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Imagine an extraordinary vacation that includes Irish castles, manors, and a touch of mystery. First, delight in dynamic Dublin with a tour of Guinness and an evening pub crawl with traditional Irish music. Next, drive through stunning Connemara (stop along the way for local crafts) and head to your castle lodging.  This is a retreat of comfort and splendor. Driving south, you’ll come to Lisdoonvarna, a sweet village famous for its matchmaking festival. Consider a ferry to the Aran Islands, blanketed in the mists of time.

Your next few nights are spent in secluded enchantment on the shores of a Killarney lake. Explore the inlets, nearby ruins, an Abbey with a Victorian walled garden, and the Ring of Kerry.  In Birr, a heritage town, your lodging is an elegant 13th century castle.  Your final night is spent in a country mansion, situated along the River Rye, on acres of ancient woodlands.  Listen closely... You just might hear distant music filling the castle halls on this exceptional Ireland vacation.

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Included Unique Activities

  • Meet & Greet on Arrival
  • Guinness Storehouse Tour
  • Musical Pub Crawl
  • Admission to Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
  • Admission to The Imposing Rock of Cashel
Musical Pub Crawl

Musical Pub Crawl

Guinness Storehouse Tour

Guinness Storehouse Tour

Meet & Greet Private Airport Transfer - Dublin

Meet & Greet Private Airport Transfer - Dublin

Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden

Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden

Rock of Cashel Admission

Rock of Cashel Admission

Accommodations

2 Nights

4-Star City Center Luxury Hotel

2 Nights

Elegant Castle Hotel

1 Night

18th Century Country House in the Burren

2 Nights

Great Southern Hotel Killarney

1 Night

Countryside Castle Hotel

1 Night

Scenic Luxury Hotel

Transportation and Guides

  • Meet & Greet with Private Transfer on Arrival
  • Automatic Rental Car

Meals Included

  • 9 Full Irish Breakfasts

Points of Interest

  • The Guinness Storehouse & Dublin's Temple Bar
  • Bustling & Vibrant Galway City
  • Ross Castle & Killarney National Park
  • Kenmare & the Ring of Kerry
  • Connemara National Park & Kylemore Abbey
  • Westport, Achill Island & Croagh Patrick
  • The Cliffs of Moher & Poulnabrone Dolmen
  • Ancient Wonders of the Boyne Valley

Clonmacnoise, County Offaly

Galway, County Galway

Irish National Stud & Gardens, County Kildare

Dublin, County Dublin

Hill of Slane, County Meath

Guinness Storehouse, County Dublin

Grafton Street, County Dublin

Trinity College, County Dublin

2024 LOW SEASON

Available Tour Dates

Jan, Feb, Mar

From $3,148 per person

2024 MID SEASON

Available Tour Dates

Oct, Nov, Dec

From $3,198 per person

2024 HIGH SEASON

Available Tour Dates

Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

From $3,688 per person

Your Price Includes

ACCOMMODATION

  • 5-nights 4-Star Hotel Accommodation
  • 3-nights in Authentic Irish Castles
  • 1-night Country House Hotel

TRANSPORTATION

  • Meet & Greet with Private Transfer on Arrival
  • Rental Car

DINING OPTIONS INCLUDED

  • 9 Full Irish Breakfasts

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • Meet & Greet on Arrival
  • Guinness Storehouse Tour
  • Traditional Music and Dancing with Dinner
  • Admission to Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
  • Admission to The Imposing Rock of Cashel

POINTS OF INTEREST

  • The Guinness Storehouse & Dublin's Temple Bar
  • The 8th Century Book of Kells at Famous Trinity College
  • Bustling & Vibrant Galway City
  • Ross Castle & Killarney National Park
  • Kenmare & the Ring of Kerry
  • Connemara National Park & Kylemore Abbey
  • Westport, Achill Island & Croagh Patrick
  • The Cliffs of Moher & Poulnabrone Dolmen
  • Ancient Wonders of the Boyne Valley

Prices Based On

  • All Taxes & Fees Included
  • Custom Priced Quote (Want to Add/Subtract Days? Let Us Know!)
  • Self-guided vacation package. Choose any date to begin your travels.
  • 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.

"Family Vacation"

Tena

North Carolina

Ireland/Scotland trip was a great trip planned with our group and Jorie. We thoroughly enjoyed each city we visited in both countries. All our hotels were very nice but as older adults, I would advise to pack light which is hard to do if your visit is extended but we had to climb stairs in several places. My favorite thing in both countries are the people. Everyone was so friendly and inviting at hotels, restaurants and local sites. We felt completely safe and comfortable. I would agree with other travelers that driving is stressful for both driver and passengers especially in Ireland where the roads are extremely narrow with rock walls on each side. Next trip will include staying in certain cities with tours out. JerPoint Park in Ireland was a favorite of our group of 4. Authentic Vacations plans, reservations and communications were first rate.

"Scottish & Irish Adventure"

Jim

New York

Lauren, thank you for putting together a wonderful Scottish and Irish adventure.  In many unexpected ways it indeed was an adventure that we will remember forever. So sincere thanks. Despite a glitch in St Andrews your team's recovery actually made St Andrews the highpoint of our trip.  Staying at Rusacks overlooking the first tee and eighteenth green of the old course was awesome. All the Hotels were first rate.  Experiences - awesome The Clontarf Castle is an awesome way to the trip. Well done y'all.  Big city stays - We all felt like we could have used an extra day in the larger cities.  They all had a story to tell, and we just had enough time to scratch the surface. Self-drive - while less expensive alternative, the person doing the driving misses out on a lot in transit, while the passenger's white knuckle thru the driver's learning process. Also, the roads in Scotland and Ireland are no joke.  Would recommend it is worth it to hire a private chauffer driver or go Small Guided for sure.

"Scotland Birthday Vacation"

Stephanie

Massachusetts

Adina, I'm following up on my client's train/whiskey tour/ birthday trip to Scotland in October. They had a wonderful time! The whiskey tour day was their favorite, made extra special by their driver Alec who was a super star. My client's boyfriend is a real train enthusiast. They enjoyed all the train trips, and Nick was like a child on the Jacobite train. Thanks so much for your help with this trip. You clearly know Scotland and planned a very nice route with some unique requirements. I greatly appreciate your expertise and attentive service. I look forward to working with you again in the future. An early Happy Holidays!

"Memorable Italy"

Loryl

Kentucky

Amber, I received this email from my client Mrs. R this morning - I love being able to share these with you all :).

Loryl, WOW! What a wonderful trip we had in Italy! Thank you for helping make this trip so memorable.

We have so many wonderful memories that we will cherish forever. It was a trip of a lifetime.

Thank You!  I guess we need to start thinking about our next trip. 

"Scotland Vacation"

Jackson and Kristina

Florida

Mandie, thank you for your all your work on our vacation to Scotland!  We are back to our normal lives and routines but I’m still floating on the high of that amazing experience and I thank you for your expertise and accommodating us in the narrow window of time you were provided!  We greatly enjoyed this trip and wouldn’t hesitate to book through you again, you did wonderful! 

"Ireland by Chauffer"

Cathryn

South Carolina

Jennifer, I want to thank you for planning and arranging our wonderful vacation in Ireland. Everything was easy Peezy as my granddaughter would say.   The hotels were all beautiful, each one was uniquely different and beautiful. We enjoyed each and the food was enjoyable.  We enjoyed all the extra goodies. We were not able to take either sea cruise as the weather canceled the trips.  The best decision we made was to have a guide /driver.  Martin was an absolute wonder. I wanted to bring him home with us. He saw to every detail and was extremely entertaining to boot. His recommendations were spot on to our interests. I think he knows everyone in Ireland. The car was super too. The back seats were massage chairs. How cool can you get?  As a great extra the Owner of Screebe House bought two of my paintings and commissioned two more.    Again, many thanks for the trip of a lifetime



"Ireland Vacation"

Wanda

Charlotte, NC

Our vacation was wonderful we had a great time on our two-week trip to Ireland and Scotland. Jorie helped us plan our trip, she worked hard to include all the places we wanted to see and selected some great adventures for us to enjoy along the way. We truly loved Ireland, the countryside the beautiful sights and the flowers blooming everywhere made our visit one to remember for sure. 

"Ireland Anniversary Vacation"

Tim

Illinois

Hi Jorie, Rose and I had a wonderful time in Ireland! We couldn’t believe how well everything worked out and the locations selected for our stays were excellent. We really loved the Country House and Abbyglen Castle.  The staff at Abbbyglen Castle were so nice and made our anniversary evening wonderful! We had no idea there was so much aviation and radio history in Clifden! As for the other locations they were all first rate as well.  We went to the “Man O’ War” Pub for dinner our last night in Ireland. It was a great recommendation. The atmosphere, hospitality, and food were awesome.  Again, thank you for helping to set up a wonderful trip which we will never forget. 

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