The Real Deal: Round-trip airfare on Alitalia, arriving in Rome and departing from Paris; a flight between Rome and Paris, also on Alitalia; four nights at in Rome and four nights at in Paris; breakfast daily; a half-day city tour in Rome; a one-hour Seine River cruise in Paris; and fuel surcharges and hotel taxes, from $999 per person—plus taxes and fees of $130.
When: Daily departures Nov. 15, 2009–March 25, 2010.
Gateways: Boston, Miami, New York City.
The fine print: Taxes and fees are an additional $130 per person. Airport-hotel transfers are an extra $32 per person each way in Rome and $45 per person each way in Paris. Based on double occupancy; single supplement is $340. Read before you book any Real Deal.
Book by: Oct. 31, 2009.
Contact: Central Holidays, 800/539-7098, .
Why It's a Deal: According to a recent search on Kayak, the lowest multicity fare—New York to Rome, Rome to Paris, and Paris to New York—is $749 with taxes for travel in mid-November.
For an additional $380, Central Holidays' Rome and Paris City Duets covers airfare, as well as eight nights' accommodations split between Rome and Paris, breakfast daily, two sightseeing activities, fuel surcharges, and all taxes and fees.
More: Optional activities include a Christian Rome tour ($52 per person) and a tour of Versailles ($119 per person). Extra nights in Rome or Paris start at $79 per person.