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Top 20 Highlights from March 28

The deals we published in this week’s Top 20 come down to three overarching themes: bucket list trips, luxury travel and charming escapes.

With peak spring break season coming to end, it’s time to plan out the rest of your year. We suggest thinking bucket list for your next trip, because we’ve been seeing some of the best deals to exotic destinations fit for anyone’s calendar. With fuel on the rise causing higher airfare than in past years, vacation packagers are placing a ton of emphasis and value on luxe accommodations and the extras.

Below you’ll find everything from panda sanctuary tours to live Maori performances along with 5-star castles and top-notch cruise lines.

If you’re not looking to cross any continents off of your "Been There!" list, consider a quick domestic getaway to hideaways where words like quaint, romantic and charming are prevalent. Here are a few suggestions:

In general, luxury really has been the name of the game. Top-notch hotels are pinpointing quieter months and releasing some stellar rates to help drive bookings. This week, we found four 5-star properties to tell our readers about, including two Four Seasons hotels. Plus luxury cruiseliner SilverSeas slashed its rates and included $500 in credit while Air France discounted last-minute spring flights in premium seats.

5-star options include:

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Jaime

Deal Expert, New York
Thursday, March 29, 2012
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