Ireland, Air, Car, 6 Nights, From $699
Stay in castles converted into four- and five-star hotels in Kingscourt, Roscommon, Kinnitty, and Dublin, and explore the country with a weeklong rental car.
The Real Deal Round-trip airfare to Dublin on Aer Lingus or a similar airline, one night in Kingscourt at the four-star Cabra Castle, one night in Roscommon at the five-star Kilronan Castle, two nights in Kinnitty at the four-star Kinnitty Castle Hotel, two nights in Dublin at the four-star Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel, a seven-day rental car with a manual transmission from Dooley, hotel taxes and fees, and fuel surcharges, from $699 per person—plus up to $183 in airport taxes and fees.
When Nov. 24, 2011–Feb. 12, 2012 ($699); add $100 for Oct. 1–Nov. 23, 2011, Feb. 13–29, 2012; $150 for Sept. 1–30, 2011, Mar. 1–31, 2012.
Gateways New York City ($699); add from $20 for Boston; from $50 for Chicago; from $100 for Washington, D.C.; from $150 for Orlando, Philadelphia; from $250 for Atlanta; from $300 for L.A.; additional gateways available.
The Fine Print Airport taxes and fees cost up to an additional $183 per person. Based on double occupancy; the single supplement is $100. Car rental insurance is not included; add collision-damage waiver insurance for an additional $94 per person, based on two travelers. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.
Book By No deadline; based on availability.
Contact Dooley Vacations, 877/331-9301, dooleyvacations.com.
Why It's a Deal In a recent Kayak search, we found a $597 round-trip flight between New York City and Dublin in late November (Delta). For no more than $285 more, this package covers the airfare, plus six nights' accommodations in four- and five-star hotels, a weeklong rental car, and all taxes and fees.
More Upgrade to a car with an automatic transmission and a GPS system for an additional $99 per person, based on two travelers. For an extra $125 per person, upgrade to an automatic car with a GPS, upgrade to a deluxe room at Cabra Castle, add parking and the entrance fee to the Cliffs of Moher, and receive one spa treatment per person at Kilronan Castle, based on two travelers. Add an extra night at Cabra Castle with an additional one-day manual car rental for $99 per person more, based on double occupancy. Add one extra night at Cabra Castle and one at Kilronan Castle with two days of extended manual car rental for $198 per person more, based on double occupancy.
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