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This guided vacation is an Authentic Vacations exclusive. The custom Celtic itinerary, experiences, local guides, and lodgings cannot be found elsewhere… Enjoy!

Ireland is a brilliant country, known as one of the friendliest places in the world. Scotland is the land of bold heroes and high drama. Both are lands that hold thousands of castles, tales that reach back into the mists of time, and music that sets our toes tapping. There are whiskey and whisky tastings… depending upon which country you’re in. Delight in dinner shows, sheep dogs, and a horse and carriage ride through the lushest scenery on the Emerald Isle. This tour offers pure Celtic joy.

Hear the secrets of castles, kings, queens, and eccentrics on walking tours led by local experts. Cruise the deepest part of Loch Lomond and be amazed by its national park, explore stunning Stirling Castle, and see the gentle glory of well-loved gardens. It’s time for your imagination to soar and feel the beauty all around you. You’ll have a driver and tour leader—no stress on the roads. Your five- and four-star lodgings are set, no worries about where to stay. Relax! This is the Ireland and Scotland trip of your dreams.


Included Unique Activities

  • Tour and Tasting at Historic Guinness Storehouse
  • Mystical Book of Kells at Trinity College
  • Joyous Irish Sheepdog Demo
  • Highlights of the Ring of Kerry 
  • Explore Colorful Dingle Town
  • Scenic Views on the Slea Head Peninsula
  • Irish Dinner/Dance Show
  • Jameson Midleton Distillery Tasting & Tour
  • Killarney Jaunting Car
  • Kilbeggan Whisky Distillery Tour with a View
  • Irish Storytelling Dinner
  • Scottish Dinner Show
  • Royal Mile Walking Tour & Edinburgh Castle 
  • Loch Lomond Cruise
  • Titanic Experience in Cobh 
  • Blarney Castle & Gardens
  • EPIC Ireland Emigration Museum  
  • Cliffs of Moher 
  • Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden 
  • Kilkenny Castle Admission
  • Birr Castle & Gardens Admission
  • Blasket Island Visitor's Centre 
  • Stirling Castle Admission
Meet & Greet Private Airport Transfer - Edinburgh

Meet & Greet Private Airport Transfer - Edinburgh

EPIC Ireland – The Irish Immigration Museum

EPIC Ireland – The Irish Immigration Museum

Book of Kells Experience at Trinity College

Book of Kells Experience at Trinity College

Guinness Storehouse Tour

Guinness Storehouse Tour

Merry Ploughboy Show

Merry Ploughboy Show

Kilkenny Castle

Kilkenny Castle

Titanic Experience Cobh

Titanic Experience Cobh

Jameson Experience Midleton

Jameson Experience Midleton


2 Nights

Fashionable 4-Star Hotel

1 Night

5-Star Luxury Estate Manor

1 Night

Serene Riverside Retreat

3 Nights

5-Star Magnificent View Hotel & Spa

2 Nights

5-Star Majestic Lakeview Hotel

1 Night

4-Star Resort Hotel

3 Nights

Market Street Hotel

Meals Included

  • 13 Breakfasts
  • 7 Dinners 

UNESCO World Heritage sites

Old Town Edinburgh

Old Town Edinburgh

Transportation and Guides

  • Luxury Coach Touring
  • Airport Transfers
  • Aer Lingus One-Way Flight Dublin to Edinburgh
  • Professional & Knowledgeable Guide And Driver Througout The Tour

All our small guided vacations include:

  • Maximum 18 Passengers
  • Private Local Guide & Driver
  • 4 & 5 Star Accommodations
  • Distinctive Experiences
  • Luxury Touring
  • Private Airport Transfers
  • Porterage Throughout
  • Guaranteed Departures

Available Dates

24 June - 07 July 2024

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08 - 21 July 2024

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05 - 18 August 2024

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02 - 15 September 2024

ON SALE! From $5,888 $5,688 per person
Single Supplement $2,092

16 - 29 September 2024

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30 September - 13 October 2024

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14 - 27 October 2024

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Prices are per person based on 2 people traveling together and sharing a room. For solo travelers, a Single Supplement will be added to the price per person.

"The whole experience exceeded my expectations"

Jan Crawford

Colorado Springs

This was our first trip to Ireland as well as our first Authentic Vacations trip. We recently completed the "12 night Soul of Ireland" trip as a you-drive. I have to say that the whole experience exceeded my expectations!! The entire experience from the initial booking to the completion of the trip was outstanding! The stress-free aspect of letting someone else plan and make reservations and deal with details (that we used to do ourselves) made the entire trip so much more enjoyable. Each hotel we were booked into was an exceptional experience (including comfort, service and quality). The additional excursions that were included were wonderful as well. I'm now looking at a trip to Scotland in the future. I'll look forward to working with our awesome agent, Amber, again. She was fabulous! Thank you!!

"Amazing Ireland Guided Vacation"

Lindsay S.

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.


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"


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"


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"



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!

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