Looking for an escape to Europe but don't want to spend a ton of money? Don't mind a slight chill in the air? Ireland in the winter may be the place for you.

Dooley Vacations (tel. 877/331-9301; is offering a great Ireland deal that includes round-trip airfare, six nights' lodging, a rental car, and breakfast daily, from $899 per person.

Fly from Newark, NJ, to Shannon on the west coast of Ireland. Spend the first night in Ennis at the four-star Old Ground Hotel, an 18th-century manor house. The Dooley Vacations package also includes four nights of vouchers that are redeemable at properties in the country's extensive B&B network.

The package price also includes a factory tour of the House of Waterford Crystal, where you'll see how the famous crystal is made. Spend your last night in County Clare at the 17th-century Dromoland Castle, which has a golf course and a spa.

Why is this a deal? Mid-week airfare from Newark to Shannon starts at $514 for departures in mid-January and mid-February. Nightly rates at the Old Ground Hotel in Ennis start at about €125-€135 ($162-$175) per person; nightly rates at Dromoland Castle range around €100-€110 euro ($130-$143) per person. According to Dooley, a night at a B&B in Ireland typically costs about $50-$75 per person. When you factor in the car rental, it costs about €120-€140 ($156-$182) for a week, which is a shared cost that's calculated like a hotel room -- based on two people ($78-$91 per person). Finally, admission to the House of Waterford Crystal factory tour is €11.50 per adult (about $15).

If you booked each component of this package separately, expect to pay at least $1,099-$1,238. The package, with taxes, starts at $1,026, so booking this Dooley Vacations package easily saves you $73-$212.

Trip Type: Air-inclusive, independent

What the Quoted Price Gets You: Round-trip airfare from Newark, NJ to Shannon, Ireland; six nights' lodging (one night at the four-star Old Ground Hotel, four nights at B&Bs, and one night at the four-star Dromoland Castle); weeklong car rental with manual transmission and unlimited mileage (Ford Fiesta, Opel Corsa, VW Polo or something similar); breakfast daily; and a Waterford Crystal factory tour.

What Else You'll Have to Pay: Up to $180 per person in government taxes/fees; Dooley Vacations says that East Coast departures are typically around $127 per person.

When: Sunday-Thursday departures Jan. 1-Feb. 29, 2012 (from $899); March 1-31 (from ($949)

Book By: As soon as possible for best availability

Single Supplement: $459

Other Gateways: New York-JFK (from $1,059); check with tour provider for additional gateways and prices.

Other Details: Extensions are possible -- stay for a seventh night at a B&B from $75 per person (this also extends your car rental, too). Can't drive stick? Upgrade to a car with an automatic transmission from $50 per person.

All prices are per person and, if lodging is a component of the package, based upon two people traveling together (unless otherwise noted). The prices listed are general starting rates; see "What Else You'll Have to Pay" for details about associated taxes and fees. Base-prices, taxes, and fees can vary based on point of departure and time of travel. Blackout dates may apply. Trip add-ons like sightseeing tours and meal plans may also increase the price. Check with the tour operator for additional gateways. The single supplement is the extra cost that a solo traveler would pay to book the deal.