What's the deal? The week's best travel bargains around the globe, by land, sea and air

Sunday, November 8, 2009


With the Eleventh Hour Escape Package, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in southwestern Pennsylvania is offering $200 in resort credit that can be used on dining, shopping, golf, spa treatments and more. The deal starts at $339 for the Lodge and $409 for Chateau Lafayette and includes one night's stay, the $200 amenity credit (per room, per night), daily resort fee (typically $15) and taxes. Travel Nov. 19-22, Dec. 10-13 or Jan. 7 -10. Typical room rate is $444, without the spending money. Info: 866-344-6957, http://www.nemacolin.com.


Frontier has sale fares to destinations out West if booked by Nov. 10. For example, round-trip air from Reagan National to Aspen, Colo., starts at $310 (including taxes), about $60 less than the typical fare. Other cities include Albuquerque, Omaha, Salt Lake City and Sacramento. Travel Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday by May 26. Ten-day advance purchase required. Info: 800-432-1359, http://www.frontierairlines.com.


Kids ages 17 and younger sail free on select Disney Cruise Line vacations in the Bahamas and Mediterranean. In the Bahamas, the deal applies to three- and four-night cruises Jan. 7-April 15; for the Mediterranean, sail April 24 or May 5, 15 or 26. To qualify for the deal, two adults must each pay a full fare. For instance, on the 10-night Mediterranean cruise departing May 5 from Barcelona, a family of four pays $4,641 for a Category 10 stateroom, a savings of $960 per child. Price includes all taxes, including $61 per kid. Request promo code KFO; valid on categories 4-11. Info: 800-951-3532, http://disneycruise.com.


Sceptre Tours is offering an Irish holiday for $499 per person, based on four travelers. For example, the Ireland Resort deal departing Feb. 16 costs $2,723 for four travelers or $681 each; price includes round-trip air from New York to Shannon; six nights in a three-bedroom villa at Adare Manor Villas in Limerick; weeklong rental car; admission to the Belleek Pottery Visitor Centre; discount booklet worth $500; and taxes. For air from Washington, rate is $995 per person. Depart Jan. 7-March 10. By comparison, one night at the villa costs $485. Info: 800-221-0924, http://www.sceptretours.com.

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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