Travel deals: The week's best

Griffon, the world's tallest, floorless dive coaster carries

Griffon, the world's tallest, floorless dive coaster carries riders 205 feet up, then hurtles them 90 degrees straight down at more than 75 mph before passing through a water brake finale, making the Williamsburg, Va., Busch Gardens ride fun for onlookers as well as riders. (Credit: SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment )

Travel deals

HOTEL PACKAGE

With Colonial Williamsburg's Summer Bounce package, take 20 percent off the cost of lodging and receive perks worth about $150. Prices vary depending on the hotel. For example, a three-night package for a family of four at the Williamsburg Woodlands Hotel and Suites starts at $267 per night (normally $333) and includes daily breakfast; admission to area museums, Woodlands Fun Zone, Busch Gardens and Water Country USA, and other attractions; and free transportation to attractions. With taxes, a three-night stay comes to $887. Book and stay through Aug. 30.

INFO 800-447-8679, colonialwilliamsburg.com

RESORTS

Southeast Florida's Hutchinson Island Marriott Beach Resort & Marina has an early-booking discount. With the Book Early and Save offer, pay in full when you book and get a nightly rate of $109 double (vs. $149). Add $11 per night in taxes. Book at least one day in advance using promo code ADV; travel Sundays through Thursdays, through Aug. 30. No cancellations or refunds.

INFO 800-228-9290, marriotthutchinsonisland.com


The Bahamas' Nassau Paradise Island has an Instant Savings deal: Book an air-hotel package at any of the destination's 18 participating properties and save $350 on stays of six nights or longer, or $200 on stays of four or five nights. Book by Aug. 20; travel Aug. 10-Dec. 26.

INFO nassauparadiseisland.com/save-350

CRUISE

Book a 2013 voyage through Europe, Russia or Asia on Viking River Cruises and get discounts on round-trip air. For example, the 15-day Magnificent Mekong cruise from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, with departure dates throughout the year, starts at $4,999 per person double for January through March departures. Round-trip air with transfers, normally $2,495 per person, is $1,497 from several East Coast departure sites. Book by July 31 using promo code 2013EBD.

INFO 800-707-8697, vikingrivercruises.com

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