RTÉ Travel's Ed Leahy rounds up the best late deals and holiday offers.
Last-Minute SurfHolidays.com Offers
SurfHolidays.com still has a few last-minute deals for August.
Villamar Apartment, Ericeira, Portugal
August 12 – 22: 2 people €99 per night per apartment
August 12 – 22: 3-6 people €120 per night per apartment
Helios Bungalows, Ericeira, Portugal
August 11 onwards: 2 people, €120 per night per Bungalow
August 11 onwards: 3-4 people, €160 per night per Bungalow
Hotel Marbella, Biarritz, France
August 17 onwards: Double room, 2 people, €68 per person per night
August 17 onward: Twin room, 2 people, €74 per person per night
For more information, call: (+353 1) 482 2828 or visit: www.surfholidays.com.
Natural Retreats Electric Picnic Heritage Offer
Festival goers heading to Electric Picnic in Stradbally Estate, Co Laois who want to do it in style can look forward to luxurious accommodation at Natural Retreats The Heritage from as little as €28 per person, per night.
This price is based on a three-night stay in a stunning three-bedroom apartment and provides the perfect base for those attending the music festival, which takes place Friday August 30 – Sunday September 1 and boasts a range of acts including Arctic Monkeys, Two Door Cinema Club and Bjork.
The self-catering residences are situated within the grounds of the iconic The Heritage Golf & Spa resort giving guests the chance to combine home comforts with the benefits of a luxury hotel as guests have full use of the hotel's restaurants, spa and championship golf course.
And guests receive a complimentary welcome hamper filled with delicious local produce such as bread, cheese and wine.
For more information, visit: www.naturalretreats.ie or call: (01) 685 3013.
Ireland Football Fans Offer from Stena Line
Football fans travelling to support the Republic of Ireland as they take on Wales on Wednesday August 14 at the Cardiff City Stadium can avail of Stena Line's great value Sail & Rail fare from as little as €40 single.
Travel from Rosslare to Fishguard and onward to Cardiff by rail. To take advantage of this fantastic low fare, people should book in advance up to 4pm the day before travel.
For more information, visit: www.stenaline.ie/ferry/rail-and-sail or call: (01) 204 7777.
Late Sunway Sunshine Offers for August
Last chance for a sunshine holiday before school starts. Prices are based on 7-night holidays departing weekend August 17 and 18.
Morocco from €339
Bulgaria from €399
Costa Del Sol from €599
Lisbon Coast from €549
Tunisia from from €399
Sorrento from €499
Majorca from €549
Algarve from €499
Sicily from €499
Corfu from €499
Cyprus from €499
Turkey from €399
For more information, visit: www.sunway.ie or call (01) 288 6828.
Madeira August Offers from Concorde
Jet away to Madeira, the island of the eternal spring, with these great offers from Concorde Travel:
Departure dates: August 18 and 25, 2013
Duration: 7 nights
Stay at the 4* Madeira Panoramico, on a B&B basis for €599pp
Stay at the 4* Enotel Quinta do Sol, on a B&B basis, for €674pp
Stay at the 5* Madeira Regency Palace, on a B&B basis, for €710pp
Stay at the 5* Vidamar Resort, on a B&B basis, for €810pp
For more information, visit: www.concordetravel.ie or call: (01) 775 9300.
Enjoy a Golfing Break in Antrim with the NI Open Challenge
The European Challenge Tour will return to Northern Ireland for the first time in 10 years when Galgorm Castle Golf Club in Ballymena hosts the Northern Ireland Open Challenge from August 29 – September 1. Headlining the field at the Ballymena venue will be Michael Hoey, a five-time winner on The European Tour. While enjoying the golfing action, why not turn your visit into a short break and avail of the great accommodation offers available including a two-night break in the Maldron Hotel with breakfast and one evening meal from £170 for 2 people?
For more information call: 1850 230 230 or visit: www.discovernorthernireland.com.
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