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Over 55’s Majorca 17 October 7 nights including Aer Lingus flights Globales Palmanova Palace 4* all inclusive food and drinks from only €469 pps including transfers.

 

This weekend Late Offers

22nd September 7 nights

 

Destination Property Board Basis Price From
MENORCA 2* Los Lentiscos Apartments S/C €299
GRAN CANARIA 2* Monteverde Apartments      S/C €369
FUERTEVENTURA 3* Oasis Dunas Apartments S/C €379
MAJORCA 3* Verdemar Apartments S/C €399
MOROCCO 2* Tilila Apartments S/C €409
SALOU 2* Pins Marina Apts S/C €419
LANZAROTE 2*+ Puertocarmen Apartments S/C €449
LAKE GARDA 4* Garda Village S/C €449
ALGARVE 2* Acqua Maris Apartments S/C €479
TENERIFE 2* Globales Acurio Hotel B&B €489

 

Prices per person includes the following, ask about sole occupancy rates.

Return flights

20kg checked luggage each

Accommodation

Return Airport Transfers

Rep Service.

 

Gran Canaria Sale

Package prices include:  Flights / transfers / accommodation  / 20kg checked in bag / rep service:

Flight only includes: 20kg checked in bag.

 

 

EX CORK – FRIDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER.

Mogan Apts – Puerto Mogan – 7 nts – €349 pp:           14 nts €599 pp:           Flight only ( 14 nts ) €199 per seat:

 

 

EX DUBLIN – SATURDAY 22ND SEPTEMBER.

Puerto Plata Apts – Puerto Rico – 7 nts – €359 pp     or Tisalaya Bungalows – Maspalomas – €359 pp

 

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EX CORK – FRIDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER.

Puerto Plata – Puerto Rico – 7 nts – €329 pp:

Tisalaya Apts – Maspalomas – 7 nts – €329 pp:

Monteverde Apts – Puerto Rico – 7 nts – €369 pp:

Gloria Palace Amadores – B/B – 7 nts – €699 pp:

Gloria Palace San Agustin – B/B – 7 nts – €599 pp:

*** FLIGHT ONLY €179 PER SEAT  ***

 

EX DUBLIN – SATURDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER.

Monteverde Apts – Puerto Rico – €359 pp

Mogan Apts – Puerto Mogan – €459 pp

 

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Solo Traveller Classical Spain Tour 6th October no single supplement from only €1,169.

Itinerary

Day 1

You should arrive at the airport where you will be met by a member of the Go Solo team before your flight to Malaga. On arrival a coach will take you to your hotel. The four-star Ilunion Hacienda del Sol hotel is ideally situated in undulating countryside near the village of Mijas, has a swimming pool (open during summer months, weather permitting) and is set in its own grounds.  We will enjoy an informal welcome dinner tonight to get a chance to get to know each other a little better.

Day 2

This morning after breakfast we take the drive into the beautiful hills which form the stunning backdrop to the coast and then arrive in Ronda, which enjoys a setting which could be in a fairytale, full of natural drama and is widely acknowledged as one of the most spectacularly located cities in Spain. It is built on a ridge and is split by a most impressive gorge below, and because of its almost impregnable position Ronda was one of the last Moorish bastions of power, only falling to the Christians in 1485. The two halves of the town are joined by a massive eighteenth century stone bridge. In the town itself, there is a palace to see which was once home to King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella – paymasters of Columbus. With lots of good restaurants and tapas bars it is a splendid spot to spend a few hours exploring its classic Moorish maze of cobbled alleys, window grilles and dazzling whitewashed houses. Much of Ronda’s appeal lies in its spectacular views and clear, mountain air – Andalucia at its simple best.

We continue our drive and see some very scenic countryside which really is quite isolated, so much so it is not unusual to see eagles, vultures and ibex roaming the mountains. We then arrive in Seville and our hotel, the three-star superior Don Paco where we stay for the next three nights. It is very well situated on the edge of the Old Town in one of Seville’s many squares, is fully air-conditioned and has a rooftop swimming pool (open summer months weather permitting).

Day 3

Seville is a city which defies words. It is simply one of the most beautiful cities in the world, with a history spanning the centuries and a wealth of monuments and buildings coupled with extensive peaceful parks, with the serene River Guadalquivir flowing through the centre. It has its origins in Roman times: the Emperor Hadrian, builder of the famous wall came from here. During the 8th Century that most fascinating of peoples, the Moors arrived, stayed for 500 years and left a unique legacy still in evidence today. However, if one event changed Seville, it was the discovery of the New World. Indeed Christopher Columbus is fittingly buried in the imposing cathedral. Immense wealth poured in from the Empire and catapulted Seville into one of the largest, and certainly richest cities in Europe. Much of Seville was built during this time and it seems to have changed little in the last five hundred years, with tiny winding streets, and cool hidden squares where the locals hide from the midday sun in high summer. Today though, it possesses a spirit which is very special.

The city of Figaro, the setting for the classic opera Carmen, is here. It’s the home of Flamenco too, the origins of which are lost in the eons of time. In short this is real Spain at its unspoilt best. This morning, after breakfast we have a tour of this fascinating city, during which we will see the gothic cathedral, the world’s largest, the fantastic Alcazar – the fortified palace of the Moors with a richness of decoration which will astound you, the Tower of Gold, so named as it was used to store the plunder from the Americas, plus much more. During the afternoon you are free to explore Seville at your leisure, and if you wish, you could take a cruise on one of the many river boats.

Day 4

Today we have a free day. There are the ‘musts’ such as the Alcazar and the cathedral but take time to wander around the Barrio Santa Cruz – the medieval Jewish quarter and the smart pedestrianised Sierpes full of beautiful shops selling high quality leather goods. The Maria Luisa Park is a beautiful display of colour where you can watch the locals relaxing.

Day 5

After breakfast we leave Seville and head east to another of Andalucia’s classic cities, arriving in Cordoba mid-morning. Cordoba was the ancient capital of the Moors and is principally famous for a single building – The Mezquita – the grandest and most beautiful mosque ever constructed in the Moorish World. It stands in the centre of the old town which was once the home of a thriving Jewish community. Stay as long as you can, it is a building of extraordinary power and mystery. One can only wonder at the architectural brilliance of the builders all those hundreds of years ago, whilst northern Europe was immersed in the depths of the Dark Ages. Another feature of Cordoba is the immense, well preserved Roman bridge. Cordoba is a delightful place full of patios drenched in the colour of thousands of flowers, the Spanish people seem to take so much pride decorating the sleepy whitewashed houses. We then continue our journey to arrive in the greatest city in Andalucia, Granada, capital of the Sultans during the middle ages and home to what can only be described as one of the world’s greatest buildings – the Alhambra.

As we approach Granada, there can be no more proof of the diversity of this corner of southern Europe. We pass through some very arid countryside with a landscape of dried river beds, giving way to rolling olive groves. In the distance is the spectacular Sierra Nevada, the highest mountain range in Spain -snow-capped throughout the year, it provides a quite spectacular backdrop. The landscape then becomes more fertile and picturesque with ancient olive trees stretching off into the distance. Our hotel for the next two nights is either the centrally located four-star Hotel Corona, in the heart of the city and within easy walking distance of the principal areas of interest or the four-star Hotel Alixares, also well located and actually opposite the Alhambra – both fully air-conditioned and ideal for a comfortable stay.

Day 6

Granada enjoys a stunning location below the peaks of the snow-capped Sierra Nevada mountains.  High above the city sits the Alhambra, regularly listed as one of the must-visit places in the world.  During our visit we take in the vast gardens and the perfect courtyards, admiring the repeating arches and intricate tilework of the palace itself. The palace has become an icon for Moorish architecture, and it is easy to see why it is one of Spain’s most photographed locations. This evening, why not gather with your travelling companions for a final dinner in one of Granada’s many alfresco restaurants?

Day 7

Today the coach will take us to Malaga airport at the appropriate time, to take our return flight home after a really memorable tour.

Price Includes

The price of this holiday is per person based on one person in a double/twin room for sole occupancy. The price includes six nights’ accommodation with breakfast, return flights and transfers, all tours as mentioned, all airport departure taxes, all local accommodation taxes and the services of a Riviera Travel tour manager. Included excursions are visits and entrance to the Alhambra and the Mezquita, guided tour of Seville, visits to Ronda, Cordoba and Granada and a tapas sample session in Seville.

Not included in the price is the entrance to Alcazar which is approximately €9.50 and is payable locally. Seville Cathedral is approximately €9 (or €3 if you are over 65) and is payable locally.

Please note that where hotels feature an outdoor swimming pool, this will be open in the summer months – weather permitting.

Croatia Late Offers

Last Minute Offers from €399

Date Resort Nts Property & Board * Price
15 September Porec 7 Valamar Diamant Res, 1B, 4sh, SC 3*+ €399
15 September Porec 7 Valamar Diamant Res, 1B, 2sh, SC 3*+ €499
15 September Porec 7 Valamar Isabela Resort, B&B 4* €799
19 September Dubrovnik 7 Antuninska Apt, 2 sh, Studio, SC 3* €399
19 September Dubrovnik 7 Grand Park & Villas, B&B 4* €899
20 September Cork – Split 7 Pastura Hotel Brac, B&B 4* €819
22 September Opatija 7 Milenij Hotel, B&B 5* €879
26 September Dubrovnik 7 Antuninska Apt, 2 sh, Studio, SC 3* €619
26 September Dubrovnik 7 Villa Erna, 1B, 4 sh, SC 3*+ €699
27 September Knock – Split 7 Borak Hotel, Brac, B&B 3* €669
27 September Knock – Split 7 Pastura Hotel, Brac, B&B 4* €729
27 September Knock – Split 7 Radisson BLU Split, B&B 4* €1299
29 September Rabac 7 Allegro & Miramar, HB 3* €489
29 September Pula 7 Park Plaza Arena, B&B 3*+ €619
29 September Rovinj 7 Hotel Istra, B&B 4* €659
29 September Opatija 7 Milenij Hotel, B&B 5* €869
3 October Dubrovnik 7 Antuninska Apt, 1B, SC 3* €545
3 October Dubrovnik 7 Grand Park & Villas, B&B 4* €909

Solo Friendly short break to Italy 18-21 September

Itinerary

Day 1 – Trevi

Depart Dublin for Rome. On arrival you will have a coach transfer to your hotel in Trevi. Enjoy a welcome drink at hotel, a beautiful 17th century building. Enjoy a guided tour of the classic hilltop town of Trevi before your evening meal at the hotel & overnight.

Day 2 – Olive Mill & Cooking Class

Breakfast at the hotel. Today enjoy a walk along the nearby medieval aqueduct, through an olive grove to a local olive mill. Here you will get the chance to try some of the famous olive with scrumptious Bruschetta. Then learn how to prepare an authentic Italian dish in a hands-on cookery class. Dinner & overnight at hotel.

Day 3 – Assisi

Breakfast at the hotel. Excursion to beautiful Assisi discovering the wonders of Saint Francis and Saint Claire. Evening meal & overnight at hotel.

Day 4 –  Departure

Breakfast at your hotel and check-out. Transfer to the airport for your return flight to Dublin.

 

Flight Details

Airline From / To Flt. No. Depart / Land Approx. Flt. Time
Ryanair Dublin / Rome (CIA) FR 9432 06:25 / 10:30 3h 05m
Ryanair Rome (CIA) / Dublin FR 9435 21:10 / 23:25 3h 15m

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