The Real Deal Vacation package to Eastern Europe includes airfare from New York City to Warsaw, with a return flight from Helsinki, on Finnair; all intra-Europe ground transportation and a flight from Prague to Helsinki on Finnair; two nights at the Sofitel Victoria Hotel in Warsaw; two nights at the Novotel Centrum Hotel in Krakow; three nights at the NH Budapest Hotel; two nights at the Renaissance Wien Hotel in Vienna; three nights at the Angelo Hotel in Prague; one night at the Scandic Continental Hotel in Helsinki; 17 meals, including 13 breakfasts and four dinners; an extensive sightseeing program including admission fees; guided tours of the Jasna Gora monastery (home to the Black Madonna), Auschwitz, Royal Wawel Castle and St. Mary's Church in Krakow, Market Square, an excursion to the Danube Bend region and the artist town of Szentendre, tours of Telc and Duerstein en route to Prague, city tours of Warsaw, Budapest, Prague and Helsinki; and the services of an English-speaking tour guide throughout; from $2,399 per person including all hotel and air taxes and fees.
When Nov. 2, 2013 ($2,399); add $200 for Oct. 12, 2013; add $400 for May 3, 2014; add $500 for Sept. 18, 21, Oct. 5, 2013, May 13, Jun. 6, 2014; add $600 for Jul. 5, 2014.
Gateways New York City ($2,399).
The Fine Print Vacation package reflects the cash discount price ($2,399). Call SmarTours to reserve and send a $300 non-refundable check deposit within seven days to confirm your spot. Remaining balance is due 75 days prior to departure. Based on double occupancy; single supplement is from $699. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.
Book By Sept. 18, 2013; add $100 for all bookings made after Sept. 18, 2013.
Contact SmarTours, 800/337-7773, smartours.com.
Why It's a Deal A recent Kayak search shows the lowest multicity round-trip airfare between New York City, Warsaw, and Helsinki starts from $738 in early November (KLM Royal Dutch). Add to that $146 per person including taxes for two nights at the Sofitel Victoria Hotel, $191 per person including taxes for two nights at the Novotel Centrum Hotel, $180 per person including taxes for three nights at the NH Budapest Hotel, $142 per person including taxes for two nights at the Renaissance Wien Hotel, $226 per person including taxes for three nights at the Angelo Hotel, and $77 per person including taxes for one night at the Scandic Continental Hotel, and you're already spending $1,700 on airfare and accommodations alone. You would also have to spend $314 per person for the flight between Prague and Helsinki, bringing your total to $2,014 without this package. For $385 more than that, this travel package gives you all the same inclusions, plus an extensive touring program including transportation and admission, 13 guided tours, most meals, the services of an English-speaking guide, and all hotel and air taxes and fees.
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