This week’s best travel bargains

April 4, 2013
What’s the Deal?

This week’s best travel bargains around the globe.

Land

● Celtic Tours is offering a Highland’s Explorer & Isle of Skye package, with savings from $165 to $455, depending on the travel date and type of lodging. With the B&B option, the six-night trip starts at $1,118 per person double, down from $1,283; for all hotels, the price is from $1,289, compared with $1,483. The package, created with VisitScotland in honor of National Tartan Day (April 6), includes airport transfers in Edinburgh; two nights at a three-star Edinburgh hotel and four nights at your choice of a B&B or hotel in Ullapool and Portree; daily breakfast; transportation and driver/guide; and all taxes. Depart May 31-Sept. 3. Info: 800-833-4373, www.celtictours.com.

●Miraval Resort & Spa in Tucson is heaping on the resort credits during its Miraval Summer Sale. To earn the extra $500 credits per couple, book an all-inclusive package for two and stay at least three nights between May 15 and Sept 15. For two guests, three nights costs $2,771 and includes casita-style accommodations; meals, snacks, smoothies and non-alcoholic beverages; daily activities; shared shuttle transfers from the Tucson airport or valet parking; tote bag and water canteen; $150 resort credit per person per night; and taxes. Booking starts on April 14. Info: 800-232-3969, www.miravalresorts.com.

●The Deep Creek Lake area in western Maryland is offering a spring promotion with three nights’ lodging for the price of two. The 3-2-1 Lodging & Activity Promotion, sponsored by the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce, is available for stays through May 13. Eleven lodging companies, ranging from rental homes to bed-and-breakfast inns, are participating. For example, a three-night stay in early May at Catch N Release, a four-bedroom house rented through Railey Mountain Lake Vacations, is $956, including $260 taxes and fees, a savings of $303. Info: 888-387-5237, www.visitdeepcreek.com/pages/springpromotion.

Sea

Holland America is celebrating its 140th anniversary with savings of up to 50 percent, free or reduced rates for the third and fourth passengers sharing the same cabin, and/or shipboard credits of $140 per cabin on oceanview-or-better cabins. Promotion offer varies by cruise. On the seven-night Canada & New England Discovery cruise aboard the ms Maasdam departing Boston on June 8, all three promos apply. An oceanview cabin is $754 per person for the first two passengers (including taxes) and $155 each in taxes for the third and fourth passengers; total cost for four is $1,818, a savings of $1,797. Info: 877-932-4259, www.hollandamerica.com.

Air

● American Airlines has sale fares to Europe. For example, round-trip fare from Reagan National to Milan starts at $843, including taxes; other airlines are matching, but fare typically starts at about $1,200. Depart by May 16 and return by Nov. 12. Book by April 9 at www.aa.com.

Package

Save up to $400 on Friendly Planet’s Best of Guatemala & Honduras tour. Discounted price is $2,299 per person double for the Dec. 6 departure and $2,349 for the July 12 and Aug. 16 departures. Three additional tours departing September through November are available for $2,499 per person double. The escorted trip includes round-trip airfare from Miami to Guatemala City; motorcoach transport; flight from Flores, Guatemala, to Guatemala City; 10 nights in six deluxe hotels; daily tours including entrance fees; 15 meals; transfers; and taxes. Airfare to Miami, booked separately, starts at $245 round trip. For the $300 discount, book by April 23; to receive the extra $100 reduction, book by April 11 and request promo code WP040313. Info: 800-555-5765, www.friendlyplanet.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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