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Virgin Vacations’ Barcelona Flash Sale through May 16: $999 with Air for 6 Days

May 9, 2012

Through May 16, travelers booking Virgin Vacations’ 6-day/4 night “Barcelona Escape” independent vacation package can save $50 per person, bringing Sept. 26 – Oct. 10 departures to $999, including air fare from New York.

Price includes four nights’ hotel accommodations at the Hotel Aranea with breakfast and round trip air fare including taxes and fuel charges. Virgin Vacations’ travelers can upgrade hotel accommodations, beginning at $20 per person for the four nights, as well as choose from four different optional activities, starting at $62 for a half-day Classic Barcelona sightseeing tour.

Depending on departure date, per person prices for the 6-day/4 night Barcelona package range up to $1,359 (May 23), with the $50 discount. The $50 discount is valid for all departures through October 24, 2012. Low-cost add-on air fares are available from gateways throughout the U.S. Prices are per person, based on double occupancy.

To take advantage of the $50 discount, travelers are invited to visit and enter Promo Code VVCVIB50 at checkout, or phone (888) 937-8474. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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Other Barcelona Options

While the $50 per person discount applies only to the 6 day/4 night “Barcelona Escape” package, travelers with slightly more time can select from other air-inclusive Virgin Vacations’ choices:

8 Day Madrid & Barcelona by Rail, from $1459, including rail tickets

8 Day Affordable Spain, from $1739, including meals and sightseeing

7 day Crown of Spain, from $2,009, including meals and excursions

Travelers can also create their own custom-vacation to Spain by using Virgin Vacations’ online Vacation Builder platform.

Five Fun Things to Do in Barcelona

Virgin Vacations suggests the following five fun things to do in Barcelona:

  • · Take the metro
  • · Visit the Gaudi museum
  • · See Sagrada Familia Cathedral, still in construction after 125 years
  • · Feast on small plates at a pintxo bar
  • · Enjoy a flamenco show.

Virgin Vacations offers a selection of independent packages available with or without air fare on Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia and Virgin America, as well as other international airline partners. As a member of the U.S. Tour Operators Association, Virgin Vacations protects travelers’ payments up to $1 Million through the USTOA Travelers Assistance Program.

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Flash Sale: Companion Can Cruise to Antarctica for $1 with Quark Expeditions this November

November 7, 2011

Quark Expeditions, a leader in polar adventure, will launch the company’s first-ever flash sale for a four day period featuring the classic Antarctic Explorer voyage. Passengers who purchase one of four available November 2011 departures at regular price will receive a companion rate of just $1. Additionally, single rates are available at 50 percent off.

“This is an incredible opportunity to experience the seventh continent and gain unparalleled access to the pristine beauty and fascinating wildlife of Antarctica,” said Hans Lajerweij, President of Quark Expeditions. “As a company founded on Polar firsts, our first flash sale offers unprecedented savings for one of the most world’s most unique travel experiences.”

The Antarctic Explorer voyage departs from Ushuaia, Argentina and crosses the Drake Passage, exploring the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands and encountering at least four different species of penguin, countless seals and the “big ice” in all its splendour. Additionally, passengers can choose from a variety of adventure activities, including snowshoeing, kayaking, camping, mountaineering and cross-country skiing, all providing a unique perspective of the Great White Continent.

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Available Dates:
Nov. 13, 2011 – Antarctic Explorer on the Sea Spirit from $7,790
Nov. 13, 2011 – Antarctic Explorer on the Akademik Sergey Vavilov from $6,390
Nov. 19, 2011 – Antarctic Explorer on the Clipper Adventurer from $6,190
Nov. 29, 2011 – Antarctic Explorer on the Clipper Adventurer from $6,190

How to Book:
The sale will begins Monday, November 7 at 8:30 AM EST and ends on Thursday, November 10 at 8:00 PM EST. Terms and conditions apply. Subject to availability.

For more information contact a Quark Polar Travel Adviser at 888-892-0171 or visit

About Quark Expeditions
Since 1991, Quark established a tradition of firsts in polar expedition travel. The company was first to transit the Northeast Passage with commercial passengers; the first to take travelers to the “far side” of Antarctica and the first to circumnavigate the Antarctic continent with guests. Quark is recognized for its diverse passenger fleet – including the only polar-class icebreaker operating as an expedition ship. In 2011, Quark was named a recipient of National Geographic Traveler’s “50 Tours of a Lifetime” for their “Three Arctic Islands” voyage.

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