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Travel News: Blackpool, Belfast, Russia and Costa Dorado

The offer of the week from Hastings Hotels is giving guests the chance to bring a friend for free to stay in the Grand Central Hotel in Belfast

:: Bring a friend for free to Grand Central

PLANNING a spring break with friends? Guests can spend the night in one of the luxurious family or double double rooms of Belfast's Grand Central Hotel with a third guest staying for free.

The offer, which starts from £180 per room, includes overnight accommodation and full Irish breakfast the following morning. The city centre hotel is famous for it's 23rd floor Observatory – the tallest and most luxurious cocktail lounge in Ireland. Grandcentralhotelbelfast.com.

:: Blackpool for under £250

HAVEN are offering a three-night self-catering holiday staying at Cala Gran Holiday Park in Fleetwood from just £244 per family. The price is based on a family of eight sharing prestige accommodation on May 10 and includes family friendly entertainment.

Located close to Fleetwood Beach and seven miles from the busy seaside resort of Blackpool, the park boasts a host of fun activities and a heated indoor pool complete with huge water slide, plus Splash 'n' Bounce, AquaJets, Aqua Gliders and Water Walkerz sessions. Haven.com.

:: Book by Sunday for Eurocamp summer saving

The family holiday specialists Eurocamp have added an extra 10 per cent discount to all current offers, so you and your family could soon be relaxing in the sunshine during school summer holidays for up to 30 per cent less.

With Port Aventura and Barcelona both a short bus ride away, the Vilanova Park in Costa Dorado, with it's three pool complexes is an ideal base. Stay seven nights in a two bed classic, arriving July 27, from £902 per party.

For a holiday mixing culture with water fun, Camping Village Favulous in Rome could be the answer. A seven night break in a two bed Esprit, arriving August 1, costs from £927 per party. Offer runs until April 28. Eurocamp.co.uk.

:: Explore the world with a celebrity

From exploring the Norwegian Fjords with Ranulph Fiennes and experiencing the ballet with Dame Darcey Bussell in St Petersburg to seeing Japan’s most beautiful gardens with Adam Frost, Tripsmiths have put together an eclectic range of luxury itineraries.

A dance through Russia with Darcey Bussell will give visitors insight on Russia’s balletic delights. The14-night break, departing May 26, is priced from £4,699.

For a culinary break, you can enjoy a luxury river cruise through the Bordeaux countryside, in the company of Masterchef's Gregg Wallace. The seven night cruise, departing August 27, is priced from £2,495. Ts.tripsmiths.com.

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

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