Are you looking for deals on travel to Ireland this holiday season or perhaps you're on the hunt for savings on travel accessories or luggage?
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In this blog post, I’ve put together some of the top Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals that will get you thinking and possibly planning your trip to Ireland in 2023.
Before you go searching for a deal, however, it's a good idea to be practical about what the various travel companies and merchants are offering consumers at this time of year.
While a certain hotel deal, for example, might seem fantastic, there could be an even cheaper rate by using points on your credit card or, if you belong to AAA, you may get an even better deal.
So, my advice is to do the research before Black Friday/Cyber Monday.
If you know your exact travel dates and what your travel budget will be, you can work within a particular deal’s parameters.
And please refer back to this blog post for additional updated information as more Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals become available.
Find the cheapest Black Friday deals on flights with Kiwi.com
Get reliable travel insurance with Travel Master
Book your tours with TripAdvisor, Viator or Get Your Guide
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Get up to 30% off travel gear on REI
Book an Affordable Tour of Ireland with TourRadar
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How to Find Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals to Ireland
I get that we are all swamped with emails these days but subscribing to the airlines, car rental companies and hotel brands or accommodation booking sites that you are interested in isn't a bad idea at this time of year.
That way, you will get information on the latest deals right in your inbox without having to search the Internet for them.
You might also want to follow those companies on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook if you’re active on those social media platforms.
A quick and easy way to find cheaper airline fares to Ireland or anywhere in fact is to sign up for Google Flights alerts, which will allow you to input specific filters so that the results you get will be geared to your travel plans.
Booking a flight these days is not set in stone since most airlines have cancellation policies in place.
Of course, those policies will depend on your dates and the type of fare you booked, so always read the fine print before making a reservation.
The following deals apply to airfare, hotels, tours, luggage and travel accessories.
Aer Lingus has officially launched its Black Friday deals.
Flights must be booked by 6:59 p.m. EST on Dec, 1, 2022, for travel until May 31, 2023.
I really like the roundtrip airfare from Hartford to Dublin from $558.85 roundtrip, which is valid for travel from April 1st through May 26th.
Winter fares from the west coast this winter are particularly good if you feel like taking a quick trip to the Emerald Isle after the holidays.
The round-trip fare from Seattle to Dublin is currently $495.66 roundtrip and flights from San Francisco during the first three weeks of January are around $555.66 roundtrip.
You can find more details on the Aer Lingus website.
There's sure to be some travel deals with CheapOAir again this year. Sign up for the company's news alerts to stay informed.
Read More: How Much Does It Really Cost to Go to Ireland?
Many tourists to Ireland choose Booking.com when looking for suitable accommodation.
This holiday season, you'll save 10% on your booking when you open a free Booking.com account.
Priceline is also running a Black Friday hotel sale, where you can save 20% or more on thousands of hotels!
You must book between now and Nov. 28th 11:59 p.m. EST for hotel stays through to June 30, 2023. No coupon is required.
The Raddison Hotel group is running an up-to-30%-off sale along with 2,000 points on stays in all of their hotels worldwide, including the Raddison Blu hotels in Ireland.
To avail of the Cyber Monday sale, you must be a member of the Radisson Hotel Loyalty Program.
The sale is valid for travel between Dec. 5th and 31st. Reservations must be booked by Nov. 28th.
Read More: How to Find Accommodation in Ireland in 5 Easy Steps
Hostelworld is running a Black Friday sale that could save you up to 50% on your hostel stay.
You must book before December 1st for travel between Nov. 19, 2022 and April 30, 2023.
You can get the discount for the Jacob's Inn located in Dublin's city center.
At the Generator Hostel in Dublin, get 30% off by using the code BLACKTUESDAY.
Europcar is currently offering a 15% discount when you book a car for 2 or more days.
The offer applies to Dublin, Cork, Shannon, Knock, Kerry, Dublin City Center, Dublin South, Galway City, Limerick City, and Naas Europcar locations.
There are no reservation or check-out restrictions with this offer.
Priceline is also running a Black Friday rental car sale where you can save up to 20% off!. No coupon is required.
Aer Lingus Vacation Store
While it's not a Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale per se, you'll find plenty of offers on the Aer Lingus Vacation Store.
They include the Dublin, Cork & Killarney by Rail tour for 6+ nights at $999 per person, which includes airfare, hotel and rail fare; Explore the Emerald Isle Tour for 6+ nights at $699 per person, which includes airfare, hotel and car rental; Fly-Drive to Dublin and Fly-Drive to Shannon, both for 6+ nights at $499 per person, including airfare and car rental, and much more.
Check them out on the Vacation Store.
Get Wifi While Traveling Across Ireland with Wifi Candy (take 10% off with code COLETTECONNOLLY)
CIE Tours, a provider of tours to Ireland, has been in existence for the past nine decades.
The company's 2022 Black Friday deals include 20% off on the Irish Legends, Irish Classic, and Irish & Scottish Sampler tours. Use code BF2022 code.
Save 15% on the Irish Adventure and The Scots Irish Tour by using code BF1522, and save 10% on The Best of Ireland South, Irish Gold, and a Taste of Scotland and Ireland by using code BF1022.
Book any of the above tours through Nov. 26th for travel between Jan. 1st, and Dec. 31st, 2023.
Visit Food Ireland to see the latest selection of delicious Irish food for your Thanksgiving table.
This popular tour company is running several Ireland vacation sales at this time. They include the following:
Irish Explorer – 7 days; was $1,495, now $1,015 which is a 32 percent discount. Starts and ends in Dublin and includes Belfast, The Giant’s Causeway, Derry, Galway, the Cliffs of Moher, Limerick, Killarney, Ring of Kerry, Blarney Castle, and Kilkenny.
Includes accommodation, meals (6 breakfasts, 3 dinners), transportation, and guide.
This tour does not include flights.
Ireland Summer – 8 Days; was $2,105; now $1,684 which is a 20% discount. Starts and ends in Dublin. Tour includes visits to County Cork, Galway, Derry, and Belfast. Includes hotel accommodation, transportation, meals (7 breakfasts, 3 dinners), and guide.
Does not include flights.
Discover the Two Irelands Coast from Dublin – 7 days; was $2,940; now $1,470. Starts and ends in Dublin and takes visitors to Belfast, Galway, Bunratty Castle, Ring of Kerry, Kilkenny, hotel accommodation, meals (6 breakfasts, 3 dinners), transportation, and guide.
Airfare not included.
St. Patrick’s Day Break – 4 days; was $1,090; now $981. A full 4 days in Dublin enjoying all the city’s St. Patrick’s Day festivities. Includes accommodation, transportation around the city, meals (breakfast included daily), and guide.
Does not include flights.
You can find other great deals on the TourRadar website.
Black Friday Luggage Deals
Black Friday deals are already in full swing at Macys.
You can get a deep discount on a number of luggage brands.
Examples include the 5-piece softside luggage set from Ridgefield originally priced at $300 and now $69.99; the Traveler's Club Austin 4-Piece Hardside Luggage Set for $99.99 (was originally priced at $300), as well as deep discounts on various other popular brands like DKNY, Samsonite, London Fog, Tommy Hilfiger, and more.
You can find these and other Black Friday luggage deals on the Macy's website.
You can also find some great luggage deals at Kohls, with discounts as deep as 60% off brands like Samsonite and American Tourister.
You can get an even greater discount by using a 15% Kohls coupon and further discounts on other items with the Kohls Cash incentive. Check out Kohls deals here.
Love 'em or hate 'em, Amazon is a top resource for many travelers, and this year, it doesn't disappoint.
You can grab discounts on several must-have items, including carry-on backpacks, packing cubes, travel pillows, and toiletry bags.
If you're looking for more tech-related items that are useful when traveling, the Samsung Galaxy SmartTag Bluetooth tracker and item locator is currently on sale for $21.70. It only works, however, with Samsung smart phones.
If you have an Apple phone, you can purchase the Apple AirTag.
You can get it for $7.98 (original price is $27.98) if you apply for the Amazon Store card. Upon approval, you’ll get a $20 Amazon gift card as a bonus.
Are you planning to visit Ireland in 2023? If so, will you be looking for special sales as you create a budget for your dream trip? Let me know in the comments below.