Frommer's 5 Deals for Aug. 1, 2012

The Danube River in Budapest, Hungary. Frommers.com Community
By Jason Sheftell

Visit Budapest and Prague, tour India, save on an Orlando hotel or a Park City resort in August, or book an oceanfront hotel in South Carolina for less.

All prices are per person and, if lodging is a component of the package, based upon two people traveling together (unless otherwise noted). The prices listed are general starting rates; see "What Else You'll Have to Pay" for details about associated taxes and fees. Base-prices, taxes, and fees can vary based on point of departure and time of travel. Blackout dates may apply. Trip add-ons like sightseeing tours and meal plans may also increase the price. Check with the tour operator for additional gateways. The single supplement is the extra cost that a solo traveler would pay to book the deal.

Photo Caption: The Danube River in Budapest, Hungary
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The Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek Pool in Orlando, Florida. Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek Pool
Destination: Orlando, Florida
Provider: Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek (tel. 407/390-2300; www.wyndhamgrandorlando.com)
Duration: Per night
Trip Type: Hotel-only
Base Price: $125 per room per night
What the Quoted Price Gets You: Accommodations
What Else You'll Have to Pay: Occupancy tax of 6%, state tax of 6.5%, and $16 resort fee; and transportation to Orlando
When: July 29-Aug. 30, 2012
Book By: Aug. 29
Why this is a Deal: Save 40% off best available rate.
Complete Details: Ask for the "40% off customer appreciation advanced purchase deal" when booking this deal at this property inside the Walt Disney World complex. Free shuttle to the theme park is available on a daily basis. The full-service resort has a spa, a pool, and five restaurants and lounges. The resort has a pirate ship pool slide, a waterslide, and outdoor private cabanas.
Other Gateways: N/A
Single Supplement: None

Photo Caption: The Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek Pool in Orlando, Florida
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The Chain Bridge at night in Budapest, Hungary. Frommers.com Community
Destination: Budapest and Prague
Provider: Gate 1 Travel (tel. 800/682-3333; www.gate1travel.com)
Duration:
Eight days
Trip Type: Air-inclusive; independent
Base Price: $1,069 per person
What the Quoted Price Gets You: Airfare from New York, six nights' hotel, rail transportation from Budapest to Prague, breakfast daily, fuel surcharges, and air tax.
What Else You'll Have to Pay: Airport transfers of roughly $60 per person in Budapest and $40 in Prague
When: Nov. 13, 20, 27, 2012; January and March 2013 departures
Book By: Aug. 6
Why this is a Deal: Save $50 on this already discounted trip if booked by above deadline.
Complete Details: Use code "DLBPRL50" when booking this trip. Starting in Budapest this trip spends three nights in each city with a train ride to Prague. Stay in Hungary at the Ibis Heroes Square hotel, on the Pest side near Nyugati Station and the Opera House. A subway station is a five-minute walk from the hotel. Stay in Prague at the Ibis Mala Strana, near Petrin Park. The Charles Bridge is a short walk from the hotel. Add $50 for an optional Budapest city tour; add $83 for a folklore dinner in Prague.
Other Gateways: N/A
Single Supplement: About $350

Photo Caption: The Chain Bridge at night in Budapest, Hungary
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Isle of Palms, South Carolina. Frommers.com Community
Destination: Charleston
Provider: The Palms Hotel (tel. 888/484-9004; www.thepalmshotel.us)
Duration:
Two-night minimum stay
Trip Type: Hotel-only
Base Price: $298 for two nights
What the Quoted Price Gets You: Two nights' hotel, breakfast daily, two bike rentals, and a $25 voucher for Coconut Joe's Beach Grill & bar, a popular local restaurant on Isle of Palms
What Else You'll Have to Pay: Hotel tax
When: Through Oct. 1, 2012
Book By: As soon as possible to lock in rate.
Why this is a Deal: Save 30% off regular rates.
Complete Details: Located on Isle of Palms, one of the islands off the coast of Charleston, this oceanfront hotel is near shops, restaurants, and water activities. The hotel has a pool, sundeck, world-class golf, and easy access to downtown Charleston. Rooms with ocean or city views are available. Crabbing and fishing trips are available through local tour providers.
Other Gateways: N/A
Single Supplement: None

Photo Caption: Isle of Palms, South Carolina
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Delhi, India. Frommers.com Community
Destination: India
Provider: Friendly Planet (tel. 800/555-5765; www.friendlyplanet.com)
Duration:
Nine days
Trip Type: Air-inclusive; escorted
Base Price: $1,599 per person
What the Quoted Price Gets You: Flights from New York City, accommodations in four- and five-star properties, some meals including breakfast daily and a farewell dinner, English-speaking tour guides, sightseeing, entrance fees, all in-India transportation, and service tax and air fees.
What Else You'll Have to Pay: Visa fees ($76); India airport tax ($58)
When: Sept. 18, 2012
Book By: Aug. 15 but immediate booking is suggested as this tour sells out quickly.
Why this is a Deal: Save $300 if you book by the above deadline with an additional $50 off by mentioning "Frommer073112."
Complete Details: Starting in Delhi, this trip also takes you to Agra and Jaipur. In Delhi, highlights include ancient and modern temples, museums, and a memorial to Gandhi. In Agra, the highlight is the Taj Mahal. In Jaipur, a comprehensive tour of the Amber Fort is included in the itinerary. Add $30 for an optional tour of Jaipur's pink buildings. Stay in Jaipur at the Trident, a palace-type property on Mansagar Lake with a swimming pool and an outdoor restaurant. Add $799 for a three-day trip to Nepal.
Other Gateways: Chicago (add $150)
Single Supplement: $399

Photo Caption: Delhi, India
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Mountain biking in Deer Valley, Utah. russellbrennan
Destination: Park City, Utah
Provider: Deer Valley Resort (tel. 800/424-3337; www.deervalley.com)
Duration: Per night
Trip Type: Hotel-only
Base Price: $119 per room
What the Quoted Price Gets You: One night at the Deer Valley Resort
What Else You'll Have to Pay: Utah state lodging tax of 10.2%, or $12.98 per night
When: Aug. 7-12, 2012
Book By: As soon as possible to ensure availability
Why this is a Deal: Save 20% on larger rooms.
Complete Details: Stay at Lodges at Deer Valley or Silver Baron Lodge during the "Tour of Utah" bicycle race. Both hotels are close to tour routes, in the Snow Park area of Deer Valley. Choose from one-bedroom to three-bedroom units. Some rooms have private hot tubs on outdoor decks. Both hotels are set at the base of the mountains and have outdoor swimming pools. Summer activities include hiking, fishing, bicycling, and rock climbing. Shopping and dining are close to both hotels.
Other Gateways: N/A
Single Supplement: None

Photo Caption: Mountain biking in Deer Valley, Utah
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