Wednesday Travel Deal Round Up!

30 Mar

You’re trying to find a great hotel or vacation package deal but by the time you actually find a perfect fit, time has run out and rates are sky high again. Sound familiar? Or maybe you’ve spotted a great deal for a cool place but don’t know a thing about that destination. By the time you read up and find a travel buddy, the deal is gone! To prevent this from happening again, Eager For Travel has pulled together a one-stop-shop to help travel planners, like yourself, keep track of the latest flash sale deals, and make informed decisions about whether or not to book.

Every Saturday we will pull together the latest flash sale calendars and on Wednesdays, we will provide travel deal roundups! Be sure to return, as we will provide information for each of the destinations featured, helping you make the decision about whether or not to buy! Since it’s Wednesday, let’s get on with our Wednesday Travel Deal Round Up!

There are some AMAZING deals out there this week. We are itching to book a bunch of them but many coincide with our big spring trip to Thailand. If we could book any, we would definitely go with the Ireland, Australia, transatlantic cruise, or Hawaii. Oh, and the Italy deal—would love to go back to visit my favorite restaurant in Florence! Must… resist… urge… to… purchase!

Vacation Packages:

1. 6 Nights in Ireland/$899 (+ tax): Including air to/from NYC/Dublin, one night at Four Seasons Dublin, two nights at Glenlo Abbey in Galway, two nights at Adare Manor, one night at The Ritz-Carlton Powercourt, car rental with unlimited mileage; select dates Sep-Dec; book by April 8; More details at Travelzoo

2.       6 Night South African Tour/$1799 (+ tax): Including roundtrip airfare from NYC, stays at 4-star Protea hotels in Cape Town and near Kruger National Park, meals: six breakfasts/two dinners, Cape Town guided tour, domestic flights and transfers, full day guided safari in Kruger National Park; depart September 14 or December 7 (additional fee to leave on select dates in Aug-March, 2012); book by April 29; More details at Travelzoo

3.       7-night All-Inclusive Riviera Maya, Mexico Getaway/$799 (+ tax): Including roundtrip air from NY (additional departure airports available) to Cancun, seven nights at the 4-star Occidental Grand Xcaret in Playa del Carmen, first checked bag free per person, all meals and drinks (including premium alcohol), roundtrip airport transfers, resort taxes and gratuities; depart April 9; book by April 6; More details at Travelzoo

–      Check out our Flashback Trip Itinerary from our Playa del Carmen vacation: http://eagerfortravel.com/2011/03/30/in-the-name-of-a-good-deal-flashback-itinerary-riviera-maya-mexico/

4.       12-15-night Transatlantic Royal Caribbean Cruises/ $449-$499 (+air/taxes): Visit Spain, Italy, Portugal and the Caribbean for a mere fraction of the typical cost. Note: does not include airfare to/from the departure port. Select dates May-November; book by April 1st for an additional $100 onboard credit per cabin; More details at Travelzoo

5. 11-Nights in Thailand/$1499 (+ tax): Including r/t air from Bangkok to Los Angeles, domestic flights from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, 11 nights’ accommodations- four nights in Bangkok, three in Chiang Mai, two in Chiang Rai, one in Ayutthaya, one in Sukhothai, English-speaking tour guide throughout, breakfast daily; Select dates September- May,2012; book by April 13; More details at Travelzoo

–      Check out our itinerary for our upcoming (and 1st!) trip to Thailand: http://eagerfortravel.com/2011/03/29/in-the-queue-thailand/

6. 4 Nights in Jamaica/$679 (+tax): Including r/t air from Fort Lauderdale (additional departure airports available), four nights at the 4-Star all-inclusive Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa in Montego Bay, all meals & beverages (including alcohol); select dates May-June; book by April 5; more details at Travelzoo

7. 12 nights in Australia/$1899 (+tax): Including r/t air from Los Angeles to Melbourne, domestic flights, four nights in Melbourne at the 5-star The Blackman hotel, four nights in Cairns at the 5-star Sebel Cairns, four nights in Sydney at the 4-star Rydges World Square; depart May4 or July 29; book by April 7; More details at Travelzoo

8. 6 nights in Italy/$1199 (+ tax): Visit three of Italy’s most popular cities during the spring or fall! Deal includes r/t air from NYC (into Rome, out of Venice), two nights at Rome’s 4-star Eur Suite Hotel, two nights at Florence’s Toscana Hotel, two nights at Venice’s 4-star Russott Hotel, rail tickets from Rome to Florence and Florence to Venice, daily breakfast, hotel taxes/fees, airline fuel surcharges; select dates April-October; book by April 5; more details at Travelzoo

9. 5 nights in Hawaii/ from $575 (+tax): Various packages available from Pleasant Holidays including r/t air from San Francisco or Los Angeles and stays in Waikiki, Maui, Kuai, or the Big Island; select dates in May; book by April 5; more details at Travelzoo

10. 7 nights in Ecuador/$1299 (+ tax): Including r/t air from Miami to Quito, two nights at the Sheraton Quito Hotel, one night in Otavalo at Puerto Lago, one night in Papallacta at Termas de Papallacta,  two nights in Punta Ahuano at Casa del Suizo, one night in Patate at Hacienda Leito Los Llanganates, all tour guides and entrance fees, all meals, ground transportation, r/t airport transfers; depart Oct. 17, Nov. 14, or Nov 28; book by April 15; more details at Travelzoo

11. 4-night Western Caribbean Cruise/from $189: Visit ports in Florida and Mexico on this 4-night Carnival cruise; select dates June-October; book by March 31; more at Tripres Cruises

12. 6 nights in Ireland/$899: Including r/t air from NYC, six nights in a 3-bedroom cottage at Bunratty Castle Gardens, car rental; travel July-Aug; book by April 8; more at ShermansTravel

13. 6 nights in London, Paris & Barcelona/$1289: Including r/t air from NYC, two nights in London (hotel TBD), two nights in Paris (hotel TBD), two nights in Barcelona (hotel TBD), flights between each country; travel April 14; more at EuropeanDestinations.com

Hotel Deals:

1.       Colorado/$99: $100 off nightly rate at Four star Beaver Creek Lodge in Beaver Creek Village, Colorado; select dates April-Aug; book by April 8; More at Travelzoo

2.       Atlantic City/$45: More than $100 off nightly rate at Flagship Resort, right on the north end of the Atlantic City boardwalk; select dates April-May; book by April 5; more at Travelzoo

3.       Las Vegas/$99: Stay at the 5-star Vdara for $99 during the week or $110 on the weekends; stay April-July; book by April 8; more at Travelzoo

4.       Las Vegas/$99: Stay in a Solitaire suite at the Platinum Hotel & Spa for 25% off regular prices; stay April-Aug; book by April 29; more at ShermansTravel

5.       San Diego/$95: More than 50% off rates at The Dana, a waterfront hotel overlooking Mission Bay and right down the road from SeaWorld; stay April-June; book by April 6; more at Travelzoo

6.       Orlando/$129: Stay at Bohemian Hotel Celebration, a 4-star hotel near Disney; stay April-June; book by April 10; more at Travelzoo

7.       Virginia/$299 for 2 nights: Stay two nights at Lansdowne Resort and receive a $150 Spa or Golf credit; stay April-Aug; book by Aril 6; more at Travelzoo

8.       Connecticut/$139: Stay at Saybrook Point Inn & Spa for almost half the price of typical rates; select days April-May; book by April 6; more at Travelzoo

9.       Brooklyn/$299 for seven nights: Stay at this two bedroom Williamsburg condo for seven nights for 70% off typical spring hotel rates; select dates in April; book by April 6; more at Travelzoo

10.   New York City/$299: Stay at the new Distrikt Hotel for $100 off typical prices and receive a $30 credit; various dates; book by 12AM April 1st; more at ShermansTravel

11.   Maine/$99: Stay at York Harbor Inn this spring and save up to 70% off typical rates; stay April-May; book by April 13; more at ShermansTravel

12.   Vero Beach, FL/$139: Stay at 4-star Costa d’Este Beach Resort and save 45% off regular rates; stay March-October; book by April 30; more at ShermansTravel

Airfare Deals:

1.       London: Spring fares from NYC on British Airways starting at $214; book by Friday; more at Travelzoo

2.       Las Vegas: round trip air in May starting at $119 from top U.S. cities; more at ShermansTravel

3.       St. Petersburg and Warsaw: Spring fares start as low as $636 r/t (pre-tax, of course) from NYC on Finnair; travel May 1-13; book by April 13; more at ShermansTravel

4.       Mexico: Fares starting from $283 for travel in May; r/t from various cities; more at ShermansTravel

5.       Orlando: Fares starting from $125 for travel in May; r/t from various cities; more at ShermansTravel

Will you take advantage of any of these deals this week?

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