Deal of the Day: Kick back in a Canadian retreat with a European soul, from $299/two nights In a mountainous region of a British Columbia island is a sprawling Italian-style resort with plenty of European charm Budget Travel Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017, 7:00 AM (Travelzoo) Budget Travel LLC, 2016

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Deal of the Day: Kick back in a Canadian retreat with a European soul, from $299/two nights

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Hankering for a European vacation? Don’t underestimate the power of Canada to curb your craving. Yes, it’s true: well beyond Quebec City and Montreal, both a paradise for Francophiles, there’s Malahat on Victoria Island, British Columbia, a swoon-worthy locale for anyone who adores Italy. The Tuscany-inspired Villa Eyrie Resort, a sprawling mountainside resort with jaw-dropping views, captures the area’s European soul, from the Mediterranean fare at the hotel’s elegant Summit Restaurant to the Italian architecture in the glamourous, fireplace-equipped rooms to the sublime regional wines. And through March 30, you can stay for $299 for two nights, a 40% savings off the standard rate.

The resort, which features a golf course, is a 30-minute drive from Victoria, a charming harborside city that evokes Amsterdam. In addition to the fantastic price on a posh Superior Suite, this deal gets you a $50 credit (Canadian dollars) towards dinner at Summit Restaurant, which spotlights ingredients from the hotel’s garden, local farms and vineyards.

As laid-back and chill as the resort seems, it’s a big attraction for adrenaline junkies, as it counts the Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit as its neighbor. The all-season venue offers the opportunity to experience performance driving—with qualified professionals, of course—on seven track configurations or off-road paths. Check the site for limited seasonal packages.

At time of publication, this deal is not available February 10 through 20. For more information or to book, click here.

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Note:This story was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.

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