The Real Deal Vacation package to Florida includes airfare from Chicago to Miami on United Airlines; one night at the Crowne Plaza Miami International Airport; two nights at the Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina in Islamorada; two nights at the Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort in Miami; all transfers and transportation in an air conditioned motor coach; eight meals including five breakfasts, one lunch, and two dinners; an extensive tour program including entrance fees per itinerary and the services of an English-speaking guide throughout; and guided day trips to Everglades National Park, Key West, and a half-day guided tour of Miami Beach; from $1,179 per person including all hotel and air taxes and fees.
When Dec. 16, 2013 ($1,179); check Gate 1 Travel's website for more dates.
Gateways Chicago ($1,179); additional gateway cities are also available.
The Fine Print Airport taxes and fees are included. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.
Book By No deadline; based on availability.
Contact Gate 1 Travel, 800/682-3333, gate1travel.com.
Why It's a Deal A recent Kayak search shows the lowest round-trip airfare between Chicago and Miami starts from $351 in mid-December (US Airways). Add to that $95 per person including taxes for one night at the Crown Plaza Miami International Airport, $207 per person with taxes for two nights at the Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina, and $183 per person with taxes for two nights at the Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort, and you're already spending $836 on airfare and accommodations alone. You would also have to budget $317 per person to rent a car if you wanted to do this same tour on your own (quote is from Enterprise Car Rental), bringing your total to $1,153. For just $26 more than that, this travel package gives you all the same perks, plus several guided day trips and tours, most meals, and covers all taxes and fees.
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