Even if you don't find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, you may still be able to afford an Ireland vacation this summer. And while travel to and from Ireland (and elsewhere in Europe) this summer may be complicated by Iceland's ash-cloud, if you're willing to brave a bit of schedule uncertainty, the favorable exchange rate should help you stretch your travel budget while you're there. In fact, the British Post Office just released a report naming Dublin a top affordable eurozone destination for arts and culture.
Airfare prices are starting to rise, but if you act fast, you may still be able to get an unseasonably cheap deal. And we've seen some standout vacation packages for Ireland this summer as well. For instance, Aer Lingus currently has round-trip air and a seven-day car rental for rates starting from $519 from New York. And Scepter Tours has a luxury package with round-trip airfare, car rental, and six nights' accommodations—including one night at the Ritz-Carlton Powerscourt—starting at $799 from New York or $969 from San Francisco for stays June through September. DiscoverIreland.com rounds up package offers, hotel discounts, and more, so it's a good place to start looking for the best deals.
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