Authentic Ireland offers a four-night Christmas in Ireland package, which includes accommodations in two upscale castle hotels in the countryside, Abbeyglen Castle, and Contarf Castle. Breakfast and a rental car are also included. Both properties are renowned during the holidays for their roaring log fires and abundance of fairy lights. Valid from Dec. 24 to 28. From $1,648 a person. Book by calling 888-443-5259.
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Adams & Butler has the five-night "Holiday in Dublin" offer which includes accommodations at the upscale Dylan Hotel Dublin, located in the city center. The package also includes breakfast, airport transfers, a holiday lights tour on a vintage bus, a mulled wine reception, cookie decorating, ice-skating and tickets to a holiday show of Rapunzel at the Gaiety Theater, in Dublin, on Christmas Eve. You also get a car and driver for a day to explore County Wicklow, followed by lunch at a farm in the countryside and a four-course Christmas Day dinner at the hotel. Also part of the package is admission to Leopardstown Racecourse near Dublin for the Leopardstown Christmas Festival, where watching the horse races is a beloved holiday tradition among locals.