Travel: Cruising the Med, biking in Waterford, Italian lakes and Fermanagh lakelands

Pool life on the Marella Spirit
Joanne Sweeney

Cruise in June from

£895 for one week

Leaving June 10 to the Costa Del Sol is the Marella Spirit on the Undiscovered Spain cruise. For an outside cabin, full board, the cost is from £889pp. Leaving June 16, Belfast to Majorca, will be the Marella Explorer on the Mediterranean Secrets cruise; for an inside cabin, all-inclusive, it's from £1,059pp. Leaving June 17, Belfast to Costa Del Sol will be Marella Spirit on the Spirit of Iberia cruise – inside cabin, full board, from £859pp. To book visit or visit your nearest TUI store.

Cycle break along the

Waterford coastline

A combination of luxury accommodation and stunning cycle trails await at Faithlegg House Hotel in Waterford where you can get a two-night break for €160 (£141) per person. Enjoy a 46km off-road cycling trail along an old railway line between Waterford and Dungarvan during your stay and explore the nearby seaside villages of Tramore and Dunmore East. The offer includes breakfast and one dinner in the award-winning Roseville Rooms Restaurant. To book, call 00353 51 382 000 or visit

House and gardens

Italian-style, 7 nights

Jules Verne is offering a Villa & Gardens of the Italian Lakes holiday from £999pp departing from Heathrow in May, June, September and October. Staying at the four-star Grand Hotel Menaggio, the seven-night tour visits the lakes of Como, Maggiore and Lugano with a trip to Villa del Balbianello's terraced gardens, a cruise along the lake to Villa Carlotta – renowned for its azaleas and rhododendrons – as well as a tour of Villa Monastero's botanic gardens, and Villa Melzi's fine water garden and avenue of plane trees. The price of £995pp is based on two sharing and includes BA flights (Heathrow only), transfers, seven nights' B&B and the services of local guides and representatives. Call Jules Verne on 020 3553 3722 (

20% off Fermanagh

Lakelands break

The Belmore Court and Motel in Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh, has sliced a fifth off the price of a three-night stay (minimum) until August 31. From £60 per room per night, the hotel is a perfect base to explore the lakelands, see Enniskillen Castle or walk along the new Cuilcagh mountain trail, which is situated near the entrance to the Marble Arch Caves. To book call 028 6632 6633.

Enjoy reading the Irish News?

Subscribe from just £1 for the first month to get full access


Today's horoscope


See a different horoscope: