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This itinerary can be completely customized to give you the exact vacation that you want.

Ireland – the land of saints and scholars, a treasure trove of prehistoric monuments just waiting to be unearthed. Every day brings new excavations and announcements of new discoveries. Your tour will start in Dublin, with a private chauffeur transfer on arrival to your boutique hotel in downtown Dublin. You’ll be well situated to discover all sorts of historic treasures in Dublin including the Natural History Museum and ancient Viking sites, all just a stroll from your hotel. Visit the St Michan’s Church and learn about the secrets of the crypts beneath. Take a guided tour of the Neolithic monuments in the beautiful Boyne Valley, older than the pyramids, and wonder at the planning that went into these incredible structures.  Take a fun Viking duck boat tour on the historic River Liffey and visit the ancient Celtic manuscripts of the Book of Kells, the handwritten scripts designed by monks. Enjoy a traditional storytelling dinner in a fascinating little pub dating back to Viking times. 

Three nights in Dublin will give you plenty of time to explore all of this, and then it’s time to pick up your car and move onto Kilkenny, a medieval town with an extensive history including a stunning castle visit. As you move towards Killarney to overnight there for three nights, enjoy most ancient ruins as you pass by the Rock of Cashel, and the Blarney Castle, where you can kiss the Blarney Stone for that infamous gift of the gab! In Killarney, enjoy a relaxing horse and carriage ride through the National Park, before heading off to explore the Ring of Kerry. Dingle, with its ancient beehive huts and ruined monasteries, is well worth a visit and a drive around the Slea Head Peninsula has to be experienced to be believed. 

Your drive bringing you back towards Dublin will take you through the beautiful quaint village of Adare and by many more place to visit such as Castledermot Round Tower and St. Bridged's Well in Kildare, your last destination in Ireland Overnight at the gorgeous Cliff at Lyons, a restored historic village and unique country retreat, where the little touches make all the difference, before returning to Dublin to catch your flight home. 

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Included Unique Activities

  • St Michan’s Church and Crypt
  • Mystical Tara Day Tour
  • Viking Splash Tour, Book of Kells
  • Traditional Irish Storytelling & Dining Evening
  • Entrance/Admissions to Kilkenny Castle, the Rock of Cashel, and Blarney Castle
  • Horse and Carriage Ride to Ross Castle
Viking Splash Tour

Viking Splash Tour

Rock of Cashel

Rock of Cashel

Book of Kells at Trinity College

Book of Kells at Trinity College

Food, Folklore & Fairies

Food, Folklore & Fairies

Horse & Carriage Roundtrip Ride to Ross Castle

Horse & Carriage Roundtrip Ride to Ross Castle

Blarney Castle and Park

Blarney Castle and Park

Kilkenny Castle

Kilkenny Castle

Meet & Greet Private Airport Transfer - Dublin

Meet & Greet Private Airport Transfer - Dublin


3 Nights

Brooks Hotel

1 Night

The Pembroke Hotel

3 Nights

The Lake Hotel

1 Night

Cliff at Lyons


  • Personal Meet & Greet Transfer Service from Dublin Airport to your Downtown Hotel
  • Rental Car including our Exclusive Reduced Excess Insurance Package

Points of Interest

Dublin Castle, County Dublin

Dublin Museums, County Dublin

Grafton Street, County Dublin

Temple Bar, County Dublin

Dublin, County Dublin

Howth, County Dublin

Hill of Tara, County Meath

Avoca Village, County Wicklow

Low Season

Available Tour Dates

Jan - March &  Nov - Dec

From $1,858 per person

Mid Season

Available Tour Dates

April, May & Oct 

From $1,948 per person

High Season

Available Tour Dates

June - September

From $2,598 per person

Your Price Includes


  • 8-nights of 4-Star Hotel Accommodation


  • Personal Meet & Greet Transfer Service from Dublin Airport to your Downtown Hotel
  • Rental Car including our Exclusive Reduced Excess Insurance Package


  • 8 Full Irish Breakfasts
  • Pub Dining by Candlelight in Dublin


  • St Michan’s Church and Crypt
  • Mystical Tara Day Tour
  • Viking Splash Tour, Book of Kells
  • Traditional Irish Storytelling & Dining Evening
  • Entrance/Admissions to Kilkenny Castle, the Rock of Cashel, and Blarney Castle
  • Horse and Carriage Ride to Ross Castle

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.

"Couple's Vacation in Wales"

Kellie H.


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!

"Awesome Yellowstone Vacation"

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!

"Ireland Vacation"

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"



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"


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.


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.


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.

"Destination Vacation"

Peter L.


Great trip thanks to Michelle's great work!

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