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:Turks & Caicos
Provider: The Sands at Grace Bay (877/77SANDS; www.thesandsresort.com)
Base Price: $925
Duration: Seven days
Additional Fees: $190
What's Included: Accommodations, non-motorized water sports, and continental breakfast.
When: Travel through October 31.
What's Not Included: Local hotel taxes and service charges.
Deadline: Book as soon as possible to take advantage of this last-minute deal.
Why this is a Deal: Get two free nights on a seven-night stay, adding up to 30% off regular rates
Complete Details: Located on a stretch of beach consistently voted one of the best beaches in the world by several traveler polls, the Sands at Grace Bay offers a relaxed waterfront vacation on Providenciales' best beach. The hotel has a swimming pool, a beachfront restaurant, and water activities. The rooms at the $185 rate are studio-style hotel rooms with courtyard views.
Provider: Asia Luxe Holidays (tel. 800/742-3133; www.asialuxeholidays.com)
Base Price: $1,710
Duration: Six days, four nights
Additional Fees: $120
What's Included: Airfare, accommodations, airport transfers, full daily breakfast, fuel surcharges, and half-day Grand Palace Tour.
When: November 1 to December 5.
What's Not Included: Security fees and departure tax.
Deadline: No detailed deadline is given but booking ASAP is suggested as this trio escalates in price when departing at a later date.
Why this is a Deal: Save 30% to 40% off of high-season rates.
Complete Details: With air transport from Singapore Airlines, this package tour to Thailand departs out of the San Francisco area. Hotel accommodations are either at the Royal Orchid Sheraton or the Sofitel Silom Hotel, both centrally located along Bangkok's main river and near main tourist sites such as the lying Buddha, food markets, and shopping corridors.
Destination: Southern India
Provider: Dragoman Overland (tel. 800/227-8747; www.dragoman.com)
Base Price: $1,350
Duration: 23 nights
Additional Fees: $350
What's Included: Accommodations, sightseeing, village visits, and all in-country transportation.
When: March 20 to April 12, 2008
What's Not Included: Local kitty, visas, guide gratuities and meals.
Deadline: Spaces are still available but book as soon as possible.
Why this is a Deal: A safe, extremely affordable way to see India, this trip saves as much as 35% over booking this trip alone.
Complete Details: Specializing in overland vehicle-based trips spanning the entire globe, this package tour starts in Mumbai and covers most of Southern India's most interesting cities and cultures. From dance therapy in Kerala to stone cutters in Mahabalipuram to the beaches of Goa and the canals of Cochin, this guided tour offers local knowledge, plenty of free time to explore on your own, and insight into the local customs and trades in each stop. Accommodations include 90% hotels and 10% campsites.
Destination: Montego Bay, Jamaica
Provider: Breezes Montego Bay (tel. 800/467-8737; www.superclubs.com)
Base Price: $119 per night
Duration: One night
Additional Fees: $14
What's Included: Accommodations and all meals and beverages.
When: Through December 25.
What's Not Included: 13% hotel tax
Deadline: October 31, 2008.
Why this is a Deal: Save 30%.
Complete Details: Good for a Sunday through Thursday stay, this mid-week special is good for stays in cabin guestroom. Part of Super Clubs mid-priced but semi-luxury hotel brand, Breezes Montego Bay is located ten minutes from the airport right on Montego Bay. The hotel has bars, restaurants, and the all-inclusive package includes greens fees at a local golf course. Caddy fees, cart, and club rental are extra.
Provider: CIE Tours (tel. 800/243-8687; www.cietours.com)
Base Price: $432
Duration: Six days
Additional Fees: $240
What's Included: Accommodations, rental car, airport transfers, car rental insurance, daily breakfast, maps, bed and breakfast guide, and Waterford Crystal Factory tour.
When: November 2008 to February 2009
What's Not Included: Hotel taxes and gas.
Deadline: No deadline -- book as you like.
Why this is a Deal: Save 35% off booking this trip independently.
Complete Details: Costing roughly $72 per day for two people traveling together, this drive and stay Ireland package starts in Dublin or Shannon and ends in one of the two cities where you did not begin. Accommodations include bed and breakfasts and a list of 1,400 homes or Irish farms available for travelers. The car at the lowest price point is a manual transmission Ford Fiesta.