Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Weekly Roundup - Mar 26

$325 -- AirTran fare sale in the US
Seattle to points across the US for $325 return. The beauty of this sale is that fares are valid through November 12th, although they must be purchased by April 8.

$170 -- Sunwing Canada Summer Flight Sale
One-way fares valid mid-May thru October
Vancouver to Toronto or Montreal $170
Book by Mar 31 for these special prices

$399-$469 -- Fly to the UK this Spring
Vancouver to London, Gatwick $399
Vancouver to Manchester $469

$1839 -- Business Class Seattle to London
I don't usually highlight Business Class because most people I know look for cheap flights. But, London is a long flight, and in peak summer it will cost at least half this price for coach airfare. So, this one might be worth the splurge. Plus there is a 15% discount on some hotels in London. Another perk here - it's good for a maximum stay of 11 months, not the 3 months of cheap coach fares.

US$1099 -- Brazil: 2-City Beach Getaway from NYC or Miami
Half of this stay is at an almost-all-inclusive resort. Dates available for most of 2008. For slightly more, you can depart from other cities or extend your stay beyond 6 nights.

$1579 -- Bali: 12 Nights from Vancouver, including 5 Tours
April 1 - Dec. 24
Includes airfare, 12 nights accommodation, breakfast daily, 5 tours: Kintamani Tour, Eastern Bali Tour, Northern Bali Tour, Oleh Oleh Shopping Tour, and the Unforgettable Sunset Tour

$1199 -- 9-Day South America Tour & Air
Visit Rio, Iguazu Falls, and Buenos Aires, including air from Miami or NY (others available for more $$), superior hotels, internal flights, city tours.

$99 -- San Francisco Boutique Hotel near Union Square (Reg. $259)
Stay at the boutique-style Serrano Hotel - a Kimpton Hotel, March 27 through July 7. This is an incredible 60% OFF the regular rates and it's valid daily, including the holiday weekends.

$99 -- Riviera Maya: New All-Inclusive Beachfront Resort
April 1 - July 31 is sweetening the deal, which is already great for an all-suite hotel, with American Express gift cards and $100 or $200 flight credits.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Las Vegas Cruise & Stay – 6 nights

Las Vegas Cruise & Stay – 6 nights
Air, 2 night hotel, 4 night cruise
Itinerary: San Diego, at sea(x2), Victoria, Vancouver
Ship: Zaandam
Hotel: Circus Circus
Vancouver Departs: April 16
Inside $399 / Balcony $599
Upgrade to Monte Carlo Hotel add $50
(plus $278 port and tax)

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Weekly Roundup - March 19

Quite a smorgasbord this week...

WestJet 50% off sale, Thursday only
This sale happens quite regularly, but this time it's valid for travel through June 25 and the fares are fairly good. For example, Vancouver-Toronto round-trip for $382.

$169 -- Seattle '2008 Gold List' Waterfront Hotel
35% off the Edgewater Hotel's regular rates.
Travel dates: March 30 - April 30; +$20 May 1 - June 1

$512 -- Disney Magic Your Way Special Park Hopper Pass & Hotel
Child (3-9): $195 Youth (10-17): $233
This offer is valid for stays most Sunday through Thursday nights March 30 – May 21, 2008. Book by March 21.

$99 -- Riviera Maya, Mexico: all-inclusive 5-star resort on the beach
The BlueBay Grand Esmeralda is a luxury 180-acre resort that sits on a private beach on the Caribbean side of Mexico.
Valid April 1-June 30.

$655 - Puerto Vallarta 4* All-inclusive from Vancouver
Select dates from April 4 to 26

$105 -- Maui: Stay Beachfront at 45% OFF
Upgrade to a 1-bedroom suite (650 square feet, sleeps up to 4) for just $15 more per night.
Valid for spring and fall travel.

$899 -- Alaska Cruise Balcony Cabin
Southbound on Coral Princess
Departs Whittier on May 19
Promo code: PEF

$1159 -- Germany 7-Night Fall Vacation from Vancouver
Departs September 4.

$2033 -- N. Europe: 13-night, 7-country cruise pkg. w/air from Seattle
All Aboard Travel is offering a Northern Europe cruise package that includes air, a 12-night cruise aboard the 4.5-star Norwegian Jewel, and round-trip transfers to the ship (a $160 value). This low rate is valid on May 4 departures. Depart on May 16 for $100 more and on May 28 for $300 more.

$1088 -- Mediterranean 7-Night Cruise incl. Air, Save $400
Italy, Greece, Turkey, Spain, France & More
Travel dates: November
This price includes air from New York. You can book just the cruise starting at only $449 per person!

$1,699 -- 8-day tour of Russia including private car and guide
What's Included: Accommodations, private driver, sightseeing, entrance fees, over-night train transportation within Russia, English-speaking guide and driver, hotel taxes, and airport transfers.
What's Not Included: Air fare, meals, visa, and tips.

$2899 -- Kenya 10-Day Lodge Safari Tour w/Airfare & Meals
Visit Kenya on a 10-day Lodge Safari tour including 2 nights in Nairobi, 6 days and nights on a Safari tour, airfare from Toronto and all transfers in Kenya.
Travel dates: April 26 - May 5. Taxes are $359 per person.

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Friday, March 14, 2008

Sale to Germany

$788 R/T -- Vancouver to Düsseldorf, Germany, including taxes
Seats are limited and are available on these dates:
Depart: May 21, 28, June 4, 9
Return: June 2, 11, 18

Munich, Berlin, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Vienna and Zurich are
also on sale. Travel on the dates listed above for $902
roundtrip including taxes.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Weekly Roundup - March 12

Slim pickings this week among new deals, although many offers from previous weeks are still available.

If you're checking this blog regularly, feel free to leave a comment on destinations and/or the type of travel you're interested in so I can be sure to mention deals along those lines. Right now I pick out deals that are interesting to me, or that match up with trips my friends and colleagues are looking for. If you book a trip that I mention here, it would be great if you would let me know that too. Thanks!

Free -- Via Rail Child Ticket with each Adult Ticket Purchase
Purchase a Comfort class ticket for someone 18 years of age or over (at the best senior, student, youth or adult fares), and receive a free ticket for a child 11 years of age or under for the same trip. Applies to trips made between June 1 and September 15 (inclusive).

$699 -- China: Escorted Tour Package, 2nd Person Half-OFF
Buy one package at $1399 and your companion gets 50% OFF and pays only $699. This package departs April 2 and returns April 8 and includes:
-Roundtrip airfare from Vancouver to Beijing
-5 nights hotel, most meals
-tours & admission fees, English-speaking guide

$889 -- Ireland: 6-nt. air/hotels/breakfasts/car package
Get air from LAX or SFO (other departure cities available), 2 nights in
Dublin, 2 nights in Limerick, 2 nights at your choice of B&Bs, and
a rental car from just $889* in April. Book by March 19.
Price rises to $1169 for May travel.

$282+ -- Las Vegas, 3nts + air from Bellingham
Departs April 11: Circus Circus @ $348 USD
Departs April 18: Circus Circus @ $282 USD
Departs April 18: Luxor @ $371 USD

Monday, March 10, 2008

High-end Mediterranean Cruise for $100/day

VacationsToGo is offering a port-intensive, 14-day Med cruise on the upscale Azamara cruise line for just over $100/day. And if you book soon you'll get pre-paid gratuities, which will bring it right down to $100/day. This is a great deal on a cruise line that usually goes for twice as much, even in the deals section.

Azamara Quest
May 24, 2008

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Weekly Roundup - Mar 5

$199 -- Vancouver to Mexico/Jamaica
The Flight Centre at Library Square is advertising airfare to Jamaica, Cancun, and Puerto Vallarta at $199. Some flights depart March 8. Call for details.

$169pp -- Caribbean: last-minute deal on all-inclusive Riu resorts
Riu Negril, Jamaica -- from $169 (March 1-26), regularly $226

US$247 -- Universal, Disney & SeaWorld 5-Park Pass, $100 OFF
$199 for children ages 3-9
This multi-theme park pass that you can use over 14 days includes:
* 3-Day Park Hopper for Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure
* Day pass to SeaWorld
* Day pass to Universal Studios Hollywood
* Choice of admission to the San Diego Zoo or Wild Animal Park
* Additional money-saving offers

$69 -- Scenic Puget Sound Resort, 60% OFF
Rosario Resort & Spa on Orcas Island, now thru May, including weekends.

$98 -- Vancouver: 4-star boutique hotel
The Georgian Court Hotel is on sale for stays through April.

$69 -- Okanagan Valley Wine Country Resort at 45% OFF
Visit the Okanagan in spring before all the crowds arrive. This price is available through April.

$718 -- Maui 5-Night Package incl. Air from Seattle, $450 OFF
Travel May 7-20 for best pricing - perfect for our Victoria Day long weekend.
Kids 12 & younger stay, play and eat for FREE

$75 -- Melia Puerto Vallarta - All Inclusive Resort, SAVE 35% + MORE
Reg. $199, now only $75pp/night
Up to $100 AMEX Gift Card, FREE Upgrade, 20% OFF Golf, FREE Wine!
Valid: 04/15 - 12/20, book by 03/18

$239 -- 3- and 4-night Mexico cruises with extras on Royal Caribbean
Baja Mexico cruises departing from Los Angeles.
Sample 3-night itineraries available:
* April 18, $249
* May 2, $249
Sample 4-night itineraries available:
* April 14, $239
* April 28, $259

United Spring Fare Sale sample fares:
$177 -- Los Angeles - Vancouver
$368 -- Seattle - Zurich

US$649 & up -- Norway Hurtigruten Cruises: 2-for-1 Sale
6-, 7-, and 12-day cruises. March-April; Oct. 1 - Dec. 14

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Seattle to Florida on Sale

$198 RT -- Seattle, WA (SEA) to Orlando, FL (MCO)
Travel: April 01-May 21, 2008
Purchase by: March 20, 2008

$204 RT -- Seattle, WA (SEA) to Tampa, FL (TPA)
End travel: August 22, 2008