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It may seem too early to think about fall travel when it's not even summer yet, but traveling to Europe in the summer is not always the most budget-friendly way to go. Plan ahead with this package from European Destinations (tel. 877/267-2247; www.europedestinations.com), which includes airfare and six nights' hotel (three each in Barcelona and in Ibiza) from $957 per person.

In Barcelona, stay at the three-star AB Vildomat, a high-rise hotel in the Eixample district. It's a quick walk to a bus station that takes you to Gaudí's masterpiece La Sagrada Família, a 15-minute walk to Las Ramblas and Plaça de Catalunya, and a 10-mintue walk to a metro station that takes you to the city center.

In Ibiza, you'll stay in San Antonio at Hotel Brisa, within walking distance of the beach. By September, temperatures are still in the mid-80s -- ideal for swimming. The hotel has a pool, and rooms have a balcony.

Why is this a deal? Multicity airfare for this itinerary starts from $1,039 on Air Europa. Accommodations at the budget-friendly properties AB Viladomat will run €220 ($285) for three nights, while three nights in Ibiza at Hotel Brisa come to an incredibly low $98. Six nights' hotel will cost $383 with taxes, or $191.50 per person. If you booked the components independently, it would cost $1,230.50 per person. Reserving this trip with European Destinations saves you $273.50 per person.

Trip Type: Air-inclusive; independent

What the Quoted Price Gets You: Airfare from New York-JFK to Barcelona (returning from Ibiza), a flight from Barcelona to Ibiza; three nights in Barcelona at AB Vidlomat Hotel; three nights in Ibiza at Hotel Brisa; government taxes and fees; airline fuel surcharges; and hotel taxes and fees.

What Else You Will Have to Pay: Transfers

Book By: As soon as possible for best availability

When: Sept. 28, 2012

Single Supplement: $231

Other Departures: Boston (from $1,304), Miami (from $1,339), Chicago (from $1,340, Phoenix (from $1,407)

Other Details: Booking with European Destinations comes with the flexibility to customize your trip to your liking -- stay a few days extra or stay at a different hotel altogether. The pricing reflects two tourist-class hotels, but the company offers more than 300 hotels in Barcelona and 90 hotels in Ibiza to choose from
. You can also get a sense of the pricing history for the trip, which the company posts, which gives you a sense of how things fluctuate, based on departure date, gate, and length of stay.

All prices are per person and, if lodging is a component of the package, based upon two people traveling together (unless otherwise noted). The prices listed are general starting rates; see "What Else You'll Have to Pay" for details about associated taxes and fees. Base-prices, taxes, and fees can vary based on point of departure and time of travel. Blackout dates may apply. Trip add-ons like sightseeing tours and meal plans may also increase the price. Check with the tour operator for additional gateways. The single supplement is the extra cost that a solo traveler would pay to book the deal.