Canadian maritimes, 9 nights, from $995

/ Source: ARTHUR FROMMER'S BUDGET TRAVEL

The Real Deal: Included are one night at the Hilton Garden Inn in Halifax and two nights each at Laurie's Motor Inn in Cheticamp on the Cabot Trail, Auberge Gisele's Inn in Baddeck on Cape Breton, the Brackley Beach North Winds Inn & Suites on Prince Edward Island, and the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel; nine breakfasts and four dinners; guided sightseeing activities, including a whale-watching cruise, a tour of the “Anne of Green Gables” house in Cavendish, and a visit to the idyllic Peggy's Cove village; round-trip airport-hotel transfers and all other transportation; the services of a professional tour director and local guides; and gratuities; from $995 per person—plus estimated taxes and fees of $199.

When: June 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 2010; add $100 for June 12, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, Oct. 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16; add $200 for July 2, 6, 10, 14, 16, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, Aug. 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 23, 25, 27, 31, Sept. 2, 4, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 20, 24, 26, 28, 30.

The fine print: Airfare is not included. Based on double occupancy; deduct $100 for triple occupancy; single supplement is $480. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.

Book by: No deadline; based on availability.

Contact Caravan Tours, 800/227-2826, caravan.com.

Why it's a deal: The cost of this package breaks down to about $133 a night and includes nine nights' accommodations, breakfast daily, four dinners, guided sightseeing tours, all transportation, the services of a professional tour director and local guides, gratuities, and all taxes and fees. Plus, you get the convenience of having all the trip details coordinated for you.

More: Additional nights are not available through Caravan. If you wish to extend your stay in Halifax, contact a hotel directly for pricing or to make a reservation.