Three weeks winter holidays from €176pps
Long-stay holidays over the winter are available with Abbey Travel for amazing prices, from November to February. Self-catering accommodation for three weeks and longer is available in the Algarve, Costa del Sol, Malta and Cyprus. Prices for three weeks are from €176pps to €396 with flights, depending on quality of accommodation,abbeytravel.ie, 01-8047100.
Join the Grand Tour of Kerry
You do not have to go as far as Vietnam or India to have the full Francis Brennan Grand Tour treatment. From November 5th to 8th, Francis and his brother John will be leading a group on a three-day tour of Kerry. The tour will begin with dinner in the Park Hotel, Kenmare and a talk about Kerry by Francis. Two days will be spent exploring the wonders of Kerry. The price from €595pps B&B includes three nights' accommodation, two dinners and the tours. Collection from Killarney rail station possible for the 1pm Dublin train arriving in Killarney at 4.15pm. Book on 064-6641200.
Bargain hunting for USA holidays and cruise holidays
The annual Touramerica and Cruise Holidays sale takes place in Moran's Red Cow Hotel in Dublin on Sunday October 1st from 10am - 6pm. Meet the airlines, cruise companies, hotels and attractions for planning your holiday. Big discounts are available on the day for customers who book and pay a deposit.
Save up to €840 per couple on a Dubai holiday
The extraordinary Atlantis The Palm is on sale for November. This beach resort has some of the best water parks, aquariums, marine centre, spas, nightlife and fine dining venues in Dubai. Close to the mega malls, you could do your Christmas shopping, too. Four nights with flights, five-star hotel accommodation, transfers and breakfast will cost from €1,389pps. Book before October 31st for stays from November 6th to 20th with tropicalsky.ie, 01-6649999.
Winter sun from €70 each way
Good news for winter sun worshippers: The Morroccan airline Air Arabia Maroc will be operating a service two days per week from Dublin, on Wednesdays and Saturdays, to the beach town of Agadir. Flights will begin in October from €70 each way for basic flights. Air Arabia Maroc is the biggest low cost carrier in Morocco. airarabia,com.
Walking holiday to the tropical El Hierro in the Canary Islands
Explore the autumn weather on the tropical El Hierro one of the most unspoilt Canary Islands. A five day walking trip with Shane Gray will cost from €445pps and includes ferries, accommodation, two nights in Tenerife and guided walking. Book your flights to Tenerife and Shane takes over from there, see shane-gray.com and 095 43834. Available dates are October 16th, November 6th and November 20th.
A four-star week in Thailand from €799pps
Stay for a week in the four-star Kata Palm Resort and Spa, just five minute from the beach on Phuket island. The price includes flights, accommodation and transfers, shandontravel.ie, 021-4277094.