All prices are per person and, if lodging is a component of the package, based upon two people traveling together (unless otherwise noted). See "What's Included" and "What's Not" for details about associated taxes and fees and "Complete Details" for information about travel restrictions and, if available, trip add-ons like sightseeing tours and meal plans. Base-prices, taxes and fees can vary based on point of departure and time of travel.
Provider: Aer Lingus (tel. 800/495-1632; www.aerlingusvacationstore.com)
Base Price: $899
Duration: Seven nights
Additional Fees: $98 to $159
What's Included: Airfare, hotel, rental car, daily breakfast, and local service taxes.
What's Not Included: Security fees and departure taxes.
When: Through May
Deadline: May 7
Why this is a Deal: Booking the parts of this deal alone would cost you at least $700 more.
Complete Details: This summer trip to Ireland is golf-intensive. Departing out of Boston's Logan Airport, this deal includes one night's accommodations at the Ritz-Carlton Powerscourt in Wicklow and six nights at the Blarney Golf Resort in Cork, a 90 minute trip to Shannon. The Ritz-Carlton is a short drive to Dublin. Sightseeing is additional but exploring on your own with your rental car is expected as Waterford and Killarney are not far from the Cork resort. For $79 extra, you can upgrade your package to an automatic car with a GPS, a tour of the Waterford Crystal factory, and admission to the Blarney Castle.
Provider: Intrepid Tours (tel. 800/970-7299; www.intrepidtravel.com)
Base Price: $870
Duration: 15 nights
Additional Fees: $500
What's Not Included: Accommodations, professional guide services, transportation in Nepal, and all sightseeing
What's Not Included: Meal kitty ($300), and local payment ($200)
When: Available through December 31
Deadline: June 30
Why this is a Deal: This is 20% off the original published price.
Complete Details: This land-only tour spends two days in Katmandu and 12 days at the base of Mount Everest, this trip stays in guest houses and tea houses at around the base camp. Every day, you'll take walking tours of the surrounding area, taking all the vistas of the surrounding countryside. The trip includes plane, bus and walking and departs from Katmandu on Wednesdays and Saturdays. This particular trip is considered slightly challenging even for people in excellent shape. Intrepid does have less strenuous trips.
Provider: W Hotels (tel. 877/822-0000; www.whotels.com)
Base Price: $219
Duration: Per night
Additional Fees: $30
What's Included: Accommodations, a donation of 100 trees in your name, in-house freebies
What's Not Included: Local taxes.
When: Through May 26
Deadline: May 25
Why this is a Deal: Normal rates at this property are $125 more a night.
Complete Details: Meant for environmentally conscious people, the W Spring Fling program offers discounted rates to purchasers who in turn receive a donation of 100 trees in their name to Trees for the Future "Plant a Tree" program, two "energizing oxygen shots," and two Spring Martinis. Other cities are available in this program at discounted rates dependant on their regular room rates. Mention promotion code LNG when booking.
Destination: Death Valley, California
Provider: Xanterra Parks and Resorts (tel. 800/236-7196; www.xanterra.com)
Base Price: $155 per night
Duration: One night
Additional Fees: $40
What's Included: Accommodations, one day of unlimited golf, golf cart, and club storage
What's Not Included: Airfare and hotel taxes
When: May 11 to October 9
Deadline: No detailed deadline given but two weeks advanced booking is suggested
Why this is a Deal: Save $150 on the regular cost of this package
Complete Details: Located in the Death Valley National Park, the family-friendly Furnace Creek Ranch has 224 rooms set in the middle of the desert. The golf course is the lowest below sea level of any other course in the world. In addition, this desert resort has a spring-fed swimming pool, tennis courts, horse back riding, four restaurants, a saloon and a cocktail lounge. The resort is located approximately four hours from Los Angeles and two hours from Las Vegas.
Destination: Costa del Sol
Provider: Club ABC (tel. 800/TOURSABC; www.clubabc.com)
Base Price: $799
Duration: Five nights, seven days
Additional Fees: $135
What's Included: Airfare, accommodations, breakfast and dinner, and airport transfers in Spain.
What's Not Included: Security fees and departure tax
When: Through December 2008
Deadline: No detailed deadline, but booking two months in advance should ensure availability
Why this is a Deal: Save $400 on booking this trip at the budget level independently
Complete Details: Flying on Delta Airlines' new direct flights from John F. Kennedy International Airport to Malaga's Pablo Picasso International Airport. Accommodations are at the Sol Don Pedro Hotel, Sol Melia property, which is located near El Bajondillo Beach in Torremolinos. The normal annual membership fee for Club ABC Tours is provided courtesy of Tourism Andalucía.
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