Celebrating Mother’s Day this Travel Tuesday on VM1

Mums the word this week on The Elaine Show…

It’s only a month away and what better way to treat your mum for Mother’s Day than with a special night or two in one of Ireland’s gorgeous Blue Book properties.

Before Bump Becomes Baby at the Wineport Lodge, Co. Westmeath

Description: Treat yourselves to a night away before the special arrival – Take some time to enjoy each other’s company. Uninterrupted! A 60-minute maternity massage specifically designed for mum to be will ease the tensions away. Overnight accommodation in a luxurious rooms & breakfast the next morning to your room or in the restaurant.

Valid From: 01.01.2016 To: 31.08.2019

From: €110.00 Per Person

For more information, please see www.irelandsbluebook.com or contact Wineport Lodge on 090 643 9010

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Pamper your Mum this Mother’s Day at The Spa at The Kingsley in the heart of Cork city

This Mother’s Day, what better way to treat your Mum than spending some quality time together with a luxurious day at The Spa at The Kingsley, in the heart of Cork city.

Set on the banks of the River Lee, The Spa at The Kingsley has an indulgent Thermal Suite, heated pool, plush treatment rooms and outdoor hydro pool, meaning that you and your Mum can relax and enjoy one of The Spa’s special Mother’s Day treatment packages in total serenity.

Relax with the 90 minute There She Glows package (€140pp), where a nourishing foot scrub and foot massage, Kerstin Florian facial and luxury scalp massage will leave you glowing from the inside out or for those seeking to restore balance and rejuvenate the skin, the Carnation Day package (€130pp) combines a youthful glow facial, with caviar, champagne and pearl followed by a blissful face and scalp massage from Neom.  For chocolate lovers, the Chocolate Indulgence package(€99) is the perfect indulgent treatment. Relax as you are wrapped in a soothing chocolate and cocoa bean body wrap, and close your eyes and enjoy a luxury scalp massage, smoothing away any aches and pains. Then complete your treatment with a Signature Neom energising foot treatment which will leave feel like you are walking on air.

For those who wish to make it extra special for mum this year, make a night of it from €140.00 BB

For more information or to book, call +353 (0)21 4800500 or check out www.thekingsley.ie .

The Kingsley

T: +353 (0)21 4800500

E: [email protected]


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Shop and Style this Mother’s Day at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Dublin


For the lady in your life that deserves it all, give her a chic and sophisticated treat this Mother’s Day with the Shop and Style package at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Dublin.

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon tea in the stylish city centre hotel on Sunday March 31st featuring deliciously quintessential treats such as free-range egg, chive and rocket sliders, 72% chocolate orange tartines and zesty lemon curd tartlets. Suitably sweetened up, hit the shops with a VIP personal shopping experience in Debenhams Henry Street with chilled bubbles on arrival. With a €50 Debenhams voucher included for Mum and a guest, it’s the perfect way to say a stylish thank you this Mother’s Day.

The Shop and Style package at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Dublin starts from €90.00 per person, including afternoon tea and a glass of Prosecco on Sunday 31st March with a VIP personal shopping experience and a €50 Debenhams voucher for two. For bookings, call 01-8982900 and quote ‘Mother’s Day’. Advanced booking is required.

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Camino Ways Walk the Via Francigena to Rome

Does you mum enjoy walking? Why not take her on a Camino – here are a couple of lovely trips with Camino Ways to Rome at Easter

Guided tour for Easter on the Camino Ingles:
The Camino Ingles is one of the Camino de Santiago ancient paths, traditionally taken by pilgrims from Ireland and UK. This tour starts in Ferrol, a city that hosts one of Galicia’s most impressive Easter celebrations. We have included 2 nights in Ferrol so pilgrims can witness the city’s fascinating Easter processions, full of emotion and tradition.
Departure: 18th April
Price: €780 per person sharing
7 nights including accommodation, breakfast, dinner, English speaking guide, airport pick up, holiday pack with practical information
Details and booking:
Guided tour on the Via Francigena to Rome:
This guided tour on the Via Francigena to Rome takes the group to Rome for Holy Thursday so pilgrims can experience Good Friday in the city, enjoying the Easter celebrations.
On Good Friday you will have a 3 hour walking tour of the city and in the evening you will have to chance to join the Via Crucis Easter celebration.
By walking the last 100km of the Via Francigena, the Camino to Rome, you can get your ‘Testimonium’ of pilgrimage to the ever-fascinating Eternal City. From medieval Viterbo, Francigena pilgrims will follow Roman roads, paths, forest trails and dirt tracks across the scenic, hilly and vibrant green Lazio countryside.
Explore pretty towns and villages en-route with their street markets and lively buzz; staying in countryside hotels and agriturismos.
Departure: 13th April
Price: €920 per person sharing
7 nights including accommodation, breakfast, dinner, English speaking guide, holiday pack with practical information
Details and booking:
If you use a special code you’ll get €20
off your trip.
The code to use is:
The only catch is that it can’t be combined with other discounts for instance the returning customer discount  or other promotions.

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One of the first mum and daughter trips I took was with my mum about ten years ago and we had a marvellous time. We stayed just off Las Ramblas and visited all the Gaudi sites. We took a sight-seeing bus tour of which there are quite a few and we hopped on and off at stops such as Parc Guell and Casa Battlo enjoying the most remarkable architecture. Travel is a wonderful way to make precious memories.

Great value weekend with Click and Go

Best Value in Barcelona for Mother’s Day from €289 – 2*Amrey Sant Pau Hotel, Barcelona

  Return flights

  3 nights’ in the 2*Amrey Sant Pau Hotel, Barcelona on a room only board basis

 Travel 29 March

Best value from €289pp – travel 29 March – https://www.clickandgo.com/design-your-own-holiday/details/2019-03-29/3/2::0/RO/DUB/0/9832/8052/285?search=all/Barcelona/2019-03-29/3/2::0//DUB/0

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4* Berlin this Mother’s Day from €269pp – 4* Quentin Design Berlin Hotel

 Return flights

 3 nights’ in the 4* Quentin Design Berlin Hotel on a room only board basis

  Travel 29 March

Link:  – https://www.clickandgo.com/design-your-own-holiday/details/2019-03-29/3/2::0/RO/DUB/0/8439/9853/263?search=all/Berlin/2019-03-29/3/2::0//DUB/0


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Celebrity Cruises launches The Edge

We are big fans of Celebrity Cruises on The Elaine Show and we had fun with our mums last summer when the Eclipse came into Dublin Port. This photo of our mums Mary V and Pauline show the glorious lawn on the top deck. They had such a great time we might consider sending them off on the new Edge.

The Ultimate Mother’s Day surprise – take your mum on the new Celebrity Edge – it’s the only thing happening in cruising this year –
7 night western Mediterranean fly/cruise from €2199pp
Includes flights to Barcelona, returning from Rome, all airport transfers & 7 nights onboard Celebrity Edge
Based on 2 adults sharing an oceanview stateroom 
Includes classic drinks package 
Includes complimentary gratuities 
Dept 20 July 19  
Ref 646571  

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