Libertyville, IL, January 12, 2006 "“ Savvy travelers can still enjoy the mild and sunny Italian winter with TourCrafters' $499 "Rome Hot Deal," which is available until March 15. The 5-day/4-night bargain package includes round trip air fare from New York, accommodations at the centrally located Hotel Brasile, daily breakfast, hotel service charges and taxes and"”until February 10"”a complimentary sightseeing tour of monumental Rome. The 3-star Hotel Brasile has private baths, mini-bars, satellite TV and hairdryers, but hotel upgrades are also possible for an additional charge. Like all TourCrafters hotels, these are the very best in their categories.

Add-on fares from other cities are $50 from Boston and Washington, $85 from Chicago and $95 from Miami.

TourCrafters offers similar packages to other Italian highlights: Florence ($479 until March 10), Venice ($459 until February 16) and the Amalfi Coast ($569 until March 30).

The prices given above are per person, double occupancy, are subject to availability and do not include airport taxes or fuel surcharges. Reservations must be paid for within 72 hours. For more information, visit For reservations, call 800-482-5995.

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