Included Unique Activities
- Meet & Greet on Arrival
- Guinness Connoisseur Experience
- Irish Storytelling Evening with Dinner
- Entrance to the Titanic Experience
- Giants Causeway
- Cliff Walk with Local Farmer
- Cliffs of Moher Cruise
- Horse and Carriage Ride with Craft Brewery Experience
- Entrance to Kilkenny Castle
Killarney Jaunting Car Tour with Brewery Experience
Cliffs of Moher 360 Tour - Cliff Walk & Cruise
Titanic Experience Belfast
Food, Folklore & Fairies
Guinness Connoisseur Experience
Meet & Greet Private Airport Transfer - Dublin
2 NightsThe Alex
Nestled in a quiet corner at Merrion Square in the heart of Dublin city, The Alex Hotel is a beautifully appointed 4-star Luxury hotel offering guests the perfect combination of modern convenience and traditional Irish ambience. The Alex Luxury Hotel’s contemporary decor, with its bright and open lobby area, large windows, plush burgundy and cream furnishings, and polished wood, offers guests luxurious, yet relaxing surrounds. Experience culinary delights at The Alex’s stylish bar and restaurant The Carriage, serving tasty food using the best in local and seasonal ingredients. Residents can also enjoy the hotel’s exclusive gymnasium.
The Alex Hotel features 98 spacious en suite rooms and 4 suites. The well-appointed rooms are bright, open and modern, with a contemporary design. Orthopedic mattresses, cashmere blankets and luxurious bedding, coupled with the hotel’s quiet Merrion Square location, will ensure you enjoy a peaceful night’s rest during your stay.
All Guestrooms Feature:
- Individually Controlled Air-Conditioning
- Direct dial Telephone
- Wireless & Wired Broadband
- Personal Safe
- European and US plug sockets
- Cable television and in-house movies
- Tea/coffee making facilities
- Spacious desk
- Trouser Press
The Alex's Bar and restaurant The Carriage:
Stylish yet comfortable. Chic and welcoming. The Alex’s restaurant is all this and more. Lunch is simple and fresh. Delicious. In the evening, the Alex comes alive. It’s that rare combination of exciting ambiance and friendly warmth that makes it a favorite for locals, hotel guests, and tourists to meet and enjoy each other’s company. Looking for a trendy cocktail? Check out our new bar and unwind in Dublin time. The dinners are exceptional fare and boast seasonal dishes made with local produce. The feel is comfortable sophistication. Come as you are and delight in The Alex dining experience.
On the Map: Dublin, Ireland's Capital City is located on the east coast of the country, and is well served by infrastructure linking it to all parts of the Emerald Isle.
Dublin is a lively cosmopolitan city brimming with culture. You could spend your time strolling the streets soaking up the atmosphere, relaxing in its cafes and bars or you could check out its myriad historical, literary and cultural delights. The 8th century illuminated manuscript, the Book of Kells, must be viewed. It is on display at the impressive Trinity College, Ireland's first university (founded 1592) in the heart of Dublin. For the rest of your time, it is up to you how much you want to pack in. Phoenix Park, twice the size of New York City's Central Park, Georgian Dublin around Stephen's Green, the National Botanical Gardens, National Museum, Kilmainham Jail and the Hugh Lane Municipal Art Gallery are all highly recommended stops on your tour. Then there's the Guinness Storehouse and Jameson Distillery. A visit to Dublin's Temple Bar to experience the lively Dublin pub culture is a must, though many of Dublin's best bars can be found outside this area in the streets and laneways around Grafton Street, the shopper's street of choice. Purchasing a 'hop-on, hop-off' Dublin Bus Tour ticket is a great way to get around and see all the major sites at a very reasonable cost.
1 NightGrand Central Hotel
2 NightsBeech Hill Country House Hotel
Beech Hill Country House Hotel
This hotel boasts Georgian elegance and gracious country living. The family and staff running the hotel warmly welcome all residents giving a special atmosphere. Comfort and pleasure are the key aspects of their warm and genuine hospitality. Beech Hill Country House is situated in richly wooded countryside just 2 miles from the bustling city of Derry-Londonderry. Also the beautiful landscapes of County Donegal are right on the doorstep. The hotel is known for some big celebrities staying there, as it provides tranquility and style along with luxurious trappings. The beautiful mansion with a great flowery garden has everything needed for a calm holiday in the countryside but does not leave out any luxury comfort. It is perfect for a quiet getaway with the option to go to exciting and bustling places.
Beech Hill Derry offers guests a wide choice of comfortable, cosy and well appointed rooms.Whether in the hotel’s atmospheric Georgian house in Londonderry or our more modern wing,rooms and suites are beautifully furnished and contain everything you would expect to find in a hotel of this high standard.
All Guestrooms Feature:
- Trouser press
- Hair dryer
- Direct dial telephone
- Free WIFI
- Tea and coffee-making facilities
- Most beds are king-sized
The Ardmore Restaurant
The cuisine of the Beech Hill Hotel has a house cooking style but is prepared by skilful chefs and their team. Seasonal and fresh foods are always on offer in the changing menu which is built on home grown fruit and vegetables along with salt water fish and good roasts. The hotel is also known for its walled garden, where ingredients for the menu are grown.
Served in the gallery lounge the Traditional Afternoon Tea at the hotel is known as the favourite of the residents. Seated in comfy sofas with cosy fires, the conservatory overlooking the lakes and beautiful garden is the perfect spot to enjoy a cupa.
On the Map: Derry City is located close to the northern coast in Northern Ireland. Derry is accessed via the N15/N13 from Donegal (to the southwest) and the A6 from Belfast (to the southeast).
The story of Derry is a long and tumultuous one. Set on a hill on the banks of the Foyle estuary, strategically close to the open sea, it came under siege and attack for over a thousand years. You can walk along the great 17th-century walls, about a mile round and 18 feet thick, which withstood several sieges and even today are unbroken and complete, with old cannon still pointing their black noses over the ramparts. The great siege lasted for 105 days. Today, there’s an atmosphere of optimism in Derry and the city buzzes with life. It’s an artistic city, with theatres, galleries and other cultural centres and a number of annual festivals. Its people, with their gentle accent, are very welcoming.
1 NightLough Rynn Castle Hotel
Lough Rynn Castle Hotel
- Complimentary Broadband High-Speed Internet Access
- Interactive TV
- Trouser Press
- Iron & Ironing Board
- Direct Dial Telephone
- Electronic Safe
- Under Floor Heating
2 NightsSheedy's Doolin
This charming guesthouse located in Doolin features gorgeous views of the Aille river, some of the countryside, some of 500-year-old Doonmacfelim Castle, and some of the village life. The grounds are lovely and guests may choose to walk down to the river where they can sit and enjoy the sound of the water running past.
All rooms with large private bathrooms featuring granite vanity tops, heated lighted mirrors, power showers, large glass shower cubicles
Breakfast is not simply Breakfast at Sheedy’s Doolin but more of a gourmet experience!
Frank puts all his years of culinary skills to use in preparing special treats for you to sit back and enjoy.
All the products are locally sourced from Artisan suppliers and herbs come from their very own garden.
From the Buffet feast your eyes and senses on the array of colours, scents and taste.
- Poached pears in a syrup with cloves and lemon zest
- Poached plums with a star anise and five spice infusion
- Stewed Organic Rhubarb with a snip of fresh ginger.
- Warm Prunes marinated in lemon and vanilla tea
- A selection of fresh fruits and berries
- Homemade Muesli
- Selection of juices
- Selection of Organic Yoghurts
- Local Burren Honey
- Selection of in house marmalade and jams
- Selection of home-baked bread and scones
On the Map: The small village of Doolin is located on County Clare’s west Atlantic coast. The village is accessed via the R479 - a small country road that intersects with the R478 connecting the towns of Lisdoonvarna (to the north) and Lahinch (to the south).
People flock to Doolin from all over the world to sample wonderful, top quality traditional music in the local pubs. Until recently Doolin had only three pubs. There are now some new establishments on the scene but we recommend sticking to the old reliables: McGann’s, McDermots and O’Connor’s. Even at that you will be spoiled for choice. Each pub is full most nights with musicians and music lovers alike. Be sure to check out all three! The surrounding area has much of interest including the barren yet strikingly beautiful Burren region with, among other things, the 5,000 year-old Poulnabrone Dolmen. Also worth a visit is Doonagore Castle and of course the spectacular 650-foot high Cliffs of Moher, which are only a few miles from Doolin.
3 NightsThe Lake Hotel
The Lake Hotel
To experience the welcoming culture of the Irish, The Lake Hotel Killarney is the perfect place to stay. The family owned hotel in county Kerry is known for its warm and authentic atmosphere with a traditional Irish and magnificent setting. It is surrounded by the most beautiful landscape of Killarney's lower lake Lough Lein, mountains, islands, woodland and 12th century castle ruins. Its Irish family tradition dates beack to the 1820s. While having breakfast, guests might see deer stroll across the lawn and absorb the tranquility of the lakes just outside the window. The hotel offers a variety of guest rooms, including some with view of the woodlands and some with lakeside view. Residents may choose between rooms in the original building with a warm charm, lakeside rooms with high ceilings and balconies or deluxe rooms and suites.
The Lake Hotel offers a great variety of rooms and suites.
All rooms have great views - some of the surrounding woodland, others of the Killarney Lakes & Mountains.
All Guestrooms Feature:
- Crisp bed linen
- Bathrobe & slippers
- Satellite television
- Direct dial telephones
- Electronic laptop safe
- Hairdryer, iron and ironing board
- Tea & Coffee making facilities
- Work desk in room
- Free Wifi
The Castlelough Restaurant
Just like the hotel's original building, the restaurant impresses with high ceilings, large ornate mirrors and cornice work. It reminds of a time when ball gowns and black tie were the usual attire for dinners. Nowadays, the most eye-catching feature are the large windows covering the whole room and boasting views of the beautiful scenery with the lake and mountains. The food offers a equally great quality as the surroundings. Fresh seafood, seasonal meats, organic vegetables and local cheeses are just a selection of the carefully composed dinner options.
The Lakeside Bistro
For lighter meals, coffees and teas with traditional scones, the bistro located in a relaxing lounge is the place to go. It is also surrounded by the beautiful landscape and often flooded with golden sunlight. Vegetarian and vegan options as well as free Wi-Fi ensure that everyone will feel comfortable in the restful and inviting space.
The Devils Punchbowl Bar
The bar is named after the lacial lake on Mangerton Mountain which can be seen from most spots in the hotel, and also from its magnificent bar. It offers a relaxing athmosphere for coffee and refreshments in the morning or afternoon along with tasty bar food in the evening. The friendly staff make sure to fulfill wishes and might offer the hotel's own Craft beer "Martin Huggard" first brewed during the War in 1940, made with the original characteristics and taste.
On the Map: Killarney is located in County Kerry in the southwest of Ireland. The town is reached via the N22 from Tralee/ Limerick (to the north) and the N22 from Cork City (to the southeast).
The town in the middle of the Ring of Kerry is set perfectly for excursions to the Gap of Dunloe, Dingle Peninsula, the Skellig Ring and much more.It is known for its legendary beauty. The charming towns like Dingle and majestic landscapes like Slea Head are an unique combination of the impressive sights Ireland has to offer. The scenery with mountains, several historic castles, and calm lakes is perfect for some days out and to enjoy time away from bustling cities.
1 NightThe Pembroke Hotel
The Pembroke Hotel
- Fully Air Conditioned
- Flat Screen TV
- Internet Access
- Tea & Coffee making facilities
- Trouser Press, Iron & Ironing Board
- Quality Bathroom Products
- Private Transfer on Arrival
- Rental Car including our Exclusive Reduced Excess Insurance Package
- 12 Breakfasts - Full Irish Breakfasts Each Morning
Points of Interest
- Explore 5000 year old Newgrange & The Boyne Valley
- Visit Medieval Towns and Ancient Castles
- Enjoy two Nights in Belfast City
- Visit Dunluce Castle and Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
- Explore the Giants Causeway, Antrim Coast and Donegal
- Marvel at the Cliffs of Moher & Burren Region of Clare
- Discover the magical 'Kingdom' of County Kerry
Titanic Belfast, County Antrim
Belfast Castle and Cave Hill, County Antrim
Newgrange, County Meath
Carlingford, County Louth
Donegal, County Donegal
Killybegs, County Donegal
Glenveagh National Park, County Donegal
Slieve League, County Donegal
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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!
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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!
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