TRAVEL ADVICE

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. 

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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
  • 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

Musical Pub Crawl

Musical Pub Crawl

Guinness Storehouse Tour

Guinness Storehouse Tour

Accommodation

2 Nights

Elegant Stylish Hotel

1 Night

4-Star Elegant City Center Hotel

2 Nights

Superior Lakeside Hotel

1 Night

Landmark Manor Hotel

2 Nights

Exclusive Peaceful Hotel

2 Nights

4-Star Landmark Luxury

2 Nights

Preferred Warm Luxury B & B

Transportation

  • Rental Cars in both Ireland & Scotland

Dining Options Included

  • 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, Edinburgh, Central Scotland

2023 LOW SEASON

Available Tour Dates

May, Nov, Dec

From $3,999 per person

2023 MID SEASON

Available Tour Dates

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

From $4,798 per person

2024 LOW SEASON

Available Tour Dates

Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec

From $3,999 per person

2024 MID SEASON

Available Tour Dates

Apr, May, Sep, Oct

From $4,348 per person

2024 HIGH SEASON

Available Tour Dates

Jun, Jul, Aug

From $5,218 per person

Your Price Includes

ACCOMMODATION

  • Spend 12 Nights in Authentic Hotels & Guesthouses

TRANSPORTATION

  • Rental Car

DINING OPTIONS INCLUDED

  • 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
  • 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.

"Couples Vacation"

DeLane

Alabama

Lauren was wonderful to work with and helped us plan a perfect vacation in Ireland. Everything from our flights, rental car, and every BNB was outstanding! We've used Authentic Vacations for 3 trips to Ireland …...here's to planning the 4th in the near future! Thanks Lauren!

"Wonderful Ireland"

Chris

Florida

Amber, Ireland is wonderful, and we’re having a ball. We got in to Kinsale late this afternoon and are taking a breather now to overcome some jet lag. When the town wakes up tomorrow, we’ll see it and shop a bit before going on to Killarney and Muckross.  By the way, The Irish House Party was perfect. Fun, not loud and crass but classy and friendly, entertainment. We recommend it highly. Thank you for all you did to help us put this trip together.

"Amore Italy"

Jill

PA

I am a travel advisor that uses Authentic Vacations and my client just got back from Italy and can't say enough about the Italy tour we booked for her.  It was a Rome add on for cruise clients - it was a 3 night behind the scenes of agent Rome, and they LOVED it!!  Thank you, Ellie. The hotels, tours everything was great.  My clients want to go back to Italy again and I will use Ellie and Authentic Vacations in a heartbeat!!

"Ireland Holiday"

Tina and Pat

Michiagn

Jorie, well, we have returned from a most amazing holiday in Ireland.  The car rental worked out wonderfully.   Pick up and Drop off were a breeze.  Driving to Clifden, we added Downpatrick Head as a site to see. It's BEAUTIFUL.  Drove the Doo Lough Pass....Breathtaking! The trip was absolutely amazing. We absolutely LOVED our vacation and will definitely recommend Authentic Vacations to friends and family.

"Amazing Scotland"

Malissa & Rachel

Florida

Hi Lauren, I just wanted to take the time to tell you that Rachel and I had an AMAZING TIME!! Scotland was worth the wait, and I hope to be back soon. Every place we stayed at was very courteous and so kind., even with the last-minute changes we made. I will get in touch soon to book another vacation. Please keep me posted if there's any deals around. Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart. 

"Perfect Italy Honeymoon"

Claire & Kendall

Arkansas

Our trip was phenomenal!!! We loved every second of it. Joleen, thank you so much for organizing it for us. We are SO grateful for your help and everything that the company did to make our trip memorable and carefree! It was the perfect honeymoon experience, and we will definitely look into using you all again in the future.

"Family Vacation Ireland & Scotland"

Lisa

KY

We recently returned from a dream trip in Scotland and Ireland. We worked with Lonna and she is incredible. Lonna answered all my questions with care and kindness and worked on our trip to make sure I got to see everything I had dreamed about. I can’t say enough great things about her, she really does care about her clients. Thanks Lonna

"Italy Bucket List"

Dale

Wisconsin

We recently completed our trip to Italy after walking the Camiño de Santiago. The trip included Tuscany, Sicily, and Rome with a cruise to the Holy Land between Sicily and Rome. We worked with Naomi on the original planning and Joleen on the execution. Both were exceptional to work with and both are true professionals. Every facet of the trip, from transportation to billeting to excursions, was flawlessly planned and executed. We worked with Authentic Vacations for three trips this summer, Ireland, Scotland, and Italy we could not be more pleased with the service they provided us. Thank you!

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