Escape to Italy's scenic Tuscany region, sleep in a Renaissance villa for six nights and tool around the countryside in your own car by day for as little as $1,147 per person, including round-trip airfare from L.A.
The deal: The Tuscan Villa Vacation gives you six nights at the restored Villa Belvedere Campoli, which dates to the 16th century, in the village of Mercatale Val di Pesa. You also get a manual-shift car (or for $100 more, an automatic) for the week, including taxes and collision damage waiver, and round-trip economy airfare (various airlines are used, depending on the date) to and from Florence, Italy. Tips and meals are extra. The package is good for travel Dec. 1 to March 31, except for Dec. 18 through Jan. 6.
Info: Dooley Vacations, (877) 331-9301, www.dooleyvacations.com.
-- Jane Engle