The Real Deal: Round-trip airfare to Delhi on Air India, two nights at the Park hotel in Delhi, two nights at the Gateway Hotel in Agra, and two nights at the Four Points by Sheraton in Jaipur; breakfast daily; one dinner; ground transportation; sightseeing tours and entrance fees; the services of an English-speaking guide; and fuel surcharges, from $999 per person — plus $90 in taxes.
When: April 14, 15, 21, 28, 29, May 5, 6, 12, 13, 2010; add $100 for March 29, 30.
Gateways: New York City.
The fine print: Does not include taxes of $90 per person. Based on double occupancy; single supplement is $195. The cost of an Indian visa is additional. Maximum group size is 34 people. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.
Book by: Dec. 29, 2009.
Contact: SmarTours, 800/337-7773, smartours.com.
Why it's a deal: In a recent Kayak search, we found an $830 round-trip flight for travel between New York City and Delhi in mid-April (Air India). This package costs $1,089, with all taxes included—only $259 more than the cost of airfare alone. For that $259, this package covers six nights' accommodations, ground transportation, and sightseeing tours with a guide.