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A camel stands outside the treasury site in Petra, Jordan. (NADER DAOUD/AP)
A camel stands outside the treasury site in Petra, Jordan. (NADER DAOUD/AP)

Travel deals of the week: Jordan, Arizona and more Add to ...

Nine days in Jordan

The buy: Goway Travel is offering special pricing on its bestselling nine-day Jordan Treasures tour starting at $2,299.

The savings: 30 per cent.

The catch: The $2,299 price is available only on the Nov. 30 departure. The price is slightly higher for tours leaving Sept. 14, Nov. 16 and Jan. 18, 2014.

Why it’s worth it: The deal includes airfare from Toronto, first class accommodations, a small group touring experience with an English-speaking guide, breakfast daily and sightseeing. Jordan has a range of attractions, including Amman, Aqaba on the Red Sea, the red desert, the carved facades of Petra, the Dead Sea, Bedouin culture, Roman ruins and sites of Biblical importance.

Book it: Go to Goway.com, call 1-800-387-8850 or e-mail info@goway.com.

 

Arizona golf package

The buy: Arizona Biltmore, a Waldorf Astoria Resort, has a summer golf package with two rounds of golf and accommodations, rates starting at $159 a room, per night, based on double occupancy.

The savings: Since weekend green fees can be as high as $175, it’s like getting a free room.

The catch: The offer ends Sept. 30; taxes and resort fees are extra.

Why it’s worth it: This resort, which opened in 1929, offers two rounds of golf at either of the two 18-hole championship courses, the Links or the Adobe. The Links is known for its rolling fairways. Adobe is known for its traditional design.

Book it: Call 1-800-950-0086 or book at arizonabiltmore.com and use booking code P3.

 

Balcony upgrade

The buy: Princess Cruises is in the midst of a Balcony Bonanza Sale. Travellers booking ocean-view rooms will be upgraded to ones with balconies.

The savings: Upgrade is free, plus onboard credits of up to $100 are offered based on stateroom category booked and length of cruise.

The catch: Must book by July 24.

Why it’s worth it: The sale features departures to Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Tahiti and the South Pacific and South America. A balcony stateroom on a 12-day Australia and New Zealand cruise is now available for $1,599.

Book it: Visit princess.com/sale.

 

Discount car rentals

The buy: Budget is giving Air Miles collectors special discounts on top of Air Miles for car rentals.

The savings: Between 5 and 25 per cent off the lowest available discountable rate.

The catch: You have to quote BCD # A639500 at time of reservation.

Why it’s worth it: The discount is available for rentals in both the United States and Canada. You also receive one Air Miles reward mile for every $10 spent on car rentals.

Book it: Visit budget.ca/en/deals.

 

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