Christmas at The Draycott in London: Bear Included
Christmas in London is idyllic enough but with the opening of the highly-anticipated children’s movie Paddington, based on the Paddington Bear, it will be a special hit this year with families.
The Draycott Hotel will be complementing this release with special Paddington Packages that will allow guests to see London through Paddington’s eyes, with a Paddington Bear of their own, an official Paddington Bear guidebook and a hop-on, hop-off tour to the many Paddington Trail statues throughout the city, all in city landmarks, parks and museums.
Once tuckered out from seeing the city, families will return to their spacious family suite at the Draycott for signature Draycott tea service — with a miniature tea for the children accompanied by snacks and, of course, Paddington’s favorite: marmalade.
Rates: Family suites from $1,150 per night inclusive of Vat. Draycott suites from $1,710 per night per room inclusive of Vat.
(+44 0-20) 7730-6466
Halloween in Vegas: Spooktacular at M Resort
M Resort Spa Casino is now offering a “spooktacular” Halloween hotel package for guests who book a stay now through October 31. The hauntingly fabulous deal includes luxury accommodations, in-room Wi-Fi, access to the fitness center and a choice of a 30 percent discount or complimentary pumpkin enzyme scrub with the purchase of any full-price spa treatment.
Rates: $95 per night
(877) M RESORT
Spooktacular Package/M Reosrt
Winter Adventures in Siberia
The thought of Siberia tends to conjure images of vast expanses of nothingness – of a place of no return. But, in fact, Siberia is a wild and wooded country of inconceivable beauty. MIR Corporation’s 8-day “Siberian Winter Escapade” tour is a rare look into this mysterious and unknown expanse and is perfect for the adventurous traveler who’s seen it all. On UNESCO-listed Lake Baikal, guests will race sled dogs and ice-fish and sweep across the lake by hovercraft. In Ust-Ordynski, they will visit a Buddhist monastery and participate in a sunrise shaman ceremony at Shaman Rock. And they will dine in the home of an indigenous Buryat family on Olkhon Island.
Rates: The “Siberian Winter Escapade” tour is slated for February 21 – February 28, 2015 and starts at $4,695.
Say “Hello Cuba” with new tours from LATOUR
LATOUR, part of The Isramworld Portfolio and expert in travel to Latin America, is offering a rich taste of Cuba through a new series of seamless and legal people-to-people tours. Starting with its “Hello Cuba” departures in November, Americans can journey to Cuba’s once forbidden shores for an authentic, firsthand look at the country’s people, landscapes and culture.
The eight-night tour is designed for travelers with a real zest for learning and exploration. “Hello Cuba” kicks off in Havana, with glimpses of daily Cuban life via through Old Havana and touching exchanges with local talent at the Experimental Graphic Arts Workshop and Havana Compras Dance company.
The tour heads to Cienfuegos for a two-night stay and one-on-one meetings with local artists and politicos. A day trip is taken to Trinidad, one of Cuba’s best-preserved colonial towns and the heart of Cuba’s cigar industry, before heading back to Havana, where travelers visit a variety of iconic spots, including Ernest Hemingway’s winter home containing his personal 9,000 volume library. And there will be additional trips in and around Havana to community projects and art workshops.
Rates: $4,499 per person double occupancy and including roundtrip air between Miami and Cuba, plus all meals, as outlined, and hotels (including a stay at Miami International Airport hotel), plus all ground transportation and airport transfers and programs.
Cuban Visa, Cuban health insurance, all tips at restaurants and organizations, porterage at hotels (one checked suitcase), hotel service charges and taxes are also included.
The company also provides guests with on-the-ground cell phone rental so that Americans can call and text with their family and friends back home.
Romantic Retreat in Maui at Kona Kai
Romance in Maui is at hand with a five-night package at the 628-suite Honua Kai Resort & Spa, a luxury beachfront property on 38 acres along Maui’s legendary Kaanapali Beach.
Components of Suite Retreat package include:
- 5-night stay in a Studio Ocean View Suite
- Compact rental car
- Champagne and chocolates upon arrival
- $150 dining credit to Duke’s Beach House restaurant
- Romantic sunset dinner cruise with Teralani
Rates: starting at $2,097 for two. Addition nights: $360 (includes rental car). Valid: through 2015.