Tour Thailand, taste Big Bertha’s gin or sail to Santander

Great Escapes: Spain, Thailand, romance in the midlands, spring on the Danube

Thailand

Thailand

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Tour Thailand

Take in three destinations in Thailand with Cassidytravel. Spend two nights in Bangkok, five nights in Koh Samui, five nights in Phuket and experience this tropical country. Cassidytravel.ie, 0818 332500, from €1,799pps

Gin and It

Take a two night break to Ballyvolane Country House and take home a bottle of Bertha’s homemade milk gin. Two nights with dinner in lovely north cork near Fermoy. ballyvolanehouse.ie, €270, 025-36349

Camping holidays in Spain by ferry

Langre beach at Cantabria, Spain.
Langre beach at Cantabria, Spain.

Book the new ferry service to Santander from Cork for your family camping holiday. Travelling in June for 11 nights will cost from €1,199 per family. The price is for two adults and two children in a four-berth cabin. Staying in Cantabria in the Noja in a two-bedroom mobile home. shandontravelworldwide.ie

Romance in the Midlands

The Heritage Killinard mini-moon / romance package is designed for romance and relaxation. From the moment you arrive until the moment you leave, the hotel will pamper and spoil you leaving you rested and relaxed - the perfect start to married life or just the perfect romantic break away.

You’ll be greeted with champagne and chocolates on arrival to your junior suite, where you will stay in luxury for two nights, with a petal turndown each evening and breakfast in bed on the morning of your choice. Throughout your stay you can enjoy unlimited access to The Heritage Spa Experience, a sensory journey blending heating and cooling sensations that leaves the body feeling soothed, relaxed and reinvigorated, and full access to The Club with its pool, jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. You will both be pampered with a heavenly spa treatment in the ESPA spa. The Heritage Killenard, Killenard, Co Laois. 057-8645500

Join the Wild Atlantic Way at Glengarriff

Garnish Island
Garnish Island

Discover the beauty of west Cork on a short break in the Eccles Hotel in Glengarriff. Enjoy the scenery by bike, kayak or hiking. A visit to the tropical Garnish Island should also be on the cards and the hotel provide picnics. One night from €89 per room and two nights with dinner and B&B from €290 for two. eccleshotel.com

Spring on the Danube

The Hungarian Parliament Building (Hungarian: Országház) on the bank of the Danube, Budapest. View from the Castle Hill.
The Hungarian Parliament Building (Hungarian: Országház) on the bank of the Danube, Budapest. View from the Castle Hill.

Take a break in one of Europe’s splendid cities - Budapest. A four-star break for three nights in the Golden Park Hotel will cost from €259pps in May.

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Stunning Sardinia is back

Costa Smeralda, Sardinia
Costa Smeralda, Sardinia

One of the most popular Italian islands is now on sale again with Stein Travel this summer. Alghero on the west coast is a popular blend of sandy beaches, history and cuisine. A week in the San Marco Hotel will cost from €649pps in June. Steintravel.ie or 01-5175990

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