* A room at Miami's swish Eden Roc Resort can set you back hundreds of bucks a night; Liberty Travel, however, is offering five nights, plus air, for less than $450. The deal, from $439 per person, includes round-trip air from BWI to Miami (flights often start at $200) and a double at the beautiful-people oceanfront hotel, where rooms commonly go for $300 a night. Space is very tight, so book before the March 30 deadline (travel April 9-15). If there's no vacancy, try Plan B: four nights at the Shelborne Beach Resort, from $499 (vs. $185 regular room rate), or the Edison Hotel on South Beach, from $445 (typically $149). Book by March 16; travel by March 31. Up to $100 in taxes additional. 800-447-1353, www.libertytravel.com.

* TourCrafters is knocking more than $500 off its Southern Italy tours, even in high season, when fares to Rome can cost a grand. The package starts at $1,326 and includes: round-trip air from D.C. to Rome (fares can range from $725 to $1,000); double room at four-star hotels in Rome and Sorrento; breakfast and some meals; all domestic transport, including a steamer to Capri; and guided tours of Capri, Pompeii, Naples, Rome and Vatican City. Book by March 17; travel April to September, but be warned: Depending on availability, prices can rise by a couple hundred in mid-summer -- so have alternate dates. About $112 in taxes extra. 800-621- 2259, www.tourcrafters.com.

-- Andrea Sachs