Philadelphia, Gettysburg, Washington, D.C., Air, Car, 6 Nights, From $759

Immerse yourself in American heritage with this historic mid-Atlantic tour.

Washington D.C.

Walk the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

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The Real Deal Airfare from Chicago to Philadelphia, then Washington, D.C., to Chicago on American Airlines; two nights at the Hilton Garden Inn Philadelphia Center City; two nights at the Courtyard by Marriott Gettysburg; two nights at the Capitol Skyline Hotel in the heart of Washington, D.C.; seven-day economy car rental (Chevy Aveo or similarly sized vehicle) from Alamo including unlimited mileage, all sales taxes, surcharges and fees; breakfast and hotel parking according to the itinerary; and airline fuel surcharges; from $759 per person—plus up to $42 in airport taxes and fees.

When Apr. 16, 23, 30, May 7, 21, 28, June 4, 25, Nov. 19, 26, Dec. 3, 10, 2012 ($759).

Gateways Chicago ($759); additional gateways available.

The Fine Print Price does not include rental car drop fee of up to $300 per vehicle that is payable locally—since the car is rented in one state and returned in another. Airport taxes and fees cost up to $42 extra per person. Based on double occupancy; the single supplement is from $474. Read these guidelines before booking any Real Deal.

Book By No deadline; based on availability.

Contact Virgin Vacations, 888/937-8474,

Why It’s a Deal A recent Kayak search shows the lowest multicity round-trip airfare from Chicago to Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., starts from $295 in mid-April (American Airlines). Add to that $288 per person including taxes for two nights at the Hilton Garden Inn Philadelphia Center City, $130 per person including taxes for two nights at the Courtyard by Marriott Gettysburg, $308 per person including taxes for two nights at the Capitol Skyline Hotel, and you're paying $1,021 before adding the rental car. For $262 less, this package gives you the round-trip airfare, six nights' accommodations in three cities, seven days' economy rental car, breakfast and hotel parking, plus all taxes and fees.

More You can upgrade your seven-day car rental to a midsize car (Toyota Corolla or similar) from $26.46, full-size (Chevy Impala or similar) from $50.40, or full-size SUV from $447.30.

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Note:This story was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.

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