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CELEBRATING its diamond jubilee, Edinburgh’s renowned Royal Military Tattoo takes place between August 6 and 28. Against the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle, the world’s most spectacular tattoo will host a celebration of talent from four continents.

The tattoo presents a host of international performers, military and civilian. Bands of all sizes and description will be in action. VisitScotland has a number of special Tattoo accommodation packages starting from £149 per person. Details on www.visitscotland.com.

- THE French Holiday Centre currently has family deals to France from €1,770, with outward travel fixed for August 18 and return on August 27.

This package is for stays at Manoir De Ker An Poul in Brittany and is priced for a family of two adults and up to four children. During this peak season, all activities, including scuba diving lessons, are available and there is also evening entertainment.

Price includes accommodation and return ferry with cabins. Contact the French Holiday Centre on 021-4272527 or visit www.frenchholidaycentre.ie.

- FAMILY holidays in Florida have become competitive, with prices from Sunway now starting from about €585 per person based on a family of four travelling from Ireland. The deals are for seven nights inclusive of bed and breakfast accommodation and transfers to the Universal theme parks.

Those who prefer some privacy away from hotels can pick up packages starting from €700 a head with use of a three bed private pool home plus a mid size car hire.

Sunway recommends that clients purchase theme park tickets before departure to make considerable savings. The Orlando Flex tickets (Universal Studios, Universal Islands of Adventure, SeaWorld, Aquatica and Wet n’ Wild) are available from €215 per adult and €199 per child (aged 3-9).

Details on www.sunway.ie or phone 01-2886828.

- SAYIT TRAVEL says it has cut its adventure tour prices by 20 per cent and more. For instance, the 17-day Rio to Buenos Aires Unplugged has been cut from €1,280 to €1,011, not including flights. It includes Rio, Ilha Grande, Paraty Bay, Iguazu Falls, rustic Uruguayan hacienda life and dance in Buenos Aires.!

Contact Sayit Travel on 021-4279188 or www.sayit.ie.

- STENA LINE is providing entertainers to keep the youngsters happy on summer sailings from Dublin Port to Holyhead, Dun Laoghaire to Holyhead and Rosslare to Fishguard routes.

For further information or to book, click on www.stenaline.ie, call Stena Line on 01-2047777, or visit your local Stena Line office or travel agent.

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