The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

October 8, 2013

What's the deal?

By Carol Sottili and Andrea Sachs
Washington Post

— This week's best travel bargains around the globe.

— CW Adventure is waiving the single supplement fee on 14 trips in 2014. The fee-free guided walking trips are offered in Europe (Italy, Austria, Iceland, Ireland, Spain, Wales and more), Washington state's Olympia Peninsula, Southeast Asia (Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam) and Costa Rica. Prices and savings vary. For example, the seven-night Spain: Granada-to-Seville trip costs $4,398 per person, a savings of $600. Trip includes all accommodations with private bathrooms; most meals, including wine or beer with dinner; transportation and local guides; entrance fees and special events; and taxes. Depart June 1, Sept. 14 or Sept. 28. Limited availability (two spots out of 18), so book early. Info: 800-464-9255, www.cwadventure.com.

— Save 35 percent at Bolongo Bay Beach Resort on St. Thomas, in the U.S. Virgin Islands, for stays through Nov. 20. An oceanview room is $211 per night, a savings of $113; add an energy surcharge of $10 per night. Rate includes non-motorized water sports and an in-pool Discover Scuba lesson. Book by Oct. 15. Info: 800-524-4746, www.bolongobay.com. Request promo code LastMin.

— With Costa Cruise Lines, kids sail free on select voyages through March. For example, a seven-night cruise from Venice to Trieste, Italy, now starts at $549 per adult double; two children ages 17 or younger sharing the cabin cruise for free, a savings of $259 per child. Service charges of about $66 per adult and $33 for ages 14 to 17 are additional. Depart Nov. 18. No deadline to book, but deal is based on availability. Info: 800-462-6782, www.costacruise.com.