Family sun holidays in June: From 1960s cruises to painting in Tuscany

Great Escapes: €500 off holidays to Barbados, Club Med Provence for a lovely break

Carvoeiro beach, Algarve, Portugal.

Family sun holidays in June

Algarve Clube Praia da Ora from €425pps, Salou Cye Holiday Centre €442, Cosa de Almeria June 5th hotel Indalo €363pps., 015175990.

Barbados here I come

Save up to €500 per person on seven-night stays at the four-star Bougainvillea Barbados Resort, departing between now and October 31st, 2018. The offer means that this holiday now costs from €1,429 pps. Bougainvillea is located at the island's south coast, close to great restaurants and beaches. On site there are two swimming pools and a spa., 0667164410.

Paint the Italian spring

Scenic Tuscany landscape with rolling hills and valleys in golden morning light, Val d’Orcia, Italy.

Join artist Trudi Doyle in Montecatini, Tuscany on a painting holiday. A week in the La Pia Hotel, with no single supplement is perfect for beginners or improvers.There will be a trip to Florence for the Uffizi Gallery visit and two-day trips to paint the hillside medieval village. Seven days half-board from €895pp, non-painters €865 flights extra,, 087 6658500.

Relive your youth on The Blue Cruise

Selection of British musical pop/rock bands from the sixties. In this photo there are record covers artists who will be playing on the Blue Cruise.

Booking being taken for next February for On The Blue Cruise where you can relieve you youth with The Zombies, Dave Mason, ELO, Procol Harum, Moody Blues, Al Stewart, Wishbone Ash and more. The cruise is being hosted by journalists Sal Cirrincione and Jon Kirkman. The five-night voyage sails from Miamai on February 10th. This five-night cruise Miami, Florida, aboard Royal Caribbean's Mariner of the Seas next February 10th-15th (2019) and visit two ports: Nassau/Paradise Island, Bahamas and the Private Isle of Labadee. More details and Facebook. Prices from $1,099pps.


Book early for best deals

Marina in Palma De Majorca with Bellver castle on the hill.

Seven nights in the four-star Meliá Palma Bay, Palma from only €264pp. Price includes: return flights ex-Dublin, seven nights' accommodation on a B&B basis, taxes and charges from July 17th. Spend Re10 nights in the three-star Choromar, Albufeira from only €329pp. Price includes: flights from Dublin, 10 nights accommodation on a self-catering basis, August 27th. Spend seven nights in the three-star Sa Coma Club Apartments from €329pps, Portugal. Price includes: flights from Dublin, seven nights accommodation on a self-catering basis, June 17th. Going out from Cork a week in Benalmadena Playa will cost from €439pps from August 4th,, 01 2412389

Explore Provence Club Med style

Lavender field with a small town in Provence Location: Cereste, Provence, France.

Between the mountains and the sea in Provence and close to Cannes is an ideal holiday resort. Staying in the Opio en Provence you can play tennis, golf, and enjoy lots of outdoor activities. Seven nights all inclusive in May is from €1,299pps,, 01-2366800.

Singing and dancing for over-50s holidays

Torremolinos, Spain. where an incredible week of all-star entertainment can be enjoyed.

Get ready for an incredible week of all-star entertainment with Red Hurley, Sandy Kelly, Brendan Shine, Paddy Casey and a host of Irish entertainers from May 16th. Stay in the luxurious Blue Sea Gran Hotel Cervantes which offers comfortable and stylish accommodation in a fantastic location in the heart of Torremolinos,, 01 2941000.