RTÉ Travel's Ed Leahy rounds up the best late deals and holiday offers.
Escorted Golden Triangle and Tiger Tour
Gohop.ie have just released a new escorted tour to India's Golden Triangle from only €1389pp. On this escorted tour, you discover Northern India including the Golden Triangle and you go on game drives on the trail of the elusive tiger. You will be dazzled by the marvels of Indian architecture, changing spectacle of religions, customs, festivals, sights and sounds, temples built to honour the gods of this fabled country's many religions and the endless natural splendours.
Price includes: Return flights ex-Dublin, 9 nights’ accommodation in 4-star hotels, private vehicle and all monument entrance fees.
Travel: Between October 1st - 30th 2013
For more information, visit www.gohop.ie.
Portugal packages from Joe Walsh Tours
Joe Walsh Tours have just announced details of some great value packages to Portugal, with departures beginning in May and continuing throughout the summer.
3* Hotel Cidadela, Cascais, Lisbon Coast, 5 nights
Departure: May 2nd 2013
Prices from: €349 + (€75 tax)
The modern Hotel Cidadela is located in the centre of the small fishing village of Cascais with the majority of its rooms boasting magnificent views over the tropical garden, outdoor swimming pool and nearby Cascais beach.
4* Hotel Costa da Caparica, Lisbon Coast, 7 nights
Departure: May-July 2013
Prices from: €499 + (€75 tax)
The Costa da Caparica Hotel is an ideal location to experience the best of the crystal sea, long sandy beaches, shopping and excellent seafood.
Prices include: Direct return flights from Dublin to Lisbon with Aer Lingus, 20 kg of checked in baggage, return airport - hotel transfers, and 5 or 7 nights accommodation as stated with daily breakfast served at the hotels.
For more information, visit www.joewalshtours.ie.
Visit Belfast for the Festival of Fools
Enjoy some sensational street theatre as the Festival of Fools brings international performers to the streets of Belfast once again from May 2 – 6. The city will come alive with the sound of laughter and the sight of acrobatics, music and comedy as the festival celebrates 10 years of coordinated comedic chaos.
When enjoying the five-day event why not turn your visit into a short break and avail of Northern Ireland Tourist Board’s (NITB) special accommodation offer at the newly refurbished Malone Lodge Hotel with two nights’ accommodation, breakfast and one 3-course evening meal in the hotel’s brand new Knife & Fork Grill and Deli Restaurant from £99pps?
For more information, call 1850 230 230 or visit www.discovernorthernireland.com.
USA Offers from Trailfinders
Staying at the 4-star Soho Grand Hotel, 3 nights from €839
This iconic hotel sits at the heart of stylish SoHo, one of New York’s trendiest neighbourhoods - a maze of streets with a mix of historic cast iron buildings, luxury boutiques, cafés, art galleries and bars.
Staying at the 5-star Loews Portofino Bay Hotel At Universal Orlando®, 7 nights from €1259.
The elegant Loews Portofino Bay Hotel At Universal Orlando® is a re-creation of the Italian seaside village of Portofino and has its own lake and harbour piazza! The hotel provides complimentary water taxis to Universal CityWalk®, where your included 2 Park Bonus ticket gets you admission to 2 amazing theme parks, Universal Studios Florida® and Universal’s Islands of Adventure®.
For more information, call Dublin 01 677 7888, Cork 021 464 8800 or Limerick 061 292 700 or visit www.trailfinders.ie.
Luxury Slieve Donard Offer from only £55pps
Relax in style with an overnight stay in the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa in Newcastle from only £55pps including full Irish Breakfast. Guests can enjoy a wonderful night’s sleep on the hotel’s new Cloud Beds.
Book now and receive a £10 voucher per person for the Spa to be redeemed during your stay off a minimum one hour treatment. And enjoy a complimentary bottle of New World Wine when you spend a minimum of £20pp in the magnificent Oak Restaurant.
For more information, visit www.hastingshotels.com/slieve-donard-resort-and-spa or call +44 48 4372 1066.
Aer Lingus Dublin Launches Evening Check-In Service
Aer Lingus Dublin has launched an evening check-in service, giving passengers the option to check-in their baggage at the airport the evening before a scheduled flight.
Passengers can check-in between 4pm and 8pm on the evening before they travel and this service is available exclusively to those travelling between 6am and 8am the following morning.
For added convenience, only one immediate family member needs to check-in for a family group, once all tickets, passports and bags are provided together. All other individual passengers must be present for evening check-in with tickets, passports and baggage.
For more information, visit www.aerlingus.com.