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

Visit both Ireland & Scotland in just eight nights! 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!

Let us customize this for you!

Included Unique Activities

  • Meet & Greet with Private Transfer on Arrival
  • Entrances To; Guinness Storehouse and Tour, EPIC - the Irish Immigration Museum, Kilkenny Castle, Muckross House and Gardens
  • Edinburgh Small-Group City Tour
  • Day Trip by Small Group to Loch Lomond and Stirling Castle
Loch Lomond & Stirling Castle Day Tour

Loch Lomond & Stirling Castle Day Tour

Meet & Greet Private Airport Transfer - Dublin

Meet & Greet Private Airport Transfer - Dublin

Guinness Storehouse Tour

Guinness Storehouse Tour

EPIC Ireland

EPIC Ireland

Kilkenny Castle

Kilkenny Castle

Muckross House & Gardens

Muckross House & Gardens

Edinburgh Small Group City Tour

Edinburgh Small Group City Tour

Accommodation

2 Nights

Ashling Hotel

1 Night

The Pembroke Hotel

2 Nights

The Lake Hotel

1 Night

Leixlip Manor

2 Nights

Bonham Hotel

Transportation

  • Private Transfer on Arrival in Dublin
  • Automatic Rental Car in Ireland - Includes Our Exclusive Low Excess Insurance, Unlimited Mileage & All Taxes

Points of Interest

  • 6th Century Glendalough & Medieval Kilkenny
  • Explore Stunning Scenery in County Kerry
  • The Rock of Cashel & Bunratty Castle
  • Small Group Guided Day Tour to Loch Lomond & Stirling

Trinity College, County Dublin

Kenmare, County Kerry

Ring of Kerry, County Kerry

Killarney National Park, County Kerry

Killarney to Kenmare, County Kerry

The Royal Mile, Scotland

Edinburgh Castle, Scotland

Stirling Castle, Scotland

Low Season

Available Tour Dates

Jan - Mar | Nov - Dec

From $1,498 per person

Mid Season

Available Tour Dates

Apr - May | Oct

From $1,578 per person

High Season

Available Tour Dates

June - Sept

From $1,898 per person

Your Price Includes

ACCOMMODATION

  • Spend 8 Nights in Unique Hotels Including a Hotel Overlooking the Spectacular Lakes of Killarney

TRANSPORTATION

  • Private Transfer on Arrival in Dublin
  • Automatic Rental Car in Ireland - Includes Our Exclusive Low Excess Insurance, Unlimited Mileage & All Taxes

DINING OPTIONS

  • 8 Full Irish & Scottish Breakfasts 

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • Meet & Greet with Private Transfer on Arrival
  • Entrances To; Guinness Storehouse and Tour, EPIC - the Irish Immigration Museum, Kilkenny Castle, Muckross House and Gardens
  • Edinburgh Small-Group City Tour
  • Day Trip by Small Group to Loch Lomond and Stirling Castle

POINTS OF INTEREST

  • 6th Century Glendalough & Medieval Kilkenny
  • Explore Stunning Scenery in County Kerry
  • The Rock of Cashel & Bunratty Castle
  • Small Group Guided Day Tour to Loch Lomond & 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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Once your vacation has been paid in full, you will be able to print your travel documents directly from your online account. You’re ready to embark on your ideal, authentic vacation!!

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