Deals to Europe are rare in summer, but here's an airfare, car rental and hotel package to Ireland that just might fit the bill.
The deal: Los Angeles travelers receive round-trip airfare to Dublin or Shannon, one night's stay at a hotel, five nights at Irish farmhouse bed-and-breakfasts (there are 450 to choose from) and a rental car with unlimited mileage. The package is $1,099 in May, June, September and October and $1,199 in July and August. All rates are per person and based on double occupancy.
What's included? The Emerald Package includes a full Irish breakfast daily and offers a complimentary tour of the Waterford Crystal factory in Waterford.
Other options: Travelers can upgrade to an expanded list of town and country B&Bs — adding 1,400 additional facilities with private bath — starting at $99. They also have the option of spending one night at an Irish castle, starting at $99.
Reservations: Call Sceptre Tours at (800) 221-0924 or see www.sceptretours.com. The special is based on availability and does not include tax.