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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: Newfoundland
Provider: Maxxim Vacations (tel. 800/567-6666; www.maxximvacations.com)
Base Price:
$1,779
Duration: Seven nights
Additional Fees: $115
What's Included:
Airfare, accommodations, car rental, sightseeing, and whale watching.
What's Not: Security fees and departure tax
When: Through September
Deadline: The package is available through September.
Why this is a Deal: Save around $350 when booking this trip with Maxxim rather than on your own.
Complete Details: Departing out of Atlanta, New York, and Boston, this particular package puts you up at local inns and bed and breakfasts. An "independent" trip, you'll spend your days where you wish -- riding along the Canadian coast, lying around at the beach, antiquing in the small maritime towns, or just driving from sight to sight. The bulk of your time will be spent in the capital St. John's and on the island St. Pierre.

Destination: New York City
Provider: Travelocity (tel. 888/872-8356; www.travelocity.com)
Base Price: $545
Duration: Three nights
Additional Fees: $85
What's Included:
Airfare and accommodations
What's Not: Security fees and departure tax
When: June 6 to June 8, 2008
Deadline: Book by Wednesday June 5, based on availability
Why this is a Deal: A hotel for three summer nights in New York would almost exceed the total cost of this trip.
Complete Details: Leaving from Chicago, this three-day weekend trip to New York City includes accommodations at the Flatotel. Conveniently located near Rockefeller Center, the Midtown shopping corridor, and the Broadway theatre district, Flatotel is a no-frills hotel that prides itself on comfortable beds and top service. There is a gym/fitness center on the hotel's 47th floor.

Destination: Bike trip to Catalonia, Spain
Provider: G.A.P. Adventures (tel. 800/708-7761; www.gapadventures.com)
Base Price:
$845.75
Duration: Eight days
Additional Fees: $350
What's Included:
Hotels, group leader, three detailed bike tours, and sightseeing.
What's Not: Airfare, local dossier charges, and meals
When: June 22 to 29, 2008
Deadline: As soon as possible to lock-in discount and ensure availability.
Why this is a Deal: This is 15% off of the regular price
Complete Details: Starting and ending in Barcelona, this bike trip takes you through the Spanish countryside and along the Mediterranean Sea. You'll ride through medieval villages to Spain's Bici Carril, passing through Catalonia. Group size averages around 10 people. Accommodations are in small local hotels and inns. Physically, the trip is rated as "average" or "moderate."

Destination: Budapest, Vienna, Prague, and Berlin
Provider:
Friendly Planet (tel. 800/555-5765; www.friendlyplanet.com)
Base Price: $1,929
Duration: 11 days
Additional Fees: $185
What's Included:
Airfare, accommodations, sightseeing, most meals, tour guide, and all intra-Europe transportation.
What's Not: Security fees and departure tax
When: November 17 to 27
Deadline: June 13
Why this is a Deal: Save $300 per person when booking before the above deadline.
Complete Details: Air travel is on British Airways out of New York City. Accommodations are in four and five-star hotels in each of the capital cities. Flying into Budapest, the trip moves north to Berlin, where you'll stay at the Berlin Excelsior Hotel located in the business district near the Berlin Zoo.

Destination: Scotland
Provider:
CIE Tours (tel. 800/243-8687; www.cietours.com)
Base Price: $1,006
Duration: Six days
Additional Fees: $150
What's Included:
Accommodations, sightseeing, some meals, professional tour guide, and airport transfers.
What's Not: Airfare and tips for driver and tour guide.
When: October 6, 2008
Deadline: Book six weeks in advance to lock in the price.
Why this is a Deal: Save $220 dollars off high-season rates.
Complete Details: Starting in Glasgow, the trip follows a travel route through Loch Ness, near Blair Distillery, and Edinburgh. The trip includes distillery tours, a Loch Ness cruise, several cultural dinners, a Scottish breakfast each morning, museum and city tours, and a whiskey tasting. Accommodations are in conveniently located local hotels.

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