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Cruising along the majestic Danube in the Ama Magna. Our three-day itinerary takes us to Vienna, Esztergom and Budapest.

It took Lorna Allen from Toronto five years to talk her husband Greg into a cruise holiday. When he finally succumbed in 1988 with some reluctance, it(...)

Police close a road near  Branville, Normandy, last Friday, ahead of the arrival of 34 French citizens by bus following their  evacuation from the Chinese city of Wuhan, which is at the centre of the coronavirus outbreak. Photograph: Lou Benoist/AFP via Getty Images

Irish people are stalling on holiday bookings as coronavirus spreads to several European countries, but travel agents say they have yet to see an outb(...)

We sit into a long sledge and the pack of 12 fluffy, excited dogs, yapping and jumping around, suddenly stand to attention and take off.

There are more reindeer than people in Lapland – or so they say. This beautiful, snowy region at the northernmost tip of Finland is home to roughly 20(...)

Guests have to pay for skis and boots separately – the rest is all-inclusive, from food and drinks to lessons and lift passes.

“Club Med is like. . .” I ventured as I sat with my ski-class mates on a chairlift, “A big hug,” says one. That’s extraordinary, I think, as it is exa(...)

If Thomas Cook, with 178 years of experience, can go to the wall, what hope is there for others selling traditional package holidays? Photograph: Digital Vision/Getty

Michael O’Leary knows how to grab a headline. This week the Ryanair boss declared that he thinks the package-holiday market “is screwed, it’s over... (...)

Bodrum is Turkey’s most famous resort, well known for its nightlife. Photograph: iStock

It was 5.45am on a cold summer morning, and we were part of a bleary-eyed group on the packed Ryanair flight to Bodrum from Dublin, the new route havi(...)

The Hendrick is a 146-room property, with self-check-in and check-out technology

Fancy that  Ireland’s first street art hotel has opened in Dublin’s Smithfield. The Hendrick is a 146-room property, with self-check-in and chec(...)

Hols Pricewatch

Not long ago a woman got in touch with this page looking for help. She was planning to spend a portion of an inheritance on a once-in-a-lifetime holid(...)

 St Sebastian Church in Negombo after multiple explosions targeted churches and hotels across Sri Lanka. Photograph: Stringer/Getty

Irish tourists who cancel upcoming holidays to Sri Lanka in the wake of Easter weekend’s terrorist attacks will not be able to claim anything under th(...)

Family favourite: Number Sixteen in London

Firm favourite Keep the whole family entertained this Easter at Number Sixteen in London. With Hyde Park and the many museums of south Kensington on (...)

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