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: CIE Tours (tel.
Duration: Eight days, six
Additional Fees: $135
Included: Airfare, accommodations, sightseeing, airport
transfers, some meals, all local taxes, porter tips, and hotel service
What's Not Included: Security fees, departure
taxes, and guide/driver tips.
Deadline: Two months advanced booking is
Why this is a Deal: At $155 per day, this
trip is combines affordability without relying on budget
Complete Details: This 2008 Irish
Quest tour leaves from the New York area. Starting in Shannon, this luxury
motor coach tour visits the Cliffs of Moher, Derry, Ulster American Folk
Park, the Giant's Causeway, Galway, Castlebar, Donegal, Omagh and Dublin.
Visit whiskey distilleries, crystal factories, and abbeys. Accommodations
are four-star Irish castles set in country landscapes.
Provider: East West Tours
(tel. 800/776-3341; http://www.east-west-tours.com/)
Base Price: $1,699
Eight days, seven nights
What's Included: Accommodations, private driver,
sightseeing, entrance fees, over-night train transportation within Russia,
English-speaking guide and driver, hotel taxes, and airport
What's Not Included: Air fare, meals, visa,
When: Through December
Deadline: Two months advanced booking for trip
planning is strongly advised.
Why this is a Deal:
Private car travel through Russia at the budget level makes this package
unique and affordable.
Complete Details: This deal
offers extensive sightseeing split between two nights in Moscow and four
in St. Petersburg. In addition to Russia's major sites, such as the
Kremlin and the Hermitage Art Museum, travelers also visit the towns of
Pushkin and Pavlovsk. Known for extensive gardens, lakes, rivers, and
palaces, these towns offer glimpses into a more regal, historic Russia. A
visit to the 144 fountains of Peterhof highlight the last day of the
Destination: South Africa, Namibia, Botswana Safari and Victoria
Provider: Djoser USA (tel.
Additional Fees: $375
Included: Airfare, accommodations, meals, all inland travel,
admission fees, and all guide services.
Included: Travel insurance, security fees, departure taxes, and
When: July 5
Soon: Only four spots are reserved for North American
Why this is a Deal: It's almost impossible
to find a month-long South African travel adventure that costs less than
$200 per day with airfare, all sightseeing, and some
Complete Details: Leaving out of New York, this
trip joins North American travelers with Dutch and Belgian tourists. This
South African safari trip starts off in Cape Town before visiting the
Orange River, Fish River-canyon, Swakopmund, Etosha, Rundu, the Okavango
Delta, and Victoria Falls. Accommodations range from camping to local inns
to small city hotels. Some tents, like the one near Victoria Falls, have
beds or cots in them. While camping, meals are included with travelers
expected to pitch in with preparation and clean-up. In towns or villages,
meals are on your own. These trips are heralded for their cultural
immersion and scope. To qualify for a $500 travel gift certificate,
sign-up for a Djoser USA newsletter at email@example.com.
Destination: Las Vegas
Provider: Liberty Travel
(tel. 888/271-1584; http://www.libertytravel.com/)
Additional Fees: $75
What's Included: Airfare,
accommodations, airport transfers, half-price show, and free city tour
with lunch buffet.
What's Not Included: Security fees
and departure taxes.
When: March 16 to May 31, 2008
Deadline: May 5, 2008
Why this is a
Deal: The ess than $200 per night with airfare at one of the
city's top-rated five-star hotels.
Leaving out of Philadelphia with Monday to Wednesday departures, this
package deal includes accommodations at the Wynn Las Vegas, one of the
city's most luxurious properties. Opened in April 2005, this property
still sparkles with the sheen of new construction. It has its own
championship golf course, lake, and spa. World-class chefs such as Daniel
Boulud and Richard Chen operate on-premise restaurants, and hops include
Chanel, Dior, Louis Vuitton, and Cartier.
Provider: Go Today (tel.
Additional Fees: $95
Included: Airfare, accommodations, daily breakfast, airline fuel
surcharges, and hotel service charges.
Included: Security fees and departure
When: March 21 to
Deadline: March 20
Why this is a
Deal: Booking this alone with airfare would cost
Complete Details: This last minute four-night
trip to Venice includes accommodations at the Canal Hotel, an historic,
family-owned property with a pink façade and antique furnishings. An old
Venetian palace, the boutique hotel located near the train station
overlooks the Grand Canal. Departures are out of the New York area with
airplanes leaving from Newark International Airport or JFK. Departures
from Boston cost an additional $30.
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