Madrid, Air/4 Nights, From $1,099
Indulge in wine and tapas, visit the Prado’s classics, and give flamenco dancing a spin in Spain’s cultural capital.
The Real Deal Round-trip airfare to Madrid on Air France; four nights in Madrid’s business district at Husa Chamartín hotel, daily breakfast, hotel taxes, and fuel surcharges, from $1,099—plus estimated airport taxes and fees of $77.
When Sept. 1–3, 6–10, 2011 ($1,099); add from $50 for Sept. 13–17, 20–24, 27–30, Oct. 1, 4–8, 11–15, 18–22, 25; from $300 for July 1, 2, 5–9, 12–16, 19–23, 26–30, Aug. 2–6, 23–27, 30 and 31.
Gateways New York City ($1,099); add from $25 for Boston and Pittsburgh; from $30 for Washington, DC; from $110 for Chicago; from $130 for Atlanta and Miami; from $250 for L.A., San Francisco, and Seattle; additional gateways available.
The Fine Print Does not include up to $77 in taxes and fees. Does not include airport transfers, which are available from $54 each way for shared transfers. Based on double occupancy; single supplement is from $175. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.
Book By No deadline; based on availability.
Contact Air France Holidays, 800/237-2623, airfrance-holidays.com.
Why It’s a Deal A recent search on Kayak showed that the lowest round-trip airfare between New York City and Madrid starts from $871 with taxes for travel in early September (Air Canada). Add to that $193 per person, including tax, for four nights at Husa Chamartín Hotel, and you’d be paying $1,064 for just the airfare and accommodations. For just $112 more than that, this package covers the flight, four nights’ accommodations, daily breakfasts, and all taxes and fees.
More Several additional activities are available, like a nighttime sightseeing tour of Madrid that includes a flamenco performance and a drink for $75 per person, and a half-day tour of Toledo for $60 per person. Hotel upgrades are available, starting from $100 per person.
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