A 7-night trip to Andalucía in southern Spain is a great way to kick off the New Year Celebrations
Guests will stay in the traditional, whitewashed town of Loja, as well as the majestic medieval city of Granada during this week long holiday.
Included in this post-Christmas break is a fantastic walking tour of Antequera and a visit to El Torcal Nature Reserve, as well as a traditional Flamenco show, with tapas dinner in true Spanish style!
A guided excursion to the ancient Roman port city of Córdoba, a full-day in Seville, the birthplace of Flamenco, and a visit to Spain’s most breathtaking palace fortress, the Alhambra in Granada, are some of the must-see adventures carefully co-ordinated by the Travel Department team.
The people, history and traditions of Andalucía make the region a popular holiday destination. Visitors enjoy a fascinating journey through Roman and Moorish times, and the stunning landmarks that remain. Extreme summer heat is off-putting for some travellers, so making a winter visit to these vibrant cities, when they are less busy and not at all stifling, is a smart move.
To soak up the charming New Year’s celebrations, and the atmosphere of the real Spain, this guided short-break to Andalucía with Travel Department costs from €1,349pp, covering all flights, transfers, excursions and hotels on half-board and a B&B basis.
The flight departs Dublin on Thursday, 28th December, 2023.
Experience a festive Lake Garda on a 7-night New Year’s holiday with Travel Department, which offers a fully-guided tour of the classic Italian destination, from a base in the beautiful lakeside town of Riva del Garda.
A full-day trip to the pretty medieval city of Bolzano; the stunning ancient canals, squares and beautiful architecture of Venice; and the magnificent medieval Verona, the real-life setting of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, are all highlights of this cultured holiday tour.
There is also ample free time to relax, shop and explore the charming small towns around Lake Garda, enjoying local hospitality and festive tradition.
As well as the many attractions of historical and cultural significance, the 7-night Italy tour promises a New Year’s Eve dinner and entertainment in the tour hotel in Lake Garda.
Pricing is from €1,549pp for the inclusive New Year’s travel package, which departs Dublin on Wednesday, 28th December, 2023.
Top destinations to tick off your adventure bucket list
TD active’s exciting long-haul adventures now includes a fully guided 15-night tour, taking in Thailand, Laos and Cambodia.
Priced from €3,699pp, this holidays will see guest travel to three Southeast Asian countries and departs Dublin on Sunday 9th October, 2023.
Expert tour guides lead enthusiastic adventurers exploring Bangkok by bicycle, stopping for lunch and a traditional Thai puppet show. There are interactive cooking classes hosted by local families, to make and sample local Thai delicacies, as well as the chance to learn about Buddhism from an English-speaking monk at Wat Phra Singh Temple.
An excursion to Thailand’s cultural capital, Chiang Mai, is followed by the journey into Laos. Guests will cruise down the famous Mekong river, visiting local villages and seeing rural life along the way. There is a guided walking tour of Luang Prabang, to meet a group of local Lao Loum people, and a mountain bike adventure through the Laotian countryside.
Next stop is Cambodia to see the awe-inspiring Angkor Wat temple at sunrise, and explore Angkor Archaeological Park.
Bucket list travellers are effortlessly immersed in local culture, discovering ancient temples, exotic traditions, and authentic street food in three stunning Asian destinations.
A 13-night fully guided adventure holiday to Sri Lanka departs Dublin on Monday 18th September, from €2,659.
Travellers will get to experience a uniquely rich history and culture on this group holiday to the beautiful island nation that has wonders at every turn! A selection of UNESCO World Heritage Sites are part of the tour, including the ancient city of Polonnaruwa, Dambulla Cave Temple and the spectacular Lion’s Rock fortress in Sigiriya. Immersion in Sri Lankan life includes visits to rural villages and markets, sampling local cuisine and enjoying traditional cultural performances. There is adrenaline pumping white water rafting on the Kelani River, and travellers will marvel at the country’s incredible wildlife on a safari game drive in the Udawalawe National Park. Relaxation on one of the island’s stunning, lesser-known sandy beaches tops off an action-packed holiday to the incredible island of Sri Lanka with TD active Holidays.
Solo holiday options are available on most tours, for those who enjoy the assurance of expertly planned travel and the company of like-minded travellers. Full detail and itineraries are available on – www.traveldepartment.com and