London, Paris & Rome, Air, Rail, 7 Nights, From $1,299
Enjoy a leisurely stroll through London's Hyde Park, savor French delicacies in Paris, and take time to admire the classical beauty of Rome's historic neighborhoods.
The Real Deal Round-trip airfare from New York City to London and from Rome to New York City on United Airlines, two nights at either London’s Ambassadors Hotel in the Kensington and Chelsea shopping areas or Central Park Hotel just outside of Hyde Park, two nights at either the Kyriad Hotel Paris Bercy Village or Timhotel Bd Berthier in Paris, two nights at either the Hotel Portamaggiore or the Hotel Donatello in Rome's historic city center, one overnight train from Paris to Rome with couchette sleeper, and breakfast daily, from $1,299 per person—plus up to $115 in airport taxes and fees.
When Nov. 1, 22, 29, 2011; Jan. 17, 2012 ($1,299).
Gateways New York City ($1,299).
The Fine Print Airport taxes and fees cost up to $115 extra per person. Does not include Rome city tax of $9 for staying in four-to-five-star hotels for two nights. Based on double occupancy; the single supplement is from $350. 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 from New York City to London and Rome starts from $608 per person in November and January (Aer Lingus). Add to that $258 per person with taxes for two nights at the Ambassadors Hotel, $356 per person with taxes for two nights at the Kyriad Hotel Paris Bercy Village, $260 per person with taxes for two nights at the Hotel Portamaggiore, and you’re paying at minimum $1,482 for air and accommodations alone, depending on your hotel choices. For $68 less, this package gives you airfare, six nights' accommodations at hotels in three major European cities, an overnight train ride from Paris to Rome with couchette, breakfast daily, and all taxes and fees.
More Several options are available, including a ride on the London Eye for $29, a vintage open-bus tour of London for $56, a Paradis Latin show in Paris for $115, the Grand Louvre Museum tour for $65, a tour of Rome by night for $57, and a tour of the Vatican Museums in Rome for $84.
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