See the world: the week's five best vacation deals that span the globe

Find vacation deals to Japan, Hawaii, India, and more.

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    Vacation deals to various parts of the world include a trip to India and the Taj Mahal. Other offers include excursions to Hawaii, France, Japan, and Ireland.
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There's so much of the world to see, what are you waiting for? Every week we see vacations to exotic destinations and this week we've picked our top five vacation deals that will transport you to another world. Explore the castles and farmhouses of Ireland, stay in a luxury chateau in France, and experience the unique cultures of India and Japan.

Top 5 Worldwide Vacations

10-Night Independent Vacation to the Emerald Isle

Feeling Lucky? Book this comprehensive 10-night flight, hotel, and car rental vacation package for two to Ireland and visit iconic cities like Dublin, Ireland's capital, and Waterford, the home of Waterford Crystal. The vacation also includes hotel stays in Cork, Kilkenny, Killarney, and Limerick. Prices start from $2,360.46, a low by $286. Book by April 30.

6-Night French Chateau Independent Vacation

"Ooh La La!" This 6-night Burgundy chateau flight and hotel package for two in France is set in the heart of Burgundy's wine country. This vacation includes a stay at the historic Château de Gilly, formerly a home of Cistercian Monks. This country mansion features a moat, French-style gardens, and vaulted ceilings. Prices start from $3,497.86, a low by $1,815. Book this travel deal by April 30.

3-Night Independent Vacation in the Aloha State

There's nothing like a trip to Hawaii to get away from it all. This 3-night flight, hotel, and car rental package for two features a stay at the Royal Kona Resort. This 3-star resort on the edge of Kailua Bay has its own lagoon and is just a 5-minute drive from Kailua-Kona fishing village. Prices start from $1,203, a low by $49. Book this travel deal by April 30.

12-Night North to South India Escorted Vacation

If you're looking for an adventure, book this 12-night flight, hotel, and sightseeing escorted vacation for two in India. This vacation includes a guided tour of the Taj Mahal, a chance to see a Bengal Tiger at the Ranthambhore National Park, and an elephant ride at the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Rates start at $3,980, a low by $918. Book this travel deal by April 14.

7-Night Escorted Vacation to the Land of the Rising Sun

Japan is the perfect blend of serenity and adventure and this 7-night flight and hotel escorted vacation package perfectly blends the two. Spend four nights in Japan's mad-cap capital city, Tokyo, then head to Kyoto for three nights to immerse yourself in the unique traditional culture of the former imperial capital. Prices start from $5,190, a low by $1,800. Book this travel deal by April 14.

Planning on exploring a different corner of the world? Check out our latest vacation deals; we've got something for everyone, no matter where you want to go!

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