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This itinerary can be completely customized to give you the exact vacation that you want.

On this tour, your twelve nights are split right down the middle - six in Ireland and six in Scotland! Start with two nights in vibrant Dublin City, where you'll discover a wealth of famous sights and attractions. On Day 3, collect your rental car and leave Dublin to enjoy time in Kilkenny - Ireland's bustling Medieval City, as well as County Kerry - Ireland's most scenic locale. Fly to Scotland (flight price not included) on Day 7 to begin a two night stay in the picturesque and historic city of Edinburgh. On Day 9, journey north to travel deep into the Scottish Highlands, exploring charming Pitlochry and spectacular Cairngorms National Park along the way. Your final two nights are in the celebrated City of Stirling. With a history dating from Roman times and spanning thousands of years, Stirling has been at the heart of several history altering events and wars. Return home from Edinburgh after truly savoring the very Best of Ireland and Scotland!

Let us customize this for you!

Included Unique Activities

  • Meet & Greet Private Transfer on Arrival in Dublin
  • Enjoy a Tour & Pint at the Guinness Storehouse
  • Join a Musical Pub Crawl through the Streets of Dublin
  • Visit Kilkenny Castle
  • Take a Small Group Tour of Edinburgh City
Meet & Greet Private Airport Transfer - Dublin

Meet & Greet Private Airport Transfer - Dublin

Historic Edinburgh Small Group Tour

Historic Edinburgh Small Group Tour

Kilkenny Castle

Kilkenny Castle

Musical Pub Crawl

Musical Pub Crawl

Guinness Storehouse Tour

Guinness Storehouse Tour

Accommodation

2 Nights

Davenport Hotel

1 Night

Ormonde Hotel

2 Nights

The Lake Hotel

1 Night

Celbridge Manor

2 Nights

Bonham Hotel

2 Nights

Lynver Guesthouse

2 Nights

West Plean House

Transportation

  • Rental Cars in both Ireland & Scotland - Includes Insurance, Unlimited Mileage & All Taxes

Dining Options

  • 12 Full Irish & Scottish Breakfasts to Begin Your Mornings

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
     

Kenmare, County Kerry

Ring of Kerry, County Kerry

Killarney National Park, County Kerry

Muckross House and Gardens, County Kerry

Ross Castle, County Kerry

Killarney to Kenmare, County Kerry

Boyne Valley, County Meath

The Royal Mile, Scotland

Low Season

Available Tour Dates

Jan - Mar | Nov - Dec

From $2,268 per person

Mid Season

Available Tour Dates

Apr - May | Sep - Oct

From $2,498 per person

High Season

Available Tour Dates

June - August

From $2,898 per person

Your Price Includes

ACCOMMODATION

  • Spend 12 Nights in Authentic Hotels & Guesthouses

TRANSPORTATION

  • Rental Cars in both Ireland & Scotland - Includes Insurance, Unlimited Mileage & All Taxes

DINING OPTIONS

  • 12 Full Irish & Scottish Breakfasts to Begin Your Mornings

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • Meet & Greet Private Transfer on Arrival in Dublin
  • Enjoy a Tour & Pint at the Guinness Storehouse
  • Join a Musical Pub Crawl through the Streets of Dublin
  • Visit Kilkenny Castle
  • Take a Small Group Tour of Edinburgh City

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.

"Ireland Vacation"

Nicole A

What an amazing trip! Michelle was amazing at assisting in the planning. Our hotels were amazing. The recommended itinerary suited exactly what my family and I wanted to experience on our trip to Ireland. I would definitely utilize Authentic Vacations again!

"Driving through history"

Ed

Edmonton

We had an excellent trip. Absolutely no problems with bookings that Donna arranged. Driving Ireland and seeing it at your own pace lets you stop to admire ruins not normally on a tour. Only thing we would do differently is upgrade the car. As someone who enjoys driving I regret not having something a little more sporty!

"Christmas in Ireland"

William

We talked to Lainie about what we were looking for. She listened to our wishes offering suggestion and developed our plan. We got exactly what we were looking for. Made sure we were happy and answering a million questions. We couldn’t be happier. Thank you Lainie !

"An epic solo road trip!"

Anthea Ong

Singapore

Just want to say a big thank you to Anna Wilgenbursch for all her help and patience in supporting my free and easy solo road trip across Ireland, chasing writers poets and thin places. The bed and breakfast choices were fantastic. I don't usually go through an agent to help with booking accommodation etc. but I had little to do so myself so am glad that I had Anna to take that load off me. I appreciate too that Anna was on WhatsApp with me and very responsive. I felt very supported. Thank you.

"Ireland birthday trip"

Stephanie Stutz

Minnesota

Josi was an immense help. From the beginning with her planning based on our wishes and prompt replies we felt very confident everything was covered. And it was! beautiful locations great suggestions for sites to see we could not have been more pleased with the whole Adventure. It was so nice to have all the reservations set and the car rental covered it made the whole experience stress free. I will definitely reach out to Josie for my next vacation.

"Destination Vacation"

Peter L Pavlina

Boston

Great trip thanks to Michelle's great work!

"Ireland Vacation"

Jessica Brewer

St. Cloud

We had a FABULOUS vacation! Jacoya was great to work with. Highly recommend!

"Dream Vacation!"

Emma

Coronado

Our trip to Ireland was an absolute dream! Thank you, Tam, for taking the time to create a personalized, affordable trip for us. I highly suggest using Tam at Authentic Vacations to plan your trip to Ireland! You will have the time of your life! :)

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