ARGENTINA

With the tango, a dramatic turnDance the night away at the Hilton Buenos Aires with its Totally Tango package designed for travelers who want to immerse them- selves in this dance of passion.

Info: Hilton Buenos Aires; 011-54-11-4891-0101, www.hilton.com.

Dates: Through Dec. 31.

Price: Starting at $299 per night, double occupancy, with a minimum three-night stay that includes a Saturday. The rate includes deluxe accommodations, a lesson for two with one of Argentina's top dance instructors, two tickets to the tango show "Esquina Carlos Gardel" (admission includes dinner), two tickets to the Casa de Carlos Gardel Museum, daily buffet breakfast for two, a techno-tango CD and access to the hotel's health club and spa.

BRITAIN

In London, a cultural questExplore England's art scene with writer Barbara Isenberg, hosting her 25th annual London arts tour. She will take you on behind-the-scenes visits to theaters, museums and galleries. Participants will see six theatrical performances, including Ralph Fiennes in "Oedipus" and Derek Jacobi in "Twelfth Night." Also included: a visit to the newly reopened Saatchi Gallery and a seaside excursion to Brighton's Royal Pavilion and Bexhill's De La Warr Pavilion.

Info: Susan Holden, Protravel International, Beverly Hills; (800) 301-3993, www.protravelinc.com.

Dates: Dec. 28 to Jan. 6.

Price: $6,289 per person, double occupancy ($1,150 single supplement), including round-trip airfare, four-star hotel accommodations, many meals, group transfers and all excursions.

AUSTRALIA

L.A. to Sydney on the Queen Mary 2Embark on one segment of the Queen Mary 2's World Cruise and sail to Sydney, Australia, by way of other Pacific Ocean highlights, including Honolulu; Pago Pago, American Samoa; and Auckland, New Zealand, where you can explore the countryside. When you end in Sydney, take a sightseeing tour or climb the Harbor Bridge. At sea, take advantage of the Cunard Insights Enrichment Program, which features speakers prominent in oceanography, meteorology, space exploration and maritime history.

Info: Cunard Line; (800) 728-6273, www.cunard.com.

Dates: Feb. 10 to 26.

Itinerary: Los Angeles, Honolulu, American Samoa, Auckland, Sydney.

Price: From $4,415 per person, double occupancy, plus $120 in taxes and a $126 fuel supplement.

-- Avital Binshtock