This week’s best travel bargains around the globe


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September 19, 2012
What’s the Deal?

This week’s best travel bargains around the globe.

Land

●The Waldorf Astoria Park City in Utah has an early booking deal on winter rates. Get 25 percent off rooms, plus a $50 resort credit per night. For example, a one-night stay in early January drops to $419 from $559. Add $78 in fees and taxes. Book by Dec. 31; stay Jan. 5-April 8. Info: 435-647-5500, www.parkcitywaldorfastoria.com.

●Jewel Dunn’s River Resort & Spa, an adults-only all-inclusive in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, is offering up to 50 percent off rooms, plus buy-one-get-one-free excursions and spa credits (based on $100 spent). For example, book at least three nights in an Emerald Lanai room for $269 per night (was $489) or a Sapphire Mountain View room for $278 (was $509) and receive a second Ocho Rios shopping tour for free (valued at $51), plus a $20 spa credit. With the Sapphire Ocean View (now $302; was $549) or Diamond Ocean View ($329, down from $599), receive a second Dunn’s River Falls tour for free (worth $35) and a $40 spa credit. Deal also applies to suites, which include a Negril tour and a $60 spa credit. Taxes included. Book by Oct. 14 and stay through Dec. 23. Use code FFLING. Info: 800-587-1854, www.jewelresorts.com/dunnsriver.

●A Scottsdale promotion is offering a free night at 11 Arizona properties for stays between Nov. 18 and Jan. 12. Free night offer varies by property. For example, book two nights at the Hotel Valley Ho (866-882-4484, www.hotelvalleyho.com; mention code 3RDNTFREE) and receive the third night for free; a three-night stay in early December goes for $570 (plus $85 taxes), down from $855. Other deals include free third night at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain; free fourth night, $50 spa credit and $50 dining credit at the Montelucia Resort & Spa; and free fifth night and $100 dining credit at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa. Info: www.experiencescottsdale.com.

Sea

●Crystal Cruises has discounts on a dozen 2013 Europe voyages, with up to $1,500 in savings. For example, the 10-day Miami-to-Lisbon trip leaving March 31 is now $2,210 per person double; pre-sale rate is $3,210. Add $335 in port charges. For all deals, book by Oct. 31. Info: 888-722-0021, www.crystalcruises.com.


(The Washington Post/Source: Commerce Department)

●European Waterways has a fall offer of up to $2,000 off select cruises in France, Italy and Scotland. For example, on the six-night trip through the Scottish Highlands aboard the Scottish Highlander, two passengers pay $5,180, down from $7,180. Price for the Oct. 14 cruise includes local transfers, 24/7 open bar, excursions, admission fees, use of bicycles, and taxes and fees. Info: 877-
879-8808, www.gobarging.com.

Air

●Virgin Atlantic has sale fares to London for travel through the end of the year. For example, from Nov. 1 through Dec. 12, the nonstop fare from Washington Dulles to London Heathrow starts at $899 round trip, including taxes. For travel through October and after Dec. 12, fare starts at $950. Book by Oct. 11. Minimum Saturday night stay required. Other airlines are matching for nonstop service. Info: www.virgin-atlantic.com.

Packa ge

●Gate 1 Travel is offering $390 off the per-person cost of its 12 -day Kenya safari package. Sale price of $3,290 per person double (normally $3,680) includes round-trip air from Washington Dulles to Nairobi, nine nights’ accommodations (three in Nairobi, two at Samburu National Reserve, two at Kigio Wildlife Conservancy and two at Masai Mara Reserve), all transfers, 22 meals, sightseeing in a safari van, national park fees and an English-speaking guide. Five departure dates in April and May. Book by Sept. 17 using promo code DLKS390. Info: 800-682-3333, www.gate1travel.com.

K.C. Summers, Andrea Sachs

Submit travel deals to whatsthedeal@washpost.com. Please include your phone number and e-mail address. Prices were verified Thursday afternoon when the Travel section went to press, but deals sell out and availability is not guaranteed. Restrictions such as blackout dates and advance purchase may apply.

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