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Begin your Ireland and Scotland vacation in joyous Dublin. We’ve arranged several experiences to put you in an authentic Celtic mood. Pick up your rental car and head to mystical Kilkenny.  Walk cobbled lanes, dip into quaint shops, and visit the ancient castle. In Killarney, your secluded lakeside lodging is a perfect base for the Ring of Kerry. Charming Doolin awaits, with local music and the stunning Cliffs of Moher.

Just north of Dublin, your manor is situated between rivers that were once the boundary between ancient Irish kingdoms. (The gardens are enchanting.) A short flight to Scotland takes you to Edinburgh. This heroic city has thrived since the 12th century. You’ll day trip into the Scottish Highlands, including the legendary shores of Loch Lomond. This Ireland and Scotland vacation gives you a hearty taste of both countries.  
 

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Included Unique Activities

  • Dublin Airport Meet and Greet
  • Guinness Storehouse Tour
  • Award Winning Irish Emigration Museum
  • Loch Ness and Highlands Small Group Tour
Loch Ness, Glencoe & the Highlands  Day Tour

Loch Ness, Glencoe & the Highlands Day Tour

Meet & Greet Private Airport Transfer - Dublin

Meet & Greet Private Airport Transfer - Dublin

Guinness Storehouse Tour

Guinness Storehouse Tour

EPIC Ireland

EPIC Ireland

Accommodation

2 Nights

Elegant Stylish Hotel

1 Night

4-Star Classic Hotel

2 Nights

The Lake Hotel

1 Night

Cozy Preferred B & B

1 Night

Leixlip Manor

3 Nights

Exclusive Peaceful Hotel

Transportation

  • Airport Transfer on arrival in Dublin
  • Rental Car in Ireland with included Insurance, Unlimited Mileage, and all Taxes paid.

Points of Interest

  • Marvel at 6th Century Glendalough & Medieval Kilkenny
  • Explore Stunning Scenery in County Kerry
  • The Rock of Cashel & Bunratty Castle
  • County Clare's Cliffs of Moher & Burren Region
  • Visit Clonmacnoise Monastic Site and Ancient Boyne Valley
  • Spend Three Nights in Beautiful & Historic Edinburgh
  • Small Group Guided Day Tour to The Highlands & Loch Ness

Kilkenny Castle, County Kilkenny

Saint Canices Cathedral, County Kilkenny

Glendalough, County Wicklow

Powerscourt House and Gardens, County Wicklow

Kenmare, County Kerry

Ring of Kerry, County Kerry

Killarney National Park, County Kerry

Killarney to Kenmare, County Kerry

Low Season

Available Tour Dates

Jan - Apr | Nov - Dec

From $2,158 per person

Mid Season

Available Tour Dates

May | Sep - Oct

From $2,518 per person

High Season

Available Tour Dates

June - August

From $2,948 per person

Your 2021 Price Includes

ACCOMMODATION

  • 10 nights Authentic Hotels & Guesthouses

TRANSPORTATION

  • Airport Transfer on arrival in Dublin
  • Rental Car in Ireland with included Insurance, Unlimited Mileage, and all Taxes paid.

DINING OPTIONS

  • A Delicious Irish or Scottish Breakfast every morning!

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • Dublin Airport Meet and Greet
  • Guinness Storehouse Tour
  • Award Winning Irish Emigration Museum
  • Loch Ness and Highlands Small Group Tour

POINTS OF INTEREST

  • Marvel at 6th Century Glendalough & Medieval Kilkenny
  • Explore Stunning Scenery in County Kerry
  • The Rock of Cashel & Bunratty Castle
  • County Clare's Cliffs of Moher & Burren Region
  • Visit Clonmacnoise Monastic Site and Ancient Boyne Valley
  • Spend Three Nights in Beautiful & Historic Edinburgh
  • Small Group Guided Day Tour to The Highlands & Loch Ness
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.

"California Getaway/Wedding"

HOWARD N.

NY

After the cancelation of our Ireland trip, we were supposed to do just as everything closed down, I thought we would never get away. It took a while to get things figured out with this company but in the end, they came through and help me plan a trip to California. The hotels were perfect and everything else went as planned. Thanks, Lauren for helping us figure this all out.

"Worth The Wait - Birthday In Ireland"

Jennifer S.

IN

After two reschedules due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, we were thrilled to finally be able to make it to Ireland. It exceeded our wildest expectations. From quaint seaside B&Bs to a night in a castle to lovely boutique hotel, we had a varied and beautiful experience. We loved the ability to modify our itinerary as we went so that we could discover things on our own time. But, the planned pre-booked events all worked out flawlessly. Couldn’t Recommend Michele more. She helped us select a location for a return Covid PCR test and was available for any questions.

"Fantastic 46th Anniversary In Ireland"

Ed & Marie C.

Florida

Finally, after postponing our trip twice due to COVID-19 we were finally on our way! Michelle, our Authentic Expert, was fantastic & everything was perfect! Our hotels were magnificent & everything was in order. We had absolutely no issues.


After our 3 nights stay at the luxurious Shelbourne, we set out for the following for a magnificent, unforgettable 12 days with Jimmy. We traveled 2058km through Galway, Connemara, Derry, Bushmills, Belfast, Trim & back to Dublin.


The highlights of the trip, besides the grand Jimmy, were the Wild Atlantic Coast, Connemara area, and the coast of Antrim which was absolutely incredible, some of the most beautiful scenery we have ever seen. The bonus was Jimmy’s audible historic narrations throughout our trip. We consider Jimmy a friend & will keep in touch.


Succinctly stated the only way to see Ireland is bypass. Having a personal driver was the only way to travel Ireland.


Ashford Castle was beyond our expeditions! So elegant and absolutely beautiful! The spa is a must. Walking the ground was stunning! I did the Hawk walk! I had my own Hawk, walked through the woods & let him go, a few minutes the Hawk flew back & landed on my arm. I cannot say enough about this experience. Afternoon Tea was certainly a must!


All the hotels recommended by Authentic Vacations were a very high standard.

"Hawaii Honeymoon & Birthday"

Kristy S.

7

Considering All, and COVID messing up a Scottish trip. Hawaii was lovely. Although the Hotel had troubles with their book keeping and no meals (continental breakfasts) were served due to Covid mandates. We did enjoy the place and getting a room on the water side with a lanai was key. Otherwise you would have a view of a parking lot or local road. Lots of wild roosters crowing around 3am. Very rustic and local.

"Great Birthday in Alaska"

Lori B.

Bend oregon

Authentic vacations did a wonderful job on planning my trip. I was in the middle of nowhere Alaska. Other than the Northern Lights no-showed to the party, everything was great.

"Wonderful Ireland Vacation"

DeLane V.

Sylacauga

Another wonderful trip to Ireland from Authentic Vacations! We'll soon start planning trip number 3.

"Amazing Anniversary trip In Ireland"

Erin B.

Seattle

This was such an amazing trip. We had to do very little because Amanda did all the work for us. Our accommodations were great and the sight seeing she planned was incredible. Ireland is a beautiful country and I am so glad everything was so simple.

"Everything about this trip was perfect"

Mary S.

Red Hook, NY

Absolutely perfect! From the moment we landed in Dublin we knew we were in good hands. Our drivers were great; our accommodations were perfect; navigating from town to town was extremely easy. It was everything we hoped for and more. In fact, we are already planning to return to the beautiful country of Ireland. Lisa took care of everything, even our covid test appoints for re-entry into the United States. She is truly a professional and I recommend her highly.

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