TourCrafters offers bargain Paris package — from $575


LIBERTYVILLE, IL (September 15, 2008) — Now is the time to book a long weekend in Paris. The dollar is gaining on the euro big time — so meals, transportation and entertainment will all cost less — and TourCrafters has come up with a terrific bargain-priced package that starts at only $575 for 5-days/4-nights, including round-trip air fare from New York, accommodations at the modern Hotel Quartier République Le Marais, daily buffet breakfast, service charges and taxes. The package is valid from November 1 to March 31, except for the second half of December.

The glittering capital of France — that most romantic of cities — is a perfect weekend getaway. Five days allows time to see the Eiffel Tower (which really glitters after dark), shop in the hip Marais quarter, sample lively bistros and cafés around the Place de la République and tour the Louvre for free on the first Sunday of the month.

More than a dozen hotel upgrades are available, including the 3-star Choiseul Opera, which costs $711 and the Clarion St. James & Albany, which costs $957. Also available are add-on air fares from other departure cities: $35 from Washington, D.C., $55 from Boston, $55 from Seattle, $67 from Chicago, $109 from Miami, $143 from San Francisco, $143 from Houston, $176 from Atlanta and $177 from Los Angeles.

All prices are per person, double occupancy, are subject to availability and do not include airport taxes of $112 or fuel surcharges of $330, which are not included in the quoted price because they are subject to change by the airlines. Reservations must be paid for within 72 hours of booking. For additional information about this and other good-deal wintertime packages, visit . For reservations, call 800-482-5995.