The Real Deal: Multicity airfare, arriving in Berlin and departing from Prague, on the best available carrier; a rail transfer from Berlin to Prague on the ICE high-speed train; three nights in Berlin at the Leonardo Airport Hotel Berlin Schönefeld; three nights in Prague at the Hotel Duo; breakfast daily; hotel and airport taxes and fees; and fuel surcharges; from $1,005 per person.
When: Sept. 9–30, 2010.
Gateways: D.C.; add from $95 for New York City; from $145 for Boston; from $176 for Houston; from $218 for Chicago, Miami; from $222 for Atlanta; from $309 for Phoenix; from $311 for Seattle; from $326 for L.A.; additional gateways available.
The fine print: Includes all taxes and fees. Based on double occupancy; the single supplement is $155. Prices are based on a September 9 departure date; rates for other dates may be slightly higher. Hotel transfers are not included. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.
Book by: No deadline; based on availability.
Contact: European Destinations, 877/267-2247, europeandestinations.com.
Why it's a deal: In a recent Kayak search, we found a $760 multicity fare (D.C. to Berlin, Prague to D.C.) for a September 9 departure (Delta). For the same travel dates, a rail transfer on the ICE high-speed train starts at $100 per person. For just $145 more, this package covers the airfare and the rail transfer, plus six nights' accommodations, breakfast daily, and all taxes and fees.
More: Extend your stay at the Leonardo in Berlin for an additional $38 per person per night or at the Duo in Prague for an additional $43 per person per night, based on double occupancy. More than 100 different hotel upgrades are available in each city.