The Hottest Black Friday and Cyber Monday Travel Deals for 2019
Black Friday and Cyber Monday are famous for deals on TVs, but these discount days also offer some of the steepest travel discounts of the entire year.
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Pack those bags
Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals aren’t only geared toward kitchen appliances and holiday toys. They’re also fantastic ways to save on upcoming travel from flights to hotels to tours. This is the ideal time to purchase your trips for the upcoming year. We rounded up the best travel deals of the season that will go on sale the Friday or Monday after Thanksgiving. Get inspired by finding out the best beach vacation for every month of the year.
Bucket list: Antarctica for half off
From November 27 through December 4, long-time cruise operator Hurtigruten (in the biz since 1893) will be offering up to 50 percent off of their Antarctica cruises. You’ll be stopping at the Antarctic Circle, Falkland Islands, paradise Harbour and more as you travel to the most remote spot on earth. Expect to meet and greet plenty of penguins, whales, and seals along the way. These cruises are rarely discounted this severely, as they’re very popular—so this is one deal you’ll need to pounce on as soon as it’s posted. These are 18 one-of-a-kind adventures to add to your bucket list.
Party in Cali
Stay in the Gaslamp Quarter at the Hard Rock Hotel starting at $99 if you book after 12:01 a.m. PST on Black Friday, November 29 through midnight on December 2. The first five to book on Black Friday and on Cyber Monday using the promo code BF2019 will get an additional $50 food and beverage credit along with free parking. Find out the best hotel in every state according to customers.
All-inclusives on sale
Save up to $1,000 per person on 75 exotic all-inclusives (these go well beyond your run-of-the-mill beach vacays). For example, head to Kenya and Tanzania, where you’ll go on tours of the Masai Mara and Samburu parks along with the Ngorongoro Crater; you’ll visit an orphaned elephant nursery. The rate includes airfare, your hotel, and many meals. Not into Africa? There are about 50 destinations on sale on this Friendly Planet sitewide sale from December 2 through 4. Discover the best all-inclusive vacations around the world.
Get to Cuba while you still can
One of the big Cuba tourism sites is offering up to $500 per person plus free roundtrip airfare from Miami to Cuba on four of its most popular tours on Cyber Monday. Try the 10-day trek across the entire country—or stick with a week-long tour of Cuba’s Spanish colonial cities. Laws regarding visitation to Cuba appears to be changing with every newscast, so go now while it’s still legal and discounted.
Take a luxury trip
Take up to 20 percent off some of the world’s greatest trips. Visit a souk in Morocco, eat your heart out in Italy, stand under a waterfall in Norway. Trafalgar is offering the trips, which include accommodation, tours and in-destination transport—as long as you book between November 29 and December 2. If you do head to an exotic locale, here’s what to know before you go.
Huge deal in New Orleans
The Nopsi Hotel in New Orleans is offering up to 50 percent off its rates when you book between November 29 and December 2 using code BLKFRI or CYBMON. This is a posh 1920s-era building in the business district, walkable to the French Quarter with 58 glamorous suites. Dogs are also welcome to enjoy the holiday deal. These are 15 more of our favorite dog-friendly hotels.
Drink and save
Award-winning Chateau Elan Winery & Resort in Braselton, Georgia, is offering 35 percent off its rates on Black Friday and Cyber Monday starting at $459 per night. This is the place to go for a romantic retreat, a girlfriend getaway, or even a bachelor/bachelorette party. On-site, there’s golf, tennis, an ahhhhmazing spa and of course, the best wine ever, as this is one of the most awarded wineries on the East Coast. Learn about the most romantic island destinations in the United States.
High-end Costa Rican resort
Snag a 40 percent discount on four-night stays at Nayara Resorts in Costa Rica if you book between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This isn’t any ordinary Costa Rica resort. It’s just about as high-end as you can get in Costa Rica, with over-the-top stunning rooms, an actual rain forest experience, free breakfast, daily yoga, a complimentary minibar, and more. Or, opt to stay in their new Nayara Tented Camp (opened at the end of December), which is essentially the best glamping you’ll ever do. With your 40 percent off, rates will start at $450 for Nayara Springs and will start at $720 for the tented camp. Use code BF2019. Don’t miss 27 of our other favorite luxury camping picks.
Indoor waterpark in New York
New York’s largest indoor waterpark, The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark, is offering 50 percent off if you book between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, with rates dropping as low as $179 per night. The resort, which is in the Catskills, is heated to 84 degrees even in February. Your passes to the park are included in your stay. These are 13 more of the coolest indoor waterparks in the United States.
This is the deal of the year: Prices start at just $109 per night—up to 50 percent off regular rates—for the Mahekal Beach Resort in Playa del Carmen when you book during their Black Friday special, which actually begins on November 18 (reserve by phone or sign up for hotel updates to get the link to the pre-sale). Stay for five nights or more, and receive a $200 food and drink credit per stay. This resort sits on 920 feet of oceanfront and is close to Tulum, Chichen Itza, and Xcaret.
Golf in Tampa
Stay at Innisbrook in Tampa Bar, a premier golfing spot, for 40 percent off plus a daily $50 resort credit if you book between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This hotel was the home of the PGA Tour’s Valspar Championship, and you can book a room with views of the golf course. The hotel has four courses designed by Lawrence Packard, in addition to 11 tennis courts and six dining options. These are the best Florida beaches locals want to keep secret.
Take a river cruise
Save up to 30 percent off select sailings now through January 3 via Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection and U River Cruises. These include a 10-day sailing on one of Uniworld’s newest ships through Italy, docking at the Venetian island Burano, which will start at $2,379 with the savings; or take an Amsterdam and Brussels cruise; an Eastern Europe escape or a Vienna trip. These are all-inclusive luxury trips that are essentially floating boutique hotels. Here’s the reason why river cruises are Europe’s best-kept secret.
Stay in a fancy award-winning hotel
The iconic Hotel Du Pont in Wilmington, Delaware, a 2019 Conde Nast Readers’ Choice award hotel, is offering up to 50 percent off rates plus a gift of the hotel’s signature macaroons from November 29 through December 6 for stays before March 31. That brings the rate down to as low as $109 per night with the code PROCMY. Everything about the hotel, from the lobby to the rooms is fancy, complete with old-world charm.