Paris, Air/4 Nights, From $1,097
Tour Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, and other historic sites in the French capital.
The Real Deal Round-trip airfare on Air France, Delta, or a similar airline to Paris; four nights at Le Quartier Bastille, Le Faubourg hotel; breakfast daily; a sightseeing tour of the city's historic sites, including the Opera Square, Place Vendôme, Champs-Élysées, Eiffel Tower, and Notre Dame Cathedral; hotel taxes and service charges; from $1,097 per person—plus airport taxes and fees of $115.
When Through May 15, 2011; add $214 for July 1–Aug. 31; $329 for May 16–June 30, Sept. 1–Oct. 31.
Gateways New York City; add $100 for Houston; $172 for Chicago, Miami; $218 for Atlanta; $289 for L.A., Seattle; additional gateways available.
The Fine Print Based on double occupancy; single supplement is not available. Airport taxes and fees are an additional $115. Airport-hotel transfers are $14 per person each way via Roissybus shuttle service or $150 each way for one to three passengers by private car. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.
Book By No deadline; based on availability.
Contact TourCrafters, 800/621-2259, tourcrafters.it.
Why It's a Deal According to a recent search on Kayak, the lowest round-trip fares between New York City and Paris start from $863 with taxes for travel in early to mid-May (US Airways). Add to that about $374 per person, including hotel taxes, for four nights at Le Quartier Bastille, Le Faubourg hotel, and you'd be paying a total of $1,237 for just airfare and accommodations if you booked this independently. This TourCrafters package not only covers the airfare and four nights' hotel for $25 less, but it includes daily breakfast, a sightseeing tour to Paris's historic sites valued at $26, and all hotel taxes and fees.
More Optional activities include a tour of Montmartre and the Louvre ($96 per person), a tour of hidden treasures of Paris ($51 per person), and a guided visit to Versailles ($100 per person). Additional nights in a double room at Le Quartier Bastille, Le Faubourg range between $83 to $91 per person per night, depending on travel dates. Other hotel options are available, starting from an additional $13 per person for four nights at the Kyriad Hotel Paris Bercy Village.
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