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Explore the beautiful castles of Europe

There are tonnes of castles and fortifications to discover across the TUI Lakes & Mountains destinations. From isolated lookouts to fairy-tale fancies, here are some favourites that are ready and waiting for you to explore.

Scaliger Castle, Sirmione, Lake Garda

Take a stroll around the 12th-century fortification walls of the Scaliger Castle in Sirmione. It’s right on the waterfront and affords fabulous views across Lake Garda.

  • 26-May-18, Dublin to Verona, 3* Hotel Mirabello, Sirmione, B&B, 7nights from €643pps.

Bled Castle, Bled, Slovenia

Thought to be the oldest château in Slovenia, Bled Castle sits high above the lake with panoramic views across the water and surrounding hills. Visit the museum to see demonstrations of traditional crafts including the blacksmiths and printmaking.

  • 30-May-18, Dublin to Salzburg, 3* Hotel Jelovica, Bled, Half Board, 7nights from €709pps.

Kufstein Fortress, Kufstein, Austria

Take a ride on the Festungsbahn, the funicular railway which links the Kufstein Fortress with the town below. The Fortress is home to the world’s largest open-air organ, the ‘Heroes Organ’, which can be heard throughout the city.

  • 22-Aug-2018, Dublin to Salzburg, 3* Hotel Edelweiss, Kitzbhul, Half Board from €889pps.

Chillon Castle, Montreux, Switzerland

This rugged castle is situated on its own island overlooking Lake Geneva. There are plenty of events and activities happening here throughout the summer, including a free guided tour that gives you a sneak peek into its interesting history.

  • 05-Jun-18, Dublin to Geneva, 4* Hotel Golf Rene Capt, Montreux, Half Board, 7nights from €1,265pps.


  • 15-Mar-18, Dublin to GRAN CANARIA, Hotel IFA Buenaventura, Playa Del Ingles, 3*, HB, 7nights from €549pps.
  • 18-Mar-18, Dublin to LANZAROTE, Lanzasur Splash Resort, Playa Blanca, 3*, AI, 7 nights from €729pps.
  • 22-Mar-18, Dublin to GRAN CANARIA, IFA INTERCLUB Atlantic, San Augustin, 3*, AI, 7nights from €629pps
  • 23-Mar-18, Dublin to TENERIFE,  Hotel Catalonia Las Vegas, Puerto De La Cruz, HB, 7nights from €729pps.
  • 29-Mar-18, Dublin to GRAN CANARIA, Hotel IFA Buenaventura, Plaua del Ingles, 3*, AI, 14nights from €999pps.
  • 30-Mar-18, Dublin to Tenerife, Labranda oasis mango, Los Cristianos, 3*, SC, 7nights from €809pps.


  • 25-Jun-18, Dublin to MEXICO, Grand Bahia Principe Coba, Riviera Maya, 4*, AI, 14nights from €1,519pps.
  • 25-Jun-18, Dublin to MEXICO, Grand Bahia Principe Coba, Riviera Maya, 4*, AI, 14nights from €5,709 (2+2)

Summer 18 offers from €399pps

  • 14-May-18, Dublin to Lanzarote, Lanzarote Paradise, Costa Tequise, 2*, SC, 7nights from €399pps
  • 10-May-18, Dublin to GRAN CANARIA, Polamar Apt, Puerto Rico, 2*, SC, 7nights from €439pps.
  • 11-May-18, Dublin to Tenerife, Allegro Isora, Playa De La Arena, 3*, HB, 7nights from €519pps.
  • 12-May-18, Cork to Majorca, Hotel Lagotel, Playa De Muro, 3*, B&B, 7nights from €459pps
  • 21-May-18, Shannon to Lanzarote, Lanzarote Paradise, Costa Tequise, 2*, SC, 7nights from €399pps.
  • 06-Jul-18, Ireland West Airport Knock to Majorca, More hotel, Alcudia, 3*, HB, 7nights from €639pps.

FULL BOARD CRUISE FROM Tenerife from just €779pps:


Plenty of space and a brilliant selection of facilities – that’s what you can expect on board the Marella Dream. The restaurants, lounges and bars have been treated to a stylish makeover. As for the entertainment, plush show lounge sets the scene for glam West End-style shows and comedy acts. Elsewhere, there’s plenty of room for live music and daytime games for the whole family. Sail from Tenerife and take in Gran Canaria, La Palma Madeira, Morocco and Lanzarote.

  1. 13-Apr-18, Dublin to Tenerife, Marella Dream – Colourful Coasts, Deck 6/7/10 Inside Cabin, Full Board, 7 nights from €779pps.

To Book: Visit, Call 1850 45 35 45 or visit a TUI Store /travel agent.