updated 1/15/2010 11:38:45 AM ET 2010-01-15T16:38:45

The Real Deal: Round-trip airfare to Shannon on Aer Lingus; six nights in a private, three-bedroom villa at Adare Manor Hotel & Golf Resort in the County Limerick village of Adare; a seven-day manual-transmission car rental from Dan Dooley; entrance to the Belleek Pottery Visitor Centre; hotel taxes and fees; and fuel surcharges, from $599 per person—plus about $116 in airport taxes and fees.

When: Through March 1, March 7–10, 2010; add $50 for Oct. 1–31; $100 for March 19–April 30, Aug. 23–Sept. 30; $150 for May 1–June 15; $200 for June 16–26, July 6–Aug. 22.

Gateways: New York City; add $20 for Boston; from $50 for Chicago; from $250 for L.A.; additional gateways available.

The fine print: Airport taxes and fees cost approximately $116 extra per person. Car rental insurance and gasoline costs are not included. Collision damage waiver insurance starts at $38 per person. Based on double occupancy; no single supplement is available, so single travelers pay double the package price. 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 $569 round-trip flight from New York City to Shannon in early March (multiple airlines). At Dan Dooley, a seven-day manual-transmission car rental starts at $30 per person in early March. For $116 more than the airfare and car rental alone, this package covers the airfare and the car rental, plus the six-night villa rental, a visit to a pottery center, and all taxes and fees.

More: Upgrade to a car with an automatic transmission and GPS from an additional $59. You can extend your stay in the villa for $50 per person per night, based on double occupancy. Add an afternoon tea at Adare Manor for $39 per person.

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