What’s the Deal? This week’s best travel bargains around the globe.
By Carol Sottili and Andrea Sachs,
This week’s best travel bargains around the globe.
●Save $30 a night on a last-minute visit to Orlando. A two-bedroom suite at the Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa now starts at $89 a night, plus $21 taxes and fees, for stays through Dec. 22. Two-night minimum. The deal also includes a $200 coupon book that can be used at the Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores, within walking distance of the resort. Info: 866-401-2699, www.lbvorlandoresort.com. Request promo code SHOP.
●Megabus, the low-fare bus company, is giving away 200,000 free seats for travel in the United States and to Toronto, based on availability. Routes from Washington include Pittsburgh, New York, Charlotte, Buffalo and Knoxville, Tenn. Travel Jan. 4-March 1. Book at www.megabus.com, using promo code GOFREE. Service charge of 50 cents is additional.
●NYC and Co. is kicking off its S ignature Collection Third Night promotion in New York City. Stay two consecutive nights at any of 20 Signature Collection hotels and receive a free third night, plus a Key to Madison Avenue card, an access pass to 70 special offers at boutiques, spas, restaurants and art galleries. Prices vary by property and date. For example, in mid-January, three nights in a premier room at the Mandarin Oriental with a Hudson River view costs $1,832, with taxes — a savings of $916. Other hotels include the Jumeirah Essex House, the Hotel Plaza Athenee New York and Ritz-Carltons in Battery Park and Central Park. For the Oriental: 212-805-8800, www.mandarinoriental.com/newyork; use promo code TNW12. Restrictions on room type may apply. Valid Jan. 2-Feb. 29. For deal info and hotels: www.nycgo.com/thirdnight.
●Watch the whale migration from Kaanapali Beach Hotel on Maui and save at least $175. The Whale Encounter package costs $1,574 double, with taxes, and includes four nights in an ocean-view room, daily compact rental car, daily breakfast, whale-watching tour, two bottles of water per day, two beach towels, picnic lunch with backpack, and one-day rental umbrella and chaise longues. By comparison, four nights in an ocean-view room is more than $900. Book by April 1; travel by April 8. Info: 800-262-8450, www.kbhmaui.com.
●International Expeditions is offering a $1,000 discount on the March 30 departure of its Galapagos Voyage. Price after discount starts at $4,098 per person double. The trip aboard the 32-passenger Evolution includes a seven-night cruise; daily naturalist-guided excursions including hiking, swimming and snorkeling; two nights at Hotel Oro Verde in Guayaquil, Ecuador; most meals; transfers; and taxes. In-country airfare of $441, which must be purchased through International Expeditions, and the $110 Galapagos National Park entry fee are extra. International air to Guayaquil is extra. Info: 800-234-9620, www.ietravel.com.
●Virgin America has sale fares on nonstop service from Dulles International to the West Coast. Round-trip fare to Los Angeles or San Francisco s tarts at $279, including $21 tax, for travel through May 9. Other airlines are matching, but nonstops from Washington are typically about $390 to Los Angeles and $480 to San Francisco. Seven-day advance purchase required. Lowest fares are not available for Sunday travel; some days are sold out. Blackout dates include Feb. 17 and 20, and April 6 and 9. Book by Dec. 12 at www.virginamerica.com or pay $20 more by calling 877-359-8474.
●Troy Tours is offering a five-night package to Istanbul and Cappadocia for $1,149 per person double, plus $112 tax. Trip includes round-trip airfare from Dulles International and flights between Istanbul and Cappadocia; two nights at the Gamirasu Cave Hotel in Cappadocia; three nights at Hotellino Istanbul; daily breakfasts; round-trip air transfers in Cappadocia; arrival transfer in Istanbul; and a private full-day Cappadocia Valley tour, including lunch. Priced separately, the trip would cost at least $1,684, for a savings of $423 per person. Available for Wednesday and Saturday departures, January through March. Info: 800-748-6878, www.troytours.com.
Submit travel deals to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.