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Travel news: Direct flights to Montreal, Minneapolis and a Co Down farm break

Minneapolis downtown skyline at sunset

Autumn offers at

Fitzwilliam Hotel

Escape this autumn with a relaxing break in the heart of Belfast, at the luxurious five-star Fitzwilliam Hotel. Fall in love with their Fitz in the Fall package which includes a luxurious overnight stay, four-course evening meal in the hotel's award-winning restaurant and full Fitzwilliam breakfast on the morning of departure. Rooms available from £217 per night. Offer valid until 30/11/18. Visit fitzwilliamhotelbelfast.com or call 028 9044 2080.

Make an escape to

the sun from Belfast

If you are looking to escape the wind and rain of Ireland for sunnier climates this autumn there are plenty of value deals to be had. Jet2holidays have three nights room-only at the three-star Daniya Alicante departing Belfast on October 15 for £249 pp based on two sharing, including a 22kg baggage allowance. Or for a group break, the Villa Niovella in Phaphos, Cyprus for seven nights' self-catering departing October 10, for £389 pp, based on six sharing. See Jet2holidays.com

Countryside break

on Co Down farm

Fancy a break in the country? A four-night stay at Grove Fort, Co Down, starts at £210 this autumn. This three star, recently renovated farmhouse works on a self-catering basis and houses up to six people. Located on a working cattle and sheep farm between the villages of Dromara and Dromore, it offers the perfect base to explore the area. To book call 028 9753 2791 quoting Discover NI. Offer available until December 15 2018.

Explore Montreal and

Minneapolis in 2019

Aer Lingus has announced details of two new destinations they will be flying daily to direct from Dublin next summer. Irish visitors can experience the hometown of music icons Prince and Bob Dylan, or the eclectic cultural capital of Canada in summer 2019 thanks to the new flights. Ireland's first direct Minneapolis-St Paul service will operate daily from July 8 2019, with fares from €249 each way, as part of a return trip. Aer Lingus's new daily Montreal route will take off on August 8 2019, with fares from €239 each way, again as part of a return trip. See Aerlingus.com for details and booking.

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