Rates & Dates: Ritz Tours offers upgrades on Yangtze sailings


On select China programs that include Yangtze River sailings with Victoria Cruises, Ritz Tours is offering an Executive Suite upgrade and an early-booking discount. Eligible itineraries are the 10-night Yangtze River Treasures, 13-night Golden Yangtze Discovery, 14-night Mystical Yangtze & China and 14-night Scenic Yangtze Discovery. As an example, the 10-night itinerary is priced from $3,129 per person, double, with roundtrip air from Los Angeles or San Francisco; intra-China air and transportation; hotel accommodations; meals and sightseeing; and a three-night cruise aboard the Victoria Anna. A $150 per-person discount applies to bookings deposited by Feb. 28 and booked at least 60 days prior to departure.

Ritz Tours
(800) 900-2446(800) 900-2446 FREE

Arizona's Wigwam Golf Resort slates baseball plan through April 15

The Wigwam Golf Resort & Spa in Phoenix is offering plans valid through April 15 designed around the spring training games at Camelback Ranch, preseason home of Major League Baseball's Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox. The L.A. Dodgers and Chicago White Sox Spring Training packages, priced from $399 for a two-night stay, include accommodations in an Oasis Terrace or Adobe Traditional suite, two tickets to a Dodgers or White Sox spring training game, and game-day parking at Camelback Ranch. In addition, for fans of any of the 13 Major League Baseball teams playing in Arizona's Cactus League, the Spring Training Survival package is priced from $219 per night and includes overnight accommodations, a $25 food and beverage credit, a bag of peanuts and bottle of water for game day and a team banner or hat. Game tickets are not included.

Wigwam Golf Resort & Spa
(800) 327-0396(800) 327-0396 FREE

Spend the Easter holiday in Ireland at Adare Manor Hotel & Golf Resort

The Adare Manor Hotel & Golf Resort in Ireland is offering a three-night Easter plan, valid March 26 through April 10. The package is priced at about $453 per person, based on two adults sharing, with up to two children under 12 years old staying for free. It includes deluxe accommodations and full Irish breakfast each morning. Also, on the Saturday before Easter, Adare Manor will host its annual Easter egg hunt for children staying at the property. The hunt includes a tour of the grounds of the estate and a search for prize-filled eggs. In addition, adults have their own treasure hunt on Easter. In addition, one- and two-night Easter plans, starting at about $230 per person, double, will be available.

Adare Manor Hotel & Golf Resort
(800) 462-3273(800) 462-3273 FREE
Web: www.adaremanor.com  
Email: [email protected]  

Nordique Tours itinerary takes in the northern lights in Norway

Nordique Tours created a five-night itinerary based on the phenomenon of the aurora borealis, or northern lights, which is especially visible in northern Norway in late winter and early spring. Offered through April, the In Search of the Northern Lights plan, priced from $1,249 per person, double, includes accommodations in Tromso, a dogsled safari and a nighttime, horse-drawn sleigh ride to the Sami area to see the northern lights.

Nordique Tours
(800) 995-7997(800) 995-7997 FREE

SAA Vacations creates 'Culinary Safari' package

SAA Vacations invites foodies on an eight-night culinary journey to South Africa to learn traditional and Cape Malay-style (based on a South Africa region) cuisine. The package departs March 16 from New York Kennedy or Washington Dulles to Johannesburg, South Africa, on South African Airways and is priced at $3,990 per person, double. It also can be booked on other dates for private groups of 10 or more. The plan includes interactive cooking demonstrations; game drives and activities; and four nights at the Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa in Cape Town, two nights at Le Quartier Francais in Cape Winelands and two nights at the Lion Sands River Lodge in the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve. The cost also covers domestic flights on South African Airways and eight breakfasts, four lunches and three dinners.

South African Airways Vacations
(888) 722-4872(888) 722-4872 FREE

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