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Six Nights in Prague, Vienna, and Budapest from $1,219 with Rail and Air

Visit Central Europe's ancient cities in late fall and save $199 per person.

This week's deal comes from European Destinations (tel. 877/267-2247;, and puts you in Prague, Vienna and Budapest for two nights apiece from $1,219 per person

The package includes two nights at Three Crowns Hotel in Prague in a standard double room with complimentary Wi-Fi, in-room safes, and private bathrooms. You can walk 15-20 minutes to Wenceslas Square, or you can hop on the tram, which comes frequently and can zip you into the city center in a matter of minutes. Take in the panorama of the City of a Thousand Spires from atop Prague Castle, stroll the Charles Bridge, or explore the city's many antique shops. You'll zip along to Vienna via high-speed rail and spend two nights at Austria Trend Hotel Messe, a comfortable, modern-looking property near a metro station and the Prater -- a popular recreation area with walking and jogging trails and an amusement park. From Vienna, high-speed rail will take you to Budapest, where you can rejuvenate in one of its steamy therapeutic baths before setting out to see the sights.

Why is this a deal? If you booked the airfare into Prague from New York and out of Budapest back to New York, it would cost you $846. The accommodations would cost you 510.56€ ($658.90) or $329 per person, with tax, if you reserved on your own. The high-speed second-class reserved rail tickets would come to $243 per person. Booking these components separately would cost you $1,418; reserving the trip with European Destinations saves you $199 per person.

Trip Type: Air-inclusive, independent

What the Quoted Price Gets You: Roundtrip international airfare New York-JFK to Prague with return flights from Budapest to New York-JFK; two nights in a standard double room at Three Crowns Hotel in Prague with daily breakfast; two nights in standard double room Austria Trend Messe Hotel in Vienna with daily breakfast; two nights in a standard double room at City Inn Hotel in Budapest with daily breakfast; airline fuel surcharges; hotel taxes and fees; government taxes and fees; high-speed, one-way second-class rail fare from Prague to Vienna and Vienna to Budapest.

What Else You Will Have to Pay: Roundtrip transfers, which are available through European Destinations from $18 per person in Prague and from $22 per person in Budapest.

Book By: As soon as possible for best availability

When: December 7, 2012

Single Supplement: $174

Other Departures: Los Angeles from $1,282; Chicago from $1,292; Miami from $1,378; San Francisco from $1,396.

Other Details: With European Destinations you can easily customize your trip -- change the hotel, the number of nights you stay in each city, your departure gate, and travel dates. The company also makes the booking history plainly evident, so you can see how the prices fluctuate over the course of several weeks.

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