Deirdre Mullins rounds up the deals.
Alternative New Year's Eve Offers
4 nights in Barcelona from €254pp
Price includes flights ex Dublin, 4 nights' accommodation in a 3* hotel on a B&B basis. Departing December 29.
4 nights in Paris from €306pp
Price includes return flights ex Dublin, 4 nights' accommodation in a 3* hotel on a B&B basis. Departing December 31.
6 nights in Lanzarote from €323pp
Price includes return flights ex Dublin, 6 nights' accommodation in a 4* hotel on a self-catering basis. Departing December 31.
5 nights in Rome from €491pp
Price includes return flights ex Dublin, 4 nights' accommodation in a 3* hotel on a B&B basis. Departing December 27.
13 nights in New York from €1,195pp
Price includes return flights ex Shannon, 13 nights' accommodation in a 3* hotel on a room-only basis. Departing December 21.
For more information, visit: www.gohop.ie.
Escorted Tours from The Travel Department
Salzburg and Vienna
Depart March 13 from Dublin to Munich with Aer Lingus. Transfer on arrival to spend 3 nights at the 4* Hotel Mercure Salzburg City on a B&B basis. Enjoy a half-day guided walking tour of Salzburg with entrance to Mozart's Birthplace included. Experience a half-day Sound of Music tour. Luxury transfer from Salzburg to Vienna to spend 4 nights at the 4* Hotel Am Schottenfeld Falkensteiner on a B&B basis. Enjoy a half-day guided sightseeing tour of Vienna including a visit to the Schonbrunn Palace with entrance fee included. There will be free time for shopping and sightseeing of your own choice. Cost: €849 incl tax.
Depart April 25 from Dublin to Keflavik International Airport in ReykjavIk with Europe Airport. Luxury transfer on arrival with guide assistance to visit the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa en route to your hotel. Enjoy a half-day guided city tour of Reykjavik and a full day guided tour of the Golden Circle including the UNESCO World Heritage Site Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss, Iceland's famous Golden Waterfall and the geysers in the geothermal active valley of Haukadalur. Cost: €639 incl tax.
For more, visit: www.thetraveldepartment.ie or call: (01) 637 1600.
Intrepid Travel is Offering 20% off Selected Tours in Egypt
8-day Egypt Adventure – from €592
Cruise the Nile on a felucca, travel by camel to the Sphinx and Pyramids, explore Luxor's Valley of the Kings, go bargain hunting in Cairo's souks and dine with Nubian locals in a traditional village. Includes accommodation, 10 meals, activities and transport, services of a local tour leader. Excludes international flights.
15 Days Explore Egypt – from €816
Experience some of Egypt's tucked-away treasures as well as its major sights. Sleep under the stars in a desert camp, take a dip in Cleopatra's Bath at the Oasis of Siwa, discover the Sphinx and Pyramids of Giza, cruise along the Nile on a felucca, and explore Luxor's Valley of the Kings. Includes accommodation, nine meals, activities and transport, services of a local tour leader. Excludes international flights.
17-day Pyramids to Petra – from €1,240
Travel from Cairo in Egypt to Madaba in Jordan, and along the way discover the Sphinx and the Pyramids at Giza, walk in the Valley of the Kings near Luxor, cruise down the Nile on a felucca, stay on an undiscovered stretch of the Red Sea coast, spend a night at a Bedouin camp in the Wadi Rum desert, and explore the rose-hued ancient city of Petra. Includes accommodation, 18 meals, activities and transport, services of a local tour leader. Excludes international flights.
Book by January 31 2013, quoting promotional code 9496, and travel by May 31 2013.
Call: (01) 524 0071 or visit: www.intrepidtravel.com/egypt-sale
London - Departing January 14 or 21 from Dublin to London Heathrow
Two-night stay at the 3* Royal Eagle Hotel in London on a room-only basis for €189pp.
Venice - Departing February 19 or 26 from Dublin to Venice Two-night stay at the 3* Hotel Commercio e Pellegrino on a B&B basis for €199pp.
Amsterdam - Departing March 16 from Dublin to Amsterdam Three-night stay in the 3* West Cord Art Hotel on a B&B basis in Amsterdam for €249pp.
Rome - Departing February 12 from Dublin to Rome
Enjoy a three-night stay at the 4* Nova Domus Hotel & Suites in Rome on a room-only basis. €249pp based on two people sharing.
Paris - Departing February 12 from Dublin to Paris
Three-night stay at the 2* Comfort Hotel Lamarck on a B&B basis for €289pp.
Flights are with Aer Lingus. All prices are per person, based on two sharing. For more information visit: www.clickandgo.com or call: (01) 637 1699.
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