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

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 the famous Smithwicks Brewery, 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).  Afternoon Tea awaits on arrival at the luxurious Sheen Falls Lodge. Experience penultimate hospitality, a mature whiskey tasting and dinner in their award-winning Falls restaurant, pure sublime relaxation for three nights!  Located just outside the heritage town of Kenmare, all rooms and suites boast exceptional views. 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

Rock of Cashel

Rock of Cashel

Afternoon Tea at Sheen Falls Lodge

Afternoon Tea at Sheen Falls Lodge

Kilkenny Castle

Kilkenny Castle

Smithwick's Experience

Smithwick's Experience

Mature Whiskey Tasting at Sheen Falls

Mature Whiskey Tasting at Sheen Falls

Dinner At The Falls at Sheen Falls

Dinner At The Falls at Sheen Falls


3 Nights

Lyrath Estate

3 Nights

Sheen Falls Lodge

1 Night

Cliff at Lyons

Points of Interest

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

Cashel, County Tipperary

Ring of Kerry, County Kerry

Low Season

Available Tour Dates

Jan - March &  Nov - Dec

 $1,548 per person

Mid Season

Available Tour Dates

April, May & Oct 

From $1,798 per person

High Season

Available Tour Dates

June - September

From $2,098 per person

Your Price Includes


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


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


  • Breakfast each morning after your stay
  • Traditional Afternoon Tea
  • Dinner at the Falls Restaurant


  • Entrance to Kilkenny Castle 
  • The Smithwicks Brewery Experience
  • Visit the Rock of Cashel
  • Enjoy Afternoon Tea at Your 5 Star Property
  • Mature Whiskey Tasting at Sheen Falls
  • Classical Dining at the Award Winning Falls Restaurant


  • 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
  • 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
Prices Based On
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  • 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.

"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 Ong


Just want to say a big thank you to Anna Wilgenbursch 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 Stutz


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 Pavlina


Great trip thanks to Michelle's great work!

"Ireland Vacation"

Jessica Brewer

St. Cloud

We had a FABULOUS vacation! Jacoya was great to work with. Highly recommend!

"Dream Vacation!"



Our trip to Ireland was an absolute dream! Thank you, Tam, for taking the time to create a personalized, affordable trip for us. I highly suggest using Tam at Authentic Vacations to plan your trip to Ireland! You will have the time of your life! :)

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