RTÉ Travel's Ed Leahy rounds up the best late deals and holiday offers.
Last-minute August offers from Concorde
Concorde Travel currently has a host of last minute offers to Madeira and Croatia.
Departing August 28th for 7 nights from Dublin
Stay in the 3* Antuninska Old Town Apartments, Dubrovnik, 4 sharing only €399pp, 2 sharing from only €499pp
Stay in the 4* Hotel Alga, Tucepi, on a b&b basis, from only €699pp
Stay in the 5* Hotel Croatia, Cavtat, on a b&b basis, from only €999pp
Departing August 25th for 7 nights from Dublin
Stay in the 3* Hotel Dorisol, Funchal, on a b&b basis, from only €499pp
Stay in the 4* Hotel Madeira Panoramico, Funchal, on a b&b basis, from only €799pp
Stay in the 5* Luxurious Quinta do Lorde, on a b&b basis, from only €699pp
For more information, visit www.concordetravel.ieor call (01) 775 9300.
Escorted Italian Offer from Joe Walsh Tours
Joe Walsh Tours have a fantastic package to Lake Maggiore and Piacenza in Italy. This fully escorted tour is departing September 23rd for 7 nights from only €824pp.
Visit the tomb of St Augustine in Pavia as well as the tomb of St Columbanus in Bobbio, which is a special place of religious significance to the Irish. You will learn the connections between Ireland and Europe resulting from the life and legacy of St. Columbanus (543 - 615AD).
Other highlights of the tour include a four night stay in Stresa, by the shores of the magnificent Lake Maggiore, a trip to Domodossola, a World Heritage Site, at the foot of the Italian Alps and the Duomo in Milan as well as a three night stay in Piacenza
Price is exclusive of taxes and charges totalling €75.
For more information, call 01 241 0800.
World Oyster Eating Championships
Enjoy the World Oyster Eating Championships in Hillsborough
Held every year in September, the Hillsborough Oyster Festival is not to be missed and guarantees fun for all the family. Taking place from September 3–8, one of the main highlights of the festival is the World Oyster Eating Championship and there will also be music, a fashion show, cookery demonstrations and a gourmet food market taking place during the festival.
Why not turn your visit into a short break and avail of the great accommodation offers available including a 2 night break in the Ramada Plaza Belfast with breakfast and one evening meal from only £190pp.
For more information, call 1850 230 230 or visit www.discovernorthernireland.com.
ITAA Sunshine Holiday Deals
San Marcial Apartments, Lanzarote, 7 nights €314 per person
Located just meters away from the stunning Matagorda Beach in Lanzarote, the San Marcial Apartments offer beautiful sea views. Relax pool side at the large San Marcial swimming pool. All apartments have a balcony or terrace, and contain a kitchen and lounge. The kids can have fun in the play area and games room located in the complex.
For more information, visit: http://itaa.ie/september-sun-offer-lanzarote/
Dunas Mirador, Gran Canaria, 7 night, €499 per person
The Dunas Mirador located in Maspalomas in Gran Canaria is perfect if you want to just get away from it all. The hotel has two swimming pools, whirl pool, and a very large sun terrace, so you can sit back and enjoy the sunshine all day. Shop, bars and restaurants are near to the hotel and there is a free shuttle bus service to the beach and the famous dunes of Maspalomas several times per day.
For more information, visit: http://itaa.ie/gran-canaria-4/
All-inclusive Club Med Miami Offer
Fly to Miami on October 2nd for 7 nights all inclusive at the newly refurbished 4* Club Med Sandpiper Bay. Located on the St Lucie River this club is particularly suited to sports enthusiasts. Included in the package is free group lessons at the golf and tennis academies, full fitness programme or why not try out your circus skills at the trapeze academy.
The fantastic price of €1179 includes flights, 7 night’s accommodation including all your meals and drinks and all activities.
For more information, visit www.clubmedsunway.ie or phone 01-2366800.
Back to School Offers from Emirates
Emirates has announced a special fare promotion for its customers in Ireland. Banish the end of summer and back to school blues and plan for an autumn, winter or spring break with fares from just €533 return to Dubai and €953 return to Sydney.
The current Economy Class promotion will connect passengers from Ireland to multiple destinations across the Emirates network when booked before September 2nd, for travel up to April 13th, 2014.
Special Economy Class return fare prices start from:
• Dublin to Manila - €659
• Dublin to Hong Kong - €618
• Dublin to Tokyo - €798
• Dublin to Delhi - €576
• Dublin to Bangkok - €676
• Dublin to Perth - €941
• Dublin to Cape Town - €674
All prices are inclusive of all taxes and are subject to availability.
For more information, visit www.emirates.ie.