Tadhg Peavoy rounds up the best late deals and holiday offers.

Head up North with Hotels.com

If you're looking for a weekend break away, then Derry is an ideal location.

The city recently placed fourth in Lonely Planet's Top 10 Cities for 2013, and has already been named the UK's City of Culture for 2013, so there is plenty of good noise being made about the city at the moment.

Visitors can enjoy the city's picturesque riverside setting, several fascinating historical sites, and a number of museums, galleries and theatres, as well as a thriving musical and literary scene.

Where to Stay in Derry:
Hotels.com
is offering some great deals on hotels in Derry.

The City Hotel Derry: The four-star City Hotel Derry is perched on the banks of the River Foyle and is within walking distance of the Harbour Museum, Tower Museum, Museum of Free Derry and the Bloody Sunday Memorial. Prices start from €68 per room per night.

Tower Hotel: This four-star hotel is situated in Derry's walls and is close to the Diamond, the Craft Village and the Apprentice Boys' Memorial Hall. Prices start from €73 per room per night.

Ramada Da Vinci's Hotel: The three-star Ramada Da Vinci's Hotel is located on the river walk and is close to Magee College, Tower Museum, Museum of Free Derry and the Bloody Sunday Memorial. Prices start from €62 per room per night.

Go with the Flow - Three Great River Cruises
From the mighty Mekong, to the wonders of the Nile, Trailfinders has some fantastic river cruise holidays where incredible scenery changes outside your window every day. The three below are just a taste of what's on offer.
www.trailfinders.ie

Seven-night Nile Cruise on MS Sun Ray: from €1,579. Luxor, Esna, Aswan, Valley of the Kings and Queens, Philae Temple.
Visit some of the world's most spectacular ancient sites on this seven-night cruise, giving you the chance to explore the rich history of the famous River Nile. This Nile cruise includes an onboard Egyptologist and guided excursions to Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, Luxor Temple, Karnak Temple, Kom Ombo, High Dam and Philae Temple. Price includes flights from Dublin to Luxor with Lufthansa and Egyptian Airlines.

Seven-night Mekong River Cruise - Vietnam to Cambodia: from €2,559.
Unforgettable Mekong experience, stunning scenery, a wide range of excursions, and an insight into riverside life; a journey through Vietnam and Cambodia on one of the world's great rivers and its tributaries. Travel through the Mekong Delta region of southern Vietnam and into Cambodia, stopping en route at the capital Phnom Penh, before continuing to Siem Reap, gateway to the magnificent temple complex of Angkor. Price includes flights from Dublin, Cork or Shannon to Ho Chi Minh City, returning from Siem Reap with Malaysia Airlines.

Seven-Night Magic of the Yangtze: from €2,949.
Yangtze River cruise, scenic Three Gorges, Great Wall and Forbidden City, Terracotta Army and Cosmopolitan Shanghai. This classic cruise sails through the Three Gorges where the vertical cliffs rise dramatically from the water. Combined with the most popular sights of Beijing, Xian and Shanghai, this is a once in a lifetime trip that you will never forget. Price includes flights from Dublin to Beijing, returning from Shanghai with Air France.

This week, ClickandGo.com has some great winter pre-Christmas sun deals in the Canaries, Christmas Market offers and total luxury sun deals.

Winter Pre-Christmas Sun
Fuerteventura – Caleta de Fuste

Departing November 20 and 27 and December 4 and 11 from Dublin to Fuerteventura with Aer Lingus. Enjoy a 7-night stay in the 3* Suite Hotel Castillo de Elba in Caleta de Fuste on a self-catering basis.
€329pp based on 2 people sharing.

Departing November 27 and December 4 and 11 from Dublin to Fuerteventura with Aer Lingus. Enjoy a 7-night stay in the 4* Elba Carlota Beach in Caleta de Fuste on a half-board basis.
€499pp based on 2 people sharing.

Lanzarote – Puerto del Carmen
Departing November 29 and December 3, 5, 6 and 10 from Dublin to Arrecife with Aer Lingus. Enjoy a 7-night stay in the 2 key San Francisco Park in Puerto del Carmen on a self-catering basis.
€359pp based on 2 people sharing.

Departing November 29 and December 3, 6, 10, 12 and 13 from Dublin to Arrecife with Aer Lingus. Enjoy a 7-night stay in the 4* Beatriz Playa & Spa in Puerto del Carmen on a half-board basis.
€499pp based on 2 people sharing.

Gran Canaria – Puerto Rico
Departing November 20, 22 and 29 and December 4, 11 and 13 from Dublin to Las Palmas with Aer Lingus. Enjoy a 7-night stay in the 1 key Mayaguez in Puerto Rico on a self-catering basis.
€399pp based on 2 people sharing.

Gran Canaria – Playa del Ingles
Departing November 29 and December 4, 11, 13 and 15 from Dublin to Las Palmas with Aer Lingus. Enjoy a 7-night stay in the 3* IFA Buenaventura Hotel in Playa del Ingles on a half-board basis.
€499pp based on 2 people sharing.

Lanzarote from Cork
Lanzarote – Puerto del Carmen

Departing November 29 and December 4 and 6 from Cork to Arrecife with Aer Lingus. Enjoy a 7-night stay in the 2 key San Francisco Park in Puerto del Carmen on a self-catering basis.
€349pp based on 2 people sharing.

Departing November 29 and December 4 and 6 from Cork to Arrecife with Aer Lingus. Enjoy a 7-night stay in the 4* Beatriz Playa & Spa in Puerto del Carmen on a half-board basis.
€499pp based on 2 people sharing.

Top-selling Christmas Markets
Budapest:

Departing November 26 and
December 3, 10, 14 and 16 from Dublin to Budapest with Aer Lingus.

Enjoy a three-night stay in the 3* Star City in Budapest on a B&B basis.
€209pp based on 2 people sharing (or upgrade to 5* luxury for €279pp)

Prague:
Departing December 9, 11 and 12 from Dublin to Prague with Aer Lingus.

Enjoy a three-night stay in the 4* Parkhotel in Prague on a B&B basis.
€209pp based on 2 people sharing (or upgrade to 5* luxury for €319pp)

Total Luxury in the Canaries
Fuerteventura – Corralejo

Departing November 27 from Dublin to Fuerteventura with Aer Lingus.

Enjoy a 7-night stay in the 5* Gran Hotel Atlantis Bahia Real in Corralejo on a B&B basis.
€859pp based on 2 people sharing. (Departing on 4 & 11 December for €839pp)

Prices are subject to availability and correct as on October 30 2012.

Tadhg Peavoy

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