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Enjoy the very best of Cork County and the jawdropping southern Irish coast on this seven-day self-drive tour. You'll get the chance to explore Cork's charming city centre, the rugged coastline and Beara Peninsula, as well as a chance to experience a more relaxed pace of life on Cork's idyllic islands. Discover rich history and vibrant culture, marvel at beautiful architecture, explore some of the best art galleries and museums in Ireland, and be intrigued by unique shopping and dining options, including the English Market, with its stalls selling foods from all over the world. Of course, no visit to County Cork would be complete without a trip to Blarney Castle where visitors may kiss the Blarney Stone to receive the gift of eloquence. Visit the Beara Peninsula and discover Irish landscapes frozen in time, totally tranquil and unspoiled. 

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Included Unique Activities

  • Kiss the Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle & Park
  • Discover the history of the world's most famous ship at the Titanic Experience Cobh
  • Explore Ireland's best-preserved Star-Shaped Artillery Fortress at Charles Fort
  • Embark on a Food Tour through the Gourmet town of Kinsale
  • Enjoy Afternoon Tea in a Historic 5 Star Castle
Kinsale Food Tour

Kinsale Food Tour

Afternoon Tea at Dromoland

Afternoon Tea at Dromoland

Charles Fort

Charles Fort

Titanic Experience Cobh

Titanic Experience Cobh

Blarney Castle and Park

Blarney Castle and Park

Accommodation

1 Night

The Mustard Seed

2 Nights

The Imperial Hotel

1 Night

The West Cork Hotel

2 Nights

Glengarriff Park Hotel

1 Night

Bunratty Manor Hotel

Transportation

  • Rental Car including our Exclusive Reduced Excess Insurance Package

Points of Interest

  • Discover Aviation History at Foynes Flying Boat Museum
  • Find both International and Traditional Irish foods at Cork's Famous English Market 
  • Browse beautiful Artwork at the Crawford Art Gallery in Cork City
  • Stunning and Remote Beara Peninsula, Dursey & Garnish Islands
  • Impressive Ancient History at Drombeg stone circle
  • Ring the Bells of Shandon at St. Anne's Church

Lough Gur, County Limerick

Foynes Flying Boat Museum, County Limerick

Cobh, County Cork

The English Market, County Cork

St. Anne's Church and Shandon Bells, County Cork

Cork City Gaol, County Cork

Garnish Island, County Cork

King John's Castle, County Limerick

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Your Price Includes

ACCOMMODATION
  • 7 nights Accommodation from Country Manor to Boutique Hotel

TRANSPORTATION

  • Rental Car including our Exclusive Reduced Excess Insurance Package

DINING OPTIONS

  • 7 Full Irish Breakfasts Each Morning
  • Kinsale Food Tour
  • Afternoon Tea Castle Experience

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • Kiss the Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle & Park
  • Discover the history of the world's most famous ship at the Titanic Experience Cobh
  • Explore Ireland's best-preserved Star-Shaped Artillery Fortress at Charles Fort
  • Embark on a Food Tour through the Gourmet town of Kinsale
  • Enjoy Afternoon Tea in a Historic 5 Star Castle

POINTS OF INTEREST

  • Discover Aviation History at Foynes Flying Boat Museum
  • Find both International and Traditional Irish foods at Cork's Famous English Market 
  • Browse beautiful Artwork at the Crawford Art Gallery in Cork City
  • Stunning and Remote Beara Peninsula, Dursey & Garnish Islands
  • Impressive Ancient History at Drombeg stone circle
  • Ring the Bells of Shandon at St. Anne's Church

Prices Based On

  • Prices are per person based on 2 people traveling together and sharing 1 room.
  • All Taxes & Fees Included
  • Risk-Free Cancellation Policy
  • Custom Priced Quote (Want to Add/Subtract Days? Let Us Know!)
  • Self-guided vacation package. Choose any date to begin your travels.
  • Traveling alone? No problem. Just ask us for a Single Supplement price.

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Kellie H.

Texas

We have just booked our 3rd trip with Lauren to Wales next summer and we expect that as usual it will be amazing. Lauren has previously sent my husband and I to Ireland and Scotland and we know that with her everything will go absolutely perfect. She really goes above and beyond to tailor our trips to our personalities and she knows what we like to do. Every hotel or B&B we've stayed in have been perfect. We have never worried about logistics etc... It is so wonderful to go on a trip and know that when you get there absolutely everything is taken care of and all there is left to do is enjoy! We will continue to call upon Lauren for future vacations and cannot wait for our next adventure!

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Duane K.

Thank you, Josi! What a wonderful trip it was. I cannot tell you how happy we are you made dinner reservations. We ate at all the best spots, but we watched them turn away customer after customer because they were over booked. Great weather! It snowed a bit the day we arrived, and was in the 70’s/80’s and sunny the rest of the time. Just beautiful. Did you order the weather too? Spring Creek was great. The Yellowstone tour was awesome (Bison, Deer, Antelope, Bear, Elk, Moose). Paddleboard company was great. Also, the Hotel in Salt Lake is 5 star. I’ve stayed in the nicest hotels in New York, Chicago, LA and this one is a classic. My appreciation to you!

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Nicole A

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!

"Driving through history"

Ed

Edmonton

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!

"Christmas in Ireland"

William

We talked to Lainie about what we were looking for. She listened to our wishes offering suggestion and developed our plan. We got exactly what we were looking for. Made sure we were happy and answering a million questions. We couldn’t be happier. Thank you Lainie !

"An epic solo road trip!"

Anthea O.

Singapore

Just want to say a big thank you to Anna for all her help and patience in supporting my free and easy solo road trip across Ireland, chasing writers poets and thin places. The bed and breakfast choices were fantastic. I don't usually go through an agent to help with booking accommodation etc. but I had little to do so myself so am glad that I had Anna to take that load off me. I appreciate too that Anna was on WhatsApp with me and very responsive. I felt very supported. Thank you.

"Ireland birthday trip"

Stephanie S.

Minnesota

Josi was an immense help. From the beginning with her planning based on our wishes and prompt replies we felt very confident everything was covered. And it was! beautiful locations great suggestions for sites to see we could not have been more pleased with the whole Adventure. It was so nice to have all the reservations set and the car rental covered it made the whole experience stress free. I will definitely reach out to Josie for my next vacation.

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Peter L.

Boston

Great trip thanks to Michelle's great work!

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