New York, Safari, Spa and Tahiti Deals

Check out deals for art and family packages in New York, an African tour in Kenya, spa credits at Ritz-Carlton and affordable Tahiti for families.

Waterfalls Art Package in New York

The Deal: New York Waterfalls Cruise Package at Hilton Family Hotels.
Details: The package includes accommodations for two, two tickets for the NYC Waterfalls sightseeing cruise down the East River and a gift bag full of discounts.
Savings: Nightly rates of $229 at the Millennium Hilton and $329 at the Hilton New York and Waldorf Astoria includes built-in savings of 15 percent off room rates, plus tickets valued at $25.
Expires: Oct. 13, 2008
To Book: Visit or call 800-HILTONS to book.

Family Savings in New York

The Deal: Pillows and Penguins Package at the Hotel Plaza Athénée New York.
Details: Includes accommodations for two adults and two children in connecting rooms, continental breakfast daily, four tickets to the nearby Central Park Zoo and 10 percent off dinner at Mars 2112 Restaurant. Children also receive a special gift bag with a coloring book, Yankees baseball cap, plush penguin and more.
Savings: The package starts at $1,180 per night for two connecting rooms—25 percent off regular room rates.
Expires: The package is valid from Sept. 1, 2008 through Dec. 31, 2009.
To Book: Reserve via e-mail at

Last Minute Deal to Africa

The Deal: 17 Day Extensive African Tour.
Details: Book a tour with Independent Tours that includes round-trip air travel from Washington Dulles International Airport to Cairo, Cairo to Nairobi, four nights’ hotel stay in Egypt, seven nights’ lodging in Kenya, a three-night cruise along the Nile River, 29 meals, tours guides and transfers.
Savings: Tours start at $4,084 per person; purchased separately, air, cruise and hotel alone would cost the same as the entire tour deal.
Expires: Oct. 31, 2008 for the Nov. 7 departure.
To Book: Call 800-248-3487 or visit

Putting on the Ritz

The Deal: Ritz-Carlton Escape to the Spa package.
Details: The deal is valid at locations from St. Thomas (U.S. Virgin Islands) to Denver to Marina del Rey.
Savings: Rates start at $324 per night and include accommodations and a $150 spa credit per day.
Expires: Oct. 31, 2008
To Book: Reserve at

Kids Fly, Stay, Eat Free

The Deal: The Family Fun package with Air Tahiti Nui and Le Meridien Tahiti.
Details: Children ages 2 to 11 fly, stay and eat free on a five night trip, from Los Angeles to Papeete, Tahiti.
Savings: Round-trip airfare plus hotel costs start at $1,998 per adult; one child traveling with each adult pays just $97 in taxes, an average savings of $3,996 for a family of four.
Expires: Book by Dec. 31, 2008 for travel November 2008 through May 2009.
To Book: Call 866-456-6000 or visit

Destinations: New York City, Kenya, Tahiti

Themes: Art and Museums, Family Travel, Spas

Activities: Arts and Entertainment, Safaris, Spas