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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

Ireland Vacation Pricing Low Season Mid Season High Season
From $1,298 From $1,398 From $1,498

Your 2021 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.

"Fantastic trip In Ireland"

Scott F.

Long Island, NY

Our trip started in Dublin and we went north to Belfast and went “counter clockwise“ to the west coast and back to Dublin. Fantastic trip.


Here is why you book your trip through Authentic Vacations; unforeseen problems. All of the accommodations were great—Brooks Hotel in Dublin, Europa in Belfast (great hotel), Manor House, Clontarf Castle, Lough Eske. One hotel was a disaster. Within one hour of contacting Michelle she changed our accommodation to The Bushmills Inn. That is the value that Authentic Vacations provides.

"We had a wonderful time In Scotland"

Richard C.

Wilmington, DE

We started in 2019 planning a May, 2020 vacation to Scotland. Then Covid hit and we ultimately had to postpone our trip 3 times until we finally were able to go in September, 2021. We were very impressed with the way that Authentic Vacations (AV) worked with us to make modifications over that 2 year period. We worked with AV to modify the basic itinerary as we learned more about the Covid restrictions and changed our plans to adapt to these restrictions. The people we worked with at AV were terrific and were always quite helpful with good recommendations. We even worked with AV to plan an alternate itinerary to Ireland when we thought that Scotland was not going to open up for visitors in a timely manner. Ultimately, we were able to go to Scotland and we had a wonderful time.


We couldn't be more pleased with how adaptable AV was in coping with the ever-changing environment caused by Covid rules and restrictions as well as their own staffing challenges during the pandemic. We highly recommend Authentic Vacations and will be using them for our future travel planning.

"Anniversary In Florida Keys"

Timothy T.

Florida Keys

We received all we wanted on this trip, sun, water, excellent hotels, and tours! Naomi did an excellent job planning our stays at resorts that let us relax and take in the local tours and places to see. Everything was arranged and we had no issues when arriving at a hotel or a tour. Naomi also recommended some awesome tours aboard the African Queen (Key Largo) and a sunset sail cruise (Key West) on the Appledore Star!


We look forward to using Authentic Vacations to make our Ireland trip just as great!

"Beautiful Ireland Vacation"

Sandra P.

Alabama

Ireland is so beautiful. Loved the Rock of Cashel, the Viking Triangle, Kilkenny Castle, and green, green, green. The only thing... if you are not an exceptional driver, be prepared to take a nerve pill! The roads are way narrow and driving on the left...well, you can see the difficulty.


It was worth it though. Such lovely buildings and scenery.


Amazing trip.

"Family Vacation to Ireland"

Ronald K.

Il

It was very satisfactory. This trip was delayed twice over 18 months because of Covid. They kept the communication lines open and made the overly complicated process simple.

"Definitely worth the wait!"

Helen P

Texas

I started planning this Ireland trip in late 2018. It’s been rescheduled several times due to covid. Josi was the best travel agent I could ask for through the whole process. She was so patient and answered all of my questions the best she could. I finally made the trip this month and it was better and more beautiful than I could have ever hoped for. I did the pub tour and plan to go again some day. Definitely worth the wait!

"Wonderful trip in Iceland"

Paula S.

We had a wonderful trip. The hotels were lovely with excellent restaurants and very attentive staff. The location in Reykjavik was perfect. Lots of shops and restaurants and the bus stop within a few blocks. 


We enjoyed all of the tours very much, especially the glacier hike and zodiac boat iceberg tour. 


Everywhere we went was filled with gorgeous scenery. It’s sort of like Scotland and Hawaii combined. 

"Amazing Ireland Vacation"

Christine W.

Colorado

I started planning my trip in May of 2019, planning to budget out and get a good idea of what a 2 week trip to Ireland would cost. Josi was incredible in helping me get a cost outlined early on, and when 2020 hit and things were changing by the week we were able to plan some things out further. Come the month before my vacation we had all the excursions and sightseeing outlined, everything set, and I was able to have an amazing experience in Ireland. I hope to go back again and see more of what I only got a sampling of.

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