The Real Deal Vacation package to Ireland and Northern Ireland includes airfare on Delta Airlines from New York City to Dublin, with a return flight from Shannon; two nights at the Clyde Court Hotel in Dublin; two nights at the Wellington Park Hotel in Belfast; one night at the Jacksons Hotel Ballybofey in Derry; two nights at the Pillo Hotel Galway; three nights at Randles Court Hotel in Killarney; one night at the Clarion Hotel Limerick; a comprehensive touring program including escorted tours and entrance fees per itinerary, and ground transportation on an air conditioned bus; an English-speaking tour guide; 17 meals including 11 breakfasts, six lunches, a farewell medieval banquet dinner at Bunratty Castle with wine; guided tours of 20 major sites and attractions including Trinity College's Book of Kells, the Guinness Brewery Storehouse, city tours of Belfast and Galway, the Giant's Causeway, Titanic Belfast Experience, Cliffs of Moher, Ring of Kerry, Dingle Peninsula, and Blarney Castle among others; and round-trip airport transfers; from $2,199 per person including all hotel and air taxes and fees.
When May 6, 2013 ($2,199); add $200 for May 20, 2013; add $400 for Jun. 10, Jul. 1, 2013.
Gateways New York City ($2,199).
The Fine Print Vacation package reflects the cash discount price ($2,199). Call SmarTours to reserve and send a $300 non-refundable check deposit within seven days to confirm your spot. Remaining balance is due 75 days prior to departure. Airport taxes and fees are included in the package price. Based on double occupancy; the single supplement is from $450. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.
Book By Oct. 31, 2012 ($2,199); add from $100 for bookings after Oct. 31, 2012.
Contact SmarTours, 800/337-7773, smartours.com.
Why It's a Deal A recent Kayak search shows the lowest multicity round-trip airfare between New York, Dublin, and Shannon starts from $870 in early May (Aer Lingus). Add to that $115 per person including taxes for two nights at the Clyde Court Hotel, $143 per person including taxes for two nights at the Wellington Park Hotel, $103 per person including taxes for one night at the Jacksons Hotel Ballybofey, $230 per person including taxes for two nights at the Pillo Hotel Galway, $166 per person including taxes for three nights at Randles court Hotel, and $51 per person including taxes for one night at the Clarion Hotel Limerick, and you're already spending $1,678 on airfare and accommodations alone. For $521 more, this vacation package gives you airfare and 11 nights in six cities throughout Ireland and Northern Ireland, plus a comprehensive touring program that includes visits to 20 major sites and attractions, all transportation and entrance fees, most meals, airport transfers, and all taxes and fees.
More An optional full-day excursion to the Connemara region is also available for $71 per person including transportation, a trip to Kylemore Abbey, and a scenic cruise through Killary, an Irish fjord.
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