updated 4/2/2010 9:13:51 AM ET 2010-04-02T13:13:51

The Real Deal: Multicity airfare, arriving in Amsterdam and departing from Paris, on the best available carrier; all transfers by bus; two nights in Amsterdam at the Wyndham Apollo Hotel; one night in Brugge at the Hotel Novotel Brugge Centrum; three nights at the Paris Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel; breakfast daily; the services of a guide throughout; tours of Amsterdam (including a canal cruise and visits to a diamond-polishing factory and a windmill farm), Brussels, Brugge, and Paris; hotel taxes and fees; and fuel surcharges, from $1,899 per person—plus up to $180 in airport taxes and fees.

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When: Oct. 9, 16; add $220 for May 29; $280 for June 26; $470 for July 31.

Gateways: New York City; add from $22 for Philadelphia; from $26 for D.C.; from $27 for Boston; from $146 for Atlanta, Houston; from $147 for Chicago; from $161 for Miami; from $181 for Denver; from $228 for Dallas; from $231 for Phoenix; from $235 for L.A., San Francisco; from $256 for Austin; from $272 for Seattle; from $312 for New Orleans, Orlando; from $314 for Dallas; from $356 for St. Louis; from $490 for Minneapolis; additional gateways available.

The fine print: Airport taxes and fees cost up to an additional $180 per person. Based on double occupancy; the single supplement is from $104. The maximum group size is 46 people. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.

Book by: No deadline; based on availability.

Contact: Gate 1 Travel, 800/682-3333, gate1travel.com.

Why it's a deal: In a recent Kayak search, we found a multicity fare (New York City to Amsterdam, Paris to New York City) for $740 in mid-October (SAS). For $1,339 more, this package covers airfare, plus bus transportation between Amsterdam, Brussels, Brugge, and Paris, airport transfers, six nights' accommodations, six meals, four guided city tours, the services of a guide throughout the trip, and all taxes and fees. Plus, you get the added convenience of all-in-one booking.

More: Several optional tours are available, including a guided visit to the Louvre for an additional $75 per person. Add pre-tour nights in Amsterdam at various hotels, including the Wyndham Apollo from an additional $93 per person per night, based on double occupancy. It's also possible to add extra nights in Paris at the end of the trip at several hotels; rates vary by hotel and departure date.

Copyright © 2012 Newsweek Budget Travel, Inc.

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