Munich, air/6 nights, from $1,149

/ Source: ARTHUR FROMMER'S BUDGET TRAVEL

The Real Deal: Round-trip airfare on British Airways or similar; six nights at the Hotel Tessin, near Nymphenburg Palace and the Hirschgarten; breakfast daily; hotel taxes and fees; and fuel surcharges; from $1,149 per person — plus up to $175 in airport taxes and fees.

When: Sept. 2–12, Oct. 7–18, 2010; add $100 for Oct. 19, 20; $300 for June 1–21, 27–30, July 1–13, July 19, Aug. 31; $550 for June 22–26; $600 for July 14–18.

Gateways: New York City; add from $10 for D.C., Houston, Philadelphia; from $26 for Boston; from $38 for Miami; from $41 for Phoenix; from $44 for St. Louis; from $93 for Atlanta; from $101 for Chicago; from $102 for Denver; from $104 for Orlando; from $140 for L.A.; from $163 for San Francisco; from $176 for Austin; from $194 for Seattle; from $240 for New Orleans; from $274 for Minneapolis; from $303 for Dallas; from $382 for Detroit; additional gateways available.

The fine print: Airport taxes and fees cost up to an additional $175 per person. Based on double occupancy; the single supplement is from $332. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.

Book by: No deadline; based on availability.

Contact: Europe Vacations, 866/674-6211, europevacations.com.

Why it's a deal: In a recent Kayak search, we found an $826 round-trip fare between New York City and Munich in early September (Air Berlin). For $498 more, this package covers the airfare, plus six nights' accommodations, breakfast daily, and all taxes and fees.

More: Extend your stay at Hotel Tessin for an additional $137 per person per night. Several hotel upgrades are available, starting from an additional $50 per person for the Hotel Germania or the K+K Hotel am Harras.