Spain, Air, 7 Nights, From $1,049
Soak up some sun and culture during a weeklong stay on Spain’s Costa Brava.
The Real Deal Round-trip airfare to Barcelona on Continental Airlines; seven nights in Calella at H•TOP Amaika; seven breakfasts, six lunches, and seven dinners, with wine included; round-trip hotel transfers; a tour of Barcelona with a local guide; hotel taxes; and fuel surcharges; from $1,049—plus estimated airport taxes and fees of up to $85.
When Nov. 28, Dec. 5, 2011, Mar. 5, 2012 ($1,049); add from $50 for Nov. 7, 14, 21, 2011; from $100 for Mar. 12, 19, 2012.
Gateways Newark ($1,049); add from $50 for Atlanta, Boston, and Washington, D.C.; from $60 for Chicago; from $100 for Miami; from $200 for L.A.; additional gateways available.
The Fine Print Does not include up to $85 in airport taxes and fees. Based on double occupancy; single supplement is from $199 (except for Nov. 7, when no single supplement is available). Read these guidelines before booking any Real Deal.
Book By Oct. 5, 2011 (for $300 in savings).
Contact Friendly Planet, 800/555-5765, friendlyplanet.com.
Why It’s a Deal A recent search on Kayak showed that the lowest round-trip airfare from Newark to Barcelona starts from $643 with taxes for travel in late November (Continental). Add to that $323 per person, including tax, for seven nights at H•TOP Amaika, and you’d be paying $966 for just the airfare and accommodations. For $168 more than that, this package covers the flight, seven nights’ hotel accommodations, plus 20 meals with wine, round-trip hotel transfers, a Barcelona sightseeing tour, all taxes and fees, and offers the added convenience of all-in-one booking.
More Additional excursions/activities are available for a fee, including a full-day tour to the tiny, mountainous nation of Andorra for $70 per person, and a full-day tour of “Dalí's World” that includes a visit to the house of Gala Dalí and Salvador Dalí’s theatre-museum in Figueres for $64 per person. Extend your stay on the Costa Brava from $50 per person per night, based on double occupancy.
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