Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Tuesday Teasers

$469 -- Alaska Cruises
July 26 ~ $519, Aug 16 ~ $469, Sept 6 ~ $619, Sept 19 ~ $469
(rates in USD; plus $405 port and tax)

$1299 -- 1 week in Bavaria & Austria
Air, 3 nights Munich, 1 night Salzburg, 3 nights Vienna, daily breakfast & travel by train in 2nd class between cities
July 10 - August 28

Friday, June 20, 2008

Friday Follow-Up

$179 -- Wine Maker's Dinner Package in Whistler
1 night in a studio room, tickets to the 5-course Wine Maker's Dinner with Paul Hobbs, a breakfast at JC's Cafe & Deli & parking
Valid July 3 @ $179 pp (additional nights @ $75 pp)

$899 -- 5* Puerto Vallarta all-inclusive
Departs Sep 6 - Oct 5, other dates and 4* or 4.5* also available.

$1069 -- Amsterdam, Air + 7 Nights + More
Breakfasts, 1-day Hop-on Hop-off Canal bus pass, visit the Alkamaar cheese market & full day Grand Holland tour
July 16, 23, 30 @ $1069
August 6, 20 @ $1129

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Airfare Wars

If you were tempted by yesterday's airfares but didn't bite you should check prices on kayak.com today. Many airlines have launched their own sales to compete with AirTran across most of the US.

Here's one for anyone wishing to grab the cheap 1-way Alaska cruises that are still on offer, or who wants to fly to Anchorage to create a do-it-yourself adventure:

$350 RT -- Anchorage, AK from SEA
Travel thru 5/13/09

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Airfare sales are the top picks today...

$99 -- Las Vegas from YVR
Nov 2 - 6, 9 - 13, or 16 - 20

$205 -- Tampa, FL from SEA
Travel thru Oct 30

$325 -- Eastern Seaboard from SEA
Basically ALL eastern cities are included in this sale (Atlanta, Detroit, Miami, NY, Orlando, etc). Travel thru Nov 5.

$364 -- New York from YVR
Travel thru Sep 30

$444 -- New York from YVR
Travel thru May 13, 2009, Mon-Thu

$349 -- London from YVR
$499 -- includes 2 nights hotel
Sept 19-27.

$449 -- Paris from YVR
Departs: September 7 or 19. Returns: September 15 or 26.

$399 -- Honolulu from YVR
Departs: July 20, 25, 27
$515 -- Honolulu + 5 nights hotel
Other Hawaiian destinations are also on sale.
Now thru Sept 30.

$199 -- 4-night Baja Mexico Cruise
Sept 15 or 22 on Royal Caribbean
January 2009 on Carnival.

Family-friendly Resort - get your own vacation nanny!
40% off summer stays, up to 2 nights free in 2008, or $200 off 2009 bookings at either the Franklyn D. Resort & Spa or Pebbles Resort in Jamaica.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Tuesday Teasers

$299/family -- Whistler Family Fun Package
2 nights hotel, family pass to Meadow Park Sports Center, 1 hr boat rental, $50 grocery voucher, activity gift basket & complimentary parking
Valid Now - November 30, based on family of 4
Sun-Wed @ $299 per family, Thu-Sat @ $329 per family

$247 -- Universal, Disney & SeaWorld 5-Park Pass, Save $100
Into January of next year, save on the 5 Anaheim/San Diego parks in the Southern California CityPass. Includes a 3-day Park Hopper for Disney.

$589 -- Anaheim Cruise & Stay
3nts cruising/4nts Anaheim, transfers & air back to Vancouver.
3rd/4th person only $329. Taxes: $218.
Sept 28 - Oct 5

$899+ -- Italy 2-City Combo Vacation, incl. Air
Rome, Venice, and/or Florence, November-March
Price is from Boston, Seattle add-on fares available.

$207 -- Greece & Turkey 7-Night Cruise, up to 50% OFF
Select EasyCruise departures now thru August are offered at a discount. These cruises do not include a meal plan, but for less than $30/day you'll be getting accommodations and transportation between the beautiful Greek Islands.

$999 -- 60% off 7-night, deluxe river cruise in Europe
River cruises in Europe continue to be more expensive than ocean cruises, due to smaller ships, less competition, and also a more luxurious experience in general. That's why this offer for late-summer and fall departures is extremely appealing.

$99 -- Pre-Opening Special at Riu Montego Bay
Grab a great deal on early stays at this brand-new upscale all-inclusive resort. Special pricing for stays from Aug 29 to Dec 23.

$869 -- Maui, Air & 7 nights hotel
Departs Aug 27 - Sep 24 @ $869 (Maui Banyan; 3.5-star)
Only $100 more for a week long car rental.

$19.99 -- City Passports
Up to 50% off the top attractions, museums, sightseeing tours, arts & entertainment, restaurants, pubs, and spas.
Valid for 1 adult and 2 children (12 years of age & under)
Available for: Vancouver, Victoria, Whistler, Banff, Canadian Rockies, Niagara Falls, Toronto, Montreal & Quebec City

$39.95 -- Self-Drive Roadbooks
Self-Drive Roadbooks provides you with the history and culture of each destination from local historians and travel writers. Also includes great driving maps, driving instructions, and suggested itineraries as you drive from place to place. Save on over 150 top Attractions, Museums, Arts & Entertainment, Comedy shows, Restaurants, Pubs, Spas and Adventure activities.
Valid for 2 adults, 2 children (12 years of age & under)
Available for: Western Canada & Eastern Canada

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Cruise Deals

$769 + KIDS FREE! -- 10-day Eastern Caribbean
Theme Cruise: Les DeMerle Big Band
Departing December 3, 2008 on MSC Cruises' MSC Lirica
Lots of other itineraries also available from $399 and kids sail free.

$906 -- 12-day Norway, RT London
Departing June 19, 2008 on Princess' Grand Princess

$999 -- 10-day Northern Europe, Copenhagen to St. Petersburg
Departing June 24, 2008 on Holland America's Rotterdam VI
This special newsletter rate is a great deal for northern Europe!

$1299 -- 10-day Heart of Alaska Cruisetour
Departing September 10, 2008
3-day land tour plus 7-day cruise on Princess' Sapphire Princess

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Weekly Roundup - June 3

$813 RT -- Paris from Vancouver, including fees!
Depart: June 8; Return: June 11

$369 -- 5* Alaska Cruise!!!!

7 nts, round-trip from Vancouver, September 19-26, 2008
Inside Cabin, double: $369pp, triple: $429, quad: $329.
(Rates in USD; port charges additional $391)
For every cabin booked, Travel Best Bets will donate
$50 to Canuck Place.

$804 -- Turks & Caicos: Weeklong Vacations at $200 OFF
Turks & Caicos is never cheap from Vancouver, however, you might want to go for it with this deal if it's a place you would like to visit. Available for departures on June 14 or 21, and taxes are about $250.

US$811 -- Hawaii 5-Night Vacation from Seattle
30% off this 4-star resort package for September/October travel. Other dates are slightly more.

$89 -- Orlando 3-Bedroom Villa near Disney
Now thru July get a villa stay for up to 8 people for under $100/night!

$719 -- Balcony room on 7-nt. Caribbean cruise during peak season
Travel in high season next year at great prices for balcony cabins on 7 nt cruises, or oceanview on 10 nt cruises ($749).

50% off 2nd flier -- Toronto to Calgary, Edmonton, or Halifax
This deal is a little odd for Vancouverites because it is between Toronto and other cities, but if you're headed to Toronto or Halifax this could end up being a cheaper way to go this summer. Get yourself to Edmonton or Calgary, the first person flies at a good price to Toronto or on to Halifax, and the second person flies at a really great deal.

$159 -- Luxurious Costa Rica All-Inclusive Resort, 50% OFF
Think fast to snag this half-price deal for travel thru the end of this year. The room cost even included horseback riding!

Sunshine Guarantee
If you're worried about rain ruining your expensive vacation, consider booking one of Priceline's "Sunshine Guarantee" vacation packages. If it rains at least 1/2 an inch on at least half of the days of your trip (of 3-8 days in length) your vacation will be refunded. This guarantee doesn't cost extra, as long as you pick a Priceline package that is comparable in price to what you could find elsewhere.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Tuesday Teasers

$1499 -- 10 nt Bali Package
Air, 10 nts in a 4.5* beachfront resort, breakfasts, tours & transfers.
Departs: September 20.

$789 -- Brand-new 5* Cruise Ship
Have you ever wanted to be one of the first to sail on a new ship, one that has all the latest amenities, lots of space, and brand new beds? Often this is a pricey option, but since Celebrity has just announced that the Celebrity Solstice will arrive 3 weeks earlier than expected, the first 2 sailings are discounted, and December 7th is the cheapest you'll find on this new floating wonder. The Solstice will sail eastern Caribbean routes.