* More than 90 New York City eateries are participating in Restaurant Week 2004 -- actually two Monday-Friday periods, June 21-25 and June 28-July 2. Three-course lunches are $20.12, and dinners are $30.12. Beverage, tax and tips are extra. Info: 212-484-1222,

* Fairmont Chicago's "Grant Park Music Festival Package," good throughout the classical music fest's run June 23-Aug. 29, includes discounted rates starting at $159 a night weekends and $189 weeknights, as well as parking, reserved seating and a 5 p.m. late checkout. Savings are at least $56 per couple per night. Taxes are 15 percent extra. Hotel: 800-526-2008, Festival: 312-742-GPMF,


* Discounts of up to 45 percent are available on select European sailings on Costa Cruises. For example, a seven-day cruise to Sicily, Greece and Turkey on the Costa Tropicale departing Rome Nov. 1 is $789 per person double (brochure rate is $1,429). Taxes are $24 more. Info: 800-247-7320,

* Start eating before you set sail with free restaurant gift certificates from CruisesOnly. Book a cruise and you'll receive a code for four $25 certificates redeemable at restaurants nationwide through The offer is good for 37 itineraries on nine lines; book by June 19. Info: 800-CRUISES,

* Sail with chef Jacques Pepin on the Aug. 24 sailing of Oceania Cruises' Regatta from London to Lisbon and get a two-for-one deal. Sale fare starts at $1,799 per person double and includes cooking demonstrations by Pepin. Book by June 30. Info: 305-514-2300,


* US Airways has special fares for AARP members. For example, fly from Zone 1 (which includes D.C.) to Zone 5 (Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, Washington) and pay $298 round trip, plus taxes, Monday-Thursday. Sales are often cheaper, but this promotion is a good choice for destinations not usually included in sales. A second ticket on the same itinerary can be purchased at the same fare for a person of any age. Details: Book at 866-886-2277.

* JetBlue has $99 one-way fares from Dulles to Sacramento for travel through Aug. 29. Round-trip fare with taxes is $218; lowest fare for nonstop flights on other airlines is $284. Purchase by June 17 at

* Fly nonstop from D.C. to London this September or October for $319 round trip (plus about $120 in taxes) with a deal from 1800FlyEurope. Price is about $100 less than the going rate. Airline is disclosed after purchase. Buy by June 15. Info: 800-FLY-EUROPE,


* South African Tourism is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the end of apartheid with promotions from several travel providers. For example, (800-387-8850, has an eight-night "Affordable South Africa" trip starting at $1,999 per person double for travel Oct. 15-Nov. 30. The package includes round-trip air from New York, domestic air, transfers, five nights at the Cape Town Hollow Hotel, two sightseeing tours, three nights at Pretoriuskop Rest Camp with most meals and two game drives. Taxes are $124 extra. Priced separately, airfare and lodging alone would cost about $1,934. For more tour choices, contact South African Tourism, 212-730-2929,

* A discounted Greek tour that includes round trip air from New York, three nights at the Divani Palace Acropolis with buffet breakfast, a three-night cruise aboard Royal Olympic's MTS Triton and transfers is being offered by Friendly Planet Travel. Price per person double starts at $999 for Nov. 2 and 9 departures. Taxes are $230 extra. Priced separately, air would cost about $600, the hotel $229 a night and the cruise $465 per person -- for a savings of more than $358 per couple. Book by July 16. Info: 800-555-5765,

-- Carol Sottili

Prices were verified and available on Thursday afternoon when the Travel section went to press. However, deals sell out quickly and are not guaranteed to be available. Restrictions such as day of travel, blackout dates and advance-purchase requirements sometimes apply.