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This two week Ireland vacation will bring you all around the island, allowing you to visit the most famous as well as many lesser-known treasures in Ireland. Your trip begins with a private chauffeur transfer on arrival, escorting you to your boutique Dublin hotel, just a few minutes from Grafton Street, Trinity College, and other Dublin treasures. While in Dublin, enjoy an exclusive Guinness experience where you will learn to pull your own pint and learn the behind the scenes secrets of this world-famous beverage. Experience a vintage tea jaunt through the streets of Dublin on an iconic double-decker bus. Enjoy a traditional evening of storytelling and banter while you dine in a local pub.

On day 3, you will pick up your car and head north through the historic Boyne Valley region, heading for Northern Ireland where you will overnight in iconic Belfast city. Next, it’s on to Derry, the ancient walled city, where the Wild Atlantic Way meets the Causeway Coastal Route, to spend two nights staying at the historic property, Beech Hill Country House. The next stay, at the Manor House in Enniskillen, gives you another night in Northern Ireland on the banks of the beautiful Lough Erne. 

From there you’ll head west to County Mayo, spending two nights at the esteemed Mount Falcon Estate where you’ll participate in a hawk walk and learn about these wondrous birds of prey. Visit Achill Island, or climb Croagh Patrick – the beauty of Ireland’s northwest is yours to discover.

Next, it is time to head south through Galway to the countryside of County Clare, where the Cliffs of Moher sweep into the ocean and the beauty of the Burren is a sight to behold. A night at a guesthouse there before moving further south, this time to the Kingdom of Kerry. Based in Killarney, you’ll be in a prime location to explore the towns, the coastline, the Ring of Kerry and the Dingle Peninsula, and along the way, you’ll enjoy some Irish whiskey paired with chocolate – the ultimate combination!

Your self-guided tour will bring you north to Kilkenny where you will overnight at the boutique Pembroke hotel before continuing back towards Dublin through Wicklow, the Garden of Ireland, to spend your last night in an authentic manor house before flying home. 

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Included Unique Activities

  • Meet & Greet on Arrival
  • Vintage Tea Experience
  • Guinness Connoisseur Experience
  • Traditional Storytelling Evening with Dinner
  • Titanic Experience in Belfast
  • Entrance to the Giants Causeway
  • Mount Falcon Hawk Walk
  • Entrance to Cliffs of Moher
  • Irish Whiskey Experience and Chocolate pairing.
  • Entrance to Kilkenny Castle
Vintage Tea Experience

Vintage Tea Experience

Guinness Connoisseur Experience

Guinness Connoisseur Experience

Food, Folklore & Fairies

Food, Folklore & Fairies

Mount Falcon Hawk Walk

Mount Falcon Hawk Walk

Irish Whiskey Experience - Chocolate Pairing

Irish Whiskey Experience - Chocolate Pairing

Meet & Greet Private Airport Transfer - Dublin

Meet & Greet Private Airport Transfer - Dublin

Titanic Experience Belfast

Titanic Experience Belfast

Giant's Causeway Admission

Giant's Causeway Admission

Accommodation

2 Nights

Elegant Stylish Hotel

1 Night

Glamorous Gem Hotel

2 Nights

Classic Country Manor

1 Night

Beautiful Country Estate Lodging

2 Nights

Exceptional Country Manor

1 Night

Cozy Preferred B & B

3 Nights

Superior Lakeside Hotel

1 Night

4-Star Elegant Hotel

1 Night

Landmark Manor Hotel

Transportation

  • Meet & Greet with Private Transfer on Arrival
  • Rental Car including our Exclusive Reduced Excess Insurance Package

Points of Interest

Trinity College, County Dublin

Guinness Storehouse, County Dublin

Grafton Street, County Dublin

Dublin Castle, County Dublin

Dublin Museums, County Dublin

Saint Patrick's Cathedral, County Dublin

Temple Bar, County Dublin

Carlingford, County Louth

Low Season.

Available Tour Dates

Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec

From 3,838 per person

Mid Season.

Available Tour Dates

Apr, May, Oct

From 3,958 per person

High Season.

Available Tour Dates

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

From 4,618 per person

Your 2022 Price Includes

ACCOMMODATION

  • 12-nights of Authentic Hotels, Unique Irish Manor Houses, and Authentic Irish B&B

TRANSPORTATION

  • Meet & Greet with Private Transfer on Arrival
  • Rental Car including our Exclusive Reduced Excess Insurance Package

DINING OPTIONS

  • 14 Full Irish Breakfasts
  • Dinner by Candlelight in an Irish Pub

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • Meet & Greet on Arrival
  • Vintage Tea Experience
  • Guinness Connoisseur Experience
  • Traditional Storytelling Evening with Dinner
  • Titanic Experience in Belfast
  • Entrance to the Giants Causeway
  • Mount Falcon Hawk Walk
  • Entrance to Cliffs of Moher
  • Irish Whiskey Experience and Chocolate pairing.
  • Entrance to Kilkenny Castle

POINTS OF INTERESTS

  • Belfast City & The Titanic Exhibit
  • The Giant's Causeway & The Glens of Antrim
  • The Connemara National Park & Kylemore Abbey
  • The Cliffs of Moher & Burren Region along the Wild Atlantic Way
  • The Rock of Cashel & Glendalough
  • The Guinness Storehouse
  • Trinity College & The Book of Kells
  • St. Patrick's Cathedral & Dublin Castle
  • The Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge & Dunluce Castle
  • Slieve League & Glenveagh National Park
  • Glencar Waterfall
  • Croagh Patrick & Achill Island 
  • Killarney National Park & Ross Castle
  • The Ring of Kerry and the Dingle Peninsula

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.

"Christmas in Ireland"

Julia H.

Shreveport, LA

This Ireland trip was amazing, and Jennifer did a wonderful job planning it! We booked it fairly last minute (booked the experience Nov 1st for a departure date of Dec 20th), but despite that, Jennifer was able to create an itinerary that covered everything we wanted to do and stay in amazing locations. All of the pre-booked events worked out flawlessly, never ran into any issues! Jennifer was super helpful and answered all my questions; she made traveling during these Covid times way less stressful. Thank you, Jennifer and Authentic Vacations for an amazing Christmas in Ireland!

"Ireland Anniversary"

Paige C.

Milwaukee, WI

This trip exceeded our expectations on every single level. Adina planned the absolute PERFECT Irish experience that enabled us to celebrate our third wedding anniversary better than we ever could have imagined. Every single step of the planning and booking experience was straight-forward, and we were always able to contact her if we had a question or concern. Michaela was also another agent we worked very closely with and her kindness is something I will always remember. I have already recommended AV to everyone I know, and we will absolutely be taking more trips through this agency in the future. This was the trip of our lives!!

"Experience family roots in Scotland"

Sue O.

Muskegon, MI

It took a while to get there after dealing with multiple delays because of Covid, but we finally made it to Scotland. Authentic Vacations worked with us so well for the initial plan and with all the necessary revisions. Our hearts were happy to see where my husband's grandmother was born. The accommodations were just right for us, and the experiences that they arranged were great and helped us to enjoy the beautiful country. Thank you!

"Beautiful Florida Vacation"

Marti L.

Florida

I had never used Authentic Vacation before. They were great my trip was exceptionally well planned.  Lonna was excellent to work with, she had all my answers and put us in beautiful hotels, she had also arranged all of our outings. Things went extremely smoothly. They are an exception to the rule.

"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.

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