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: G.A.P. Adventures (tel. 800/708-7761; www.gapadventures.com)
Base Price: $1,100.75
Duration: 8 days
Additional Fees: $250
What's Included: Accommodations, sightseeing, activities, some meals, and professional tour guides.
When: November 22
What's Not Included: Local kitty, independent meals, and tour guide gratuities.
Deadline: Book as soon as possible to ensure availability. There are seven remaining spots.
Why This is a Deal: You save 15% on this last-minute deal.
Complete Details: Light walking and some hiking are the extent of the physical challenges on this tour of Ecuador's leading city sites and remote natural attractions. Highlights include a tour of Quito, the San Pablo Lake, Cuenca, Ingapirca ruins, and a stop at the Equator near the village of Cayambe. Accommodations are at local hotels. Transportation is in a private van and on local flights.
Destination: Madison, Connecticut
Provider: Madison Beach Hotel (tel. 203/245-1404; www.madisonbeachhotel.com)
Base Price: $99 to $109
Duration: One night or more.
Additional Fees: $16 to $24
What's Included: Accommodations and daily breakfast.
When: November 1 to December 1; March 1 to April 30, 2009
What's Not Included: Local hotel taxes and service charges.
Deadline: Suggested booking of two weeks in advance .
Why This is a Deal: Low-season rates offering a savings of 30% for three months per year.
Complete Details: Located less than two hours from New York and Boston, Madison, CT is a small coastal New England town with a quaint downtown and many local sites. A 2.5 mile walking/biking/jogging trail begins at the hotel. Other local sites include Gillette Castle, the Mohegan Sun Casino, and the Thimble Islands, an island group made famous in the late 1800s as home to actors, President Taft, and other wealthy families who built homes on the many small islands. The famous pirate Captain Kidd allegedly buried a treasure on one of these islands. The Madison Beach Hotel sits directly on the Long Island Sound.
Destination: St. Thomas
Provider: Cheap Caribbean (tel. 800/915-2322; www.cheapcaribbean.com)
Base Price: $499 per person
Duration: Four nights
Additional Fees: $115
What's Included: Airfare, accommodations, and savings booklet.
When: November 1 to December 18, 2008
What's Not Included: Security fees and departure tax.
Deadline: October 10
Why This is a Deal: It's 60% off the normal rate.
Complete Details: This all-inclusive vacation departing out of New York-Newark (other gateways also available) includes accommodations at the Marriot Frenchman's Reef and Morning Star Beach Resort. Located on a half-mile beach and sitting on a cliff overlooking the harbor and Flamboyant Point, the hotel has pools, meeting facilities, and a 30-foot waterfall at the base of a cliff.
Provider: Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (tel. 800/537-7676; www.gophila.com)
Base Price: $175 per family
Duration: One night
Additional Fees: $32
What's Included: Hotel, parking, VIP children's museum passes, discounts, carousel rides, and theatre savings.
When: November 1-January 31, 2009.
What's Not Included: Hotel taxes
Deadline: Book as soon as possible to ensure availability .
Why This is a Deal: Save approximately $220 per family on this diverse deal
Complete Details: Geared towards families wanting to visit the $88 million new Â?Please Touch MuseumÂ? opening October 18, 2008, this Play & Stay Hotel Package includes VIP no-wait-in-line tickets to the children's museum, free hotel and museum parking, and rides on a carousel. Participating hotels include the Best Western Center City Hotel, the Comfort Inn Downtown/Historic Area, Hilton Inn at Penn, Doubletree Hotel, and The Westin Philadelphia. The deal will be online in the next fee weeks. For more information, call tel. 800/537-7676.
Provider: Go Today (tel. 800/227-3235; www.go-today.com)
Base Price: $849
Duration: Six nights
Additional Fees: $135
What's Included: Airfare, accommodations, daily breakfast, hotel taxes, and airline fuel surcharges.
When: November 1 to 16
What's Not Included: Security fees and departure tax
Deadline: October 29
Why This is a Deal: Save $350 per person over booking this deal independently.
Complete Details: Departing out of the New York area, this six-day London fall getaway includes accommodations at the Bayswater Inn, a tourist-class hotel located in a residential neighborhood (rooms are small but they come with a small kitchenette). The hotel is near Kensington Gardens and the Marble Arch, a convenient and popular stop on London's Tube. There's a restaurant, a small cafÃ©, and a bar open till midnight in the hotel.