Travel digest with Barry Couglan

An Indian odyssey
Travel digest with Barry Couglan

The start off ‘tour of the month’ is the Deccan Odyssey, a luxury five-star train journey with either six or seven night itineraries starting and finishing in either Delhi or Mumbai.

For details, go to or telephone 0818 300 204.

Fly-cruise adventures

Sunway is promoting a variety of holidays with Celebrity Cruises on some of the finest ships in the world. Amongst them is a ten-night Western Caribbean fly-cruise starting in Miami with three nights on terra firma.

Flights from Dublin are included and prices start from €1729 for a February departure.

Guests buying a Glacier Fly-Cruise from Vancouver will fly out from Dublin on June 3 to begin an eight-night package with one night hotel in Vancouver.

The first passenger will pay from €2695 and the second from €1805. For details see or on 01-2311800.

Halloween fun

The Ghosts and Goblins, a two-night Halloween package at the Park Hotel, Dungarvan, is priced from €125 per adult sharing (two kids up to 12 go free sharing) and includes two nights bed and breakfast and dinner on one evening, dinner for the kids on one evening and a family ticket to Ardmore Open Farm.

The Kids Club runs each evening for four hours and offers some spooky activities, story telling and a dress up disco. Call 058 42899 or log on to

Thailand extravaganza

Discover Travel offers a very different Thailand holiday of 15 nights with stays in no less than four different destinations.

The holiday includes six nights bed and breakfast at the four-star Beachfront Resort and Villa in Khao Lak, two nights full board at the Elephant Hills in Khao Sok, four nights bed and breakfast at the Deevana Plaza in Krabi and another three nights at the Aetas Hotel in Bangkok.

Priced from €1999, the deal is valid for travel in May and June of next year. Details on or phone 021 4635440.

Family package

The Clarion Hotel in Limerick is currently offering a one night family package priced from €150 and it includes a family pass to the Delta Centre for all of the family. Telephone +353 (0)61 444 or check out

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