updated 7/21/2009 9:12:43 AM ET 2009-07-21T13:12:43

The Real Deal: Round-trip airfare on an Austrian Airlines carrier to Berlin, three nights at the 251-room Express by Holiday Inn Berlin City Centre, buffet breakfast daily, a ticket for a hop-on, hop-off city tour, a half-day excursion to Potsdam, a ticket for a Berlin bunker tour, fuel surcharges, and hotel taxes and service charges, from $1,059 per person—plus estimated taxes of $140.

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When: Nov. 1–Dec. 10, 2009, Jan. 4–March 25, 2010.

Gateways: D.C., New York City; add $169 for Miami; $201 for Chicago; $269 for Houston; $285 for Denver, L.A., Phoenix; $289 for Seattle; additional gateways available.

The fine print: Taxes and fees are about an extra $140 per person. Airport-hotel transfers are not included but can be added for an additional $231 total for one to three passengers. Check here for other transfer options and costs. Based on double occupancy; single supplement is $199. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.

Book by: No deadline; based on availability.

Contact: Austrian Airlines Vacation Center, 800/790-4682, austrianair-vacations.com.

Why it's a deal: According to a recent search on Kayak, the lowest round-trip fare between New York City and Berlin is $707 with taxes for travel in early November (Swiss).

For an additional $492, this Austrian Airlines Vacation Center package covers airfare, plus three nights' accommodations, breakfast daily, a hop-on, hop-off city tour ticket, a half-day excursion to Potsdam, admission to a Berlin bunker tour, fuel surcharges, and all taxes and fees.

More: Add a concert by the Berlin Palace Orchestra at Charlottenburg Palace for $84 per person (add $45 to tack on a three-course dinner). Additional nights at the Express by Holiday Inn City Centre are $70 per person for a double room. A stopover in Vienna is allowed at no additional cost.

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