What’s the Deal? The week’s best travel bargains on land, sea and in the air.


Actor-Interpretors dance during a scene in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia on Tuesday, October 5, 2010. (Matt Eich/LUCEO/FOR THE WASHINGTON POST)
November 18, 2011
What’s the Deal?

This week’s best travel bargains around the globe.

Land

●Book a ski vacation at Colorado’s Keystone resort this winter and get a free night’s hotel stay, a $50 gift card and a free hydration backpack. With the Three for Free deal, rates start at $84 per night double. Length-of-stay requirements and rates vary by property. For example, a five-night stay at the Inn at Keystone comes to $419, instead of the usual $524. Add about $103 in taxes. Book by Jan. 31; travel by April 30. Info: 800-328-1323, www.keystoneresort.com.

●Save on the rate but splurge on the perks with two seasonal packages at Colonial Williamsburg. The Holiday Stories Package starts at $119 a night per person and includes accommodations at the Williamsburg Lodge; daily breakfast with gratuity; length-of-stay ticket for Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area and Art museums; $100 activities card; and Holiday Decorations Tour ticket. The two-night package for two starts at $525, with taxes, a savings of up to 35 percent. Families can save nearly 50 percent on the Holiday Bounce Package, which starts at $195 per night for a family of four and includes lodging at the Williamsburg Woodlands Hotel & Suites, and admission to the Historic Area and art museums, and Christmas Town: A Busch Gardens Celebration (valid for up to seven consecutive days). With taxes, a family of four pays from $432. Arrive Sunday-Wednesday, Nov. 25-Dec. 31. Info: 800-447-8679, www.colonialwilliamsburg.com.

●After the stress of the Thanksgiving holiday, decompress with a Cyber Monday deal at Canyon Ranch in Lenox, in the Massachusetts Berkshires. The two-night spa sampler starts at $930 per person double and includes two nights’ accommodations, all meals and beverages, consultations on such topics as healthful eating and lifestyle, more than 40 classes and activities, and $130 credit for services. The package typically costs $1,240. Available Dec. 7-24. Book on Nov. 28, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., at 800-742-9000. Info: www.canyonranch.com.

Sea

Regent Seven Seas has deals on its Wonders of Australia voyages, with discounted prices, and free land programs and hotel nights. Offers vary depending on destination and travel dates. For example, the 15-night Kiwis and Kangaroos cruise from Auckland to Sydney, departing Feb. 7, offers free round-trip air from Washington; a free two-night hotel stay in Sydney and one free night in Auckland; unlimited shore excursions; free transfers; and free prepaid gratuities. Rates start at $11,299 per person double, plus $255 per person in fees and taxes. Book by Dec. 30. Info: 800-285-1835, www.rssc.com.

Air

JetBlue has a sale on fall travel to U.S., Caribbean and Mexican destinations. Sample round-trip fares, including taxes: Reagan National to Fort Lauderdale, $125; Dulles International to New York JFK, $149. Book by Nov. 30; travel Tuesdays and Wednesdays by Dec. 14. Other airlines are matching. Info: 800-538-2583, www.jetblue.com.

●Hawaiian Airlines is offering introductory fares on its new nonstop service from New York’s JFK to Honolulu. Round-trip fare starts at $445 (or $212 one way, the same number as New York’s area code) for economy and $1,637 (or $808 one way, ditto for Hawaii’s area code) for first class, including taxes. By comparison, typical economy fares are about $650 from New York and $850 from Washington. Book by today; travel June 4-30. Info: 800-367-5320, www.hawaiianairlines.com.

Package

●China Spree has special rates for select dates of its 10-day Golden Triangle tours. Prices start at $1,729 for cash and $1,929 for credit card payments, compared with the usual $1,889 and $2,089, for departures from Jan. 1 to March 5. Cost includes nonstop round-trip air from New York JFK to Beijing; all intra-China flights and ground transportation; eight nights’ accommodations in centrally located four-star hotels; 17 meals; and tours of Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, Suzhou and Tongli. Add $87 per person in taxes. Info: 866-652-5656, www.chinaspree.com.

Submit travel deals to whatsthedeal@washpost.com. Please include your phone number and e-mail address. Prices were verified at press time Thursday, but deals sell out and availability cannot be guaranteed. Restrictions such as blackout dates and advance purchase may apply.

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