Travel Bag: We check out the deals so you don’t have to
A cool festival offer in Iceland, garden-themed holidays and much more
That journey from the airport to the city centre. Photograph: Getty
Travel website kayak.ie has revealed the most cost-effective and efficient ways for Irish passengers to make their way from the airport to their city destinations across Europe. The most expensive airports to hail a cab from include Paris, Rome and London where travellers could save up to €45 by choosing public transport instead. Most surprisingly, a taxi in Shannon or Cork costs four times as much as the airport bus while taking just as long. For the full results see kayak.ie
Wow Air is sponsoring a new multimedia celebration in Iceland this festive season, offering festival-goers 10 per cent off travel to and from the country. Norður og Niður, which translates to “go North and go down”, takes place this December 27th-30th at Reykjavik’s Harpa concert hall with acts including Sigur Rós, Jarvis Cocker and Hot Chip set to perform. You can book discounted flights until October 30th at.wowair.ie and for more on the festival check out harpa.is
The Travel Department has launched a selection of garden-themed holidays for 2018 including Catalonia, Shakespeare’s Gardens, the Winter Gardens of Cambridge and Japan’s cherry blossom season. The tours will be led by experts Frances and Iain Mac Donald, who run The Bay Garden in Co Wexford. For more visit traveldepartment.ie
Wineport Lodge in Athlone, Co Westmeath, has the perfect autumn anecdote with their new package. Stay for two nights in the lakeside escape with breakfast in bed, dinner on one evening and a Voya or Yon-Ka treatment in their treatment suites followed by a dip in the rooftop hot tub. The Ultimate Autumn Unwind package starts from €240pps from now until November 30th. See irelands-blue-book.ie for more.