Correction to This Article
A previous version of this article gave an incorrect price for the Oceania cruise deal to Alaska. The cost is $3,999 per person (double occupancy), not per couple.

This week's best travel bargains around the globe.

Sunday, May 23, 2010


-- Hertz is waiving its Young Renter Fee for car rentals through September. The surcharge, normally applied to drivers ages 21 through 24, ranges from $15 to $25 a day, depending on the car class. Not included in the waiver: Prestige Collection (Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Lincoln Navigator) and high-performance (Corvette, Shelby Mustang) vehicles. Use promo code 144314 when booking. Info: 800-654-3131,

-- Spend two nights in Colonial Williamsburg and receive almost $200 in perks with the Williamsburg Lodge's Spring Stories package. The deal, which costs $399 per couple, includes two nights' accommodations, daily breakfast (valued at $60 per couple for two days), three-day admission to Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area and art museums ($30 each), admission to a special garden program and a $100 activities card good toward spa treatments, golfing, dining and shopping. Add about $42 in taxes. Valid through June 17 for Sunday-Wednesday arrivals. Rooms typically start at $338 for two nights, sans perks. Info: 800-447-8679,

-- Hilton Hotels is extending the deadline on its Spring Escapes deal at five properties in Puerto Rico. Book three nights and get the fourth night free, plus free daily breakfasts for two adults and two kids, a $25 casino coupon and 20 percent off on spa treatments. Rates vary. For example, rooms at El Conquistador Resort in Fajardo, about 30 miles from San Juan, start at $149 per room per night; with the deal, a four-night stay comes to $559, including taxes. Book by May 31 for travel through June. Mention code P2 or the spring promotion when booking by phone. Info: 888-214-1592,


-- Royal Caribbean is offering discounts on several five-night Bermuda cruises from Baltimore this summer. Interior cabins on the Enchantment of the Seas start at $799 per person double, plus about $87 in taxes, for the July 10, July 24 and Aug. 7 departures. The price jumps to $849 on June 26 and Aug. 21. Book by June 6.

Info: 866-562-7625,

-- Oceania Cruises is offering two-for-one prices, plus free round-trip airfare from Washington Dulles, on two of its 2011 Alaskan cruises. The Regatta's 14-night voyage, which sails round trip from San Francisco on May 12 and Aug. 26, starts at $3,999 per person (double occupancy) for an inside cabin, including fees and taxes. The ship visits Victoria, B.C., and Sitka, Hubbard Glacier, Icy Strait Point, Skagway, Tracy Arm Fiord, Juneau and Ketchikan, Alaska. Book by Aug. 31, 2010. Info: 800-531-5658,


-- Qantas has a sale on flights to Australia from San Francisco or Los Angeles. One-way fares start at $339 to Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane. Round-trip fare, with taxes, comes to $819. Add $360 to fly from Washington. Book by June 2, and travel through June 3 or July 24-Sept. 6. Other airlines are matching. Info: 800-227-4500,


-- Gate 1 Travel is offering a Fly & Drive Costa Rica package starting at $549 per person double on select dates through September. Package includes round-trip air from Washington Dulles, six nights' accommodations (two each in San Jose, Arenal and Monteverde), daily breakfast and seven-day mini-SUV rental with unlimited mileage. Add $93 taxes. Priced separately, airfare runs about $290 per person, lodging $550 and the SUV $415, for a total savings of $447 per couple. Info: 800-682-3333,

-- K.C. Summers

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