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What's the Deal?

The week's best deals around the globe, by land, sea and air.

Sunday, April 24, 2005; Page P03

LAND

• Book a stay at any of 14 Jury's Doyle Hotels in Ireland through Sceptre Tours and receive a free night with the purchase of three or more nights. Book by May 31 and complete travel by Dec. 31; prices start at $99 per night double. Info: 800-221-0924, www.sceptretours.com.

• The One & Only Palmilla in Los Cabos, Mexico, is offering 30 percent off room rates, plus free breakfasts worth $60 a day and a free round of golf for two valued at $414. The "Summer Breaks" deal applies to travel June 1-Oct. 15; rooms start at $325 a night before discount, plus 12 percent taxes and 15 percent service charges. Book by May 30. Info: 866-829-2977, www.oneandonlypalmilla.com.

BARGAIN OF THE WEEK

Fly for as little as $29 each way, plus taxes, with a sale from Independence Air. The round-trip fare from Washington Dulles to West Palm Beach, Fla., for example, is $77, including taxes. The $29 promotion is also good to Tampa and Fort Myers in Florida; Raleigh-Durham, N.C.; and Manchester, N.H. Deal available for Tuesday and Wednesday travel April 25-Aug. 31. Buy by April 28; holiday blackout dates apply. Info: 800-FLY-FLYI, www.flyi.com.

St. Kitts Marriott Resort is offering a fourth night free for stays during the St. Kitts Music Festival. Rates June 22-29 start at $328 per night before discount, plus 9 percent taxes and 10 percent service charges. Festival tickets are not included. Ask for promo code S29. Info: 888-PARADISE, www.stkittsmarriott.com.

SEA

• Get $600 off a French barge cruise this summer with a promotion from France Vacations (800-332-5332, www.francevacations.net). The six-night cruise on the 50-passenger Anacoluthe, with departures June-August, is $1,290 per person double. It includes transfers from Paris, meals with wine and shore excursions.

• A seven-day Mediterranean cruise on Windstar Cruises' Wind Surf departing Nice, France, on Aug. 21 is $1,724 per person double (brochure rate is $2,806). Passengers also get a $200 onboard credit for each cabin, plus those who pay with an American Express Platinum card get an additional $300 credit per cabin. The deal is available through Icruise.com, 866-9-ICRUISE, www.icruise.com.

• A tank of gas worth as much as $500 is free with a deal from Lake Powell Resorts & Marinas. Rent an Adventurer or Discovery houseboat for five days or longer June 10-Aug. 15, and the final tank refill is free. A 53-foot Adventurer, which sleeps up to 12, rents for $4,777 for five days and about $322 in taxes. Lake Powell is on the border of Utah and Arizona. Info: 800-528-6154, www.lakepowell.com.

AIR

Air France has fares from Washington Dulles to Madrid for $590, including taxes. Travel Monday-Thursday, depart by May 26 and return by June 23. Seven-day advance purchase required, and the ticket must be issued by April 30. Fare on other airlines is about $730. Info: 800-237-2747, www.airfrance.us.

• Fly from BWI to Iceland for as little as $428 round trip, plus $115 in taxes, with a deal from Icelandair. Sale to Reykjavik is valid for departures through June 15, with a last return date of July 15; slightly higher sale fares are available to other European cities. Buy by April 30. Info: 800-223-5500, www.icelandair.com.

PACKAGES

• Spend six nights in Buenos Aires for less than the price of airfare with a deal from LanVacations. Price starts at $724 per person double, plus $129 in taxes, for round-trip air from Washington Dulles, six nights' hotel, breakfasts and hotel transfers. Priced separately, air costs about $890. The deal is good for travel through May 31. Info: 800-435-3593, www.lanvacations.com.

• An "Alps and More" special starts at $899 per person, plus about $114 in taxes, with a deal from Austrian Airlines Vacation Center (800-790-4682, www.austrianair-vacations.com). The deal includes round-trip air from Washington Dulles to Innsbruck; three nights at the Hotel Bellevue in the village of Neustift; two nights at either the Tourotel Breinossl in Innsbruck or the Atlantis Hotel in Vienna; and daily breakfast buffets. Travel Sept. 1-Oct. 15; 14-day advance purchase required.The package is $1,109 May 27-Aug. 31. Air in September is about $1,200.

-- Carol Sottili

Prices were verified and available on Thursday afternoon when the Travel section went to press. However, deals sell out quickly and are not guaranteed to be available. Restrictions such as day of travel, blackout dates and advance-purchase requirements sometimes apply.


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