and the winner is... (drumroll, please)
TUSCANY: LUXURY VINEYARD ESTATE VACATION--$999
Ok, so maybe I'm a bit biased because it's Italy...but just wait until you hear this deal, you would pick it, too.
Imagine staying at a vineyard redesigned by the famous Ferragamo family. That vineyard would have style, and in this case, it does. Il Borro Estate is a 1,000-year-old country estate in Tuscany. Now renovated, it has 5-star amenities and a medieval village. Usually, a stay hear would run you $500 a night, but with this deal from Sceptre Tours, you can stay 6 nights in one of their village villas with airfare and car rental included, all starting at $999. On top of all that, a complimentary bottle of wine from Il Borro's wine cellar will be awaiting your arrival at the villa. With all the money you save on flights and accomodations, you could purchase a 3-hour Tuscan cooking class for $99 or take part in a wine tasting or take a ride on horseback.
The only problem with this deal is that you have to travel in February and March, and if you decide to go in April or May, the cost will increase by $300. So maybe the smart move is to clear some time from your busy schedule the next couple months and book this deal by Jan. 22.
This week's runner-up...
7 Night Florida & Bahamas Cruise--$429
Celebrate Spring Break aboard the Norwegian Jewel. At the beginning of May, the cruise ship will take off from New York and venture down to Port Canaveral (Orlando), then Great Stirrup Cay (Norwegian Cruise Lines private island) and finally to Nassau, Bahamas. You also get $50 credit per cabin, a FREE upgrade to a better interior cabin, and 15% off shore excursions.
The $429 price is only available for May 1 and 8 departures. If you depart May 15 or 22, it's $10 more, departing on May 29, June 5 or 12 will push the price up by $20. So really you aren't trapped by departure dates, since the price stays pretty low through June. But hurry, cause these rates will only last until this Friday, January 15!!