9 best Costco travel vacation packages

It’s no secret that Costco offers tons of savings opportunities for its members, including deals on food, household items, toys and more. But, are you maximizing the additional perks the warehouse store has to offer — especially Costco travel packages?

Costco members have access to members-only discounts and exclusive deals at several Caribbean resorts, European tour packages and other deals that can pare down the cost of traveling to your dream destination. If you’re a Costco member and traveling is high on your bucket list, check out the best Costco travel deals to keep your eye on.

Click through to read about getting the best deal on your next vacation.

9 best Costco travel vacation packages
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9 best Costco travel vacation packages

Affordable Baja Mexico Cruise on Carnival Imagination

  • Price: From $389 + $91 taxes and fees
  • Dates: July 2018-August 2018

Have you always wanted to go to Mexico but worried that you wouldn’t be able to afford it? Starting at around $400 per person, you’ll save money booking this cruise to Mexico instead of splurging on a trip to a fancy resort.

Hop aboard the Carnival Imagination in Long Beach, Calif., and sail off to Mexico on this four-night cruise, which also includes an initial stop at Catalina Island. Then make your way south to Ensenada, a coastal city with plenty of markets to satisfy your shopping urge. You’ll also enjoy learning about the local culture.

The ship itself offers plenty of on-board activities, including nightclubs, lounges, bars, water slides and more. And, Carnival announced new renovations and additional spaces have been added, including a poolside RedFrog Rum Bar and a handcrafted burger spot that was developed in partnership with Food Network star Guy Fieri.

As a Costco member, you’ll also receive a Costco Cash Card two to three weeks after returning from your vacation. You can use the card for merchandise purchases or gas at Costco — but not for future online travel bookings.

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All-Inclusive Romance and Pampering in Cancun

  • Price: From $409 per person
  • Dates: July 2018-April 2019

If you’re dreaming about vacationing in Cancun next year, why not enjoy an all-inclusive resort stay? This travel package includes unlimited meals, wines and spirits, 24-hour room service, ground transportation to and from the hotel and much more. You’ll also get a $50 resort credit.

If you’re bringing the kids along, those who are 5 to 12 years old can participate in the children’s club.

With this package, you’ll be staying in a “lagoon view room,” which features a balcony or lanai and a king bed or two double beds. The property boasts 347 guest rooms, suites and villas and a spa.

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Adventure and Serenity on the Norwegian Getaway

  • Price: From $729 per person + $162 taxes and fees
  • Dates: August 2018 and September 2018

Run away to the islands for an entire week on this Western Caribbean voyage where you can learn about Mayan civilization in Cozumel and go river tubing or rafting in Belize. The cruise itinerary also includes a day in Roatan where you can go snorkeling, visit an animal sanctuary or try zip lining.

But if you prefer to stay on the ship, you won’t be bored. Stroll along The Waterfront open-air promenade, take a ride down one of the five water slides or feast at one of the 28 dining options on board.

As with every Norwegian Cruise Line you book with Costco Travel, you also get a Costco Cash Card to use at the store when you get back.

See: 15 of the Most Luxurious Cruises in the World

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VIP Perks in Rome, Florence and Venice

  • Price: Approx. $2,880
  • Dates: Through Dec. 31, 2019

If you want to go on a romantic retreat in Europe, savor the Italian lifestyle with a nine-night trip to Rome, Florence and Venice. You’ll spend three nights in each city, so there’s plenty of time to explore.

In Venice, get the VIP treatment at Papadopoli Venezia. You’ll get fresh flowers in the bathroom, complimentary beverages and cookies, and more. And if you’re a Costco executive member, you can get additional perks during your stay at Grand Hotel Baglioni, such as a fruit basket or bottle of wine when you arrive plus 15 percent off your meal at the Terrazza Brunelleschi restaurant, which becomes an alfresco roof garden during the summer.

This package costs approximately $2,880, not including flights. Prices and inclusions vary by travel date and the hotels you choose. And the high cost covers some amazing benefits: Ground transportation to and from the airport and hotel is included, as well as a first-class train ride to take you to each city.

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Tropical Paradise at Kauai’s Kalapaki Beach

  • Price: From $909 per person
  • Dates: August 2018-December 2018

If you’re looking for an affordable island getaway, sunshine, palm trees and paradise await on the island of Kauai, a picture-perfect destination for a relaxing retreat.

You’ll stay at the Kauai Marriott Resort, which sits on 800 acres of tropical oceanfront. The hotel boasts restaurants, a day spa, a pool and a fitness center.

This Costco vacation package includes a five-day rental car, a pool-view room and all of your hotel and car taxes. Prices start at $909 per person for five nights. Choose from several travel dates from August 2018 to December 2018.

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Experience Paris and Rome — in First Class

  • Price: Approx. $2,600
  • Dates: Through Mar. 31, 2019

Who wouldn’t want to experience fashionable Paris and legendary Rome in first class?

This package offers a four-night stay in a Paris hotel — such as the Sofitel Arc de Triomphe or the Hotel Scribe — and three nights in Rome at either the Mercure Roma Centro Colosseo or the Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese.

Daily breakfast is also included with this package, as well as a bottle of wine and fruit platter for Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese guests. But there are additional perks if you’re a Costco Executive Member. For example, you can get the following at Sofitel Arc de Triomphe in Paris:

  • If you’re staying in the luxury room: a fruit plate, fine chocolates or macarons
  • If you’re staying in the junior suite: a fruit plate, fine chocolates or macarons plus one hotel credit worth 50 euros

You can take your pick of travel dates through March 31, 2019, with trip prices at approximately $2,600, not including flights.

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Beachfront Luxury at Jamaica’s Hilton Rose

  • Price: From $775
  • Dates: September 2018-December 2018

If palm trees, golden sands and glistening Caribbean waters make up your ideal vacation, book the Hilton Rose Hall package and stay at an all-inclusive beachfront resort near the Jamaican mountains and ocean.

The property sits on a historic 18th-century sugar plantation and features renovated rooms with pillow-top mattresses and bathrooms with Rusk spa amenities. The resort is also home to the Sugar Mill Falls Water Park with two swim-up bars and a lazy river ride.

The package includes a $100 CHUKKA tour credit and access to the Club Mobay VIP departure lounge. You’ll get free ground transportation to and from the hotel, and you’ll enjoy beautiful views of the water from your partial-ocean-view room. Because this is an all-inclusive property, all meals, snacks and beverages are included in this Costco vacation package.

Prices range from $775 to $889 for five nights, depending on your travel dates. Additional travel dates of three or more nights are available the rest of the year. The price also includes all hotel taxes and gratuities.

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Free Hotel Perks in Rome, Mykonos and Athens

  • Price: Approx. $4,155
  • Dates: Through Oct. 18, 2018

Take a tour of Greek and Italian cultures as you make your way through ancient ruins and historic sites during this tour of three European cities.

You’ll spend four nights in Rome, four nights in Mykonos and one night in Athens with options to stay at some pretty high-end hotels and resorts, including the Westin Excelsior in Rome, the Apanema Resort in Mykonos and Hotel Grande Bretagne in Athens.

The Costco travel package includes a daily breakfast and more perks, including fruit platters, spa treatments and a gourmet dinner for two. At the Hotel Ariston in Rome, for example, you’ll get a bottle of Italian wine upon your arrival.

And if you’re a Costco Executive Member, you’ll get room upgrades at Starhotels Metrople, afternoon high tea at the Hotel Grande Bretagne, and a Greek amenity at the King George, A Luxury Collection Hotel.

The nine-night getaway is available through Oct. 18, 2018. The price is approximately $4,155, not including flights.

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Disney Wonder in the Southern Caribbean

  • Price: From $1,421 + $107 taxes and fees
  • Dates: January 2019

If you’re well overdue for a Disney vacation, head to the Caribbean aboard a Disney Cruise Line ship to enjoy the warm sands and tropical sites with a magical touch.

The Disney Wonder features plenty of on-board activities to keep you busy while you travel to Tortola, Aruba and more. Dance the night away in the nightclub, experience live Disney storytelling in the theater, meet the Disney characters and more.

You can enjoy a meal at the Animator’s Palate restaurant inspired by Disney animation, or Triton’s for a four-course French-inspired meal served in an “under-the-sea” themed ballroom setting.

Costco members receive a Costco Cash Card after the trip. Travel dates are available beginning in January 2019, and rates start at $1,421 per person for seven nights.



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