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Click&Go launch new city breaks to Lourdes – Silvija Travel Tips

Click&Go launch new city breaks to Lourdes. The leading online travel agent has added Lourdes to it’s range of destinations

19th November 2018 Click&Go, Ireland’s fastest growing online travel company, has announced new city breaks to Lourdes running from June to October 2019. The new offering from Click&Go comes as Lourdes celebrates the 160th anniversary of the first apparitions.

Welcoming five million visitors each year, Lourdes continues to be a must-visit for those in search of a religious experience. Nestled in the foothills of the Pyrenees Mountains, this acts as a picturesque backdrop to the Basilique Notre Dame du Roasaire with the Gavee de Pau river separating the Sanctuary from Lourdes main town.


Beginning on June 3rd 2019, Click&Go are offering twice weekly Ryanair flights operating on Fridays and Mondays, with accommodation guaranteed within walking distance of the Sanctuary. Situated just a 15 to 20 minute drive from Lourdes/Tarbes, airport arrivals have the choice of taxi (€35 each way) or local bus for just €2 per person.

Once in Lourdes, travellers seeking physical, mental and spiritual healing can immerse themselves in a range of activities. These include daily 9am mass in the Chapel of St Cosmas and St Damian, a vigil mass every Saturday, and daily confession on the Chapel of Reconciliation. Those looking to participate in prayer and devotion can join in the Stations of the Cross and hear the Rosary said in the Grotto at 2.30pm daily.

Pilgrims can also look forward to the Eucharistic Procession, also known as the Procession of the Sick, each evening around the Sanctuary area or part take in an escorted tour. With a choice of a one or three day pilgrimage, and guided tours of the Sanctuary, there’s something for each visitor to explore and enjoy. Beyond the religious experience, there is plenty of history and nature to uncover such as Chateau fort de Lourdes, the fortified castle and botanical gardens, or take in the stunning 360 degree views of the Pyrenees from the observatory.

Paul Hackett, CEO of Click&Go, said, “We’re excited to be adding Lourdes to our wide range of city break destinations. With such an astounding history of visitor numbers, we hope the addition of this package will make the pilgrimage much easier and cost effective for those looking to travel.”

Hackett continued, “Lourdes is such a unique destination, particularly considering the healing and comfort it offers so many. Click&Go hope that even more Irish visitors can experience it’s incredible appeal next year.”

Prices for 3 night weekend breaks to Lourdes for June to October 2019:

June & October – B&B – €199
July – B&B – €249
August – B&B – €239
September – B&B – €209

Upgrade to full board available for €100pp

For more information on Click&Go’s new city break to Lourdes, please visit: www.clickandgo.com

Source: Click&Go

American Holidays ultimate Christmas shopping breaks – Silvija Travel Tips

The ultimate Christmas shopping breaks with American Holidays

‘Tis the season to start shopping…. Yes, though Halloween may not have even arrived yet, now is the time to start booking that Stateside shopping trip to ensure you’re well stocked up for the festive season!

For some, Christmas shopping is a chore, trying to pick the perfect gifts for loved ones whether naughty or nice. So why not brighten up your shopping spree – while also saving on amazing USA deals and exploring one of America’s wonderful cities while you’re at it?

Nothing beats New York at Christmas. Shopping on 5th Avenue,taking in the extra festive lights of Times Square, ice-skating at Rockefeller Center. It literally is a Winter Wonderland! Add in the amazing post-Thanksgiving bargains to the mix and it’s a no-brainer! This is the perfect choice for a girls’ weekend away – shop ’til you drop by day, take in a Broadway show by night and be dazzled by the incredible NYC nightlife! A perfect pre-Christmas treat.

Boston is a city that is beautiful year-round but seeing it under snow really is something special. Out in the crisp air, wrapped up warm in a down jacket as you meander your way through the streets, the city just feels like Christmas! With many shopping outlets to choose from that transform into festive hives where you’ll not only make your purchases but also enjoy the extensive decor, displays and possibly even a touch of snow along the way.

If you’re looking for some serious shopping then look no further than Chicago’s Magnificent Mile – which you can rest assured is aptly named! With a wealth of both international and national brands on offer you’ll be spoiled for choice. If you want something more authentic then be sure to check out the markets further downtown where you’ll pick up some truly special handmade gifts.

If you want to add a bit of culture to your trip, or if you’re a bit of a politics buff, then combine your shopping break with a trip to the centre of political power, history and activity in America – Washington DC! Washington DC’s unforgettable skyline is marked by some of the world’s most iconic landmarks including the White House, the Capitol Building and the National Mall. Looking for a gift that will remind you of your time in the nation’s capital? Look no further than the White House Historical Association for their annual Christmas ornament.

Give both your loved ones and yourself an early gift this Christmas with these fantastic value shopping breaks from American Holidays.

New York
Spend 4 nights in the 3* Beacon Hotel from only €609pp.
Price includes: Return direct flights ex. Dublin, 4 nights’ accommodation as stated, taxes and charges. Based on four adults sharing.
Travel: December 2018
Ref No: 1582238

Boston
Spend 4 nights in the 3* Midtown Hotel Boston from only €690pp.
Price includes: Return flights ex. Dublin, 4 nights’ accommodation as stated, taxes and charges. Based on two adults sharing.
Travel: December 2018
Ref No: 1576863

Chicago
Spend 4 nights in the 3* Felix Hotel Chicago from only €699pp.
Price includes: Return flights ex. Dublin, 4 nights’ accommodation as stated, taxes and charges. Based on two adults sharing.
Travel: December 2018
Ref No: 51228823

Washington
Spend 4 nights in 3* Fairfax at Embassy Row from only €671pp.
Price includes: Return flights ex. Dublin, 4 nights’ accommodation as stated, taxes and charges. Based on two adults sharing.
Travel: December 2018
Ref No: 2007647893

Call American Holidays to book on 01 673 3804 or drop into their office at 18- 19 Duke Street – just off Grafton Street – where the expert staff will help you plan your holiday of a lifetime. For more information visit www.americanholidays.com

Source: Press Release TravelMedia.ieAmerican Holidays

Click&Go Deals of the Week – Silvija Travel Tips

Deals of the Week  www.clickandgo.com

The Algarve is one of our top destinations for summer holidays, but it’s becoming increasingly popular for those who want a slightly warmer climate when Ireland is in the throws of winter.

4*Algarve Sun in December from €199pp
From €199pp for the 4* Quinta Pedra Dos Bicos Aparthotel. Price is per person based on 2 adults sharing for travel in December 2018.

Price includes:
• 7 nights in the 4* Quinta Pedra Dos Bicos Aparthotel, The Algarve, Portugal
• Standard Studio on a Self-Catering Basis
• Direct flights from Dublin to Faro
• Airport Transfers
• Airport taxes & charges
Link to offer: https://www.clickandgo.com/design-your-own-holiday/details/2018-12-01/7/2::0/SC/DUB/0/7976/25401/205?search=all/The_Algarve/2018-12-01/7/2::0//DUB/0

4*Algarve Sun in January from €229pp
From €229pp for the 4* Muthu Club Praia da Oura. Price is per person based on 2 adults sharing for travel in January 2019.

Price includes:
• 7 nights in the 4* Muthu Club Praia da Oura, The Algarve, Portugal
• Classic Room on a Self-Catering Basis
• Direct flights from Dublin to Faro
• Airport Transfers
• Airport taxes & charges
Link to offer: https://www.clickandgo.com/design-your-own-holiday/details/2019-01-26/7/2::0/SC/DUB/0/61/66203/229?search=all/The_Algarve/2019-01-26/7/2::0//DUB/0

4*Algarve Sun in November from €269pp
From €269pp for the 4* Estrela do Vau. Price is per person based on 2 adults sharing for travel in November 2018.

Price includes:
• 7 nights in the 4* Estrela do Vau, The Algarve, Portugal
• Standard Studio on a Self-Catering Basis
• Direct flights from Dublin to Faro
• Airport Transfers
• Airport taxes & charges
Link to offer: https://www.clickandgo.com/design-your-own-holiday/details/2018-11-06/7/2::0/SC/DUB/0/2871/25401/267?search=all/The_Algarve/2018-11-06/7/2::0//DUB/0

5*Algarve Winter Sun in November from €289pp
From €289pp for the 5* Real Marina Hotel & Spa. Price is per person based on 2 adults sharing for travel in November 2018.

Price includes:
• 7 nights in the 5* Real Marina Hotel & Spa, The Algarve, Portugal
• Double Room on a Bed & Breakfast basis
• Direct flights from Dublin to Faro
• Airport transfers
• Airport taxes & charges
Link to offer: https://www.clickandgo.com/design-your-own-holiday/details/2018-11-24/7/2::0/BB/DUB/0/1556/66067/288?search=all/The_Algarve/2018-11-24/7/2::0//DUB/0

Visit www.clickandgo.com today or call (01) 539 7777 to talk to one of our experienced reservation agents today.

* Prices are ‘from’ prices, based on select departure dates from Dublin. Price includes return flights, specified accommodationand airport taxes and charges where stated. Prices are per person, based on 2 adults sharing. Prices for cruises exclude gratuities. Offers are subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply. Prices exclude check-in luggage unless stated. Click&Gois fully licensed & bonded by the Commission for Aviation Regulation T.A 0700.

NOTE TO EDITORS:
Click&Go is Ireland’s fastest growing online travel company. They are aone-stop online travel shop making it quick and easy for you to book the holiday you want. Click&Go are holiday partners with Aer Lingus. Click&Go are the home of the €1 holiday deposit – book now and pay later with Ireland’s only genuine €1 deposit for holidays!

Source: Click&Go

Make it a stylish September at Mount Juliet Estate with a break for two

Relaxed, luxurious and beautiful, Mount Juliet Estate is a wonderfully picturesque 500-acre country estate. This is where memorable times happen, full of style, fun and magical moments, where everyone is taken care of in the inimitable, thoughtful Mount Juliet Estate way.

Add a stylish sleepover to your Autumn wish list with an escape to Mount Juliet Estate, the cosy country estate, just 20 minutes from Kilkenny city.

As you arrive at Mount Juliet Estate, you’ll leave your busy schedule behind. Check-in and enjoy prosecco in your Manor House room, absorbing all the charm and character of your surroundings, as you melt into a cosy armchair, put your feet up as you flick through your complimentary copy of an Irish glossy magazine and start planning your Autumn/Winter wardrobe. Style your own stay at Mount Juliet Estate from spa treatments to afternoon tea, golf to equestrian there is lots to experience onsite.

With lots to explore on the estate, from the intriguing nooks and corners throughout the Manor House, in Hunter’s Yard and dotted through the substantial grounds – fabulous family portraits and historical images, ornate architectural details, fine specimen trees, hundreds of years old, magical stone bridges or tumbling waterfalls, thoroughbred horses grazing in the fields, delicious food and drink in the restaurants and bars – there is so much to inspire at Mount Juliet Estate.

The September Issue package costs from €250 per room and includes an overnight stay for two in the Manor House, a bottle of prosecco, breakfast in the Michelin Star Lady Helen Restaurant
and a Irish glossy magazine, available midweek this Autumn – an ideal break for fashionistas to indulge and those looking for 24 hours to rejuvenate and inspire.

Polished, cosy, elegant, Mount Juliet Estate is Irish country house living at its very best.

www.mountjuliet.ie

Source: Ian Doyle
Host & Co.
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Kanale’s Rooms & Suites Boutique Hotel, Paros, Greece – Silvija Travel Tips

I had the pleasure to visit the Greek Island of Paros and stay at the Kanale’s Rooms & Suites a small boutique hotel located in Paros, within 5 minutes walking distance from the heart of cosmopolitan Naoussa village and its beautiful little fishing port.

The hotel is set on a hillside with rooms set on different levels, a minute away from Piperi beach, a prime location with amazing views of the Aegean Sea across to Mykonos.

Kanale’s Rooms & Suites has a wide range of facilities and services that aim to make your stay in Paros a memorable experience. The hotel has a uniquely shaped pool with comfortable sun beds to offer relaxation and total tranquillity. Piperatto, the roof-top restaurant offers a gastronomic experience accompanied by stunning sea views.

The hotel provides room categories according to your needs and budget. 34 rooms & suites blend Cycladic architecture and contemporary whitewashed minimal design, ideal for total relaxation.​ While staying in Kanale’s you will have easy access to the most of attractions and beaches of Paros island such as Kolimbithres, Monastiri & Santa Maria.

To book a stay at Kanale’s Rooms & Suites visit the hotel website: www.kanales.gr

Paros is one of the most popular Greek islands along with Mykonos and Santorini. Paros is famous for its many wonderful sun-drenched sandy beaches leading to crystal blue sea waters. Paros is an island of natural beauty, peace and quiet, nightlife, traditional picturesque villages with small white houses, traditional village life, memorable beaches, interesting sightseeing and numerous historical churches.​

• You can reach Paros all year round by ferries from Piraeus port of Athens. The boat trip varies depending on the ship type. It may last from 2 hours 30 minute to 4 hours

• There are direct flights from Athens & Thessaloniki Airport. Alternatively, you may fly to Mykonos and continue your trip to Paros with a ferry.

• There are ship routes from all major Greek destinations such as Santorini, Mykonos, Naxos, Crete. Paros is a destination that you can easily include in your island hopping experience.

More information about Paros visit:
www.paros.gr
www.parosweb.gr
www.paros-online.com

More information about ferries:
www.bluestarferries.gr
www.hellenicseaways.gr
www.openseas.gr

Kanale’s Rooms & Suites: https://www.kanales.gr

Kanale’s Rooms & Suites
naoussa paros 84401 greece
tel: +30 22840-52044
reservations@kanales.gr

Mano pirmieji įspūdžiai Niujorke, Beacon viešbutyje – Silvija Travel Tips

Mano pirmieji įspūdžiai Niujorke prasidėjo viesbutyje “Beacon”.
Šis viešbutis įsikūręs Manheteno viršutinėje vakarinėje dalyje, visai šalia Niujorko Centrinio parko. Netoli viešbučio išsidėstę tokie svarbūs statiniai kaip Amerikos gamtos istorijos muziejus,
“Lincoln Center Plaza” ir “Beacon” teatras. Kelios minutės nuo viešbučio – ir jūs jau požeminėje Metro stotyje, iš kur greitai galima pasiekti Niujorko miesto centrinę dalį.

Viešbutyje gali pasijusti lyg namie- puikūs kambariai ir apartamentai su virtuvėlėmis, turinčiomis visą būtiną įrangą maisto gamybai. Kambariuose didžiuliai plokščiaekraniai televizoriai ir belaidis internetas. Puikus Niujorko vaizdas atsiveria žiūrint pro langą. Tiesiog būdamas kambaryje tu gali grožėtis saulėlydžiu tarp didmiesčio dangoraižių.

Viešbutyje yra verslo centras susitikimams, taip pat siūlomos skalbyklos paslaugos ir bagažo saugykla. Šalia vestibiulio yra rami ir patogi erdvė lankytis ar skaityti, ir atsipalaiduoti.
Viešbutis “Beacon” yra labai gerai vertinamas ne tik vietinių niujorkiečių , bet ir svečių iš viso pasaulio dėl labai patogios išsidėstymo vietos, dėl aukšto aptarnavimo lygio, dėl paslaugų suteikiamų svečiams. Į šį viešbutį visada norisi sugrįžti.