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Travel bargains in Santa Fe, Paris and Turkey and on cruises and air fares

Christmas lights in the shape of the Eiffel Tower shine near the Eiffel Tower (in the background) on the Rue Saint Charles in Paris, November 27, 2011. (MAL Langsdon/REUTERS)
What’s the Deal?

This week’s best travel bargains around the globe.


Rosewood Hotels & Resorts is offering free nights at its properties in the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean, Bermuda and Canada. For example, stay three nights at the Rosewood San Miguel de Allende in Mexico and get a fourth night free. With the deal, a four-night stay comes to $1,133, compared with the usual $1,510. For all deals, stay Jan. 2-May 31. Info: 888-767-3966, In addition, at the Santa Fe property, guests can save on ski and spa winter packages in New Mexico. The City to the Mountains deal starts at $570 a night and includes two nights at the Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi, daily continental breakfast for two at the Anasazi Restaurant, and two adult two-day ski passes at Taos Ski Valley (valued at $140). Two nights in early January cost $1,350, including taxes. Book by April 5; stay through April 6. For the Ski and Waves special, rates from $615 a night (plus 15 percent taxes) include accommodations with continental breakfast for two; two adult ski passes for Ski Santa Fe (value $126); a $200 spa certificate for Ten Thousand Waves; and two drinks at the Anasazi Bar. Book by April 6; travel by April 8. Info: 505-988-3030,


With Crystal, book by the end of the year and receive up to $1,000 per person in discounts, plus free airfare and other perks, on select 2011 and 2012 cruises. Deals vary by itinerary and date. For instance, the 10-day sailing from Miami to Lisbon on March 19 costs $2,360 per person double (down from $3,360) and includes air from Washington to Miami and from Lisbon to Washington. Add $335 per person in taxes. Book by Dec. 31. Info: 888-722-0021,


Delta has sale fares on winter and spring flights from New York’s JFK to Europe. Sample round-trip fares, including taxes: to London Heathrow, $678; to Dublin, $593; to Brussels, $688. Book by Dec. 5. Depart Sunday through Thursday, Dec. 5-16 and Dec. 25-March 26, and return by June 15. Other airlines are matching on some routes. Info: 800-241-4141,

l Southwest is kicking off its new nonstop service to Atlanta with reduced fares. Flights from BWI Marshall start at about $179 round trip, including taxes. Book by Dec. 19; travel Feb. 12-May 23. Other airlines are matching. Info: 800-435-9792,


With Sceptre Tours, take a six-day trip to Paris before March and save up to $200 per person. The deal costs $1,200 per person double, with taxes, and includes round-trip air from Washington Dulles to Charles de Gaulle, five nights at the three-star Art Hotel Congres, and daily breakfast. Book by Jan. 12; depart Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Fridays, Dec. 6-Feb. 29. Trip is offered through March 31 at slightly higher rates. Info: 800-221-0924,

Book a Virgin Vacations package to Turkey by Dec. 16 and save $200. The 13-day Turkish Treasures trip starts at $1,569 per person double and includes round-trip air from New York to Istanbul; three nights at the Mosaic Hotel in Istanbul; one night at the Akol Hotel in Canakkale; two nights each at Kaya Prestige in Izmir, Resort Dedeman Antalya, and Peri Tower in Cappadocia; one night at Barcelo Altinel Hotel in Ankara; all transfers; 11 breakfasts and 8 dinners; sightseeing by motorcoach; and entrance fees per itinerary. For two travelers, the April 12 departure costs $3,383, including taxes. For the lowest price, travel April 5, 12 or 26; or May 10. Info: 888-937-8474,

Submit travel deals to . Please include your phone number and e-mail address. Prices were verified at press time Thursday, but deals sell out and availability is not guaranteed. Some restrictions may apply.



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