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.
Provider: FIT Tours (tel. 800/248-3487; www.foreign-independent-tours.com)
Base Price: $999
Additional Fees and Taxes: $105
Duration: Seven days
What's Included: Airfare, accommodations, airport transfers in Egypt, and daily breakfast.
What's Not: Departure fees and security taxes.
When: December 1 to 12.
Deadline: Within two months of departure and while availability lasts
Why this is a Deal: FIT recently reduced the price of this popular Egypt package. Booking during this brief period can save travelers over $1,000.
Complete Details: Departures are out of New York and Washington D.C. Accommodations are at the Sofitel Sphinx Hotel, a modern European hotel located at the base of the Pyramids and Sphinx. Sightseeing is additional. Hotel upgrades are available as are add-ons to other regional destinations such as Jordan.
Destination: Martha's Vineyard
Provider: Harbor View Hotel and Resort (tel. 800/225-6005; www.harbor-view.com)
Base Price: $309 per night
Additional Fees and Taxes: $36
Duration: One night or more
What's Included: Accommodations and full breakfast buffet for two
What's Not: Hotel service taxes
When: Anytime before booking deadline while availability lasts
Deadline: August 30.
Why this is a Deal: Save 20% off regular high-season rates
Complete Details: These rates are valid Sunday through Thursday only. The boutique hotel is one of the top resorts in Martha's Vineyard. There are views of the Edgartown Lighthouse and Chappaquiddick Island from the hotel's wraparound veranda. The hotel provides sunset cruises on a restored lobster boat.
Provider: The James Hotel (tel. 877/JAMES55; www.jameshotels.com)
Base Price: $229 per night
Additional Fees and Taxes: $27
Duration: One night or more.
What's Included: One night hotel accommodation, free parking, a $50 gas card, and European breakfast for two.
What's Not: Hotel service taxes.
When: Through September
Deadline: September 30.
Why this is a Deal: This rate is 25% off of regular rates and includes the additional gas card.
Complete Details: The James has quickly become one of Chicago's sleekest destinations. It's modern and chic inside and out with outstanding interior design and architecture. Located on the corner of Rush and Ontario, the hotel is literally steps away from Chicago's Magnificent Mile shopping district.
Destination: Turks and Caicos
Provider: Alexandra Resorts (tel. 800/284-0699; www.alexandraresorts.com)
Base Price: $1,400
Additional Fees and Taxes: $280
Duration: Five nights
What's Included: Accommodations,
What's Not: Hotel service taxes and government tax
When: Until September 30.
Deadline: September 25.
Why this is a Deal: Save $700 of regular rates, plus a free upgrade.
Complete Details: Alexandra Resorts is located on Grace Bay, consistently voted among the world's top beaches. The upgrade on the rooms gets you a one-bedroom luxury suite that sleeps four. Part of this package allows parents a night off with an eat-in dinner for the children and a free baby-sitter for one night.
Destination: Las Vegas
Provider: US Airways Vacations (tel. 800/455-0123; www.usairwaysvacation.com)
Base Price: $358
Additional Fees and Taxes: $29
Duration: Two nights
What's Included: Airfare, accommodations, and $10 bonus slot play
What's Not: Departure fees and security taxes
When: August 14.
Deadline: Book as soon as possible to ensure availability.
Why this is a Deal: Doing this without a package would cost you upwards of $550
Complete Details: Departures are out of New York's JFK Airport with accommodations at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Formerly the Aladdin, Planet Hollywood has been completely renovated. Booking via telephone will cost an additional $10.
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