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Ireland, Air, Car, 6 Nights, From $759

Spend two nights in Dublin and one night in a County Clare castle, then use your weekly car rental and open vouchers to stay in B&Bs around Ireland.

County Clare, Ireland

Spend some time exploring Dromoland Castle in County Clare, Ireland.

(Courtesy CliffK/myBudgetTravel)

The Real Deal Round-trip airfare from New York City to Dublin on Aer Lingus; one night at Cardiff Lane in Dublin's city center, close to the Grand Canal Theatre; three nights at your choice of bed-and-breakfasts via open vouchers; one night at Dromoland Castle in County Clare, a historic castle hotel that dates back to the fifth century; one night at the Croke Park Hotel in Dublin, across the street from the famous Croke Park Stadium; seven-day manual-car rental with unlimited mileage; and three full Irish breakfasts; from $759—plus up to $180 in airport taxes and fees.

When Jan. 1, 2011–Feb. 29, 2012 ($759); add $40 for Mar. 1–31; add $140 for Apr. 1–Apr. 30, 2012; $240 for May 1–May 31, 2012.

Gateways New York City ($759); add $40 for Boston or Chicago; $140 for Orlando.

The Fine Print Airport taxes and fees cost up to $180 extra per person. Based on double occupancy; the single supplement is from $474. Read these guidelines before booking any Real Deal.

Book By Dec. 12, 2011.

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

Why It's a Deal A recent Kayak search shows the lowest round-trip airfare from New York City to Dublin starts from $501 in mid-March (British Midland International). Add to that $162 per person including taxes for one night at Cardiff Lane, $270 per person including taxes for one night at Dromoland Castle, and $138 per person including taxes for one night at Croke Park Hotel, and you're already paying $1,071 before adding in three nights at bed-and-breakfasts. For $132 less than that, this package gives you airfare, two nights in Dublin, one night in an Irish castle, three nights in your choice of bed-and-breakfasts, three full Irish breakfasts, and all taxes and fees.

More Upgrade your vehicle to an automatic car for an extra $50 per person or for an extra $99 per person. Add on a package that includes daily Irish breakfasts, one dinner in Dublin, a car-size upgrade, a discount book containing over $600 in savings, a Waterford Crystal Tour, and an upgrade for a deluxe room at Dromoland Castle. Add an extra night at your choice of bed-and-breakfasts—with an extra day of rental-car use—for from $75 more per person, or splurge for the eight-night extension, giving you an extra night in a bed-and-breakfast and one additional night in Dublin—with another day of rental-car use—for from $150 per person.

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Note:This story was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.
 

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