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Scotland, air/car/6 nights, from $999

Start in Glasgow and then travel across the country at your own pace in an included rental car, staying in B&Bs along the way.

The Real Deal: Round-trip airfare to Glasgow on a major carrier, six nights' accommodations (including one night at the Jurys Inn in Glasgow and five nights at a choice of 400 B&Bs across the country), breakfast daily, and a manual-transmission rental car for the week, from $999 per person—plus about $200 in taxes and fees.

When: Oct. 1, 2009–March 31, 2010. Add $220 through Sept. 30, 2009.

Gateways: New York City; add $30 for Boston; $40 for D.C.; $99 for Chicago; $165 for L.A.; additional gateways available. Also available as a land-only package for $549.

The fine print: Does not include taxes and fees of about $200. Based on double occupancy; single supplement is $330. 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 produced a $787 round-trip flight between New York City and Glasgow in mid-October (British Airways). For about $412 more per person including all taxes, the Scotland Tartan Package takes care of six nights of accommodations and the car rental.

More: Add $30 per person to fly into Edinburgh (with a one-night stay at the Edinburgh Jurys Inn). For $79 more per person, upgrade to an automatic-transmission car and your choice of Premier B&Bs with guaranteed private bathrooms. Add nights at any time for about $120 per room.