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Enjoy eight fantastic nights exploring Ireland and Scotland on this chauffeur tour. Delight in the comfort of your own private touring vehicle, complimented by the attention, friendliness and knowledge of your personal driver!

Rather than spending four nights in each country, and trying to do too much, this tour includes six nights in Ireland and two in Edinburgh, Scotland. Six nights in Ireland allows enough time to truly enjoy the magnificent countryside outside Dublin, without being too rushed.

Enjoy time in Kilkenny - Ireland's bustling Medieval City, as well as County Kerry - Ireland's most scenic locale. You'll then spend two nights in Scotland, with the charming and historic city of Edinburgh as your base. Spend your first Scotland day exploring this great city, and on your second day, we've arranged an intimate guided day-tour that takes in storied Stirling Castle and breathtaking Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. The Trossachs is known as 'Scotland in Miniature' owing to its varied, spectacular landscapes, so you will experience much of Scotland in just two days!

Included Unique Activities

  • Exclusive Guinness Connoisseur Tour 
  • Musical Pub Crawl in Dublin
  • Entrance to Kilkenny Castle
  • Jaunting Car through the Killarney National Park
  • Small Craft Brewery Visit and Tasting
  • Scotch Whisky Experience
  • Small Group Tour to Loch Lomond and Stirling Castle
Guinness Connoisseur Experience

Guinness Connoisseur Experience

Loch Lomond National Park, Kelpies & Stirling Castle

Loch Lomond National Park, Kelpies & Stirling Castle

Musical Pub Crawl

Musical Pub Crawl

Killarney Jaunting Car Tour with Brewery Experience

Killarney Jaunting Car Tour with Brewery Experience

The Scotch Whisky Experience Silver Tour

The Scotch Whisky Experience Silver Tour

Kilkenny Castle

Kilkenny Castle

Accommodations

2 Nights

Elegant & Stylish 4-Star Hotel

1 Night

4-Star Elegant City Center Hotel

2 Nights

Preferred Luxury Hotel

1 Night

Legendary Seaside Retreat

2 Nights

Historic Victorian 4-Star Hotel

Transportation and Guides

  • A Range of Luxurious, Comfortable Vehicles to suit any Group Size
  • Your Own Personal Driver for 4 days - guaranteed to be Friendly, Professional and Knowledgeable
  • Transfers From & To your Arrival & Departure Airports

Meals Included

  • 8  Full Irish & Scottish Breakfast Each Morning

Points of Interest

  • Spend Two Nights in Cosmopolitan Dublin
  • 6th Century Glendalough & Medieval Kilkenny
  • Explore Stunning Scenery in County Kerry
  • The Rock of Cashel & Bunratty Castle
  • Spend Two Nights in Beautiful & Historic Edinburgh
     

Trinity College, County Dublin

Christ Church Cathedral, County Dublin

Grafton Street, County Dublin

St Stephen's Green, County Dublin

Dublin, County Dublin

Old Jameson Distillery, County Dublin

Dublin Museums, County Dublin

Temple Bar, County Dublin

2024 LOW SEASON

Available Dates

May, Nov, Dec

From $2,538 per person

2024 MID SEASON

Available Dates

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

From $2,838 per person

2025 LOW SEASON

Available Dates

Jan, Feb, Mar

From $2,518 per person

2025 MID SEASON

Available Dates

Apr, May, Nov, Dec

From $2,665 per person

2025 HIGH SEASON

Available Dates

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

From $2,980 per person

Our Prices Include All Taxes & Fees 

  • This is a Private Chauffeur Vacation Package. Choose any date to begin your travels.
  • Prices are per person based on 8 people traveling and sharing 4 rooms each night. 
  • Per Person Prices will be higher for smaller groups and less for larger groups

 

Your Price Includes

ACCOMMODATION

  • 8 Night Authentic accommodations - from city to country!

TRANSPORTATION

  • A Range of Luxurious, Comfortable Vehicles to suit any Group Size
  • Your Own Personal Driver for 4 days - guaranteed to be Friendly, Professional and Knowledgeable
  • Transfers From & To your Arrival & Departure Airports

DINING OPTIONS INCLUDED

  • 8  Full Irish & Scottish Breakfast Each Morning

INCLUDED UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • Exclusive Guinness Connoisseur Tour 
  • Musical Pub Crawl in Dublin
  • Entrance to Kilkenny Castle
  • Jaunting Car through the Killarney National Park
  • Small Craft Brewery Visit and Tasting
  • Scotch Whisky Experience
  • Small Group Tour to Loch Lomond and Stirling Castle

POINTS OF INTEREST

  • Spend Two Nights in Cosmopolitan Dublin
  • 6th Century Glendalough & Medieval Kilkenny
  • Explore Stunning Scenery in County Kerry
  • The Rock of Cashel & Bunratty Castle
  • Spend Two Nights in Beautiful & Historic Edinburgh

"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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