Texas to Cavan: new year travel bargains

Great escapes: detox in Farnham estate; visit the London Ferrari exhibition or boxercise at the Conrad

Texan thrill

American Sky has launched a new series of fly/drive trips to the US for 2018, designed with tricky-to-please teens in mind. Try their Saddle Up To Texas itinerary, which includes a tour of the AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys, and a stay on a working cattle ranch. The 10-day tour starts from €1,849 pp in June, July, and August 2018. Visit americansky.ie for a full selection of trips.

Detox break 

The good folks at Farnham Estate are ringing in the new year with a special 20 per cent off their best available rates from January 7th until March 29th. Detox with healthy fare at their Botanica restaurant, get the body moving on the 18-hole golf course or in their health spa, and start 2018 the right way. Visit farnhamestate.com for more.

Healthy options

For a stay that’ll get your adrenaline pumping this month, check out The Conrad’s latest package, offering guests an early Saturday morning boxercise class. The fitness offer includes an overnight stay on Friday, welcome smoothie and healthy treats on arrival in your room, full access to the 24-hour fitness centre in the hotel and a 45-minute boxercise/HIIT class on Saturday morning at 8am, followed by a full buffet and a la carte breakfast in The Coburg packed with lots of healthy choice options. From €279 per room per night. Book now at conradhotels.com.

Speedy stay

Treat yourself to an Italian weekend in London this spring with the Baglioni hotel in Kensington. The five-star has teamed up with the new Ferrari exhibition at the Kensington Design Museum to offer guests a weekend of Italian glamour. The exhibition celebrates 70 years of the iconic motor company's creative development since the launch of the first car in 1947. Once you've perused the auto show return to the hotel for their afternoon tea with an Italian twist and stay overnight from £275 per night, based on two adults sharing on B&B basis. Visit baglionihotels.com for more.