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 Lake Garda SuperSaver Holiday – 7 Nights 3* from €449

If you are considering a holiday that combines rich culture and stunning scenery, then look no further than this Lake Garda SuperSaver Holiday with Travel Department. Situated beneath the striking backdrop of the Dolomite Mountains in Northern Italy, Lake Garda is famous for its Mediterranean climate, blue waters, abundant vegetation and attractive villas and gardens.

Upon arrival in Italy, you will be met at the airport by our local representative who will accompany you to your hotel, share some information about the area and suggest activities for you to enjoy in the vicinity. Staying in the picturesque lakeside town of Malcesine for one week, you will be perfectly placed to absorb the beauty of the region. The town’s main attraction is the medieval Castello Scaligero, a battlemented fortress which is now open to the public as a museum. You may also choose to visit the impressive Palazzo dei Capitani on the lake shore, explore the abundance of local shops and cafés, take on one of the many hill walking trails nearby, or simply relax and enjoy the wonderful view from your hotel’s sun terrace.

Departing on March 29th or 31st, this seven night holiday includes return flights from Dublin to Milan, airport transfers and B&B accommodation in the 3* Hotel Lago di Garda in Malcesine. Prices start from only €449 per person sharing. For more information or to book, call 01 637 1600 or visit www.traveldepartment.ie.

European and North American deals from Aer Lingus

The latest Aer Lingus deals include Shannon and Dublin to New York for €245, Shannon to Boston from €245 and Dublin to Boston for €265, Dublin to Toronto from €245, Washington from €285, Chicago from €295, the new Los Angeles route, €299, Orlandon €305, San Francisco €365.
European deals include – travel between 1 April and 31 May – Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Dussldorf from €29.99; Hamburg, Madrid Milan, Barcelona, Lisbon from €39.99; Berlin and Rome from €44.99.
Aer Lingus Regional will recommence its Shannon-Edinburgh service from 28th March
For further information visit www.aerlingus.com

 

Budget Travel Mediterranean and Caribbean cruise offers

caribbeanOffer: 10 nights from €1345, cruising the Mediterranean, visiting Barcelona, the French Riveria and Athens, departing on the Jewel of the Seas on 13th May
Cruise the Greek Isles and visit Venice, Athens, and, among other destinations Corfu on The Vision of the Seas, €1359, departing on 18th June.
Cruise the Western Caribbean for 7 nights on Freedom of the Seas departing 28th August for €1459. Head for the islands south of Florida and for Mexico’s Caribbean coast.
Visit the Eastern Caribbean for 7 nights for €1735, departing on departing on 3rd September . Sail from Fort Lauderdale, Florida and visit St Maarten, Puerto Rico, Haiti
For further information contact:
Budget Travel, 29 Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1.
www.budgettravel.ie

 

Easter getaways with Gohop.ie

Make the most of your Easter break this year with a European getaway with GoHop.ie
From the beautifully golden beaches of Portugal, to the spectacular natural scenery of Malta or the cultural wonder of Budapest.If you’re looking for an exciting few days away head to Spain and take in the sights and sounds of Barcelona or Madrid, both rich in culture and history.

Spend 7 nights in the Algarve from only €183pp.
Price includes: Return flights ex. Shannon, 7 nights’ accommodation on a self-catering basis, taxes and charges. Travel: 27th March 2016

Spend 4 nights in Budapest from only €229pp.
Price includes: Return flights ex. Dublin, 4 nights’ accommodation on a room-only basis, taxes and charges. Travel: 21st March 2016

Spend 6 nights in Malta from only €257pp.
Price includes: Return flights ex. Dublin, 6 nights’ accommodation on a room-only basis, taxes and charges. Travel: 27th March 2016

Spend 5 nights in Barcelona from only €319pp.
Price includes: Return flights ex. Dublin, 5 nights’ accommodation on a room-only basis, taxes and charges.
Travel: 27th March 201
For more Easter holiday offers visit the GoHop.ie website or call GoHop.ie on 01-2412389.

 

Topflight five day sun holiday sale

Topflight have kicked off their 5 Day Sun Holiday Sale where you can save over €300 per person on selected holidays . There are discounts across every resort and every date!
Here’s are some of the offers:

Lanzarote – 26th March (Easter Getaway), 2* Puerto Carmen Apts, S/C was €599 now €449pps
Lanzarote – 7th May, 4* Hotel Los Fariones, B&B was €857 now €729pps
Algarve – 7th May, 5* Pine Cliffs Resort, S/C was €1019 now €716pps
Algarve – 14th May, 5* Victoria Residences, S/C was €699 now €569pps
Madeira – 12th May, 3* Dorisol Mimosa, B&B was €629 now €449pps
Italy, Lake Garda – 7th May, 4* Bella Italia Bungalows, S/C was €609 now €399pps
Italy, Adriatic Riviera – 10th September, 3* Hotel Senior, H/B was €699 now €589pps
Italy, Sicily – 11th June, 4* Hotel Ariston, B&B was €1029 now €899pps
Italy, Sorrento – 7th May, 4* Hotel Bristol, H/B was €1149 now €949pps

All prices include return flights, airport transfers, 7 nights accommodation, taxes and unrivalled customer service.

For more information on all of the Topflight Sun Holiday Sale offers and much more call Topflight on 01 240 1700, see www.topflight.ie or visit your local travel agent.

 

Tailor-made luxury hotel holidays from Classic Collection

Tailor-made, luxury hotel holidays to all your favourite destinations from any Irish Airport is what’s on offer from newly arrived Classic Collection Holidays for summer 2016.
Classic Collection has announced its arrival to the Irish market with the launch of its 228 page brochure which showcases nearly 200, luxury 4 and 5 star hotels in mainland Spain, Majorca, Ibiza, Menorca, the Canary Islands, Portugal’s Algarve and Lisbon Coasts, Italy, Croatia, Malta, Madeira, Corfu, Rhodes, Crete and Turkey. Many of Classic Collection’s featured hotels will be familiar to the discerning Irish holidaymaker and will appeal to couples and families alike.
Classic Collection Holidays key features include:

• Flights from all Irish Airports
• Any day, any duration, any airline
• 20kg luggage allowance
• Private in resort transfers
• Free Dublin Airport Lounge access for bookings made before the end of February
• Full services of in resort staff

Golf courses, sandy beaches and the Ria Formosa Nature reserve are on the doorstep of the 5* Ria Park Hotel & Spa in Vale do Lobo, Algarve where 7 nights start from €1038 per person during May. Lush sub-tropical gardens, the beach and oceanfront, plus a fine selection of restaurants and bars, await at the 5* deluxe Gran Hotel Bahia del Duque Resort on Tenerife’s delightful Costa Adeje; per person prices start from €1610 in October. Whilst on Italy’s stunning Amalfi Coast, the elegant and sophisticated 5* superior luxury Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria overlooks Vesuvius and the Bay of Naples from within 2 hectares of private gardens in the heart of Sorrento, where 7 nights per person starts from €2098 in April. (Prices based on 2 sharing on bed & breakfast basis and include return flights from Dublin and private transfers)

Contact Classic Collection, 3-4 Merrion Place, Dublin 2. Tel: (01) 5413000
Email: mcdonellniall1@gmail.com

 

Abbey Travel offer two match Euro 2016 package

Abbey Travel is offering a 2 match package for the games with Belgium in Bordeaux on 18th June and Italy in Lille on 22nd June with prices from €1499 per person. Package includes flights, airport transfers, 3 nights accommodation in Bordeaux, internal travel from Bordeaux to Lille, 3 nights accommodation in Lille and Abbey Travel rep service.
As the official travel partner of the FAI Abbey Travel is the only Irish travel agency that can offer a money back guarantee if clients do not secure match tickets through UEFA.

For up to date information call Abbey Travel Sports on 01 804 7102, email sports@abbeytravel.ie or visit www.abbeytravel.ie

 

City Break in Rome, 7 nights, 31st March from €344 pps

J Barter Travel are offering an attractive package to Rome at the end of March.
Aside from the architecture, Rome is a dream for art-lovers with world-class museums, Byzantine mosaics and Renaissance frescoes. Couples Deal: 4* Mercure Roma West Hotel, ex Dublin from €344 pp
Contact J Barter Travel, 92 Patricks Street, Cork.
Tel:(021) 4851700. Email:info@travelnet.ie

 

Many Mexico options from Travelmood

Travelmood have many holiday options for rest and relentless fun making Mexico the perfect destination for couples that want a bit of everything.

Spend 7 nights at the 5* Secrets Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort from only €1899pp.
Price includes: Return flights ex. Dublin, 7 nights’ accommodation on an all-inclusive basis, return airport transfers, taxes and charges.]
Travel: September 2016

Spend 7 nights at the 4* Occidental Grand Xcaret from only €1099pp.
Price includes: Return flights ex. Dublin, 7 nights’ accommodation on an all-inclusive basis, return airport transfers, taxes and charges.
Travel: May 2016

Spend 7 nights at the 4* Riu Cancun from only €1539pp.
Price includes: Return flights ex. Dublin, 7 nights’ accommodation on an all-inclusive basis, return airport transfers, taxes and charges.
Travel: July 2016

Spend 10 nights at the 5* Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa from only €1929pp.
Price includes: Return flights ex. Dublin, 10 nights’ accommodation on an all-inclusive basis, return airport transfers, taxes and charges.
Travel: July 2016
For more information or to book visit www.travelmood.ie, or call their team on 01 4331063 or visit the Travelmood store on Duke Street, Dublin 2, just off Grafton Street.

 

SAS direct flights from Dublin to Copenhagen

As for selling points, Denmark has many, including mouth-watering cuisine, fascinating culture and award-winning public transport.
SAS, who celebrate 50 years in Ireland this April, offer direct flights from Dublin to Copenhagen 7 days a week from just €39pp one-way including taxes and charges.

 

Book your flights with Scandinavian Airlines on www.flysas.ie

John Galligan Travel Cuba Trip
John Galligan Travel have announced a special group departure to Havana and Varadero. Departs Dublin on 20 April, staying 4 nights in the 4-star Melia Havana (B&B), followed by 6 nights at the 4-star Melia Varadero on All-Inclusive basis. Flights, transfers, Havana city tour and accommodation as specified for €1,999 plus taxes €219.00.
More information from John Galligan Travel at (01) 20176555

Short break specialist SuperBreak enters Irish market

UK short break specialist SuperBreak has launched has entered the Irish market and has launched an extensive catalogue of what it is offering. It offers a great range of destinations in Ireland, Britain, Europe and beyond. It specialises in creating flexible holidays combining a huge selection of travel and hotel plus sightseeing and entertainment extras.
SuperBreak is also a ticket agent for events in Ireland, Britain and beyond. It also has access to 5,000 3 to 5 star hotels.
For more information visit www.superbreak.ie

 

Austria, Italy, Slovenia from Crystal Summer

From the dizzying heights of Mont Blanc, Europe’s highest peak, to the gentle lakeside promenades of Lake Garda, walking in Europe has never been so accessible.
Austria – Depart 1st June 2016
Spend 7 nights in the Mayrhofen Guesthouses, on a b&b basis, from €504pp (based on 4 sharing)
Italy – Depart 3rd September 2016
Spend 7 nights in Residence Posta, on a self-catering basis, from €677pp (based on 4 sharing)
Slovenia – Depart 1st June 2016
Spend 7 nights in the Hotel Kompas, on a half-board basis, from €612pp (based on 4 sharing)
To book your holiday now or to order a brochure call (01) 673 3839, visit www.crystalsummer.ie or contact your local travel agent.

 

Sicily in depth 8 day escorted tour

scilitry
Departs 30 September 2016, from only €1553pps, not including flights
• Syracuse: walk through the Paradise Quarry gardens, listen to the acoustics in the mysterious ear of Dionysius and visit the Greek amphitheatre.
• Agrigento: crowning a ridge at the Valley of the Temples are the magnificent remains of the Greek colony Akragas. Join your Local Expert for a walk to the Temples of Juno, Concorde and Hercules, some of the best preserved Greek temples in the world.
• Monreale: the sombre exterior of the cathedral at Monreale gives away few clues to the riches inside. Step into a world where the walls glitter with 12th centurmosaics,the best of their kind in the world.
• Taormina: set on a cliff, open to the sky, take your seats in the ancient Greek Theatre and enjoy the view through the crumbling arches to snowy Mount Etna with a Local Expert.
ADDITIONAL FIVE STAR SERVICES
• An expert Insight Tour Director, at the pinnacles of their careers, will smooth your way throughout your journey. They are your ‘travelling concierges’, expert guides, consummate organisers and friends in a foreign land.
• Enjoy the unique comfort of Insight’s luxury air-conditioned 40 seat coach with extended leg room and on-board restroom. It’s business class comfort.
• Personal radio headsets, gives you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights without missing any of your local expert’s fascinating insights and commentaries.
• Baggage handling everywhere, with seamless and prompt delivery to your door at every hotel. Hotel and restaurant tips included – you’ll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. Plus we include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
• Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel WiFi.
• Insight Flourishes – from time to time, your Tour Director will enchant you with local titbits, each representing authentic food or beverages unique to the destination.
• Airport transfers at scheduled times on the first and last day of your escorted journey.

Contact: The Travel Corporation, 27 Merrion Square, Dublin 2
Phone: +353 1 775 3805 | Res: 1800 98 98 98. Email: lainey.quinn@bookttcie.com

 

New range of Topflight ‘Stay and explore’ holidays

Topflight have launched a range of Stay & Explore Holidays in Italy, Austria and Madeira. These holidays operate throughout the season from April to October.

For example, Topflight’s Stay & Explore Tuscany includes three organised days of excursions allowing you to see the very best of Tuscany. You will have the time to relax and unwind under the Tuscan sun, staying in Montecatini Terme, a resort famed for its spa heritage. During your Topflight Stay & Explore holiday, you will visit the wonderful Tuscan cities of Florence, Lucca, Pisa, San Gimignano and Siena and of course a little wine tasting en route!

With Topflight’s Stay & Explore Sorrento, rest assured that you will see the most important sights in both Sorrento and the surrounding areas. You will get to appreciate the stunning panoramic views of the Amalfi coast, regarded as one of the most romantic coastlines in Europe and enjoy a night of musical indulgence at the well regarded Sorrento Musical. You will also experience an expertly guided tour of Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius.

Italy
Stay & Explore Lido di Jesolo, Venetian Riviera from €769pps
Stay & Explore Sorrento from €839pps
Stay & Explore Puglia from €849pps
Stay & Explore Tuscany from €859pps
Stay & Explore Sicily fr0m €869pps
Stay & Explore North Lake Garda from €949pps
Stay & Explore Lake Como from €979pps
Stay & Explore South Lake Garda from €1069pps

Austria
Stay & Explore St Johann in Tirol from €899pps

Madeira
Stay & Explore Madeira from €799pps
To book visit www.topflight.ie, call Topflight on 01 240 1700 or visit your local travel agent

 

Exotic destinations from Travelmood

With so much to discover around the world, there is no need to stick so close to home in 2016, thanks to Travelmood, the worldwide holiday specialists.

Sri Lanka
Spend 9 nights in the 4* Avani Kalutara Resort from only €989pp.
Price includes: Return flights ex. Dublin with Emirates, 9 nights’ accommodation on a half-board basis, return transfers, taxes and charges. Based on two people sharing. Travel June 2016

Maldives
Spend 7 nights in the 4* Reethi Beach Island Resort & Spa from only €1399pp.
Price includes: Return flights ex. Dublin with Emirates, 7 nights’ accommodation on a half-board basis, one free night and rate reduction, return transfers, taxes and charges. Based on two people sharing. Travel: May 2016

Mauritius
Spend 10 nights in the 4* Preskil Beach Resort from only €1429pp. Price includes return flights ex. Dublin with Emirates, 10 nights’ accommodation on a B&B basis, 20% early booking offer, return transfers, taxes and charges. Based on two people sharing.
Travel: June 2016

Dubai
Spend 5 nights in the 5* Amwaj Rotana from only €869pp.
Price includes: Return flights ex. Dublin, 5 nights’ accommodation on a B&B basis, 20% early booking offer, return transfers, taxes and charges. Based on two people sharing.
Travel: May 2016
For more information or to book visit www.travelmood.ie, or call their dedicated and experienced team on 01 4331063 or visit the Travelmood store on Duke Street, Dublin 2, just off Grafton Street.

Cote d’Azur for memorable golf on the Mediterranean

The Cote d’Azur region of France boasts some exceptional golf courses, and the 4-star Mimozas Resort near Cannes is ideally located for you to explore them all.
With prices for a 3 night stay in April beginning at just €357.60, it’s the ideal time to play a round in the glorious spring sunshine.
Closest to the resort is the Old Course in Mandelieu – La Napoule. In fact, it’s adjacent to Mimozas Resort, with the clubhouse a 2 minute drive away. Guests at Mimozas Resort have the option of rooms with balconies overlooking this beautiful course.
Founded by Grand Duke Michael of Russia in 1891, and modelled on St Andrews, it was the first golf course under Mediterannean skies. It’s your chance to play a round in the footsteps of royalty. Mimozas Resort is proud to count the Old Course as one of its partner golf courses and as such can offer discounted rates for its guests, with 18 holes starting from as little as €69 per person, with club and clothing hire available.
A little further afield is the Barbossi Riviera Golf Course, a ten minute drive from Mimozas Resort. Renowned for its breath-taking views of the Esterel route along the coast, Barbossi Riviera Golf Course is also partnered with Mimozas Resort and offers discounts on their usual €98 per 18 holes rate for guests.
Mimozas Resort’s third partner golf course is the Grande Bastide Golf Course, 30 minutes away by car but well worth the journey. One of the most famous courses on the Cote d’Azur, you might find it hard to focus on your game with incredible views of Grasse everywhere you look. Prices for 18 holes on this course start from just €42.
The Provençale style buildings at Mimozas Resort feature 1, 2 and 3 bed fully air conditioned apartments. Along with a fully equipped kitchen, the apartments come with your own private balcony overlooking either the lake or the Old Golf Course, a separate sitting rooms with tv and dvd player and all the comforts of home including free wifi.
Visit www.mimozasresort.com to book your golf getaway now!

 

Great deals from Crystal Al Fresco and Irish Ferries

Crystal Al Fresco and Irish Ferries have teamed up to bring you some fantastic summer packages.
Travel to France this summer and enjoy sunshine-filled days in well-known parks which have amenities and activities to keep both kids and adults happy… See below for a selection of current offers:

Champagne – depart 7th June from Rosslare
• 10 night stay in La Croix de Vieux Pont
• From only €1399 per family of 4
• Price based on a 4 bed cabin on an overnight sailing and a 2 bedroom Rossini mobile home
Vendee – depart 17th June from Rosslare
• Includes 8 night stay Le Clary’s Plage
• From only €1569 per family of 4
• Price based on a 4 bed cabin on an overnight sailing and a 2 bedroom Rossini mobile home
To book your holiday or to order a brochure call (01) 433 1056 or visit www.crystalalfresco.ie

 

Poland, Italy’s Riveria, Budapest & Vienna with Travel Solutions

Highlights of Central Europe ~ Krakow, Budapest & Vienna – fly direct from Belfast

8 Days – Departing Tuesdays 10th May & 6 September 2016

From £799 per person sharing

Our Highlights of Central Europe tour visits Krakow, Budapest and Vienna. Krakow with its old-world ambiance and charm is the prettiest of Poland’s main cities, the former Polish capital’s atmospheric Old Town and Kazimierz’s streets in the Jewish district are crammed with exciting galleries, cafes, pubs and restaurants. Budapest is a city not to miss, straddling the Danube River, with the Buda Hills to the west and the Great Plain to the east, Budapest is a gem of a city to see. Vienna packed with its imperial history and at the same time it has exciting contemporary museums, and many quiet corners to explore. With a guided tour in each destination and free time you will enjoy all three cities and all they have to offer.
Price includes:

  • Return flights from Belfast International to Krakow with easyJet
  • Airport taxes and security charges
  • One piece of checked in baggage 20kgs
  • Private coaching throughout
  • Continental buffet Breakfast
  • 3 nights’ accommodation at the 4* Unicus Hotel, Krakow
  • 2 nights’ accommodation at the 4* Ananas Hotel, Vienna
  • 2 nights’ accommodation at the 4* Hotel President, Budapest
  • Walking tours of Krakow, Budapest & Vienna
  • Visit to Brno the second largest city in the Czech Republic
  • Visit to Bratislava the capital of Slovakia
  • Visit to Košice European Capital of Culture 2013
  • Services of an experienced Travel Solutions tour manager

 Supplements:

  • Single Supplement – £239 per person

 

Italy’s Riviera – flying direct from Belfast

8 Days – Departing Tuesday 31 May 2016

From £799 per person sharing

This beautiful coastline attracts visitors for many reasons, picturesque fishing villages, inviting sandy beaches. The beautiful resort of Diano Marina, backed by the Maritime Alps on the Italian Riviera, has long been a holiday favourite thanks to its pleasant climate and golden, sandy beach. Explore pretty villages and stunning coastline on this tour. You will enjoy full day’s tours to Santa Margherita with a boat trip to beautiful Portofino, the wonderful market of Ventimiglia and later to Isolabona for some local produce and wine tasting. A visit to this region would not be complete without visiting Monte Carlo.

Price includes:

• Return flights from Belfast International too Nice with easyJet
• Airport taxes and security charges
• One piece of checked in baggage 20kg, plus carry-on luggage
• Return airport transfers
• 7 nights’ accommodation at the 3* Hotel Golfo e Palme, Diano Marina
• Private beach with sunbeds
• Welcome and farewell drink
• Italian style buffet breakfast and 4 course evening meals
• Full day guided tour to Santa Margherita and Portofino
• Full day guided tour to Ventimiglia, Isolabona and Dolceacqua
• Full day guided tour to Monaco and Monte Carlo
• Services of an experienced Travel Solutions tour manager

Supplements:

• Single Supplement – £140 per person

 

A Taste of Poland – fly direct from Belfast

6 Days – Departing Thursdays, 23 June & 1 September 2016

 From £649 per person sharing      

The perfect opportunity to discover Poland, a country with over a thousand years of tradition and a turbulent history which may be traced through its various historic, religious, industrial and architectural monuments and relics. A Taste of Poland will discover a unique country with an unquenchable spirit. Poland is a fascinating mix of historic yet dynamic cities, and unspoilt countryside. You will visit some of the biggest highlights in Poland the fabulous Wieliczka Salt Mine, magic Krakow and of course Auschwitz which has grown to be a global symbol, wander round the captivating Old Town of Krakow, a royal capital for 500 years, and admire soaring Gothic and Renaissance architecture.

Price includes:

  • Return flights from Belfast International to Krakow with easyJet
  • Airport taxes and security charges
  • One piece of checked in baggage 20kg
  • Coach transfers throughout
  • 5 nights’ accommodation at the 4* Hotel Puro, Krakow
  • Buffet breakfast
  • 4 hour guided walking tour of Krakow
  • Entry to the Royal Chambers in Wawel Castle, Wawel Cathedral & St. Mary’s Church
  • Entry & guided tour of Auschwitz
  • Entry & guided tour of Wieliczka Salt Mines
  • Services of an experienced Travel Solutions tour manager

Supplements:

  • Single Supplement – £135 per person

To book call 028 9045 5030 (IRL – 048 9045 5030)

www.travel-solutions.co.uk

 

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