WHAT’S THE DEAL?
This week’s best travel bargains around the globe.
On The Go Tours has a two-forone sale on two Egypt itineraries departing through June 30, 2018. The nine-day King Tutankhamun starts at $628 per person double, down from $1,255, and includes four nights in four- or five-star hotels; daily breakfast; two overnight trains; two nights aboard a felucca, with meals; airport transfers; guided tours; and taxes. The 10-day Egypt Unplugged starts at $613 (was $1,225) and includes eight nights’ lodging; overnight train; daily breakfasts; guided tours; airport transfers; and taxes. Entrance fees of up to $140 are additional for both tours. Book by May 26. Info: 866-377-6147, onthegotours.com.
Geckos Adventures, an adventure tour company for travelers ages 18 to 29, has a deal on African safaris lasting nineto-29 days. For example, the nine-day Vic Falls & Safari in South Africa and Zimbabwe costs $760 per person double for the May 28 departure (down from $950) and $768 for the June 11 trip (regularly $960). Price includes eight nights of camping; eight breakfasts, one lunch and six dinners; overland vehicle transportation; activities such as a game drive in Kruger National Park; and taxes. The 29-day Epic African Adventure costs $3,516 (regularly $4,395; departing June 5) and $3,796 (regularly $4,745; departing June 19) and visits Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe. Price includes 25 nights of camping and three nights in hotels; 28 breakfasts, 14 lunches and 23 dinners; transportation; activities; and taxes. Info: 855-832-4853, geckosadventures.com.
Royal Isabela, a luxury resort on the northwest coast of Puerto Rico, is offering a golf special with savings of up to 30 percent. The package starts at $1,947 double and includes three nights in a luxury casita, a welcoming rum cocktail, a daily farm-to-table breakfast, one round of golf per stay and a $150 restaurant credit. Add 19 percent in taxes and $75 daily resort fee. Book by May 31; travel through Aug. 30. Info: 855-6095888, royalisabela.com/stay.
Save more than 50 percent on MSC Cruises’ mini-cruise departing Miami on July 8. The three-night Bahamas deal applies to any MSC Divina stateroom in the Bella, Fantastica or Aurea category. For example, in the Bella category, an ocean-view stateroom starts at $339 per person double, down from $819, and a balcony stateroom starts at $399. (Formerly $899 per person.) Add $115 in taxes. Info: 877-665-4655, msccruisesusa.com/enus/ Homepage.aspx.
Holland America is offering a Ready Set Sail deal, with shipboard credits and prepaid gratuities. Amounts vary by cabin category and cruise length. For example, a signature suite on the seven-night Alaska cruise departing Seattle on Sept. 3 starts at $1,999 per person double (plus $218 port charges) and includes a $150 onboard credit per person, tip credit valued at $105 and $50 Internet credit. Book by June 1. Info: 877– 932–4259, hollandamerica.com.
Azores Airlines is offering a $549 sale fare on round-trip flights from Boston to Lisbon; the fare on other airlines starts at $702. The airline has also reduced its fare from Washington Reagan to Lisbon. That flight, which includes a JetBlue connection to Boston, starts at $735; the fare on other airlines starts at $856. Fly Nov. 4 -Dec. 12 and Jan. 13 -March 20. Book by May 31 at www.azoresairlines.pt. The carrier also has a sale to the Azores, with round-trip fares from Boston starting at $449, including taxes; book by Monday.
Air Canada has sale fares to Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Seoul and Taipei, Taiwan. For example, connecting flights from BWI Marshall to Beijing start at $670 round trip, with taxes. Other airlines are matching, but fares typically start at about $1,300. Restrictions vary by destination. Book the Mother’s Day Sale to Asia by Monday at www.aircanada.com.
With JetBlue Vacations, save on packages to select cities in the Caribbean, Florida and California. For example, a fournight trip to Orlando in early October starts at $518 per person double and includes round-trip air from Washington Reagan, a one-bedroom villa at the Sheraton Vistana Villages Resort Villas and taxes. Priced separately, the trip starts at about $632. Travel Sept. 16-Nov. 15. Book by Monday at www.jetblue.com/vacations/ deals.
Performers participate in a Chinese New Year celebration in Hong Kong. Air Canada is offering sale fares to Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Seoul and Taipei, Taiwan.