Travel News: Sestriere, Derry, Limerick and all-inclusive late deals

Spend Christmas on the slopes of Sestriere

Spend Christmas on

the ski slopes in Italy

Offering slopes suitable for all abilities, as well as a vibrant festive atmosphere, Sestriere resort, in Italy's western Alps, could be the perfect place to spend an unforgettable Christmas. Renowned for its great skiing conditions, après ski venues include Spotties and Mama Lia. Crystal Ski's deal of the week is a stay at the three-star Olympic Apartments, Sestriere, on a self-catering basis, from €425pp (Based on four sharing), departing Dublin on December 23.

Boutique two-night

getaway by the Foyle

Enjoy shopping or relaxation in a pre-Christmas break to Derry's Waterfoot Hotel. One of the first boutique hotels in the city, the three-star Waterfoot Hotel is situated at the edge of the River Foyle and is only a short drive or a scenic walk to the city centre. A two-night stay, with full Irish breakfast and dinner on an evening of your choice costs from £99 per person. To book call 028 7134 5500. Offer available until November 30.

Spanish last minute

all-inclusive deals

If you are looking to escape the rain in the search of some Spanish sun, First Choice has a number of all-inclusive short breaks to tempt you. Flying to Fuerteventura from Belfast on December 5, staying at the three-star Labranda Tahona Garden in Costa Caleta for three nights, costs from £299pps. A three-night stay at the four-star Riu Costa Del Sol in Torremolinos, leaving Belfast on November 25 costs from £339pps. For details and booking see

Discover the history

of Limerick city

Enjoy a two-night break in the comfortable surroundings of the Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Limerick, and put exploring at the top of your list. Go back to the 13th century at King John's Castle, examine pre-historic Irish artefacts at The Hunt Museum or learn about some of the city's oldest buildings on Limerick Civic Trust's Medieval Walking Tour. Return to the hotel to unwind in the hotel's outdoor hot tub or indoor pool. On a night of your choice, enjoy a three-course meal in Porter's Restaurant. The special Culture & The City stay is available from €125 pps. More at

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