This week’s best travel bargains

May 16, 2013
What’s the Deal?

This week’s best travel bargains around the globe.

Land

●The Four Seasons hotels in Texas are offering a Big Chill package for weekend stays May 31 through Aug. 25. The first night is the usual rate, but the second night is based on the high temperature for that day. The promotion applies to Friday and Saturday night arrivals at the Four Seasons Hotel Houston; Saturday and Sunday arrivals at the Four Seasons Hotel Austin; and Saturday arrivals at the Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas. Prices vary. For example, a two-night stay in Austin starting Aug. 17 typically costs $918, including tax; using the average high of 95 degrees, the rate is $500. The deal includes free ice cream and in-room movie in Austin. Based on availability. Info: 800-819-5053, www.fourseasons.com/reservations.

● Swissotel Hotels & Resorts is offering 20 percent off rates for summer stays of at least two nights. At Swissotel Istanbul, discounted rate is from $281 per night, with tax; regular rate is $351. At Swissotel Bremen in Germany, sale price is $133, down from $167. Stay May 31 through Sept. 1. Includes cocktail upon arrival and 15 percent off online shop. Info: 800-637-9477, www.swissotel.com.

Sea

●Adventure Life has two-for-one pricing on the Riches of the Mekong: Vietnam and Cambodia cruise departing Aug. 26. The seven-night cruise, which travels from Tonle Sap Lake near Siem Reap in Cambodia to Ho Chi Minh City, now starts at $2,648 per couple, plus $238 port charges. Book by May 31. Price includes daily excursions. Info: 800-344-6118, www.adventure-life.com.

● Royal Caribbean has a pair of deals for summer and fall cruising. With the Kids Tour Free in Europe, children ages 12 and younger receive one free shore excursion when two adults in the same cabin book the same tour. The deal is valid on European cruises aboard Navigator of the Seas, Brilliance of the Seas and Serenade of the Seas, with departures through Nov. 30. For example, on the seven-night Navigator of the Seas cruise in the Eastern Mediterranean (from $1,893 for four, including taxes), families can sign up for the Turkish bath experience ($49 per adult; $39 savings for kids) or the Costa Costa beach and Chania town transfer ($35 adult; $26 savings per child). Book by May 31, at least four days before departure. For the upgrade deal, receive a free upgrade from interior to ocean view or ocean view to balcony on Bahamas, Bermuda and Caribbean cruises departing Sept. 1 through Dec. 15. Book by June 10. Info: 866-562-7625, www.royalcaribbean.com.

Air

● This summer, fly Condor nonstop from BWI Marshall to Frankfurt from $962 round trip, including taxes. The airline, which operates seasonal service from June 20 through Sept. 12, is offering the lowest fares in late August and September; fare on other airlines starts at $1,266. Book at www.condor.com/us. ●

Package

● Go-today is offering discounts on trips to Paris. A package with round-trip airfare from Washington Dulles, six nights at the Comfort Hotel Lamarck, daily continental breakfast and taxes starts at $1,187 per person double. Priced separately, the trip would cost about $320 more per couple. For best rate, depart Oct. 28 or Nov. 4. Info: 800-227-3235, www.go-today.com.

Carol Sottili, Andrea Sachs

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