updated 6/29/2010 1:08:48 PM ET 2010-06-29T17:08:48

The Real Deal: Three nights at the 335-room Best Western Primrose Hotel Downtown Toronto, near Allan Gardens and the Phoenix Concert Theatre, or similar; a two-hour guided bus tour of Toronto; a full-day guided excursion to Niagara Falls, including lunch and a boat ride under the falls on the Maid of the Mist; a tasting of three wines at the Niagara College Teaching Winery; and a departure airport transfer; for $533 per person—plus 13 percent in taxes and fees.

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When: Through Oct. 31, 2010.

The fine print: Taxes and fees cost an additional 13 percent per person. Airfare, arrival airport transfers, and gratuities are not included. Based on double occupancy; the single supplement is $303. From mid-to-late October, the Niagara Falls tour Journey Behind the Falls replaces the Maid of the Mist ride. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.

Book by: No deadline; based on availability.

Contact: The Great Canadian Travel Company, 800/661-3830, greatcanadiantravel.com.

Why it's a deal: This package breaks down to about $201 per person per night. In early July, a three-night stay at the Best Western costs about $204 per person, based on double occupancy. For about $398 more than the hotel alone, you get the three-night stay, plus a city tour, an excursion to Niagara Falls, a Maid of the Mist boat ride, a wine tasting, a lunch, an airport transfer, and all taxes and fees.

More: Several hotel upgrades are available, starting at an additional $75 per person for the Courtyard by Marriott Toronto Downtown or similar. Extend your stay at the Best Western for approximately $83 per person per night extra, based on double occupancy.

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