updated 7/13/2010 10:03:29 AM ET 2010-07-13T14:03:29

The Real Deal: Multicity airfare, arriving in Budapest and departing from Prague, on the best available carrier; three nights in Budapest at the 182-room Ramada Budapest; three nights in Prague at the Hotel Ibis Praha Mala Strana or the Hotel Ibis Praha Karlin; transfers from Budapest to Prague, either on Rail Europe or by bus; breakfast daily; hotel taxes and fees; and fuel surcharges; from $949 per person—plus up to $175 in airport taxes and fees.

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When: Oct. 27, 2010; add $40 for Oct. 13, 20; $50 for Sept. 22, 29; $70 for Oct. 6; $80 for Sept. 8, 15; $180 for Sept. 1; $230 for Aug. 25; $380 for Aug. 11; $400 for July 14.

Gateways: New York City; add from $5 for Boston; from $15 for Philadelphia; from $30 for D.C.; from $74 for Atlanta, Chicago; from $100 for Seattle; from $110 for Miami; from $150 for Detroit; from $158 for Dallas; from $165 for Salt Lake City; from $170 for Orlando; from $180 for Houston; from $184 for Denver; from $190 for San Francisco; from $230 for L.A.; additional gateways available.

The fine print: Airport taxes and fees cost up to an additional $175 per person. Based on double occupancy; the single supplement is from $200. Airport-hotel transfers are not included. 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 multicity airfare (New York City to Budapest, Prague to New York City) for $712 in late October (KLM Royal Dutch). Transfers from Budapest to Prague start at about $109 per person. For about $303 more, this package covers the airfare and the inter-city transfer, plus six nights' accommodations, breakfast daily, and all taxes and fees.

More: Extend your stay at Budapest's Ramada for about $72 per person per night extra or at Prague's Ibis Karlin or Ibis Mala Strana for about $35 per person per night; all based on double occupancy. Several optional tours are available, including an excursion to Karlstejn Castle for an additional $48 per person. Several hotel upgrades are available, starting at an additional $80 per person for the Mercure Budapest Metropol and the Park Inn Prague.

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