Deirdre Mullins rounds up the best late deals and holiday offers.

Last Minute Easter Deals
Ex Dublin
Tunisia

April 11 - 7 nights - prices from €379

Morocco
April 12 - 7 nights - prices from €559

Gran Canaria
April 12 - 7 nights - prices from €599

Tunisia
April 18 - 7 nights - prices from €539

Morocco
April 19 - 7 nights - prices from €479

Madeira
April 20 - 7 nights - prices from €589

Ex Cork
Gran Canaria

April 11 - 7 nights - prices from €539

Lanzarote
April 12 - 7 nights - prices from €549

All prices include flights, transfers, seven nights' accommodation, 20kg checked-in baggage allowance, resort representative service and all taxes. For more, see: www.sunway.ie or phone Sunway on: (01) 288 6828.

Easter in Malta
Good Friday in Malta has processions with life-size statues through the streets of Valletta and many other towns and villages. Hundreds of Maltese take part in the processions with some participants dressing in costumes depicting scenes from the Old Testament. On Easter Sunday morning you can join locals in rejoicing in the resurrection of Christ and observe the tradition of children carrying their Easter pastry (figolla) to be blessed by the statue of the Risen Christ.

Sunspot Tours/Mercury Direct (www.sunspottours.com) is offering a week-long stay from April 15, departing from Dublin Airport. You can stay at the three-star Panorama Hotel, Mellieha on an all-inclusive basis from €599pp. Alternatively, you can stay at the four-star Bella Vista Hotel, Qawra Palace on an all-inclusive basis from €629pp or at the four-star Windsor Hotel, Sliema on a half-board basis from €559pp. Prices include flights, taxes and transfers.

From April 18 Concorde Travel (www.concordetravel.ie) is offering seven nights for two people sharing at the three-star St George's Park Apartments on a self-catering basis from €404 or at the four-star Dolmen Hotel, Qawra on a B&B basis from €549. Prices include flights, taxes, accommodation and transfers.

With Belleair Holidays (www.belleair.co.uk) you can stay at the four-star Cavalieri Hotel, St Julians on a B&B basis for €34pppn or on a half-board supplement for €17pppn. Alternatively, this April, you can stay at the four-star Maritim Antonine Hotel and Spa, Mellieha, on a B&B basis from €28pppn. Return airport transfers are €21pp with pre-bookable excursions of one day's sightseeing (hop on/hop off) at €10pp and a Gozo Tour at €53pp.

For further information about Malta and for a full list of events taking place, see: www.visitmalta.com.

Easter Offers for Families with Thomas Cook Ireland
Thomas Cook Ireland has some four-star offers available for families to Lanzarote or Gran Canaria, with prices for a family of three starting at €1,629.

Lanzarote is a year-round favourite among Irish families and a week's stay at the four-star Montana Club Apartments on a self-catering basis is available from €1,629 (two adults and one child). Situated in Puerto Del Carmen, the Montana Club offers a quiet location and is only five minutes from Playa Grande beach. The four-star Paradise Island Aparthotel in Playa Blanca is also available from €1,899 (two adults and one child) on an all-inclusive basis for seven nights. Popular with families, the Paradise Hotel offers a range of activities including tennis courts and spa.

Gran Canaria is also on offer with a stay at the renowned four-star Gloria Palace Hotel in Puerto Rico available from €2,665 for a week on an all-inclusive basis based on two adults and one child. The hotel is ideal for relaxation and offers fantastic facilities, including a mini kids' club for four-12 years, two swimming pools, restaurant and wellness centre with seawater spa.

All prices include return flights, transfers, accommodation, baggage allowance and all taxes with departure from Dublin on April 20 2014. To book, or for more information, call the Thomas Cook team in Dublin on: (01) 514 0328, log onto: www.thomascook.ie or visit your local travel agent.

Tour in the US
To coincide with the launch of the Aer Lingus Dublin to San Francisco route, touramerica.ie has put together a package. This route will commence in April and will be available year-round, with five services per week.

From €899pp
Price includes return direct flights (all taxes and charges)
Four nights in a three-star hotel in San Francisco
Based on four sharing
Travel Date: November 21

Other offers available from Tour America:
Orlando from only €569pp
Price includes return flights (all taxes and charges)
Seven nights at the Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando
Based on two adults and two children sharing
Travel Date: May 5

Las Vegas from only €689pp
Price includes return flights (all taxes and charges)
Four nights at the Circus Circus Hotel
Based on four sharing
Travel Date: October 15

New York from only €649pp
Price includes return flights (all taxes and charges)
Three nights at the Days Hotel Broadway
Based on 4 sharing
Travel Date: November 20

To book, call: Dublin (01) 817 3535, or Cork (021) 242 9222, or visit: www.touramerica.ie.

Deirdre Mullins

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