What’s the deal? This week’s best travel bargains around the globe.
By K.C. Summers and Andrea Sachs,
This week’s best travel bargains around the globe
●Colorado’s Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa has a Stay Free-Ski Free offer. Book a four- or seven-night stay on select dates and get the last night free, plus lift tickets for two for the entire stay. For instance, a four-night stay for two people in a slope-side room in early March works out to $1,084 per night (usually $1,445), or $4,336 for the entire stay. Add $20 per night in fees and taxes. Book by April 8; stay Feb. 27-March 8 (four-night offer) or March 18-April 8 (seven-night offer). Info: 800-492-8804, beavercreek.hyatt.com.
●With Ski Vermont, newbies can take $29 beginner lessons at any of 13 resorts in January (excluding the holiday period Jan. 14-15). Price includes full-day beginner lift ticket, full-day ski or snowboard equipment rental, and a lesson with a professional instructor. Participating resorts include Smugglers’ Notch, Stowe Mountain, Stratton Mountain, Sugarbush, Killington, Pico Mountain and Mount Snow. By comparison, Stratton’s Learn to Ski program starts at $89. To sign up, e-mail email@example.com with your name, phone number, Zip code, preferred ski resort and number of students. For general info: www.skivermont.com.
●Eight hotels are holding New York Hotel Week on Jan. 6-15. Rooms will go for $100 (Pod Hotel, Z NYC Hotel, the Hotel@Times Square, Nyma), $200 (Andaz Wall Street, Hyatt 48 Lex) and $250 (Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC, Gansevoort Park Avenue NYC). Taxes are additional. For example, pay $123, with taxes, for a queen-size room at the Pod Hotel (212-355-0300, www.thepodhotel.com) in Midtown, a savings of about $50. For the Hyatt 48 Lex (888-591-1234, www.48lex.hyatt.com) on Lexington Avenue, the special rate is $233, down from $312. You must book directly with the hotel; mention Hotel Week or use the promotional code (HWPR for Hyatt, for example).
●●With Holland America, receive free or reduced charges on pre- or post-cruise hotel accommodations on select Alaska sailings. For example, on the 15-day Dawson & Denali cruises from Anchorage to Vancouver, book an oceanview stateroom (from $2,599) and receive a night’s stay for $100 per couple, instead of $312. The room is free for guests who reserve a veranda cabin or above (from $3,299). Taxes included. For Dawson and Denali cruise, deal is valid May-August. Info: 877-932-4259, www.hollandamerica.com.●
●Lufthansa has a winter sale to several cities in Europe. Best fare is from Newark to Dublin: $507 round trip, including taxes. Book by Jan. 12; travel through March 22. Fares to Ireland on other airlines start at about $580. Info: 800-645-3880, www.lufthansa.com.●
●Lindblad Expeditions is offering free round-trip air from New York or Miami to Ecuador on select dates of its Galapagos Islands package. Rate starts at $4,750 per person double for a 10-day voyage on the 96-passenger National Geographic Endeavour and from $5,450 per person double on the 48-passenger National Geographic Islander. Trip also includes two nights in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Add $420 per person for internal air; taxes included. Round-trip air from New York to Guayaquil usually starts at about $700. Upgrade to business class, usually $1,600, is available from New York for $500. Book by March 31; travel on select dates from January through June. Info: 800-397-3348, www.expeditions.com/gala360.
●ET African Journeys is offering a special rate from $2,199 per person double on its nine-day Kenyan safari. The More Safari for Less includes round-trip air from Washington Dulles to Nairobi; one night at the Ark Lodge in Aberdare National Park; two nights at Lake Naivasha, with an afternoon walk at the Crescent Island Wildlife Sanctuary and a full-day game drive to Lake Nakuru National Park; two nights in a tented camp in the Masai Mara, plus three half-day safaris and a sundown cocktail event; and meals (six breakfasts, six lunches, five dinners). Add $150 in taxes. Depart March 19, 21, 25, 26 or 28 for the lowest price; also available April and May. By comparison, the Kenya safari package typically costs $3,815. Info: 800-662-5406, www.etafricanjourneys.com.
Submit travel deals to firstname.lastname@example.org. Prices were verified at press time Thursday, but deals sell out and availability is not guaranteed. Some restrictions may apply.