This week’s discounts are for Florence and Venice hotels, a last-minute deal in Lake Las Vegas, and family discounts in the Bahamas and Barbados.
The Deal: Friends and Family “One Day Cruise” Package from the Bauer Hotel and Bauer Il Palazzo, both in Venice.
Details: Stay at least three nights in three rooms, enjoy local cuisine, travel on a bragozzo, a historical boat, and learn about significant local sights—choose from naturalistic or cultural attractions in the Northern Venetian lagoon. The package includes a daily buffet breakfast, late check-out and a four-course lunch or dinner at De Pisis restaurant.
Savings: Package rates start from €2,460 ($3,454) per room, per stay, based on double occupancy at the Bauer Hotel. Rates start at €2,880 ($4,044) at the Bauer Il Palazzo. These represent a savings of up to $500 per night off official rack rates. On top of that, the free cruise and four-course meal are valued together at approximately $592.
Expires: Valid until Oct. 31, 2008
To Book: Hotel Bauer Venice—www.bauervenezia.com; Bauer Il Palazzo Venice—www.ilpalazzovenezia.com.
The Deal: Special offer at the Embassy Hotel in Florence.
Details: Stay five nights, pay only for four.
Savings: Between $143 and $195, depending on booking time.
Expires: Dec. 31, 2008
To Book: Online reservations can be made through the hotel’s booking page at secure.imperati.it or through contacting them directly at +39-055-219316.
The Deal: Family Fest at the Loews Lake Las Vegas Resort.
Details: The Family Fest package includes two Kids’ Club sessions and a one-hour kayak or paddle-boat rental and more.
Savings: Rates start at $699; receive a stay credit of up to $100 that can be applied toward dining, room service, spa services and mini-bar. Kids’ Club sessions and boat rental savings amount to $100.
Expires: Sept. 30, 2008
To Book: Book online at www.loewshotels.com.
The Deal: Ultimate Paradise Package at the Atlantis resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas.
Details: Accommodations, complimentary meals and free access to Aquaventure, The Dig, the Atlantis Casino and Aura Nightclub are all included.
Savings: Rates start at $159 per person, per night, a savings of more than $100 off high season rates.
Expires: Oct. 15, 2008
To Book: Book online at www.atlantis.com.
The Deal: All-inclusive savings at Mango Bay Barbados.
Details: Take advantage of off-season rates on all-inclusive stays at the resort, which include accommodations, meals, water sports, a glass-bottom boat ride and additional activities.
Savings: Rates start at $385 per room, per night, based on double occupancy—a savings of 25 percent off high-season prices.
Expires: Dec. 14, 2008
To Book: Reserve at www.mangobaybarbados.com.