This week’s best travel deals

August 21, 2014
What’s the Deal?

This week’s best travel bargains around the globe.

Land

● The Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club in Brewster, Mass., on Cape Cod, is offering a bicycling deal through Oct. 31. The Take a Bike package starts at $335 for accommodations at the Villages and from $585 at the Mansion; price includes breakfast (value $40 for two) and half-day bike rental for two ($60). Add about 12 percent tax and $25 to $28 resort fee. The property sits on the 26-mile Cape Cod Bike & Rail Trail. Info: 888-509-4600, www.oceanedge.com/resort.

● Pay for a two-night stay at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club in Florida and receive a complimentary third night plus free tennis and greens fees. A resort-view room now starts at $460 for three nights, including taxes; usual rate starts at $690. Tennis typically costs $10 per person per hour, and greens fees are $16, including taxes. Golf cart fees of $28 each are required. Valid through Sept. 30. Info: 800-237-7600, www.naplesbeachhotel.com.●

Sea

● Star Clippers is offering free airfare on t all ship sailings in the Caribbean and the Panama Canal. The deal applies to voyages between November and March. For example, the Royal Clipper sails two seven-night itineraries — the Windward Islands and the Grenadine Islands — starting at $2,059 per person double. Price includes air, with taxes, from Washington Dulles or Reagan National. Star Clipper sails two seven-night trips from St. Maarten, starting at $1,993 per person double. The Star Flyer also visits the Caribbean, as well as the Panama Canal; fares start at $2,199. Port charges ranging from $225 to $395 are extra. Savings vary. For example, round-trip air to Barbados starts at $533; air to St. Maarten is just under $500. Based on availability; some sailings are sold out. Info: 800-442-0556, www.starclippers.com.

● Holland America is offering an Explore Four promotion on select 2015 and 2016 cruises. The deal includes a free beverage package for ocean-view staterooms and higher categories (value of $100 per day for two adults per cabin); free Pinnacle Grill dinner ($29); free or reduced fares for third and fourth guests sharing a cabin; and 50 percent off deposit requirements. Pricing varies. For example, a seven-night Bermuda cruise departing Boston on May 2 now starts at $2,863, including taxes, for four passengers sharing an ocean-view cabin — a savings of $1,747. Book by Oct. 31. Info: 877-932-4259, www.hollandamerica.com/explore4. ●

Air

● Southwest has a sale on fall and winter flights to dozens of destinations across the country and Puerto Rico. For example, from BWI Marshall, round-trip air to Memphis starts at $194; to Charlotte, from $189; and to San Juan, from $303. Taxes included. Deal also applies to flights from Reagan National and Washington Dulles. Book by Aug. 28 for travel on select dates Sept. 3-March 5. Book at least 14 days in advance at www.southwest.com. Travel restrictions and blackout dates apply. Other airlines are matching.

● Scandinavian Airlines has sale fares from Washington Dulles to cities in Scandinavia and across Europe. For example, nonstop round-trip flights to Copenhagen start at $799, including taxes; other airlines are matching. Depart Nov. 4-May 15, and complete travel by May 31. Blackout dates apply. Book by Aug. 26 at www.flysas.com/us. ●

Package

● Great Value Vacations is offering a deal on its Historic Castles & Hotels package to Ireland. The seven-night tour starts at $999 per person double and includes round-trip airfare from New York to Dublin on Aer Lingus; two nights at the Cabra Castle Hotel, near the town of Kingscourt; one night at Glenlo Abbey Hotel in Galway; two nights at the Malton in Killarney; two nights at O’Callaghan Davenport Hotel in Dublin; an economy rental car; and taxes. Priced separately, the package costs about $1,302 per person. For the cheapest price, depart on select dates November through February. Book by Sept. 1. Info: 800-896-4600, www.greatvaluevacations.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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