From Halloween to Thanksgiving to Christmas, we have travel deals that will take you through all of the holidays and into 2013. Keep reading to see 2-for-1 cruise fares, 50 percent off ski savings and be sure to follow along each week day in our daily deals that have even more savings.
Thanksgiving Group Villa Discoungs
Looking to take your Thanksgiving celebrations on the road? This year you can rent a whole villa through Portico for 25 percent off the market rates. From Villa Nel Bosco in Sonoma County, California to Baby Doe Lodge in Snowmass, Colorado to Seabreeze in Nantucket,you can find villa stays starting at $62 per person and going up to $2,100 per night for a larger group. Visit Portico online for more information.
Free Ski Passes until 2013
In Utah, the Sundance Resort is letting guests hit the slopes for free. The “Stay and Ski Free package” runs from October 24 through December 31, 2012–starting at $199 per night, based on double occupancy.The rate includes accommodations as two free ski passes per each night of stay. To book, call 866-471-5667.
This fall and winter, Intrepid Vacations is offering low rates on package deals to Athens, Greece. Rates start at $1,238 and include five nights accommodations and round-trip air from New York or Boston, Athens city tour and all airline, hotel and government taxes and fees. You can also choose full-day excursions to Delphi or Argolis for an additional per person charge. Valid on select departures between November and March, the package offers a choice of four to five star lodging at the Acropolis Select Hotel, the Metropolitan Hotel and the Athens Hilton Hotel. For more information or to book, call 800-505-5497 or visit them online.
It’s National Cruise Vacation Week, which means member agencies of Cruise Line International Association (CLIA) are offering discounts and perks when you book through October 27, 2012. In celebration of the event, Windstar Cruises is offering 2-for-1 fares on select cruises in Europe and the Caribbean. You can also score two free hotel nights, pre or post-cruise. Look for bonus savings up to $800 on Caribbean cruises, and $100 per stateroom in shipboard credit. For more information, call Windstar Cruises at 800-258-7245 or visit their website.
Looking for a family ski trip? New to the slate is Pronghorn, one of the top U.S. golf resorts which also has access to Oregon’s Mt. Bachelor, North America’s fifth largest ski resort. Pronghorn has now finalized an agreement with Auberge Resorts and now’s the time to check out the property. Families can take advantage of a 3-night Family Ski Package. Rates start at $829, 50 percent off the retail price of $1,663. The package includes three nights lodging in a 1-bedroom suite with den, two adult 3-day ski passes to Mt. Bachelor, two child 3-day ski passes to Mt. Bachelor, a family apres-ski with hot chocolate and cookies in Clubhouse, a $20 food and beverage voucher, and transportation to/from airport. To book call 866-372-1003 or visit their website for reservations.
Spooky Savings in Orlando
It’s no surprise that theme parks pull out all the stops for Halloween. In Orlando, you’ve got Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween at Disney, Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios, and SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular. For a hotel deal. check out the Wyndham Orlando Resort which has “Spooky Boo Boo” special rate through October 31. Package rates start at $67, based on availability. The hotel also offers complimentary shuttle service to Universal Studios, Wet-N-Wild and SeaWorld. To book the Spooky Boo Boo rate, visit them online or call (407) 351-2420 and use promotion code DIS15.
For more deals, check out:
- Travel Deals: San Francisco for Less and Dirty Dancing Deals
- Travel Deals: Fall Colors & Winter Beach Getaways
- The Travel Deals archives
- The Budget Travel archives
By Lily J. Kosner for PeterGreenberg.com