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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.  

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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 Admission

Blarney Castle and Park Admission

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

Accommodation

2 Nights

5-Star Iconic Hotel

2 Nights

5-Star Scenic Estate

1 Night

5-Star City Center Manor

2 Nights

Opulent Castle Lodging

1 Night

World-renowned Castle Hotel

Transportation

  • 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, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec

From 4,378 per person

Mid Season.

Available Tour Dates

Apr, May, Oct

From 6,598 per person

High Season.

Available Tour Dates

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

From 7,390 per person

Your 2022 Price Includes

ACCOMMODATION

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

TRANSPORTATION

  • Rental Car including our Exclusive Reduced Excess Insurance Package

DINING OPTIONS (Inclusions)

  • 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

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • 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.

"Christmas in Ireland"

Julia H.

Shreveport, LA

This Ireland trip was amazing, and Jennifer did a wonderful job planning it! We booked it fairly last minute (booked the experience Nov 1st for a departure date of Dec 20th), but despite that, Jennifer was able to create an itinerary that covered everything we wanted to do and stay in amazing locations. All of the pre-booked events worked out flawlessly, never ran into any issues! Jennifer was super helpful and answered all my questions; she made traveling during these Covid times way less stressful. Thank you, Jennifer and Authentic Vacations for an amazing Christmas in Ireland!

"Ireland Anniversary"

Paige C.

Milwaukee, WI

This trip exceeded our expectations on every single level. Adina planned the absolute PERFECT Irish experience that enabled us to celebrate our third wedding anniversary better than we ever could have imagined. Every single step of the planning and booking experience was straight-forward, and we were always able to contact her if we had a question or concern. Michaela was also another agent we worked very closely with and her kindness is something I will always remember. I have already recommended AV to everyone I know, and we will absolutely be taking more trips through this agency in the future. This was the trip of our lives!!

"Experience family roots in Scotland"

Sue O.

Muskegon, MI

It took a while to get there after dealing with multiple delays because of Covid, but we finally made it to Scotland. Authentic Vacations worked with us so well for the initial plan and with all the necessary revisions. Our hearts were happy to see where my husband's grandmother was born. The accommodations were just right for us, and the experiences that they arranged were great and helped us to enjoy the beautiful country. Thank you!

"Beautiful Florida Vacation"

Marti L.

Florida

I had never used Authentic Vacation before. They were great my trip was exceptionally well planned.  Lonna was excellent to work with, she had all my answers and put us in beautiful hotels, she had also arranged all of our outings. Things went extremely smoothly. They are an exception to the rule.

"California Getaway/Wedding"

HOWARD N.

NY

After the cancelation of our Ireland trip, we were supposed to do just as everything closed down, I thought we would never get away. It took a while to get things figured out with this company but in the end, they came through and help me plan a trip to California. The hotels were perfect and everything else went as planned. Thanks, Lauren for helping us figure this all out.

"Worth The Wait - Birthday In Ireland"

Jennifer S.

IN

After two reschedules due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, we were thrilled to finally be able to make it to Ireland. It exceeded our wildest expectations. From quaint seaside B&Bs to a night in a castle to lovely boutique hotel, we had a varied and beautiful experience. We loved the ability to modify our itinerary as we went so that we could discover things on our own time. But, the planned pre-booked events all worked out flawlessly. Couldn’t Recommend Michele more. She helped us select a location for a return Covid PCR test and was available for any questions.

"Fantastic 46th Anniversary In Ireland"

Ed & Marie C.

Florida

Finally, after postponing our trip twice due to COVID-19 we were finally on our way! Michelle, our Authentic Expert, was fantastic & everything was perfect! Our hotels were magnificent & everything was in order. We had absolutely no issues.


After our 3 nights stay at the luxurious Shelbourne, we set out for the following for a magnificent, unforgettable 12 days with Jimmy. We traveled 2058km through Galway, Connemara, Derry, Bushmills, Belfast, Trim & back to Dublin.


The highlights of the trip, besides the grand Jimmy, were the Wild Atlantic Coast, Connemara area, and the coast of Antrim which was absolutely incredible, some of the most beautiful scenery we have ever seen. The bonus was Jimmy’s audible historic narrations throughout our trip. We consider Jimmy a friend & will keep in touch.


Succinctly stated the only way to see Ireland is bypass. Having a personal driver was the only way to travel Ireland.


Ashford Castle was beyond our expeditions! So elegant and absolutely beautiful! The spa is a must. Walking the ground was stunning! I did the Hawk walk! I had my own Hawk, walked through the woods & let him go, a few minutes the Hawk flew back & landed on my arm. I cannot say enough about this experience. Afternoon Tea was certainly a must!


All the hotels recommended by Authentic Vacations were a very high standard.

"Hawaii Honeymoon & Birthday"

Kristy S.

7

Considering All, and COVID messing up a Scottish trip. Hawaii was lovely. Although the Hotel had troubles with their book keeping and no meals (continental breakfasts) were served due to Covid mandates. We did enjoy the place and getting a room on the water side with a lanai was key. Otherwise you would have a view of a parking lot or local road. Lots of wild roosters crowing around 3am. Very rustic and local.

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