The week’s travel bar­gains from around the globe

The Washington Post Sunday - - TRAVEL - — Carol Sot­tili


Mex­ico’s Ix­ta­pan Spa Ho­tel and Golf Re­sort is of­fer­ing a Warm Up & Wind Down pro­mo­tion for stays through Feb. 26. For a four-night pack­age, the cost is $665 per per­son dou­ble; the usual rate is $770. For a seven-night Spa Clas­sic pack­age, the rate is $999 per per­son dou­ble, down from $1,175. Taxes are 17 per­cent ex­tra. Pack­ages in­clude all meals, 12 or 18 spa treat­ments (depend­ing on pack­age length), fit­ness and yoga classes, guided walks, golf and ten­nis lessons, and In­ter­net ac­cess. The re­sort is in the Sierra Madre Moun­tains, less than two hours from Mex­ico City. Info: 800-498-2726,

www.spamex­ico.com. Save 30 per­cent with a

Sweet­heart Sav­ings sale from the Sands at Grace Bay in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

Is­lands. The rates, af­ter dis­count, start at $241, in­clud­ing $42 taxes and fees; rates usu­ally start at $345. Request promo code 30 OFF. Book by Jan. 21 and stay through Feb. 18. The 114suite re­sort sits on six ocean­front acres on Grace Bay beach. Info: 877-777-2637,


Am­trak has dis­counted se­lect routes by 20 per­cent for travel through April 14. For ex­am­ple, ride from Washington’s Union

Sta­tion to Or­lando for $162 round trip, in­clud­ing taxes (usual fare is $202). Deal ap­plies to all long-dis­tance trains. Dis­counted desti­na­tions avail­able from Washington also in­clude Chicago, At­lanta and Pitts­burgh. Three-day ad­vance pur­chase re­quired. Black­out dates are Feb. 18 and 21. Book by Jan. 24. Info: 800-872-7245, www.am­trak.com.


Hur­tigruten is of­fer­ing dis­counts of $350 per per­son on its 12-day Clas­sic Voy­age, which sails round trip from Ber­gen,

Nor­way. Cruises now start at $1,701 per per­son dou­ble, in­clud­ing taxes, on se­lect de­par­tures in March, the peak view­ing win­dow for the aurora bo­re­alis (the north­ern lights). The cruise trav­els above the Arc­tic Cir­cle to Kirkenes, stop­ping in sev­eral coastal cities,

in­clud­ing Trond­heim and Tromso. Info: 866-552-0371, www.hur­tigruten.us. Costa has dis­counted the April 13 de­par­ture of a four-night cruise sail­ing round trip from Venice. An in­side cabin now starts at $299 per per­son dou­ble plus taxes or $645 per cou­ple, in­clud­ing taxes; brochure rate was $1,009 per per­son, plus taxes. The 2,680-pas­sen­ger Costa At­lantica stops in Bari, Italy; Corfu, Greece; and Dubrovnik, Croa­tia. Info: 800-462-6782, www.costacruise.com.


SAS has sale fares from

Washington Dulles to cities through­out Europe, in­clud­ing Oslo, Stock­holm, Paris and Am­s­ter­dam. De­part Jan. 22 through May 13. Fly non­stop to Copen­hagen, for ex­am­ple, for

$658 round trip, in­clud­ing $70 taxes. Fare on other air­lines starts at $721. Some dates are sold out. Min­i­mum stay is Satur­day night, and max­i­mum stay is one year. Book on­line by Jan. 17 at www.fly­sas.com.


Air Tahiti Nui has pack­age

deals to French Poly­ne­sia. A five-night vacation now starts at

$1,709 per per­son dou­ble, in­clud­ing about $110 taxes. The pack­age comes with round-trip air from Los An­ge­les to Papeete, one night at the In­ter­Con­ti­nen­tal Tahiti Re­sort, four nights at the In­ter-Con­ti­nen­tal Moorea Re­sort & Spa, break­fasts, round-trip ferry to Moorea and trans­fers. Priced sep­a­rately, the trip would cost about $1,889 per per­son, for a to­tal sav­ings of about $360 per cou­ple. Best prices ap­ply to de­par­tures through May 31. Book by April 15. Info: 800-217-3300,

www. air­tahit­inui-usa. com. Sub­mit travel deals to what­s­thedeal@wash­post.com. Please in­clude your phone num­ber and e-mail ad­dress. Prices were ver­i­fied Thurs­day af­ter­noon at press time, but deals sell out and avail­abil­ity is not guar­an­teed. Re­stric­tions such as black­out dates and ad­vance pur­chase may ap­ply.


And they’ll throw in a free light show: Nor­we­gian cruise lineHur­tigruten is dis­count­ing its Clas­sic voy­age, which stops in Tromso, for the month ofMarch, prime time for north­ern lights watch­ing.

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