In this 6 part TV series, we feature holiday destinations that you can fly to directly from Ireland, both North and South. Each episode features one main foreign holiday destination and one short local break featuring an Irish destination.
Episode 1 Vogue Williams and rugby superstar Tommy Bowe kick off the travel series in the Cote d’Azur. The duo explores some of its most glamorous resorts including Cannes and Antibes. They also take a flying visit to Monaco, a playground for the rich and famous and sample some of the tastes and flavours of Provence. In this week’s short Getaway Joe Lindsay and his wife Mary take a cruise on the River Shannon.
Episode 2 Mairead Ronan and Joe Lindsay travel stateside to the Big Apple. They’re on a mission to leave Manhattan behind and see what’s on offer in the other boroughs. They explore Little Italy in the Bronx, visit the hipster neighbourhood of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, discover there’s more to Staten Island than just its ferry and explore the sights of Queens. Closer to home Vogue Williams takes a short Getaway along the north coast and the island of Rathlin.
Episode 3 The Greek island of Rhodes is this week’s destination for Mairead Ronan and Joe Lindsay. They explore the old and new town of Rhodes, hike up the historical Acropolis of Lindos, discover the island’s stunning coastline by speedboat, sample the flavours of Aegean cuisine and take a daytrip to the picture perfect Greek island of Symi. And in this week’s short getaway Vogue Williams takes a foodie and shopping break in the city of Belfast.
Episode 4 Vogue Williams and Joe Lindsay check out Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands, famous for its liberal approach to life. They take in the sights of the city from a canal ride, get to see some of the world’s most famous paintings in the museum quarter, run amok in the Nemo Science Museum and Vogue braves the new over-the-ledge swing ride at the A’Dam Lookout. Closer to home rugby star Tommy Bowe take a cycle tour around Strangford Lough in Co. Down.
Episode 5 Vogue Williams and Tommy Bowe land in the Balearic island of Ibiza. Famous for clubbing and wild parties, Tommy and Vogue are on a mission to explore the other side to the island. They find history in Ibiza Town, discover caves, hippies and stunning coastline on a drive around the island, chill out at a yoga retreat and in keeping with tradition watch the sun set on the west coast. And in this week’s short Getaway Mairead Ronan and her son Dara explore Ireland’s Ancient East and go wild at Tayto Park.
Episode 6 This week Mairead Ronan and Joe Lindsay take advantage of direct flights to Transylvania in Romania to see first hand the landscape and scenery that was the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s famous ‘Dracula’ novel. They discover the historic city of Cluj, are amazed by a theme park in an underground salt mine, visit medieval towns and of course hunt for some of the most amazing castles in the region. And in this week’s short getaway Tommy Bowe discovers dramatic scenery of his own on an activity break in the Mourne Mountains of Co. Down.