RTÉ Travel's Ed Leahy rounds up the best late deals and holiday offers.
Lake District Offer from the Travel Department
Depart September 3 from Dublin to Manchester with Aer Lingus. Transfer on arrival to spend 4 nights in the 3* Keswick Country House Hotel in Keswick on a half-board basis. Enjoy a full day guided tour of the Lake District to include Grasmere, Ambleside, Coniston Water and Kendal. Experience an excursion into Scotland to visit Gretna Green, including its famous Blacksmith's Shop, before travelling onwards into the Borders countryside to the picturesque towns of Dumfries and Moffat. Finally enjoy a guided excursion to the Yorkshire Dales including the Aysgarth Falls and the market towns of Hawes and Richmond. Cost: €619 including taxes. For more information, visit: www.thetraveldepartment.ie or call: (01) 637 1600.
SAS Scandinavian Seat Sale
Scandinavian Airlines has just announced details of its latest seat sale on fares to Scandinavia, with prices starting from as little as €62 one-way. Guaranteed comfortable flying conditions with SAS, you will be treated to complimentary tea and coffee and newspapers on-board. And when flying with SAS, you will not be caught out by any hidden charges or fees, as SAS' fares include taxes and all other charges. SAS flies direct from Dublin to Copenhagen twice daily, from Dublin to Oslo daily and from Dublin to Stockholm four times a week.
Choose from one of the following fares:
Dublin to Copenhagen: €62 one-way
Dublin to Oslo: €64 one-way
Dublin to Stockholm: €67 one-way
For more information, visit: www.flysas.com.
Aer Lingus Announces New Car Parking Options
Aer Lingus has teamed up with the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) to offer its customers Long Term and Short Term parking options at Dublin Airport. The Holiday Long Term Blue Car Park is €4.95 per day or part thereof. Short Term Car Parks start from €9.50 per day or part thereof when booked online. Located just a 2-4 minute walk from T2 and a 6-8 minute walk from T1, this is an ideal option for business travellers. For more information, visit: www.aerlingusparking.com.
Algarve Offer from Sunway Holidays
Five-star Algarve Casino Hotel August 25, 7 nights for €799pp
Situated on the beach of Praia da Rocha, the Hotel Algarve Casino boasts an enviable location offering total relaxation and comfort. Recently renovated, there are numerous facilities to choose from including the well known Casino. Price includes flights, transfers, B&B accommodation for 7 nights, free baggage allowance, resort representative service and all taxes. For more information, visit: www.sunway.ie or call: (01) 288 6828.
Enjoy the End of Summer at the Stormont Hotel
With the summer holidays ending soon and the kids going back to school, why not take the opportunity to treat yourself to a short break in Belfast and enjoy an overnight stay in the 4-star Stormont Hotel for only £65pps. Guests will enjoy luxury accommodation, dinner in La Scala Bistro and a full Irish breakfast the following morning. For more information, call: +44 28 9065 1066 or go to: www.hastingshotels.com.
Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Cavan
Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann has returned to Cavan Town for the third year in a row and runs until Monday August 20. Thousands of musicians have descended on the streets of Cavan to take part in Ireland's greatest celebration of traditional music culture and fringe arts events. Cavan 2012 presents the most exciting Fleadh to date with an extended 10-day programme featuring some of the best known performers in Irish traditional music including Clannad, Altan, Sharon Shannon Accordion and 40 piece Irish Orchestra and The Fureys and Davey Arthur. For more information, visit: www.fleadhcheoil.ie.
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