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Scotland, Air/Car/6 Nights, From $799

Stay at a waterfront hotel in Edinburgh, a castle in the Highlands, and your choice of 300 B&Bs in the Scottish countryside.

Princes Street Gardens and the Edinburgh skyline, Scotland

The Real Deal Round-trip airfare to Edinburgh on Delta, Aer Lingus, or similar; one night in Edinburgh at the Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh-Waterfront; four nights at your choice of more than 300 B&Bs throughout the country; one night in Perthshire at Atholl Palace Hotel; four breakfasts; a one-week rental car with a manual transmission and collision damage waiver insurance from Auto Europe; hotel taxes and fees; and fuel surcharges; from $799 per person—plus about $250 in airport taxes and fees.

When Nov. 1, 2010–Mar. 31, 2011; add $100 for Oct. 1–31, 2010; $200 for Sept. 1–30.

Gateways New York City; add from $125 for Atlanta; from $150 for Boston, D.C., Philadelphia; from $250 for Chicago, Miami; from $280 for L.A.; from $300 for Dallas, Detroit, Seattle; additional gateways available.

The Fine Print Airport taxes and fees cost approximately $250 per person. Based on double occupancy; the single supplement is approximately $400. 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 In a recent Kayak search, we found a round-trip fare between New York City and Edinburgh for $708 in early November (KLM Royal Dutch). For the same dates, a seven-day rental car from Auto Europe starts at $66 per person, based on two drivers. For $275 more, this package covers the airfare and the rental car, plus six nights' accommodations, four breakfasts, and all taxes and fees.

More Upgrade to a car with an automatic transmission for an extra $79 per person, based on two drivers. Upgrade your first night in Edinburgh to Apex City Hotel for an additional $99 per person, based on double occupancy. Add a night in a B&B and an extra day of the rental car for an additional $99 per person, based on double occupancy. Many other hotel extensions and upgrades are available; rates vary by booking and travel dates. Add $30 to fly into Glasgow instead of Edinburgh and spend the first night at Glasgow's Holiday Inn Express.

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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