Travel news: Birdwatching in the Algarve, musical tour to Germany, summer sun
Migrate to Algarve
for birdwatching fest
The Algarve, located on the main crossing point in Portugal for migratory birds en route to Africa, is the perfect destination for keen birdwatchers. A hotspot for biodiversity, Sagres is a verdant region in the west of the Algarve; last year, 169 species were seen during the Sagres Birdwatching Festival. This year’s festival, which runs from October 4-7, also boasts 200 nature-related activities, workshops, guided tours and boat trips. Registration open now at Birdwatchingsagres.com
Easter in Baden-Baden
with Berlin Philharmonic
If a cultural break in the Black Forest sounds like the perfect Easter treat, Institute for Culture Travel, an Irish company specialising in cultural tours, is offering the perfect trip. The four-night tour departs on April 19 2019 and includes return flight from Dublin, four nights bed and breakfast and two performances by the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. The trip also includes a day excursion to the Black Forest and a guided tour of Heidelberg and Heidelberg Castle. Tour cost is €1,819 per person sharing including all taxes and charges. Instituteforculturetravel.ie
Late summer holiday
getaways from £319
Make your summer last longer with a week-long break in the sun with Jet2holidays. Seven nights room-only at the three star Lemas Suite Hotel in the Antalya area of Turkey, departing from Belfast on August 30, is £319 per person, based on two sharing. Alternatively, seven nights self-catering at the three-star Puerto Marina Hotel in Mojacar, Costa De Almeria, departing from Belfast on August 28, is £419 per person, based on two sharing. Both breaks includes a 22kg baggage allowance and return transfers. Jet2holidays.com
Tee off for a break at
the Roe Park Resort
Set amid the surrounding of the Roe Valley Country Park in the Co Derry town of Limavady, this four-star golf and spa resorts boasts its own 18-hole golf course. With the Roe Park as your base, visitors can also explore the world-famous links courses of the Northern Ireland coast, all within easy driving distance. A B&B stay with unlimited golf, costs £67 per person sharing. To book call 028 7772 2222. Offer available until December 31.
:: All prices and availability correct at the time of issue.