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Imagine something extraordinary.  Picture yourself on an Ireland vacation that includes castles, manors, and a touch of mystery.  Delight in kicky Dublin and an evening of traditional storytelling.  Drive through stunning Connemara for your Abbeyglen castle lodging, a retreat of comfort and splendor.  Next, drive south along the wild coast.

Doolin is a sweet village with foot-tapping music.  Join in! (Perhaps ferry to the Aran Islands, shrouded 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, and the Ring of Kerry.  In Birr, a heritage town, Kinnitty Castle has 13th century nobility. (Be amazed.) Your final night is a manor house situated where two rivers marked the boundary of ancient Irish kingdoms.  Listen. You might hear distant music filling the castle halls on this particular Ireland vacation.

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Included Unique Activities

  • Meet & Greet on Arrival
  • Guinness Storehouse Tour
  • Traditional Storytelling Evening with Dinner
  • Admission to Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
  • Admission to The Imposing Rock of Cashel
Food, Folklore & Fairies

Food, Folklore & Fairies

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

Accommodation

2 Nights

The Alex

2 Nights

Abbeyglen Castle

1 Night

Sheedy's Doolin

2 Nights

The Lake Hotel

1 Night

Kinnitty Castle

1 Night

Leixlip Manor

Transportation

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

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

Westport, County Mayo

Achill Island, County Mayo

Croagh Patrick, County Mayo

Sky Road, Clifden, County Galway

Clonmacnoise, County Offaly

Galway, County Galway

Lahinch, County Clare

Cliffs of Moher, County Clare

Low Season

Available Tour Dates

Jan - March &  Nov - Dec

 $1,878 per person

Mid Season

Available Tour Dates

April, May & Oct 

From $2,298 per person

High Season

Available Tour Dates

June - September

From $2,498 per person

Your 2021 Price Includes

ACCOMMODATION

  • 4-nights 4-Star Hotel Accommodation
  • 3-nights in Authentic Irish Castles
  • 1-night at a 300-Year Old Georgian Manor
  • 1-night at a Traditional & Cozy B&B

TRANSPORTATION

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

DINING OPTIONS

  • 9 Full Irish Breakfasts

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • Meet & Greet on Arrival
  • Guinness Storehouse Tour
  • Traditional Storytelling Evening 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
  • 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.
  • 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.

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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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Peter D.

Texas

The six of us truly enjoyed our 12-day family vacation, and appreciated the planning effort and support we received from Authenticvacations. Everything went smoothly. Renting cars and driving on the left side of very narrow roads in Ireland may not be for everybody, but we had drivers with prior experience in our group and for us it worked out great. We are looking forward to planning more trips in the future. Thanks Michaela.

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We couldn’t have asked for a better planned adventure! Our wedding was breathtaking on the Cliffs of Moher and we had the best accommodations. I am forever grateful to Authentic Vacations and their wonderful travel agents Maggie and Lizzie!

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