3 Nights in Paris, $389

(Thanks to Frommers for the heads up):

Still looking for that cheap vacation to Paris?  You probably won’t beat this:  Tourcrafters is offering a 3 night package to Paris, including air from New York and room at the Holiday Inn Bibliotheque for a ridiculous $389.  The price is good November 15 through March 15 (excluding Xmas and New Year’s, of course).  You have to book by June 29th.  Can’t beat this one…

5 Comments.

  1. Well, I’ll bet you COULD beat this. While the details are a bit scant and the website somewhat amateurish (do you want to trust a travel agent who sells tickets from “Philadelfia”?), the MINIMUM additional markup is $250 ($150 for a “fuel surcharge and $100 in taxes). There may also be a “weekend surcharge,” but that’s vague. But at a minimum, we’re talking $639 per person for this package! Not horrible, but not terrific either. With a little patience, it should be possible to buy an all-in airfare from New York to Paris for under $450 for November (and possibly much less, you never know). That gives a couple about $400 for 3 nights hotel. Using Hotwire, you could get a better 4-star hotel in central Paris for about that (priceline may be less). So where are the savings?

  2. Well, thanks for the tip from Frommers. I agree the price looks pretty decent.

    In response, I am not one to pinch pennies and possibly look to save a couple of dollars here and there by spending time on 50 different travel websites over a period of a couple of months. Do you tag along with the wife to 50 different shops before she ends up buying an outfit?

    Though, I do check Tripadvisor for hotel input, and the Holiday Inn Bibliotheque is a toss up. The reviews are a little shakey. A bad flight does not phase me (read worse experiences than mine on this blog.. haha), but a bad hotel stay takes the cake.

  3. Flights to Paris will rarely be $450 all in anymore because the fuel charges and exchange rates are so crazy. November flights are already looking at almost $700 (though sale fares haven’t yet kicked in). I still contend this is a good deal :)

  4. Yeah. Does the price include the surcharges and fees and taxes? Even still, the price looks pretty great. Good find.

  5. The price doesn’t include fees, but it’s a deal…