- The Washington Times - Friday, May 18, 2007


Stay four consecutive nights in a Colonial Williamsburg hotel, and the whole family receives free admission passes to Colonial Williamsburg properties. Participating hotels include Governor’s Inn, Williamsburg Woodlands Hotel and Suites, Williamsburg Lodge, Colonial Houses and Williamsburg Inn. The free pass includes admission to the new Revolutionary City adventure program, other daytime programs, a 50 percent discount on evening programs, free parking and more. Offer is valid for stays through Dec. 31. Call 800/441-2613 to book.


Sail on the Black Pearl, drive through a volcano and enjoy a swim under natural waterfalls with Discovery at Marigot Bay’s Family Package in St. Lucia. The five-night offer includes a one-bedroom suite, daily buffet breakfast, a baby sitter for one evening along with a romantic dinner for two, and a sail aboard the Black Pearl of “The Pirates of the Caribbean” fame. Rates start at $2,500. Travel is good through Nov. 2. Book at www.discoverystlucia.com or call 758/458-5300.


British Airways has extended its London for Free offer through Thursday. Included are two free nights in a central London hotel with the purchase of a round-trip ticket. Fares from Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall and Washington Dulles International airports start at $758. Taxes are not included. Book at www.britishairways.com.


In honor of the King Tutankhamen exhibit at the Franklin Institute, the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corp. has introduced a free King Tut Treasure Tour throughout the city. The trail and scavenger hunt includes stops at 12 Egyptian-themed sites in the city. Participants can choose to complete the tour by using a map or GPS locator (not included). At each stop, players will find a hidden box that contains a stamp. After finishing the tour, players receive a small prize. The tour runs through Sept. 30. For more information, see www.go phila.com/geocaching.


Hilton hotels in New York City are offering an NYC Adventure package that includes discounts to many of the city’s top attractions, such as the Top of the Rock Observation Deck at Rockefeller Center, On Location tours, CitySights double-decker tours and World Yacht dinner cruises. Daily rates start at $200. The package is available through Dec. 31. Book at www.hilton familynewyork.com or call 877/692-4458.


Fly round-trip to Auckland, New Zealand, from Los Angeles starting at $812 with Air New Zealand. The lowest fares are available through May 31 and Aug. 2 through 31. Select summer dates are available for an additional $88 more. Sale fares include a free stopover in Fiji or the Cook Islands on the outbound portion on the flight. Sale fares also are available from San Francisco for an additional $110. Book at www.airnewzealand.com.


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