The week’s best travel deals: Montreal, Botswana, and Madeira
By Carol Sottili and Andrea Sachs,
What’s the Deal?
This week’s best travel bargains around the globe.
The Ritz-Carlton Montreal is celebrating its 100th anniversary with a fourth-night-free offer. A four-night stay, after discount, now starts at about $1,422 (including taxes), a savings of about $474. Available through March 27; some dates are sold out. Info: 800-363-0366, www.ritzmontreal.com.
With Natural Habitat Adventures, book a Secluded Botswana Safari by Dec. 31 and receive a free four-day Cape Town extension. The bonus trip, worth $1,200, includes three nights at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront Hotel, transfers and a full-day peninsula tour. The deal is valid on the June 7, July 7,
Aug. 9 and Sept. 14 departures of the 13-day Botswana trip, which starts at $11,795 per person double. Info: 800-543-8917, ww.nathab.com.
Spend the night at Keswick Hall at Monticello, near Charlottesville, and receive a $100 dining credit. Stay Sunday through Thursday, from Jan. 2 through March 28; blackout dates apply. Superior guest rooms run $275 a night, plus about $28 taxes and $25 daily resort fee. Credit can be used at Fossett’s Restaurant, Fossett’s Bar or Villa Crawford. Info: 888-778-2565, www.keswick.com.
Book a veranda stateroom on an air-inclusive European cruise with Celebrity Cruises by Dec. 2 and receive $1,000 off per stateroom. Deal applies to 77 departures in 2013. Prices vary. For example, the veranda-cabin price for a 10-night cruise from Barcelona to Istanbul departing Sept. 15 starts at $2,932 per person double after the discount. Rate includes port charges and airfare from Washington Dulles to Barcelona, with return from Istanbul. Info: 800-647-2251, www.celebritycruises.com.
South African Airways is offering sale fares on direct flights — with a short refueling stop in Dakar, Senegal — from Washington Dulles to Johannesburg. Round-trip fare is $985, including taxes, for travel Jan. 15 through March 31. Fare for connecting flights on other airlines during sales period starts at $1,053, but is typically about $1,440 round trip. Book by Dec. 12. Info: 800-722-9675, www.flysaa.com.
SATA Airlines has package deals to Madeira, the Portuguese island off the coast of North Africa. Package starts at $1,609 per person double, including round-trip airfare from Reagan National to Funchal, Madeira, connecting through Boston; six nights at Baia Azul Hotel; breakfasts; and taxes. Priced separately, the trip would cost about $124 more per person. For the best prices, travel through March 31. Info: 800-762-9995, www.sata.pt/en/content/azores-express-packages.
JetBlue Getaways is taking 50 percent off the base airfare of packages booked by Dec. 3. Choose from destinations in the United States, the Caribbean and Mexico. For example, a couple pays $1,010, including taxes, for round-trip air from Washington Dulles to San Francisco (typically from $471 per person) and three nights at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites in Fisherman’s Wharf. Travel by Dec. 19. Info: 800-538-2583, jetblue.com/getaways.
Carol Sottili, Andrea Sachs
Submit travel deals to firstname.lastname@example.org. Prices were verified at press time Thursday, but deals sell out and availability is not guaranteed. Some restrictions may apply.