As promised, here’s another deal to make your holiday dreams come true – and at a price that guarantees discounts and great savings. For those who love cruising and sailing, Emerald Star is a name to reckon with.
It is a leading provider of boating holidays on Europe and Canada’s beautiful inland waterways. Emerald Star also has one of the world’s largest fleets of over 900 self-drive boats and offers a wide choice of fabulous boating destinations, operating in 17 regions across nine countries, including Ireland.
So what does Emerald Star bring you this Black Friday? Its sale offers discounts of 20% on cruises to all destinations excluding Italy, on all departure dates, and up to 25% on specific dates. The offer applies to a range of boat types and lengths of stay. Holidaymakers are advised to get planning, to get the best out of the flash sale that has begun on 21 November 2022 and ends on 27 November 2022.
Have the craic with Emerald Star
Starting in Portumna, holidaymakers will discover all the scenic and cultural delights as they journey towards Carrick-on-Shannon. Cover 160 km of the River Shannon pass through historic towns steeped in Celtic heritage, marked by the ruins of castles and monasteries in the surrounding area. To appreciate the green landscapes even more, take a horse ride along gorgeous country trails, and then kick back in a pub with Irish brew. A seven-night self-drive cruise, departing 01 April 2023, staying on board a Consul, sleeping four, is priced from 1,149€/ 287.55pp (saving 130€). Transport to and from the base is not included. Emerald Star (071 962 7633 or visit www.emeraldstar.ie )
Cruise along the Canal du Midi
The Canal du Midi has multiple start locations to choose from and holidaymakers can traverse more than 150 miles of scenic waterways along the 17th Century network of canals that connect the Atlantic to the Mediterranean. Famed for its wine-tasting and world-class gastronomy, the Canal du Midi is also rich in history and heritage, boasting impressive cathedrals, grand châteaux, ancient ruins, and medieval cities. A seven-night self-catered stay on the Canal du Midi, starting and finishing at Le Boat’s base in Port Cassafières, on board a Clipper sleeping six, arriving 01 April 2023, is priced from 1,789€ / 298.16€ pp (saving 450€). Emerald Star (071 962 7633 or visit www.emeraldstar.ie )
Sample seafood in Brittany
Admire Celtic land laced with canalised rivers studded with towering castles seemingly at every turn in Brittany. And being not far from the North Atlantic coast, seafood at takeaway cafés is in order. Venture to Dinan for the museums, historic sites and fine restaurants. Cruising north to Dinan puts guests on the canal and cruising south on the Vilaine takes travellers all the way to the sea at the commercial port of La Roche-Bernard. The Vilaine is a total of 218 kilometres (135 miles) and it’s delightful. A seven-night self-catered stay on a Magnifique, which sleeps up to 10 people, starting and ending in Messac, departing 12 April 2023, is priced from 2,049€ / 204.90€ pp (saving 1,260€). Emerald Star (071 962 7633 or visit www.emeraldstar.ie )