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The Deal: We’ve found it — a rare Europe travel deal that features discounts during the summer high season, which is decidedly the most popular time for travel to the Continent. Book one of Brendan Vacations‘ Escorted Europe packages by February 28, and you can save $500 per couple on land-only trips or $1,000 per couple on air-inclusive vacations.
We checked prices for the “Taste of Britain” package, which includes six nights’ hotel accommodations; transportation between U.K. destinations including London, Liverpool, Edinburgh and York; various tours, some meals; and airport transfers. The package also includes roundtrip nonstop airfare from New York to London on British Airways, departing on August 12 (airfare from other U.S. gateways and on other dates is also available). After the $500-per-person discount, the ultimate price for a summer Europe vacation for two came out to $4,510.58, including all taxes and fees. Roughly $2,255 per person for a U.K. vacation ain’t bad, considering airfare to Europe in August typically costs well over $1,000 roundtrip — and considering that lousy dollars-to-pounds exchange rate to boot.
The Catch: Pay attention to this deal’s long list of restrictions. To get the greatest discount, $1,000 off a trip for two people, you must fly on British Airways; fly with other eligible airlines and receive $800 off. In addition, this deal isn’t valid for trips to a handful of European destinations, including Greece and Turkey. Traveling solo? Sorry. This offer is available for couples only.
The Competition: Monograms is currently offering a similar deal, but the discounts aren’t quite as steep. Book with Monograms by February 15 and receive up to $400 off (that’s $200 per person) select air-inclusive Europe vacation packages.
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— written by Caroline Costello