DEALS:A few places are available for an Elizabeth Hitchock two-week guided tour to India, taking in Delhi, the Taj Mahal, Jaipur, the Kerala backwaters and more departing November 12th. Flights, accommodation, transfers, temples, palaces, forts, elephants, boats, beaches, Ayurvedic treatments included, from €2,295pps. Tel: 1890-303303
Have a car-free, care-free break with Railbreaks, with two nights’ B&B, one dinner and transfers from Dublin to Wexford and Waterford from €149pps and Tralee, Sligo, Westport and Clifden from €169pps, 01-856 0069, irishrail.ie.
Get your surf on in Portugal this month – and watch 11-time world champion Kelly Slater in action at the Rip Curl Pro competition – with Surf Holidays. Seven nights accommodation, five days of surf lessons, equipment and a bird’s eye view of the competition from €395pps from October 13th – 20th. See surfholidays.com
Explore Carlow on a three-night break to the Talbot Hotel and visit Mount Leinster, follow the Saints Trail or join a walking festival, €99pps BB and three dinners, 059-915 3000, talbothotelcarlow.ie.