updated 1/26/2009 11:05:19 AM ET 2009-01-26T16:05:19

Mendoza, Argentina, 2 nights, from $385: Wine tasting and horseback riding
The Real Deal:
Two nights in a suite at a wine estate, private hotel transfers, breakfast daily, one dinner, an in-room massage for two, a personal winery tour and wine-tasting, horseback riding, a round of golf or golf lesson, and a gift of two bottles of wine and fresh fruit from the estate, for $385 per person — including taxes.

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When: Ongoing.

The fine print: The package includes all taxes and fees. Based on double occupancy; no single bookings. Add nights from $100 per person. Airfare is not included.

Book by: No deadline; based on availability.

Contact: Algodon Wine Estates, 866/960-7700, algodonwineestates.com.

Included highlights:Algodon Wine Estates, in San Rafael, Mendoza, is a working vineyard that's ecologically friendly. There are a ton of inclusions in the Gaucho weekend package — they'd amount to about $800 if booked independently. You'll have dinner for two, which will include asado, a traditional preparation of beef over an open flame, plus empanadas, dessert and wine from the estate. Enjoy a guided wine tour and tasting, and play a round of golf on the estate's nine-hole course (or take a lesson). There's also an equestrian center for horseback riding. After all that activity, you'll need the in-room couples massage and a helping of the fresh fruit — kiwis, peaches, grapes and apricots — from the estate in your room. Read more about Mendoza, Argentina's main wine region, in our recent story.

Lodging: You'll stay in a Superior Suite with a fireplace at The Hotel Lodge at Algodon Wine Estates. The lodge has a swimming pool and a library.

Castries, St. Lucia, 3 nights, from $621: Golf and a photo session
The Real Deal:
Three nights' accommodations, all meals and beverages, unlimited golf, and water sports, such as scuba diving, from $621 per person — including all taxes.

When: Through Mar. 15, 2009.

The fine print: Includes all taxes and fees. Based on double occupancy; no single bookings. Airfare is not included.

Book by: Feb. 13, 2009.

Contact: Sandals, 888/726-3257, sandals.com.

Lodging: The Sandals Regency La Toc Golf Resort & Spa in Castries will be your base for the three-night stay. The 210-acre resort has seven dining options and three pools, including the island's largest. The nine-hole golf course is complimentary to use. In addition to offering 55 percent off regular rates, the resort is throwing in some mood enhancers: a bottle of sparkling wine, champagne flutes to keep, turndown service, chocolate-covered fruit in the room, and a 15-minute photo session to capture that perfect sweetheart moment.

Paris, France, air/3 nights, from $979: C'mon, it's Paris!
The Real Deal:
Round-trip airfare on Air France, three nights' accommodations, breakfast daily, a city tour and map, airline fuel surcharges, and hotel taxes and fees, from $979 per person — plus about $130 in taxes.

When: Feb. 13 and 14. Note that if you travel from Feb. 1 to 12 and Feb. 15 to 25, the price drops $100.

Gateways: New York City; add $40 for D.C.; $50 for St. Louis; $60 for Boston; $100 for Nashville; $130 for Miami, San Francisco; $180 for Atlanta; $210 for Orlando; additional gateways available.

The fine print: Does not include airport taxes and fees of about $130 per person. Based on double occupancy; single supplement is $140. Add hotel transfers from $68 each way. Additional nights are $93 per person.

Book by: No deadline; based on availability.

Contact: Air France Holidays, 800/237-2623, airfranceholidays.com.

Included highlights: During the Paris Panorama Tour, you'll be able to spot the Notre-Dame Cathedral, Champs-Élysées, and Eiffel Tower. There are several stops along the way, so you can scout postcard-perfect spots for stealing a kiss.

Lodging: The Hotel Le Royal will be your base for the three-night stay. The 55-room hotel is decorated in the neoclassical style and specifically touts its soundproof rooms.

Vienna, Austria, air/6 nights, from $1,409: Romance for music lovers
The Real Deal:
Round-trip airfare on Austrian Airlines, six nights' accommodations, breakfast daily, a dinner and a concert in Schönbrunn Palace, and hotel taxes, from $1,409 per person — plus about $140 in airport taxes.

When: Through March 31, 2009; add $90 for April 1–May 14, Aug. 31–Oct. 25; $430 for May 15–Aug. 30.

Gateways: D.C., New York City; add $140 for Orlando; $150 for Atlanta; $250 for L.A.; additional gateways available.

The fine print: Does not include airport taxes and fees of about $140 per person. Based on double occupancy; single supplement is $269. Transfers are not included; add them through the tour operator starting at $55 each way. Note that you can choose whether to visit Vienna or Salzburg first.

Book by: No deadline; based on availability.

Contact: Austrian Airlines Vacation Center, 800/790-4682, austrianair-vacations.com.

Included highlights: You'll spend three nights in Vienna and three in Salzburg. In Vienna, there's a dinner at Café Restaurant Residenz restaurant in Scönbrunn Palace: a three-course meal with a salmon platter, an entrée, and a decadent chocolate mousse for dessert. Afterward, you'll head to Orangery Schönbrunn for a concert. You'll hear some of Mozart's and Strauss's most famous works, including excerpts from Don Giovanni and Die Fledermaus (tickets are valued at $110 per person). The palace is a beautiful example of Austrian architecture — and the gardens are perfect for a romantic stroll.

Lodging: You'll stay for three nights at Hotel Savoy in Vienna, near a romantic walking area called Spittelberg, with small cafés and breweries, and three nights at the Hotel Europa Salzburg, which has mountain views.

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