Pamporovo, in Bulgaria, is a town that prides itself on 270 days of sunshine a year. The town is also noted as a ski resort that’s perfect for beginners. Kanes Travel has a January offer on file priced from €699 to include lift passes and tuition. Accommodation is in the central Hotel Orlovetz. Details on: www.itaa.ie/2017/08/21/b/
FOUR OF THE BEST
It’s the time of year again when Flynn Hotels offers 15 per cent discounts off room rates in the group’s four hotels. Prices at the Imperial Hotel in Cork, the Newpark in Kilkenny, the Old Ground, Ennis and the Park Hotel in Dungarvan will be discounted in the sale that ends on September 8. Information: www.flynnhotels.com.
The Far East is unlike anywhere else in the world, and worldwide holiday specialists Travelmood has a range of specials on offer, from Bali to Bangkok and Vietnam to Singapore. Ten nights in Bali at the four-star Taum Resort is on offer from €1,169 with return flights from Dublin. Travel is for November. The company also offers five nights in Singapore. Visit www.travelmood.ie or call 01 4331063.
TRAVEL TO LOURDES
J Barter Travel in Cork has limited availability for a surface travel trip to Lourdes departing September 16. This group tour has bus pick ups in Cork, Midleton, Castlemartyr, Youghal, Dungarvan, Waterford and Tramore. Overnight ferry includes cabin and there are five nights in hotel with breakfast and three evening meals plus excursions. Priced from €725, details are available on www.travelnet.ie
THE OTHER CANADA
Just a four hour flight from Dublin, St. John’s is an alternative Canadian getaway. Go Hop has packages and offers suggestions as to what to do, amongst them visits to the Quidi Vidi Brewery, the Signal Hill historic site and, even at this late stage of the holiday season, whale watching on a day long boat tour. Check out the deals available on www.gohop.ie