updated 9/18/2009 12:06:21 PM ET 2009-09-18T16:06:21

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Travel by: Through Dec. 31

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The deal
Celebrate the arrival of fall with an affordable escape to Europe. If high-season rates have been discouraging you from a trip across the pond lately, these fall travel bargains just might change your mind. Head to London or Rome now to experience milder temperatures and shorter lines at top city attractions.

London shopping package from $376
From world-class department stores like Harrods, to lively markets and vintage thrift stores, London offers unparalleled opportunities for shoppers of all varieties. The Joy of Shopping package available at two Jumeirah London hotels includes a personal shopping kit with an $80 Harvey Nichols Voucher, plus guides to London’s culture and shopping, and a Pevonia footcare pack to relieve your tired feet. Available through Dec. 31, the package includes full English breakfast and complimentary use of the Peak Health Club & Spa. Rates start at about $376 per night.

Rome four-night escape with airfare from $799
Experience the magnificent eternal city of Rome on this affordable getaway package from Central Holidays. Your four-night trip includes one half-day guided tour of ancient sites like the Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain, with plenty of extra time available to explore this classical city on your own.

Budget Europe The Siviglia Hotel offers spacious guestrooms close to world-class shopping along the Via Nazionale, with complimentary daily buffet breakfast. Starting from just $799 per person, your package stay includes round-trip airfare from New York on Alitalia, plus hotel taxes and gratuities. Book by Oct. 31; travel from Nov. 15 to March 25, 2010.

The dollars
Based on double occupancy. Taxes and fees are additional.

The catch
Compare airfare prices before your departure date. Visit ShermansTravel.com to find the best fares.

The details
For the London shopping package, visit jumeirah.com or call 44-0-20-7823-1234. For the Rome trip, visit centralholidays.com or call 1-800-539-7098.

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