On Wednesday Dec 3rd’s visit to The Chat I discussed great last minute holiday getaways with the lovely panelists. From the South Georgia barrier reef islands to the shores of Cabo these are the best deals you’ll find from my trusted sources. Make your holidays extra special at one of these fantastic destinations.
14-night Magnificent Europe (Christmas Cruise) itinerary, which departs Budapest on December 17 and ends in Amsterdam on the 31st
7-night Treasures of the Main & Rhine, which departs Nuremberg on December 24 and also ends in Amsterdam.
As an added bonus, however, AmaWaterways is keeping AmaSonata in port and affording travelers the unique opportunity to ring in the New Year in Amsterdam with a free two-night stay!
There’s also another great option for those that want to celebrate the arrival of 2015 in Vienna. This 7-night Christmas on the Danube departs from Vilshofen, Germany on the 27th aboard the AmaBella.
Europe’s top hotels can cost as much as 700% more over the New Year’s holiday. The chance to enjoy New Year’s from the comforts of the new AmaSonata – which was christened July 2014 and features luxurious accommodations combined with unparalleled service – represents an incredible value. Whether cruisers choose to book the full 14-night journey or one of the 7-night sailings, wrapping with a free two-night extension in Amsterdam or spending New Year’s Eve in Vienna is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that won’t break the bank.
Keystone Lodge in Breckenridge, CO is up to 40% off.
Here are some general and holiday-specific tips for saving from the experts at Expedia:
Expand your search to neighboring airports. On one of Expedia’s most popular routes for Christmas in 2013 (LA to NYC), the average ticket price from LAX to JFK was $565, but for the LAX to LGA route, the average ticket price was $492. And LGA is miles closer to Manhattan than JFK.
Mix and match travel dates. For Christmas, a high number of people are looking to travel on December 21, which is one of the most expensive days to travel. While traveling on Christmas Day itself will yield terrific deals, this is impractical for many people who are not Santa Claus. Traveling on December 23–24 may yield lower fares.
Bundle. Book airfare and hotel as a package and save up to $540.
Safe travels. Seize the day and find your next great adventure.