What's the Deal?: The week's best travel bargains around the globe

Sunday, February 20, 2011

What's the deal?

The week's travel bargains from around the world


l Save 22 percent on a walking tour of Spain's Camino de Santiago departing April 5. The nine-night trip with FrescoTours starts at $2,215 per person double, a savings of $625. Price includes van escort, guides, accommodations, most meals and taxes. The single supplement also has been discounted by 22 percent, to $316, a savings of $90. The tour in the Galicia region starts in the town of Leon and ends in Santiago de Compostela; distance covered per day averages 12 miles, with options for fewer miles. Book by Feb. 22. Info: 866-698-7563, www.frescotours.com . Mention code "Catch a 22%."

l Two St. Maarten resorts - the Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort & Casino and the Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino - are offering a Hot Winter Sale, with discounts of 35 percent and free breakfasts for oceanview rooms and better. Rates vary by date and resort. For example, an oceanview room at Sonesta Great Bay in mid-March is $235 a night (plus $49 taxes), a savings of $125. Book by March 31; travel by April 2. Request code RACK25. Info: 800-766-3782, www.sonesta.com/stmaarten .


l Adventure Life is taking 10 percent off its Classic Antarctica cruise for departures between December 2011 and March 2012, a savings of up to $1,026. The outfitter is also offering a free trip for one child younger than 16 staying with two adults in a superior cabin or suite (a savings of at least $8,140) and a 50 percent discount for a third adult in a superior cabin or suite (savings of at least $4,070). Prices vary by cabin category and departure date. For example, after the discount, a Category C cabin starts at $4,311 per person double, a savings of $479; a superior cabin starts at $7,330 per person double, a savings of $814. The nine-night cruise aboard the 70-passenger MV Ushuaia travels round-trip from Ushuaia, Argentina. Book by Feb. 28 for 10 percent discount and by March 25 for free child promo. Third-adult discount is based on availability. Info: 800-344-6118, www.adventure-life.com .

l Cunard is offering the Celebration Continues discounts of up to $1,500 per cabin on select 2011 sailings. Rates and savings vary by journey and stateroom category. For example, a 12-night Greek Isles & Aegean Treasures cruise aboard the Queen Victoria, which sails Oct. 15 from Rome to Venice, now starts at $1,867 per person double, a savings of $1,148 per cabin. Add $58 taxes and fees. Book by Feb. 27. Info: 800-728-6273, www.cunard.com .


l Save $400 per couple when two fly together on OpenSkies' business-class service between Washington Dulles and Paris. With the discount, round-trip fare for two, including taxes, is $3,565. Travel through April 30; book by Feb. 28 at www.flyopenskies.com . Enter promo code LOVEPARI.

l American is offering a sale from New York's JFK to Bermuda. Nonstop flights cost $293 round trip, including $95 taxes, for travel through May 20. Connecting flights on other airlines start at $437 round trip from New York and at $412 from Washington. Fourteen-day advance purchase required. Book at www.aa.com by March 15, or pay $20 more by calling 800-433-7300.


l Austrian Airlines Vacation Center is offering three-night City Steal packages to Vienna, Prague or Budapest starting at $1,099 plus taxes. For example, the Vienna package for stays April 1-May 13 or Aug. 29-Oct. 29 is $1,099 per person double, plus $175 taxes. Trip includes round-trip air from Washington Dulles to Vienna and three nights at Clima City Hotel. Priced separately, the trip in early May would cost $1,436 per person, for a savings of $344 per couple. The package is also available in high season, May 14-Aug. 28, starting at $1,499 per person double, plus taxes. Extra nights also available for purchase; 14-day advance purchase required. Info: 800-790-4682, www.austrianair-vacations.com .

Carol Sottili

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