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

Latest Sunshine Offers from Falcon

Falcon Holidays have the following offers available departing from Dublin Airport.

Jan 12th 14, Lanzarote, Bitacora Apartments, Puerto del Carmen, 2 Falcons, 7 nights, 2 sharing from €319pp

Jan 18th 14, Gran Canaria, Green Park, Playa del Ingles, 2 Falcons, 7 nights, 2 sharing from €469pp

Jan 10th 14, Tenerife, Laguna Park II, Playa de las Americas, 3 Falcons, 7 nights, 2 sharing from €299pp

Jan 09th 14, Sharm el Sheikh, Xperience St George, Red Sea Riviera, 4 Falcons, 7 nights AI, 2 sharing from €459pp

For more information, visit www.falconholidays.ie or call 1850 45 35 45.

Ring in the New Year at Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel

For just €99pp enjoy an evening of style & glamour as you count down to 2014. Guests will enjoy a prosecco reception on arrival following by a spectacular 5-course dinner along with entertainment by Frankly Buble, the Sisters of Sound & DJ until late.

Treat yourself to an overnight stay to top off the night for just €170pps which includes a ticket for the Gala Ball & overnight accommodation with full Irish breakfast the next morning.

For those who fancy an even longer New Year escape enjoy a 2 night break, bed & breakfast, along with a ticket for the gala dinner for €220pps.

Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel, which is located just a stone’s throw from Dalkey, enjoys stunning views over Dublin Bay. The hotel has 113 luxurious bedrooms and suites, 2 award-winning restaurants and a 20m swimming pool, within its fully equipped fitness centre.

For more information, visit www.fitzpatrickhotels.com or call  (01) 2305400.

Enjoy Christmas and the New Year in the sunshine

Escape from the usual Christmas routine and enjoy the festive season in the sunshine with Concorde Travel. Avail of Concorde Travel's special Christmas and New Year offers to Malta, the Lisbon Coast or the Algarve in Portugal.

Malta

Departure date: December 20th 

Duration: 7 nights

Stay in the 3* St Georges Park/La Vallette Resort Hotel, on a b&b basis, from €561pp

Stay in the 4*Paradise Bay in Mellieha, on a b&b basis, from €596pp

Stay in the 5* Radisson Blu, in Bay Point, St Julians, on a b&b basis, from €756pp

Lisbon Coast

Departure date: December 24th 

Duration: 7 nights

Stay in the 3* Saboia in Estoril, on a b&b basis, from €648pp

Stay in the 4* VG in Cascais, on b&b basis, from €695pp

Stay in the 5* Grand Real Vila Italia, on a b&b basis, from €844pp

Algarve

Departure date: December 20th 

Duration: 7 nights

Stay in the 4* Pestana Dom Joao II in Alvor, on a b&b basis, from €468pp

Stay in the 5* Sheraton in Algarve, on a b&b basis, from €604pp

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

2 for 1 Northern Lights Offer with Thomas Cook Cruise

Thomas Cook Cruise has a 2 for 1 offer on Northern Light Hurtigruten voyages in January 2014, with a 6-day voyage starting from €1029 for two people (cruise only).

With solar activity set to hit an 11-year cycle peak this month and next, being on a Hurtigruten voyage in January will give you the best change of seeing the magnificent aurora display. Activities and excursions on route include husky dog sledding, a Lofoten Viking feast, a visit to the Wilderness Adventure camp, a trip to the North Cape – Europe’s most northerly point and much more.

For more information, call 01 514 0336 or visit www.thomascook.ie/cruise.

Last-Minute New Years Eve Surf Holidays

Jah Shaka Surf House, Luz/Lagos, Portugal

Neil, Alicia & Natalie will be hosting a dinner in town followed by a bar crawl and fireworks on the beach. And of course surf every day, swimming pool & grub. Price from €329per person.

The Surf Experience Surf House, Lagos, Portugal

Toby M, Tobe G & Lucy always put on the best New Years Eve party with an all you can eat & drink party in Mullans and a big brekkie the next morning. Plus of course surf everyday, brekkie & lunch.

Price from €467 per person.

Zoopark Famara Surfhouse, Lanzarote

Sergio, Paula & Marcio & the rest of the surf village of Famara will be out on the streets for New Years Eve, and with temperatures in the mid 20s you will surfing and welcoming in New Years with just t-shirts on.

Price from €318.50 per person.

Surf Berbere Surf House, Taghazout, Morocco

Ragz, Tudor & Matt hist the best roof top party in Taghazout. Overlooking the surf beach you will wake up in front of the best way to get rid of a sore head.

Price from €420 per person.

For more information, visit www.surfholidays.com or call 01 482 2828.

Intrepid Travel Real Food Adventures

Peru Real Food Adventure - 11 days from €2,060pp

Learn to prepare ceviche and Pisco sours, go street food tasting in Lima, sample Guinea Pig prepared in the traditional way, attend a chocolate-making workshop, learn ancient farming techniques in the Sacred Valley, enjoy a homestay with a local family, and visit the majestic Machu Picchu, Incan ruins and the region’s largest salt mines.

Morocco Real Food Adventure – 11 days from €995pp

Create the perfect couscous during a cooking demo, take a master class in pastry-making, chow down on a camel burger, sip on Morocco’s finest wines in Meknes, explore the tanneries in Fez, and tour spice markets and souqs.

For more information, visit www.intrepidtravel.com/food.

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