Travel Tuesday Deals – 6/7/2011


  • Cirque de Soleil is coming to New YorkChicago and Los Angeles! If you don’t live in any of those cities, consider a travel package through AmtrakThe New York package starts at $539 and includes: round trip train travel, two nights at the Belvedere Hotel, and orchestra seating for the Zarkana show. The Chicago package starts at $385 and includes: roundtrip train travel,  two nights at the Holiday Inn Mart Plaza, level 1 seating for the OVO show. The Los Angeles package starts at $535 and includes: round trip train travel, two nights at the Renaissance Hollywood hotel, and orchestra seating for the Iris show. Use promo code AV-CDS and book by June 24, 2011 to receive the discounted rate. (Via Amtrak Vacations)
  • Planning a getaway for the American Independence holiday? Frommer’s features a top ten list of July 4th travel specials. Our favorite is the “July Fourth Star Spangled Beach Party” package through the Mountain Creek Inn in Pine Mountain, Georgia. Rates start at $159 per night, with the following inclusions: choice of inn, secluded cottage or luxury villas for accommodations; Beach Olympics and circus performance; miniature golf and BBQ; breakfast on July 4th; fireworks; and admission to the garden center. Offer valid for stays between July 2nd through July 4th. (Via Frommer’s)
  • When in France…take a champagne cruise! French Country Waterways is offering 20% off a cruise aboard the Adrienne, a luxury barge that floats by lovely sites in the Champagne Valley of France. Prices start at $4636 per person and includes: six nights’ accommodations, all meals, all onshore excursions, and two nights at the Hotel Raphael in Paris (pre and post cruise). The Adrienne sets sail on August 14, 2011. Book by July 31. 2011. (Via Travel+Leisure)
  • See the stunning sites at Colorado’s Mesa Verde National Park, “home to more than 4,000 archeological sites, including 600 cliff dwellings belonging to the Ancestral Pueblo people.” Stay at the Far View Lodge, located in the park, for as low as $139 per night with free breakfast. Book by June 15, 2011 for travel through October 22, 2011. (Via Shermans Travel)
  • If you fancy yourself an innovative mixologist, check out Sandeman’sMix It Up” contest. The port and sherry producer is offering a two-person trip to Oporto, Portugal to the contestant who comes up with the most original cocktail using Sandeman’s reserve port. The grand prize includes airfare, hotel accommodations, breakfast and dinner daily, a tour of the Sandeman Port Wine Museum, two city tours and travel insurance. Enter on Facebook before June 15, 2011 and let us know if you win! (Via Gadling)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Hopping John

Hopping John is a seasoned world traveler, gallivanting across the globe as he moves from adventure to adventure. Along for the ride are a wide array of smartphones, tablets, laptops, handheld game consoles and Wi-Fi enabled cameras — every one of them configured for Boingo access. There's no hotspot too far to visit, as he continues his quest for total Wi-Fi consciousness. Gunga, gunga la-gunga.
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