Travel News: Sligo, Lusty Beg, Rome and the chance to be a world cruise 'apprentice'

Enjoy a mid-week stay at Fermanagh's Lusty Beg Island this spring

A spring getaway in Fermanagh Lakelands

Located in Kesh, Co Fermanagh, a five-minute ferry ride transports you to Lusty Beg Island, a unique destination offering the perfect location to relax and unwind. Set among lakeside woodland, there is a selection of accommodation including self-catering houses and ensuite hotel-style bedrooms, a restaurant, activity centre, nature trail, fairy trail and Island Spa, boasting an outdoor hot tub, sauna and relaxation room. This spring, stay two nights in a courtyard room from £129. Offer valid Sunday to Thursday until June 30.

Enjoy Sligo stretch of Wild Atlantic Way

Explore Sligo's coastline and breathe in the county's sea air with a midweek February escape to the four-star Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Sligo. Soak up the stunning views of the Wild Atlantic Way or take part in a host of outdoor activities, from hillwalking and kayaking to surfing and horse riding. Enjoy an overnight escape this month from just €77 for two people sharing including bed, buffet breakfast and a complimentary drink on arrival. Valid Sunday to Thursday until February 28.

Holidaymakers to take to the Tiber

Rome Boat Experience, which offers hop-on, hop-off river cruises in Rome, is urging holidaymakers to take to the Tiber, to experience the sights and sounds of the eternal city, following this year's ban on tourist buses in Rome's historic city centre. With stops including Venezia Square, Municipal Hill, Vatican City and the Via Del Corso shopping area, cruises offer the ideal alternative for seeing Rome's sights in one day. Includes multi-lingual audio guides, operates from April 1 to October 31.

Fancy embarking on an all-expenses-paid trip?

International cruise giant Royal Caribbean International has launched a search for a new 'Shore Explorer apprentice' to embark on an all-expenses-paid world trip. The winner's 'job' will be capturing their experiences and relaying them via Instagram platforms. Intrepid travellers and wannabe globe trotters over the age of 21 who think they've got what it takes to be Royal Caribbean's Shore Explorer can apply by sharing their favourite travel experience in a picture or video on Instagram, Insta-Stories or IGTV before March 1, tagging @RoyalCaribbeanUK and #ShoreExplorer. For full details visit

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

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