Easter hop is on the cards

by Ian Begley
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EASTER can be the perfect time of year to hop off on a mid-season getaway.

Whether it’s a skiing trip in France or a well-earned break on the beach, picking your destination is easy with plenty of options to choose from this year.
With Highlife Ski and Snowboard, swap the daily school run and rush hour traffic jams for the slopes and make for a family-friendly adventure in Morzine, France, with departures on March 29 and April 5.
Here, you’ll find the Highlife Marmotte Club, designed to let parents enjoy their day on the slopes without rushing back to meet children from lessons.
The Highlife Marmotte Club is for children aged four to 11 and is free to Highlife customers.
Highlife hosts will meet the kids after lessons from 12 noon and take them for lunch at the local cafe for an additional €75 to cover the cost of lunches and certain activities such as ice-skating.
Easter breaks with Highlife Ski and Snowboard start from €910 per adult and €742 for children under the age of 12. Check out www.highlife.ie for further information.
Famous for its sandy beaches, the Portuguese coastal region of Algarve is certainly a destination that’s worth visiting, and on April 6 you can spend seven nights in the three-star Janelas do Mar from €147pp.
With the Prague Easter getaway, starting on March 27, spend three nights in the three-star Slavia Hotel from €185pp.
Spend four nights in Barcelona’s four-star Travelodge Valencia Aeropuerto from only €189pp on March 29.
A four-day visit to Barcelona is perfect for a short but powerful introduction to the Mediterranean lifestyle.
If you’re in the mood for visiting some of Spain’s most impressive beaches, architecture, artwork and food, then Barcelona is definitely a city that you can’t afford to miss.
Want a beach?
Then what about an escape to Fuerteventua in the Canary Islands for nine nights at the three-star Club Montecastillo from €447pp?
With flights leaving April 2, this island attracts visitors generally interested in a quiet relaxing holiday.
But, of course, there are many bars and restaurants and good quality entertainment venues, along with welcoming Irish bars around its resorts.
You can also spend five nights in Nice, France at the four-star Apogia Hotel from €243pp on March, 29.
Nice has a cosmopolitan Riviera vibe, and you’ll enjoy exploring its fashionable boutiques and restaurants and sunning yourself on its popular beaches.
Walk up to Castle Hill for a beautiful view of the city, the Bay of Angels and of course, the bright blue water that gave the Cote d’Azur its name.
For more information or to book – visit www.Gohop.ie or call GoHop.ie on 01-2412389.
Budget Travel also has a range of fantastic Easter Family Specials from €559.
For a two plus one family, Majorca’s Hotel Cala Gran in Cala d’Or is priced at €559 with flights departing on April 8.
With an endless, sparkling coastline that is home to a collection of luxurious yachting harbours, sublime beaches, non-stop sun-rays and the abounding passion of its Spanish locals, Majorca is definitely a must-go to place this Easter. Spend seven nights in Malta at the Qawra Palace at €859 from April 7.
With superbly sunny weather, attractive beaches, a thriving nightlife and 7,000 years of intriguing history, there is a great deal to see and do this Easter in Malta.
Visit www.budgettravel.ie for more information on these deals.

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