Travel digest with Barry Coughlan

Click and Go has a number of special offers on the run to include a November deal to Maspalomas in Gran Canaria, prices starting from €349 for a week at the Vista Oasis Apartments.

Travel digest with Barry Coughlan

A five-star deal in Rome is available from €359pp for three nights in the Radisson Blu Es Hotel for travel (ex Dublin) next month.

Visit  or call (01) 539 7777.

Shandon Travel offers four night a weekend break (October 4-8) in Iceland with direct flights from Dublin to include the Northern Lights and Golden Circle tours.

The tour highlights some of the fascinating cultural and nature experiences the country has to offer and centres on the city of Reykajavik, just a two hour flight away. Contact 021-4277094 for details of a package priced from €599.

At a tad over €5000, the latest offering from Incredible India doesn’t come cheap, but full board trips with international flights from Cork or Dublin included normally don’t.

The Maharashtra Wild Trail is a new journey, a luxury five-star train trip through the north of India and it’s based on two sharing a deluxe cabin on an all inclusive basis. Single cabins are available. Visit

Northern Ireland wouldn’t be generally regarded as a playground for beach lovers, but they abound up there and within the area one can find some of the most spectacular stretches of sand in Europe. The Causeway coastal route alone has over 10 magnificent beaches and views to match.

There’s a big push right now to attract visitors from the south and good deals as well, details of which are available through  or by contacting Tourism Northern Ireland on Callsave 1850 230 230.

A seven night cruise on board the MSC Musica is now available for sale and is being marketed as a winter sunshine cruise. It takes in visits to Abu Dhabi, Khor al Fakkan, Muscat, Khasab and Dubai and is on offer from Travelfox.

The cruise is priced from €899, to include return flights and transfers, free drinks and full board, it features a January 17 start and is suitable for all age groups.


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