Kids ages 17
Here are travel bargains around the globe, by land, sea, and air. Deals sell out quickly and are not guaranteed to be available. Restrictions such as day of travel, blackout dates, and advance-purchase requirements may apply.
Warm up to winter with a getaway at the newly renovated Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa, and Marina, along Maryland's Eastern Shore. The Luxury on Sale deal, available through March 28, offers a 50 percent saving off regular rates and includes a complimentary s'mores kit. Rates start at $99 per night Sunday-Thursday and $149 on weekends, based on availability and double-occupancy, not including tax and resort fee. Must ask for Luxury on Sale, and provide offer code SALE99. Info: 1-800-633-7313, www.chesapeakebay.hyatt.com.
With the Eleventh Hour Escape Package, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in southwestern Pennsylvania is offering $200 in resort credit that can be used on dining, shopping, golf, spa treatments, and more. The deal starts at $339 for the Lodge and $409 for Chateau Lafayette and includes one night's stay, the $200 amenity credit (per room, per night), daily resort fee (typically $15), and taxes. Travel Dec. 10-13 or Jan. 7-10. Typical room rate is $444, without the spending money. Info: 1-866-344-6957,
and younger sail free on select Disney Cruise Line vacations in the Bahamas and Mediterranean. In the Bahamas, the deal applies to three- and four-night cruises Jan. 7 through April 15; for the Mediterranean, sail April 24 or May 5, 15 or 26. To qualify for the deal, two adults must each pay a full fare. For instance, on the 10-night Mediterranean cruise departing May 5 from Barcelona, a family of four pays $4,641 for a Category 10 stateroom, a saving of $960 per child. Price includes all taxes, including $61 per child. Request promo code KFO; valid on categories 4-11. Info: 1-800-951-3532, disneycruise.com.
Sceptre Tours is offering an Irish holiday for $499 per person, based on four travelers. For example, the Ireland Resort deal departing Feb. 16 costs $2,723 for four travelers, or $681 each; price includes round-trip air from New York to Shannon; six nights in a three-bedroom villa at Adare Manor Villas in Limerick; weeklong car rental; admission to the Belleek Pottery Visitor Centre; discount booklet worth $500; and taxes. Depart Jan. 7 through March 10. By comparison, one night at the villa costs $485. Info: 1-800-221-0924,
Regent Palms Turks and Caicos on Grace Bay Beach is offering 25 percent discounts on minimum four-night stays through Dec. 16. Rate starts at $300 per night, a saving of $100. Total cost for a four-night package, which includes Continental breakfasts, is $1,452 with taxes and fees. Booking deadline is Nov. 30. Info: 1-800-545-4000, www.regentturksandcaicos.com.
Luxury cruise line Seabourn has discounted its Caribbean Charms cruise departing Dec. 9 by 65 percent. The seven-night cruise, which sails round trip from St. Thomas, now starts at $1,999 per person double, plus $63 taxes. The voyage, aboard the 208-passenger Seabourn Spirit, docks at five islands, including Martinique, St. Barts, and Nevis. Details: 1-800-929-9391, www.seabourn.com.
Foreign Independent Tours has reduced its 11-day Italy by Train tour as much as $400. Price for trip leaving Jan. 11 now starts at $1,599 (plus $169 taxes); other departure dates are slightly higher. Trip includes airfare from New York's JFK Airport to Venice, with return from Rome; two nights at Hotel Gardena in Venice; one night at Orologio Hotel in Ferrara; four nights at Hotel Lorenzo il Magnifico in Florence; two nights at Milton Roma Hotel in Rome; train transportation between the cities; airport transfers in Rome; and daily breakfast. Info: 1-800-248-3487, www.fittours.com.
This winter, find warmth in Mexico and savings of up to 35 percent at select Live Aqua, Fiesta Americana Grand, and Fiesta Americana resorts. Nightly rates range from $75 per person double at Fiesta Americana Villas Acapulco (including 10 percent off dining, beverages, and spa treatments) to $298 at Live Aqua Cancun, with 25 percent off dining, drinking, and spa-visiting. Taxes of 18 percent and 12 percent, respectively, are additional. Other properties include Fiesta Americana Grand Los Cabos Golf & Spa (from $207), Fiesta Americana Cozumel Dive Resort (from $109), and Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta (from $151); all include discounts on amenities. Book by Dec. 15 for 35 percent off; reservations made Dec. 16 to Feb. 3 receive 25 percent off. Travel Jan. 3 to April 10. For comparison, rates at Fiesta Americana Villas Acapulco typically start at $94 and from $372 at Live Aqua Cancun. Info: 1-800-343-7821, www.fiestamericanagrand.com/winter.
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts is offering a free night at luxe properties in the United States, Mexico, and the Caribbean. For example, stay two nights and receive a free third night at the Carlyle in New York; San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, Calif.; or the Mansion on Peachtree in Atlanta. Or spend four nights and get a fifth free at Caneel Bay on St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, or Jumby Bay in Antigua, among others. The Carlyle, for instance, starts at $594 a night, plus $90 taxes; with the deal, guests pay $1,376 for three nights, taxes included. Travel Jan. 3 to May 30. Info: 1-888-767-39663, www.rosewoodhotels.com. Request "More Rosewood."
With Key Vacations, depart for the 12-day Glories of Turkey package after April 6 and save $400 per couple. For example, two travelers leaving April 7 pay $3,728 after the discount; price includes round-trip air from New York to Istanbul; deluxe or superior accommodations in Istanbul, Kusadasi, Cappadocia, etc.; transfers; breakfast and dinner on most days; sightseeing; taxes; and more. With air from Washington or Baltimore, cost is $4,128 per couple. If you prefer to leave sooner, depart by March 24 and save $200 per couple. Info: 1-800-576-1784, www.keytours.com.
The Jefferson Hotel in Richmond is offering the perks-filled Holidays on a Shoestring Package. Pay $205 for one night in a superior room or $225 in a deluxe room and receive a Southern breakfast for two, with gratuities; a $25 hotel gift card; and valet parking. A $50 gift card is awarded for each additional night. Stay through Dec. 30. Up to $30 taxes additional. The room alone usually starts at $280. Info: 1-800-424-8014, www.holidaysonashoestring.com.
With the Visit Japan Fare, receive discounted fares for in-country flights on Japan Airlines. The Oneworld Yokoso fare costs 10,000 yen per sector (about $111), a saving of up to 80 percent. The special rate covers 42 cities. Taxes vary, from none to about $7. You must book the domestic flights before arriving in Japan and in conjunction with a Oneworld carriers' international ticket (American or JAL). Travel by March 31; blackout dates Dec. 22-Jan. 5. Minimum of one sector, maximum of five. By comparison, one-way fare from Narita to Sapporo costs $355. Info: 1-800-525-3663, www.jal.com.
American Express Travel is offering a Mediterranean cruise to Morocco with discounted cabin rates and onboard credit. The nine-day journey starts at $599 per person double for an inside cabin, plus $114 in taxes; regular rate is $899. Book a balcony, mini-suite, or garden villa and get an onboard credit of $50, $100 or $125 per person, depending on cabin category. For example, balconies start at $799 per person and include a $50 credit. Travel round trip from Barcelona Jan. 15 or Feb. 5. Info: 1-800-297-5627, https://home.americanexpress.com.
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Inquirer travel editor Bill Reed contributed to this article.