Luxury and style on the Emerald Isle!  Revel in sophisticated 5-star properties prized for their spa escapes, partake in plentiful pampering, explore gorgeous gardens and investigate iconic castles on this incredible 7-night Ireland vacation.  

Upon arrival in Dublin, collect your rental car and head south, stopping to visit the stunning Powerscourt House and Gardens.  Wend your way through the wondrous Wicklow Mountains National Park en route to Kilkenny.  Here, Lyrath Estate, set amidst 170 acres of wander-worthy parkland (featuring a lake, a variety of wildlife and ancient trees), awaits as your home away from home for three restful nights.  Visit the Oasis Spa during your stay to unwind and begin your getaway blissfully relaxed.
 
On Day Two, explore Kilkenny Castle and Rothe House and Gardens, both convenient to your accommodation and with admission included.  Day Three is yours to spend at leisure, with a recommended day trip to the House of Waterford Crystal.  The Dunbrody Famine Ship and Viking Triangle are two other fascinating sightseeing suggestions.
 
Continue your travels southwest toward the Wild Atlantic Way on Day Four, visiting the breathtaking Rock of Cashel (entrance included).  Blarney Castle beckons as a second stop before arrival at the serene Sheen Falls Lodge.  Experience penultimate hospitality, a plethora of exciting on-site activities, mouthwatering cuisine, and sublime relaxation for three nights.  Located just outside the heritage town of Kenmare, all rooms and suites boast exceptional views.  Perhaps indulge in a therapeutic treatment at the Easanna Spa.  The Ring of Kerry, Killarney National Park and Beara Peninsula are accessible and outstanding locations for sightseeing.
 
For your last full day in Ireland, visit Adare, touted as the country’s prettiest village, before making your way to an overnight stay at the fabulous countryside retreat of Cliff at Lyons.  Take some time to rejuvenate at the award-winning Well in the Garden spa before departing from Dublin the following morning feeling well-rested and relaxed.

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Included Unique Activities

  • Entrance to Kilkenny Castle, Rothe House & Gardens, and the Rock of Cashel
Rock of Cashel

Rock of Cashel

Rothe House

Rothe House

Kilkenny Castle

Kilkenny Castle

Accommodation

3 Nights

Lyrath Estate

3 Nights

Sheen Falls Lodge

1 Night

Cliff at Lyons

Transportation

  • Compact Automatic Rental Car including our Exclusive Reduced Excess Insurance Package

Dining Options

  • Breakfast each morning after your stay

Points of Interest

  • Discover the Varied Landscape of Wicklow Mountains National Park
  • Marvel at Powerscourt House & Gardens
  • Visit Saint Canice's Cathedral - Ireland's second-largest medieval cathedral
  • Uncover 1100 years of history from the Vikings to the Victorians in Ireland's oldest city, Waterford
  • Experience the sights, smells and sounds of an 1840s emigrant vessel on the Dunbrody Famine Ship
  • Peek into the highly skilled method of crystal manufacturing at the House of Waterford Crystal Visitor Centre
  • Rock of Cashel - Visited by St. Patrick in 450, and Brian Boru was crowned King of Ireland here in the 10th century
  • Explore the charming town of Cahir - situated on the River Suir & developed around the magnificent 13th-century Cahir Castle
  • Stop at Blarney Castle and kiss the Blarney Stone - a tradition said to bestow “The Gift of the Gab.”
  • Bask in the Breathtaking Scenery on the Ring of Kerry
  • Visit Killarney National Park - Ireland's oldest National Park
  • Wonder at Molls Gap - a panoramic passageway through the bleak bog land and mountainous terrain of the Ring of Kerry
  • Take in the Ring of Beara - quieter and more relaxed yet equally as stunning as the Ring of Kerry
  • Stroll through the charming coastal towns of Glengarriff and Bantry
  • See Adare - Widely recognized as one of Ireland's prettiest villages
  • Visit the Irish National Stud & Japanese Gardens - Home to a number of magnificent horses and sumptuous gardens renowned throughout the world

Kilkenny, County Kilkenny

Saint Canices Cathedral, County Kilkenny

Dunbrody Famine Ship, County Wexford

Waterford Crystal Factory, County Waterford

The Viking Triangle, County Waterford

Cahir, County Tipperary

Blarney Castle and Stone, County Cork

Cashel, County Tipperary

Low Season

Available Tour Dates

October - December 15, 2019

Special Offer Price $998 per person

Mid Season

Available Tour Dates

May & September

From $1,598 per person

High Season

Available Tour Dates

June - August

From $1,865 per person

TO AVAIL OF OCTOBER TO DECEMBER SPECIAL OFFER PRICING:

  • $998 per person applies for travel between October 1st & December 15th 2019.
  • Must book before July 31, 2019 (a 20% deposit secures your tour!)
  • Vacation must begin in Ireland on a Sunday, Monday or Tuesday to avail of the Special Offer price.
  • A $100 Per Person Supplement applies to arrive Wednesday thru Saturday.
  • Promotional Price cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts

Your Price Includes

ACCOMMODATION

  • 6 nights at Ireland's Top 5-Star Properties
  • 1 night at a 4-Star Countryside Retreat

TRANSPORTATION

  • Compact Automatic Rental Car including our Exclusive Reduced Excess Insurance Package

DINING OPTIONS

  • Breakfast each morning after your stay

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • Entrance to Kilkenny Castle, Rothe House & Gardens, and the Rock of Cashel

POINTS OF INTEREST

  • Discover the Varied Landscape of Wicklow Mountains National Park
  • Marvel at Powerscourt House & Gardens
  • Visit Saint Canice's Cathedral - Ireland's second-largest medieval cathedral
  • Uncover 1100 years of history from the Vikings to the Victorians in Ireland's oldest city, Waterford
  • Experience the sights, smells and sounds of an 1840s emigrant vessel on the Dunbrody Famine Ship
  • Peek into the highly skilled method of crystal manufacturing at the House of Waterford Crystal Visitor Centre
  • Rock of Cashel - Visited by St. Patrick in 450, and Brian Boru was crowned King of Ireland here in the 10th century
  • Explore the charming town of Cahir - situated on the River Suir & developed around the magnificent 13th-century Cahir Castle
  • Stop at Blarney Castle and kiss the Blarney Stone - a tradition said to bestow “The Gift of the Gab.”
  • Bask in the Breathtaking Scenery on the Ring of Kerry
  • Visit Killarney National Park - Ireland's oldest National Park
  • Wonder at Molls Gap - a panoramic passageway through the bleak bog land and mountainous terrain of the Ring of Kerry
  • Take in the Ring of Beara - quieter and more relaxed yet equally as stunning as the Ring of Kerry
  • Stroll through the charming coastal towns of Glengarriff and Bantry
  • See Adare - Widely recognized as one of Ireland's prettiest villages
  • Visit the Irish National Stud & Japanese Gardens - Home to a number of magnificent horses and sumptuous gardens renowned throughout the world
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  • Prices are Per Person based on 2 people traveling together and sharing a room.
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I cannot speak highly enough about the vacation planning services we received from Amanda. With only 8 days lead time before we were to get on a plane, Amanda arranged a 9 day vacation that will long be remembered. She was patient, kind and had a wonderful sense of humor that remained in place even as I constantly changed parameters on her. I would not hesitate to use Amanda or Authentic Ireland Vacations. I will certainly do so in the future.

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We worked with Lauren who arranged a fabulous Ireland trip for us and every detail was taken care of from start to finish. The hotels were wonderful and the Irish people are the very best. Don't hesitate to contact Lauren to plan your Irish vacation, you'll more more than satisfied.

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John Magill

Mississauga, Ontario

Thanks to the expert advice and experience of Con, our bespoke private family tour of Ireland, North and South, in September was a huge success. Our private guide and driver, Robert, from ProCar was very knowledgeable and helped us better understand and appreciate the sights, history and culture. Thank you all at Ultimate Ireland Vacations!

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Rory Ferrell

Chelsea, Alabama

We just returned from our 25th Anniversary Trip to Ireland. I had never been out of the country before and Jocoya made it so easy. Perfectly balanced itinerary allowing us to explore on our own and had plenty of pre-booked things to do. It took all of the pressure off of us to plan. The pre-travel info was perfect and didn't have a single issue at any of the attractions or hotels. Jocoya also listened to what we wanted to experience and truly made it authentic for us! THANK YOU!!! Best trip ever!!

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Marcia Claussen

Grand Junction

We worked with Lonna Powers at Authentic Vacations and she planned a fantastic trip to London and Ireland. Our travel plans were spur of the moment and Lonna did a great job of pulling everything together on time. London for 2 nights, and Ireland for 6 nights. The hotels and B&B's were great. London is a very busy place and getting around with the Black Cab Taxi tour was a great choice. Ireland was beautiful Our special place was Sheedy's in Doolin. Thank you Lonna!!

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