Do you fancy a last-minute getaway from Ireland and haven’t got anything planned yet? Are you desperately looking for a place to relax and spend a well-deserved break from home? Well, you’ve come to the right place!
Whether you’re in the mood for the sun and beaches or you would rather have a more scenic and picturesque getaway, we’ve got you covered!
Our experts at Trazler have come up with a list of three last-minute holidays to book with Trazler, departing from Shannon or Dublin airports. Read along to find out all the useful information about booking your dream last-minute holiday!
Idea #1: Enjoy a vibrant last-minute getaway to the Costa del Sol in Spain
Depart to Malaga from either Dublin or Shannon Airports
Indeed, both airports offer direct flights to Malaga (AGP), although Shannon doesn’t do so all year round, so you may be in for a transfer flight if travelling during off-peak season. For more information on flying direct from Shannon to Malaga, visit their dedicated webpage.
Book your last-minute flight to Malaga with Trazler
Booking your last-minute flights to Malaga is as easy as it gets thanks to Trazler. Simply enter your desired travel dates, your number and age of passengers, and all other specific requirements, and you’re good to go!
Be sure to compare options and prices at different dates to make sure you book smart. Also, remember to enter all add-ons you may need on your trip, including extra luggage for instance.
For more flight information on travelling to Malaga, be sure to read our expert-written article here!
Pick the best accommodation in Malaga
Trazler isn’t all about booking flights, our smart booking platform has it all in one place: flights, accommodation, airport transfers and car rentals.
Pick your desired accommodation from a wide range of offers, from all-included to simpler hotels or stays.
If you’re looking to make your stay in Malaga chic and unforgettable, then be sure to check out the 5-star Gran Hotel Miramar, a definite must-do. They’ll usually have plenty of last-minute rooms available.
If you’re into something more atypical, we’ve come up with a selection of the most unusual places for you to stay in Malaga, click here to find out more!
Discover the hidden gems of Malaga
Despite being known for its tourist attractions and for being the international hotspot of the “Costa del Sol”, Malaga is a city filled with historical and cultural gems. In fact, it is the oldest continuously inhabited city in Western Europe, boasting a 2,800-year-old history.
First off, head to the iconic Alcazaba, built under the Muslim-ruled Al-Andalus in the 11th century. As one of the best-preserved alcazabas in Spain, your visit will guide you through the midst of Spanish mediaeval history. For more information on booking and visiting, visit their website now.
Next, just outside of the Alcazaba, visit the Roman Theatre, the oldest monument of the city of Malaga, built under Emperor Augustus. Visit this webpage for more information.
Finally, if you’re more into recent and modern art, be sure to spend some time at the Centre Pompidou Malaga. Opened in 2013 as a partnership between the French and Spanish Ministers for Culture, its lease has been continuously renewed up to 2025.
Spend a day in Granada or Seville
From only a couple hours by train or drive away from Malaga, you’ll be able to explore the breathtaking cities of Granada or Seville.
If you were to visit only one palace, then it would definitely be the Alhambra Palace in Granada, one of the most famous and best-preserved palaces of Islamic architecture, whilst portraying some of the most illustrious examples of Spanish Renaissance architecture. Reservations are in order because of the high number of visitors, so be sure to book ahead!
In Seville, have a stroll around the Plaza de España, a landmark of Spanish Regionalism architecture, and the Real Alcázar de Sevilla: two sights you won’t forget!
Idea #2: Enjoy a last-minute picturesque trip to the Scottish highlands
Let Trazler book your flights to Inverness or Aberdeen
Nothing’s easier than a last-minute trip to the picturesque Scottish highlands from Ireland. Your destination is only a couple miles across the Irish Sea. No need to learn a new language to go to Scotland, but getting used to the Scottish accent is a plus!
From Dublin, you can fly straight to Inverness or Aberdeen, which will get you to the Scottish highlands in about an hour and a half.
From Shannon, either fly to Edinburgh and get a train to Inverness, or travel a little further North to catch a direct flight from Belfast.
Stay in some of the most picturesque highland accommodations
Once your flights are booked, let Trazler’s smart online booking platform find the best stay for you close to Inverness, at the very heart of the Scottish highlands. Simply enter your criteria on our website, and we’ve got the rest covered!
Book a car rental and go road-tripping
One of the main reasons why tourists choose to visit the Scottish highlands is for road tripping. Boasting some of the most scenic drives in the UK, taking the car up the North Coast 500 following the UK’s northern coastline will definitely get your cameras out!
Majestic mountains, stunning lakes, miraculous valleys, the breathtaking village of Glencoe, and so much more will also pave your way through the A82.
Luckily for you, booking your car rental with Trazler is all done in one place, at the same time as booking your flights and accommodation. Simply bring your driver’s licence, and you’re good to go! Do however remember that cars drive on the left in the UK.
Enjoy a trip to the mysterious Loch Ness
A trip to the Scottish highlands isn’t quite the same without a trip to the famous Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle, the castle overlooking the well-known Loch Ness Monster in the lake. Enjoy a scenic trip through the Scottish countryside up to Loch Ness, and book a boat trip on the lake to hear all about the mythical tales and traditional myths that inhabit the place, even up to today.
Enjoy pure countryside hiking and outdoor exploration
Travelling to Scotland is a paradise for hikers, as the country offers a wide range of hiking trails, accessible to all levels of hikers (from beginner to expert level). Be sure to pack your hiking gear and enjoy breathtaking views of the highlands.
Some of the most popular trails include the West Highland Way, the Cairngorms National Park, the Glenfinnan Viaduct (famous for staging the Hogwarts Express in the Harry Potter movies) and Ben Nevis (the UK’s highest mountain).
Idea #3: Enjoy a last-minute city getaway to the vibrant city of Amsterdam
Book your flights to Amsterdam with Trazler
Booking your flights to Amsterdam is easy with Trazler. Select your desired dates of travel, and your number of passengers, and let us do the magic! You’ll land at Schiphol Airport, the international airport just a couple kilometres outside of Amsterdam city centre.
Flying from Dublin is easy, enjoy a direct flight of approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes. 300 weekly flights connect the two airports. If flying from Shannon, you might have to change in London. Read our dedicated article for more information on flying from Dublin to Amsterdam.
Alternatively, consider flying from Cork Airport if you’re based in West Ireland. There are daily direct flights between Cork and Schipol. For more information on booking from Cork, visit our dedicated article.
Let Trazler find your accommodation
Finding a nice place to stay in Amsterdam may be stressful considering the great amount of tourists and places to stay. Let Trazler’s smart online booking platform help you out!
Simply head to the second window on our booking platform, and get your accommodation selected. You may choose from a range of criteria, options, prices, and quality range.
For more information on finding an accommodation in Amsterdam, read our following articles:
- Amsterdam Accommodation: Tips to Make the Right Choice
- The most unusual hotels in Amsterdam
- The Best Hotels in Amsterdam’s City Centre
Enjoy an iconic canal cruise through the “Venice of the North”
Amsterdam is well-known for its picturesque canals, owing it its nickname the “Venice of the North”. Be sure to book a relaxing canal cruise to admire the city from a different perspective. Charming bridges, scenic waterfronts, and atypical houses will pave your way through the city.
Our tip: Book a cruise in the evening, the city lights and sunset will unmistakably make your cruise a magical experience!
Visit the world-known museums of Amsterdam
Amsterdam is well-known for being one of the most vibrant cultural cities of the North of Europe. Head straight to the museum’s neighbourhood and enjoy visits from a range of different genres, including:
- The Rijksmuseum, where you’ll see all the Dutch masterpieces in your childhood history books, including Rembrandt and Vermeer.
- The Van Gogh Museum, displays a wonderful collection of Van Gogh’s paintings, famous all around the globe.
- The Stedelijk Museum, is for modern and contemporary art enthusiasts. Enjoy a collection of more recent artwork, including Bauhaus and pop art, shaping the post-war artistic renaissance.
- Anne Frank’s House. A little further away, you’ll find the house where Anne Frank hid during the Second World War and wrote her famous diary. This poignant visit will take you back to the midst of the Holocaust and the way it was experienced by Jewish locals.
Rent a bike
Walking in Amsterdam can get a little painful in the city centre with its great distances, pebbled streets and cobbled bridges. To live like a real local, make sure you rent a bike to enjoy the city differently. The city has many dedicated cycle lanes so you won’t get into any danger.
If you’re in the mood for a last-minute holiday from Shannon or Dublin, we’ve got you covered with our top three ideas.
First off, enjoy the Southern Spanish sun with a flight to Malaga, at the heart of the Costa del Sol. From the sun and the beach to the historical Islamic heritage of Andalusia, there’s so much to do in Malaga and its surroundings!
Next off, if you would rather have a scenic hiking trip in the countryside, then the Scottish Highlands are your paradise! Book your flights to Inverness, Aberdeen or Edinburgh, get yourself a car rental, and you’re good to go through some of the most breathtaking views you will remember!
Finally, for a last-minute city getaway, Amsterdam is an amazing choice! Book a cruise on the “Venice of the North’s” scenic canals at sunset, go museum-hopping through the city, and have the most culturally filled city adventure away from Ireland!