This week’s best travel bargains around the globe.
The Marker Waterfront Resort Key West, a new high-end hotel in the Key West Historic Seaport and Marina, is offering 20 percent savings on two deals. Both specials start at $219 a night, plus about 13 percent tax and $25 daily resort fee; normal rate is from $269. With the Last Minute Bookings deal, reserve a room within a two-week window; for the Mark the Occasion deal, book at least 30 days in advance. Price includes welcome drink, WiFi, access to three pools, workout room and business center. Info: 844-229-8312, www.themarkerkeywest.com.
Save 25 percent on a family golf package at the Italian medieval village-turned-resort of Toscana Resort Castelfalfi. The deal starts at $1,174 for a family of three (child must be 11 or younger) and includes three nights in a triple room at La Tabaccaia, Castelfalfi’s boutique hotel; three days of golf, including unlimited rounds for adults and three one-hour junior lessons; daily breakfast; and most taxes. Travel in October or November for the lowest price. The resort is a 40-minute drive from Pisa. Info: www.castelfalfi.co.uk.
Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik Hotel on Croatia’s Babin Kuk peninsula is offering a five-night package at about $743 per couple for stays Sept. 1-Oct. 31. The Discover Dubrovnik deal includes lodging with breakfasts; airport transfers; access to the Ragusa Spa; guided walking tour of Old Town Dubrovnik; one-day Dubrovnik Card, which covers a 24-hour bus pass and entrance fees to museums and galleries; and taxes. Priced separately, the package costs about $1,070. Book by Sept. 15 at www.valamar.com/en/discover-dubrovnik-lacroma.
Vacations by Rail is offering free airfare on 15 cruise-rail packages in Europe. Prices vary. For example, the eight-day Danube Discovery Christmas Markets cruise, which sails from Nuremberg, Germany, to Budapest on Nov. 30, costs $6,890 for a couple in a standard suite. Price includes personal butler service; 20 meals and beverages all day; WiFi; use of electronic bicycles; return airport transfers; gratuities; and taxes. The free airfare, booked through Vacations by Rail, is worth up to $3,720 per couple and is available from Washington airports. Book by Aug. 31. Info: 877-929-7245, www.vacationsbyrail.com.
Book an interior stateroom on select 2016 and 2017 Azamara Club Cruises and receive a two-category upgrade to a Club Veranda cabin. For example, the seven-night Pearl of the Adriatic cruise departing Venice on
July 3, 2016, now starts at $3,019 per person double for a veranda stateroom — a savings of $1,130. Add $122 port charges. Book by Aug. 31 and request promo code FREEUP. Info: 877-999-9553, www.azamaraclubcruises.com.
Southwest is offering sale fares on nonstop flights from BWI Marshall to destinations in the Caribbean, Mexico and Costa Rica. For example, round-trip fare to San Jose, Costa Rica, starts at $345, including taxes; connecting flights on other airlines start at $420. Travel Aug. 25-Dec. 16. Blackout dates apply. Book by Aug. 6 at www.southwest.com.
World Spree is offering its Best of Thailand tour starting at $1,799 per person double. The 12-night trip includes round-trip airfare from Washington to Bangkok; five nights at the Royal Orchid Sheraton Bangkok; three nights at the Siripanna Villa Resort Spa in Chiang Mai; two nights at the Katiliya Mountain Resort Spa in Chiang Rai; two nights at the Sukhothai Heritage Resort in Sukhothai; 20 meals; guided tours with entrance fees; land transport; airport transfers; and taxes. Priced separately, air, hotels and tours alone cost about $2,150. The lowest price applies to select 2016 September and October departures and includes a $200 per-person discount for payment by cash or check. Info: 855-556-6868, www.worldspree.com.
— Carol Sottili, Andrea Sachs
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