WHAT'S THE DEAL?
Travel bargains in Europe and Montana, plus the Amazon, Galapagos and Canada
-- A five-night package at a five-star hotel in Sorrento, Italy, is now $95 per person double per day with a deal from Central Holidays. The discounted package of $956 for two includes five nights at the Hotel Parco del Principi with free upgrade to a sea-view room; daily buffet breakfast; a dinner for two, including wine; one spa treatment; and taxes. Deal available for Sunday arrivals between Oct. 10 and Dec. 31. Priced separately, the package would cost $1,614 per couple. Info: 800-935-5000, http:/
-- The 320 Guest Ranch in Big Sky, Mont., is offering a Keeping It Cowboy package this summer, with savings of 33 percent. The four-night package, available for Sunday and Monday arrivals through Sept. 13, covers four nights of lodging, a Monday night pig roast, daily breakfast buffet, taxes and choice of two ranch activities, including horseback riding, fly-fishing lesson or Wednesday night hayride and barbecue. Price is $780 per couple or $968 for a family of four. Info: 800-243-0320, http:/
-- International Expeditions is waiving the single supplement on select departures of its 2011 Amazon River and Galapagos Voyage cruises. The eight-night Amazon River trip now starts at $3,498 per person single, a savings of $1,649, for four departures in March, June, August and November. The trip includes one night of lodging in Lima, Peru; a seven-night cruise on the Amazon River aboard the 28-passenger La Amatista; daily naturalist-guided excursions; transfers; and taxes. The nine-night Galapagos trip now starts at $4,998 per person single, a savings of $1,250, for three departures in January, May and September. The trip includes two nights' lodging in Guayaquil, Ecuador; week-long cruise to nine Galapagos Islands; daily naturalist-led excursions; transfers; and taxes. International and in-country airfares are extra. Info: 800-633-4734, http:/
-- MSC Cruises has discounted its balcony staterooms on select fall foliage cruises to Canada and New England. Six cruises, ranging from six to 10 nights, are included. For example, the six-night Maple Leaves & Mansions cruise from Quebec City to New York departing Oct. 23 now starts at $899 per person double (plus $81 port charges) for a balcony stateroom, a savings of $100. Book by June 21. Details: 877-665-4655, http:/
-- Picasso Tours & Cruises is waiving the single supplement on select cruises to the Greek Islands and Turkey. Discount applies to more than 20 sailings on five itineraries. Prices vary. For example, a three-night Aegean Legends cruise round-trip from Piraeus, Greece, with departures August-November, now starts at $320 per person (plus $70 port charges), single or double occupancy; single fare usually starts at $480. Book by June 30. Info: 800-995-7997, http:/
-- Delta is offering sale fares from New York to cities throughout Europe. Round-trip fare to London, for example, starts at $919, including $124 in taxes, for travel departing by Aug. 31 and completed by Sept. 30. Cheapest fares are available for August departures. Buy by June 14; 14-day advance purchase is required. Blackout dates and required travel days vary by destination. Other airlines are matching in select markets. Buy at http:/
-- A seven-night Beijing Exploration & Hong Kong tour from Affordableasia.com is now priced starting at $3,210 per couple on select September through December departures. The tour includes round-trip airfare from New York to Beijing, with return from Hong Kong; airfare from Beijing to Hong Kong; five nights at the New Otani Chang Fu Gong hotel in Beijing; two nights at the Kowloon Hotel in Hong Kong; nine meals; airport transfers; guides; daily sightseeing; land transport; and taxes. Priced separately, hotel and air alone would start at $3,470 per couple. Info: 888-737-2742, http:/
-- Carol Sottili
Submit travel deals to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your phone number and e-mail address. Prices were verified Thursday afternoon when the Travel section went to press, but deals sell out and availability is not guaranteed. Restrictions such as blackout dates and advance purchase may apply.