5 great last minute October getaway deals – out of Ireland
I figure it is only fair to acknowledge that some of you (and sometimes me, too!) like to travel out of Ireland for October Bank Holiday & Midterm breaks. I was given the scoop on 5 good October holiday deals on expedia.ie; from family fun in Barcelona, to rugby in London, to Vegas baby!
Which tempt you? Maybe the Dominican Hotel on the 15th century abbey site in Brussels? I know someone who does fantastic Brussels walking tours; Wondrous Wanders— do check them out! **UPDATE: Wendy from Wondrous Wanders just told me the Dominican Hotel is one of her favorites! Ace recommendation!**
Leave the Halloween ghouls and ghosts behind and grab yourself a great last minute deal
After a disappointing summer some travellers may be looking to sneak in one last holiday before winter weather takes hold. With that in mind, Expedia.ie has curated some great deals for getaways during the October bank holiday and mid-term break for those who want to escape the Halloween trick-or-treaters at home or who are in search of some ghouls and ghosts abroad.
Las Vegas has become an increasingly popular destination for Irish travellers with bookings to the city from Dublin through Expeida.ie up 100% year on year.* Sin City takes Halloween very seriously, with themed parties in many of the bars on the strip, haunted house tours and the annual Las Vegas Halloween Parade.
Return flights for two and a six night stay in the 4-star Palms Casino Resort start from €821 per person sharing, including taxes and fees, an average saving of €115 altogether when booking flight and hotel together through Expedia.ie. Fly from Dublin Airport to Las Vegas via Newark airport on Tuesday 27th October, returning on Monday 2nd November 2015.
Chase the sun and discover Barcelona with the family. Those looking for a family getaway closer to home should consider spending the bank holiday in Barcelona. The city offers many family friendly tours including a day trip to Port Aventura, a tour of FC Barcelona and a child-friendly medieval tour of the Gothic Quarter.
Return flights for two adults and two children with a stay in the 3½ star 2-bedroom Sweet Inn Apartments for three nights from €461 per person sharing, an average saving of €138 altogether when flights and hotel are booked together. Fly from Dublin direct to Barcelona on Friday 23rd of October returning on Monday 26th of October 2015.
Soak up the atmosphere of the Rugby semi- finals in London. Despite the high attendance of Irish fans at the rugby matches this month, there are still flight and hotel deals to London for the Bank Holiday, which coincides with the semi-final games, if you’re hoping to soak up the atmosphere in London. The city also offers plenty of ‘spooktacular’ tours for travellers looking to get into the Halloween spirit, including a Grim Reaper Walking Tour around 15th century East End Streets, a Ghosts of the City evening walking tour and of course tours of the Harry Potter sets at the Warner Brothers Studios.
Return flights for two and a three night stay in the 4-star Re London Shoreditch from just €374 per person sharing, an average saving of €61 per person, when flying from Dublin direct to London Heathrow on Friday 23rd of October returning on Monday 26th of October.
Looking for a bank holiday with a difference? From former prisons to converted monasteries, Expedia.ie has a range of hotels with a twist for those looking for a spooky getaway. The Lloyd Hotel and Culture Embassy in Amsterdam is the first 1 to 5 star design hotel in the world, and in its previous life was used as a shelter for Jewish refugees before World War II, as an adult prison, and later became a juvenile detention centre before becoming a hotel in 2001, a seriously spooky setting to spend All Hallow’s Eve. A 3-Star room for two people for two nights starts at €193 per person sharing, an average saving of €70 altogether from the 30th of October to the 1st of November 2015 when booking through Expedia.ie.
The Dominican hotel situated on the site of a fifteenth century abbey in Brussels is another eerie hotel which could give you chills, if you’re looking for a place to haunt on Halloween night, with vaulted ceilings and sweeping archways sure to set the mood. Two nights for two people sharing from only €135 per person, an average saving of €30 when booking through Expedia.ie