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La dolce vita can be yours with Virgin Vacations' flight/hotel package to Rome. The six-night special is priced from $949, and includes budget accommodations and daily continental breakfast.
updated 8/11/2008 9:41:51 AM ET 2008-08-11T13:41:51

Book by: August 21, 2008
Travel by: December 11, 2008

The deal
Now is the time to keep an eye out for late shoulder-season or just plain off-season steals. To that end, we present a special set of November flight-lodging packages to the Czech Republic, Italy, Belgium and the Netherlands. Considering where fuel costs are headed, these international six-night getaways are definite bargains. Prices start at just $799. To take advantage of generous markdowns from summer highs you mustn’t dally. These rates are only available until August 21.

Prague package $799 and up
For a time-traversing adventure in Central Europe, complete with medieval monuments, Art Nouveau architecture and a cutting-edge art scene, head to Prague. Roundtrip airfare to the ancient capital, plus tourist-level accommodations for six nights with breakfast, starts at $799. Superior-rate lodging bumps the price to $1,039 and up. This package, courtesy of, is available through March 2009, but for these low rates fly between November 1-December 11 from New York or Newark. Making the whole offer even sweeter is the Czech koruna’s favorable exchange to the dollar.

Six nights in Rome plus air from $949
La dolce vita can be yours with this flight/hotel package to Rome through Virgin Vacations. Priced from $949, the six-night special provides ample time to marvel at the must-sees (when tourist crowds are a fraction of summer numbers) and still do as the Romans do. This price will get you budget accommodations. For travelers preferring more frills, higher-category hotels start at $1,069 and superior-tier lodging is $1,329 and up. Daily continental breakfast is included as well. These quotes are valid for departures between November 1 and December 11 from New York or Newark.

See Amsterdam and Brussels from $1,219
If you prefer to maximize your travel with shorter stays in more than one destination, you may like this multi-country jaunt from Virgin Vacations. The six-night excursion to Belgium and the Netherlands runs from $1,219. The package includes roundtrip travel from New York; three nights in both Amsterdam and Brussels; one-way train transportation between cities; and breakfast daily. Upgrading to superior-category accommodations brings the total to $1,539. To claim these prices, you must travel between November 1 and December 11.

The dollars
Prices are per person and cover hotel taxes and service changes, and mandated airline fuel charges. Airport taxes and fees are not included.

The catch
The packages are nonrefundable and cannot be changed.

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