Travel News: London, Larnaca, a foodie pilgrimage and summer sun

Belfast passengers can take off to Larnaca in Cyprus with Jet 2 from May 2021

Irish chef leads foodie Camino

Combine walking, food and religion with an exciting new tour, organised by Waterford chef Paul Flynn, who has walked the Camino twice and fallen in love with northern Spain, its people and its food, has designed The Foodie Camino. The seven-night tour, from Vigo to Santiago de Compostela, will include workshops, tastings, tapas tour, a visit to a famous Rias Baixas vineyard and a boat trip across Arousa Bay, where you can see how mussels are farmed. Taking place from May 9-16, it is priced from €2,200 pp, not including flights.

Fly to Larnaca in summer 2021

Jet2 have announced a brand new destination from Belfast for summer 2021 – Larnaca, known for its popular resorts of Ayia Napa and Protaras, in south-east Cyprus. The weekly Sunday flight takes off on May 2. Separately, the airline has expanded its summer 2021 capacity by seven per cent and has added an extra flight to Bourgas, Bulgaria, meaning two weekly services and more choice when it comes to getting to the best beaches and best value on the Black Sea. Details and booking at

Teddies delivered to your bedroom

A family trip to London isn't complete without a visit to Hamleys toy store. Now, little guests staying at London Marriott Hotel Park Lane are able to pick their own Hamleys bear from the hotel’s in-room Teddy Bear Menu. The bears will be delivered in true silver-service style to your room by the Bear Butler. Youngsters also have the option of indulging in a teddy bears’ picnic. To continue the magic, families can take part in a one-hour VIP tour of the store, learning about the toys and how they have changed over the past 259 years. The teddy butler service is complimentary to families booking a suite direct or from £40 per child. Visit

Affordable summer breaks from Dublin

Following a recent brand refresh, Alpharooms are now offering flight and hotel packages to Irish customers. Package holiday deals are available across hundreds of destinations – for example, a seven-night all-inclusive stay at the three-star Santa Susanna Resort on Spain's Costa Brava, costing from €279pp, departing Dublin in May, or seven nights self-catering at the four star Varandas de Albufeira Beach Club in Portugal's Algarve region, departing Dublin in May, from €249pp. See

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