Here’s a fetching Ireland tour that includes airfare from New York, a rental car and six nights of lodging for $999 a person. The catch? Well, it’s a winter trip, available beginning Nov. 1 and running for five chilly months. And the car features a manual-shift transmission. But still.
The deal: Great Value Vacations offers the Emerald Dromoland Package that will let travelers explore Ireland at their own pace and experience everything from bed-and-breakfasts to a castle hotel. The journey begins at Dublin’s Croke Park Hotel. From there, travelers explore the countryside. Options include the southwest (Kilkenny, Kinsale, Killarney), the west (Galway, Dingle Peninsula, Aran Islands), or the north (Sligo, Donegal). The six-night package also includes a stay at Dromoland Castle, the 16th century castle that was transformed into a luxury hotel in the 1960s. The 375-acre estate offers hunting, fishing, riding and golf.