Great Escapes: Holiday in Malta in October for €289

The best travel deals this week at home and abroad

Maltese sun in October from €289pps

There's lots on – apart from the sun – in Malta this October. From October 5th to 8th the Malta Classic will take place with, more than 70 pre-1976 cars on display. In Birgu, one of Malta's oldest cities has a festival with historical re-enactments from October 13th to 15th and the Rolex Middle Sea Yachting race will take place on October 21st.

Budget Travel has lots of winter sun deals to Malta, using the five times weekly Ryanair service. For example, you can depart Dublin on October 9th and stay a week at the three-star Topaz Hotel, Bugibba (room only) from €359 pp or on October 16th and stay a week at three-star Qawra Point Holiday Complex, St Pauls Bay B&B from €289pps. Prices include flights with Ryanair, accommodation and transfers. See, 01-4350022, and for information and events details.

€300pp off a trip to Mombasa, Kenya


Picture this, walking on soft white sand gazing out at the aquamarine Indian Ocean and feeling the warm sun on your shoulders. Save up to €300 per person on a seven-night stay at the four-star boutique Pinewood Beach Resort and Spa. If booked before September 30th for travel between October 1st and December 10th, it will cost from €1,139pps all inclusive., 01-664 9999.

Cork to Boston Providence return from €171.05

Norwegian Airlines is celebrating its 15th birthday with a special sale fare from Cork to Boston Providence, with flights from €99 one way. The sale is for fares booked by September18th. Travel from October 16th - March 16th, 2018. The return on some days is only €72.05 which means returns from €171.05,

Ready to go on Sunday?

Last minute deals available for a week in Sorrento, on the Amalfi Coast departing Sunday 3rd, from Dublin, reduced from €819 to €599pps

Imagine the Bay of Naples at this time of the year, it will be perfect temperatures and the crowd will have lessened. Staying in the Londra Hotel, the price includes flights, accommodation B&B and 20kg luggage., 01-6111047.

Autumn in Croatia from €786pps

Discover the idyllic island of Brac in Croatia from September 13th. A week in the Hotel Kastil in Bol will cost from €786 B&B ,, 01-8780800.

Is this the nicest hotel in Lanzarote? Upgrades for December bookings.

Book the five-star Princess Yaiza Suite hotel now for December 2, 9 or 16 and get a free upgrade to a one bedroom suite from €999pps B&B. Flights from dublin, Cork and Shannon. Set in tropical gardens the Princess Yaiza is right on the beach and has great facilities and activities,, 01 -2311800.

Shake your booty in Cork for Ireland’s largest fancy dress party

The last weekend of the month September 29 and 30 is the biggest fancy dress party for the Decades Festival, All around Cork the pubs will be hopping with music from the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and 00s. Book one of the hippest hotels in Cork, the newly renovated Montenotte Hotel from €148 per room per night, ,0 21- 453 0050