The Real Deal Vacation package includes round-trip airfare to Philadelphia on American Airlines, two nights in Philadelphia at the Hilton Garden Inn Philadelphia City Center, two nights in Gettysburg at the Courtyard by Marriott Gettysburg, one night in the Shenandoah Valley at the Hilton Inn Front Royal Blue Ridge Shadows, two nights in Williamsburg at the Hilton Garden Inn Williamsburg, two nights in Washington, D.C. at the Capitol Skyline Hotel,a 10-day car rental with unlimited miles, one breakfast, hotel taxes, and fuel surcharges, from $1,019 including hotel and air taxes and fees—plus $33 per vehicle per night parking at Hilton Garden Inn Philadelphia City Center, and $28 per vehicle per night parking at the Capitol Skyline Hotel.
When Nov. 3, Dec. 1, 2012 ($1,019); add $20 for Apr. 21, 2012; add $40 for Apr. 28, Nov. 17, 2012; add $50 for Apr. 14, May 19, Sept. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27, 2012; add $100 for Jun. 16, 23, 30, Jul. 7, 2012.
Gateways Chicago ($1,019); add from $20 for Phoenix; from $45 for Miami and Atlanta; from $65 for L.A.; from $80 for Seattle; from $180 for Dallas; additional gateways available.
The Fine Print Does not include $122 per vehicle in hotel parking fees and a $15 per vehicle Shenandoah National Park entrance fee. Package price includes hotel and air taxes and fees. Based on double occupancy; single supplement from $714. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.
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Why It’s a Deal A recent search on Kayak showed that the lowest round-trip airfare from Chicago to Philadelphia was $321 with taxes for travel in mid-November (American Airlines). Add to that $161 per person, including taxes and fees, for two nights at the Hilton Garden Inn Philadelphia City Center, $130 per person for two nights at the Courtyard by Marriott Gettysburg, $48 per person for one night at the Holiday Inn Front Royal Blue Ridge Shadows; $100 per person for two nights at the Hilton Garden Inn Williamsburg, and $285 per person for two nights at the Capitol Skyline Hotel, and your total for airfare and accommodations alone is $1,045 when booked separately. For $26 less, this package covers the flight, nine nights’ accommodations, a 10-day car rental, one breakfast, and all associated taxes and fees.
More Extend your stay at Hilton Garden Inn Philadelphia City Center for $55 per person per night, based on double occupancy. Hotel upgrades are available from $50 per person. Car upgrades are available from $45.
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