WHAT’S THE DEAL?
This week's best travel bargains around the globe.
More than 360 restaurants in all five boroughs will participate in the biannual NYC Restaurant-Week, held July 20Aug. 14. The three-course
dining deals cost $25 for lunch and $38 for dinner. For example, Asia de Cuba is offering chili rubbed scallops on both of its special menus; the dish regularly costs $29. At Boulud Sud, Daniel Boulud’s Mediterranean-inspired restaurant, a three-course lunch is usually $34 and a three-course dinner is $60. Restrictions apply and reservations are recommended. Info:
www.nycgo.com. With Insider Journeys, receive
a free hotel night on Small Group Journey trips in Asia. Use the night before or after the trip. The City Stay deal also includes breakfast and an arrival or departure airport transfer. For example, the seven-day Taste of Vietnam, which starts at $1,495 per person double, now includes a free night at the Northern Hotel in Saigon (normally about $94) or the Church Boutique Hotel Hang Trong in Hanoi (from $75). Book by July 31; travel by Dec. 31. Info: 800-3421957, www.insiderjourneys.com.
Samoset Resort, a waterfront property in Rockport, Maine, is offering a family package that includes a free fourth night and daily breakfast for up two adults and two children age 12 and under. The deal applies to Sunday and Monday arrivals through September. Rates vary. For example, a four-night package in mid-August starts at $1,271, including taxes and resort fees — a savings of $388. The breakfasts are valued at $220. Info: 800-341-1650, www.samosetresort.com.
Cruise and Maritime Voyages, a private British cruise line, has a sale on fall and winter cruises. For example, the eight-night
Scottish Isles, Faroes and Edinburgh Festival trip that departs London Tilbury on Aug. 8 now starts at $1,059 per person double for a standard twin inner cabin and $1,409 for a standard twin ocean-view cabin, including port charges. Regular price is $3,759 and $5,139, respectively. The ship visits the Shetland, Faroe and Orkney islands, plus Leith, Scotland. Use code G513. Other reduced-priced sailings include Autumn Fjordland on Sept. 18 (from $799) and Iberian Classics & the Med on Sept. 8 (from $1,079). Limited availability for the cabins with the lowest rates. Info: 855-206 4897, us.cruiseandmaritime.com.
Hurtigruten is offering discounts on select 2015 and
2016 Antarctic cruises for passengers who book a cabin category but allow the cruise line to choose the cabin. The deal applies to the 13-night Land of the Penguin itinerary departing Nov. 17 and Jan. 4 and the 19-night In the Realm of the Great Explorers trip leaving Oct. 30. The 19-night cruise, which travels to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica, now starts at $7,334 per person double, a savings of $5,277. The trip includes one night’s lodging in Buenos Aires; round-trip flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia, Argentina; 18-night cruise; and port charges. The 13night trip now starts at $7,600 for an interior cabin, a savings of $3,597. Info: 877-301-3117,
Frontier Airlines has sale fares on nonstop flights from Washington Dulles to Memphis and Cincinnati. Fare to Memphis starts at $108 round trip, including taxes; fare on competing airlines starts at $234. Sale fare to Cincinnati starts at $100; fare on other airlines starts at $182. For lowest prices, fly Tuesdays, Aug. 22-Oct. 20. Book by July 31 at www.flyfrontier.com.
Troy Tours is offering a Classic Turkey tour from $1,899 per person double. The tour includes round-trip air from Washington Dulles to Istanbul; 13 nights’ accommodations in seven locations; daily breakfasts and eight dinners; daily sightseeing with admission fees; land transportation; tour guides; airport transfers; and taxes. Priced separately, airfare, hotel and tours cost about $2,117. For cheapest rate, depart Jan. 16 or Feb. 16. Info: 310-417-3460, www.troytours.com.
— Carol Sottili, Andrea Sachs
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