Experience a tour de force

SLATTERYS Escorted Tours’ new brochure promotes independent holidays to far-flung places. Eighty-five specially-designed tours have been selected from across the globe.

From destinations, such as Morocco and Peru, to chic European cities, the brochure incorporates tours suitable for varying budgets and ages.

It includes firm favourites such as Lake Garda and Italian Treasures, Flavours of Morocco and Canada: Coast to Coast.

Slatterys has also developed 23 new destinations for the season ahead including Costa Rica, Iceland, Japan, Israel, Kenya and the Balkans.

The company also offers an Antarctica cruise, departing on February 15, 2008, which begins in Buenos Aries.

Prices vary considerably, so for more information, and to view the full list of destinations, log on to www.slatterys.com, lo-call 1890 200 625 (from NI, 0800 515 900) or email tours@slatterys.com.

THE new Glasshouse Hotel in Sligo is to be used as a focal point in North-West Tourism’s 2007 campaign.

The hotel is the latest acquisition of the Killarney-based Gleneagle Hotel Group and has a most striking external feature in its asymmetrical glass front which affords spectacular views.

For information and reservations, contact the hotel on 071-919 4300.

Another recently opened hotel with a difference is the Killarney Park Hotel, with bright colour schemes the order of the day. Check that one out on www.theross.ie or by phoning 064-31855

ABBEY Travel features a range of long-haul destinations in a recently published brochure.

The company will be specialising in India, South Africa, Mauritius, the Seychelles, Dubai and Oman in its Indian Ocean brochure.

The website is www.abbeytravel.ie, email is information@abbeytravel.ie or travel reservations can be made by telephoning 01-804 7100

JOHN Galligan Travel has linked up with Saga, the British company which specialises in travel for people aged 50 and over.

The Irish company will sell a variety of holidays, including Saga’s own cruise products.

Prices will be quoted in euro and there will be two special cruise departures from Ireland this summer.

Prices start at €694 for a Continental Medley trip from Dover taking in Holland, Belgium and Guernsey, but the two departures from Ireland will start from Dublin on July 21 on a visit to Iceland, the Shetlands and the Faroe Islands as well as the Norwegian Fjords. The 13-night cruise has lead-in prices of €2,342.

Another sets out from Cobh on August 8 — and comprises a 15-night journey to Greenland, Iceland, the Faroe and Orkney Islands and prices start at €2,788.

Information from www.jgt.ie.

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