If you’ve ever wanted to visit the Emerald Isle, now is the time to plan a trip.
Aer Lingus, the second largest airline in Ireland, announced the launch of its "Go When Others Don’t" sale that will run between Sept. 5 and Oct. 3. The sale includes deeply discounted airfares from 14 major U.S. airports to both Dublin Airport and Shannon Airport in Ireland.
Travel dates must fall between Nov.1, 2019 and March 31, 2020 in order to get in on the deal. There are some blackout dates that vary based on your departure city, so it’s important to take a look at the rules and restrictions.
The special sale encourages travelers to take a trip during the off-peak season for Ireland and most European destinations. While winter may not be the quintessential time to take a European vacation, there are actually a lot of perks to visiting Ireland during the coldest parts of the year.
According to Irish Central, Ireland’s temperate climate means the weather may be a little unpredictable, but not freezing. Plus, the winter season, between Christmas Day and St. Patrick’s Day, are times when cities are bustling with parades, festivals, and special markets. The winter solstice, in particular, is a special time to visit, according to Irish Central.
Not only can you enjoy these fun, wintry activities, you can also avoid the huge crowds that would normally go to the country during its peak summer season. And as a bonus, it’ll save you a lot of money.
Aer Lingus’ "Go When Others Don’t" sale features airfare as low as $399 round-trip, even for big U.S. cities like Boston, New York City, and Philadelphia.
Fares from Washington D.C., Chicago, and Minneapolis range between $459 and $499. Fares from Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Toronto, Canada are as low as $599. Flights between Boston, Los Angeles, and San Francisco and Ireland must travel Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, according to the Aer Lingus website.
For more information or to book your trip, visit the Aer Lingus website.