This is the finest combination of elegant stays and culinary adventures. After you pick up your rental car, you’ll head to Wicklow, Ireland’s Garden County. Your lodging is an Eco-friendly hotel on the water. Enjoy afternoon tea, and then dine in Ireland’s first organic restaurant. Depending upon your dates, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in a Master Food Heritage Class. Regardless, you’ll be immersed in the resort’s wild food ethos and a sampling of exquisite cheeses. One day during your stay will be devoted to the best of Dublin.

Your next three nights will be spent in a luxury Spa and Hotel. Situated on acres of lush parkland, you’ll relax and renew with your Riverside Tub and Champagne experience.  A superb meal and tour of Old Bushmill’s, plus entrance to the Giant’s Causeway, is yours. Your last nights are spent in a magnificent castle, nestled in Kildare’s countryside. Try your hand at archery and falconry, followed up by a memorable dinner. This is truly unique travel.


Included Unique Activities

Dinner at the Strawberry Tree

Dinner at the Strawberry Tree

Guinness Storehouse Tour

Guinness Storehouse Tour

Afternoon Tea in the Waterside Lounge

Afternoon Tea in the Waterside Lounge

Wild Food Pantry & Organic Ethos Tour

Wild Food Pantry & Organic Ethos Tour

Dinner at Galgorm Resort

Dinner at Galgorm Resort

Old Bushmills Distillery

Old Bushmills Distillery

Riverside Bathing Experience

Riverside Bathing Experience

Leisure Day at Galgorm Resort

Leisure Day at Galgorm Resort


3 Nights

Elegant Eco-Hotel

3 Nights

Luxury Pakland Spa

2 Nights

Enchanting Castle Resort

Points of Interest

Ashtown Castle, County Dublin

Wicklow Mountains National Park, County Wicklow

Rathfarnham Castle, County Dublin

Castlewellan Castle, County Down

Killyleagh Castle, County Down

Maynooth Castle, County Kildare

Boyne Valley, County Meath

Trim, County Meath


Available Tour Dates

Nov, Dec

From $4,222 per person


Available Tour Dates

May, Sep, Oct

From $4,310 per person


Available Tour Dates

Jun, Jul, Aug

From $4,504 per person


Available Tour Dates

Jan, Feb, Mar

From $4,134 per person


Available Tour Dates

Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

From $4,222 per person


Available Tour Dates

Jun, Jul, Aug

From $4,504 per person

Your Price Includes


  • 8-Nights in Luxurious 4-Star Properties


  • Compact Rental Car with Automatic Transmission 

* Upgrade to a Private Chauffeur for an Additional Cost, Please Inquire for Details


  • Full Irish Breakfasts Each Morning
  • 4 Unique Dining Experiences:
    • Afternoon Tea in the Waterside Lounge  
    • Dinner & Wine at the Organic Strawberry Tree Restaurant
    • Dinner at the Award Winning River Room
    • Dinner at a 12th Century Castle


  • Wild Food Pantry & Organic Ethos Tour
  • Riverside Tub and Champagne Experience
  • Tour of Ireland's Oldest Licensed Distillery
  • 12th Century Castle Experience; Archery & Falconry


  • Powerscourt House & Gardens
  • Powerscourt Waterfall
  • Avoca
  • Wicklow Mountains National Park
  • Glendalough Monastic Settlement
  • Temple Bar
  • Guinness Storehouse
  • Dublin Castle
  • Rathfarnham Castle
  • Howth Castle
  • Ashtown Castle
  • Castlewellan Castle
  • Killyleagh Castle
  • Belfast Castle
  • Gosford Castle
  • Maynooth Castle
  • Book of Kells
  • Titanic Belfast
  • Dunluce Castle
  • Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge
  • The Dark Hedges
  • Boyne Valley
  • Newgrange
  • Trim
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.

"Couples Vacation"



Lauren was wonderful to work with and helped us plan a perfect vacation in Ireland. Everything from our flights, rental car, and every BNB was outstanding! We've used Authentic Vacations for 3 trips to Ireland …'s to planning the 4th in the near future! Thanks Lauren!

"Wonderful Ireland"



Amber, Ireland is wonderful, and we’re having a ball. We got in to Kinsale late this afternoon and are taking a breather now to overcome some jet lag. When the town wakes up tomorrow, we’ll see it and shop a bit before going on to Killarney and Muckross.  By the way, The Irish House Party was perfect. Fun, not loud and crass but classy and friendly, entertainment. We recommend it highly. Thank you for all you did to help us put this trip together.

"Amore Italy"



I am a travel advisor that uses Authentic Vacations and my client just got back from Italy and can't say enough about the Italy tour we booked for her.  It was a Rome add on for cruise clients - it was a 3 night behind the scenes of agent Rome, and they LOVED it!!  Thank you, Ellie. The hotels, tours everything was great.  My clients want to go back to Italy again and I will use Ellie and Authentic Vacations in a heartbeat!!

"Ireland Holiday"

Tina and Pat


Jorie, well, we have returned from a most amazing holiday in Ireland.  The car rental worked out wonderfully.   Pick up and Drop off were a breeze.  Driving to Clifden, we added Downpatrick Head as a site to see. It's BEAUTIFUL.  Drove the Doo Lough Pass....Breathtaking! The trip was absolutely amazing. We absolutely LOVED our vacation and will definitely recommend Authentic Vacations to friends and family.

"Amazing Scotland"

Malissa & Rachel


Hi Lauren, I just wanted to take the time to tell you that Rachel and I had an AMAZING TIME!! Scotland was worth the wait, and I hope to be back soon. Every place we stayed at was very courteous and so kind., even with the last-minute changes we made. I will get in touch soon to book another vacation. Please keep me posted if there's any deals around. Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart. 

"Perfect Italy Honeymoon"

Claire & Kendall


Our trip was phenomenal!!! We loved every second of it. Joleen, thank you so much for organizing it for us. We are SO grateful for your help and everything that the company did to make our trip memorable and carefree! It was the perfect honeymoon experience, and we will definitely look into using you all again in the future.

"Family Vacation Ireland & Scotland"



We recently returned from a dream trip in Scotland and Ireland. We worked with Lonna and she is incredible. Lonna answered all my questions with care and kindness and worked on our trip to make sure I got to see everything I had dreamed about. I can’t say enough great things about her, she really does care about her clients. Thanks Lonna

"Italy Bucket List"



We recently completed our trip to Italy after walking the Camiño de Santiago. The trip included Tuscany, Sicily, and Rome with a cruise to the Holy Land between Sicily and Rome. We worked with Naomi on the original planning and Joleen on the execution. Both were exceptional to work with and both are true professionals. Every facet of the trip, from transportation to billeting to excursions, was flawlessly planned and executed. We worked with Authentic Vacations for three trips this summer, Ireland, Scotland, and Italy we could not be more pleased with the service they provided us. Thank you!

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