What’s the Deal?

The week’s best travel bar­gains from around the globe

The Washington Post Sunday - - TRAVEL - — Carol Sot­tili Sub­mit travel deals to what­s­thedeal@wash­post.com. Please in­clude your phone num­ber and e-mail ad­dress. Prices were ver­i­fied Thurs­day af­ter­noon when the Travel sec­tion went to press, but deals sell out and avail­abil­ity is not guar­an­teed. Re

Best travel bar­gains of the week from around the globe.

LAND

Book a ski vacation at Sun­dance Re­sort in Sun­dance, Utah, and re­ceive two free lift

tick­ets per room. Rates for a stan­dard room with a queen-size bed start at $312 a night dou­ble, in­clud­ing $43 in taxes and fees. Lift tick­ets are worth $47 per per­son and cover day and night ski­ing. ( Vis­i­tors can ski un­til 9 p.m. onMon­days, Wed­nes­days, Fri­days and Satur­days). The re­sort of­fers 41 down­hill ski runs over 500 acres. Valid through April 2, ex­cept Jan. 20-30. Some other dates are sold out. Info: 877-831-6224, www.sun­dance

re­sort.com. Two Ja­maica adults-only re­sorts— He­do­nism II ( www.he­do­nism­re­sorts.com) and Su­per­Fun Beach Re­sort & Spa ( www.su­per­fun­re­sort.com) — are of­fer­ing dis­counts of 121/

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per­cent on all book­ings made by Feb. 28 for travel Jan. 29 through Aug. 31. Sav­ings vary by date and ac­com­mo­da­tion type. For ex­am­ple, at He­do­nism II, an ocean­view room with Jacuzzi and ter­race dur­ing high sea­son (Jan. 29-April 29) now starts at

$254 per per­son dou­ble a night, a sav­ings of $36. At Su­per­Fun, a deluxe room dur­ing low sea­son (April 30-July 1) now starts at $105 per per­son dou­ble, a sav­ings of $15. Price in­cludes meals, un­lim­ited cock­tails, water­sports, air­port trans­fers and taxes. Info: 800-467-8737.

SEA

Gen­eral Tours Small Group Trav­eler has dis­counted its Seven Nights Along the Nile cruise by $500. The trip aboard the 30-cabin Alexan­der the Great ship now starts at $2,499 per

per­son dou­ble for de­par­tures May 23 through Sept. 27. Also, AARP mem­bers re­ceive an ad­di­tional $150 sav­ings. The cruise, which trav­els round trip from Luxor, Egypt, stops in Edfu and KomOmbo, and in­cludes daily shore ex­cur­sions to such sites as Kar­nak and Luxor tem­ples, the val­leys of the Kings and Queens, and Aswan High Dam. Dead­line to pay in full is March 15. Info: 800-858-0908,

www.small­group­trav­eler.com. Get a $1,000 dis­count on the March 4 de­par­ture of In­ter­na­tional Ex­pe­di­tions’

Gala­pa­gos Is­lands cruise. Prices now start at $3,798 per per­son dou­ble for the nine-night itin­er­ary, which in­cludes two nights at the Oro Verde ho­tel in Guayaquil, Ecuador, seven-night cruise aboard the 32-pas­sen­ger Evo­lu­tion, daily shore ex­cur­sions, nat­u­ral­ist-led tours, snor­kel­ing and wet­suit equip­ment, trans­fers, Gala­pa­gos Na­tional Park fee and taxes. In­ter­na­tional air­fare and do­mes­tic flights be­tween Guayaquil and San Cris­to­bal Is­land in the Gala­pa­gos are ex­tra. (In­tra-coun­try air is $410 round trip and must be pur­chased through In­ter­na­tional Ex­pe­di­tions). Info: 800-2349620, www.ietravel.com.

AIR

Aer Lin­gus is of­fer­ing sale fares to Dublin and to cities

through­out Europe. For ex­am­ple, round-trip fare fromWash­ing­ton Dulles to Dublin, con­nect­ing in New York, starts at $517 (in­clud­ing $117 taxes) for flights Feb. 2-28. By com­par­i­son, fares on other air­lines start at $569. ForMarch travel, sale fare is $546, in­clud­ing taxes; fares on other air­lines start at $618. (Code­share flights to/from New York are op­er­ated by JetBlue.) Travel Feb. 2-28 for sale fares to other cities in Europe, such as Mu­nich, Am­s­ter­dam and Paris. Cheap­est fares avail­ableMon­day through Thurs­day. Some dates are sold out. Book by Jan. 24 at

www.aer­lin­gus.com or pay $32 more by call­ing 800-474-7424. Amer­i­can Air­lines has sale

fares to cities through­out Cen­tral Amer­ica and South

Amer­ica. For ex­am­ple, fly from Rea­gan Na­tional to Guayaquil, Ecuador, con­nect­ing in­Mi­ami, for $660 round trip, in­clud­ing $106 taxes. Fares on other air­lines start at $735. Travel must be­gin in Fe­bru­ary; re­stric­tions in­clude a three-night min­i­mum and one-month max­i­mum stay. Book by Jan. 28 at www.aa.com, or pay $20 more by call­ing 800-433-7300.

PACK­AGE

Book a flight to any of 13 cities in Europe on Bri­tish Air­ways and re­ceive a free three-day car rental and re­duced ho­tel rates. Prices vary by date and rout­ing. For ex­am­ple, a three-night trip fromWash­ing­ton Dulles to London in ear­lyMarch is about $756 per per­son dou­ble and in­cludes round-trip non­stop air­fare; man­ual car rental from Avis; ac­com­mo­da­tions at the Hil­ton Croy­don, about a halfhour out­side the city (other ho­tels also avail­able); and taxes. Com­plete travel by April 12; seven-day ad­vance pur­chase and Satur­day night stay re­quired. Cheap­est fares ap­ply toMon­daythrough-Thurs­day flights. Priced sep­a­rately, the deal would cost about $153 more per per­son. Book by Jan. 27 at www.ba.com, or pay $20 more by call­ing 800-247-9297.

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