A note to everyone who made a New Year’s resolution to travel more in 2023: if you’ve been waiting for a sign to plan your trip and hit the road, this is it. Here’s a handy list of this month’s travel sales to get you off to a great year of adventure, whether you’re into scenic train rides, cheaper flights to Europe, luxury cruises or guided group tours.
Now through January 20, 2023, save $200 on the Amtrak USA Rail Pass, which for $299 allows you to book 10 segments over a 30-day period and gives you the freedom to plan your own itinerary, whether it’s an epic railroad adventure or several shorter trips closer to home. There are a few important things to note: for starters, the pass is only valid for 120 days from the time you purchase it, and once you start using your 10 segments, you’ll have 30 days to complete your 10 segments, so make sure you have a plan. You will also need to travel in coach class at all times (read: upgrades to business class or sleeping cars are not allowed), some routes are not included and you will need to book Saver or Value tickets in advance, among others. But if you want to try slow travel and take one of the most beautiful train rides in the country, go ahead.
Make your next trip to Europe more affordable by booking your ticket now until January 18, 2023 and traveling between February 1 and May 31, 2023. Please note that while this Icelandair sale only works when departing from certain cities – Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Minneapolis, New York, Orlando, Portland, Raleigh-Durham, Seattle and Washington DC – you can still use it to save on round-trip flights (one stopover in Reykjavik, Iceland) to a number of international destinations such as Amsterdam, Berlin, Dublin, Glasgow, London, Oslo, Paris and Tel Aviv. You’ll also have the option to fly to Reykjavik non-stop, or if you’ve got more time to play, schedule a stopover in Iceland en route to or from your final destination, so you can make two round-trip trips for the same price as a regular flight.
Contiki, Trafalgar, Brendan Vacations, Insight Vacations and Costsaver
Travelers between the ages of 18 and 35 can save up to 25 percent on nearly 50 tour packages between now and January 31, 2023 as part of Contiki’s Big Social Travel Sale, giving you the chance to see the world with a safe group of like-minded young people. Popular tours include the 13-day Japan Tour and the 22-Day Italy Tour, though shorter tours to almost every continent are also available. Contiki Trafalgar’s sister companies Insight Vacations, Brendan Vacations and Costsaver are also having sales this month, allowing travelers of all ages to save 15 percent on guided tours around the world if you book by February 16, 2023 (for Insight Vacations and Brendan Vacations must travel between April 1 and October 15, 2023).
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If you only have a once-in-a-lifetime to-do list on your bucket list – visiting the pyramids in Egypt or the souks in Morocco, seeing Machu Picchu or the Galápagos Islands in person, an African safari or an epic trip to Antarctica to name a few – you can save up to 25 percent by booking by January 31, 2023. Please read the fine print to know when you will need to travel as some tours require you to depart before June 30, 2023 while others are suitable for travel between July 1 and December 15, 2023 or for some tours from the end 2023 to early 2024.
Cruise lovers can take advantage of special offers during the Celebrity Cruises Semi-Annual Sale starting March 1, 2023, including a 75% discount on the second guest fee. Depending on the length of your cruise, you’ll also have access to additional savings of up to $800 per cabin and up to $800 in shipboard credits. Offers are valid on most sailings between now and April 30, 2023, whether you’re sailing across the Caribbean or the Mediterranean, or onwards to Mexico, Asia or Alaska.