Booking.com always have some of the best Black Friday deals, and this year is no exception. Save 30% on selected hotels in Ireland and around the world for travel up to 30th June 2022. Book by 1st December 2021. I have selected some hotel deals in Ireland below, but you can view all hotel deals here:
 
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TUI Holidays:

TUI is offering up to €250 off holidays departing from 22nd November 2021 – 31st October 2023. Book by 29th November 2021.  Use the following codes at the check out:

Use code BF100 and save €100 when you spend €1,000
Use code BF150 and save €150 when you spend €2,000
Use code BF250 and save €250 when you spend €3,000

Read: My top picks for family holidays in Greece for 2022
 
View offer here
 

 

 

Sunway Holidays:

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Sunway is offering 5% off ALL bookings made on line before 28th November. Use code EXPERT 

 
See more here
 

 

 

Click&Go has a variety of offers for Black Friday including a three-night stay in New York with Aer Lingus flights from just €379!

View offer here
 

 

 
Crystal Ski is offering €100 off ski bookings from December 2021 to April 2023 inclusive. Minimum spend €1000 before ski packs, room upgrades etc are added.  Book by 29th November and use code SKIBF100

 

 
 
 
 
 
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The Irish Travel Agents Association has a selection of Black Friday offers on their website, including €50 off bookings on the Camino with uWalk.ie , Las Vegas and New York from €999 with American Holidays, and five-star luxury in Croatia from Cassidy Travel.

View offers here
 

 

 
Travel Department is offering €50pp on all new bookings of 7 nights or more departing January – April 2022 with the code VP-BF50, and €75 off any holiday of 8 night or more departing January – April 2022 with the code VP-BF75 . Book by 29th November 2021.
 

 

 
TD active Holidays is offering  €50pp off any 7 night holiday departing January to June 2022 with the code VP-BFTDA50 , and €75pp off any holiday of 8 nights or more departing January to June 2022 with the code VP-BFTDA75

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Black Friday Hotel Deals in Ireland:

 

5-star Mount Juliet Estate, B&B from €83pp

 

 
 
 
 
 
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This super deal is based on staying in Mount Juliet’s Hunter’s Yard and includes breakfast. Why not treat yourself to a meal in the Michelin-starred Lady Helen restaurant, and make it a stay to remember. I stayed in Mount Juliet recently and loved it, you can read all about my stay here:

Read: My review of Mount Juliet Estate
 

 

 
This deal is valid on selected dates from January – April. I have selected a few dates below but if the dates don’t suit, simply edit the search to suit your requirements. Supplements apply for Friday / Saturday nights. 

Book 27th February

 

Book 24th April 
 

 

 

Berehaven Pods, Castletownbere, Cork : €39pp

Berehaven pods

Situated on the Beara Peninsula in beautiful West Cork, these glamping pods are offering 30% off stays until 1st July 2022. I selected a date in March below, but many more dates are available.

Search & Book here
 

 

 

Clayton Hotel Limerick: 30% off selected stays

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The Clayton Hotel Limerick is offering 30% off stays up to 30th April 2022. Prices available from €95 per room including breakfast and full use of Club Vitae Leisure Club. Book by 3rd December.
 
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Wyatt Hotel, Westport: €35pp

Wyatt Hotel, Westport

The boutique Wyatt Hotel is superbly located in the heart of Westport and is offering overnight stays from €70 per room through Booking.com’s Black Friday Sale. I selected a date in February below, but many more dates are available. It also happens to be Westport’s only pet-friendly hotel.

Read: 40 Hotels in Ireland that allow dogs

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Castle Leslie, B&B, Afternoon Tea & Spa Treatment from €149pp

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Enjoy an overnight stay at the Lodge at Castle Leslie with breakfast, afternoon tea and a choice of either facial or massage for just €149pp! This is an incredible price for such a superb hotel, I stayed here a few years ago and loved it.

Read: Captivated by Castle Leslie

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Midlands Park Hotel: 20% off selected stays, room rates from €71

Midlands Park Hotel

The Midlands Park hotel is offering 20% off selected stays, with room rates from €71 per night including complimentary use of its award-winning Health & Leisure Club. It is also adding 20% to gift vouchers purchased before 30th November. 

See more here
 

 

 

Riverside Park Hotel, Wexford: 30% off selected stays 

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The 4-star Riverside Park Hotel is offering 30% off selected dates until May 2022. This offer is only available to book from Friday 26th November – Monday 29th November.

Search & book here
 

 

 

5-star Intercontinental Hotel, Dublin: 25% off

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The luxurious InterContinental Dublin is offering 25% off the best available rate on rooms or suites for travel between the 29th of November to 4th September 2022. Book between the 26th November and the 3rd of December 2021. There is also a 7 days cancellation policy and no deposit is required to book.

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Post-Christmas family break in Woodstock Hotel, Clare: 2 Night Stay: €325

 

 
 
 
 
 
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The 4-star Woodstock Hotel in Clare has a tw0-night family stay from €325 on the 28th of December. Price is based on a family of four sharing a superior family room, and includes access to the onsite Leisure Centre with pool, kids pool.  

View offer here

 

See more festive family breaks here:

Read: 15 Family breaks between Christmas & New Year, 2 Night Stays from €310
 

 

 

Radisson Blu Belfast: Overnight Stay from €40pp including free parking  

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Enjoy an overnight stay with breakfast in the 4-Star Radisson Blu Hotel Belfast for just €40pp! This super deal is valid on selected stays until 31st December and includes a glass of Prosecco on arrival, and free parking. Stay for two nights for €75pp and enjoy a bottle of Prosecco to share 🥂.

View offer here
 

 

 

West Cork Hotel, Cork: €40pp

The West Cork Hotel is offering rooms from €80 including breakfast from Black Friday until 3rd of December.

View offer here
 

 

 

Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links, Dublin: €53pp

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The Portmarnock Hotel has 30% off on selected dates with prices from €105 per room from January – June. Supplements apply for Friday / Saturday night stays.

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Claregalway Hotel, Galway: €35pp

The Claregalway Hotel is offering rooms from just €70 per night through Booking.com’s Black Friday Sale – various dates are available from January – March 2022.

Search & Book here
 

 

 

4-Star stay Shop & Stay in Dublin: B&B, Dinner, Cocktail & Shopping Collection: €99pp

Fancy a shopping trip in Dublin? For a limited time you can enjoy an overnight stay with breakfast, dinner, cocktail, late check-out and an organised pick up for shopping bags for just €99 per person. This rate is available pre and post-Christmas.

Search & book here

 

Read: 20 Dublin Hotel stays from €45pp
 

 

 

Clayton Whites Wexford: 20% off and more.

The popular Clayton Whites Hotel in Wexford Town is offering 20% off stays with breakfast and a snipe of Bubbles and chocolates in your room on arrival. Boo by 28th November for stays up to March 2022.

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Hardiman Hotel, Galway: Up to 30% off

Hardiman Hotel Galway

The centrally located Hardiman Hotel has a selection of Black Friday and Cyber Monday offers. On Wednesday 24th November you can get pre-sale Black Friday offers of 30% off Luxury B&B for 48 hours only.

On Black Friday you can get 20% off Luxury B&B, and on Cyber Monday 20% off gift vouchers to use on accommodation, dining etc.

See more here
 

 

 

5-star g Hotel, Galway: Up to 30% off selected stays:

g hotel Galway

Enjoy a night or two in Galway’s only five-star hotel. The g Hotel & Spa is offering 20% off selected stays if booked between the 26th and 29th of November. However, I have an insider tip – sign up to the g Hotel’s newsletter and receive a pre Black Friday VIP offer of 30% off selected dates.

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5-star Lough Erne Resort, Fermanagh, B&B: £119

lough erne resort

Lough Erne is offering savings of up to 50% for Black Friday! Enjoy an overnight stay with breakfast and complimentary use of the infinity pool for just £119 midweek or £159 weekend. Lough Erne is also offering  discounts on spa treatments, meals and golf.

Read: Living it up at Lough Erne Resort

View offer here
 

 

 

Shopping & travel gifts:

The Loop Black Friday

Travelling anywhere this week? Clinique and Estee Lauder have free gifts available at the Loop if you spend €30 or €35 respectively, and Joe Malone London is offering a free miniature candle and cologne with purchase of €100 or more. Pre-order online via Click & Collect before 29th November 2021.

Read: Top 10 tips for travelling through Dublin Airport

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Travel gifts make nice stocking fillers!

I’ve got some great Christmas gift ideas for people who like travelling as much as I do! From travel bags to travel themed jewellery and prints, Ive got plenty of ideas in this post.

unique travel gifts

 

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The Perfect Christmas Gift Box –  Hotel Stay & 3 Irish handmade products: €230

This fabulous Christmas Gift Box includes a one-night stay for two people including breakfast, at any of the 28 Select Hotels of Ireland, as well as three handmade Irish products.

This gift is beautifully presented in a presentation Christmas gift box that can be simply placed under the tree. It can be delivered anywhere on the Island of Ireland and delivery is included in the cost. Not only are you supporting small businesses, but also 28 Irish hotels too.

Buy here
 

 

 

Collect Double Avios when you shop online

When you are shopping online this week make sure you shop via the AerClub eStore. You will collect Double Avios as well as discounts in many online stores. Apple, Marks & Spencer, ASOS, Currys, Feelunique are participating in the event.

shop via the aerclub estore

See more here
 

 

 
Prices and information is correct at the time of issue but is subject to change. It is important to note that some of the facilities / activities listed may not be operating to full capacity. I have taken the facilities, location and reviews from third party websites, these are subject to change so please check with individual hotels for clarification.
 

 

 
Please note some of my Black Friday travel deals contain affiliate links where I receive a small commission if a booking is made, but at no extra cost to you. When you make a booking, you do so via a third party website  Read more in my privacy policy.

 

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The Travel Expert’s Best Travel Deals – 9th November 2021

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I’ve searched the web so you don’t have to! My best travel deals include last minute holidays, winter breaks, city breaks, cruise deals, early booking offers for next summer, and staycations for couples and families.

This week’s best travel deals include a last minute holiday to Lanzarote, Christmas market breaks to Munich, a city break to Boston, family holidays in Portugal and Clare, a summer offer to Sorrento, a Royal Caribbean cruise and an overnight escape to Cabra Castle.
 

 

 
It is important to be aware that each country has their own entry requirements. If you are vaccinated, you will beed to bring your Digital Covid Certificate with you, and non-vaccinated people will need to produce a negative Covid tests on arrival. 
 
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Most countries require passenger locator forms to be filled out in advance of travel – in some cases these have to be done 24 hours in advance. I have some advice and tips in these posts that you may find useful, but please check the latest updates with your airline or travel agent before you travel.

Top 10 tips for booking holidays during Covid-19

Top 10 tips for travelling during Covid-19

Travelling overseas? Make sure you fill out passenger locator forms in advance

 

Best last minute holiday:

 

 
 
 
 
 
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With temperatures a balmy 21 degrees in Lanzarote, why not enjoy a winter sun break before Christmas? Price for flights and a seven-night stay in the highly rated La Penita apartments in Puerto el Carmen, is just €379, departing the 28th of November. 

Read: Why Lanzarote is my favourite Canary Island

Search flights here €171pp

View hotel here €208pp
 

 

 

Best overnight escape:

hotel deal to Cabra Castle

Enjoy an overnight escape in the luxurious 18th Century Cabra Castle for just €65 per person including a Full Irish breakfast – this is a saving of 47% off the standard room rate. Price is available on selected dates until 31st  March 2022.

View offer here 
 

 

 

Best winter break:

Christmas market break in Munich

Kick start the festive season with a Christmas market break in Munich. Bavaria’s capital has over 20 markets to choose from and is covered in twinkling lights and market stalls.
 

 

 
Price for a two night break, flying out early morning on the 8th of December and returning late on the 10th of December including Aer Lingus flights and the highly rated Bold Hotel Munich Centre, is just €226 per person. See more hotel choices in this post:

Read: The best Christmas markets in Munich and where to stay

View flights here €92pp

See hotel here €134pp
 

 

 

Best family holiday:

 

 
 
 
 
 
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I had many enquiries about staying at Martinhal Sagres since my recent visit and I found a good deal on the hotel’s website for the end of June.
 

 

 
Flights from Dublin to Faro with TAP Air Portugal are just €140 per person including hand luggage – you can choose to stop in Lisbon if you wish, or continue on to Faro. A seven-night stay at a 2-bedroom Mimosa Townhouse is €2222, making the total cost including flights €2,782, arriving the 24th or 25th of June.

Search flights here €140pp

Search hotel here €2222
 

 

 

Best family staycation:

Cliffs of Moher

Dust off the cob webs with a post-Christmas stroll along the Cliffs of Moher. This super deal staying in Clare’s Woodstock Hotel is just €325 per family, based on a two-night stay, arriving December 28th.
 

 

 
The onsite Leisure Club with pool, kids pool, sauna and jacuzzi will be a warmly welcomed after spending a day along the Wild Atlantic Way.

View offer here

 

See more festive family breaks here:

Read: 15 Family breaks between Christmas & New Year, 2 Night Stays from €310
 

 

 

Best city break:

Weekend in Boston

With the USA back open to international visitors, I simply had to include a city break Stateside this week. Aer Lingus if currently offering €100 off return flights to the USA for travel up to 31st December, however I chose a spring weekend in Boston instead – for just €482 including a 4-star hotel!
 

 

 
Return direct flights to Boston are available in February (including Valentine’s weekend) for just €298 per person, and a three-night stay in the 4-star Staypineapple, South End is available from just €201 per person.

See more here
 

 

 

Best early booking offer:

The ultimate guide to the Amalfi Coast, where to stay in Positano, Sorrento, Amalfi and more

I found some great deals from Dublin to Naples in August from just €123 return. Enjoy a week in sunny Sorrento, staying in the 4-star Hotel Prestige for just €547 per person, making the total cost for a seven-night stay on the 12th of August, with flights included, just €670 per person. This hotel rate includes breakfast and free cancellation too!

View flights here €123pp

View hotel here €547pp

I have lots more hotel choices along the Amalfi Coast in this post:

Read: The ultimate guide to the Amalfi Coast and where to stay
 

 

 

Best cruise:

 

 
 
 
 
 
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The brand new Royal Caribbean cruise ship, Wonder of the Seas will be launching in March 2022. What will be the world’s largest ship will have even more award-winning facilities and dining options available.

It will be cruising the Med next summer, and you can enjoy a seven-night cruise from Barcelona from just €1489 in June. Price includes return flights, cruise, meals and activities.

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 – 27th October 2021

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I’ve searched the web so you don’t have to! My best travel deals include last minute holidays, winter breaks, city breaks, cruise deals, early booking offers for next summer, and staycations for couples and families.

 

This week I have a last minute wellness break in the Algarve, winter sun in Fuerteventura, city breaks to Lisbon, a cruise around the Emirates, and a family holiday to Lake Garda for next summer. I also have a post-Christmas family break in Sligo, and an amazing offer to Mount Juliet. 
 

 

 
It is important to be aware that each country has their own entry requirements. If you are vaccinated, you will beed to bring your Digital Covid Certificate with you, and non-vaccinated people will need to produce a negative Covid tests on arrival. 
 
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Most countries require passenger locator forms to be filled out in advance of travel – in some cases these have to be done 24 hours in advance. I have some advice and tips in these posts that you may find useful, but please check the latest updates with your airline or travel agent before you travel.

Top 10 tips for booking holidays during Covid-19

Top 10 tips for travelling during Covid-19

Travelling overseas? Make sure you fill out passenger locator forms in advance

Latest travel updates on international travel – your questions answered
 

 

 

Best last minute holiday:

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Treat yourself to a luxury Wellness break in the Algarve. Flights and luxury hotels are superb value in November – like this deal to the 5-star Real Marina Hotel, with indoor pool and luxury Spa. Price for flights and a five-night stay is just €284 per person.

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Best overnight escape:

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Why not treat yourself or a loved one to an over night stay at Mount Juliet Estate? I found a super deal for a Sunday night stay in January. Price including breakfast at Hunters Yard is just €80 per person – the perfect Christmas gift perhaps? I stayed in Mount Juliet last summer and loved it – you can read my review here.

Read: My review of Mount Juliet 

Read: 10 Five-Star hotel deals in Ireland

View offer here

 

 

 

Best winter sun:

Get some sun before the festive season, with a week in Fuerteventura. Price for flights and  a seven-night stay in the highly rated Las Marismas apartments is just €298 per person, departing December 2nd. 

Search flights here €95pp

View hotel here €203pp
 

 

 

Best city break:

 

 
 
 
 
 
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If you were following me this week, you will know that I had a fabulous time in Lisbon. I have some great Lisbon deals available on my website at the moment, including a 5-star break for Valentines weekend from €278, and an Easter weekend offer from €372 per person.
 

 

 
I also have a family break over Easter weekend from €1084 including flights and a 4-star apartment – the price is even less if you can travel midweek during school holidays.

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See Easter Offer
 

 

 

Best family holiday:

Sirmione, Lake Garda

With airfares set to increase, now is the time to secure your family holiday for next summer! Flights to Verona are surprisingly good value – with return flights from just €190 per person on the 15th of July or €150 per person on the 10th of August.
 

 

 
There is a host of accommodation options available, from mobile homes to luxury apartments. I have selected two below that might be of interest – simply edit the dates to suit your requirements.

Search flights here 10th August €150pp

See Poiano here €1400

See FamilySPA Resort €2352
 

 

 

Best family staycation:

Enniscrone Beach.

Brisk walks along Enniscrone beach are the perfect way to kick start the New Year. The Ocean Sands Hotel is ocated in the heart of Enniscrone, overlooking one of Ireland’s best beaches, the location couldn’t be better. Children will love Waterpoint Aqua Park too, which is only a few minutes walk away. 
 

 

 
Price for a two-night stay on the 28th of December is €422 per family – this is a large family room and sleeps up to five.

Read: 15 family breaks between Christmas and New Year

View offer here
 

 

 

Best early booking offer:

Always wanted to visit Las Vegas? I spotted flights with British Airways for just €335 return next September! With prices like that, why not treat yourself to a deluxe suite at Signature at the MGM Grand Hotel? Price for a four-night stay is just €375 per person.

View flights here €335pp

View hotel here €375pp
 

 

 

Best cruise:

MSC Virtuosa

I spotted MSC Virtuosa in Lisbon yesterday, so thought it timely to include it in this weeks Best Travel Deals post. It is cruising around the Emirates this winter, and you can enjoy a seven-night cruise with flights, checked baggage, all meals, drinks and gratuities included, from just €1289 in February!

Visit Dubai, Sir Bani Yas Island, Dammam and Doha, before returning to Dubai for your flight home.

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 – 29th September 2021

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I’ve searched the web so you don’t have to! My best travel deals include last minute holidays, winter breaks, city breaks, cruise deals, early booking offers for next summer, and staycations for couples and families.

Holidays to Alvor in the Algarve for this year and next, city breaks to Barcelona, Iceland and New York, and an amazing Caribbean cruise all feature in my best travel deals this week. I also have a super deal to Belfast, and Halloween and Santa experiences in Laois. 
 

 

 
It is important to be aware that each country has their own entry requirements. If you are vaccinated, you will beed to bring your Digital Covid Certificate with you, and non-vaccinated people will need to produce a negative Covid tests on arrival. 
 
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Most countries require passenger locator forms to be filled out in advance of travel – in some cases these have to be done 24 hours in advance. I have some advice and tips in these posts that you may find useful, but please check the latest updates with your airline or travel agent before you travel.

Top 10 tips for booking holidays during Covid-19

Top 10 tips for travelling during Covid-19

Travelling overseas? Make sure you fill out passenger locator forms in advance

Latest travel updates on international travel – your questions answered
 

 

 

Best last minute holiday:

 

 
 
 
 
 
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I’m just back from the sunny Algarve and can highly recommend the resort of Alvor for a relaxing break. Airfares have increased over the last few weeks, but I did manage to find return flights to Faro from €157 on the 16th of October for seven nights – although you can pay up to €254 depending on the flight times you choose.
 

 

 
A stay at the 4-star Prainha Clube apartments, (next to where I stayed), is just €193pp based on a studio apartment, or €245pp based on a one-bedroom apartment with sea view.

This gives the total price from only €350 for a seven-night stay. If you choose to opt for a shorter or longer duration, simply edit the links below to suit your requirements.

Search flights here 16th October from €157pp

View apartments from €193pp
 

 

 

Best overnight escape:

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Enjoy an overnight stay with breakfast in the 4-Star Radisson Blu Hotel Belfast for just €40pp! This super deal is valid on selected stays until 31st December and includes a glass of Prosecco on arrival, and free parking. Stay for two nights for €75pp and enjoy a bottle of Prosecco to share 🥂.

View offer here
 

 

 

Best family holiday:

best family deals to the Algarve

I’ve had lots of requests for family accommodation in Alvor and I found a great deal to the 4-star Pestana Alvor Park Hotel (rated no 1 on TripAdvisor) in July. Price for return flights and a seven-night self-catering stay based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing, is €2,098.
 

 

 
If you prefer to go All Inclusive, the 5-star Pestana Blue Alvor Beach & Golf Resort offers good value for a luxury hotel. It was purposely built for families and has a wide selection of activities on site, as well as three restaurants to choose from. Price for return flights in July and a seven-night stay with all meals and drinks included is €3,338, based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing.

Search flights here 10th July from €173pp

View Alvor Park Hotel Self catering €1406

View Alvor Beach Hotel All Inclusive €2646
 

 

 

Best family staycation:

santa experiences at the Midlands Park Hotel

The 4-star Midlands Park Hotel has some great value family stays with Halloween and Santa Experiences included. Prices are available from €170 for a family of four, or €205 for a family of five, based on an overnight stay including breakfast, full access to the leisure centre, as well as a family pass to Castleview Open Farm with Santa Experience included.

See more here
 

 

 

Best City Break:

Park Guell, Barcelona

While flight prices may be high to sun holiday destinations, there is terrific value in city breaks at the moment. Enjoy a weekend in beautiful Barcelona for only €197 in November.
 

 

 
Return flights are available from Dublin for just €30 per person – yes you did read that right! You can stay in one of the most popular four-star hotels in Barcelona – Hotel Barcelona 1882, for just €167pp for a three-night stay.

This hotel offers views of La Sagrada Familia from its rooftop terrace, but if you prefer to stay close to the beach or on Las Ramblas, check out my Barcelona Travel Guide for lots more hotel recommendations.

Search flights here 6th November €30pp

View hotel here €167pp

Read: Barcelona Travel Guide – Where to stay in Barcelona, and top things to do
 

 

 

Best winter break:

winter break to Iceland from The Travel Expert

Looking for a snowy adventure this winter? Try a weekend in Iceland! Direct flights are available from Dublin airport to Reykjavik from just €176 return, and there is a wide selection of hotels and apartments available.
 

 

 
I found a good deal departing on the 6th of January – a nice way to beat the January blues, and might even be great Christmas gift idea 🤔. Price for flights and a three-night stay in a four-star hotel is just €439 per person. 

See more here
 

 

 

Best cruise:

best cruise deals from The Travel Expert

Cruise the Caribbean on the Caribbean Princess! This amazing cruise departs from Florida and visits Grand Cayman, Mexico, Jamaica, as well as Princess Cruises’ own island in the Bahamas – Princess Cays.
 

 

 
Price for flights, airport transfers, checked baggage, an overnight hotel stay and a seven-night cruise with all meals, snacks, premier drinks, unlimited WiFi and gratuities included, as well as $50 on board credit, is only €1399 per person!
 

See more here
 

 

 

Best seat sale:

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Aer Lingus has some super offers to the USA right now, and with the travel ban set to be lifted in November, now might be a good time to book a trip Stateside! I found return flights to New York from just €297 in February, and price for a three-night stay in the popular Moxy New York Times Square from just €225 per person.

If you want to stay longer or need to choose alternative dates, simply edit the links below to suit your requirements.

View flights here

 

View hotel here

 

Read: My ultimate guide on where to stay in New York
 

 

 
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 Tavel Deals 6th July 2021

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This weeks best travel deals include summer holidays, winter breaks, cruise holidays, summer holidays in Ireland, and early booking deals for 2022.

 
I have some amazing offers in my best travel deals this week! I have summer holidays in Santorini and Spain, the October bank holiday weekend in Lisbon, adult-only winter breaks in Gran Canaria, New Year in Lanzarote for families, overnight escapes in Dublin and family staycations in Clare – for this summer, and early booking deals for 2022 – including an amazing cruise offer and a weekend Vegas!
 

 

 
It is important to be aware that each country has their own entry requirements, and these can change at any time. Most countries require non-vaccinated people to produce proof of negative Covid tests on arrival. Some require PCR tests, others will accept Antigen tests, and child ages vary from country to country.
 
InstagramIt is also vital that if you are vaccinated or have recovered from Covid that you have proof of this. We have been told that the Digital Covid Certificate should be available to us by the 19th of July, but have to wait a little longer to be able to access this information.
 

 

 
Most countries require passenger locator forms to be filled out in advance of travel – in some cases these have to be done 24 hours in advance. I have some advice and tips in these posts that you may find useful, but please be aware that travel restrictions can change at any time. Always check the latest updates with your airline or travel agent before you travel.

Latest travel updates on international travel – your questions answered

Top 10 tips for booking holidays during Covid-19

Top 10 tips for travelling during Covid-19

Travelling overseas? Make sure you fill out passenger locator forms in advance
 

 

 

Best last minute holiday:

best travel deals to Zakynthos from Ireland

TUI is offering last minute package holidays from €313 after the 19th of July, and a further €100 off if you spend over €800 in total – use promo code SUMMER at the check out. They also include free Covid-Cover in all of their holidays departing before 31st October. There is a wide selection of offers to choose from but I found a great deal staying in the highly rated Potamitis apartments in Zakynthos.
 

 

 
Price including flights, transfers, checked baggage and a seven night stay is just €349 per person, departing July 25th. The Potamitis is rated no 1 onTripAdvisor and the reviews are excellent. 

View offer here
 

 

 

Best last minute overnight escape:

 

 
 
 
 
 
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While restrictions remain on indoor dining, perhaps now is a good time to book an overnight escape in a hotel. I had the pleasure of staying at the Royal Marine Hotel in Dun Laoghaire recently, and I loved its seaside location and its superb facilities – there is a spa and swimming pool on site.
 

 

 
Enjoy a boat or kayaking trip with Dublin Under Sail and if you can manage to get a table, Hartleys outdoor dining is superb! I have lots more Dublin hotels in this post, including city centre locations in July and August from €50 per person.

Read: 20 Dublin hotel deals, overnight stays from €49 in July and August

See more here
 

 

 

 

Best September deal:

 travel deals to Menorca

Enjoy a week on the beautiful island of Menorca for just €313 on the 14th of September. Ryanair have return flights from just €15 each way, so even if thought of travel restrictions or changing flights is putting you off booking – its worth the risk for €30!
 

 

 
There is a host of accommodation options to choose from, but I found a good deal in the highly rated Grupotel Club Menorca which is located just 200 metres from the beach.

View flights here €29pp 

View hotel here €284pp
 

 

 

Best luxury sun holiday:

holidays to Santorini from Ireland

Santorini is still on my bucket list, and I’m finding this deal to the 5-star Cavo Bianco Boutique Hotel and Spa very tempting! Enjoy a seven-night stay in this stunning hotel from just €819 on the 27th of September. Price includes Aer Lingus flights from Dublin, and breakfast each day.
 

 

 
Note Aer Lingus allow free changes up to two hours before departure, and I have priced the hotel on a free cancellation basis.

View flights here €194pp

View hotel here €625pp
 

 

 

Best family deal:

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Fancy spending the New Year in Lanzarote? TUI is offering €100 off when you spend over €800 by using code HOLIDAY100 and they offer good value to the Canary Islands on their own charter flights, compared to other airlines.
 

 

 
Price for flights, checked baggage, airport transfers and seven-nights in the popular San Marcial apartments in Lanzarote is only €2830 based on two adults and two children sharing. Price includes saving of €100 when you use promo code on this or any TUI winter holiday over €800 in value.

View offer here
 

 

 

Best family staycation:

Cliffs of Moher

Clare’s Hotel Woodstock is a family run country house on the grounds of Woodstock Golf and Country Club. Located just 4km from Ennis and a short drive to the Cliffs of Moher and the Burren, the possibilities for day trips are endless.
 

 

 
The onsite Leisure Club with pool, sauna and jacuzzi will be a warmly welcomed after spending a day along the Wild Atlantic Way. Price for a two night stay in a superior family room is just €288 on the 8th of August.

Read: 15 Family breaks in August – 2 Night stays from €288

View offer here
 

 

 

Best cruise:

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Cruise Italy and the Greek Isles on Royal Caribbean’s Odyssey of the Seas next summer. Fly from Dublin to Rome on the 17th of July and spend six nights on this extraordinary cruise ship, visiting Santorini, Mykonos and the Amalfi Coast – all while staying in a balcony cabin! 
 

 

 
Price of €1469 includes flights, return airport transfers, cruise on a full-board basis with upgrade to balcony cabin.

View offer here
 

 

 

Best city break:

Best lisbon hotels for city break

Spend the October bank holiday weekend in Lisbon. I found a great deal staying in the popular Sao Bento Hotel, departing Saturday the 23rd of October for three nights. Price is just €283 per person, including flights and hotel with breakfast.

There are lots more accommodation options in this post:

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

See more here
 

 

 

Best winter break:

Winter sun holidays in Gran Canaria

The Adults-Only Sol Mogan Suites is one of the most sought after properties in Gran Canaria. The modern suites have a kitchenette and a barbecue, and its location is ideal for couples looking for winter sun holidays in a relaxed surrounding. Enjoy a seven-night stay here with flights from just €366 on the 25th of November.  

View flights here €121pp

View hotel here €245pp
 

 

 

Best early booking offer:

the absolute guide to las vegas

Live it up in Las Vegas, with this super deal departing in April. Price of €489 includes flights and a four-night stay in the highly rated Luxor Hotel, based on 2 sharing. 

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 – 22nd June 2021

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My best travel deals are back! I’ve got summer holidays to Greece and Croatia, a family holiday to Lake Garda, a super cruise deal in September, winter sun breaks, Christmas shopping breaks in New York, holidays in Ireland, and lots more.

With overseas travel finally returning on the 19th of July, I thought it was time I brought back my Best Travel Deals posts. I started publishing my weekly round up of the best travel deals over six years ago, and would you believe I never missed a week until last year! I include travel deals that I have sourced myself, as well as travel agent offers, cruise deals and Irish hotel deals.

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It is important to be aware that each country has their own entry requirements, and these can change at any time. Most countries require non-vaccinated people to produce proof of negative Covid tests on arrival. Some require PCR tests, others will accept Antigen tests, and child ages vary from country to country too.
 

 

 
It is also vital that if you are vaccinated or have recovered from Covid that you have proof of this. We have been told that the Digital Covid Certificate will be available to us by the 19th of July, but have to wait a little longer to be able to access this information.
 

 

 
Most countries require passenger locator forms to be filled out in advance of travel – in some cases these have to be done 24 hours in advance. I have some advice and tips in these posts that you may find useful, but please be aware that travel restrictions can change at any time. Always check the latest updates with your airline or travel agent before you travel.

Latest travel updates on international travel – your questions answered

Top 10 tips for booking holidays during Covid-19

Top 10 tips for travelling during Covid-19

Travelling overseas? Make sure you fill out passenger locator forms in advance
 

 

 

Best value summer sun:

Enjoy a week in the sunny Greek island of Rhodes from just €388 this summer! The Stella View Studios are located in the pretty town of Pefkos and boast gorgeous sea views, a restaurant, outdoor pool and a poolside bar. The reviews from previous guests on TripAdvisor are excellent. Price includes flights and accommodation for seven nights, departing August 10th.

Read: Rhodes holidays, the best places to stay for couples, families and groups

Check flights here €141pp

View apartment here €247pp
 

 

 

Best luxury summer sun:

The 5-star Hotel Croatia has been a firm favourite for many years. Its location in the pretty resort of Cavtat offers the best of both worlds – a peaceful resort with some super bars and restaurants, with the added advantage of being just a ferry ride away from the bustling city of Dubrovnik. We stayed in Cavtat a few years ago and loved it.
 

 

 
Fly from Dublin to Dubrovnik on the 22nd of August and enjoy a seven night stay with breakfast included for just €649 per person. This would normally be double that price for travel in August.

View flights here €117pp

View hotel here €532pp
 

 

 

Best family deal:

Enjoy a family holiday in Lake Garda over the October mid term break. Visit Gardaland, cycle the newly opened greenway along the lake, or visit the gorgeous cities of Verona and Venice nearby. Price for flights on the 23rd of October to Verona and a seven night stay in the Garda Village apartments is just €854 for a family of four.  

See more here  
 

 

 

Best cruise:

Sunway have some super cruise only offers with Norwegian this summer. You can cruise the Med from Barcelona on Norwegian Epic for just €753 on the 19th of September! Visit Pisa, Rome, Amalfi Coast, Sardinia and Palma before returning to Barcelona for your flight home.
 

 

 
Price includes seven-day cruise with all meals, unlimited drinks, WiFi, gratuities and shore excursion credit. Return flights are available with Aer Lingus from €181, but if you have a voucher you can use that too! Note all guests and crew must be fully vaccinated.

View offer here
 

 

 

Best city break:

Enjoy a Christmas shopping break in New York for just €616 per person. Aer Lingus are offering direct flights from Dublin and Shannon from just €338 in December, with unlimited changes right up to two hours before departure! Price for a three-night stay is in the highly rated Moxy Hotel Times Square is just €278 per person, based on three sharing.

This hotel deal offers free cancellation so if your plans change, you can cancel free of charge.  Make sure to check out its cool roof top bar…

Read: My ultimate guide on where to stay in New York

View flights here €338pp

View hotel here €278pp
 

 

 

Best winter break:

If you would love a winter sun break to look forward to – now is the time to book it, as it is likely that prices will increase closer to the time. I found a great deal staying in the Aqua Marina apartments in Lanzarote. Price for flights and a seven night stay on the 7th of December is just €279 per person.
 

 

 
Want to pamper yourself? Price for flights and the five-star Gran Castillo Tagoro on an all inclusive basis is only €663 on the same date!

View flights here €120pp

View Agua Marina €159pp

View Gran Castillo €543pp All Inclusive

Read: 10 Winter holiday destinations with direct flights from Ireland
 

 

 

Best family staycation:

Enjoy a three-night break in the highly rated Park Place apartments in Killarney from just €587 on the 15th of August. Located in the centre of Killarney town centre, these modern two-bedroom apartments are just 500 meters from the Killarney National Park. With the Ring of Kerry and the Wild Atlantic Way on  your doorstep, the possibilities for day trips is endless.

View offer here
 

 

 

Best Irish spa break:

As you may know I fell in love with the Inishowen Peninsula last week, and I think this deal in the 4-star Ballyliffin Lodge & Spa is superb value – the price for an overnight stay is just €50 per person in September! There is a swimming pool, spa, and the popular Jacks Bar and Restaurant on site, and it is ideally located to explore the Inishowen Peninsula. 

See my highlights from Donegal on my Instagram profile here

View offer here
 

 

 

Best early booking offers:

Secure your summer holiday for 2022 now, and enjoy your pick of free child places. Choose waterpark holidays, all-inclusive resorts, self catering apartments, or exclusive villas. TUI have a wide variety of free child places available for July and August now and a deposit of €75 secures a booking. 

Search 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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Travel News and Reviews

All The January Travel Sales In One Place

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I have searched the web so you don’t have to! From flight sales to ferries, tour operators to theme park passes,  here is my round up of the best of the January travel sales.

 

Package Holiday Sales:

January travel sales

TUI has released 1000’s of Free Child Places for the January travel sales, as well as savings of up to €220 per person on selected holidays to the Canary Islands, and €150 discount on solo holidays. They also offer a low booking deposit of €75 per person and a discount of €75 off all holidays over €1000 in value and  €125 off holidays over €2000 in value, departing between the 1st May – 31st October – use Promo Codes SAVE75 and  SAVE125 respectively. All of TUI’s prices includes flights, accommodation, transfers and checked baggage.

Search & book here
 

Posts you might like:

How to choose the right family holiday for you

My top picks for Free Child Places this summer

My top 10 waterpark holidays

My top 10 family holidays in Greece

My highlights for Summer holidays with TUI
 

 

 
Sunway is offering €100 off per booking  for 7 nights package holidays to Salou, Turkey, Lanzarote and Portugal. Low deposit of €50 per person secures booking and all of their package holiday prices includes flights, accommodation, transfers and checked baggage.

See more here

 

 

 


 
Breakaway.ie, the official agent for Disneyland Paris, is offering up to 20% off hotels and park tickets with free dining. This super deal is available throughout 2020, including school holidays.

See more here
 

Love Holidays has up to 35% off summer holidays. You can book with a small deposit and pay off monthly online.

View offer here
 
Topflight is offering €50 per person off ALL holidays including Italian summer holidays, cruise holidays, escorted tours and ski holidays.

See more here
 

 

 

Long haul holidays:

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Tropical Sky’s January sale has discounts of up to €950 per person on a range of luxury long-haul holidays including Dubai, Mexico, Thailand and Barbados.

 
See all offers here
 

 

 
Hayes & Jarvis, the luxury long haul tour operator, is offering €150 off its wide range of twin and multi-centre holidays. Highlights include a 12-night Bangkok, Elephant Hills and Khao Lak luxury holiday and nine-night Vietnam tour. Book by 31st January. 

See all offers here

 
G Adventures Great Adventure Sale includes up to 25% off 350 itineraries for 2020. Book by 31st January.

See more here

 
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Sunway’s Great Cancun Sale has up to 50% off rooms at Dreams, Secrets and Now resorts. Price for a seven-night, all-inclusive stay a the 5-star Now Sapphire is only €1139 including flights, transfers and checked baggage.

View offer here

 

Posts you might like:

9 All Inclusive long haul holidays  you wont want to miss

Luxury multicentre holidays in the Indian Ocean
 

 

 

Theme Park Passes / Attraction Tickets:

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AttractionTickets.com is offering adults at kids prices on ALL major Orlando theme parks and the Kennedy Space Center.

See more here

 

Posts you might like:

The best theme park tickets to buy in Orlando

The best tickets to buy in Port Aventura
 

 

 

Cruises:

january travel sales

 

Royal Caribbean Cruises new WAVE deal includes buy one cruise fare you can get up to 60% off the 2nd cruise fare, up to €280 in savings per stateroom and kids fares from €99! They also have a low deposit of only €100 per person. Book by 31st March.

See more here

 

MSC Cruises is offering a free premium drinks package, when booking a Fantastica experience cabin on selected summer and winter sailings. Book by 22nd March.

See more here
 

 

 
Uniworld’s 100th anniversary celebration event has discounts of up to 30% on over 200 cruises throughout Europe and Asia – with savings of up to €1,500 per person.  Highlights include Venice & The Gems of Northern Italy cruise which is reduced from €3099 to €2169, departing 7th June.

See more here

 
Celebrity Cruises is offering savings of up to €200 per stateroom on sailings from Southampton or Dublin, and offering $700 FREE onboard spend! You can also choose two perks from the following: drinks package, gratuities, unlimited Wi-Fi or an additional $300 onboard spend.
 

View offers here

 
Norwegian Cruise Line is offering up to 30% off cruise fares if booked by 20th January. You can also select from two of the following for just €99: premium drinks package, speciality dining package, WiFi or shore excursion credit.
 
View offer here

 

 

 

Princess Cruises is offering an onboard savings package for €39 per person per day which includes a premium drinks package, gratuities and unlimited WiFi. They also have a low booking deposit of €50 per person.  See you travel agent for more details.

 
Marella Cruises is offering €200 off all sailings from May to October 2020. See your travel agent for more details.
 

Like cruise holidays? See all my cruise reviews here. 
 

 

 

Flight sales:

aer lingus january sale

Aer Lingus’ ‘European flight sale has up to 30% off flights to Europe for travel between the 1st March and 15th June – you must book by the 21st January. They also have flights to the USA from €189 each way if booked as part of a return trip. Price is available for travel from the 1st of April to the 15th June. There are 3 million seats on offer, although not during the peak summer months.

See more here
 

 

 
Ryanair is offering up to €30 off 1 million seats travelling from April to August. Book by 12th January.

See more here

 

Qatar Airways are now flying twice-daily from Dublin airport to Doha this summer. With return airfares from €517 to Bangkok, €769 to Sri Lanka, €849 to Maldives and €877 to Seychelles. Book by 23rd January.

See more here

 
Etihad’s Global Seat Sale includes return airfares to Abu Dhabi from €399, Bangkok from €525 and Sydney from €899. Book by 22nd January.

See more here
 

Emirates’ seat sale includes return airfares to Dubai from €549, Kuala Lumpur from €569 and Phuket from €679. Book by 26th January.

See more here

 
It is worth pointing out that travel agencies can offer package deals based on these sale airfares. It is always worthwhile to check with a travel agency before booking to see if they can get you a better deal.
 

 

 

Ferries

january travel sales

 

Stena Line is offering 25% off travel to Britain and France on the Dublin – Holyhead, Rosslare – Fishguard and Rosslare – Cherbourg routes. Use promo code Cracker25 on their website.  Must book before the 8th January though, so you will need to act fast!  

See more here

 
Irish Ferries is offering 25% off on all ferries to Britain and 10% off all ferries to France. Secure booking with €100 deposit and book before 14th January.

See more here
 
Brittany Ferries is offering up to 20% off holidays if you book before Tuesday, 11th February. This deals include ferry crossing from Cork to Roscoff and accommodation in mobile homes, houses or hotels.

See more here
 

 

 

Various:


Hotels.com is offering 8% off hotel bookings using code AFFHCOM120. Book by 5th February for travel up to 31st July 2020.

Search hotels here

 

Hoppa is offering 30% off airport transfers booked by the 31st of January.

See more here
 

 

 
January travel sales prices are correct at time of issue, but are subject to change. Note some of the links in this post contain affiliate links, where I receive a small commission if a booking is made, but at no additional cost to you.

 

Sarah

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Last Minute Family Holiday Deals in July & August – 2ad & 2ch from €1474!

family holidays

I have teamed up with TUI, the family holiday specialists, who have some amazing last minute family holiday deals in July and August. Here are my top picks!

 

** USE PROMOCODE AUGUST100 AND SAVE €100 OFF ALL TUI AUGUST HOLIDAYS OVER €1000***

 

Whether you want self-catering in the Algarve or an All Inclusive holiday in Majorca, a lively holiday in Salou or a relaxing break in the Canary Islands, I have something here to suit you! All holidays have good reviews and are ideal for family holidays. Another added bonus is that there are no hidden extras. All TUI holidays include flights, accommodation, transfers and checked baggage. I have priced these holidays for two adults and two children for seven nights in July and August, but you can change dates, durations, or number of people travelling, by selecting ‘EDIT SEARCH’, once you click on the links below.

Best in Salou 

One of the most popular family holiday destinations, Salou on the Costa Dorada ticks all boxes. Whether you want to stay in the lively resort of Salou or right beside Europe’s largest theme park, Port Aventura, I have options on both. With Barcelona and Tarragona only an hour away, the Costa Dorada combines, fun, sun and culture in one family holiday.

17th July: 4* Caribe Hotel, Half Board & Free Access to PortAventura,  2ad & 2ch, €2790

last minute family holiday

Stay in one of PortAventura’s hotels and get unlimited access to the park for your entire stay. Don’t worry about missing the fireworks or night parades, you can pop in at your leisure any time! If you fancy staying in the hotel, the Caribe has 2 giant pools, a manmade beach, mini-football, a kids play area, and the all important – kids disco!

Click here for more details:

 

17th August: Hotel Belevdere, Half Board, 2ad & 2ch, €2302

last minute family holiday

One of Salou’s most popular hotels, (no 6 out of 93 hotels in Salou on tripadvisor), the Belvedere is an ideal hotel choice for a family holiday. There is a large pool on site which has day time activities including aqua-aerobics, but if you fancy some quiet time you can relax in their whirlpool or Turkish bath. Guests speak highly of the food and the children’s buffet is particularly popular. The Belvedere is located close to the beach and only a ten minute walk to the centre of Salou, so you can choose to relax and enjoy their live entertainment, or pop down into the town centre at night time.

Click here for more details: (Remember to use code Summer70 to reduce cost by €70)

 

Best in Majorca

Majorca has been very popular with families for as long as I can remember!  TUI have a wide choice of accommodation to choose from. I have selected two properties, an All Inclusive property with a water park on site, and a self-catering option in Santa Ponsa.

13th July: All Inclusive, Splashworld, Saturno Hotel, 2 ad & 2ch from €2498

family holiday deals

The Saturno Hotel is part of a complex of 3 hotels known as the Club Mac. Complete with a water park, 8 swimming pools and a host of sports and entertainment facilities, if you are looking for a lively holiday with non-stop action, then this is for you. All meals and drinks are also included in the price, making it a great value family holiday.

Click here for more details:

 

15th August: Portofino Sorrento, 2ad & 2ch, €1474

last minute family holiday

Located right in the heart of Santa Ponsa with the beach on your doorstep, this is the ideal choice if you are looking for a lively family holiday, with no frills. The Portofino Sorrento boasts bright modern interiors, 2 swimming pools, one with a separate kids section and is great value for a week away in the sun.

Click here for more details: (Remember to use code Summer70 to reduce cost by €70)

 

Best in the Algarve

One of my favourite destinations for family holidays, the Algarve, offers superb beaches, mouth watering food and great value for money in the resorts. I have chosen two properties, a self-catering option in the lively resort of Albufeira and a an All Inclusive resort in the quieter resort of Alvor.

 

29th July, All Inclusive 4* Alvor Baia, 2 ad & 2 ch, €3494

last minute family holiday

One of my favourite resorts, Alvor is the picture perfect Algarve village. With white washed buildings and narrow streets, expect a small selection of bars and restaurants, but all good! The long sandy beach here is superb with plenty of rock pools for kids to explore.  The Alvor Bahia is a four star All Inclusive property which is highly rated on tripadvisor and offers something for all the family. The kids club, entertainment programme, sports facilities and pirate themed play area, will keep the kids amused all day long. If you fancy some quiet time, why not chill out in their spa!

Click here for more details:

 

16th August, Cerro Mar Garden, 2ad & 2ch, €2465

last minute family holiday

Located in lively Albufeira this is an excellent choice for families looking for good quality self-catering accommodation, without entertainment programmes or pool games. Highly rated on tripadvisor there is a spa, gym and whirlpool on site as well as some sports activities and a children’s pool.

Click here for more details: (Remember to use code Summer70 to reduce cost by €70)

 

Best in the Canary Islands

Whether you choose Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, or Tenerife, you can expect warm temperatures, sandy beaches and plenty of entertainment options.  I have chosen two self catering options but TUI also have a wide selection of All Inclusive resorts available.

27th July: Tenerife, 4* Colon 2, 2ad & 2ch €2326

last minute family holiday

Located in the heart of Playa de las Americas and only five minutes from the beach, this highly rated property is a great choice for families looking for good accommodation in a lively resort.  You are also close to Europe’s best water park, Siam Park which will ensure a great day out for all the family.

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16th August: Gran Canaria, Terrazamar Suites, 2ad & 2ch, €2269

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These family friendly apartments are one of the most sought after in the resort and are rated very highly on tripadvisor. Ideally located in the heart of Puerto Rico, they are only 300 meters from the shopping centre and approximately 12 minutes walk to the beach. On site there is an outdoor swimming pool, pool bar, restaurant, tennis courts and a children’s play area. The apartments are very well equipped inside too, with satellite TV’s and sun loungers on the balcony or terrace.

Click here for more details: (Remember to use code Summer70 to reduce cost by €70)

 

I hope one of these last minute family holiday deals will suit you. However if you need to change dates, durations, or number of people travelling, just click on EDIT SEARCH’ on the TUI website and change your requirements there.

All prices are correct at the date of issue, 21st June, but are subject to change. This post was sponsored by TUI but all views, as always, are my own. Note the links above are affiliate links where I receive a small commission if a booking is made.

Like family holidays? See all my destination reviews here.

Sarah

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May Holiday Sale – My Top 10 Picks, All Less Than €399!

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I have teamed up with TUI, who have so many amazing holiday deals in April and May. I thought I would pick some of my favourites and share them with you!

 

As usual, I only recommend places that I have personally been to or have received good reviews. All the prices below include flights, transfers and checked baggage, based on two sharing – with NO HIDDEN EXTRAS! Hopefully there will be something to suit you in the big May holiday sale!

 

 

1. Algarve, 20th May, Casa Mitchell Apartments, 1 week, 2 sharing €349

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The Algarve is always a good choice for a getaway. Only a short flight away, with wide sandy beaches, great restaurants and just the right amount of nightlife, it ticks all boxes. Stay at the Casa Mitchell apartments in Albufeira which receive excellent reviews on tripadvisor and were awarded a certificate of excellence. This family-run apart-hotel is set in a converted old townhouse in Albufeira and is only a short walk to the old town and Fisherman’s Beach.

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2. Lanzarote, 29th April, 8 Nights, Cinco Plaza Apartments, 2 sharing, €334

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Although technically late April, you will be away for the first week in May! This amazing deal to one of Lanzarote’s most sought after apartments, is superb. Not only will you be staying in the heart of Puerto del Carmen but you will also have the benefit of an extra night free. The icing on the cake – this eight day trip returns back on the bank holiday Monday, so you will only need to take five days annual leave. Highly rated on tripadvisor, the Cinco Plaza apartments are the perfect choice to kickstart your Summer.

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3. Crete, Stefania Apartments, 27th May, 1 week, 2 sharing, €379

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One of Crete’s most popular apartments, the Stefania have been a firm favourite with Irish holidaymakers for many years. Situated in the heart of Stalis and beside the beach, everything you need is on your doorstep. There is a wide selection of shops, bars and restaurants in Stalis so you could happily spend a week here without leaving the resort. Check out the excellent reviews on tripadvisor and you will see what I mean! If however, you want a change of scene, the lively resort of Hersonissos is only a short taxi ride away.

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4. Puerto Rico – 26th April, 1 week, Puerto Plata apartments, 2 sharing, €259!

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I know this is also late April, but the price is so good I couldn’t leave it out!  Puerto Rico is one of Gran Canaria’s most popular resorts with plenty of bars and restaurants that open until the small hours. By day it is more relaxing, with most apartments offering plenty of places to enjoy the spectacular sea-views. Stay at the popular Puerto Plata apartments, which are very highly rated on tripadvisor for only €282 per person. Need to go in May?  I love the 4* Terrazmar suites apartments, they have a huge pool area on the roof and the apartments have large balconies, ideal for sunbathing. Price is only €399 on the 10th of May.

Click here for more details: Puerto Plata €259

Click here for more details: Terrazamar €399

 

5. Majorca, Alcudia, 1st May, 1 week, BB €296; All-Inclusive €386!

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Enjoy a week in the beach resort of Alcudia over the May Bank holiday weekend for only €296. One of Majorca’s most sought after resorts, with miles of white sandy beaches and a distinctive old town, there is plenty of things to do here, by day and night.  You will be staying at the popular Lagotel Hotel on a bed & breakfast basis. Well rated on tripadvisor, this is a steal at less than half the original price! Want to go all-inclusive? The popular Condes de Alcudia Hotel is only €386!

Click here for more details: Lagotel €296

 Click here for more details: Condes de Alcudia, All Inclusive, €386

 

6. Zakynthos, 22nd May, St Denis Apartments, 1 week,  2 sharing, €392

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Visit Shipwreck beach, the most photographed beach in the world, take a boat trip to see the famous loggerhead turtles or go island hopping and visit the neighbouring island of Kefalonia. I have chosen the highly rated St Denis apartments, which receive great reviews on tripadvisor and was awarded a certificate of excellence. Located in the heart of Tsilivi, you are just minutes from the beach and the main strip.

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7. Tenerife, Harbour Club Apartments, 25th May, 1 week, €331

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Set in the pretty seaside town of Los Gigantes, stay in the modern Harbour Club apartments and enjoy a week of sunshine and seaviews. This apartment complex looks out over the Atlantic and the dramatic cliffs of Los Gigantes. There are plenty of shops, bars and restaurants nearby as well as a stylish marina. Highly rated on tripadvisor, this is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday. Note rooms are on a steep slope.

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8. Kos 26th May, Smaragdi Apartments, 1 week, 2 sharing, €399

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Kos has some of the best beaches in the Greek islands. It has a cosmopolitan capital, Kos town, but is also full of medieval columns and castles at every corner! What’s great about this deal is that it offers the best of both worlds. You will be staying at the highly rated Smaragdi apartments in Lambi. This is a quiet resort so it’s the perfect place to chill out by day. However if you fancy the buzz and nightlife of Kos town, it is only five minutes away by taxi, or a twenty minute walk. You can sip a cocktail overlooking some mega yachts at the harbour, or wander through the old town and enjoy some shopping or some great night life – the choice is yours!  

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9. Rhodes, 30th May, Cosmos Maris Apartments, 1 week, 2 sharing, €399!

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I love Rhodes. it’s simply stunning and if you haven’t already visited – well, you just have to go!  Rhodes town is magical, the chic waterfront with trendy bars on one side and the Colossus of Rhodes in the old town on the other. You couldn’t ask for more! There is lots to discover outside the capital too, from the hilltop town of Lindos to the neighbouring islands of Simi, the only problem is, you will wish you booked for two weeks! Stay at the highly rated Cosmos Maris Studios which were awarded a certificate of excellence and have received rave reviews on tripadvisor, for only €399.  

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10. Bulgaria, Trakia Garden Hotel, Half Board, 29th May, 1 week, €396

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One of the cheapest places to holiday, if you want to getaway without breaking the bank, Sunnybeach in Bulgaria is the spot. I have chosen the popular Trakia Garden Hotel which is very highly rated on tripadvisor and was awarded a certificate of excellence. Sunnybeach is a lively resort but this hotel offers the best of both worlds. Located just ten minutes walk from the wide sandy beach and a little further to the main strip, you can have quiet time during the day and easily pop into the resort centre at night time. The mini-train stops right outside if you want to rest your legs!

 

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So there you have it, my best buys from the big May holiday sale. I hope I have managed to find one that might suit you! If so, let me know, I would love to hear from you. Leave your comments in the box below. This post was sponsored by TUI but all views, as always, are my own 🙂

 

Sarah

 

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My Top Short Breaks With Flights & 4 Star Hotels, €199 or Less!

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I give 10 top short breaks for less than €200!  All prices include flights and highly rated, 4 star accommodation!

 

1. Rome – 3rd March, 3 Nights, €199

One of my best sellers this year, this weekend deal to Rome is sure to impress! Fly from Dublin on the 3rd of March and spend three nights in a superb 4 star hotel for only €199 per person.

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2. Porto – 11th May, 3 Nights, €195

I’m just back from a fantastic weekend in Porto, a city I would highly recommend for a weekend break. Read my blog here. Enjoy a three night, four star stay on Friday the 11th of May, for only €195 per person.

Click here t0 book flights: €75 pp

Click here to book accommodation: €120 pp

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3. Algarve – 16th May, 4 Nights, €199

Kickstart your Summer with a four night break to the Algarve. Fly from Dublin on the 16th of May and enjoy a four night stay in the highly rated Solaqua apartments, Albufeira, for only €199 per person.

Click here to book flights to Faro: €101 pp

Click here to book apartment: €98 pp

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4. Madrid – 9th June, 2 Nights, €183

A city break to Madrid is always a good idea! Fly from Dublin on the 9th of June and enjoy a two night stay in the highly rated 4*  Claridge Hotel for only €183pp. I have chosen the early flight out on Friday morning and the late flight back on Sunday evening so you really get 3 full days to explore this wonderful city.

Click here to book flights €85 pp

Click here to book hotel: €98 pp

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5. Marrakech – 21st June, 3 Nights, €185

Marrakech is a feast for the senses and should be on everyone’s bucket list. Fly from Dublin on the 21st of June and spend three nights in a highly rated 4* Riad, in the heart of Marrakech, for only €185 per person.

Click here to book flights: €90 pp

Click here to book hotel: €95 pp


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6. Prague –  20th January, 3 Nights, €188!

Beat the January blues by treating yourself to this bargain weekend in Prague. Stay at the highly rated 4* Theatrino Hotel, for three nights with breakfast, for only €188 per person, departing the 20th of January.

Click here to book flights: €111 pp

Click here to book hotel: €77 pp

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7. Athens – 4th May, 2 Nights, €199

Culture vultures will love Athens. The combination of the ancient Acropolis and the modern new town makes Athens is a great city break destination.  Stay two nights in the four star Art hotel for only €199 departing Friday the 4th of May.

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8. Lisbon – 27th January, 3 Nights, 5* Hotel, €191

Spend a weekend in one of Europe’s favourite city break destinations, Lisbon. Enjoy a three night stay in a five star hotel for only €191 including breakfast, departing the 27th of January. #LoveLisbon

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9. Valentines Day in Paris – 2 Nights, €176

Treat your loved one to a two night break in Paris for Valentine’s Day. Price of €176 includes flights and a two night stay at a highly rated four star hotel.

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10. Zadar – 11th May, 3 Nights, €194

Go somewhere new in 2018 and travel to Zadar in Croatia. Enjoy a three night stay in the highly rated 4* Villa Vanilla  from €194, departing the 11th May.

Click here to book flights: €111 pp

Click here to book apartment: €83 pp

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Now that you have read my top 10 short breaks, the only problem is which one will you choose?

All prices are correct at time of issue but are subject to change. Note that some of the links above contain affiliate links where I receive a small commission if a booking is made.

 

Sarah

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4* All-Inclusive Family Holiday, Algarve, 8th July, 2ad & 2ch from €2799 Inc Flights, Baggage & Transfers!

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Take the kids to the Algarve next Summer. I have stayed in the pretty resort of Alvor a few times and loved it! Check out this all inclusive family holiday to the highly rated Alvor Baia apartments.

 

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Alvor’s white sandy beach is four miles long and personally one of my favourites in the Algarve.  My kids loved it too, they played in the many rock pools and went crab hunting which occupied them for hours! There are great beach bars that cater so well for families as well as the fantastic choice you will find in the old town of Alvor. Unlike most of its neighbouring resorts, Alvor remains somewhat unspoilt. It’s small town is full of character and is filled with a wide selection of shops, bars and restaurants. The small marina is another alternative if you fancy a change of scene. The beauty of Alvor is that it is nestled between the larger and busier resorts of Praia da Rocha and Lagos so if you fancy a lively night, a short taxi ride and you are there. For more information, read my blog post on Alvor.

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I found a great deal staying in the all-inclusive Alvor Baia apartments. These four star apartments are highly rated on tripadvisor, with certificate of excellence and are a great choice for an all inclusive family holiday. Not only have they excellent facilities for families but all meals and drinks are included in the price of your stay. The pool area is huge with plenty of space for sun loungers and the apartments are very spacious too. The children will love the kids club ( open from 10am – 530pm ), kids pool and the large playground as well as the numerous sport facilities on site, including mini football, water polo and dance lessons. In fact there is a daytime activity programme as well as the nightly entertainment programme, including the all important mini disco! Adults are not forgotten with aqua aerobics, aerobics and a spa with sauna, steam room and massages available.

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Unlike many all-inclusive resorts, there is a great choice of food available. Tripadvisor reviewers comment on how good both buffet restaurants as well as the kids buffet are.  There are two bars to choose from, the Grand Bar which opens from 10am to midnight and the pool bar which is open from 10am to 11pm. The bar even serves mocktails for kids!  And if all that hasn’t sold you, there is even free WiFi 🙂 Falcon Holidays have free child places still available throughout July and August but I found the best deal on the 8th of July. Fly direct from Dublin and enjoy a seven night stay for only €2099  based on 2 adults and 1 child or €2799 based on 2 adults and 2 children.  These prices include flights, transfers, checked baggage and accommodation on an all-inclusive basis with NO HIDDEN EXTRAS! This is a traditional package holiday where you will have a Falcon Holidays representative in resort and the best part – a deposit of €75 per person will secure your booking!

 

Click here for more details: 2 adults & 1 child €2099

Click here for more details: 2 adults & 2 children €2799

 

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Prices are correct at the time of issue but are subject to change. This post was sponsored by Falcon Holidays but all views, as always, are my own.

 

Sarah

 

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A 5 Star Weekend In Marrakech, 26th April, Flights & Hotel, 3 Nights, €225!

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Are you looking for a city break with a difference?  Want to explore somewhere new?  Try a weekend in Marrakech!

 

The city of Marrakech is a feast for the senses and is a place that should be on everyone’s bucket list. Even David Beckham thought it was cool enough to celebrate his 40th birthday there – so why not give it a whirl! Temperatures are usually in the mid twentys in April so as well as exploring this unique city you can also chill out by the pool and catch some rays 😎

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Stroll through the Medina and admire the traditional private mansions or riads as they are more commonly known. These house some of Marrakech’s top hotels now and are definitely worth exploring. Go bargain hunting in the souqs and spend some time on the main square, Djemaa el-Fna. Street artists are everywhere, from snake charmers to cookery shows  – this square is the heart and soul of Marrakech. Don’t worry though, if you are craving some modernity in this old city you can explore the new town, with it’s modern shops, bars and art galleries.

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Fly from Dublin to Marrakech on the 26th of April and spend three nights in the luxurious 5* Riad le Jardin d’Abdou for only €225. This is an incredible deal – it even includes breakfast and free WiFi! Check out the reviews on tripadvisor – it is a great choice for a weekend in Marrakech. This traditional boutique hotel is situated in the medina but there are only 9 rooms so you will need to act fast……

Click here to book flights: €98pp

Click here to book hotel: €127pp

 

Sarah

Prices are correct at time of issue but are subject to change. Note that some of links in this post are affiliate links, where I receive a small commission if a booking is made.

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Top October Offers From €297 – 4 Holidays, Hand Picked With Great Reviews!

Looking to getaway before the winter creeps in? I have hand picked my top October offers from the Click&Go website with prices from €297 including flights, accommodation and transfers.

 

October is a great time to get away. The dark evenings are creeping in at home and the weather is getting cooler. Keep those sandals out for a little longer and get the last of the Summer sunshine with these great October offers. Click&Go’s new special offer search is great. You can search by  ANY sun destination, ANY city break destination or search by date, within 7 days, 14 days, a month etc. They even have the option to search any two week period from now until the end of March! They have a wide selection of special offers available but I hand picked four that I thought were particularly good value. All holidays include flights, transfers and accommodation and are based on 2 sharing 🙂

 

Algarve –  4* Estrela do Vau Apartments, €297!

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Short flights from Ireland, some of Europe’s best beaches, and some terrific restaurants, it’s not surprising the Algarve is one of our favourite holiday destinations.  I found this great deal to the pretty resort of Praia do Vau. It’s ideal location offers the advantage of being a quiet resort, but within easy access to the picturesque town of Alvor and the bustling resort of Praia da Rocha. There are numerous restaurants and bars to choose from and of course it is home to some of the best beaches in the Algarve. If you like shopping, nearby Portimao offers some of the best shops in the Algarve, there are some excellent boutiques as well as H&M, Mango and even a Primark store! When you are shopped out, enjoy a drink at the impressive marina. Home to super yachts and trendy eateries, this is the perfect place to chill out and watch the world go by. 

You will be staying in the 4* Estrela do Vau apartments.  Situated only 600 meters to the beach, with an indoor and outdoor pool, as well as a wellness centre, gym and jacuzzi,  it is not surprising this complex receives great reviews on tripadvisor. Fly from Dublin on the 18th of October with Aer Lingus and enjoy a seven night stay for only €297 per person, based on 2 sharing or only €235 based on 4 sharing. Price includes flights, transfers and a roomy 2 bedroom apartment!  

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Gran Canaria – 3* Eo Club Vistaflor Apartments, €369!

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For guaranteed sunshine, it is hard to beat the Canary Islands. I like the area of Maspalomas as it is close to the lively resort of Playa del Ingles and the upmarket resort of Meloneras, so it really offers the best of both worlds.  Complete with five star hotels, stylish shops and trendy bars Melonares is perfect for an afternoon’s shopping or some al fresco dining. Maspalomas is also home to the magnificent sand dunes, which have been declared a nature reserve and cover some 400 hectares.

I found a great deal staying in the Eo Club Visaflor apartments. These duplex style apartments are within easy access of a wide selection of restaurants and bars in Maspalomas, receive excellent reviews on tripadvisor and attract many repeat visitors. Fly from Dublin to Gran Canaria with Aer Lingus on the 18th of October and enjoy a seven night stay for only €369 per person. Price includes flights, airport transfers and accommodation.

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Corfu – 4* Ariti Grand Hotel, B&B €429; Half Board €474!

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Corfu is one of my favourite Greek islands. It has stunning scenery, a laid back atmosphere and amazing food! Each resort is better than the next, with many hideaways offering picture perfect cove beaches – it is an island that is just begging to be explored. The cost of living is so low, dining out is excellent value for money and the welcome you receive will have you wanting to come back for more.   Corfu town with its impressive fortress, has some excellent shopping and is a great place for an evening stroll. For more information on Corfu, read my blog by clicking here.

I found a great deal to the 4* Ariti Grand Hotel which is located in the pretty town of Kanoni, only four kilometres from Corfu town. With stunning sea views and a relaxed atmosphere, you also have the choice of popping into Corfu town at a moments notice. This hotel receives great reviews on tripadvisor and is great value for a October break away. Fly from Dublin with Aer Lingus on the 7th of October and enjoy a seven night stay for only €429 on a bed & breakfast basis. Upgrade to half board for an extra €45 per person! Price includes flights, airport transfers and hotel accommodation.

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Fuerteventura – 3* Globales Costa Tropical, All Inclusive Basis, €479!

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If you are a beach lover, you will love Fuerteventura – it’s that simple!  You will find picture postcard white sandy beaches – some would say as good as the Caribbean! It is less built up than the other Canary Islands, which is also part of its charm. Expect to see plenty of wind surfers and kite boarders as well as surf shops, the island has a sporty feel to it. For more information on Fuerteventura you can read my blog post by clicking here.

Click&Go have an amazing deal to the Globales Costa Topical. These are ideal for anyone looking for an all-inclusive holiday, where all meals and drinks are included in the price of your holiday. They are a popular choice with Irish holiday makers looking for a good value all-inclusive holiday and they also receive good reviews on tripadvisor! Fly from Dublin on the 19th of October and enjoy a seven night stay on an all-inclusive basis for only €479. Price includes airport transfers too!

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Remember Click&Go have many offers in October and at any time. If the above dates don’t suit you make sure you click on their special offer search for lots more great deals 🙂

 

This post was sponsored by Click&Go but all views, as always, are my own.

 

Sarah

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Weekend in Iceland, 17th February, 3 Nights, Flights & 4* Aparthotel, €373!

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Looking for a short break with a difference? Try a weekend in Iceland.

 

I went to Iceland in February of this year and I loved it. It was everything I hoped it would be and so much more! The scenery, the people, everything about the trip was amazing, even though we had crazy snow storms! We saw the Northern Lights, something that was on my bucket list for years! February is the optimum time to see them, so fingers crossed you will too. We also swam in the Blue Lagoon. Bathing in the steamy waters of the Blue Lagoon with snow all around us was something really special. In fact the whole island looked like a Winter wonderland! You can read all about my adventures in Iceland here.

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I found a great deal staying in the highly rated Room With A View Aparthotel. Situated in the heart of Reykjavik, these hotel apartments are superbly situated to enjoy all that Reykjavik has to offer. The modern interiors, spa tub, steam room, rooftop terrace and free WiFi have made them very popular with guests.  Fly from Dublin with WOW air on the 17th of February and enjoy a three night stay for only €373 per person.

 

Click here to book flight: €130pp

Click here to book Aparthotel  €243pp

Prices are correct at time of issue but are subject to change. Note that some of the links in this post are affiliate links, where I receive a small commission if a booking is made.

 

Sarah

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