If you really need an excuse to take a trip over to Europe at the height of summer this year, look no further, cos the latest offer from Aer Lingus is looking mighty tempting.
During peak summer season, the Irish airline is offering whopper discounts of up to 20% off flights from Cork to some of the hottest spots in Europe - which is fantastic news for those of us who always seem to leave holiday booking to the last minute. Check out their full list of destinations HERE.
So if you’ve been meaning to pop over to the continent to check out an event, have a holiday with mates or just to do a bit of sightseeing between May 13 and July 31, now's the time to get booking. And since there’s a whole heap of awesome destinations you can fly to directly from Cork, there's bound to be something that’ll tickle your fancy.
We’re talking about cities like…
This might be controversial, but we have to say we think this is Spain’s best city.
I mean, come on. They’ve got the most charming pedestrianised street in world in the Rambla, they’ve got an awe-inspiring work of architecture in the La Sagrada Familia cathedral, and it’s even got an amazing beach too.
When you fly there, just try to remember a few reasons to come home again.
Distance from airport to city centre: 12km
Now here’s a city that’s simply oozing with character.
It’s one of the places that you can instantly recognise from just one picture: the canals, the bicycles and the narrow buildings. And all so pretty.
But trust us – it looks even better in real life.
Distance from airport to city centre: 11km
Ah Paris, a truly classic travel destination.
It’s one of those places that absolutely everyone has to visit at some point and see all those famous sights: the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and the Arc de Triomphe. They’re oldies but goldies.
If you still haven’t been to the French capital, this is your big chance.
Distance from airport to city centre: 22km
The world is really waking up to the fact that the Portuguese capital actually has a lot to offer – and now’s the time to discover that for yourself.
With Castelo de Sant Jorge overlooking the city, its picturesque Alfama district, and countless bakeries serving up local delicacies, a trip to Lisbon is a feast for all the senses.
We suddenly really want to return there ourselves…
Distance from airport to city centre: 5km
Does jolly old London tickle your fancy?
With the English capital being only a stone’s throw away from us here in Ireland, it’s pretty easy to forget that it’s actually one of the greatest cities in the world.
Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, the Harry Potter tour – what better spot to go full tourist?!
Distance from airport to city centre: 23km
If you just want a nice coastal getaway in a quieter kind of city, choose Nice.
With its striking Art Deco architecture, the Mediterranean Sea, and an old world atmosphere, you instantly fall in love with this spot.
Now all you’ve gotta do is book those flights!
Distance from airport to city centre: 7km
But don’t spend too long picking your destination – the offer ends Monday, May 6. To book your flights ASAP, visit Aer Lingus HERE.