All prices are per person and, if lodging is a component of the package, based upon two people traveling together (unless otherwise noted). See "What's Included" and "What's Not" for details about associated taxes and fees and "Complete Details" for information about travel restrictions and, if available, trip add-ons like sightseeing tours and meal plans. Base-prices, taxes and fees can vary based on point of departure and time of travel.
Destination: New York City
Provider: Riverside Tower Hotel (tel. 800/724-3136; www.riversidetowerhotel.com)
Base Price: $114 for a single person; $119 for double occupancy
Duration: One night or more
Additional Fees: $18
What's Included: Accommodations
What's Not: Hotel tax
When: Through August 31
Deadline: As soon as possible to ensure availability.
Why this is a Deal: This is likely the lowest price travelers can pay for a tourist class hotel in an excellent, historic neighborhood.
Complete Details: Located on 80th Street and Riverside Drive alongside brownstones, townhouses, and historic pre-war buildings, the Riverside Tower Hotel targets budget travelers looking for a charming neighborhood away from Midtown chaos. Just four blocks away from the American Museum of Natural History and a 20 minute walk to Lincoln Center, the hotel has spartan, small rooms and a history of excellent value for a very low price.
Provider: Intrepid Travel (tel. 866/862-7006; www.intrepidtravel.com)
Base Price: $1,725
Duration: 12 days
Additional Fees: $300
What's Included: Accommodations, sightseeing, some meals, airport transfers, and in-country transportation
What's Not: Local payments, tour guide gratuities and some meals
When: July 21
Deadline: Book as soon as possible to ensure availability.
Why this is a Deal: Save 20% or $430 off this "Late Request" trip.
Complete Details: Traveling just before the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the itinerary begins on a Monday with four days in Beijing before moving to Xi'an, Yangshuo, Guilin, Zhujiajiao, and Shanghai. Cultural activities include a Peking Duck Feast, a cooking class, a visit to the Great Wall, the westernized Shanghai Harbor, Buddhist, Mongolian, Christian, and Muslim sites, and classical Chinese gardens.
Destination: Victoria Falls to Johannesburg
Provider: G.A.P. Adventures (tel. 800/708-7761; www.gapadventures.com)
Base Price: $460
Duration: Ten days
Additional Fees: $255
What's Included: Accommodations, sightseeing, some meals, cultural activities, adventure activities, and game drives
What's Not: Local service tax, some meals, and gratuities for tour guides
When: August 29
Deadline: Book as soon as possible to ensure availability for the 7 slots still available
Why this is a Deal: Travelers receive 20% off the regular price of this trip -- which as is comes to less than $50 per day.
Complete Details: This trip visits Livingstone, Gweta, Maun, Pilanesberg National Park, Gaberone, and Johannesburg. After visiting Victoria Falls, the trip descends through the Limpopo province of South Africa.
Provider: Liberty Travel (tel. 888/271-1584; www.libertytravel.com)
Base Price: $569
Duration: Five nights
Additional Fees: $135
What's Included: Airfare, accommodations, airport transfers, local service taxes, fuel surcharges, spa discounts, and all children's meals
What's Not: Security fees and departure tax
When: August 24 to December 20
Deadline: October 15
Why this is a Deal: This air/land deal comes to just over $100 per day.
Complete Details: Accommodations for this five-day trip departing midweek out of New York are at the Hyatt Regency Cancún. The 295-room hotel has free wireless, 24 hour room service and restaurants, and beachfront dining. Located in Punta Cancún, the waterfront hotel is in walking distance to shops, restaurants, and nightclubs.
Destination: The Baltics
Provider: Djoser USA (tel. 877/356-7376; www.djoserusa.com)
Base Price: $3,620
Duration: 16 days
Additional Fees: $300
What's Included: Airfare, accommodations, sightseeing, some meals, cultural excursions, all transportation, hotel service fees, and airport transfers
What's Not: Departure fees, taxes, visas, some entry fees, and guide gratuities
When: July and August
Deadline: As soon as possible to ensure availability
Why this is a Deal: Djoser deals are known for in-depth cultural immersions and detailed sightseeing on complicated trips.
Complete Details: Departing out of New York on Lufthansa, this only four North American travelers. Visiting Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, and Russia, this package trip starts in Vilnius before visiting Nida, Riga, Sareemaa, Tallinn, and St. Petersburg.
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