Pull out all the stops in Thailand – from €4,150 per person

Great escapes: Seven enticing deals including a trip to Cyprus and visit to the Woolpack

Turkey and Cyprus are back for 2019

Tui Holidays have announced the return of Dalaman, Turkey, and Paphos, Cyprus, for summer 2019. Both destinations had been very popular but closed due to economic reasons. Flying direct from Dublin, special opening offers will include thousands of free child places, low booking deposits and €100 discounts.

Sale begins on April 5th, tuiholidays.ie, 1850453545.

Luxury villas in Portugal

Holiday Homes Direct has added new properties to their portfolio in Portugal, in Dunas Douradas, Quinta do Lago, and Vale do Lobo. Villas range from three-six bedrooms, ideal for families and friends. Prices are from €3,000-€6,000 in high season. There is some availability for May from €2,200 per week. Holidayhomesdirect.ie, 01 853643.

Upmarket Thailand

Explore the beauty of Thailand on a very special trip with Oroko Travel. From the bustle of Bangkok to the pristine beaches of Phuket. Staying in five-star hotels, there will be tours to visit the elephants, explore the tropical forests and fish in the Andaman Sea. Oroko the bespoke travel company will arrange every detail from €4,150pps, orokotravel.ie, 01 2600240.


Walk into the Woolpack

Emmerdale fans will love the two-day tour of the famous set. See behind the scenes, visit the Woolpack, and the villages of Otley and Esholt in Yorkshire. Two nights by coach and ferry with hotel accommodation and tours will cost from €259pps, celtichorizontours.com, 016292000.

Not too late for a last minute ski trip over Easter. Crystal Ski Holidays has some seats available for La Plagne at €1,600 for March 31st. Accommodation in Bride-les-Bains, Val Thorens, Alpe d'Huez and Tignes from €399pps, crystalski.ie, 01 653 3504.

Cycling the Canal du Midi

Cycle the tree-lined path along the Canal du Midi, from ancient Roman cities to the Mediterranean coast. Ride through the picturesque Corbières region and absorb the rich history, from the Narbonne's 12th-century cathedral to the medieval fortress town of Carcassonne. Along the way, stock up on regional cuisine and excellent local wines, from £953pps (€1,087), explore.co.uk/summersale.

U2 in New York

Enjoy the magic of U2 in Madison Square Garden on June 25th this year. Flights, four nights' accommodation in the Pennsylvania Hotel, and tickets from €899pps, steintravel.ie, 01 5175990.

Last chance for an Easter break

Six nights in the four-star Bella Vista Hotel in Malta from €230pps on April 3rd or five nights in the Park Hotel, Malta, from €239pps from April 5th. Prices include flights, accommodation and transfers from Gohop.ie, 01 2412389.