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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: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Provider: Go Today (tel. 800/227-3235; www.gotoday.com)
Base Price:
$799
Duration: Six nights
Additional Fees: $145
What's Included
: Airfare, accommodations, daily breakfast, fuel surcharges, and local hotel and service taxes.
What's Not Included: Air security fees and departure taxes.
When: March 1 to March 31
Deadline: January 10
Why this is a Deal: If you booked this tour yourself it would cost over $1,100
Complete Details: Accommodations are in a centrally located hotel in the downtown district. For a small upgrade increasing the price of your package by $50 total, you can upgrade to the Waldorf, a local boutique hotel in walking distance to Calle Florida, one of Buenos Aires' busiest shopping thoroughfares. The package price is based on departures out of Miami and New York's JFK Airport.

Destination: Vienna, Austria
Provider: Gate One Travel
(tel. 800/682-3333; www.gate1travel.com)
Base Price:
$749
Duration: Four nights
Additional Fees: $95
What's Included:
Airfare, accommodations, daily breakfast, fuel surcharges, and local hotel and service taxes.
What's Not Included: Air security fees and departure taxes.
When: April 3
Deadline: No deadline given but this departure date is the only time the $749 price is offered in 2008, so early booking is advised.
Why this is a Deal: Off season deals to Vienna for $150 per day.
Complete Details: Departing midweek out of New York, this deal puts you up at the Trend Hotel Messe Wien, a tourist-class hotel catering to business travelers and tourists looking for modern conveniences. The hotel is a ten minute train ride to the center of Vienna and is in the Wiener Prater area near the city's fair grounds.

Destination: Cayman Islands
Provider: Liberty Travel
(tel. 888/271-1584; www.libertytravel.com)
Base Price:
$939 per person
Duration: Five nights
Additional Fees: $145
What's Included:
Airfare, accommodations, in-country air transfers, daily breakfast, fuel surcharges, and local hotel and service taxes.
What's Not Included: Air security fees and departure taxes.
When: February 1 to March 31
Deadline: March 17
Why this is a Deal: Reduced rates for these two weeks means a savings of almost $350 on the cost of this trip
Complete Details: Midweek departures out of Chicago for this package that includes accommodations at the three-star recently renovated Sunshine Suites Resort, a guest house hotel with kitchen suites. The hotel is located just a few minute walk to Seven Mile Beach, a coral sand beach located on the Grand Cayman's west coast. The Cayman's capital, George Town, is located just to the south of the beach.

Destination: Thailand Islands
Provider: G.A.P. Adventures
(tel. 800/708-7761; www.gapadventures.com)
Base Price:
$395 per person
Duration: Nine days
Additional Fees: $285
What's Included:
All in-country transportation, accommodations, and sightseeing.
What's Not Included: Local fees and meals
When: February 3 to 11, 2008
Deadline: No deadline is given but immediate booking is advised as available spots are limited
Why this is a Deal: To get this 20% discount off the tour's listed price, call G.A.P. and request the listed dates.
Complete Details: Starting in Bangkok, this package visits the islands of Krabi, Ko Muk, and locations in the Andaman Sea. Accommodations are in a guest house, one night in an overnight train, and six nights in "simple" bungalows. Modes of transportation include the train, busses, boats, a tuk-tuk, taxis, a ferry, and a small plane. The trip is not physically demanding. Depending on the weather, camping on deserted islands is an option for the adventurous.

Destination: Paris
Provider: Tourcrafters
(tel. 800/482-5995; www.tourcrafters.com)
Base Price:
$545 per person
Duration: Four days, three nights
Additional Fees: $310
What's Included:
Airfare, accommodations, daily breakfast, and local hotel and service taxes.
What's Not Included: Air security fees, departure taxes and fuel surcharges.
When: Through February
Deadline: No detailed deadline is given but four weeks advanced booking is suggested.
Why this is a Deal: This off season deal saves you $150 off the company's standard price.
Complete Details: Leaving out of New York, Boston or Detroit, this trip includes accommodations at the Mouffetard Paris V Comfort Inn. Located in Paris's Fifth Arrondissement, the hotel is close to an outdoor market and a busy pedestrian-only street full of Greek and French restaurants with outdoor and indoor tables. It's also a short walk to Luxembourg Gardens and the Sorbonne. A two-night Nice extension with airfare and hotel costs $269 per person.