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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 Admission

Rock of Cashel Admission

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

Accommodation

3 Nights

Brooks Hotel

1 Night

The Pembroke Hotel

3 Nights

The Lake Hotel

1 Night

Cliff at Lyons

Transportation

  • 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 2021 Price Includes

ACCOMMODATION

  • 8-nights of 4-Star Hotel Accommodation

TRANSPORTATION

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

DINING OPTIONS

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

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • 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.

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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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Yolanda R.

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Everything was great. The upgrade from a hotel room to a townhouse was excellent. I loved the Yellowstone tour and the Grand Teton tour. Spring Creek Ranch was the best place to stay.  Disappointed that two tours were cancelled.

"Family vacation in Ireland"

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.

"Wedding and Honeymoon in Ireland"

A. P.

Ireland

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!

"Love Ireland!"

Kathren A.

Ireland

Love Ireland I will be going back. Still a lot of places there to explore. Loved doing the little towns and B&B's. All my landladies where exceptional! Helpful. Grand breakfast every morning. Beautiful country. The Cliffs of Moher! Spent three hours there walked 6 miles. Took 75 pictures. The hardest part deciding which picture I want blown up!

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Julie O.

I had the best experience working with Authentic Vacations! The staff is caring and helpful throughout the entire process. I will use them again and highly recommend them.

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