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*Tuscany, from $1,499
Good food and wine taste better with friends, and this trip to Italy's wine country celebrates both. The package includes airfare from New York City, five nights at the four-star Villa Il Patriarca in Tuscany (a 19th-century villa with an outdoor swimming pool), breakfast daily, a car rental for the length of stay, a guided tour and tasting at a Montepulciano wine cellar, a half-day cooking lesson, a voucher for a visit to the Etruscan Archeological Museum of Chianciano Terme, dinner at the on-site restaurant I Salotti, and fuel surcharges. Mention GFG237. Why it's a deal: Airfare is $711, and five nights would cost about $715 per person—$1,426 if booked independently. It's almost like getting the car rental, cellar tour, dinner, and cooking class free. When: Tuesday departures: May 3, 2011; May 10-31, 2011 ($1,699); June 7-28, 2011 ($1,799); July 5-26, 2011 ($1,899). Contact: Foreign Independent Tours, 800/248-3487,

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