European two- and three-night breaks from €160pps
October to December is the cheapest time of the year to take a break in Europe, for two or three nights. Trips to Lisbon will cost from €160pps, Rome from €175pps, Prague from €183pps, Budapest from €185pps, Nice from €195pps and Munich from €253pps, gohop.ie, 01-2412389.
Teletext deals for November from €265pps
No need to check out the telly, you can see Teletext deals on your computer or smartphone for November deals. Costa del Sol from Shannon on November 12th in the Sunset Beach Club, Benalmadena, from €265pps and Malta from Dublin in the Sunny Coast Resort, St Paul's Bay from €275pps. A week in Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote from €370pps Blue Sea Hotel, Los Fiscos. teletextholidays.ie, 01-6950463.
Get sun-kissed for Christmas in the Canary Island from €359pps
A week in the sun just before Christmas is ideal to perk up your skin and look good for the season ahead. Sunway has trips to Lanzarote, Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura from €359pps for a week from December 16th. It is the Monte Verde Apartments in Gran Canaria, the Oasis Duna apartments in Fuerteventura and in Lanzarote the Oasis Apartments, sunway.ie, 01-2311833.
Kayak the Camino from €645pps
Here's a different way to explore the Camino de Santiago by gently paddling the Arousa Estuary and the Ulla River on a kayak to discover the Camino del Mar. The five-day trip includes all your equipment and guides. Your luggage will be transported from hotel to hotel as you make your way to Santiago. The route will include three kayaking days, of about 58km and a walking day. Price includes en suite hotel accommodation, breakfast and evening dinner, luggage transfer, private transfers to and from airport, flights extra, available from April to October, travelnet.ie, 021 4851700.
Ski early from €630
Get your skiing in early this year in the high altitude resorts of Val d'Isere, Meribel and Morzine. Highlife will have trips on December 3rd, 10th and 17th staying in their luxury chalets from €630pps adults and under 11s from €518pps and includes accommodation, meals, drinks, transfers, flights extra. Get your ski boots ready and enjoy being pampered by the Highlife team, highlife.ie, 01-6771100.
Escape to Estoril and the Lisbon Coast for a week from €689pps
Enjoy a week of relaxing on the Lisbon Coast at Estoril. Walk the promenade and the beaches, visit Cascais, a short walk away and take a tour of Sintra. Spend your evenings in the casino, where there is entertainment as well as gambling. A week in a four-star hotel from October to March half board with transfers, flights, and guided tours, traveldepartment.ie, 01-6371600
Scare the daylights out of teenagers
The scariest horror attraction, Phobophobia; Night Terrors returns to London from October 21st- 31st, if you happen to be there during those 10 days take in the feast of horror. The world-famous haunted site is at London Bridge and if you turn up in pyjamas, there is €5 off the ticket price, £27.95 (€31.50), you must be over 16. thelondonbridgeexperience.com