The Real Deal This vacation package to Great Britain includes airfare from New York City to London, with a return flight from Manchester; two nights in London at the Holiday Inn Kings Cross/Bloomsbury; two nights at the Mercure Stratford-upon-Avon Shakespeare Hotel; two nights in York at the Mercure York Fairfield Manor; one night at the Jurys Inn Manchester; a six-day mini-manual car rental including unlimited mileage, damage waiver, third party liability, road fund licensing fees, airport surcharges, and local taxes; and daily breakfast; from $1,439 per person including air and hotel taxes and fees.
When Jan. 9, 16, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 2013 ($1,439); add $10 for Dec. 19, 2012, Feb. 27, 2013; add $30 for Mar. 6, 13, 2013; check Gate 1 Travel's website for more dates.
Gateways New York City ($1,439); additional gateway cities also available.
The Fine Print Airport taxes and fees are included in the package price. Based on double occupancy; single supplement is from $506. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.
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Contact Gate 1 Travel, 800/682-3333, gate1travel.com.
Why It's a Deal A recent Kayak search shows the lowest round-trip multicity airfare between New York City, London, and Manchester starts from $732 in mid-January (Aer Lingus). Add to that $319 per person including taxes for two nights at the Holiday Inn Kings Cross/Bloomsbury, $156 per person including taxes for two nights at the Mercure Stratford-upon-Avon Shakespeare Hotel, $108 per person including taxes for two nights at the Mercure York Fairfield Manor, and $55 per person including taxes for one night at the Jurys Inn Manchester, and you're already spending $1,299 on airfare and accommodation alone. For just $69 more than that, this travel package also includes a six-day car rental, daily breakfast, and all taxes and fees.
More Enjoy a hop-on-hop-off bus tour of the city of London, with stops at most major attractions, for $40 per person, or take advantage of The London Pass, which gives you entrance to more than 55 attractions, a guidebook, and special discounts on city shopping and restaurants, for $67 per person. Upgrade your vehicle to an economy automatic car for from $78 more per couple, a standard automatic car for from $180 more per couple, or splurge for an automatic minivan for from $450 more per couple.
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