Travel Tuesday Off Peak and Over 55 Deals this winter

Travel off peak means big savings and time is the luxury needed to avail of these special offers. A Euro will go three or four times further by going away at times when most people, especially those with small families, simply can’t. That’s why the over 55 and retired traveller can get better value. It’s also a great way to escape the worst of winter and some properties will throw in an extra week stay for free.

TUI Holidays are here. There’s lots going on in the travel industry with  seat sales and launches of new products to check into this website for updates and travel news. Last Week Falcon holidays and Thomson jointed forces to become TUI so watch out what they have to offer over the coming months. See offers below and go to for more details

  • 28 November 2017, Dublin to Lanzarote, stay for 7nights in the 3* San Marcial, Matagorda, Self Catering from €565pp
  • 30 November 2017, Dublin to Lanzarote, stay for 7nights in the 3* El Trebol (Suneo), Costa Teguise, All Inclusive from €699pp
  • 07 December 2017, Dublin to Gran Canaria, stay for 7nights in the 5*+ Clubhotel Riu Papayas (Platnium collection), Playa del Ingles, All Inclusive from €933pp
  • 28 November 2017, Dublin to Fuerteventura, stay for 7nights in the 5* TUI Sensimar Royal Palm, Jandia, B&B from €836pp

Irish Hotel Federation launches its new website today and Topflight have a sale for anyone wishing to ski.

I’ve gathered together a range of breaks to help you get away this winter. Always check out the Irish Travel Agents Association for deals and travel news.



Escape the harsh with with three weeks all inclusive in Club Praia D’oura in the beautiful Algarve

Prices range from €560 per person for three weeks in November and December. Includes Flights and full board.

Going out November 7th or December 2nd 2017 and flying from Dublin


Great value getaway to Malta on 2nd December for some Winter Sun for 7 Nights including flights, transfers, accommodation in 4* Maritim Antonine Hotel on B&B Basis and a half day Valletta and Malta Experience Tour

Cost €269 per person based on 2 adults sharing

Contact us on 046 9068600 / 1890 289 255 or email

Click here for more information.

Winter sun with Click and Go  to Lanzarote in December from €389pp

From €389pp for the 3 Key Puertocarmen Aparthotel.  Price is per person based on 2 adults sharing in December 2017.

Price includes:

I love Lanzarote there’s so much to do and many people don’t take time to explore the wonderful Cesar Manrique Foundation  

This beautiful house is also an art gallery and homage to one of the greatest and least applauded Spanish artists of the twentieth Century. Look out for his sculptures all over the island.

Over 50’s 4 Start Lanzarote from €499pp

  • 7 nights in the 4 star Beatriz Costa Teguise & Spa Hotel, Costa Teguise
  • Twin/Double room on a Half Board basis
  • Free Wine and Water with Evening Meals
  • Direct Return flights from Dublin to Lanzarote
  • Airport transfers
  • Airport taxes & charges
  • Travel: November – January

4* Winter Sun in the Costa del Sol in December from €359pp

From €359pp for the 4 star Sunset Beach Club Apartments. Price is per person based on 2 adults sharing for travel in December 2017.

Price includes:

  • 7 nights in the 4 star Sunset Beach Club Apartments, Benalmadena, Costa del Sol
  • One bedroom apartment on a self-catering basis
  • Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor
  • Direct Aer Lingus Return flights from Dublin to Malaga
  • Airport Transfers
  • Airport taxes & charges


December Deals in the Sun with Wallace Travel Group

Departure 15th & 16th December



Fly From Dublin & Cork

2*+ Puertocarmen Apts  S/C

Now from only €299pps



Fly From Dublin & Cork

3* Oasis Apts S/C

Now from only €299pps


Gran Canaria

Fly From Dublin & Cork

2* Monte Verde Apts S/C

Now from only €299pps



Fly From Dublin & Cork

2*+ Tilila Studio Apts S/C

Now from only €389pps



Worldwide Holidays with Wallace Group

If you are looking to venture further abroad this year or you are looking for something different, check out our worldwide holidays below. All these packages are tailormade to suit your needs so if you do not see what you are looking for, call our experts today who can arrange the perfect trip for you!

28 November 2017
3 nights

Flights with Emirates Airline

3 nights stay in a Deluxe Room B&B at 4* Summit Hotel located in Dubai City

Return Private Airport Transfer

From €589.00 pps


Cape Town 

Capetown –  30th November x 5 nights

Flights with Turkish Airlines

5 nights stay in a Standard Room – Room Only  at 3* Cape Diamond Boutique  Hotel located centrally in the heart of Cape Town’s historical heritage area.

5 nights
From €659.00 pps


Thailand & Phuket
30 November 2017

Flights with Eithad Airlines

7 nights stay in a Standard Room – Room Only  at 3* Journey Patong  Hotel. The hotel is a tranquil getaway centrally in the heart of Cape Town’s historical heritage area.

Return Private Airport Transfer

7 nights
From €779.00 pps


Call Wallace Travel Group on 01-8347888 to secure your winter sun getaway today!

Or click here



Teletext Holidays with Travel Finders have some great deals in November and you don’t have to be over 55 – maybe you have some extra holiday time from work that you didn’t take and a last minute break is possible?

05 NovCosta Del SolVista De Rey3*SC€189pp

07 NovBenidormBuenavista3*SC€248pp

07 NovAlgarveVilanova3*BB€258pp

07 NovMaltaParadise Bay4*BB€289pp

06 NovMajorcaCaribbean Bay3*BB€339pp

04 NovGran CanariaMayordomo I & II3*RO€352pp



If you are thinking of taking a break around Ireland then look no further than the Ireland hotels website which is launching this Tuesday with an exciting new layout. I’ve found three properties in the sunny south east to whet your appetite for a mid-week break!


  • The official hotel booking website by the Irish Hotels Federation
  • Over 600 hotels and guest houses to choose from offering the largest choice, regional spread and variety of accommodation in Ireland.
  • All hotels and guesthouses on the site are registered with Failte Ireland ensuring best quality & standards
  • Safe and secure bookings with free cancellation
  • Gift cards are available from €50 – gift someone with an experience which they can choose the dates and location – hugely popular at Xmas time for the Over 55’s market buying for their adult kids and vice-versa.
  • Call Centre to enable telephone bookings (popular with Over 55’s market)

I’ve found three short breaks in the Sunny South East and if you are looking for things to do then go to the website

Hotel: Ferrycarrig Hotel

Deal: 3 night mid-week special

Price: From €249 for 2 people

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Hotel: Mount Wolseley

Deal: Relaxing One Night Break and evening Dinner

Price: From €146 for 2 people

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The Glenview Hotel, Glen of the Downs, Co Wicklow, offer a lovely package that runs up until March 2018



Over 55’s package

Price from €99 per person sharing to include:

  • 2 nights stay in a deluxe room
  • Dinner on one evening in the Conservatory Bistro (excluding wine)
  • Full Irish Breakfast in The Woodlands Restaurant on each morning of your stay
  • Use of Leisure Club with 18m indoor swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi, steam room, gym & Canadian out door hot tub.
  • Valid until end of March 2018 (subject to availability).

About the Glenview Hotel:

  • Ideally located in the picturesque Glen of the Downs, Co Wicklow, yet just a 35 minute drive from Dublin city centre,  the Glenview Hotel is the perfect location for those looking for a rural / city break.
  • Dating back over 100 years the hotel offers 70 guest rooms, two restaurants (the 2AA Rosette Woodlands Restaurant and The Conservatory Bistro)  an award winning leisure club and beautiful gardens, – all set amidst grounds that extend to 30 acres.


Are planning on going skiing this winter? This is it …. The Biggest Ski Sale of the Season!

For many, the arrival of the shorter and colder evenings doesn’t just mean boxset marathons and couch surfing – it also signals the time when thoughts turn to the upcoming ski season! Yes, it’s time to start thinking about those snow covered pistes, those long cruisy blues, a little off-piste for the more adventurous and of course, those après ski beverages. With snow already falling in the Alps the mountains are calling and Topflight want to take you there!

This is THE biggest ski sale of the season and sale must end on Thursday 26th October at midnight. There are super savings with discounts on every date and to every destination. Save up to 30% per person! Choose from an impressive selection of ski holidays to a vast array of resorts in Austria, France, Italy and Andorra.

A sample of what’s on offer?

From Dublin

6th January, 3* Aurora Apartments, Bad Hofgastein, Austria, S/C was €569 now €399pps (Based on 4 share)

6th January, 4* Hotel Der Schmittenhof, Zell am See, Austria, H/B was €829 now €679pps

7th January, 3* Hotel Patagonia, Arinsal, Andorra, H/B was €669 now €499pps

13th January, 3* Livigno Ski Apartments, Livigno, Italy, S/C was €519 now €399pps (Based on 5 share)

20th January, 4* Les Chalets Edelweiss, Plagne 1800, France, S/C was €529 now €399pps (Based on 8 share)

17th March, 4* Hotel Amerikan, Livigno, Italy, H/B was €959 now €799pps

From Cork


13th January, 3* Chalet Alpina, St Johann, Austria, S/C was €559 now €399pps (Based on 4 share)

10th March, 4* Hotel Der Schmittenhof, Zell am See, Austria, H/B was €749 now €649pps

From Belfast

13th January, 3* Chalet Alpina, St Johann, Austria, S/C was £462 now £359pps (Based on 4 share)

13th January, 4* Hotel Der Schmittenhof, Zell am See, Austria, H/B was £712 now £599pps

All prices are per person sharing unless otherwise stated. Prices include return flights from airport as stated, accommodation for 7 nights, transfers, taxes and the services of a Topflight representative in resort to ensure that you are in great hands throughout the holiday.


For more information on all Topflight’s 5 Day Ski Holiday Sale options and much more, call Topflight on 01 240 1700 / 028 9752 1168, see / or visit your local travel agent. Let Topflight, the award winning tour operator take you to the slopes this winter season. Sale prices go live on Sunday, 22nd October.

Have fun searching through this websites and see you for Travel Tuesday  on TV3’s Elaine soon!


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