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Hong Kong, air/5 nights, from $1,599

Celebrate the Chinese New Year (February 14) in Hong Kong, with VIP tickets for the parade and fireworks show, a dim sum meal, and more included cultural activities.

The Real Deal: Round-trip airfare on Cathay Pacific to Hong Kong; five nights at the Metropark Hotel Causeway Bay or the Novotel Hong Kong Nathan Road Kowloon; four American buffet breakfasts, one dim sum breakfast, and a Chinese New Year's Eve dinner; a half-day tour of Hong Kong Island; a Flower Market Carnival tour; VIP bleacher seats for the Chinese New Year Parade; a fireworks display; participation in cultural programs; complimentary city maps and shopping guides; the services of a local Globotours host; round-trip airport-hotel transfers; hotel taxes and service charges; and fuel surcharges, from $1,599 per person—plus airport taxes and fees of $90.

When: Depart Feb. 11, 12, 2010.

Gateways L.A., New York City, San Francisco; add $125 for Seattle, $275 for Miami, $385 for Atlanta, Chicago, Houston; additional gateways available.

The fine print: Airport taxes and fees are an additional $90 per person. Based on double occupancy; single supplement is $288. Refer to tour code HKGCNY at the time of booking. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.

Book by: No deadline; based on availability.

Contact: Globotours, 800/988-4833,

Why it's a deal: Based on a recent search on Kayak, the lowest round-trip fares to Hong Kong, for departures on February 11, are $747 with taxes from L.A. (Air China) and $812 with taxes from New York City (United). For an additional $877–$942, depending on your departure city, this Globotours Hong Kong Chinese New Year Festival package covers airfare, as well as five nights' hotel, round-trip airport-hotel transfers, breakfast daily, one dinner, several tours and activities including VIP seats for the Chinese New Year Parade, fuel surcharges, and all other taxes and fees.

More: Optional activities include a full-day excursion to Macau and Jetfoil tickets ($93 per person; lunch included), a sunset cruise ($100 per person, seafood dinner included), and a full-day Lantau Island tour ($120 per person, vegetarian lunch included). Additional nights at the Metropark Hotel Causeway Bay or the Novotel Hong Kong Nathan Road Kowloon are $158 per room per night, double; a single-occupancy room is $141 per night.