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: Trafalgar Tours (tel. 866/544-4434;
Base Price:
Duration: 10 days
Additional Fees: $175
What's Included:
Accommodations, sightseeing, some meals, entry fees to sites, tour guide, and hotel taxes.
What's Not: Tour guide gratuities.
When: October 24
Deadline: Book as soon as possible to ensure availability.
Why this is a Deal: Save more than $300 off summer 2009 prices
Complete Details: Titled "Spanish Wonder," this land-only package visits Spain's top cities, including Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Cordoba, Seville, and Toledo. Accommodations are in four- and five-star properties. Highlights include ancient and modern sites and the country's top museums. Daily hot breakfasts and a few cultural dinners are included in the price of the package.

Destination: Cancún
Provider: Liberty Travel (tel. 888/271-1584;
Base Price:
Duration: Seven nights
Additional Fees: $165
What's Included: Airfare, accommodations, fuel surcharges, hotel taxes, and airport transfers in Canc&uactue;.
What's Not: Security fees and departure taxes.
When: October 16 to November 23
Deadline: November 8
Why this is a Deal: Spend less than $200 per day for accommodations at the Ritz-Carlton, and get airfare, too.
Complete Details: Departing from Monday to Thursday out of Boston, this trip puts guests up at the Ritz-Carlton Cancún, a five-star luxury beachfront hotel continuously ranked as one of the finest hotels in Mexico. The hotel has 1,200 feet of beachfront, several pools, fine-dining restaurants, beachfront yoga, a full-service fitness center, and a renowned tennis center. Departures with similar prices are available from New York, Philadelphia, and Kansas City.

Destination: Japan
Provider: Friendly Planet (tel. 800/555-5765;
Base Price:
Duration: Ten days
Additional Fees: $195
What's Included:
Airfare, accommodations, some meals, sightseeing, professional tour guide, local taxes, and fuel surcharges.
What's Not: Security fees, departure taxes, and tour guide gratuities.
When: November 18 to 27
Deadline: September 26
Why this is a Deal: Save $800 per couple if book by the above deadline
Complete Details: Space is still available on this recently announced package tour to Japan with accommodations at four and five-star luxury hotel properties. Departing from the Los Angeles or San Francisco, this trip begins in Tokyo before departing for Mount Fuji, Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, and other important Japanese sights. An optional tour to Hiroshima is also available. Flights to and from Japan are on award-winning Singapore Airlines.

Destination: The Baltics
Provider: Intrepid Travel (tel. 866/862-7006;
Base Price:
Duration: 15 days
Additional Fees: $300
What's Included:
Accommodations, sightseeing, some meals, airport transfers, transportation in Europe, minibus, boat, and taxis.
What's Not: Local payments, tour guide gratuities and some meals.
When: September 28 to October 12
Deadline: Book as soon as possible to ensure availability
Why this is a Deal: Save 20% or $320 off this "Late Request" trip, making package cost come in at around $100 per day with additional fees.
Complete Details: Beginning in Helsinki where you'll meet the tour, this land-only, light adventure package visits cities along the Baltic coastline including Tallin, Riga, Curonian Spit, Vilnius, Warsaw, and Berlin. It includes a two-day stint at the Aukstaitija National Park for an inland hiking and canoeing break. Maximum tour size is 12 travelers. The trip includes a mixture of city and country activities.

Destination: Central Mexico
Provider: G.A.P. Adventures (tel. 800/708-7761:
Base Price:
Duration: 15 days
Additional Fees: $300
What's Included:
Accommodations, sightseeing, activities, and game drives.
What's Not: Local service tax, some meals, and gratuities for tour guides.
When: October 5 to October 19
Deadline: Book as soon as possible to ensure availability.
Why this is a Deal: Travelers receive 15% off the regular price of this trip which now comes to less than $50 per day
Complete Details: G.A.P. Adventures are known for immersing travelers into local cultures. This trip visits historic Aztec sites and quiet beaches, as well as Mexico City, Taxco, Acapulco, Playa Azul, Puerto Vallarta, Guadalajara, and Guanajuato. Accommodations are in simple local hotels with one evening on a night bus. Some sightseeing highlights include an Acapulco snorkeling and boat tour, Tequila distillery visit, guided Teotihuacán tour, Pyramids of the Sun and Moon site tour. According to the G.A.P. Adventure ratings, this trip comes in at a 3 of 5 (medium) for culture shock and a 2 of 5 (light) for physical demands.