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30 Best March Travel Deals, From Amtrak Routes to Flights to Auckland

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30 Best March Travel Deals, From Amtrak Routes to Flights to Auckland

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The internet is full of fantastic travel deals this week—whether you’re impulse purchasing flights and hotels to celebrate the sun’s return, or planning ahead for a big trip in the summer, fall, or beyond.

It’s a big week for transportation deals. First off, Amtrak is discounting California’s Pacific Surfliner and Maine-to-Boston Downeaster routes—book now to plan a dreamy weekend getaway. Next, of relevance to those who have been waiting to plan a major trip, Air Tahiti Nui is offering savings on flights to Auckland, New Zealand, from Los Angeles and Seattle.

It’s also spring break season, and we have a high-value deal in the name of the season. With EF Go Ahead Tours, travelers can save up to $400 on trips around the world. Two romantic offers from World of Hyatt that caught our eye during Valentine’s Day season remain fair game as well: Zöetry Resorts is offering a delightful couples package and Secrets Resorts & Spas has one that includes a mimosa breakfast in bed. Other hotel deals abound from the likes of Expedia—its regular rotation of sales are rich with great properties this week—Priceline, and Skylark.

Without further delay, here is our list of the most valuable travel deals to book while you can.

  • Flight deals

  • Train deals

  • Tour deals

  • Hotel deals

  • Cruise deals

  • More deals

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Flight deals

Save on round-trip flights to New Zealand with Air Tahiti Nui

Air Tahiti Nui’s Explore New Zealand rate will get Los Angeles and Seattle travelers to Auckland and back on a discount—starting at $975 round-trip per person—for all flights booked by April 24, 2023, and scheduled between now and the end of June. The flights are built for comfort, with pillows, blankets, entertainment, food, alcohol, and amenity kits up for grabs, and one checked bag is included in the reservation.

Book now with Air Tahiti Nui

Get free kids’ flights with Frontier’s membership program

Frontier Airlines’ Discount Den membership costs $60 per year plus a one-time enrollment fee, but new memberships come with an instant $50 voucher as a consolation, and more importantly, ongoing savings. The Discount Den is best for travelers with kids, or those who travel in groups often: Kids 14 and under can fly free on select flights, if you’re flexible with travel dates, and special member rates can apply for up to nine travelers on your reservation, extending the benefits to companions. To make a profit, you’ll want to plan a few trips throughout the year, or travel with multiple people.

Book now with Frontier

23-year-olds are now eligible for United’s young adult discount

23-year-olds, everyone thinks you’re still babies! And the downside is that you often have to pay under-25 fees for car and vacation rentals (if the company or host will take you at all)—but there’s good news too: You can now fly for cheaper with United. The airline’s young adult deal has existed since 2019, but previously only included 18-22-year-olds. The five percent-off discount, which applies for certain flights, can be booked through the United app.

Amtrak is discounting California's Pacific Surfliner and Maine-to-Boston Downeaster routes.

Amtrak is discounting California’s Pacific Surfliner and Maine-to-Boston Downeaster routes.

Cameron Davidson/Courtesy Rocky Mountaineer

Train deals

Save big on Amtrak’s Southern California and New England journeys

Weekend trips to the California coast are easier now, with the return of Pacific Surfliner trains connecting Los Angeles and San Diego. To celebrate the route reopening on weekends, travelers will get 25 percent off trips along the train route for a brief time. More details on booking here.

If you prefer the beaches of the Northeast, Amtrak has something for you, too. Tickets on the Downeaster train, which runs five round-trips between Boston and Maine each day, are now eligible for a buy one, get one half-off deal. The special discount runs through December 2024, so you have plenty of time to enlist a travel buddy—just book at least three days in advance! More details on the Maine discount here.

Book now with Amtrak

Tour deals

Look ahead to summer, fall, and beyond with EF Go Ahead Tours’ March savings

Planning ahead almost always pays off. Through the end of March, EF Go Ahead Tours is offering up to $400 off its 2023 and 2024 itineraries, where guests will spend several days walking and eating their way through bucket list destinations like the Greek Islands, Japanese Alps, Italian wine country, and the Nile River. Each week in March, new Bonus Deals will go into effect, taking an additional $100 off select tours. From March 1-9, save $100 extra on Italy and Greece bookings; from March 10-16, save on Spain and Portugal; from March 17-23, save on UK and Ireland; and from March 24-30, save on any tours with August 2023 departures.

Book now with Go Ahead Tours

Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita is offering a steamy couples' package through March 31, 2023.

Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita is offering a steamy couples’ package through March 31, 2023.

Courtesy AMResorts

Hotel deals

Extend your stay and save extra at Fontainebleau’s luxury Miami Beach hotel

At Fontainebleau Miami Beach, the longer your stay, the higher your savings will be. For travel through April 6, 2023, guests can receive 20 percent off a four-night stay (15 percent off for three nights and 10 percent off for two nights). Fontainebleau will also toss in a $100 resort credit to be used on the 22-acre property, home to 15 bars and restaurants at your disposal. Guests have access to pools, a gym, fitness classes, sunrise yoga, kayaks, paddleboards, and bicycles, plus an idyllic Miami shoreline.

Book now with Fontainebleau

Couples’ deals continue post-V-day with a Secrets Spas & Resorts Unlimited deal

Valentine’s season came and went, but Secrets Resorts & Spas, from World of Hyatt’s Inclusive Collection, is still offering a couples’ travel deal for $199 across all Secrets Resorts & Spas, including the new Secrets Moxché Playa del Carmen. A 25-minute couples massage, mimosa breakfast in bed, and in-room welcome gift are included in the package. Book by March 31, 2023, for travel through December 31, 2023.

Book now with World of Hyatt

World of Hyatt’s Zoëtry Wellness & Spa Resorts are also treating couples well this month with its Art of Indulgence package. At $349 per couple, you and your companion can treat yourselves to private dining, reserved pool space with wait staff, turndown service, and a 90-minute couples’ massage. The offer can be booked by March 31, 2023, and applies to travel through December 31, 2023. Plus, take a look at the newest all-inclusive Zoëtry property at Marigot Bay.

Book now with World of Hyatt

Scan Expedia for fast-moving hotel deals up to 50 percent off

Expedia always offers a running list of last-minute deals on its site—but be prepared to act fast, since they move quickly and only apply to travel within the next two weeks. Right now, top discounted properties include Kimpton Hotel Eventi, an IHG Hotel, Public, and the Plaza Hotel in NYC; 1 Hotel South Beach in Miami; 1 Hotel in San Francisco; Brach ParisBreathless Punta Cana Resort & Spa and Dreams Macao Beach in the Dominican Republic; Hotel AKA Back Bay in Boston; and dozens of others. You’ll find even more last-minute deals with hotel stays up to 50 percent off in New York CityCancunLondon, and more of our favorite places, towns, and cities.

Book now with Expedia

Browse Booking.com for more hotel deals

For some of your first stays of 2023 (technically, taking place between now and March 31, 2023), you can take advantage of Booking.com’s Late Escapes deal. The deals start at 15 percent off and can be browsed by destination, including New York City, Paris, San Francisco, and others.

Book now with Booking.com

Continue the search by scrolling Skylarks’ trending deals

Hotel booking platform Skylark is always refreshing this page of trending deals. This week, we have our eyes on a handful of them, including the Vanderbilt in Newport, Rhode Island, the epic Palazzo at the Venetian in Las Vegas, and the jungle resort Keemala in Thailand.

Book now with Skylark

Plan a last-minute spring break trip with Sandals Resorts and get one night free

Sandals Resorts is ready to accommodate your crew with its last-minute travel deals, offering one night free if you book a four-night stay during select dates. Spring breakers can choose from a handful of Caribbean locations and combine the offer with any of Sandals Resorts’ applicable percent-off specials.

Book now with Sandals Resorts

Omni Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods overlooks the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

Omni Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods overlooks the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

Courtesy Omni Hotels

Get up to 20 percent off your springtime stay at Omni Hotels & Resorts

Omni has a portfolio of more than 50 properties we love, one of which is a five-time Readers’ Choice Awards Winner, the iconic and storied Omni Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire. For no other reason than celebrating the arrival of spring, travelers can now cash in on up to 20 percent off of Omni stays taking place through June 3, 2023. You can book directly through the Omni Hotels & Resorts website (not through a third party), by calling its reservations team, or through a travel agent.

Book now with Omni Hotels & Resorts

Plan a trip around Marriott Bonvoy deals

This spring, Marriott Bonvoy is offering a variety of specials and packages through its Spring Break Savings deals. Discounted rates and offerings vary per property, including locations in the US, Canada, Caribbean, and Latin America. Stays can be booked through March 31, 2023, and apply for travel through March 31, too.

Book now with Marriott

Save on five-plus nights of winter travel at Marriott Hotels

There’s nothing quite like savoring a long vacation. Select Marriott hotels—in the US, Canada, Latin America, and Caribbean—are offering big savings when you stay a minimum of five nights at hotels, or seven nights at resorts, and book by March 31, 2023. This deal is valid on hotel stays now through March 31, 2023, as well. Use code LTS to save.

Book now with Marriott

If you can't choose between a traversing land or sea, Regent Seven Seas Cruises' extended land stay deal allows you to do both for less.

If you can’t choose between a traversing land or sea, Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ extended land stay deal allows you to do both for less.

Regent Seven Seas

Cruise deals

With Princess Cruises’ new summer sales, you’ll get up to 40 percent off cruise fares

Princess Cruises is looking ahead to summer with its sunny new promotion. For trips booked before May 2, 2023, guests can save up to 40 percent off select cruise fares if they make a $100 deposit with their reservation. Travelers who opt to add on Princess Plus for $60 per person per day will benefit from extras like Wi-Fi; premium desserts and an unlimited juice bar; and two Pure Barre, Yoga Six, or Stretch Lab fitness classes. If you’re looking for an immediate getaway, you can also peruse Princess’ last-minute cruise deals.

Book now with Princess Cruises

Save up to $2,500 plus free airfare with American Queen Voyages

Top US river cruise line American Queen Voyages is offering a knockout 2023 winter savings event that was just extended into spring. The terms, conditions, travel dates, and other details of the deals themselves vary per ship, but the booking deadline is now April 30, 2023, and the offer code is WINTER. American Queen Voyages journeys New World destinations such as Alaska and British Columbia, Mexico and Costa Rica, the Great Lakes, and others.

Book now with American Queen Voyages

With Emerald Cruises, save up to $3,000 on river cruises and up to $4,500 on yacht cruises

Emerald Cruises expanded its Explore the Extraordinary campaign into the new year and continues to keep the savings going. This campaign, which runs through March 31, 2023, offers big savings on 2023 and 2024 trips. For example, guests booking 2023 Europe and Southeast Asia river cruises during the promotion will save up to $1,000 per couple, while those booking select 2023 and 2024 luxury yacht cruises on the Emerald Azzurra and soon-to-launch Emerald Sakara, will save up to $1,500 per couple.

Additionally, guests who pay in full 12 months before sailing (or for cruises happening before the end of the year, within 72 hours of booking), will receive their choice of either free or reduced international airfare; a free premium drinks package; or up to $3,000 off per couple.

Book now with Emerald Cruises

Regent Seven Seas Cruises is offering a free stay on land before or after your voyage

The best way to cruise? With an extended stay on land in the destination to which you sailed. With one of Regent Seven Seas’ free land programs, called Gift of Travel, travelers can stay overnight pre- or post-cruise in places like Ljubljana, Umbria, Cappadocia, Athens, Madrid, London, and Copenhagen.

Book now with Regent Seven Seas Cruises

If you book before March 31, you can snag two voyages for the price of one with Atlas Ocean Voyages.

If you book before March 31, you can snag two voyages for the price of one with Atlas Ocean Voyages.

Courtesy Atlas Ocean Voyages

Your guest sails free to Antarctica on Atlas Ocean Voyages

Dreaming of a 2023 voyage to Antarctica? Now might be a good time to book, considering that for trips booked with Atlas Ocean Voyages between now and March 31—for expeditions taking place between November 2023 and March 2024—two guests sail for the price of one. Atlas Ocean Voyages’ small, sleek, yacht-style cruises hit far-out, wintry destinations that include the Antarctic Circle and Peninsula, the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, and the South Shetland Islands, where visitors will find penguins, albatross, black sands, calderas, and hot springs.

Book now with Atlas Ocean Voyages

Hurtigruten's Young Explorers deal makes family cruising more simple.

Hurtigruten’s Young Explorers deal makes family cruising more simple.

Werner Kruse

Save up to 50 percent off your child’s voyage with Hurtigruten

Hurtigruten is offering a major deal for families: Travelers can save up to 50 percent off of a child’s voyage on their next family cruise with this Young Explorers deal. Take advantage of the deal on select expedition cruises and Classic Coastal Norway departures. The highest discount applies when the child occupies a cabin with at least two adults. (When the cabin has just one adult, the savings go down to 20 percent off.) This makes cruising with family members of all generations even better—and easier on your wallet.

Book now with Hurtigruten

Even more travel deals

Rent a nearby tiny cabin for two nights and get 20 percent off

Getaway is a booking platform that rents amenity-packed tiny cabins located in 19 outposts scattered throughout the U.S. Its rentals are near many major cities, including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Washington, DC, Houston, Los Angeles, Nashville, New Orleans, NYC, and Seattle. Each cabin has the basics more than covered: AC/heat, a sizable picture window, books, games, a cell phone lock box, a toilet, a hot shower, shampoo and conditioner, a kitchenette with a two-burner stovetop, coffee, a mini fridge, and a firepit. But they also have extra, unexpected goodies: salt, pepper, and olive oil, contactless check-in and check-out, dog bowls, leashes, and treats, and more.

Getaway cabins are 20 percent off for all bookings made from March 6-19 for two-night stays. Travelers who book with Getaway House using code DAYLIGHT2023 can book their stay for anytime between March to May.

Book now with Getaway

Save hundreds on extended stays with Cabana Camper Vans

Cabana is a modern mobile hospitality company with a fleet of luxury, high-tech camper vans for rent. For travel taking place August 1, 2023, or later, in Seattle, Los Angeles, or San Francisco, campers can save $600 on stays of 10 or more nights and $200 on stays that are five or more nights. Use promo code EXTENDEDSTAY10 at checkout. In another deal they are offering travelers can book one-way trips from those same markets, plus Austin, Texas, for $75 a night.

Book now with Cabana

Head to Europe—or somewhere mysterious—with Priceline’s major savings

If you’re pondering a European getaway, Priceline is here to entice you. The limited-time Spring to Europe promotion will get you up to 40 percent off at participating Europe hotels when you book your flight and hotel together. European cruises are also part of the promotion: Book through Priceline and you can get up to $1,000 to spend on board or free airfare for a guest, depending on the cruise.

If Europe’s not the move and you enjoy some spontaneity, Priceline is always running its Hotel Express Deals—you’ll get up to 60 percent off your hotel, but you won’t know the name or exact location of the hotel until you’ve booked it.

Book now with Priceline

Originally Appeared on Condé Nast Traveler

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