The architecture in Prague is enchantingly beautiful, as indicated by its nickname, "the city of a thousand spires." This week's Smart Deal from Go-Today (tel. 800/227-3235; www.go-today.com) thinks ahead to fall, when the prices drop precipitously and the summer crowds dissipate. This six-night Prague deal with airfare starts at an affordable $749.
There's much to do in Prague, once you've tired of the spires and seen the obligatory places: Prague Castle, Charles Bridge, and Wenceslas Square, to name a few. For art and culture lovers, the city has museums devoted to Kafka, Mozart, and Dvorak. For foodies, it's impossible to miss the scores of beers and any sort of dish made from the humble pig. If the weather cooperates, cruise the Vltava River at dusk. Depending on your travels, you may inadvertently hear music -- the Strings of Autumn Festival, the Prague International Jazz Festival, and the International Festival of Advent and Christmas Music all take place during this package's promotional period.
The base price for the package includes the basic and efficient Juno Hotel, situated in a residential neighborhood and about a 15-minute metro ride from the historic Old Town.
Trip Type: Air-inclusive; independent
What the Quoted Price Gets You: Round-trip airfare from New York-JFK to Prague, six nights at the Juno Hotel, continental breakfast daily, airline fuel surcharges, hotel taxes, and service charges.
What Else You'll Have to Pay: Government air taxes and fees may add up to $240.
When: November and December 2010; Jan. 10, 2011-March 25, 2010
Book By: As soon as possible to ensure availability.
Other Details: Departures are available starting in late June, but the price is considerably higher -- for departures in late June, this Prague deal starts at $1,239 instead of the $749 you'd pay if you waited until fall.
Hotel upgrades, which will bring you closer to the center of the action and in fancier digs, are available from an additional $30 up to a whopping $740 extra for five-star luxury hotel.
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. 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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