Save on a trip to Auckland, New Zealand. (Sheldon Kralstein/istock)
What’s the Deal?

This week’s best travel bargains around the globe.


● The Somerset on Grace Bay in Turks and Caicos is offering a Daylight Savings packagewith 30 percent savings and a $300 food-and-beverage credit per reservation. The deal, which applies to villa rentals, is valid on stays of at least five nights through Nov. 3, when daylight saving time ends. With the discount, a one-bedroom garden villa starts at $2,349 for five nights, including $424 taxes and resort fees; usual rate is $3,355. Info: 877-887-5722,

●As part of a deal with Tourism New Zealand, fly Hawaiian Airlines round trip from the West Coast to Auckland and receive a free night at a city hotel and a week-long car rental. Fares start at $1,210 (including taxes) from any of 10 gateways, including Los Angeles, Seattle and San Francisco. Free hotel stay is at the Copthorne Hotel Auckland City and includes breakfast; rate typically starts at $100 a night. Week-long rental car with Jucy Rentals (Nissan Pulsar or similar) is normally from $202. Book by Sept. 30; travel by Oct. 3; Oct. 19-Dec. 18; or Feb. 1-April 23. Flights depart Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday and return Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays through Honolulu. Info: 888-866-4016,

● The Harvest Inn in St. Helena, Calif., is offering a package in conjunction with Flavor! Napa Valley, a food and wine festival in November. The deal, valid Nov. 20-24, starts at $1,700 for two people, with taxes, and includes two nights in a vineyard-view room, daily breakfast, a bottle of wine and two tickets to a pair of signature events: the welcome dinner featuring a five-course meal with wine pairings by such chefs as Todd English and Larry Forgione, and the Appellation Trail: Tasting Napa Valley, a sampling of wines from more than 100 wineries and amuse-bouches from 25 restaurants. By comparison, two nights at the inn costs about $1,000, including taxes, and the two events are more than $1,000 for two people. Info: 800-950-8466,


● Star Clippers has waived the single supplement on seven week-long fall cruises in the Caribbean and along the coast of Central America. Prices vary. For example, a Royal Clipper cruise departing Nov. 23 and sailing round trip from Barbados now starts at $1,385 per person single, including port charges, a savings of $580. Info: 800-442-0551,

● With the Crystal Cruises Book Now special, reserve a cabin by Oct. 31 and save on cruises through May 2016. Fares start at $1,950 per person double on sailings through the end of the year, $1,520 on 2014 voyages, $2,295 for 2015 trips and $2,995 for early 2016. For example, the 13-day Pearls of China cruise, which departs Hong Kong on April 9 and ends in Beijing, starts at $4,910 per person double, a savings of $2,500. Add $250 in fees and taxes. The cruise also qualifies for two-for-one airfare, with round-trip air from Washington to Hong Kong, with a return from Beijing, starting at $1,150 each. Info: 888-722-0021,


● Turkish Airlines has sale fares from Washington Dulles to Athens. The round-trip fare for travel Nov. 1-30 and Jan. 10-March 10 starts at $754, including taxes; fare on other airlines during sale period starts at $807 but is typically about $1,000. Sixty-day advance purchase required. Info: 800-874-8875,


● Virgin Vacations is offering savings of $1,100 per couple on the Nov. 1 departure of its Affordable France tour. The eight-night trip is now $4,314 per couple, including round-trip air from Washington Dulles to Paris, with return from Nice, France; two nights at the Mercure Paris Centre Tour Eiffel; one night at the Holiday Inn Blois in the Loire Valley; one night at Mercure Dijon Centre Clemenceau; two nights at Mercure Cite des Papes in Avignon; two nights at Hotel Nice Riviera; 10 meals; tours with entrance fees; motorcoach transport and tour guide; airport transfers; and taxes. Request promo code VNB33AF550. Info: 888-937-8474,

Carol Sottili, Andrea Sachs

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