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.

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,

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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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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