NEW AUTHENTIC GUIDED VACATIONS

This guided vacation is an Authentic Vacations exclusive. The custom Celtic itinerary, experiences, local guides, and lodgings cannot be found elsewhere… Enjoy!

Ireland is a brilliant country, known as one of the friendliest places in the world. Scotland is the land of bold heroes and high drama. Both are lands that hold thousands of castles, tales that reach back into the mists of time, and music that sets our toes tapping. There are whiskey and whisky tastings… depending upon which country you’re in. Delight in dinner shows, sheep dogs, and a horse and carriage ride through the lushest scenery on the Emerald Isle. This tour offers pure Celtic joy.

Hear the secrets of castles, kings, queens, and eccentrics on walking tours led by local experts. Visit remote islands, staggering cliffs, and the gentle glory of well-loved gardens. Let your imagination soar, let go, and feel beauty all around you. You’ll have a driver and tour leader—no stress on the roads. Your lodgings are set, no worries about where to stay. Relax! This is the Ireland and Scotland trip of your dreams.

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Included Unique Activities

  • Tour and Tasting at Historic Guinness Storehouse
  • Walking Tour of Dublin's Highlights & Hidden Gems
  • Mystical Book of Kells at Trinity College
  • Joyous Irish Sheepdog Demo
  • Discover the Legendary Ring of Kerry 
  • Explore Colorful Dingle Town
  • Scenic Views on the Slea Head Peninsula
  • Irish Dinner/Dance Show
  • Jameson Midleton Distillery Tasting & Tour
  • Horse & Carriage Ride through Killarney National Park Back Roads
  • Kilbeggan Whisky Distillery Tour with a View
  • Scottish Dinner Show
  • Scotch Whisky Tour & Tasting
  • Secrets of the Royal Mile & Edinburgh Castle Tour
  • Loch Ness Cruise
  • Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo (Select Tour Date Only - August 7, 2023)
EPIC Ireland – The Irish Immigration Museum

EPIC Ireland – The Irish Immigration Museum

Book of Kells at Trinity College

Book of Kells at Trinity College

Pat Liddy's Walking Tour - Dublin's Best Tour

Pat Liddy's Walking Tour - Dublin's Best Tour

Guinness Storehouse Tour

Guinness Storehouse Tour

Merry Ploughboy Show

Merry Ploughboy Show

Kilkenny Castle

Kilkenny Castle

Titanic Experience Cobh

Titanic Experience Cobh

Jameson Experience Midleton

Jameson Experience Midleton

Accommodation

2 Nights

Designer Central Boutique Hotel

1 Night

Boutique City Center Hotel

1 Night

Modern Riverside Hotel

3 Nights

Preferred Luxury Hotel

2 Nights

Landmark Bay Hotel

1 Night

Legendary Seaside Retreat

3 Nights

Royal Edinburgh Historic Hotel

Transportation

  • Luxury Coach Touring from Day 3 to Day 12
  • Meet & Greet Airport Transfer in Dublin
  • Hopper Flight from Dublin to Edinburgh
  • Departure Airport Transfer from Edinburgh

Dining Options Included

  • 13 Breakfasts
  • 6 Dinners 

Available Dates

08 - 21 May 2023

From $5,422 per person

22 May - 04 June 2023

From $5,210 per person

12 - 25 June 2023

From $5,337 per person

26 June - 09 July 2023

From $5,518 per person

10 - 23 July 2023

From $5,131 per person

07 - 20 August 2023

From $5,532 per person

21 August - 03 September 2023

From $5,580 per person

11 - 24 September 2023

From $5,355 per person

25 September - 08 October 2023

From $5,355 per person

09 - 22 October 2023

From $5,470 per person

Your Price Includes

ACCOMMODATION

  • 13 Nights of Accommodations

TRANSPORTATION

  • Sightseeing by Luxury Coach 
  • Meet & Greet Airport Transfer in Dublin
  • Hopper Flight from Dublin to Edinburgh
  • Departure Airport Transfer from Edinburgh

DINING OPTIONS INCLUDED

  • 13 Breakfasts
  • 6 Dinners

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • Tour and Tasting at Historic Guinness Storehouse
  • Walking Tour of Dublin's Highlights & Hidden Gems
  • Mystical Book of Kells at Trinity College
  • Joyous Irish Sheepdog Demo
  • Irish Dinner/Dance Show
  • Jameson Midleton Distillery Tasting & Tour
  • Horse & Carriage Ride through Killarney National Park Back Roads
  • Kilbeggan Whiskey Distillery Tour with a View
  • Loch Ness Cruise
  • Scotland Dinner Show
  • Scotch Whisky Tour & Tasting
  • Secrets of the Royal Mile & Edinburgh Castle Tour
  • Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo*

*Select Tour Date Only - August 7, 2023

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. This tour has a single supplement price of US$

"Italy Bucket List"

Dale

Wisconsin

We recently completed our trip to Italy after walking the Camiño de Santiago. The trip included Tuscany, Sicily, and Rome with a cruise to the Holy Land between Sicily and Rome. We worked with Naomi on the original planning and Joleen on the execution. Both were exceptional to work with and both are true professionals. Every facet of the trip, from transportation to billeting to excursions, was flawlessly planned and executed. We worked with Authentic Vacations for three trips this summer, Ireland, Scotland, and Italy we could not be more pleased with the service they provided us. Thank you!

"Girl's Dream Trip Of a Lifetime"

Elizabeth

California

We three Girls wanted a Dream trip of a Lifetime. We stayed for 12 Days and had our own Driver/Tour guide, who will forever be "Family" to us now. We stayed in three Castle Hotels and three other beautiful hotels. All accommodations were so different and unique in their own way. We ate our way through the Beautiful Irish countryside in mostly Pubs, suggested by our driver, Seamus. We were Never disappointed! We had the most wonderful stay we could have imagined, from larger cities to quaint towns we were treated so kindly and had a Blast! We shopped til we dropped, saw more than we could have ever guessed possible, and will have this vacation to remember and Cherish for the rest of our lives.  Thank you, Joleen, Thank you Authentic Vacations!

"Wales Vacation"

Carl

Massachusetts

We couldn’t have asked for a better trip! Our small group had a small luxury coach, and excellent accommodations, and Ian was an outstanding guide in every way! Graham was a wonderful driver who navigated the narrow country roads with great skill! Authentic Vacations gets our 5-star rating! Brian & Esther, MA.  Thank you, Jennifer, my agency will be using Authentic Vacations, again!

"Dream Trip to Emerald Isle"

Judy

CA

Michaela and Authentic Vacations, sharing a very positive review from my clients.   Thanks for always making me look so good. - Judy your travel advisor partner.


Hi Judy,


I think I speak for all of us when I say THANK YOU for the most wonderful Ireland trip we could have ever imagined! Each hotel and activity that Authentic Vacations selected for our stay was perfect and beyond our expectations. Our accommodations were well located, extremely comfortable, and even had great food in their restaurants! The breakfasts included were much larger than we remember typical Continental European breakfasts being. The Hawk Walk was a highlight of ours!  Our only added wish is that we would have had a full 2 weeks to fully enjoy what Ireland had to offer, and we were blown away by how nice and helpful ALL the Irish people we met were. Thank you again!!

"Anniversary Trip in Ireland"

Janet

Illinois

Because of the pandemic, we waited 2 1/2 years to finally begin our dream vacation. During that time Michaela reassured me over and over again and kept me up to date on all the Covid regulations. Our trip turned out to be a once-in-a-lifetime trip thanks to Michaela's attention to detail. I can't compliment her enough. I highly recommend this agency...Thank you so much!

"Renewal of Vows in Scotland"

Monique

Alberta Canada

Our trip was amazing. It was more than I hoped for!!!! We booked our Scotland trip pre-pandemic and were so excited to finally go in September 2022. Lonna made sure everything was perfect! From booking the cutest bed and breakfasts in Stonehaven, Skye, Fort William, and Inverness, to a castle stay in Airth. The experiences included in the trip were amazing.

She answered my numerous questions with patience, suggestions, and guidance. Thank you Lonna!!! I would absolutely book through Authentic Vacations again!

"Scotland Family Vacation"

Jill

California

Wow does not even begin to describe our trip to Scotland! Josi was the best planner and walked us through every little bit. When the queen died and it looks like we might miss one of our tours, she was on top of it and was able to reschedule it. Her extra suggestions were what made our trip over the top! With her expertise, we were able to see everything we asked for and then some. I will certainly use her and Authentic Vacations again. We are already thinking of where our next trip will be!

"Cousins Getaway to Ireland & Scotland"

Toni

Oregon

What a wonderful trip! We started planning our trip in 2019 for June 2020, but something happened to shut down the world!😅. Our original travel planner left the company, but Adina stepped in and took over and did a fantastic job. We experienced everything from quaint B &B’s to 5-star Castle hotels, the country, the city, and everything in between. It was well planned and our 15 days in Ireland and Scotland went without a hitch! Thank you, Adina, and Authentic Vacations. We will definitely use your company again when we go back!

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