The Real Deal: Round-trip airfare to Paris on British Airways or similar; six nights at the 74-room Timhotel Saint Georges, near the Pigalle Métro stop, or at the 66-room Comfort Hotel Lamarck, near the Moulin Rouge; breakfast daily; hotel taxes and fees; and fuel surcharges; from $799 per person — plus from $175 in airport taxes and fees.
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When: Oct. 21–25, 2010; add $50 for Sept. 6–Oct. 20; $100 for May 9–12; $150 for Sept. 1–5, May 13–23; $350 for May 24–Aug. 31.
Gateways: New York City; add from $22 for D.C.; from $23 for Boston; from $161 for Miami; from $184 for Las Vegas; from $238 for L.A.; from $270 for Orlando; additional gateways available.
The fine print: Airport taxes and fees cost from an additional $175 per person. Based on double occupancy; the single supplement is from $136. Price does not include airport transfers. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.
Book by: No deadline; based on availability.
Contact: Virgin Vacations, 888/937-8474, virgin-vacations.com.
Why it's a deal: In a recent Kayak search, we found a $724 round-trip fare between New York City and Paris, including taxes, for travel in late October (Iberia). For $250 more, this package covers the airfare, plus six nights' accommodations, breakfast daily, and all taxes and fees.
More: Several hotel upgrades are available, starting at an additional $40 per person for the Timhotel Paris Boulogne, based on double occupancy. Extend your stay at the Timhotel Saint Georges from an additional $64 per person per night or at the Comfort Hotel Lamarck from an additional $59 per person per night, based on double occupancy.
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