Autumn kick on Route 66

SUNWAY are extolling the virtues of a September fly-drive trip to the US rather than in the hotter months of July and August.

For those who need prompting, the company suggests a 13-night programme on Route 66 that includes mid-size car hire, accommodation, direct flights and taxes from €1,959 per person.

Highlights of the Route itinerary include Chicago, Oklahoma City, Amarillo, Grand Canyon, Las Vegas and Santa Monica.

A 10-night California break includes accommodation, mid-size car hire, direct flights and taxes from €1,799 per person with highlights to include Santa Barbara, San Francisco, Sequoia National Park, Las Vegas and LA.

Check it out on or phone Sunway on 01-2886828.

THE Travel Department, Ireland’s specialist in worldwide escorted holidays, has announced a new range of trips to South America, fast becoming the destination of choice for adventurous holiday makers.

An example of what’s on offer comes in the form of a 13-night Argentina and Brazil holiday. That takes in the Iguazu Falls, Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro. There are many more trips to individual countries and combinations available — with prices starting at €2,299 (excluding taxes) based on two sharing. For more details visit

INGHAMS Travel, the winter sports specialist with almost 75 years of experience, has included 37 resorts in seven countries in a new Ski and Snowboard brochure.

The company offers departures from Dublin, Cork and Belfast and prices start from €498 per person up to about €690 for a week in the resort of St Johann, Austria, with flights and transfers.

Inghams makes it easier for those living in the south west to access some of France, Italy and Switzerland’s top ski destinations with a new route from Cork directly to Geneva.

Contact Inghams Reservations on 01-6611377 or contact any travel agent.

To celebrate the launch of a new brochure, James Villa Holidays is offering incentives to all those who book their 2009 holiday before October 31, 2008, such as free travel insurance and car hire.

The brochure samples over 2,000 villas in 43 sunshine destinations throughout Europe and Florida. Log on to or call 1890 943 928.

IRISH Ferries have introduced a new summer fare to Britain from €139 for a car plus two adults — kids go free.

The new fare, valid for travel up to August 31, applies on midweek Monday to Thursday cruise ferry sailings from Dublin to Holyhead and Rosslare to Pembroke. A supplement applies at weekends and on DublinSwift fast ferry services.

Bookings must be made by July 28 and 14 days in advance of travel. The fare, which includes all taxes, can be booked on line at or by telephone to 0818 300 400.

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