Madrid & Barcelona, Air/6 Nights, From $899
This spring, split a week between shopping on Alcalá street in Madrid and hanging out on Mar Bella beach in Barcelona.
The Real Deal Multicity airfare (the U.S. to Madrid, Madrid to Barcelona, Barcelona to the U.S.) on Aer Lingus and Spain Air; three nights in Madrid at the 111-room Rafaelhoteles Ventas; three nights in Barcelona at the 115-room Rafaelhoteles Diagonal Port; fuel surcharges; and all taxes and fees; from $899 per person.
When Feb. 1−Mar. 31, 2011.
Gateways New York City; add from $56 for Boston; from $76 for Chicago; from $113 for Houston; from $116 for Seattle; from $119 for Miami; from $185 for San Francisco; from $201 for L.A.; from $220 for Atlanta; from $273 for Phoenix; additional gateways available.
The Fine Print Includes all taxes and fees. Based on double occupancy; single supplement is $265. Prices are 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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Contact European Destinations, 877/267-2247, europeandestinations.com.
Why It's a Deal In a recent Kayak search, we found a multicity fare (New York City to Madrid, Madrid to Barcelona, Barcelona to New York City) in late March for $692 (Iberia). For $207 more than airfare alone, this package covers the airfare, plus six nights' accommodations and all taxes and fees.
More More than a hundred hotel options are available in each city, and some options include breakfast. Extend your stay at Mardrid's Ventas for an additional $52 per person per night or at Barcelona's Diagonal Port for an additional $40 per person per night, based on double occupancy. Add round-trip airport transfers for an extra $84 per person in Madrid or for an extra $68 per person in Barcelona, based on two travelers.
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