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Posted by: Xanterra on June 13, 2019

Seven different types of travelers — such as culture lovers, romantics, families, and foodies — can score significant savings on trips geared to their special interests.

Santa is coming early this year and bringing with him a sack full of presents from the Xanterra Travel Collection and its sister properties. For just 72 hours, from July 24 to 26, travelers will find great deals on dreamy vacations — from national park lodges and island sailings to luxury resorts and worldwide adventure tours — all offered by the Xanterra Travel Collection and its sister properties.

Seven different types of travelers — such as culture lovers, romantics, families, and foodies — can score significant savings on trips geared to their special interests. But just be sure to book on July 24, 25, or 26 at xanterra.com/xmas_july for your early Christmas gift of exclusive savings.

Grand Canyon

For the Outdoorsman

Immerse yourself in the great outdoors during a winter vacation in one of the iconic national parks, such as Grand Canyon and Yellowstone. Take advantage of the “secret season” at these parks and enjoy nature’s handiwork without all the crowds. Or join a small-group adventure tour in Europe with Country Walkers or VBT Bicycling and walking Vacations through the scenic countryside — from the forests and vineyards of Italy’s lake region to the bucolic farmlands and whitewashed villages of Spain to the snow-capped alpine peaks of Switzerland.

Savings Highlights:

  • Grand Canyon National Park is offering savings of 30% on overnight stays Nov. 1, 2019-Feb. 13, 2020, at Maswik Lodge, just a short walk from the rim of the Grand Canyon and at El Tovar, Bright Angel, and Kachina Lodges, located directly on the rim in the center of the Historic District of the Grand Canyon. You can also save 30% at The Grand Hotel at Grand Canyon near the entrance to the park Nov. 1, 2019-March 4, 2020.
  • Save 30% on rooms in Yellowstone National Park at Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel and Old Faithful Snow Lodge Jan. 2-31, 2020. Welcome the new year in the wintry wonderland of the nation’s first national park.
  • Cedar Creek Lodge just outside Glacier National Park, is offering 30% off the daily rate, Sept. 26, 2019-March 31, 2020.
  • At Zion National Park Lodge, save 30% off the daily rate Dec. 1, 2019-March 6, 2020, with a few exclusions.
  • Save $250 off any European tour departing Oct. 15-Dec. 31, 2019, from Country Walkers, which offers immersive walking vacations on five continents.
  • Explore any one of 20 European countries with $250 off a tour departing Oct. 15-Dec. 31, 2019, from VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations, which offers deluxe, small-group bicycling, walking, and barge and sail vacations.

Vietnam

For the Culture Lover

Sail into iconic cities and small ports worldwide on an intimate ship with Windstar Cruises for an authentic taste of local, exotic cultures. Or immerse yourself in the history and lifestyle of one of 65 global destinations on a guided tour with Holiday Vacations. Or walk or bike your way through the cobblestoned backstreets and landmark-filled plazas of Europe’s cities and towns, while enjoying the food, art, music, and way of life with Country Walkers or VBT Bicycling Walking Vacations.

Savings Highlights:

  • Get up to $2,000 per cabin ($1,000 per person) of shipboard credit for any sailing with Windstar Cruises in 2020 or 2021.
  • Holiday Vacations is offering savings of $150 off per person on their Seasonal Celebration Tours.
  • Save $250 off any European tour departing Oct. 15-Dec. 31, 2019, from Country Walkers, which offers immersive walking vacations on five continents.
  • Explore any one of 20 European countries with $250 off a tour departing Oct. 15-Dec. 31, 2019, from VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations, which offers deluxe, small-group bicycling, walking, and barge and sail vacations.

solo biker

For the Active Traveler

Get physical on a small-group adventure tour this fall and winter in Europe with Country Walkers or VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations. Hike your way through Insta-perfect lovely landscapes. Cycle along scenic rivers, valleys, and byways. And return home in better shape than when you left.

Savings Highlights:

  • Save $250 off any European tour departing Oct. 15-Dec. 31, 2019, from Country Walkers, which offers immersive walking vacations on five continents.
  • Explore any one of 20 European countries with $250 off a tour departing Oct. 15-Dec. 31, 2019, from VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations, which offers deluxe, small-group bicycling, walking, and barge and sail vacations.

Yellowstone

For the Family

Calling all families! Climb aboard the Grand Canyon Railway’s restored railcars for the ride of a lifetime from Williams, Ariz., to the Grand Canyon, while onboard entertainers bring the Old West to life along the way. Or introduce the kids to an authentic ranch experience with horseback and carriage rides at the family-friendly Ranch at Death Valley in California, which was part of a recent $100 million renaissance. With a full slate of children’s activities — from tennis and riding to swimming and nature walks — Xanterra’s sister property, Sea Island in Georgia is positively kid heaven. Finally, bring the whole clan to one of the Xanterra-managed lodges in the national parks for a family vacation to remember.

Savings Highlights:

  • Save 30% on train tickets and overnight stays on the Grand Canyon Railway & Hotel for select dates between July 2019 and March 2020, with some exclusions.
  • The Ranch at Death Valley is offering savings of 30% off the daily rate Oct. 20, 2019-Jan. 16, 2020.
  • Save 30% off December stays at The Cloister, The Lodge, and The Inn at Sea Island resort.
  • For savings from the national park lodges, see the “Outdoorsman” section above.

Couple on Ship Deck

For the Romantic

Celebrate your love on a Windstar cruise, voted most romantic cruise line by Porthole magazine, CruiseCritic.com, and Brides magazine. Or cuddle up with your honey by a natural, palm-filled oasis and watch the sun set behind the sprawling desert at the historic AAA Four Diamond Inn at Death Valley (which just received a $100 million renovation). Or enjoy a getaway for two at Xanterra’s other sister property, the legendary Broadmoor resort in Colorado, and toast your loved one after sharing in the array of world-class activities.

Savings Highlights:

  • Save up to $2,000 per cabin ($1,000 per person) for any sailing with Windstar Cruises in 2020 or 2021.
  • Save 30% off the daily rate at The Inn at Death Valley Oct. 1, 2019-Jan. 16, 2020.
  • Enjoy 30% off your stay at The Broadmoor during select dates in November and December 2019.

Broadmoor Golf

For the Luxury Seeker

Indulge yourself at the renowned Broadmoor, the longest standing Forbes Five Star, AAA Five Diamond resort in the world, with its distinctive blend of history, luxury, and Western hospitality. Or sail away on a Windstar cruise and enjoy personalized service on a stylish ship that feels like your very own upscale yacht. Or relish genuine Southern charm at Sea Island, the only resort in the world to achieve four Forbes Five Star awards for 11 years in a row for its impeccable accommodations, dining, and spa.

Savings Highlights:

  • Enjoy 30% off your stay at The Broadmoor during select dates in November and December 2019.
  • Save up to $2,000 per cabin ($1,000 per person) for any sailing with Windstar Cruises in 2020 or 2021.
  • Save 30% off December stays at The Cloister, The Lodge and The Inn at Sea Island resort.

For the Foodie

Set sail on a culinary-themed cruise with Windstar, the official cruise line of the James Beard Foundation, and enjoy meals from celebrity chefs and sommeliers, chef demos, special beverage pairings, and market tours. Or savor epicurean excellence at Sea Island resort, ranging from the only Forbes Five Star restaurant in Georgia to breezy beachfront cafes. Or visit charming bistros and cafes, take cooking classes with local chefs, and sample the wines and oils at country vineyards and olive groves on a biking or walking vacation in Europe with VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations. Finally, choose from among The Broadmoor’s 10 celebrated restaurants, including Colorado’s only Forbes Five Star, AAA Five Diamond restaurant, to its 10 cafes and lounges for meals to remember. Bon appétit!

Savings Highlights:

  • Save up to $2,000 per cabin ($1,000 per person) for any sailing with Windstar Cruises in 2020 or 2021.
  • Save 30% off December stays at The Cloister, The Lodge and The Inn at Sea Island resort.
  • Explore any one of 20 European countries with $250 off a tour departing Oct. 15-Dec. 31, 2019, from VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations, which offers deluxe, small-group bicycling, walking, and barge and sail vacations.
  • Enjoy 30% off your stay at The Broadmoor during select dates in November and December 2019.

To view all of the Christmas in July deals available from the Xanterra Travel Collection and its sister properties, visit xanterra.com/xmas_july.


Author

Written by: Veronica Stoddart

Award-winning travel editor and writer Veronica Stoddart was the former editor in chief of the Travel Media Group at USA TODAY. She has written for nearly two dozen publications and websites.

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