Summer Hols: Last Chance Saloon!
Left it late to book your summer holidays? We've got 10 last-minute deals to get you away in August...
€99pp: Southport with Stena Line
Stena Line ferries has several late deals in August, including a seven night break for a family of four from €399. The price includes return ferry travel by car to Holyhead or Fishguard, with accommodation in a one-bed apartment in Pontins Prestatyn or Southport. Stena also has three night breaks from €365, and four nights from €375.
Details: 01 204-733; www.stenaline.ie/pontins
€379pp: Away to the Algarve
Lowcostholidays.ie is living up to its name with a last-minute getaway to the Algarve for €379pp. Based on an August 19th departure from Dublin, the price includes flights and seven nights self-catering (based on two sharing) in Albufeira.
Details: 01 485-3835; www.lowcostholidays.ie
€449pp: Seven nights in Tunisia
Cassidy Travel has seven nights at the two-star Dream Beach Hotel in Tunisia on a B&B basis from €449pp, departing August 15th. Family deals at the three-star Golf Residence start at €1,427 for two adults and one child, and €1,846 for two adults and two children.
Details: 0818 382500; www.cassidytravel.ie
€455pp: Lanzarote from Shannon
Departing August 23rd, Falcon has flights plus seven nights in three-star self-catering at Playa Blanca from €455pp. The price is per person, based on two sharing.
Details: 1850 453545; www.falconholidays.ie
€579pp: A little magic in Mayrhofen
Ever considered Austria as a summer holiday hotspot? Crystal Summer has flights plus seven nights at the three-star B&B Post Hotel Resort Mayrhofen from €579pp. The price includes transfers, with a departure date of August 13th.
Details: 01 673-3839; www.crystalsummer.ie
€579pp: 14 nights in Turkey
The Travel Broker, based on Dublin's Mount Vernon Street, has a fortnight in Turkey up for grabs from €579pp. Departing August 15th, the package includes flights, transfers and 14 nights at the three-star Kaseria Hotel. Seven nights are also available from €479pp.
Details: 01 833-3921; www.itaa.ie/offers; email@example.com
€589pp: All-inclusive in Ibiza
Departing Dublin on August 27th, Thomson Holidays has flights plus seven nights at the three-star San Miguel Beach Club from €789pp. That's a Wednesday, so it may not suit families... but then again, it may absolutely suit couples.
Details: 1800 354535; www.thomsonholidays.ie
€719pp: Va-va-voom on the Venetian Riviera
Topflight has the three-star Star plus Hotel Milton Romantik on the Venetian Riviera from €699pp, based on an August 23rd departure. That's the last week of the summer holidays... so why not spend it on the Lido di Jesolo?
Details: 01 240-1700; www.topflight.ie
€791pp: Marvellous Marbella
HolidaysOnline.ie is a good one-stop-shop website crunching fares from Sunway, Topflight, Crystal, Falcon and more, and it has seven nights in Marbella from €791pp. Accommodation is in the three-star Cortijo Blanco.
€979pp: Five-star Abu Dhabi
Trailfinders has seven nights at the five-star Yas Viceroy in Abu Dhabi for less than a grand departing August 21st. The holiday, based on two adults and two children sharing, includes direct flights and half-board. The hotel is right next to Ferrari World.
Details: 01 677-788; www.trailfinders.ie
NB: All prices subject to availability. Deals should be treated as lead-in offers with all the implications that implies - check out user reviews of accommodation before you book.