Travel Bag: A staycation in Co Galway
A Barna break, Paris cuisine and exploring Canada are all on offer
The idea of a staycation in a modern cottage, just outside Galway in the village of Barna, sounds idyllic enough, but the personalised touches at Galway Coastal Cottages are what makes a stay here a cut above. Partners Dan and Sarah cut their teeth in the chalet business in France before returning to Ireland to offer holidaymakers in the west the best experience possible. The couple is on site for recommendations, insider tips and to share their combined experience of 25 years to guests who can choose from nine cottages, each with their own amenities and style. Visit galwaycoastcottages.com for more.
Award-winning food tour operator Eating Europe Tours expands their epicurean offering this month with the addition of a Paris tour. Guests are invited to taste the delights of the 10th arrondissement, with foodie influences from all over the world along with the culinary traditions that have made French cuisine the epitome of culinary excellence. Visit eatingeurope.com for more.
Dine out with your dad this Sunday at the InterContinental Dublin where the five-star is set to serve up Caribbean grub for a brunch with a difference. The whole family can enjoy the food and entertainment from €42pp, see intercontinentaldublin.ie for details and bookings.
Discover Canada this autumn with the Travel Department’s Maple Leaf Trail package, a nine-night getaway that explores everything from the city of Toronto to Niagara Falls (pictured). The route travels through the farmland in Kingston and the Thousand Islands resort region, French Canada and Montreal before finishing in the UNESCO-listed city of Quebec. From €1,899pp including return flights from Dublin, nine nights’ B&B hotel accommodation, excursions, local guides, transfers and all taxes and charges, departing September 2018 to June 2019; traveldepartment.ie.