What’s the Deal? Great travel bargains on land and sea and in the air.

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What’s the Deal?

This week’s best travel bargains around the globe.

LAND

Snake River Lodge & Spa in Jackson Hole, Wyo., has a winter ski deal. With the Lift & Lodging package, get 33 percent off regular rates, plus free daily breakfast. Prices vary depending on date of stay. For a late-January visit, for example, a package including four nights’

accommodations, two four-day lift tickets and daily breakfast comes to $1,622 for two people, including all fees and taxes. Purchased separately, lodging would cost $1,496 and lift tickets $696. Book and travel by April 9. Info: 866-614-7625, snakeriverlodge.rockresorts.com.

●Eat up French Canada with Tourisme Montreal’s perks-laden For Foodies package, through Dec. 31. Book a room at any of 11 participating properties and receive an assortment of culinary freebies and discounts, such as a free appetizer or dessert at Restaurant Devi, two wood-fire baked bagels at St-Viateur Bagel and Cafe, and spices from Schwartz’s. Deal also includes non-edible treats, such as two-for-one tickets at Pointe-a-Calliere, Montreal Museum of Archeology and History (value about $15), and four free trips within the STM Network, the public transit system (value about $12). Rates start at about $116 a night. For example, one night at the three-star Auberge de la Fontaine, in the Plateau Mont-Royal neighborhood, starts at $136 double, including taxes and breakfast. Other hotels include the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth, Le Square Phillips Hotel & Suites and the Hotel de la Montagne. Reserve through the tourism office: 888-234-5505, www.tourisme-montreal.org.

SEA

●Regent Seven Seas Cruises is offering freebies on select sailings, including round-trip air, shore excursions and hotel stays. For example, on the 15-night voyage from Sydney to Auckland departing Jan. 23, get free air from Washington to Sydney and Auckland to Washington, free unlimited shore excursions and two free hotel nights in Sydney. Rates start at $11,299 per person double, including taxes. Info: 877-505-5370, www.rssc.com.

AIR

Qantas has sale fares on nonstop flights from the West Coast to Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and other Australian cities, with round-trip fares starting at $1,298, not including taxes. For a May flight from Los Angeles to Brisbane, total round-trip fare, including taxes, comes to $1,453. Book by Dec. 27; travel May 1-June 8 or July 24-Sept. 21. Other airlines are matching. Info: 800-227-4500, www.qantas.com.au.

American Airlines has a sale fare on flights to major ski destinations, such as Jackson Hole, Wyo., and Colorado’s Vail (Eagle County Airport) and Gunnison (Crested Butte Regional Airport). For example, fly from Reagan National to Hayden, near Steamboat Springs, Colo., from $313 round trip; other airlines are matching. Sale is for all three Washington-area airports. Travel Monday-Saturday through April 9. Three-night minimum stay and 21-day advance purchase required. Blackout dates apply. Book at www.aa.com.

PACKAGES

●With Dooley Vacations, spend a week in Ireland next spring for $1,572 per person double. Package includes round-trip airfare from Washington Dulles to Shannon Airport; one night’s lodging at the four-star Old Ground Hotel in County Clare, four nights’ lodging in B&Bs, and one night at the luxury Dromoland Castle Hotel in County Clare; a manual-shift car rental with unlimited mileage; and daily breakfasts. Purchased separately, trip would cost almost $300 more per person. Travel April 1-May 31. Info: 800-495-5202, www.dooleyvacations.com/vacations/emerald-luxury-dromoland-pr.

●United Vacations is offering air credits of up to $400 on packages to the Bahamas. Credits vary per length of stay. For example, receive $250 on three nights or more when staying on Grand Bahama Island, $250 on four nights or more on any of five islands, and $400 on six nights or more. Travel to Nassau (New Providence Island), Treasure Cay, Freeport (Grand Bahama), Bimini or Great Exuma. Hotels include Atlantis Paradise Island, Treasure Cay Beach, Marina and Golf Resort and Sandals Emerald Bay in Great Exuma. For example, in mid-February, pay $738 per person double for round-trip air from BWI Marshall, three nights at the all-inclusive Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach on Grand Bahama, transfers and taxes. Travel Jan. 1-June 20. By comparison, three nights at the Viva Wyndham start at $531 and air to the Bahamas runs from $465. Book by Feb. 6. Info: 888-854-3899, www.unitedvacations.com. When booking online, use codes UV14847A for $400 air credit, UV14847B for four nights or more and UV14847C for Grand Bahama.

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

 
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