Athens & Istanbul, Air/6 Nights, From $1,005

Spend a week exploring ruins from the ancient Greek and Byzantine Empires.

Mosque domes in Istanbul, Turkey (Andrew Ward/Life File/Photodisc)

The Real Deal Multicity airfare (U.S. to Athens, Athens to Istanbul, Istanbul to U.S.) on Lufthansa and Aegean Airlines, three nights in Athens at the Achilleas Hotel, three nights in Istanbul at the Hotel Poem, breakfast daily, all taxes and fees, and fuel surcharges, from $1,005 per person.

When Feb. 1–Mar. 30, 2011.

Gateways New York City; add from $22 for Boston; from $53 for Miami; from $66 for Houston; from $79 for Chicago; from $232 for Atlanta; from $246 for San Francisco; from $265 for L.A.; from $285 for Phoenix; from $304 for Seattle; additional gateways available.

The Fine Print Includes all taxes and fees. Based on double occupancy; single supplement is $127. Prices based on a March 18 departure date; rates for other dates may fluctuate slightly. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.

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Why It's a Deal In a recent Kayak search, we found a multicity fare (New York CIty to Athens, Athens to Istanbul, Istanbul to New York City) in mid-March for $813 (Turkish Airlines). For $192 more, this package covers the airfare, plus six nights' accommodations, six breakfasts, and all taxes and fees.

More More than a 100 other hotel options are available in each city. Extend your stay at Athens' Achilleas for an additional $30 per person per night or at Istanbul's Poem for an additional $45 per person per night, based on double occupancy. Add round-trip airport transfers for an extra $74 per person in Athens and an extra $57 per person in Istanbul, based on two travelers.

Note:This story was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.

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