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This Ireland and Scotland vacation hits the highlights in both countries. Begin your tour in vibrant Dublin, enjoy an insider’s view of Guinness, and have a blast with a musical pub crawl filled with storytelling and good humor. Pick up your rental car, and head to medieval Kilkenny.  Then enjoy County Kerry and Ireland’s lush forests and scenic lake country.

Explore Scotland’s ancient capital, Edinburgh, her mysterious castle, and the Royal Mile.  Journey deep into the heart of the Scottish Highlands, stop at Cairngorns National Park and keep an eye out for majestic red deer, and fall in love with the Victorian town of Pitlochry.  Inverness is the cultural heart of the Highlands, and Stirling has been its historic soul for 2,000 years.  This Scotland and Ireland dream trip is the stuff memories are made of. 

PLAN AND BOOK

Included Unique Activities

  • Meet & Greet Private Transfer on Arrival in Dublin
  • Enjoy a Tour & Pint at the Guinness Storehouse
  • Irish Dinner & Dance Show
  • Entrance to Kilkenny Castle
  • Entrance to Stirling Castle
  • Secrets of the Royal Mile & Edinburgh Castle Tour
Meet & Greet Private Airport Transfer - Dublin

Meet & Greet Private Airport Transfer - Dublin

Secrets of the Royal Mile & Edinburgh Castle

Secrets of the Royal Mile & Edinburgh Castle

Kilkenny Castle

Kilkenny Castle

Merry Ploughboy Show

Merry Ploughboy Show

Guinness Storehouse Tour

Guinness Storehouse Tour

Stirling Castle Admission

Stirling Castle Admission

Meet & Greet Private Airport Transfer - Edinburgh

Meet & Greet Private Airport Transfer - Edinburgh

Accommodations

2 Nights

Fashionable 4-Star Hotel

1 Night

4-Star Classic Hotel

2 Nights

Preferred Luxury Hotel

1 Night

Elegant Castle Hotel

2 Nights

Exclusive Peaceful Hotel

2 Nights

4-Star Landmark Luxury

2 Nights

Preferred Warm Luxury B & B

Transportation and Guides

  • Rental Cars in both Ireland & Scotland
  • Meet & Greet Airport Transfers

Meals Included

  • 12 Full Irish & Scottish Breakfasts 
  • Merry Ploughboy Dinner Show

Points of Interest

  • Marvel at 6th Century Glendalough & Medieval Kilkenny
  • Explore Stunning Scenery in County Kerry
  • The Rock of Cashel & Bunratty Castle
  • Explore The Breathtaking Scottish Highlands
  • Visit Scenic Loch Lomond & Mysterious Loch Ness
  • Learn about Centuries of War, Turmoil & Intrigue in Stirling
     

Saint Patrick's Cathedral, County Dublin

Christ Church Cathedral, County Dublin

Trinity College, County Dublin

Guinness Storehouse, County Dublin

Temple Bar, County Dublin

Dublin Museums, County Dublin

Old Jameson Distillery, County Dublin

Guinness Open Gate Brewery, Dublin, County Dublin

2024 LOW SEASON

Available Dates

Nov, Dec

ON SALE! From $3,898 $3,698 per person

2024 MID SEASON

Available Dates

Sep, Oct

ON SALE! From $4,798 $4,598 per person

2024 HIGH SEASON

Available Dates

Jun, Jul, Aug

ON SALE! From $5,098 $4,898 per person

2025 LOW SEASON

Available Dates

Jan, Feb, Mar

ON SALE! From $3,988 $3,788 per person

2025 MID SEASON

Available Dates

Apr, May, Nov, Dec

ON SALE! From $4,093 $3,893 per person

2025 HIGH SEASON

Available Dates

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

ON SALE! From $5,038 $4,838 per person

Your Price Includes

ACCOMMODATION

  • 9 Nights 4 and 5 Star Hotels
  • 2 Nights Luxury Guesthouse
  • 1 Night Castle Stay

TRANSPORTATION

  • Automatic Rental Car in Ireland & Scotland
  • Meet & Greet Private Airport Transfers

DINING OPTIONS INCLUDED

  • 12 Full Irish & Scottish Breakfasts 
  • Merry Ploughboy Dinner & Dance Show

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • Enjoy a Tour & Pint at the Guinness Storehouse
  • Irish Dinner & Dance Show
  • Entrance to Kilkenny Castle
  • Entrance to Stirling Castle
  • Secrets of the Royal Mile & Edinburgh Castle

POINTS OF INTEREST

  • Marvel at 6th Century Glendalough & Medieval Kilkenny
  • Explore Stunning Scenery in County Kerry
  • The Rock of Cashel & Bunratty Castle
  • Explore The Breathtaking Scottish Highlands
  • Visit Scenic Loch Lomond & Mysterious Loch Ness
  • Learn about Centuries of War, Turmoil & Intrigue in Stirling
Prices Based On
  • All Taxes & Fees Included
  • Prices are Per Person based on 2 people traveling together and sharing a room.
  • Traveling Alone? No Problem. Just Ask Us for a Single Supplement Price.

"Amazing Ireland Guided Vacation"

Lindsay S.

topardisewithlove.com

Jorie, I can't thank you enough for all your help, answering all my 50 million questions and also reassuring me that Ireland would be amazing. When switching my group from Egypt to a different destination, I was so flustered and not confident in where to go, but it was so easy to sell into the group. I have to say, Ireland was not necessarily at the top of my list, but oh my gosh, it is now! You and Authentic do an AMAZING job when it comes to Ireland!

My group literally cannot stop talking about our trip and they ALL loved it. The hotels were amazing. Aghadoe and Glenlo literally took the spotlight. Our guide Seamus was phenomenal and our driver Ian was so funny. We all had such a good time! Even with the other 2 couples that were on the trip. I really can't think of one flaw or hiccup.. everything was so seamless and perfect. I think it was some long days driving for some, but ultimately I think everyone knew that it was inevitable to see all of the beauty of Ireland. The bus was so nice and it was nice that it was roomy enough for us all to spread out. Again, I can't really think of one thing that I was 'ehh..'. It was all so amazing!

Again, I can't thank you enough.

"This Guided Vacation far exceeded my wildest dreams"

Lorraine M.

Dear Jen, thank you for all your assistance and patience with our Ireland vacation. This is my lifetime dream. Elegant and fabulous tour. The best guide and bus driver. Small, lovely. This trip far exceeds my wildest dreams. Seamus is witty, well informed and an excellent guide.

"Trip to London and Scotland"

Kathie S.

Agency

My clients LOVED their trip to London and Scotland. They really enjoyed the hotels that Authentic Vacations recommended, especially the Rembrandt. Thank you!

"The entire Ireland trip was a dream"

Jennifer B.

Jackson, NJ

Ellie booked our dream vacation for a total of 15 days to Ireland. We did a self-driving tour with a car rental starting and ending in Dublin. We traveled the entire coastline staying 1 or 2 nights at each hotel. The places arranged for us got better and better each night, ending with our last night in a castle built in 1101. The entire trip was a dream. All the recommendations made to us by Ellie were spot on! I can not wait to work with her again. We plan on returning in a couple years with our adult children. I would definitely use Authentic Vacations again for any trip I plan on taking overseas.

"Great trip in Ireland & Scotland"

Tena

Ireland/Scotland trip was a great trip planned with our group and Jorie. We thoroughly enjoyed each city we visited in both countries. All our hotels were very nice but as older adults, I would advise to pack light which is hard to do if your visit is extended but we had to climb stairs in several places. My favorite thing in both countries are the people. Everyone was so friendly and inviting at hotels, restaurants and local sites. We felt completely safe and comfortable. I would agree with other travelers that driving is stressful for both driver and passengers especially in Ireland where the roads are extremely narrow with rock walls on each side. Next trip will include staying in certain cities with tours out. JerPoint Park in Ireland was a favorite of our group of 4. Authentic Vacations plans, reservations and communications were first rate.

"Wonderful Scottish and Irish adventure"

James

South Carolina

Lauren, thank you for putting together a wonderful Scottish and Irish adventure. In many unexpected ways it indeed was an adventure that we will remember forever. So sincere thanks. Despite a glitch in St Andrews your team's recovery actually made St Andrews the highpoint of our trip. Staying at Rusacks overlooking the first tee and eighteenth green of the old course was awesome. All the Hotels were first rate. Experiences - awesome The Clontarf Castle is an awesome way to the trip. Well done y'all.  Big city stays - We all felt like we could have used an extra day in the larger cities. They all had a story to tell, and we just had enough time to scratch the surface. Self-drive - while less expensive alternative, the person doing the driving misses out on a lot in transit, while the passenger's white knuckle thru the driver's learning process. Also, the roads in Scotland and Ireland are no joke.  Would recommend it is worth it to hire a private chauffer driver or go Small Guided for sure.

"Scotland Birthday Trip"

Michelle

Agency

Adina, I'm following up on my client's train/whiskey tour/ birthday trip to Scotland in October. They had a wonderful time! The whiskey tour day was their favorite, made extra special by their driver Alec who was a superstar. My client's boyfriend is a real train enthusiast. They enjoyed all the train trips, and Nick was like a child on the Jacobite train. Thanks so much for your help with this trip. You clearly know Scotland and planned a very nice route with some unique requirements. I greatly appreciate your expertise and attentive service. I look forward to working with you again in the future. An early Happy Holidays!

"Memorable Trip in Italy"

Loryl

Fort Thomas, KY

Amber, I received this email from my client Mrs. R this morning - I love being able to share these with you all :).

"Loryl, WOW! What a wonderful trip we had in Italy! Thank you for helping make this trip so memorable. We have so many wonderful memories that we will cherish forever. It was a trip of a lifetime. Thank You!  I guess we need to start thinking about our next trip. "

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