RTÉ Travel's Ed Leahy rounds up the best late deals and holiday offers.
August Sunshine Deals from Cassidy Travel
Cassidy Travel currently have some late offers for the month of August based on one week self catering for 2 people sharing
2 Aug Portugal from €569
3 Aug Corfu – from €499
8 Aug Majorca from €575
12 Aug Crete from €419
17 Aug Zante from €629
25 Aug Gran Canaria from €493
26 Aug Cyprus from €639
For more information, call 0818 332800.
Joe Walsh Tours Lisbon Coast Deals
Joe Walsh Tours have just released 3 new departures for 4* Hotel Costa de Caparica on the Lisbon Coast, 7 Nights, b&b basis, sea view rooms
Departure dates: 14, 23, 30 August, from €499pp + tax
Price includes: Direct return flights to Lisbon, Portugal, return airport transfers by luxury air-conditioned coach, 7 nights' accommodation in the 4* Costa da Caparica Hotel including daily breakfast, assistance of a Joe Walsh Tours representative at airports and one standard piece of check-in luggage subject to airline's conditions. Price is exclusive of airport taxes and charges totalling €75 per person.
For more information, call 01 241-0800 or visit www.joewalshtours.ie.
Travel Department Sunshine Offers
Depart 14 October from Dublin to Funchal with SATA. Transfer on arrival to spend 7 nights at the 4* Hotel Girassol in Funchal on a half board basis. Cost: €879 incl. tax
Lake Garda, Venice & Verona
Depart 2nd August from Dublin to Milan Linate with Aer Lingus. Transfer on arrival to spend 7 nights at the 3* Hotel Gardesana in Riva Del Garda on a half board basis. Cost: €799 incl. tax
For more information, visit www.thetraveldepartment.ie or call 01 637 1600.
World’s Best New Hotels from Trailfinders
Conde Nast International's annual Hot List highlights exceptional new hotels which only opened last year. Trailfinders has some of these hotels on their books and here are five great value packages to choose from.
5+ star The Ritz-Carlton Toronto, Canada, 3 nights from €859
Includes flights from Dublin or Cork to Toronto with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, all taxes and charges & a FREE room upgrade to a Deluxe Lake View Room.
5-star Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Dubai, UAE, 4 nights from €1049
Includes flights from Dublin to Dubai with Etihad Airways, all taxes and charges, daily breakfast & a room discount, saving €350 per person. Trailfinders clients also receive FREE unlimited access to Wild Wadi Water Park.
5-star Boutique Casa De La Flora, Khao Lak, Thailand, 8 nights from €1569
Includes flights from Dublin to Phuket with Etihad Airways, all taxes and charges, transfers, daily breakfast, accommodation in a 70m2 Studio Pool Villa with private plunge pool, 4 FREE nights plus a further room discount, saving €810 per person. Trailfinders clients also receive 2 FREE set dinners for 2 at La Aranya Restaurant.
5+ star Raffles Praslin Seychelles, 7 nights from €2499
Includes flights from Dublin to Praslin with Etihad Airways, all taxes and charges, transfers, daily breakfast, accommodation in a 125m2 Hillside Pool Villa with private plunge pool, 2 FREE nights plus a further room discount, saving €1050 per person.
5-star Six Senses Laamu, Maldives, 7 nights from €2749
Includes flights from Dublin to Male with Emirates, all taxes and charges, flight & boat transfers, accommodation in a 108m2 Lagoon Water Villa, a FREE night, further room discount & FREE half board (breakfast & dinner), saving €1050 per person.
For more information, call 01 677 7888/ 021 464 8800 or visit www.trailfinders.ie
Lord of the Dance Break in Killarney
Lord of the Dance is staging its only Irish performance this year exclusively at the INEC Killarney. This spectacular show will run for six dates only, from Tuesday 24 July until Sunday 29 July.
Created and directed by Michael Flatley, Lord of the Dance continues on the recent international success of Irish dancing and the uplifting story is inspired by the classic tale of good versus evil. Quickly establishing itself as the number one dance spectacular in the world, the magic of the show continues to capture imaginations all over the globe.
Why not make it a family night away and stay overnight at the stunning Gleneagle Hotel Killarney for only €265 for bed and breakfast and tickets to the show for two adults and two children or €190 for tickets and an overnight stay for two people.
For more information, call 064 6671555 or visit www.inec.ie and www.gleneaglehotel.com.
North Coast Break to Ballygally Castle
Escape to the coast for a charming castle retreat in the 4-star Ballygally Castle and enjoy overnight accommodation and evening main course in the exquisite Garden Restaurant from only £80 per couple.
This enchanting hotel is regarded as one of the most luxurious hotels in Antrim and is full of character and charm boasting 44 beautiful bedrooms and many of the castle's original features including the renowned ‘Ghost Room’.
The famous Glens of Antrim and the Giant's Causeway are located close to the hotel and the superb scenery can be enjoyed from many coastal and glen walks.
For more information, visit www.hastingshotels.com/ballygally-castle or call +44 48 2858 1066.
Thomson Sunshine Offers
July 29, Cyprus, Brilliant Apts., Protaras, 4T, 7 nights self catering, 2 sharing from €850pp
July 29, Crete, Hotel Aquis Silva Beach, Hersonissos, 4T, 7 nights Half Board, 2 sharing from €955pp
Aug 11, Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria Princess, Playa del Ingles, 4T, 7 nights All Inclusive, 2 sharing from €940pp
July 31, Majorca, Sol Magaluf Park, Magaluf, 4T, 7 nights Half Board, 2 sharing from €760pp
For more information, visit, www.thomsonholidays.ie or call 1850 45 35.
Falcon Sunshine Offers
Aug 02, Lanzarote, Rosamar Apts., Puerto del Carmen, 3 Falcons, 7 nights, 2 sharing from €590pp
Aug 02, Algarve, Prainha Clube, Alvor, 3 Falcon, 7 nights, 2 sharing from €819pp
Aug 11, Gran Canaria, Greenfield Apts., Playa del Ingles, 3 Falcons, 7 nights, 2 sharing from €620pp
Aug 19, Costa del Sol, Myramar Fuengirola Apts., Funegirola, 3 Falcon, 7 nights, 2 sharing from €778pp
Aug 03, Costa Dorada, International II Apartments, Salou, 2 Falcons, 7 nights, 2 sharing from €620pp
For more information, visit www.falconholidays.ie or call 1850 45 35 45.
Croatia & Montenegro Offers from Concorde Travel
Concorde Travel have just released a host of deals to Croatia and Montenegro for August. Spend your summer holiday exploring the UNESCO city of Dubrovnik or strolling along the mile-long beaches of Montenegro. Departing on 8 August for 7 nights
3* Slovenska Plaza, in Budva, on a self-catering basis, based on 4 sharing a 1 bed apartment, was €634, now €534
4* Hotel Max Prestige, in Budva, on a b&b basis, was €874, now €774
5* Hotel Croatia, in Cavtat, on a b&b basis, was €1024, now €924
Price includes: Direct return flights from Dublin to Dubrovnik and return airport transfers
For more information, visit www.concordetravel.ie or call (01) 775 9300.