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: St. Lucia
Provider: Liberty Travel (tel. 888/271-1584; www.libertytravel.com)
Base Price: $915
Additional Fees and Taxes: $165
Duration: Five nights
What's Included: Airfare, accommodations, airport transfers, and hotel taxes and service charges.
What's Not: Airline security fees, departure taxes, and fuel surcharge.
When: September 1 to December 20
Deadline: September 30
Why this is a Deal: Save 30 per cent off normal price of this trip
Complete Details: Departing midweek out of Baltimore, this package includes accommodations at the Windjammer Landing Resort, a 56-acre property with beachfront property. Waterfalls, secluded paths and four on-property pools give the resort an aquatic feel. The hotel is close to shopping, restaurants, and night life.
Destination: Hong Kong
Provider: Gate One Travel (tel. 800/682-3333; www.gateonetravel.com)
Base Price: $999
Additional Fees and Taxes: $210
Duration: Five nights
What's Included: Airfare, accommodations, daily breakfast, airline fuel surcharges, and local hotel and service charges.
What's Not: Airline security fees and departure taxes.
When: November 21 or 28.
Deadline: No deadline is given but to ensure availability, two-months advanced booking is recommended
Why this is a Deal: Hong Kong with airfare for less than $1,000 base price is a great price right now, as round-trip airfare alone can top $800.
Complete Details: Departing out of Los Angeles, this independent travel trip that gets you there, takes care of accommodations, and leaves you plenty of free time to explore Hong Kong on your own. The hotel, the BP International House, is in the Kowloon section of town that's adjacent to the shopping district known as Tsim Sha Tsui. A Hong Kong Island tour costs $37 and a tour of the China's New Territories, a growing manufacturing and business district, costs $39.
Destination: Saratoga Springs, NY
Provider: Xanterra (tel. 800/732-1560; www.xanterra.com)
Base Price: $129 per night
Additional Fees and Taxes: $23
Duration: One night
What's Included: Accommodations
What's Not: Room tax
When: September 16 and 17, 23, 30.
Deadline: Book as soon as possible to ensure availability
Why this is a Deal: Normal fall room rates are $209 per night
Complete Details: The Gideon Putnam Resort and Spa dates back to 1935, when the on-site mineral water spa became a healing destination. Today, a 40-minute private mineral bath costs $25 and a Swedish massage $85.
Provider: Friendly Planet (tel. 800/555-5765; www.friendlyplanet.com)
Base Price: $999
Additional Fees and Taxes: $175 plus $65 in port taxes
Duration: Seven days
What's Included: Airfare, accommodations, daily breakfast, three-night cruise with all food and drink included, all transfers, intra-country travel, and use of a professional English-speaking tour guide
What's Not: Airline security fees and departure taxes
When: October 31 to November 6, 2007
Deadline: October 12, 2007
Why this is a Deal: This is a savings of $400 per couple
Complete Details: Starting in Athens before heading to Piraeus to embark on the cruise portion of your journey that stops in Mykonos, Rhodes, Patmos, and Kusadasi, Turkey. The seven-day trip leaving out of New York is viewed as an introductory trip to modern and ancient Greece. Optional city tours in Athens are additional. A multi-day extension visiting the sites of ancient Greece costs $549.
Destination: Florence and Rome, Italy
Provider: Tourcrafters (tel. 800/621-2259; www.tourcrafters.com)
Base Price: $749
Additional Fees and Taxes: $185
Duration: Six days
What's Included: Airfare, accommodations, daily buffet breakfast, train travel between cities, and hotel and service taxes.
What's Not: Airline security fees, departure taxes and fuel surcharge.
When: November 16 to December 7
Deadline: No specific deadline given but six weeks advanced booking is suggested
Why this is a Deal: This off-season discount can save you up to $500 off regular trip price or booking yourself.
Complete Details: The trip departs out of Boston with three nights in Rome and three nights in Florence. Additional nights in Rome cost $30 per night. Hotels include the Hotel Brasile in Rome and the Meridiana in Florence. A four-day Amalfi Coast add-on costs $350. Two nights in Tuscany will run you $128 extra.
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