THE CULTURAL AND NATURAL WONDERS OF NORWAY & ICELAND

This Ireland vacation is a sublime mix of top spots and hidden gems. You’ll be picked up at the Dublin airport in style and taken to your elegant hotel. Settle in, then set out for your first adventure—afternoon tea while touring the city. Explore at leisure, and then discover all that is Guinness.  Your next stop is medieval Kilkenny, founded in 1207. Fall under its timeless spell.  

County Kerry is lush and pristine. Your resort is situated on 500 acres of islands and islets.  The Wild Atlantic Way is legendary, and a boat tour will give you a unique coastal perspective. From here, explore Killarney Park, the Ring of Kerry, and savor a gourmet meal in Kenmare. Find ancient sites along the Dingle Peninsula, and dip into the pub culture of foot-tapping music.  Doolin is traditional Ireland at its best.  Take a ferry to the Aran Islands or visit the stunning Cliffs of Moher.

In Connemara, you’ll stay in a castle. Indulge in luxury and the sweeping landscape, savor exceptional cuisine, and sleep well. Explore Kylemore Abbey, the Victorian Walled Garden, and shop for local green marble crafts. Your last night is spent in a grand manor house near the rivers that mark the border between two ancient Irish kingdoms.  Feel renewed. An Ireland escape has the power to heal and to bring joy. 

PLAN AND BOOK

Included Unique Activities

  • Guinness Storehouse Tour
  • Dublin Vintage Tea Tour
  • Kerry Coast Boat Tour
  • Abbeyglen Castle Dinner
  • Kylemore Abbey Admission
Abbeyglen Castle Dinner

Abbeyglen Castle Dinner

Kerry Coast Exploration By Boat

Kerry Coast Exploration By Boat

Guinness Storehouse Tour

Guinness Storehouse Tour

Vintage Tea Experience

Vintage Tea Experience

Meet & Greet Private Airport Transfer - Dublin

Meet & Greet Private Airport Transfer - Dublin

Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden

Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden

Accommodations

2 Nights

Elegant & Stylish 4-Star Hotel

1 Night

4-Star Elegant City Center Hotel

3 Nights

4-Star Waterside View Hotel

1 Night

18th Century Country House in the Burren

2 Nights

Elegant Castle Hotel

1 Night

Elegant Castle Hotel

Transportation and Guides

  • Private Chauffeur Transfer from Dublin Airport to your Downtown Hotel
  • Automatic Rental Car

Meals Included

  • 10 Full Irish Breakfasts

Points of Interest

  • Shop On Famous Grafton Street
  • Check-Out the Guinness Storehouse
  • Overnight at an Authentic Irish Castle
  • Take in The Rock of Cashel & Glen of Aherlow
  • Enjoy Stunning Views at Killarney National Park
  • Jaw-Dropping Southwest Scenery
  • Dingle & Slea-Head Rugged Beauty
  • Marvel at Connemara National Park & Kylemore Abbey

Trinity College, County Dublin

Grafton Street, County Dublin

National Gallery of Ireland, County Dublin

Temple Bar, County Dublin

O'Connell Street, County Dublin

Dublin Museums, County Dublin

Dublin, County Dublin

Kilkenny Castle, County Kilkenny

2024 LOW SEASON

Available Dates

Nov, Dec

From $3,618 per person

2024 MID SEASON

Available Dates

Oct

From $3,888 per person

2024 HIGH SEASON

Available Dates

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

From $4,234 per person

2025 LOW SEASON

Available Dates

Jan, Feb, Mar

From $3,788 per person

2025 MID SEASON

Available Dates

Apr, May, Nov, Dec

From $3,799 per person

2025 HIGH SEASON

Available Dates

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

From $4,082 per person

Your Price Includes

ACCOMMODATION

  • 10 nights Accommodation – From City Hotel to Authentic Castle!

TRANSPORTATION

  • Private Chauffeur Transfer from Dublin Airport to your Downtown Hotel
  • Automatic Rental Car

DINING OPTIONS INCLUDED

  • 10 Full Irish Breakfasts

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • Guinness Storehouse Tour
  • Dublin Vintage Tea Tour
  • Kerry Coast Boat Tour
  • Abbeyglen Castle Dinner
  • Kylemore Abbey Admission

POINTS OF INTEREST

  • Shop On Famous Grafton Street
  • Check-Out the Guinness Storehouse
  • Overnight at an Authentic Irish Castle
  • Take in The Rock of Cashel & Glen of Aherlow
  • Enjoy Stunning Views at Killarney National Park
  • Jaw-Dropping Southwest Scenery
  • Dingle & Slea-Head Rugged Beauty
  • Marvel at Connemara National Park & Kylemore Abbey

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.

"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. "

"Trip of a lifetime in Ireland"

Cathryn

Jennifer, I want to thank you for planning and arranging our wonderful vacation in Ireland. Everything was easy Peezy as my granddaughter would say. The hotels were all beautiful, each one was uniquely different and beautiful. We enjoyed each and the food was enjoyable. We enjoyed all the extra goodies. We were not able to take either sea cruise as the weather canceled the trips. The best decision we made was to have a guide /driver. Martin was an absolute wonder. I wanted to bring him home with us. He saw to every detail and was extremely entertaining to boot. His recommendations were spot on to our interests. I think he knows everyone in Ireland. The car was super too. The back seats were massage chairs. How cool can you get? As a great extra the Owner of Screebe House bought two of my paintings and commissioned two more. Again, many thanks for the trip of a lifetime.

"Two-week trip to Ireland and Scotland"

Wanda

Our vacation was wonderful we had a great time on our two-week trip to Ireland and Scotland. Jorie helped us plan our trip, she worked hard to include all the places we wanted to see and selected some great adventures for us to enjoy along the way. We truly loved Ireland, the countryside the beautiful sights and the flowers blooming everywhere made our visit one to remember for sure. 

"Wonderful Anniversary Trip in Ireland"

Tim

Hi Jorie, Rose and I had a wonderful time in Ireland! We couldn’t believe how well everything worked out and the locations selected for our stays were excellent. We really loved the Country House and Abbyglen Castle.  The staff at Abbbyglen Castle were so nice and made our anniversary evening wonderful! We had no idea there was so much aviation and radio history in Clifden! As for the other locations they were all first-rate as well. We went to the “Man O’ War” Pub for dinner our last night in Ireland. It was a great recommendation. The atmosphere, hospitality, and food were awesome. Again, thank you for helping to set up a wonderful trip which we will never forget. 

"All of my clients had only positive feedback"

Kelly

Mesa, AZ

This was my first time using Authentic Vacations. I worked with Ellie, and she knocked it out of the park! Every detail with transfers, trains, boutique hotels, castles, private tours and fantastic client feedback will keep me coming back! I had 5 vacations with varied budgets this past month. All of my clients had only positive feedback. Emails and phone correspondence were quickly answered, which can make or break my decision to partner with someone. If you are looking for a destination expert, AV will not disappoint! Thank you for making me look like a rockstar, Ellie and AV!!

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