The Real Deal Vacation package to Paris and Rome includes airfare from New York City to Paris, with a return flight from Rome on Iberia, three nights at the Timhotel Boulevard Berthier in Paris, three nights at the Hotel Portamaggiore in Rome, a flight between Paris and Rome on Iberia, daily breakfast, from $1,229 per person including all hotel and air taxes and fees.
When Jan. 3, 10, 17, 31, Feb. 7, 14, 21, 2013 ($1,229); add $10 for Nov. 29, 2012 ($1,239); add $30 for Nov. 1, 22, 2012, Feb. 28, Mar. 7, 14, 2013 ($1,259); add $40 for Dec. 6, 13, 2012 ($1,269); check Gate 1 Travel's website for more dates.
Gateways New York City ($1,229); additional gateway cities are also available.
The Fine Print Airport taxes and fees are included in the package price. Package does not include Italian City Taxes that are payable locally. Based on double occupancy; the single supplement is from $256. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.
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Why It's a Deal A recent Kayak search shows the lowest multicity round-trip airfare starts from $751 in early January (Turkish Airlines). Add to that $335 per person including taxes for three nights at the Timhotel Boulevard Berthier, and $159 per person including taxes for three nights at the Hotel Portamaggiore in Rome, and you're spending $1,245 on airfare and accommodation alone. For $16 less, this travel package gives you airfare and six nights in two European capitals, plus the flight from Paris to Rome, daily breakfast, and all taxes and fees.
More Several optional tours are available. In Paris, a guided city tour is avaialable for $28 per person, a guided tour of the Grand Louvre Museum for $68 per person, and a traditional cabaret show for $123 per person. Enjoy a guided walking tour of Rome with lunch for $152 per person or a guided walking tour of the Vatican Museums, St. Peter's Basilica, and the Piazza San Bernardo for $84 per person.
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