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Summer flings to Europe from just $999

Just when you start to enjoy spring, it's already time to start planning your summer vacation. If your plans are to go to Europe, there's no time like the present to book a trip across the pond.
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See the Eiffel tower on an ultimate summer fling in Paris for next to nothing.Jean Ayissi / AFP - Getty Images
/ Source: Sherman's Travel

Book by: ASAP
Travel by: Various through August 2007

The Deal
Just when you start to enjoy spring, it's already time to start planning your summer vacation. If your plans are to go to Europe, there's no time like the present to book a trip across the pond. Think you can't afford it? Think again, because we've found four deals – to England, France, Spain, and Italy – that will save you serious dollars on your well-deserved European vacation. Whether you prefer a pulsating city or relaxing on the coast, we've found deals to suit your tastes and your wallet. Air-land combos start at $999 for summer jaunts.

Cheap Fling in the City of Lights from $1099
Want the ultimate summer fling in the City of Lights for a song? Indeed, this season you can wander the romantic streets of Paris for next to nothing with the Virgin Vacations deals we found. Six-night vacations are priced from just $1099, with round-trip airfare from New York and a breakfast-inclusive stay at a no-frills but centrally-located hotel. The package in question is good for travel between July 1 and August 24, at the height of the peak tourist season when airfare alone is known to break the bank and could easily cost you more than $800. Lodging costs for summer stays are equally inflated so you’re saving some serious dollars with this deal.

Low-priced Jaunt to London for just $999
If you prefer British flavor this summer, here’s the lowdown on a fantastic London trip we found. EuropeASAP has a six-night escape to the British capital for just $999, including the flight from New York (other getaways are also available at extra cost); a six-night stay at a mid-range hotel; and daily continental breakfast. The base price includes lodging at Adare Hotel, a simple yet pleasant property near Hyde Park. Want to upgrade your digs? Thirteen other accommodation options are available, running up in price to $2689 for a sojourn at The Ritz, the ultimate in five-star luxury. Note that these prices are good for departures between June 26 and September 3.

See Madrid & Barcelona for only $1369
For a sweet taste of Spanish delights this summer, we found an excellent deal on sale from Virgin Vacations. For only $1369, you can enjoy a six-night trip to the urban highlights of Spain: Madrid and Barcelona. This terrific price covers international airfare; modest but comfy accommodations in each city; the domestic flight between the destinations; and continental breakfast daily. You’ll spend three nights each in the elegant capital of Madrid and the vibrant Mediterranean gem of Barcelona. The base price includes air from New York but for low additional price you can fly from your choice of a US getaway. The price is only valid for trips taken in July and August.

La dolce vita on Amalfi Coast for $1909
What do you say to some summer fun on Italy’s scenic Amalfi Coast? You can, in fact, indulge in some serious la dolce vita with a Go-Today special we screened. This brief but sweet three-nighter for just $1909 will let you explore the many coastal towns and villages of this stunning southern Italian region. The low cost covers airfare from New York or Boston to Naples, in itself priced around $1700 during summer months; a sojourn at a superior hotel in the coastal resort of Sorrento; daily continental breakfast; and a three-day manual car rental. This price is valid for departures between June 25 and July 28. Hotel upgrades are available, too, costing up to $2599 at a deluxe property in the charming seaside town of Positano.

The Dollars
All quoted pricing is based on double occupancy. Add air taxes and fees to all these airfare-inclusive packages.

The Catch
Summer hordes included, too!

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