RTÉ Travel's Ed Leahy rounds up the best late deals and holiday offers.

Verdi in Verona with RTÉ Lyric FM’s Marty Whelan

Enjoy a 7-night holiday in Lake Garda, visiting Venice and taking a special trip to the Verona Opera with broadcaster and seasoned opera-goer Marty Whelan in association with Lyric FM.

Lake Garda has everything you need for a holiday to remember. Their award winning guides will ensure you will see the very best of the stunning Lake Garda region, a full day excursion to Venice, ‘the city of love’, a full day excursion to historic Verona and for the first time in association with lyric fm, a trip to see Verdi’s Aida.

Departing from Dublin Airport and flying to Milan Linate with Aer Lingus you will stay at the 4* Grand Hotel Liberty in Riva del Garda on a half board basis.

Departs Dublin on August 15th.
Price: 7 nights - €1,099 (inclusive of taxes & charges)

For more information, visit www.traveldepartment.ie or call 01 6371600.

Visit Malaysia Stunning Resorts

World Travel Centre, in conjunction with Etihad Airways, have released a number of special offers to some of Malaysia's most stunning resorts.

Stay at the 5* Westin Langkawi Resort + Spa for 7 nights, on a b&b basis, €1309pp
Leave the stress of city-life behind and find true renewal on the long stretch of 500 meters of private beach, in the turquoise Andaman Sea and among the lush green landscape of The 5* Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa. From guided nature hikes, to a smashing game of doubles to the pure indulgence of a Malay beauty treatment, you can explore the many delights and conveniences of the resort and surrounding islands.

Stay at the 4* Golden Sands by Shangrai La, in Penang for 10 nights, on a b&b, from €1099pp
Located in lush tropical gardens in a prime location on Batu Ferringhi beach, the Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La is Penang's top family resort, beautifully designed with a stunning pool area, offering exceptional service within easy reach of the night markets, bars and restaurants of Batu Ferringhi.

Book by April 1st to avail of these special offers.

For more information, visit www.worldtravel.ie or call 01 416 7099.

Five-Star Madeira Holidays from €799

Concorde Travel have slashed the prices of March and April departures to the 5* Vidamar Resort Madeira, with packages now starting from just €799pp.

Located in the south coast of Madeira Island, the 5* Vidamar Resort Madeira, benefits from an exclusive position with direct access to the ocean and balconies which offer views of the sea and the beautifully landscaped mature gardens. The hotel is centrally located in the famous Lido area and boasts a number of swimming pools, restaurants, café bars and shops. Public buses to the historical centre of Funchal (5 minute journey) and other island locations stop right outside the hotel.

Book your holiday to this fabulous resort with Concorde Travel and you will also receive a free upgrade to a sea-view room on the higher floors, free entrance to the Vidamar Club Spa and 1 partial body massage per person per stay.

For more information, visit www.concordetravel.ie or call 01-775 9300.


Intrepid Travel Deals for Easter


Intrepid has discounted a range of departures over the Easter break including:

Scenic Vietnam - 15 day tour departing Hanoi on April 1st, save 25% now €881pp
Journey from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City aboard the Reunification Express, with stops to explore Vietnam's stately capital Hanoi, the natural wonder of Halong Bay, majestic Hue, charming Hoi An, the beaches and islands of Nha Trang and dynamic Ho Chi Minh City. Includes hotel accommodation, 15 meals, local transport, entry fees and excursions, local tour leader. Price excludes flights.

North Morocco Adventure – 9 day tour departing Casablanca on April 5th, save 25% now €581pp
Discover the medieval city of Fes, the spice markets of Marrakech, imperial cities of Meknes and Rabat, Roman ruins of Volubilis, and travel on winding roads through the Rif Mountains. Includes accommodation, six meals, local transport, excursions, local tour leader. Price excludes flights.

For more information, visit www.intrepidtravel.com.


Enjoy the Belfast Film Festival 2013

The Belfast Film Festival is back for the thirteenth year and will once again shine a spotlight on both local and international talent. Over a jam-packed 11 days, from April 11 – 21, film fans will be treated to more than 100 screenings in a range of venues across the city as well as an eclectic mix of special events. When enjoying the festival why not turn your visit into a short break and avail of Northern Ireland Tourist Board’s (NITB) special accommodation offer at Dukes Hotel, Belfast, with two nights’ accommodation, breakfast and one evening meal from £85pps.

For more information, call 1850 230 230 or visit www.discovernorthernireland.com.


Sunshine Offers from Crystal Summer

Crystal Summer have just released a host of offers for holidays to Lake Garda, Austria and Slovenia departing in May.

Lake Garda Departing on May 11th/18th/ 25th for 1 week
Stay at the 3* Eden Hotel, Resort Garda, on a Half-Board basis, from €569pp
Stay at the 4* Hotel Splendid Palace, Resort Limone, on a Half-Board basis, from €799pp

Austria and Slovenia Departing on May 29th for 1 week
Stay at the 3* Hotel Batzenhausl, Resort of Seefeld, on a Half-Board basis, from €599pp
Stay at the 3* Slovenia Bled Apartments, Lake Bled, on a Self-Catering basis from €399pp (based on 4 sharing)

For more information, call 01-4331055 or visit www.crystalsummer.ie.


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