Pick a trip to the Tulip Festival or try sky-high yoga

Check-in: Cruises, apps for child-friendly activities and visits to the delights of Italy

Tate St Ives: take a trip to the picturesque fishing harbour in west Cornwall and stay at the Digey Fisherman’s Cottage

Tate St Ives: take a trip to the picturesque fishing harbour in west Cornwall and stay at the Digey Fisherman’s Cottage

 

In Bloom

Amsterdam’s annual Tulip Festival is in full bloom from now until April 14th, with more than 500,000 freshly planted flowers adorning the city. As one of the most enduring symbols of the Netherlands and Amsterdam, the festival celebrates the famous flower and ensures it takes centre stage during the two-week festival, appearing in every museum and institution. Find out more and download the city-wide festival guide at tulpfestival.com.

Amsterdam’s annual Tulip Festival is in full bloom from now until April 14th.

Quite the Stretch

Etihad Airlines are putting their Croke Park Skyline lounge to an unexpected use next month. Starting from Saturday, May 13, guests are invited to sun salute and downward dog 17 storeys above the city in a series of yoga sessions. Under the instruction of yogaru.ie’s Aisling Conn, the yoga classes will be held in the Etihad Skyline, Croke Park’s rooftop walkway and Dublin’s highest open viewing platform, There’s just 15 places in each class, so get booking. The Etihad Skyline Yoga classes cost €25 euro per session, including a juice afterward. oncrokepark.ie/yoga

Top Tipp

Tipperary is taking tourism by the horns, with a new initiative aimed at highlighting the county’s attractions and landmarks. Tipperary Tourism is backed by a joint task force of members of the tourism industry from across the county, with points of interest ranging from the newly launched Butler Trail and Cahir’s Craft Granary to world-class angling on the river Suir. tipperary.com

CRUISE OFFERS

Sail off on a cruise to the Mediterranean, Carribean or northern Europe.
Sail off on a cruise to the Mediterranean, Carribean or northern Europe

Caribbean:

Sail from Miami on the MSC Divina for a 12-night journey to Las Vegas and the Western Caribbean. From €1,715 pp including €50 onboard credit per person, departing October 2nd, 2017. sunway.ie

Mediterranean:

Take a luxury seven-night cruise of the Western Med in July aboard the Azamara Quest taking in Roma, Florence, Santa Margherita, Monte Carlo, St Tropez, Provence and Barcelona. From €2,295pps, including return flights from Dublin departing July 22nd with full board. Call Cassidy Travel on 01-2910000

Northern Europe:

This 12-night cruise with Royal Caribbean from June 14th-26th visits Oslo, Copenhagen, St. Petersburg, Helsinki, Bruges and Belgium from €1,739 per person. royalcaribbean.ie

GET ’APPY

 

Yuggler:

This app helps parents discover child-friendly things to do all over the world. Filter according to your preferences and enjoy discounts through the app, too. Download it for free on the iTunes Store. yuggler.com

COASTAL COOL

With the recent reopening of Tate St Ives, now’s the perfect time to take a trip to the picturesque fishing harbour in west Cornwall. Stay at the Digey Fisherman’s Cottage, a cosy and chic four-bed in the heart of the town, with Porthmeor Beach, the harbour and the art gallery just a few steps from the cottage’s front door. The area is brimming with activities for adults and small ones, from boat trips to Seal Island, and surf and paddle boarding lessons at the beach to the best fish and chips on the Cornish coast. A week’s stay at 32 The Digey Fisherman’s Cottage starts from €200pp (€800 total). aspects-holidays.co.uk

DEALS

Explore Italy:

Discover the riches of Venice and Rome with private access to the Sistine Chapel and exclusive dinner in the Vatican. Reduced to €2,099pps for the eight days luxury tour. 1890-0989898. insightvacations.com

Canada is 150:

Celebrate with a three-night trip to St John’s in New Foundland in the four-star Sheraton from €699pps. Grenham Travel, 0906-492028

Shortcut to Asia:

Special fares from Finnair to Bangkok one-way from €281, Beijing from €445, Shanghai business from €1,444, and Seoul business from €1,505. Finnair.ie and your local travel agent

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