Vacation deals: Ireland tours

SniqueAway has a deal for Ireland, a 6 ($1300) or 8 night ($1500) self guided tour:

Round-trip airfare from New York City (JFK) to Dublin (other departure cities available; prices vary); 1 night at the Four Seasons Hotel Dublin, 2 nights at the Muckross Park Hotel in Killarney, 2 nights at Glenlo Abbey Hotel in Galway, and 1 night at The Ritz-Carlton Powerscourt in Wicklow; full breakfast daily; and a rental car. The 8-night package adds 2 nights at Lough Eske Castle in Donegal.

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While Dooley Vacations has a 6 night tour ($1400):

Upon arrival in Dublin, travelers will make the short drive to lovely Co. Meath, to the northwest of Dublin, where they will spend the first night at the four-star Dunboyne Castle Hotel. The property is home to the SEOID Spa, where guests can revel in the tranquility of the hydrotherapy pool after a soothing massage — before enjoying dinner at one of the three magnificent restaurants on the property (spa services and dinner are additional).

The next morning, continue north to Donegal, where travelers can visit sites such as Donegal Castle and the Kilclooney Domen while staying for two nights at the magnificent Lough Eske Castle Hotel and Spa. The only five-star hotel in Donegal, it sits within 43 acres of forest woodland, along the shores of Lough Eske in the shadows of the Blue Stack Mountains.

From here, journey south along the west coast of Ireland to the beautiful city of Galway where two nights await at the five-star Glenlo Abbey Hotel. Known as Ireland’s Cultural Heart, Galway is renowned for its various festivals, celebrations, and events. During the two days in Galway, travelers can soak up the artistic side of Ireland that gave to the world musical performers like The Saw Doctors and Siobhan McCormack. Or, if history is a favorite passion, visit the Church of Ireland St. Nicholas’ Collegiate Church, located in the heart of the city. It is the largest medieval church still in everyday use in Ireland.

For the final stop on this vacation, travelers will make their way back across the heart of the country to spend one final night in Dublin at the four-star Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel.

This Castles & Abbey of Ireland package includes the following:

1 night at the four-star Dunboyne Castle Hotel in Co. Meath;

2 nights at the five-star Lough Eske Castle in Co. Donegal;

2 nights at the five-star Glenlo Abbey, in Galway

1 night at the four-star Fitzpatricks Castle in Dublin

Round-trip economy class airfare to Dublin;

Standard shift economy (3-door) car rental for the duration of this trip with unlimited miles.

All local taxes, hotel service charges, government taxes/fees/facility charges on airfare.

This package is priced from $1,399 per person from New York and Boston, $1,469 from Chicago, and $1,425 from Orlando for travel from July 16 to August 22. The package is available at slightly higher rates through October 22, 2012. All rates are per person based on double occupancy for travel on select days of the week. Packages are subject to availability and are capacity controlled and may not be available on every date or on all flights and may be restricted to certain hotel room categories.

Available Package Options:

6 Breakfasts, Upgraded Rooms, Tours, Spa Treatment, and more for $99 per person: Enjoy Full Irish Breakfasts daily (6 total), Belleek China Visitor Centre, Cliffs of Moher, Spa Treatment at Dunboyne Castle Hotel (30 minutes), 25% off any spa treatment at Lough Eske Castle (60 minutes+) upgrade to Riverview Room at Glenlo Abbey and Executive Room at Fitzpatrick for only $99 per person. (Available online or through call center.)

8 night package including 5-star Killarney Hotel from $1,599: Includes the above package plus 2 additional nights at 5-star Muckross Park Hotel in Killarney with extended car rental. Total price from $1,599 per person incl. Air, Car, 8 nights, taxes & fee.

Upgrade to Automatic Car from $99 per person: Upgrade to an automatic car from only $99 per person in July and August.

Add a 7th night from $99 per person: Spend an extra night at Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel Dublin, plus extended car rental for only $99 per person.

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