Madrid, October 9, three nights from €265pp
Visit the vibrant city of Madrid this autumn with Kane’s Travel for a holiday full of art, music, culture, and excellent gastronomy.
Few cities can boast the artistic pedigree of Madrid, where you can visit the home-grown talents of Goya and Velázquez in the Prado Museum or see the masterpieces of Picasso, Dalí, and Miró in the Centro de Arte Reina Sofía.
For the more active holidaymaker, why not take a tour of the Santiago Bernabeu stadium, home of Real Madrid, or head to the popular park of Parque el Retiro, complete with a lake, monuments, sculptures, and an abundance of gorgeous trees. In the evening, choose from local tapas bars, Michelin-starred restaurants, or modern rooftop cocktail bars for panoramic city views and a taste of the city’s infamous nightlife.
The three-star Tryp Madrid Gran Vía is ideally located for exploring historic Madrid. The Royal Palace and Madrid Cathedral are 10 minutes walk away, while the Art Triangle and Retiro Park are within 15 minutes walk. The hotel is located next to Gran Vía Metro Station. It serves a buffet breakfast daily and has a café-bar. Various bars, restaurants, and the excellent shopping district of Gran Vía are all just minutes away.
The price includes flights and three nights bed and breakfast, based on two adults sharing a double room.
For more information on this deal, available from Kane’s Travel, visit www.itaa.ie
Riga, Latvia, September 26, three nights from €339pp
Head to Riga, the largest city of the Baltic states, this autumn and discover a mixture of the medieval and the contemporary.
Situated at the mouth of the River Daugava, this charming, cosmopolitan city offers a real mix of architectural styles with its Gothic churches, the medieval buildings of the Old Town, and exquisite Art Nouveau structures.
This break with Travel Escapes includes a walking tour where you can discover the hidden architectural delights of the city, including the medieval maze of the Old Town with the striking Powder Tower, home to the Latvian War Museum, and the central Dome Square.
With its cobbled streets, narrow lanes, and hidden courtyards, you will think that you have stepped back in time. However, the city also has all the trappings of a modern capital, with efficient and affordable public transportation, excellent shopping, a great nightlife, and a wide range of restaurants.
The four-star Bellevue Park Hotel Riga is located next to the picturesque Victory Park, a short walk from the city’s Old Town. All the rooms are bright and furnished in Scandinavian style. The hotel has two restaurants, the Park Restaurant and the Bellevue Restaurant on the 10th floor, which offers panoramic views of the city.
The price includes return flights, airport transfer to your hotel, three nights accommodation based on two people sharing, a buffet breakfast each morning, a tour of Riga, and the checking of one bag of 15kg per room booked.
For more information on this deal available from Travel Escapes & Cruisescapes visit www.itaa.ie
Bruges, selected dates up to November, three nights from €469pp
Bruges is Europe’s most perfectly preserved medieval town, full of beautiful architecture and picturesque canals.
This compact city also has outstanding art, traditional bars, and excellent cuisine. Take a walk through the narrow streets or a boat trip on a canal and be charmed by the atmosphere of this delightful Flanders city. The escorted tour to Bruges with Riviera Travel includes tours of all the main attractions including the main square with the belfry, the Burg with the Basilica of the Holy Blood, and a boat trip along one of the canals.
You will also have the opportunity to visit Ypres, the thought-provoking tour of the First World War battlefields, and see how a local traditional chocolatier makes the famous Belgium chocolates.
The price includes return flights including taxes and checking in one bag, return coach transfer to your hotel, three nights, breakfast at a four-star hotel in superb locations in the heart of the old preserved town, a guided walking tour, a visit to a chocolatier, a visit to Ypres, and a tour of the First World War battlefields escorted by an experienced tour manager.
For more information on this deal available from Riviera Travel visit www.itaa.ie