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ESCORTED TOUR OF CALIFORNIA IN AUGUST

THE recession is biting but there is some good news for travellers who can avail of price cuts on an eight-day escorted tour to California departing Ireland on August 19. Sunway is selling at a saving of €216 per person; it’s now on offer for an all-in €2,219 each. Check it out on www.sunway.ie or by phone at 01-2886828

FOUR-NIGHT ESCORTED ‘ICELAND EXPERIENCE’

ESCORTED tour operator, The Travel Department, have launched a new four-night tour of Iceland direct from Dublin. The ‘Iceland Experience’ tour is priced from €479 (plus taxes) and departs on September 29. For more details visit www.thetraveldepartment.ie or call 01-6371600.

TAKE IN A CONCERT ON A BREAK TO PRAGUE

WITH price tags from as low as €299, Cassidy Travel offers top class concerts on top of a short break in the city of Prague. George Michael plays there on November 14, and Lenny Kravitz the following night, while in December Rihanna will be a top draw. For details, contact the company on 01-8735000.

SEE THE KING’S HOME IN MEMPHIS TENNESSEE

ELVIS PRESLEY fans have taken note of Tour America’s offer on a four day trip to Memphis Tennessee at a base level cost of €389 for flights and three-star hotel. An add-on of €40 allows one to stay at the Heartbreak Hotel opposite the Graceland Mansion. Go to www.touramerica.ie or call 01-8173500

STENA LINE OFFER HUGE SAVINGS OVER AIR FARES

IN a price comparison carried out by Stena Line for a family of four going to Bordeaux, landbridge fares, from Rosslare or Dublin Port to Fishguard or Holyhead and onward from Dover to Calais, come in €800 cheaper than some air fares. Check it out at www.stenaline.ie/europe or by phone at 01-2047733.

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