What's the Deal? Travel Bargains

Sunday, November 23, 2008


· Walt Disney World in Orlando has a Buy 4 Get 3 Free deal for travel Jan. 4-June 27. Price for a family of four with two children younger than 10 starts at $1,234 and includes seven nights at a Disney value property, such as Disney's Pop Century Resort, and seven-day Magic Your Way base tickets, which cover one theme park per day per person. Priced separately, package would cost $1,591. Cheapest prices apply to travel Jan. 4-9, Jan. 19-March 26, April 2-4 and April 24-June 27. Also, travel Jan. 4-9 or Jan. 19-March 29 and each family receives a $200 Disney gift card. Book by Dec. 20 at http://www.disney.com, or call 407-939-7928 and request code IUZ.

· Take a last-minute trip to the Cotton House on the Caribbean island of Mustique with the hotel's Escape to Rejuvenate package. For minimum stays of four nights through Dec. 20, price of $495 per night double, plus 10 percent service fee, includes lodging, one-hour massage, daily breakfast, one dinner with wine, beach picnic lunch and other extras. Room alone usually starts at $615. Info: 888-452-8380, http://www.cottonhouse.net.

· VIA Rail Canada is offering discounted rates on travel aboard its flagship Canadian train service. For example, the post-discount fare for two in a double bedroom on a four-night trip from Vancouver to Toronto is about $1,687, including meals and taxes, a savings of about $370. Book by Dec. 11 and travel through Jan. 6. Info: 888-842-7245, http://www.viarail.ca.


· Save $1,500 per cabin on Caribbean sailings in March and April with Canadian Sailing Expeditions. A six-night trip from Grenada to St. Lucia, for example, starts at about $1,284 per person double, plus $150 port taxes. Info: 877-429-9463, http://www.canadiansailingexpeditions.com.

· EasyCruise is offering sale fares on its Classical Greece voyage departing Piraeus on April 4. Price starts at $527 per person double, including taxes and two meals daily. Also, five sightseeing tours are $270 per person if purchased when cruise is booked. Info: 866-335-4975, http://www.easycruise.com.

· Viking River Cruises is offering savings of up to $3,000 per couple on its 2009 itineraries. For example, the 14-night Grand European cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest, after $3,000-per-couple discount, starts at $2,749 per person double on select November sailings. Book by Dec. 19. Info: 800-304-9616, http://www.vikingrivercruises.com.

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