Summer is coming fast, and that means it’s time to get those vacation plans in order. This week’s hot Travelzoo deals take us as far as Croatia and as close as Napa Valley, California, with a stop — actually a full-on escape — in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, along the way.

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Cruise Croatia aboard the Zantium New Star or Antaris, from $1649

Aerial view of Paklinski Islands in Hvar, Croatia. Turquise water bays with luxury yachts and sailing boats. Toned image., travelzoo deal

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When to travel: June-October 2021, June-September 2022
Fully refundable: Yes

The allure of Croatia’s Adriatic coastline draws many lucky travelers from around the world every year, and with this Travelzoo deal, you could join the fun. You and your cabin-mate will sail for seven nights from Split to Dubrovnik, or vice versa, with airport transfer and a suite of luxury amenities, included.

Both Zantium’s brand-new boats, the New Star and the Antaris, are loaded with perks, including a sun deck, pool, bar, restaurant, and personalized service to make your cruise as relaxing and enjoyable as possible.

Aboard, breakfast and lunch are included daily, and you’ll enjoy one special Captain’s dinner. Daily fresh fruit and complimentary Wi-Fi round out this unique, VIP experience on the Adriatic Sea. The boats have a maximum capacity of 38 people, guaranteeing you an intimate experience. This also means your cruise has access to smaller, less-crowded ports throughout the Croatian coast, saving you the hassle of hectic dockings and packed restaurants on-shore.

Daily excursions include exploring Croatia’s national parks, hiking to waterfalls, tastings at vineyards, and walking tours of UNESCO Heritage sites and the cities of Split, Korcula, and Dubrovnik. You’ll also experience the legendary Blue Cave and enjoy an excursion and dinner at Stari Grad.

Have a large group? You can rent the entire boat with a $6,000 deposit, paying the remaining balance due upon date confirmation.

Why this deal is unique:

  • From $1,649 for two people in a private cabin, excursions and most meals included
  • Seven nights sailing the turquoise waters of the Adriatic Sea, visiting historic sites, nature reserves, and sampling fine food and wine
  • An intimate, luxury experience that is a world away from the massive cruise liners

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Four-night escape to The Westin Resort & Spa Puerto Vallarta, $299

westin resort puerto vallarta, travelzoo deal

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When to travel: April 14-October 28, 2021
Fully refundable: Yes

The pools at the Westin Resort & Spa in Puerto Vallarta are among the world’s most beautiful, set among palm trees and within earshot of the Pacific waves crashing into the sand. This Travelzoo deal puts you and a partner in a partial ocean view room for four nights at a rate of just $299. That’s just $75 per night for a full-on luxury resort experience. You’ll be walking distance from the trendy Marina District, home to a collection of shops and restaurants, as well as one of the city’s best farmers markets.

But with the pools, spa, and fine dining all located on-site, we wouldn’t blame you if you spent the entire trip at the hotel. As you relax in a lounge chair overlooking Bander’s Bay, tropical drink in hand, don’t forget about the rest of us stuck back at the office.

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Four-Star La Jolla Hilton in California from $99 per night

Hilton La Jolla, Travelzoo deal

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When to travel: Through June 11
Fully refundable: Yes

Tucked between Interstate Five and Black’s Beach, the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines is SoCal’s ultimate golf and leisure retreat. Visit during the week for rates as low as $99 per night, or on the weekend starting at $139. If golf isn’t your thing, explore Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, watch the parasailors take off from Black’s Beach, and — local’s tip — enjoy a sandwich lunch overlooking the shore from the cafe near the Gliderport. Keep the resort fee and the parking fee in your pocket, and put it all toward dinner at the hotel’s beautiful restaurant. Pets are allowed at the hotel for an additional cost.

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