This week’s best travel bargains around the globe


The ocean view at Bell Channel Club and Marina in the city of Freeport, on the island of Grand Bahama. (Ricky Carioti/THE WASHINGTON POST)
September 7, 2012

Land

●Old Bahama Bay Resort & Yacht Harbour on Grand Bahama Island’s West End is offering a discounted rate of $150 a night, plus a third night free, on all junior suites. The three-night rate now starts at $372 per couple, including $72 taxes and resort fee. Package typically ranges from $725 for a pool-view suite to $1,004 for an oceanfront suite. Book by Oct. 28 and stay through Oct. 31. Info: 888-800-8959, www.oldbahamabay.com.

●The Topnotch Resort and Spa in Stowe, Vt., is offering a pre-season sale with 40 percent off winter rates. Book by Sept. 17 and pay from $139 for midweek stays (down from $239) and from $209 on weekends (normally $325). Add about 10 percent tax and $14 resort fee. Valid Dec. 1 through April 7. The resort near Stowe Mountain offers a slew of activities, including tennis, horseback riding, hiking and spa treatments. Info: 800-451-8686, www.topnotchresort.com.

●Couples save $500 on Perillo Tours’ Mangia e Bevi, a 10-day Italian food and wine tour through Rome, Tuscany and Emilia-Romagna. Book by Sept. 15 and pay $2,340 per person double for three nights’ lodging in Rome, three nights in Bologna and two in Siena; airport transfers; guided tours; daily buffet breakfast, five dinners and two lunches; wine tasting and vineyard tour; and tips and taxes. Depart Nov. 1. Use MANGIA when booking. Info: 800-431-1515, www.perillotours.com.

Sea

●Book an Oceania cruise by Sept. 30 and receive free airfare and two-for-one cruise fares. The cruise line is also offering a bonus savings of $1,000 to $5,000 per stateroom on select cruises. Prices vary. For example, the 21-night cruise from Istanbul to Dubai departing Nov. 15 now starts at $5,208 per person double after two-for-one pricing and the $3,000 bonus savings; brochure rate was $13,416 per person double. The flight from Washington Dulles, a value of about $870, and port charges are also included. Info: 800-531-5658, www.oceaniacruises.com.

●Princess has discounted a 12-night Canada & Colonial America cruise aboard the Emerald Princess departing Quebec City on Oct. 26. The cruise, which ends in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., now starts at $899 per person double (plus $196 port charges), a savings of $800. No booking deadline, but price is based on availability. Info: 866-335-6379, www.princess.com.

Air

●To celebrate 70 years of service to the south of the border, American is offering sale fares to Mexico. For example, round-trip air from BWI Marshall to Mexico City starts at $453, including taxes, and air from JFK to Cancun starts at $436 round trip. Book at www.aa.com by Nov. 6. Start travel by March 2 and complete travel by March 7. Other airlines are matching.

Package

●Pleasant Holidays is offering deals on packages to Hawaii, including free Hertz car rental for up to seven days and hotel discounts. Prices vary. For example, a seven-night stay in mid-January that includes round-trip airfare on United, accommodations at the Hilton Hawaiian Village and an economy car rental now starts at about $3,400 per couple. Priced separately, the package would cost about $3,912, for a savings of more than $500. Travel by Dec. 21 or Jan. 7 through May 24, except blackout dates of March 30 through April 7. Book by Oct. 21. Five-night minimum hotel stay required, and transpacific airfare must be included in package. Info: 800-448-333, www.pleasantholiays.com.

Carol Sottili, Andrea Sachs

Submit travel deals to whatsthedeal@washpost.com. Prices were verified at press time Thursday, but deals sell out and availability is not guaranteed. Some restrictions may apply.

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