This week’s best travel bargains around the globe.
Book four nights this winter at 320 Guest Ranch, in Montana’s Big Sky, and get half off the usual rates. The Celebrating Snow deal starts at $465 per person double (down from $930) and includes four nights’ lodging, a half-day dog-sledding ride, a snow coach tour of Yellowstone National Park and Old Faithful, an evening sleigh ride, daily breakfast and one dinner. Total cost, with fees and taxes, for two people is $1,011. Arrive on a Sunday or Monday, Jan. 2-March 15. Info: 800-243-0320, www.320ranch.com.
Three Barbados hotels are offering a Stay Five, Pay Four promotion. Rates start at $125 per night double ($500 for five nights) at Sunswept Beach Hotel; $300 ($1,200) at the all-inclusive Island Inn Hotel; and $425 ($1,700) at the all-inclusive Mango Bay Resort. Taxes included. Reserve by phone or e-mail by Sept. 30; stay through Dec. 18. Info for Sunswept: 011-1-246-432-1384,
Sea Pines Resort on Hilton Head Island, S.C., is offering free lodging for quartets of golfers. With the Stay Free, Play Three package, guests pay only for golf and can choose from three games on three courses or three games on two courses. With taxes, a three-night stay in a two-bedroom villa comes to $1,483 for four people, or about $370 per person. Rooms normally start at $151 a night. Three-night minimum required. Stay through Feb. 26; cheapest rates are Nov. 28-Feb. 26. Info: 800-732-7463, www.seapines.com/stay-free-play-three.
Virgin America has a Kickoff to Fall sale from Washington Dulles to the West Coast. Sample round-trip fares, including taxes: Dulles to Los Angeles, $279; to San Francisco, $319; to Seattle, $341. Book by Sept. 13; travel Sept. 13-Dec. 15. Other airlines are matching. Info: 877-359-8474, www.virginamerica.com .
Cunard has a Feel Famous promotion featuring sale fares on select voyages of the Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria. For example, the Nov. 17 transatlantic crossing of the Queen Mary 2 from New York to Southampton, England, starts at $793 per person double for an inside stateroom, including taxes; the usual cost is $1,395. Info: 800-728-6273, www.cunard.com/feelfamouscunard.
With Travelhoppers and Down Under Answers, take an ieight-night trip to Australia for not much more than the cost of airfare alone — about $1,840 in mid-October. The Luv Affair With Sydney & Cairns package starts at $2,164 per person double and includes round-trip air from Washington Dulles to Sydney, domestic flights, and four nights’ lodging each in Sydney and Cairns. Add about $215 in taxes. Lowest rates are Oct. 18-Nov. 30 and Feb. 10-March 31. Book by Sept. 20; travel through March 31. Info: 866-915-7915, www.travelhoppers.com.
Luxury outfitter Abercrombie & Kent has a sale on select Egypt tours, with savings of up to 50 percent on land costs. For example, the 11-day Egypt Unveiled tour starts at $2,595 per person double, including fees and taxes. Price includes six nights’ hotel in Cairo; some meals and beverages; a luxury Nile cruise; a sail around the Aswan Islands in a traditional wooden sailboat; guided sightseeing; and most gratuities. Round-trip air from Washington is an additional $1,015, plus internal flights for $630, including taxes. Departures on Nov. 3 and 17, and Jan. 12, Feb. 16 and March 15 start at $2,995 per person double (down from $5,985-$5,995); May 10 and Sept. 13, 2012, start at $2,595 (vs. $5,195). Info: 800-554-7016, www.abercrombiekent.com.
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