The Real Deal Vacation package to Rome includes airfare from New York City on Aer Lingus, six nights at the Hotel Portamaggiore, and daily breakfast, from $939 per person including all hotel and air taxes and fees.
When Dec. 5, 2012, Jan. 9, 2013 ($939); add $60 for Nov. 21, 28, Dec. 12, 2012, Jan. 16, 23, 2013 ($999); add $80 for Jan. 30, Feb. 13, 20, 2013 ($1,019); check Gate 1 Travel's website for more dates.
Gateways New York City ($939); additional gateway cities also available.
The Fine Print Airport taxes and fees are included in the package price. Does not include Italian City Taxes that are payable locally. Based on double occupancy; the single supplement is from $204. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.
Book By No deadline; based on availability.
Contact Gate 1 Travel, 800/682-3333, gate1travel.com.
Why It's a Deal A recent Kayak search shows the lowest round-trip airfare from New York City to Rome starts from $610 in mid November (Aer Lingus). Add to that $508 per person including taxes for six nights at the Hotel Portamaggiore, and you're spending $1,118 on airfare and accommodations alone. For $179 less, this travel package gives you airfare and six nights in Rome, daily breakfast, and all taxes and fees.
More Several optional tours are also available, including a guided tour of Rome by night for $57 per person, a guided tour of underground Rome—with visits to churches, crypts, and prisons in Trastevere—for $51 per person. Several full-day guided tours of Rome are available for from $152 per person, as is a full day trip to Naples and the Pompeii ruins for $160 per person including lunch.
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