updated 10/16/2007 11:37:10 AM ET 2007-10-16T15:37:10

The Real Deal: Round-trip airfare, three nights' accommodations, and a three-day car rental from $879 per person—plus taxes of at least $76.

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When: Through Dec. 31, 2007.

Gateways: Atlanta, Boston, New York City; add $40 from Chicago; $100 from Los Angeles; $160 from Miami; additional cities available.

The fine print: Hotel and airport taxes and surcharges vary depending on departure city. For example, if you're leaving from New York, expect to pay an additional 9 to 10 percent (or $76). Breakfast is not included. Based on double occupancy; single supplement is $345. Extra nights are $119 per person including car rental. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.

Book by: No deadline; based on availability.

Contact: Maxxim Vacations, 800/567-6666, maxximvacations.com.

Why it's a deal: In comparison, a recent search on Kayak yielded the following lowest round-trip airfares to Charlottetown in late October: $550 from Boston (Air Canada), $556 from New York (Air Canada), $850 from Atlanta (Air Canada). For an additional $29-$329, or about $10-$110 per day, Maxxim Vacation also covers a three-night stay and a three-day, unlimited-mileage rental car.

Trip details: The City Stays Charlottetown, PEI, package includes round-trip airfare on an Air Canada carrier, three nights' accommodations at the Rodd Charlottetown, and a three-day mid-size automatic car rental with unlimited mileage.

This Queens County coastal town which takes up the central portion of Prince Edward Island is where Canada was founded in 1864. History buffs can learn more about the event at Founders' Hall on the Charlottetown waterfront and at the recently opened Canada's Birthplace Pavilion.

Among other museums and historical sites worth checking out are the Government House built in 1834, the official residence of the Lieutenant Governor of PEI, Province House where the nation's founding conference took place in 1864, and Ardgowan National Historic Site, a former home of William Henry Pope, one of the founding fathers of the Confederation.

There are also plenty of fun activities for all ages, such as Peake's Wharf boat cruises and the Charlottetown Driving Park Entertainment Centre.

For more tips on what to do in the area, visit the official Web site of the city of Charlottetown. You can find the latest exchange rate, the local time, and the weather forecast at BudgetTravel.com.

Copyright © 2012 Newsweek Budget Travel, Inc.


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