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CAGE ADVENTURE FLICK SPAWNS SELF-GUIDED TOURS

The week's best bargains around the globe:

The Philadelphia and Washington tourism bureaus have a self-guided tour and hotel/transportation promotion inspired by "National Treasure," the upcoming Nicolas Cage flick.

For example, the nightly rate at the Hyatt Regency Philadelphia at Penn's Landing is $155 (normally $205). On Amtrak, buy one full-price ticket between the two cities and a second passenger gets 50 percent off; the deal does not include Metroliner or Acela Express, and blackout days apply. Promotion is good now through March 31. Hotel taxes are extra. Info: (800) 422-8644, www.movietour.org.

Book three nights and get the fourth night free at Summerwind, a new bed-and-breakfast near Ocho Rios, Jamaica. The deal is good Nov. 17-Dec. 8. Nightly rates start at $45 per person double. Taxes are 15 percent extra. Info: 920-921-8663, www.summerwindjamaica.com.

Travel first class on Eurostar between London and Paris or Brussels and pay the price of a standard ticket. The promotional one-way fare starts at $90 for travel Monday-Thursday between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.; normal fare for a one-way first-class ticket starts at $142. Book by Nov. 30; travel through Dec. 15. Info: (888) 382-7245, www.raileurope.com.

Book a 2005 Alaska cruise by Feb. 26 aboard the Empress of the North and get free airfare between Seattle and Juneau. Plus, on the June 4, June 25 and Aug. 20 departures, get an additional $800 savings per couple. The June 4 sailing, for example, is $3,299 per person double before the discount. Port charges are $149 per person extra. Round-trip air deal is worth about $325 per person. Info: (800) 434-1232, www.americaweststeamboat.com.

Take a seven-night cruise on a SeaDream yacht this fall starting at $1,999 per person double; brochure rate is $4,900. Itineraries vary. For example, the fare applies to round-trip cruises from Cancun on the SeaDream II departing Dec. 5 and Dec. 12, and to cruises on the SeaDream I departing St. Thomas Nov. 28, Dec. 5 and Dec. 12. Port charges are about $224 extra. Info: (800) 707-4911, www.seadreamyachtclub.com.

Moment's Notice Travel is giving away two nights' lodging at select Courtyard by Marriott, Fairfield Inn, Hampton Inn, Ramada and Wyndham hotels in more than 100 cities to anyone booking a cruise on Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, MSC, Holland America, Cunard, Norwegian or Costa. Hotel voucher is worth up to $200. Book the cruise by Jan. 31 and travel in 2005. Hotel taxes are extra, and 40-day-advance hotel reservations are required. Info: (888) 241-3366, www.momentsnoticetravel.com.

AirTran has a systemwide sale for travel through March 2. Purchase by Wednesday. Ten-day advance purchase and blackout dates apply. Book at www.airtran.com.

Get two-for-one pricing and free airfare from New York on Discovery World Cruise's 16-night repositioning sailing from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to Harwich, England, departing May 2. Fare starts at $4,495 for two, including port charges and taxes for first passenger; second passenger pays $364 for port charges and taxes. Info: (866) 623-2689, www.discoveryworldcruises.com.

Independence Air is having a fall fare sale, with tickets costing as little as $34 each way. Seven-day advance purchase required. Holiday blackouts apply. Purchase by Monday at www.flyi.com and complete travel by Feb. 15. Other airlines are matching in select markets.

Bring a friend of the opposite sex on a 2005 Singles Travel International trip and get one free airfare valued up to $250. Fourteen trips and cruises qualify.

For example, an eight-night adventure in Costa Rica departing April 17 is $2,608 per person double including air from Reagan National; bring a friend and your cost is $2,358. Info: (877) SOLO-TRIP, www.singlestravelintl.com.

Spend six nights in the Azores, about 1,000 miles off Portugal, starting at $569 per person double, including charter air from Boston, six nights' lodging and breakfasts.

The package from Azores Express includes air to Sao Miguel and lodging at the Hotel Vila Nova; hotel upgrades and connecting flights to other islands are available. Taxes are $80 extra. Priced separately, the flight costs about $504 and the hotel about $91 a night. Info: (800) 762-9995, www.azores-express.com.

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