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One week vacationing in Ireland and another in Scotland makes for an extraordinary Celtic adventure. Staying only in boutique hotels, you’ll begin in Dublin. See the Book of Kells, shop Grafton Street, and tap your feet to Irish music. Pick up your rental car, and head to Kilkenny, a medieval gem of craft shops and fine cuisine. From there, it’s a glorious drive to Killarney—the Ring of Kerry and the Blarney Stone await.  Tuck into a village on Ireland’s western coast, with the Cliffs of Moher nearby.

Fly to Scotland and the ancient capital of Edinburgh, city of heroes, villains, and royalty. Fill your soul with ancient stories and a vibrant present.  Next, it’s north through the Scottish Highlands. Delight in charming towns and be amazed by National Parks. Fall under the spell of Inverness, cultural heart of the north. Revel in mountain scenery and end your journey in dynamic Glasgow.

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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
  • Take a Walking Tour of Edinburgh and Explore Edinburgh Castle
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

Meet & Greet Private Airport Transfer - Dublin

Meet & Greet Private Airport Transfer - Dublin

Accommodation

2 Nights

Davenport Hotel

1 Night

Ormonde Hotel

2 Nights

The Lake Hotel

1 Night

Sheedy's Doolin

1 Night

Leixlip Manor

2 Nights

Bonham Hotel

2 Nights

Macdonald Drumossie Hotel

2 Nights

Buccleuch Guesthouse

1 Night

Jurys Inn Glasgow

Transportation

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

Points of Interest

  • Marvel at 6th Century Glendalough & Medieval Kilkenny
  • Explore Stunning Scenery in County Kerry
  • The Rock of Cashel & Adare Heritage Village
  • The Cliffs of Moher & Globally Unique Burren Region
  • Explore The Breathtaking Scottish Highlands
  • Visit Scenic Loch Lomond & Mysterious Loch Ness
  • Fascinating History & Scenic Beauty at Glencoe & Glenfinnan

Kilkenny Castle, County Kilkenny

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

The Burren, County Clare

Low Season

Available Tour Dates

Jan - Mar | Nov - Dec

From $2,599 per person

Mid Season

Available Tour Dates

Apr - May | Sep - Oct

From $2,899 per person

High Season

Available Tour Dates

June - August

From $3,299 per person

Your 2021 Price Includes

ACCOMMODATION

  • 14 nights Authentic Hotels & Guesthouses

TRANSPORTATION

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

DINING OPTIONS

  • 14 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 Walking Tour of Edinburgh and explore Edinburgh Castle

POINTS OF INTEREST

  • Marvel at 6th Century Glendalough & Medieval Kilkenny
  • Explore Stunning Scenery in County Kerry
  • The Rock of Cashel & Adare Heritage Village
  • The Cliffs of Moher & Globally Unique Burren Region
  • Explore The Breathtaking Scottish Highlands
  • Visit Scenic Loch Lomond & Mysterious Loch Ness
  • Fascinating History & Scenic Beauty at Glencoe & Glenfinnan
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.

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We had a wonderful trip. The hotels were lovely with excellent restaurants and very attentive staff. The location in Reykjavik was perfect. Lots of shops and restaurants and the bus stop within a few blocks. 


We enjoyed all of the tours very much, especially the glacier hike and zodiac boat iceberg tour. 


Everywhere we went was filled with gorgeous scenery. It’s sort of like Scotland and Hawaii combined. 

"Amazing Ireland Vacation"

Christine W.

Colorado

I started planning my trip in May of 2019, planning to budget out and get a good idea of what a 2 week trip to Ireland would cost. Josi was incredible in helping me get a cost outlined early on, and when 2020 hit and things were changing by the week we were able to plan some things out further. Come the month before my vacation we had all the excursions and sightseeing outlined, everything set, and I was able to have an amazing experience in Ireland. I hope to go back again and see more of what I only got a sampling of.

"Anniversary in the Rockies"

Yolanda R.

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Everything was great. The upgrade from a hotel room to a townhouse was excellent. I loved the Yellowstone tour and the Grand Teton tour. Spring Creek Ranch was the best place to stay.  Disappointed that two tours were cancelled.

"Family vacation in Ireland"

Peter D.

Texas

The six of us truly enjoyed our 12-day family vacation, and appreciated the planning effort and support we received from Authenticvacations. Everything went smoothly. Renting cars and driving on the left side of very narrow roads in Ireland may not be for everybody, but we had drivers with prior experience in our group and for us it worked out great. We are looking forward to planning more trips in the future. Thanks Michaela.

"Wedding and Honeymoon in Ireland"

A. P.

Ireland

We couldn’t have asked for a better planned adventure! Our wedding was breathtaking on the Cliffs of Moher and we had the best accommodations. I am forever grateful to Authentic Vacations and their wonderful travel agents Maggie and Lizzie!

"Love Ireland!"

Kathren A.

Ireland

Love Ireland I will be going back. Still a lot of places there to explore. Loved doing the little towns and B&B's. All my landladies where exceptional! Helpful. Grand breakfast every morning. Beautiful country. The Cliffs of Moher! Spent three hours there walked 6 miles. Took 75 pictures. The hardest part deciding which picture I want blown up!

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Reham S.

Ottawa, ON

We were very impressed by the careful selection of our tours that really met our expectations. Service in Italy was great and the tour guides were amazing.

"Ireland & Scotland Mother Daughter Adventure"

Julie O.

I had the best experience working with Authentic Vacations! The staff is caring and helpful throughout the entire process. I will use them again and highly recommend them.

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