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Enjoy Frisco, Colorado, a Paris foodie tour, and a getaway in Aruba

Eiffeltower3This week’s travel deals include a quaint hotel in Frisco, Colorado, a Paris Foodie tour, and hotel discounts in Aruba.

Hotel Frisco Colorado is offering discounts on room rates through the end of ski season. Frisco, Colorado is located in the heart of Summit County, within easy driving distance to Arapahoe Basin, Keystone, Breckenridge, Copper Mountain and Vail ski areas. There are several options available, starting at $79 per night. Stay Sunday through Wednesday, paying $79 for one night, or $214 for two nights. For stays Thursday through Saturday, pay $99 per night. Combine for up to 14 nights in this quaint mountain town. There are plenty of restaurants and bars to accommodate the après ski, and shopping for those days you’re not on the slopes. This deal is available through May 31, 2014, so there is time for those who prefer to enjoy Summit County by hiking and biking to take advantage of this deal. Visit Groupon.com by March 3 for more information and to book your getaway.

Some prefer beaches to ski runs, and Divi Village Golf and Beach Resort in Oranjestad, Aruba has beautiful beaches. Stay for four nights for $578 or six nights for $865 for two adults, with kids 12 and under staying and eating free. The property includes three restaurants, a large freshwater pool, and a nine-hole golf course. The package includes breakfast each morning and access to lots of activities and tours and is valid for stays between April 22 and December 20, 2014. Maximum occupancy is four in the one-bedroom villa. Children stay free and eat free from the kids menu. Visit Livingsocial.com by March 26 for more information and to buy your voucher.

Paris, France is never a bad idea, and Travelzoo.com and go-today.com have partnered to offer a gourmand-focused, Parisian getaway. Spend six nights exploring the Paris food scene, including two, three-hour cooking classes taught in central Paris, a three-hour gourmet tour in the Latin Quarter, and stay in a centrally-located, four-star hotel, starting at $999, double occupancy. Arrival dates are available from May 1, 2014 through November 2014. Though several activities are included in the package, travelers still have plenty of time to see the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, and the Arc de Triomphe. Visit Travelzoo.com soon for more information and to book your vacation by April 18, 2014.

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A Mediterranean cruise, The Venetian hotel, and Utah’s national parks

This week’s travel deals include a Mediterranean cruise, a great rate at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, and an adventure in Utah.

Sail the Eastern Mediterranean in a balcony cabin this summer starting at $999 per person on Celebrity Cruise lines. This fare is available on the Celebrity Silhouette, August 24, 2014, for seven nights sailing from Venice, Italy. Ports of call include Kotor, Montenegro, Santorini, Athens, and Katakolon, Greece. If you prefer to leave on August 17, 2014, the Silhouette departs Venice and visits Dubrovnik, Croatia, Ephesus, Turkey, Mykonos, and Corfu, Greece. The packages also include your choice of a beverage package, pre-paid gratuities, or onboard credit. Other sailings are available for additional cost. Visit Travelzoo.com for more information and to book by March 18.

A bit closer to home, the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada has partnered with Jetsetter.com to offer rooms starting at $129 per night for two, with dates into September. The Venetian has 1,400 rooms, 19 restaurants and 80 shops.  The famous Canyon Ranch spa is also on property. Take a ride in a gondola or enjoy a few hours in the casino. There is a $25 per night resort fee, collected by the hotel. Visit Jetsetter.com for more information and to book your Las Vegas getaway.

The landscape of Utah is a magical sight. Visit the incredible national parks with Southwest Adventure Tours and Livingsocial.com for $995 per person, double occupancy. Travelers spend six incredible days exploring, the deserts, badlands, and spires of ZionNational Park, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef National Park, Canyonlands National Park, and Arches National Park. The package includes five nights in hotels near the parks, round-trip ground transportation between hotels and sightseeing destinations, five breakfasts, six lunches, water, and snacks, daily tours, taxes and park entrance fees. Visit Livingsocial.com by March 19 for more information and to book your vacation.

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Columbia River cruise deals, a Dominican Republic resort, and a Manhattan hotel discount

1-mexico08 086This week’s deals include cruises on the great Columbia River, a great deal on hotel rooms in mid-town Manhattan, and a resort adventure in the Dominican Republic.

For those who don’t really want to “cross the pond” to experience a river cruise, American Cruise Lines offers cruises on the Mississippi and the Columbia Rivers here in the lower 48. Rivercruise.com is offering category upgrades and 2-for-1 deals on select sailings in the Northwest. For example, set sail for eight days on the American Empress steamboat from Portland, Oregon to Clarkston, Washington down the Columbia and SnakeRivers. This deluxe cruise package is $3795 for two passengers, departing on May 4. Ports include Astoria and The Dalles, Oregon, as well as the town of Stevenson and SacajaweaState Park in Washington. Learn about the Oregon Trail, the Nez Perce tribe, and the Lewis and Clark expedition. Visit Rivercruising.com soon for more information on sailings and to book your cruise.

As the weather clears in the Northeast, travelers to New York can take advantage of a deal offered by The Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Metropolitan. Guests can book a night here starting at $109 per night for two adults in a queen room, or stay in the Junior Suite for $169 per night. The hotel is located in Midtown East in central Manhattan, bordered by Fifth Avenue to the west and East River. You’ll be within walking distance to the RockefellerCenter, Grand Central Terminal, and the UnitedNationsVisitorsCenter. Visit Groupon.com by March 19, 2014 for more information and to book your stay in the Big Apple.

If warm beaches and a tropical climate are more your style, Living Social has partnered with The Tropical at Lifestyle Holiday Vacation Resort in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. Starting at $325, two guests stay four nights in a Superior room, April 20 through December 20. Stay an extra night for an additional $80. This package includes unlimited meals, snacks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, non-motorized water sports and all taxes and fees. The resort is located on CofresiBeach on the AmberCoast, across the island from Santo Domingo. Visit Livingsocial.com by March 12, 2014 for more information and to buy your voucher.

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Enjoy a getaway to the Riviera Maya from Denver starting at $499

1-DSCF0016Flash sale – Funjet has just announced a three night package to the Occidental Grand Xcaret & Royal Club in Cancun for $499 from Denver, including airfare, meals, and drinks. This price is just about the cost of the airfare to Cancun from Denver alone.  The Occidental Grand Xcaret is near the Xcaret Ecological Park for those who enjoy swimming, hiking, and learning about the animals and birds of the area. Dates are available in April and May 2014. For those who are weary of the cold, visit Funjet.com for more information and to book your getaway. This sale is part of a larger discount on many different vacations from Funjet.

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Myanmar adventures, an elegant bed and breakfast in Salida, and a quiet beach in Florida

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This week’s deals include an adventure in Myanmar, a bed and breakfast in Salida, Colorado, and a quiet getaway in Daytona Beach Shores, Florida.

Seasoned travelers are venturing to Myanmar as that country has opened to international tourism. If you’re ready to experience this tiny place, Travelzoo.com and Indus Tours have partnered to offer an eight-night tour of Myanmar for $2850 including airfare from Los Angeles. This package includes flights on Singapore Airlines to Yangon as well as intra-Myanmar flights and transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle, and hotel accommodations in Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay and Singapore. Also included is daily breakfast, an English-speaking tour manager, and tours to the Buddhist temples of Bagan, the entrance fees to sites, arrival and departure transfers, all taxes and surcharges. The $2850 price is valid for April 16 or September 24. Other dates are available for an additional cost. Visit Travelzoo.com by February 28 for more information and to book your vacation.

Livingsocial.com and the Tudor Rose Bed and Breakfast in Salida, Colorado have teamed up to offer discounted room rates through May 2014. Stay for two nights in the Blue Room, the Lancaster Room, or the Ponderosa for $99. Or, stay for two-nights in a Chalet for $185. You can combine multiple vouchers for an extended stay. Salida is a mountain town known for its arts scene and the great whitewater rafting. The Tudor Rose is set on 37 acres of pinyon pine and includes five chalets on the grounds and six guest rooms in the main house, each with mountain views. Visit Livingsocial.com by March 5 for more information and to book your mountain getaway.

If you prefer beach to the mountains, The Atlantic Ocean Palm Inn in Daytona Beach Shores, Florida is offering stays from $44 per night for two in an Ocean View room, with nights available through May. This quaint property is located a few steps from the beach on the southern end of Daytona Beach. Enjoy the oceanfront pool and lounge in the deck chairs while soaking up the sun. You’ll be 90 minutes from Disney World Resort and Universal Studios if a day trip is in your plans. Of course, you’ll be close to restaurants, shopping, golf, and the famous Daytona Beach Raceway. Visit Groupon.com by March 6 for more information and to book your beach vacation.

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Ski in Taos, an Ireland self-tour, and an Alaskan cruise

Views of Glacier Bay, Alaska
Views of Glacier Bay, Alaska

This week’s deals include a ski lodge in Taos, New Mexico, a week in Ireland, and a great deal on Alaskan cruises.

To avoid the crowds at the big resorts, skiers look to Northern New Mexico. The El Pueblo Lodge in Taos, New Mexico is offering stays for up to four people, starting at $69 per room per night with dates into May. Stay as long as you like, but once the dates are booked they cannot be changed. The Lodge is about 30 minutes from the TaosSkiValley. The ski area has a peak elevation of 12,500 feet, 113 trails and bowls, with half of the runs designed for expert skiers and snowboarders. After ski season, enjoy hiking and biking along the trails in the area, or visit downtown Taos with its galleries and shops. Visit Groupon.com by February 26 for more information and to book your vacation.

If an Alaskan cruise is on your list, this may be the year. Celebrity Cruises is partnering with Travelzoo.com to offer great deals on Alaskan itineraries. Sail roundtrip from Vancouver, British Columbia on the Celebrity Century starting at $599, departing on May 18, June 1, 8, 15, or 22. Vancouver to Seward is also available on the Celebrity Millennium starting at $599 for an inside cabin. The itinerary includes the Inside Passage, Hubbard Glacier, Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, and Icy Strait Point. Visit Travelzoo.com by February 18 for more information on the cruises available.

Visit Dublin, Ireland with this deal from Great Value Vacations. Spend eight days in Dublin and AdareVillage starting at $999 for one person based on quad occupancy. Round-trip air from Boston, New York City or Chicago is included. The package also includes manual-shift rental car with unlimited mileage, quad-occupancy accommodations for six nights in a three bedroom villa at AdareManorCastle and Golf Resort, airline taxes, fuels surcharges, and hotel fees. Design your own itinerary since there are no pre-planned excursions in this package. The Adare resort is near Limerick and within easy driving distance of BunrattyCastle, the Cliffs of Moher, and the city of Dublin. Visit Livingsocial.com for more information and to book your vacation.

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The Queen Anne in Denver, adventure in China, get away to San Diego

This week’s travel deals include a deal at an upscale Denver bed and breakfast, an adventure in China, and a resort on a private island near San Diego.

The Queen Anne Bed and Breakfast in downtown Denver is offering a one night stay for two for $99 in several of their uniquely decorated rooms. Stay in one of the artist’s suites for $125 per night. Guests can combine vouchers to stay multiple nights. Black out dates includes Valentine’s Day weekend and St. Patrick’s Day. Staying at the Queen Anne is the perfect opportunity to visit the 16th Street Mall, the Denver Art Museum, or take in a performance at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. Visit Livingsocial.com by February 12 for more information and to buy your voucher.

AffordableAsia is partnering with Travelzoo.com to offer an eight-day adventure in China, starting at $1399 per person. Airfare from Los Angles, San Francisco, and Houston is included in the package price, as well as all domestic flights in China, accommodations in Beijing, X’ian, and Shanghai, and an English-speaking guide. This package also includes tours to the Great Wall and the Forbidden City and daily breakfast. Depart on selected dates in March 2014. Visit Travelzoo.com by February 12 for more information and to book your vacation.

For a quick getaway from the Front Range winter, Jetsetter.com is offering rooms at the Paradise Point Resort and Spa in San Diego, California starting at $130 per night through May 12. Paradise Point Resort is part of the MissionBayAquaticPark, within a mile of MissionBeach and Sea World. This property first opened in 1962, and was renovated in 2010 with an Indonesian-inspired theme. Each ground floor guestroom opens onto a private, furnished patio. The resort has a spa, fitness center, tennis courts, and an 18-hole putting course. Go to Jetsetter.com for more information and to book your getaway.

These deals are subject to change or cancellation at any time, and restrictions may apply. Book early for the best deals.

Yacht cruises, adventure in Paris and Rome, L.A. boutique hotel

Eiffeltower3This week’s travel deals include small-ship cruises in the Mediterranean, a deal on a Paris-Rome adventure, and discounts this Spring on a Los Angeles boutique hotel.

Variety Cruises is partnering with Jetsetter.com to offer discounts on yachts with about 50 passengers. These yachts can dock much closer to the center of town, enabling the passengers more time to see the sites and spend less time in lines. Variety is having a sale on four of their itineraries: the Adriatic, sailing from Dubrovnik, Croatia, the Aegean and the Cyclades, sailing from Athens, Greece, and the Seychelles, sailing from Mahe Island, Seychelles. These are seven-day itineraries, starting at around $1875 per person. Enjoy some of the most beautiful islands and beaches in the world without the crowds. Visit Jetsetter.com by February 11 for more information and to book your cruise.

If small-ship cruising isn’t your thing, go-today.com is offering eight days in Paris and Rome with the help of Travelzoo.com, starting at $1499 per person, including airfare. Spend three nights in Paris, visiting the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, and enjoying the café culture. Then fly to Rome for three nights, spending your days visiting the Trevi Fountain, St. Peter’s Basilica, and eating wonderful food. The price includes airfare from New York City. Contact go-today.com for additional departure airports. Visit Groupon.com by February 6, 2014 for more information and to book your vacation.

A bit closer to home, The Custom Hotel in Los Angeles, California is offering a $79 per night room rate that includes parking for one car and two drink vouchers from the on-site restaurant Deck 33. This rate is available seven days a week, though there are some blackout dates. The Custom Hotel is 10 minutes from Venice Beach and less than 10 miles from Santa Monica. The hotel has a pool where a DJ spins records and a fire pit for relaxing on those cool nights. Visit Travelzoo.com for more information and to book your stay.

These deals are subject to change or cancellation at any time, and restrictions may apply. Book early for the best deals.

Travel deal roundup

Travel deals found on the web today, Thursday, January 30, 2014.

Sanibel Island Condos – for those of us stuck in the cold of January, Sanibel and Captiva Islands are a welcome escape to the warm beaches of Florida. Sanibel and Captiva Islands are on the Gulf Coast of Florida, and have plenty of rental condos and houses to choose from. Visit Sanibel-Captiva.org for more specials on rentals.

La Sagrada Familia
La Sagrada Familia

Travelzoo.com just announced pre-sales for the Denver engagement of the newest Cirque du Soleil show “Varekai.” The shows are scheduled at The Budweiser Events Center in Loveland May 1-4 and the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield May 7-11. Tickets start at $35, and are available to Travelzoo.com subscribers now, though the sale to the general public begins on February 4. Visit Travelzoo.com for more information.

Wave season is still in full swing for the cruise lines. Norwegian Cruise Lines is offering great deals on all its sailings, including the re-positioning cruises. Sail on the Norwegian Epic from Miami to Barcelona, departing April 27, 2014 with prices starting at $499 per person for the 11-day cruise. Onboard benefits include dinner for two at Cagney’s Steakhouse and dinner for two at Le Bistro French Restaurant  (per stateroom), a bottle of wine, and eCoupons worth $300. The only stop on this adventure is Madeira before disembarking in Barcelona, Spain. Visit NCL.com for more information and to book your cruise.

These deals are subject to change or cancellation at any time, and restrictions may apply. Book early for the best deals.