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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: Montreal
Provider: Liberty Travel (tel. 888/271-1584; www.libertytravel.com)
Base Price: $379
Duration: Three nights
Additional Fees: $95
What's Included: Airfare, accommodations, and hotel taxes and service charges.
What's Not: Security fees and departure taxes.
When: Through April 30, 2009.
Deadline: April 16, 2009.
Why this is a Deal: This air and land combo comes to less than $125 per day.
Complete Details: Departing from Miami midweek, this three-night trip includes accommodations at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth, one of Montreal's most storied hotels. With over 1,000 rooms, the hotel is connected to Montreal's underground retail system of stores, trains, and restaurants. It's near Montreal's Botanical Garden, the second largest urban garden of its kind in the world next to London. Ask for the hotel's prepared sightseeing itineraries.

Destination: Costa Rica
Provider: Latin Destinations (tel. 866/645-2846; www.latindestinations.com)
Base Price: $819
Duration: Seven nights
Additional Fees: $72
What's Included: Airfare, accommodations, airport transfers, transportation between cities, daily breakfast, and hotel taxes.
What's Not: Security fees and departure taxes.
When: Through January.
Deadline: Book as soon as possible to ensure availability.
Why this is a Deal: Very few add-on fees make this already affordable package even less expensive.
Complete Details: Moving around the country often, this package deal visits San Jose, Arenal, Monteverde, and Guanacaste. This site allows you to customize your trip by selecting from several hotel options at each location. There were 9 recommended hotels, for example, in the Arenal volcano region. Sightseeing options can also be customized. This trip departs from Baltimore, Maryland. This tour company has been operating for over 23 years.

Destination: Copper Canyon, Mexico
Provider: Caravan Tours (tel. 800/227-2826; www.caravan.com)
Base Price: $995
Duration: Eight days
Additional Fees: $249
What's Included: Accommodations, all sightseeing, most meals, inland travel, and first-class train tickets.
What's Not: Guide and driver gratuities, plus taxes.
When: January and February.
Deadline: Book as soon as possible to ensure discounted savings rates.
Why this is a Deal: Must travel in January or February to receive $100 discount on this "Super Value" package price.
Complete Details: Starting in El Paso, Texas, travelers on this unique northern Mexico trip will enter the country at Juarez before crossing the Rio Grande in a first-class luxury motor coach. After crossing Mennonite country, the train portion of this trip begins. Encompassing 25,000 square miles of the Sierra Madre, the Copper Canyon is four times the size of the Grand Canyon. On the way, travelers stop in small villages, trading outposts, and see waterfalls, mountain ranges, and vistas that extend over the Mexican plains. Accommodations are in hotels situated for viewing the Mexican terrain.

Destination: Turkey
Provider: Gate One Travel (tel. 800/682-3333; www.gate1travel.com)
Base Price: $1,299
Duration: 13 days
Additional Fees: $195
What's Included: Airfare, accommodations, some meals, transportation in Turkey, and airline fuel surcharges.
What's Not: Security fees, departure taxes, and guide and driver gratuities.
When: March 5, 2009.
Deadline: Book as soon as possible to ensure availability.
Why this is a Deal: With airfare, this guided tour comes to just over $100 per day.
Complete Details: Flying out of New York City, this escorted sightseeing tour visits most of Turkey's main sites including Troy, Istanbul, Ankara, and numerous ancient cities. Hotels include four-star and tourist level accommodations centrally located in seven locations along the tour. An English-speaking tour manager will accompany the group throughout the trip.

Destination: Sorrento
Provider: Donna Franca Tours (tel. 800/225-6290; www.donnafranca.com)
Base Price: $549
Duration: Six days, four nights
Additional Fees: $210
What's Included: Airfare, accommodations, daily breakfast, and hotel taxes and service charges.
What's Not: Security fees, departure taxes, and airline fuel surcharges.
When: Through March 31, 2009.
Deadline: Booking one month in advance is strongly suggested.
Why this is a Deal: This is one of the lowest priced Italian trips currently available.
Complete Details: Departing from Boston or New York on Alitalia Airlines, this Italian city tour includes accommodations at the Hotel Gardenia. Additional nights cost $59 per person. Excursions and full-day sightseeing tours are available through the touring company.