- The Washington Times - Friday, August 11, 2006

NANTUCKET LUXURY

Experience Nantucket in the fall with the Wauwinet inn’s Cranberry Comfort package from Sept. 5 through Oct. 19. The package includes accommodations, daily breakfast, a hot mulled cranberry cider in the Wauwinet library and all Taste of Nantucket activities, which include a lobstering cruise, cranberry cooking demonstrations, Nantucket Bay cruises, and a natural history excursion in a 1946 Ford station wagon. Rates start at $260 per room, per night based on double occupancy. See www.wauwinet.com.

FREE ADMISSION

Book four or more nights at any of the three Universal Orlando on-site resorts, and two adults and two children will receive unlimited admission to Universal Studios and Universal’s Islands of Adventure theme parks. Besides the free tickets, guests also can receive Universal Express passes, which allow guests to bypass the lines for particular rides and attractions. Rates start at $199 per night at the Royal Pacific Resort, $229 per night at the Hard Rock Hotel and $259 at the Portofino Bay Hotel. Book by Aug. 31. The Play 4 Free package is valid through Dec. 27. Book at www.universalorlando.com.

WINDY CITY DEAL

Spend the day touring one of Chicago’s most visited attractions, the 25-acre Millennium Park, and then spend the night in one its most storied hotels, the Millennium Knickerbocker, with its new Millennium Moments package. The package includes overnight accommodations, Millennium Park map and guide and a $25 gift certificate for the Park Cafe. Rates start at $209 per night. Travel is valid from Sept. 5 through Nov. 24. Book at www.millenniumhotels.com or call 866/866-8086.

SEA SALE

Save up to 50 percent on upcoming Silversea cruises with its new Silver Sailings program. Recognized as one of the world’s best small cruise lines, Silversea Cruise Line sails to many destinations. Some of the sale itineraries include 30 percent off on a cruise from Alexandria, Egypt; 20 percent off from Barcelona, Spain; and 20 percent off Stockholm to London. For a complete schedule of cruises or to book, go to www.silversea.com or call 877/215-9986.

BEST OF ITALY

Go-Today.com is offering a six-night, air-inclusive best-of-Italy package starting at $999. The guided package includes visits to Rome, Florence and Venice for two nights each, six nights’ accommodations, daily breakfast and most taxes and service charges. The package is available for select dates in November, February and March. Departures from all Washington area airports are available. Book at www.go-today.com.

SUNNY SARASOTA

US Airways begins daily nonstop service to Sarasota, Fla., from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport on Tuesday, and the airline is celebrating with $109 one-way introductory fares through Nov. 17. A 14-day advance, round-trip purchase is required. Blackout dates apply. See www.usairways.com.

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