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Low-cost airline Eurofly is launching vacation packages, including a four-night air/hotel package that allows you to enjoy Rome at a discount — from $599.
updated 9/20/2007 12:48:50 PM ET 2007-09-20T16:48:50

The Real Deal: Round-trip airfare and four nights' accommodations, from $599 per person—plus taxes of about $81.

When:Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27, Feb. 3, 10, 2008; add $60 for Nov. 4, 11, 18, 25, Dec. 2, 9, 2007; add $160 for Oct. 28, 2007, and Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2008; additional dates available.

Gateways: New York City.

Book by: No deadline, by availability; offer ends April 4, 2008.

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The fine print: Hotel taxes, breakfast daily, and fuel surcharges (which can easily top $150) are included. Additional airport taxes and fees are $81 per person. Based on double occupancy; single supplement $199 (for Villa Glori Hotel, and possibly less or more for stays at the Grand Hotel Beverly Hills, depending on the time of year). There's no option to extend your stay. Airport transfers are not included; you can purchase transfers for $50 per person prior to departure. If your flight is canceled between November 13 and April 5, you may experience a multi-day delay because Eurofly will only place you on the next Eurofly plane, and Eurofly planes depart New York City only on Fridays and Sundays. Read these guidelinesbefore you book any Real Deal.

Contact: Eurofly, 800/459-0619, euroflyusa.com.

Why it's a deal: The lowest round-trip, multi-city fare we found on Kayak.comfor travel in late October was a direct flight on Eurofly for $698 (for airfare alone) between New York City and Rome. The next cheapest airfare, also given a Sunday night departure, and a return five days later, was a multi-stop flight for $1,320 (on Swiss Air). In comparison, Eurofly's vacation package provides the round-trip airfare as well as the four-night stay for $680, which is less than Eurofly's ticket for the round-trip flight alone.

Trip details: Two bits of news: Discount airline Eurofly has begun to fly out of New York City year-round, rather than seasonally, and it has begun to offer U.S. citizens vacation packages. The starting price is for Eurofly's vacation package titled Romancing Rome, with stays at the Villa Glori Hotel in Rome. (See the TripAdvisor review.) Add about $100 more for stays at the Grand Hotel Beverly Hillsin Rome.

For tips on what to see and do in the area, check Italy's official tourism website. And before you go, check the weather forecast, the exchange rate, and the local timeat BudgetTravel.com.

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.

Copyright © 2012 Newsweek Budget Travel, Inc.

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