Tuesday 20 August 2019

Magic Monday: Holidays from €199 in this week's Top 5 travel deals!

Every week, #MagicMonday brings you our Travel Editor's pick of the week's best travel deals

Madrid at night
Madrid at night
Pól Ó Conghaile

Pól Ó Conghaile

You might hate Monday, but you'll love our weekly pick of Ireland's top travel offers...

€199: A post-Picnic pick-me-up

Anyone who's been to Electric Picnic knows the primal craving for a hot shower and civilised clean sheets after the festival.

Step up The Heritage Hotel, near Stradbally, which has a post-Picnic package including B&B, a two-hour spa experience (including a back massage, mini-facial and soothing scalp massage), an hour-long spa treatment and dinner. Boom! It's available Monday, September 2, from €199 for two sharing. 057 864-5500; theheritage.com

€220pp: Banquets on blankets

Speaking of picnics, a handful of Ireland's Blue Book properties are offering picnic packages this year, including Galway's Currarevagh House. It has a two-night stay with a four-course dinner on one evening and a picnic to take out on a rowing boat from €440 for two people. 091 552312; irelandsbluebook.com

€229pp: Make for Madrid

ClickAndGo.com has a three-night city break in Madrid from €229pp this August. The deal includes flights from Dublin, and accommodation at the 4-star Aguamar Hotel based on two sharing, room-only. 01 539-7777; clickandgo.com.

€475pp: Take off to Torremolinos

ITAA member Dawson Travel has flights from Cork plus seven nights in Spain's Torremolinos from €475pp departing August 15. Accommodation is at the 3-star Hotel Kristal on a room-only basis. 021 427-4397; dawsontravel.ie; itaa.ie/offers

€595: Family theme park thrills

Irish Ferries has a return car ferry crossing from Dublin to Holyhead, two-day park passes to Alton Towers Resort & CBeebies Land, and a three-night stay in the Tillington Hall Hotel from €595 for a family of four (kids aged under 11). The offer is valid until August 16. 0818 300 400; irishferries.com/alton

PS. 20pc off Aer Lingus flights

Fly away on a summer sale? Aer Lingus has 20pc off European routes like Malaga, Faro, London, Paris and Berlin - book by midnight tonight, July 22, for travel between August 21 and October 16. aerlingus.com

NB: All travel deals subject to availability/change.

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