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

We celebrate Ireland’s castles and honor them as places of spellbinding beauty and mystery.  Watching the sunrise as you wake up in a castle, tucked into soft-down covers, is remarkable.  Immerse yourself in the grandeur of Georgian and Victorian Manor Houses. Be amazed as time falls away.

Ashford Castle, built in the 1200s, was purchased by the Guinness family two centuries ago.  Featured in films, you’ll recognize it when you drive through the gates. Dromoland Castle, built in the 11th century, is a majestic beauty near the Wild Atlantic Way.  Take a seaweed foraging walk along the coast with your local guide—it’s the stuff memories are made of.  Enjoy tea in a castle.  Explore Blarney Castle and Gardens.  Your Manor House lodging has private gardens that are a slice of paradise. 

Dine at Ireland’s finest establishments and castles. Revive and rejuvenate in an Irish Castle or Manor House.  It’s an inspiring experience, the kind that breathes life into the ordinary until it becomes extraordinary.  

Included Unique Activities

  • Mature Whiskey Tasting at Sheen Falls
  • Seaweed Foraging Walk along the Wild Atlantic Coast
  • Entrance to Blarney Castle & Gardens
  • Afternoon Tea at Pretigious Ashford Castle
  • Hawk Walk on the Castle Grounds
  • Entrance to the Cliffs of Moher Exhibition Center
  • Dining at Ireland's Most Renowned Restaurants
Cliffs of Moher Exhibition Centre

Cliffs of Moher Exhibition Centre

Blarney Castle and Park

Blarney Castle and Park

Afternoon Tea at Ashford Castle

Afternoon Tea at Ashford Castle

Dinner at The Earl of Thomond Restaurant

Dinner at The Earl of Thomond Restaurant

Falconry at Ashford Castle - Hawk Walk

Falconry at Ashford Castle - Hawk Walk

Dinner At The Falls at Sheen Falls

Dinner At The Falls at Sheen Falls

Dinner at the Oakroom Restaurant, Adare Manor

Dinner at the Oakroom Restaurant, Adare Manor

Seaweed Foraging Walk

Seaweed Foraging Walk


2 Nights

Adare Manor

2 Nights

Sheen Falls Lodge

1 Night

Hayfield Manor

2 Nights

Ashford Castle

1 Night

Dromoland Castle


  • Rental Car including our Exclusive Reduced Excess Insurance Package

Points of Interest

  • Killarney National Park & Ross Castle
  • The Ring of Kerry and the Dingle Peninsula
  • Bunratty Castle & Craggaunowen
  • The Rock of Cashel & Glen of Aherlow
  • The Blarney Stone & Visit Kinsale Town
  • Connemara National Park & Kylemore Abbey
  • The City of Galway & Cong, County Mayo
  • The Cliffs of Moher & 5000-Year-Old Poulnabrone Dolmen

King John's Castle, County Limerick

Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, County Clare

Rock of Cashel, County Tipperary

Glen of Aherlow, County Tipperary

Lough Gur, County Limerick

Killarney, County Kerry

Killarney National Park, County Kerry

Killarney to Kenmare, County Kerry

Low Season

Available Tour Dates

Jan - March &  Nov - Dec

From $3,648 per person

Mid Season

Available Tour Dates

April, May & Oct 

From $5,498 per person

High Season

Available Tour Dates

June - September

From $6,158 per person

Your Price Includes


  • 5-nights at the Finest Hotels & Stately Manors
  • 3-nights in Ireland's Top 5 Star Castles


  • Rental Car including our Exclusive Reduced Excess Insurance Package


  • 8 Full Irish Breakfasts
  • Fine Dining at The Oakroom Adare Manor
  • Elegant Dining at the Falls Restaurant Kenmare
  • Afternoon Tea at Pretigious Ashford Castle
  • Fine Dining at George V Ashford Castle
  • Fine Dining at the Earl of Thomond Dromoland Castle


  • Mature Whiskey Tasting at Sheen Falls
  • Seaweed Foraging Walk along the Wild Atlantic Coast
  • Entrance to Blarney Castle & Gardens
  • Afternoon Tea at Pretigious Ashford Castle
  • Hawk Walk on the Castle Grounds
  • Entrance to the Cliffs of Moher Exhibition Center
  • Dining at Ireland's Most Renowned Restaurants

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.

"Trip to Big Sky"

Shelly G.


This trip was a dream! Amanda A helped us book a trip to Big Sky, MT and it was the most amazing vacation ever. The whole trip was smooth sailing and we honestly couldn't have asked for a better experience. The hotels were sooo nice, all of the activities she planned out were so fun. I will never book a trip another way, Authentic Vacations is the ONLY way to go! Already looking forward to booking my next trip!

"Family vacation"

Kristy M.


Amanda A. is the best travel agent I have ever worked with! She is friendly, nice and really cares about her clients. I will always recommend her to my family and friends. The places we stayed and activities she recommended were all terrific. We are looking forward to planning our Ireland/Scotland vacation with Amanda's help for next September. We love her!

"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.

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