Travel digest with Barry Couglan

Exploring Edinburgh
Edinburgh is an anytime of the year option for visits, with plenty of culture and shopping all rolled into one package on tap.

A current deal offered by SuperBreak.ie has scope to explore Edinburgh Castle, the National War Museum of Scotland and much more besides for a decent price of €132.50. 

The deal is for two nights out of Dublin on November 27 and includes accommodation at the four-star DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh Queensferry. Check out www.superBreak.ie or http://itaa.ie/2016/10/27/edinburgh/

Mid-term luxury break

Expect to pay more than €3,300, but for that, Classic Collection will provide a luxurious February mid-term all-inclusive holiday for a family of four in Fuerteventura. Once the booking is made there won’t be much more to spend.

The company offers the four-star SBH Monica Beach for a February 17 departure date out of Dublin with flights, accommodation and private transfers thrown in. Telephone 01 5413000 or visit www.classic-collection.ie.

Christmas hotel packages

There will be Christmas hotel packages in abundance throughout Ireland, one of them from Cork’s River Lee. From Thursday, December 1 to Sunday, January 22, the hotel offers a Christmas pantomime package to include a family ticket to see Cinderella at the Cork Opera House.

The deal offers an overnight stay from €209 in total and clients will have full use of the leisure facilities. Tel 021 4937790 or visit www.doylecollection.com/riverlee

Early bargains for 2017

Falcon Holidays and Thomson are already planning for 2017 with low booking deposits and thousands of free child places for bargain hunters. Details: visit www.falconholidays.ie;www.thomsonholidays.ie, call 1850 45 35 45 or contact any local travel agent.

Caribbean package savings

There are 20 more days to save up to €900 on a seven-night Caribbean holiday with Tropical Sky. 

The company has cut-price deals to St Lucia, staying at the Coconut Bay Beach Resort and Spa, with the cost now from €1,729 per person sharing. Departures from Dublin are between January 9 and February 28 but bookings must be made before November 25.

The deal is all-inclusive at a hotel set in 85 acres. 

Uniquely, accommodation can be either in adult-only or family-friendly wings. Details on www.tropicalsky.ie or 01 664 9999.


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