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November 26, 2003 -- As winter comes into full swing, prices to Europe are hitting new lows. $299 airfare is to be expected. But $299 for airfare plus six nights hotel? That's a holiday gift to travelers planning January and February vacations from packager Go-Today.

The $299 is for a trip from New York to London, per person double occupancy. The company is also putting Paris and Rome on sale as well.

With Go-Today, London is $349 from Boston and Philadelphia, $399 from Washington, D.C. and Albany, $449 from Miami and Chicago and $479 from San Francisco, LA and Seattle.

Considering the lowest airfare-only deals out there are around $200 from New York, with these deals you're paying the equivalent of $17 or less per person, per night for your hotel room. That's amazing, especially considering how weak the dollar is against the pound.

If you prefer the City of Light (it looks lovely in the snow), six nights in Paris will cost $349 from New York; $399 from Boston and Philadelphia, $449 from Washington, D.C. and Albany, $499 from Miami and Chicago and $549 from San Francisco, LA and Seattle.

Rome is a touch warmer in winter, and prices are a touch higher. Expect to pay $449 from New York; $499 from Boston and Philadelphia, $549 from Washington, D.C. and Albany, $599 from Miami and Chicago and $649 from San Francisco, LA and Seattle.

Now, here's the kicker: this whale of a sale lasts for only seven days, so you must purchase your trip by December 4 good for travel between Jan. 14 and Feb. 25 to get these great prices.

Of course, there are plenty of restrictions and catches on fares this low. For one thing, the super-low fares are only available for Tuesday and Wednesday departures, the least popular days of the week for flights to Europe. You'll generally be put up in closet-like rooms at decent, but very basic hotels. And remember you'll have to tack up to $150 in airline taxes and fees per person onto the fares.

If you're interested, book at www.gotoday.com.

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