TourCrafters (tel. 800/621-2259; www.tourcrafters.com) is offering a spring vacation to Barcelona, renowned for its excellent food and Gaudí architecture. The five-night Barcelona package starts at $1,099 with round-trip flights.
Accommodations are at the four-star Hotel Condes de Barcelona, two 19th-century palaces on the Passeig de Gracìa. You're within walking distance of several buildings designed by Antoní Gaudí himself -- his La Pedrera is across the street. You don't want to miss a visit to La Sagrada Família, Gaudí's Basilica that's more than 100 years in the making. And how often can you stay at a hotel with a two-star Michelin restaurant? With Martín Berasategui's Lasarte, Hotel Condes de Barcelona has just that.
According to a recent Kayak search, round-trip airfare to Barcelona from New York City would cost at least $625 in mid-March. A five-night stay booked directly through the hotel website would cost €759 ($1,037) for two people, or $518 per person. By booking this package, you would save almost $50 when compared to buying airfare and hotel independently -- plus you'd receive the arrival transfers, walking tour, and bus ticket at no extra cost.
Trip Type: Air-inclusive; independent
What the Quoted Price Gets You: Round-trip airfare from New York to Barcelona, arrival transfers, five nights' hotel, a two-hour guided walking tour of Modernist (Art Nouveau) Barcelona, a hop-on/hop-off bus ticket, and airline fuel surcharges.
What Else You'll Have to Pay: Government/air taxes of about $96 per person.
Book By: Feb. 28
When: Travel through March 31
Other Gateways: Chicago, D.C., Miami (add $61); Los Angeles (add $61)
Other Details: Reservations must be paid within 72 hours of booking. Please note that breakfast, -- typically part of such packages -- is not included.
All prices are per person and, if lodging is a component of the package, based upon two people traveling together (unless otherwise noted). The prices listed are general starting rates; see "What Else You'll Have to Pay" for details about associated taxes and fees. Base-prices, taxes, and fees can vary based on point of departure and time of travel. Blackout dates may apply. Trip add-ons like sightseeing tours and meal plans may also increase the price. Check with the tour operator for additional gateways and any single supplements, which is the extra cost that a solo traveler would pay to book the deal.
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