Md.'s Eastern Shore, and Italy by train
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,
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.