TRAVEL DEALS

Southern Ireland, Air, Car, 6 Nights, From $1,199

Spend a week exploring Ireland's scenic towns and countryside with this vacation deal, which includes time in Dublin, Cork, and Limerick.

By , Friday, May 4, 2012, 1:41 PM

Painted houses in Cobh, County Cork, Ireland

Discover the colors of Cork with this travel package to Ireland's southern cities.

(Courtesy brio33/myBudgetTravel)

The Real Deal Vacation package to Ireland includes airfare from New York City to Dublin on Aer Lingus; one night at the Balisbridge Hotel in Dublin; two nights at the Castlemartyr Resort in Cork; two nights at the Strand Hotel in Limerick; and one night at the Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel in Dublin; a seven-day manual economy car rental with unlimited mileage; all local taxes, hotel service charges, and all air taxes and fees; from $1,199 per person.

When Sept. 4-6, 16-20, 23, Oct. 1-4, 7-10, 14-18, 24, 27, 2012 ($1,199); add $200 for Jul. 3-5, 8-12, 15, 18, 19, 22, 25, 26, 29, Aug. 2, 5-9, 12, 23, 2012.

Gateways New York City ($1,199); additional gateway cities also available.

The Fine Print Airport taxes and fees are included in the package price. Based on double occupancy; the single supplement is from $496. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.

Book By No deadline; based on availability.

Contact Sceptre Tours, 800/221-0924, sceptretours.com.

Why It's a Deal A recent Kayak search shows the lowest round-trip airfare between New York City and Dublin starts from $740 in late October (US Airways). Add to that $52 per person with taxes for one night at the Balisbridge Hotel, $217 per person with taxes for two nights at the Castlemartyr Resort, $173 per person with taxes for two nights at the Strand Hotel, and $59 per person including taxes for one night at the Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel, and you're spending $1,241 on airfare and accommodation alone. For $42 less, this travel package gives you airfare and six nights in three Irish cities, plus a seven-day car rental with unlimited mileage, and all taxes and fees.

More Upgrade your vehicle to a compact manual car for from $64 more per couple, a full size manual car for from $109 more per couple, an automatic compact car for from $149 more per couple, or a full size automatic car for from $217 per couple.

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