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Travel Deals: Surprise Summer Savings

Locations in this article:  Phoenix, AZ

Last week, we told you all about summer adventure deals. After you conquer your summer challenge, take the time for some R&R . Unwind in a Caribbean villa, on board a U.S. or European train or hanging out with a few top chefs. Then for a change of pace, hotels in Boston and Sedona are offering some creative and beneficial rate promotions. Keep reading to see some of this season’s surprise savings.

Rocky Mountain Package Perks

Rocky Mountaineer invites travelers to explore more of Western Canada with its new Vacation Plus offer. From now until June 29, 2012, book a package tours of four nights or more and you will receive added value of up to $500 per person to put towards their choice of activities, extra hotel nights in any destination, added meals or a trip on-board the Whistler Sea to Sky Climb route.  For more information or to book, call (800) 665-7245, or visit their website.

Bonjour France!

Travel with Rail Europe this summer and you can save  over 20 percent off the adult price on a 1st class Adult or Saver France Rail Pass as well as the 5-day France Rail Pass Premium. As a result, you will get five rail travel days for the price of three.  The savings run through June 14, 2012 and the offer is valid for travel for 6 months from the date of purchase. For more information, visit Rail Europe online.

Image Credit: Eric Levin

Revere’s Revolutionary Rate

Revere Hotel Boston Common is running a special rate to celebrate their opening. The Revolutionary Rate is a special introductory rate of $177.50 (normally $399), and it pays reverence to the year 1775 when Paul Revere made his famous ride warning of the British Invasion, and also marked the beginning of the American Revolutionary War. Reservations for the “Revolutionary Rate” must be made by calling the hotel directly, referencing promo code REV775. This can be booked until May 31, for travel through the end of the year. For more information, please call: 617.482.1800 or visit their website.

A Taste of Capella 

Chefs from around the U.S., including Top Chef Just Desserts Judge Johnny Iuzzini, are heading to the Capella Pedregal in Cabo San Lucas for a 5-day culinary journey. And it’s not just chefs! By booking the Taste of Capella package, guests will spend five unforgettable days taking part in educational gastronomical experiences. Activities include cooking demonstrations; wine and cheese tastings; five-course dinner (each course expertly prepared by a different chef); parties on the beach with chef-prepared food stations, and more. To reserve your package, call 877-247-6688, or reserve online.

Drop It Like It’s Hot!

For a unique savings deal, the staff at L’Auberge de Sedona will record the temperatures of both the hotel’s creek and the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport – the difference between the two numbers is the drop, in U.S. dollars, you receive off your stay! This offer is valid May 29 through Labor Day and rates start at $205 per night. For more information, check out the hotel’s website.

The View from Eco Serenrib, image credit: Steve Simonsen

St. John Savings

In St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Eco Serendib Villa and Spa is offering an additional two nights free when you book five nights. Additionally, for every reservation night, the villa will fund the planting of a native tree at a local beach to both combat erosion and reduce the carbon footprint. The property include eight individual suites as well as a full-service holistic spa and gym, professional Sub-Zero/Wolf chef’s kitchen media library, Zen garden, sprawling pool terrace, etc. To book this deal, call 215-830-8300.

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