Our family raves about Costco vacations.
I hadn’t thought about it before, so I decided to check it out.
At first I considered popular US destinations like Disneyworld, then thought “no, let’s choose somewhere we love – Paris!”
“You and Paris again!”
The Costco vacations for Paris were really geared toward first-time visitors-4 star hotels, centrally located.
We know that seeing Paris is all about staying on the outskirts in a 3 star hotel, because you don’t go to Paris to hang out in your hotel. It’s all about “stash and crash”; just having a place to stash your stuff and having a bed to crash. You take the Metro everywhere, walk everywhere, and hang out at cafes.
I loved the ease of booking with Costco: in a matter of seconds, you could easily find a package.
The Orbitz app also was fairly straight forward once I got away from my WiFi.
*Three star hotel
Now, what if we cobbled together what we would normally use (Orbitz) plus a place we knew about (Latin Quarter)?
Air France Direct Economy for 2
$1950 Euros= $2119.15
Yeesh. Much higher!
The winner in this case is Orbitz.
What about booking via Ebates and Orbitz?
minus 8% cash back
$3559.36 for 2, nonstop flight and hotel.
Costco via Ebates was not available.
This is is just a single example.
Perhaps there ARE great packages on costcotravel.com.
Have you found one? I would love to hear about it 🙂