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CARNAVAL of Nice

Don’t miss out on our beautiful “Carnaval de Nice”! Come to laugh and enjoy with the “Nicois” this traditional festivities and to celebrate the King of Media this year!

Programme and rates at : http://www.nicecarnaval.com/en/carnaval/programme-tarifs.php

And for a crazy night, don’t forget LOU QUEERNAVAL!!!!! Friday 19th of February

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The first Gay Carnival Parade in France, Lou Queernaval has its roots in the local tradition of Carnival festivities. It will be a free and fun event, bearing the values of sharing and living together and will start from the Place Masséna on Friday 19th February at 9:00 pm!

No need to book tickets

For any Carnaval deals and to find the perfect place to stay, don’t hesitate to contact us directly at [email protected]!

 

 

 


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Name your Price!

You’d be an April Fool to miss out on our latest offer!

Tell us what you want to pay for your April holiday! Fill in this quick form and name your dates, property name and price you want to pay. We’ll either accept or give you an offer. You can’t beat that for an April deal! Valid for arrivals between 1 and 30th April 2016. Offer valid until 5th February 2016.

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Ten things to do in Dingle

  1. Jump off a pier. Yes really! Both Brandon and Ventry Pier are popular spots for this unique local sport. Brandon Pier in particular is busy in summer with adults and kids queuing up to jump off the high wall into the water. Obviously low tide is not a good time to try this. If you don’t fancy leaping into the slightly chilly Atlantic then Murphy’s Pub on top of the pier might be more your scene, the crab sandwiches are apparently to die for. More ideas
  2. Horse riding on the Maharees. Whether you’re an experienced rider or a total novice, there is something special about the thought of riding across the sand. Stunning views guaranteed. Saddle up
  3. Experience the (many) pubs of Dingle Town. When I first visited Dingle I couldn’t get over the pubs- quite apart from the fact that there are about 50 in town! A bar on one side of the room and on the other a counter selling hardware or fixing shoes, spontaneous music and dancing and possibly the best night out on the Atlantic coast! Food & Drink
  4. Picnic on the Blasket islands. This is a great summer day out with kids or groups of friends. Stock up on some local goodies, and take a boat out to the Great Blasket Island. You can swim with seals or take a walk through the abandoned village. Boats leave from Dingle, Ventry and Dunquin. Perfect Picnics

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    Horseriding on the beach

  5. Take a traditional cookery class. For me one of the best things about travelling is discovering new food and local delicacies. The Dingle Cookery School offer some great courses where you can learn to cook traditional Irish recipes, bake local bread or even catch and cook your own supper! Get cooking
  6. Hit the waves. Dingle is a water-sports paradise with some of the best surfing and windsurfing in the country. If you are a water sports enthusiast you can hire boards and equipment locally and if you just want to have a go there are lessons for all ages and abilities. For something a bit different why not try Sea- kayaking and explore the sea caves, it will also give you a good chance of running into Fungie. Take to the waters 
  7. Dingles’ Greatest. No visit to Dingle would be complete without at least trying to see the areas’ most famous resident, Fungie the Dingle Dolphin! This super friendly fella spends his days in the local waters and often accompanies boats back into harbour. A boat trip is the best way to get up close and personal. Set a date with the dolphin
  8. Walk up Mount Brandon. If you enjoy walking then this is a must, passing through the amazing Corrie Lakes with incredible views. It’s quite a trek though; around 4 ½- 5 hours return, the proper gear and supplies are essential! Start walking 

    The Wild Atlantic Catch & Cook

    The Wild Atlantic Catch & Cook

  9. Make a film. Well OK, you don’t actually have to make your own movie or animation but if you are a film buff this annual event is well worth a visit. The 2016 Dingle International Film Festival is taking place from 17th-20th March which conveniently enough also happens to be St Patrick’s Day weekend! Book your front row seats
  10. Geo-caching. This is quite the in thing these days, orienteering for the digital age! It’s also a great day out for all ages with plenty of fresh air and exercise. You use the GPS on your mobile devise to hide and seek containers called “caches” anywhere in the world. Dingle is cache- rich! They are hidden in some of the most beautiful spots on the peninsula. Start treasure hunting today

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Discover Limassol- beaches, bars and so much more

Limassol is known as the most cosmopolitan city in Cyprus and it’s residents are real party people! Maybe it’s partly this mix of cultures that has made Limassol such a great place to visit. We think it’s got the best selection of bars and restaurants on the island not to mention over 13km of beach in the city limits alone. Key events include the Limassol carnival, taking place this year 3rd-13th March and the Limassol Wine Festival at the end of August, not to mention the Limassol Marathon on 10th April, and the annual Shakespeare at Curium event 17th-19th June.

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Aqua Blu- swim up to your door!

As well as these special events there’s loads going on all year round and plenty to keep you entertained. The old town has been undergoing a complete transformation over the last few years and every time you go down there a new bar, restaurant or cafe has popped up in the narrow streets. There is a fantastic array of eateries  in the pedestrian area around the medieval castle, whether you like seafood, Mediterranean fine dining, sushi, gastro pub grub or  traditional fare, there is masses of choice.

 

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Camellia- spacious city pad

The brand new Marina complex has also become a focal point for locals and visitors, who enjoy an evening stroll along the quay side, checking out the super yachts or dining on the water’s edge.  In the summer months, the city really comes into its own with trendy beach bars and restaurants opening their doors. Spend a chill out day sipping cocktails on the sand, dine in style or dance the night away with the beautiful people.

 

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The city’s location also makes it a popular base for exploring the island, with Paphos, Larnaca and the mountains all within easy reach. Historically Limassol is the centre of the island’s wine industry so wine-buffs will enjoy visiting some of the many wineries in the surrounding villages. Outdoor lovers will also be thrilled by the great network of cycling and walking paths from the beach path which runs the length of the coast to the winding tracks and hiking trails further inland.

 

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Vineyard House- Limassol wine region

Discovering Limassol just got even easier with YNA Cyprus Villas hand-picked selection of houses and apartments. Whether you want to be close to the action or prefer a tranquil country retreat, we’ve got lots of ideas for you!

 

 

 


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Local celebrity

Mention Dingle and anyone you talk to will immediately name the peninsula’s most famous resident. He’s lived in the area since 1983 and is kfungie7nown to absolutely everyone. There is even a statue of him in the town centre. But this is not a rock star, actor or show-biz personality we’re talking about, in fact this middle-aged gent spends every day down by the harbour. Nothing remarkable there you might think, except the gentleman in question is a male bottlenose dolphin who around 30 years ago decided to make Dingle his home. Whilst it is not uncommon for dolphins to befriend humans it is certainly the first known case of a one eshewing the company of his own kind and effectively settling in a harbour.  He is often seen catching fish at the harbour mouth in summer months and is known to accompany local boats back into port, perfectly at ease with the human passengers.

There are 7 passenger boats licensed to conduct tours and they offer the chance to meet Fungie in is natural environment. You can book them through your YNA Local Expert or through the Dingle Dolphin website http://www.dingledolphin.com/

Photos courtesey of Dingle Dolphin Boat Trips.


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It’s Friday! It’s party time!

Had a long week? Winter dragging on and on? Never fear, Friday’s here and the YNA team are in celebratory mood.

We all need something to look forward to and our party-themed offers are just the ticket. Carnival season is just around the corner, so it’s time to start working on those costumes and practicing those samba skills.

Nice carnival

Nice carnival

Head to the Riviera and enjoy Carnival Nice-style with two weeks of fun from 12th to 28th February 2016. Book any aparment for 4 nights or more and we’ll take £30 off. Use promo code FETE30 to book your Nice stay today

 

Limassol carnival

Limassol carnival

Fancy some winter sun? Then jet of to Limassol for their carnival festivities. Book 5 nights or more between 3rd and 13th March 2016 and we’ll take £50 off the price. Use promo code OPA50 to book your Cyprus stay today

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St Patrick’s Day Dingle

If you’re a film buff then a trip to Ireland could be the perfect treat for you. The Dingle Film Festival is taking place between 17th and 20th March 2016 and also coincides with the biggest party in the Irish calendar- St Patricks Day! Book from 16th or 17th March for 3 or 4 days and we’ll take £100 off your bill. All the better for enjoying a few celebratory tipples in one of the towns many pubs. Use promo code FILM100 to book your Dingle break today

 


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La Belle Adele

In the Belle Epoque Musicians district, lovely Adele is a smart, contemporary 2 bedroom apartment. Light and airy with a spacious balcony. This apartment is fully air-conditioned and located in a high-class private residence with code-secured

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Adele, Rue Berlioz

lift making it a great choice for families or two couples. The balcony has been attractively arranged with wooden decking and contemporary rattan furniture with ample space for you to enjoy a relaxing aperitif in the evening.

Be one of the first to book 4 nights or more in Adele and we’ll take £40 off your stay! Use promo code ADELE40 to book your stay today


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Satire and serenades? It must be carnival time in Limassol

It might not be the biggest carnival in the world but as far as Cypriots are concerned, it’s one of the best! People travel to Limassol from all over the island and further afield to enjoy ten days of feasting, drinking, dancing and parades before the sombre Lenten period that follows.

Whilst it is thought the tradition dates back to ancient times and celebrations in honour of the god Dionysos, the Limassol carnival in its present form owes much to the influence of the Venetians.

This years’ carnival kicks off on 3rd March with “Tsiknopempti” a day where Cypriots fire up their barbecues (as if any excuse were needed!) and feast on roasted lamb and pork. The King carnival makes his entrance into the city on this first day and each year there is a different and usually satirical theme. The carnival lasts for ten days and includes a children’s parade, the “cantadori” or serenaders and culminates in the Grand Carnival Parade on Sunday 13th March. All public events are free of charge and pretty much every bar, restaurant, hotel and club will have some kind of private carnival party going on too. Costumes to hire or buy are readily available, so what are you waiting for? Ten days of revelry await in Limassol!


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Reasons why you should book early…

We all need a bit of cheering up after Christmas and what better way than booking your next holiday? But did you know that booking early is also officially good for you? Here’s why…

  • It gives you something to look forward to
  • You get the best deals
  • Your bank manager is happier
  • You are more likely to get your first choice of accommodation
  • Stress-free planning

And of course holidays are generally great for our health and well-being too; sunshine, fresh air, relaxation, delicious food, a change of scene….So whether you want to enjoy the fresh air, friendly pubs and stunning scenery of Dingle, the delicious food and wine, beautiful Riviera coastline and historic old town of Nice, or the miles of beaches, rich cultural history and fantastic weather of Cyprus, we’ve got an early booking deal for you!

We think it’s a no brainer so…

Book 4 nights or more in NICE in April or May and GET £30 OFF! Use promo code SANTE to book here

Book 5 nights or more in DINGLE in April, May or June and GET £50 OFF! Use promo code SLAINTE to book here

Book 5 nights or more in CYPRUS in April, May or June and GET £50 OFF! Use promo code YIAMAS to book here

Offers end 31st January


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Chocolate Winter Wonderland in Limassol

The perfect solution for those January blues is Limassol’s first ever Chocolate Winter wonderland! Taking place in the municipal market square from 29th to 31st January, those of us with a sweet tooth will be in absolute heaven. Featuring chocolatiers, chefs and other chocolate experts there will be three days of chocolate art, chocolate workshops, FREE chocolate tastings and games all in a carefully crafted winter wonderland setting.  There is also plenty to keep younger guests amused with real snow, carriage rides and a “Frozen” sing along!

Tickets are €7.00 for adults with under 12s going in free, all proceeds go to a children’s charity. Tickets available on the door.

Book your chocolate themed break today