Many travelers like to seek out warmer climates in the winter, but some of the most interesting deals this season are coming from cold weather locales including London, Scotland, Canada and Virginia. For those craving the heat, don’t worry we have a golf and beach deal for you as well as a $1 bus special and Kayak buzz fares. Check out this week’s travel deals.
Cold Weather Bargains
Experience a white winter wonderland when you stay at The Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu in Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada with the ultimate Mont Grand-Fonds Downhill ski package. This package includes, one night room accommodations, downhill ski tickets for Le Mont Grand-Fonds and free shuttle service to the slope. Other snow activities include snowshoeing, carriage rides, ice fishing, skating and more. Room rates start at $199 CAD per night. For more information call (418) 665-3703 or visit their website.
Tee-off in Scotland this winter as you part take in the Fairmont St. Andrews winter golf package. This package includes three rounds of gold on the St. Andrews’ courses, accommodations for two-nights, a full Scottish breakfast and guaranteed tee-time for 18 holes of golf. During your stay also enjoy other actives, such as, watching a drama at the Byre Theatre, a visit to St. Andrews Castle and the St. Andrews Cathedral built in 1160. This offer is valid now until April 13, 2012. For more details, visit the Fairmont online or call (866) 840-8208.
In Blacksburg, Virginia, the Maison Beliveau Estate is running a romantic getaway special, valid until August 31, 2012. Visit this bed and breakfast in the summer or the winter, to take part in bird watching, star gazing and other outdoor activities. Their romantic package includes overnight accommodations, a three-course gourmet breakfast, a bottle of champagne, a three-course dinner and more. Rates start at starting at $395 per night. Book online or by calling (540) 961-0505.
The Savoy in London is offering their deluxe, art deco and junior suites starting at 1,170 (GBP EUR) per night with a second night available for only 20.12 (GBP EUR). This promotion is for two and can be booked now through February 29, 2012 for stays between January 2, 2012 through May 8, 2012. For more information call +44 (0)20 7836-4343 or visit their website.
Florida Beach Savings
Exchange snow for sand at Panama City Beach, Florida. Stay at the Origin at Seahaven and visit Santa’s beach house. This package includes overnight accommodations and two adult tickets to Fun for the Holidays attractions like, video-mapping light show, Christmas Tree Forest adventure and Ice Palace, plus much more. Rates start at $69 per night and are based on double-occupancy, make your reservations online or call (888) 607-0006.
Air & Bus Specials
With airfares continuing to rise, it’s time to consider a bus tip. In select locations in the Midwest, East Coast or South, you can take advantage of low-cost, express bus service with Megabus. Rates are as low as $1. And you can travel to and from several U.S. cities and Toronto from January 4, 2012 until March 1, 2012 in one of 200,000 free seats. Travelers need to use promo code: GOFREE to book your free seat today online or call (877) 462-6342.
Kayak’s “Buzz Fares” for the week have great deals for New York, Austin and Chicago. If you’re in New York, fly round-trip to Chicago at $113 or to Miami for $199. From Austin, fly to Denver or San Francisco for about $200. And from Chicago, fly to Dallas or Las Vegas for under $200. For more “Buzz Fares” visit Kayak online.
Are you finding more savings in cold or warm weather climates? Tell Peter about your favorite travel deals in the comments below.
And for more deals and vacation opportunities, check out:
- Travel Deals: Holiday Shopping, Dead Week Air Fares and 2012 Specials
- Travel Deals: Skiing, Snowboarding & More
- Travel Deals Section
- Budget Travel Section
By Mary Pham for PeterGreenberg.com