Magic Monday: Your weekly ticket to travel happiness!
You might hate Monday, but you'll love Pól Ó Conghaile's weekly pick of five fab travel deals.
Magic Monday is an exclusive selection of special offers designed to brighten up the worst morning of the week. Our focus is always on value, rather than cheap for the sake of cheap. Enjoy!
€99: Select Hotels special
Select hotels is a collection of 25 independently-owned three and four-star hotels in Ireland, and its 'Family Midweek Madness' special offers one night's B&B for two adults and two children under 12 for €99. There's milk and cookies on arrival for the kids, too. 021 439-1998; www.selecthotels.com
€399pp: Cool Kusadasi
Sunway has some good late deals at the 4-star Sea Pearl hotel in Kusadasi, Turkey. Flights plus seven nights on a B&B basis start from just €399pp based on an August 29th departure, with transfers, rep service and 20kg luggage included. 01 288-6828; www.sunway.ie
€409pp: On the Rhodes...
The Greek island of Rhodes was re-introduced by Falcon Holidays this year. Availability is low in peak weeks, but if you leave your departure until August 27th, you can nab seven nights three-star self-catering from €409pp. www.falconholidays.ie
€599pp: Tuscany with Travel Department
Fancy an escorted tour with all the trimmings? Travel Department has direct flights from Dublin to Bologna, seven nights in luxury four-star accommodation (with breakfast and dinner each day), along with a wealth of sightseeing from €599pp. the trip departs July 31st. 01 637-1600; www.traveldepartment.ie
€1,119: Midterm Family hols in Fuengirola
Douglas Travel has a budget package for families in the Costa Del Sol this October mid-term. Return flights from Cork, accommodation at the three-star Fuengirola Beach Apartments, one checked bag and airport transfers for two adults and two kids comes in at €1,119pp. 021 436-5656; www.itaa.ie/offers