Travel Steals & Deals


Senior Special
The elegant Peabody Orlando hotel (800-732-2639) is offering travelers aged 50 or older an $85 nightly rate. The special price is less than half the hotel's usual room rate, and includes complimentary transportation to a nearby golf club and the Belz Factory Outlet World. The rate, subject to some restrictions, is valid until December 31.

Shop 'Til You Drop
Headed to the Mall of America, the 400-store extravaganza in suburban Minneapolis? Then the "Tour de Mall" package at the Hotel Sofitel Minneapolis (800-763-4835) may be for you. The $99 nightly rate includes accommodations, continental breakfast for two, a canvas shopping bag, and discounts at the Mall. The hotel, ten minutes from the mall, provides hourly transportation for $2 each way.

Riding Irish Rails
The "Irish Explorer Rail Pass" ($96 for adults, $48 for children) is valid for as many as five days of unlimited travel on trains throughout Ireland. The cross-border "Irish Rover Rail Pass" ($112 for adults, $56 for children) includes travel on trains in Northern Ireland. For more information, contact CIE Tours (800-243-8687).

This column originally appeared in Travel Holiday magazine.

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