Travel news: Birdwatching in the Algarve, musical tour to Germany, summer sun

The Sagres Birdwatching Festival runs from October 4-7

Migrate to Algarve

for birdwatching fest

The Algarve, located on the main crossing point in Portugal for migratory birds en route to Africa, is the perfect destination for keen birdwatchers. A hotspot for biodiversity, Sagres is a verdant region in the west of the Algarve; last year, 169 species were seen during the Sagres Birdwatching Festival. This year's festival, which runs from October 4-7, also boasts 200 nature-related activities, workshops, guided tours and boat trips. Registration open now at

Easter in Baden-Baden

with Berlin Philharmonic

If a cultural break in the Black Forest sounds like the perfect Easter treat, Institute for Culture Travel, an Irish company specialising in cultural tours, is offering the perfect trip. The four-night tour departs on April 19 2019 and includes return flight from Dublin, four nights bed and breakfast and two performances by the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. The trip also includes a day excursion to the Black Forest and a guided tour of Heidelberg and Heidelberg Castle. Tour cost is €1,819 per person sharing including all taxes and charges.

Late summer holiday

getaways from £319

Make your summer last longer with a week-long break in the sun with Jet2holidays. Seven nights room-only at the three star Lemas Suite Hotel in the Antalya area of Turkey, departing from Belfast on August 30, is £319 per person, based on two sharing. Alternatively, seven nights self-catering at the three-star Puerto Marina Hotel in Mojacar, Costa De Almeria, departing from Belfast on August 28, is £419 per person, based on two sharing. Both breaks includes a 22kg baggage allowance and return transfers.

Tee off for a break at

the Roe Park Resort

Set amid the surrounding of the Roe Valley Country Park in the Co Derry town of Limavady, this four-star golf and spa resorts boasts its own 18-hole golf course. With the Roe Park as your base, visitors can also explore the world-famous links courses of the Northern Ireland coast, all within easy driving distance. A B&B stay with unlimited golf, costs £67 per person sharing. To book call 028 7772 2222. Offer available until December 31.

:: All prices and availability correct at the time of issue.

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