Tips and deals of the week: 24/10/2010

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Take a festive break in Dublin for £163

Throughout December, Irish Ferries is offering three nights at the three-star Mount Herbert Hotel for £163 per person, a saving of £42. The deal, based on two sharing, includes return car ferry crossings, free parking in Dublin and B&B.

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Save on luxury in the Peaks

A new bespoke two-bedroom apartment in the High Peak area of Derbyshire is available for two-night breaks in November for a special price of £150.

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Money off motorhome holidays

Save yourself the usual hefty supplement of up to $750 plus tax for taking a motorhome rental on a one-way trip across the United States next summer. For further information, go to

The opening

Take a stroll along Weston- super-Mare's Grand Pier, which reopened this weekend. The iconic seaside attraction burnt down in July 2008.

The books

Two new guides aim to use readers' language skills for speedy learning, Brilliant French and Brilliant Spanish. Pearson Prentice Hall, £14.99.

The tours

Cox & Kings has been named as the travel partner for the Royal Academy of Arts for 2011 and will launch a new collection of 20 expert-led art tours around the world.

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