Berlin, Dresden, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Air, Rail, 12 Nights, From $1,669
The ultimate tour of Central Europe's finest cities.
The Real Deal Airfare from New York City to Berlin, then from Budapest to New York City on TAP Portugal; airline fuel surcharges; two nights at the Park Inn Berlin, next door to Alexanderplatz; two nights at the centrally located Hotel Ibis Dresden Bastei; three nights at the Hotel Atlantic in the heart of Prague; three nights at the Senator Hotel Vienna; two nights at Ibis Heroes Square in Budapest, close to Vajdahunyad Castle, St. Stephen’s Basilica, and Heroes Square; transportation between all cities via standard rail with reserved seats; and daily breakfast; from $1,669—plus up to $145 in airport taxes and fees.
When Jan. 14, 21, 28, Feb. 4, 11, 18, 2012 ($1,669).
Gateways New York City ($1,669); additional gateway cities available.
The Fine Print Airport taxes and fees cost about $145 extra per person. Based on double occupancy; the single supplement is from $475. Read these guidelines before booking 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 multicity round-trip ticket from New York City to Berlin and Budapest starts from $793 in late January (Continental). Add to that $216 per person including taxes for two nights at the Park Inn Berlin, $186 per person including taxes for two nights at the Hotel Ibis Dresden Bastei, $217 per person including taxes for three nights at the Hotel Atlantic, $255 for three nights at the Senator Hotel Vienna, and $152 per person including taxes for two nights at the Ibis Heroes Square, and you’re paying $1,819 for airfare and accommodations alone. For $5 less, this package gives you airfare, 12 nights’ accommodations in five central European cities, transportation between all cities via standard rail, daily breakfast, and all taxes and fees.
More Several optional tours are available, including a guided tour of historic Potsdam with a visit to Sanssouci Palace for $52 per person. Embark on a hop-on-hop-off bus tour of Berlin for $27 per person, take a bus tour of beautiful Prague for $39 per person, or opt for the guided tour of Budapest for $25 per person. Enjoy a traditional Czech folklore dinner complete with music and dancing for $75 per person for an authentic night of Czech culture. While in Vienna, explore the art, museums, and palaces of the city for $52 per person, or treat yourself to a full-day trip to Salzburg—its Sound of Music charm as well as the birthplace of Mozart—for $131 per person.
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