updated 4/6/2010 10:02:02 AM ET 2010-04-06T14:02:02

The Real Deal: Round-trip airfare to St. Petersburg on the best available carrier; three nights at the recently renovated Hotel Moscow, near the Neva River and the Alexander Nevsky Metro stop; breakfast daily; hotel taxes and fees; and fuel surcharges, from $739 per person—plus about $130 in airport taxes and fees.

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When: Through April 30, 2010; add $110 for Sept. 2–Oct. 31; $170 for May 1–15, July 11–Sept. 1; $350 for May 16–July 10.

Gateways: New York City; add $185 for Boston; $190 for L.A.; $255 for Houston; $260 for Atlanta; $290 for Chicago; $295 for D.C.; $300 for Miami; $339 for Philadelphia; $350 for Seattle; $359 for Phoenix; $389 for Detroit; $390 for New Orleans; $395 for Austin; $400 for Dallas, Denver; $415 for St. Louis; $450 for Minneapolis, Orlando; $560 for San Francisco; additional gateways available.

The fine print: Airport taxes and fees cost approximately an additional $130 per person. Based on double occupancy; the single supplement is from $360. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.

Book by: No deadline; based on availability.

Contact: Tatra Travel, 800/321-2999, tatratravel.net.

Why it's a deal: In a recent Kayak search, the lowest round-trip flight between New York City and St. Petersburg in mid-April was $837, including taxes (SAS). For $32 more, this package covers the airfare, plus three nights' accommodations, three meals, and all taxes and fees.

More Extend your stay at the Hotel Moscow from an extra $80 per person per night, based on double occupancy. Upgrade to the Hotel Oktiabrskaya from $80 per person, the Dostoevsky Hotel from $200 per person, the Grand Hotel Emerald from $370 per person, and the Novotel St. Petersburg Centre from $390 per person.

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