Paris, air/4 nights, from $599

/ Source: ARTHUR FROMMER'S BUDGET TRAVEL

The Real Deal: Round-trip airfare on a major carrier, four nights at Timhotel Saint Georges in Montmartre, breakfast daily, and hotel taxes, from $599 per person—plus airport taxes of at least $170.

When: Jan. 11–Feb. 24, 2010; add $30 for Dec. 1–20, 2009; $40 for Nov. 10–30, Feb. 25–March 25, 2010; $70 for Nov. 4–9, 2009; $200 for March 26–May 23, 2010; additional dates available in 2010.

Gateways: New York City; add $50 for Boston, Philadelphia; $70 for D.C.; $140 for Miami; $160 for Portland, Maine; $200 for Atlanta, Dallas; $210 for Charleston, Cleveland, Nashville; $240 for Denver, L.A.; $280 for Austin, Salt Lake City; $400 for Las Vegas, Spokane; additional gateways available.

The fine print: Airport taxes and fees are at least $170 and may be as high as $240 per person. Based on double or triple occupancy; single supplement is $140. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.

Book by: Nov. 19, 2009.

Contact: Go-today.com, 800/227-3235, go-today.com.

Why it's a deal: According to a recent search on Kayak, the lowest round-trip fare between New York City and Paris is $585 with taxes for travel in mid-January (Air France). For between $184 and $254 more, the Go-today.com package covers airfare as well as a four-night hotel stay and all airport and hotel taxes.

More: Several hotel upgrades are available, starting at an additional $60 per person for the Comfort Hotel Gare de L'Est.