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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.  


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

5-Star Iconic Hotel

2 Nights

Sheen Falls Lodge

1 Night

5-Star City Center Manor

2 Nights

Opulent Castle Lodging

1 Night

World-renowned Castle Hotel


  • 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 2021 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.

"Fantastic trip In Ireland"

Scott F.

Long Island, NY

Our trip started in Dublin and we went north to Belfast and went “counter clockwise“ to the west coast and back to Dublin. Fantastic trip.

Here is why you book your trip through Authentic Vacations; unforeseen problems. All of the accommodations were great—Brooks Hotel in Dublin, Europa in Belfast (great hotel), Manor House, Clontarf Castle, Lough Eske. One hotel was a disaster. Within one hour of contacting Michelle she changed our accommodation to The Bushmills Inn. That is the value that Authentic Vacations provides.

"We had a wonderful time In Scotland"

Richard C.

Wilmington, DE

We started in 2019 planning a May, 2020 vacation to Scotland. Then Covid hit and we ultimately had to postpone our trip 3 times until we finally were able to go in September, 2021. We were very impressed with the way that Authentic Vacations (AV) worked with us to make modifications over that 2 year period. We worked with AV to modify the basic itinerary as we learned more about the Covid restrictions and changed our plans to adapt to these restrictions. The people we worked with at AV were terrific and were always quite helpful with good recommendations. We even worked with AV to plan an alternate itinerary to Ireland when we thought that Scotland was not going to open up for visitors in a timely manner. Ultimately, we were able to go to Scotland and we had a wonderful time.

We couldn't be more pleased with how adaptable AV was in coping with the ever-changing environment caused by Covid rules and restrictions as well as their own staffing challenges during the pandemic. We highly recommend Authentic Vacations and will be using them for our future travel planning.

"Anniversary In Florida Keys"

Timothy T.

Florida Keys

We received all we wanted on this trip, sun, water, excellent hotels, and tours! Naomi did an excellent job planning our stays at resorts that let us relax and take in the local tours and places to see. Everything was arranged and we had no issues when arriving at a hotel or a tour. Naomi also recommended some awesome tours aboard the African Queen (Key Largo) and a sunset sail cruise (Key West) on the Appledore Star!

We look forward to using Authentic Vacations to make our Ireland trip just as great!

"Beautiful Ireland Vacation"

Sandra P.


Ireland is so beautiful. Loved the Rock of Cashel, the Viking Triangle, Kilkenny Castle, and green, green, green. The only thing... if you are not an exceptional driver, be prepared to take a nerve pill! The roads are way narrow and driving on the left...well, you can see the difficulty.

It was worth it though. Such lovely buildings and scenery.

Amazing trip.

"Family Vacation to Ireland"

Ronald K.


It was very satisfactory. This trip was delayed twice over 18 months because of Covid. They kept the communication lines open and made the overly complicated process simple.

"Definitely worth the wait!"

Helen P


I started planning this Ireland trip in late 2018. It’s been rescheduled several times due to covid. Josi was the best travel agent I could ask for through the whole process. She was so patient and answered all of my questions the best she could. I finally made the trip this month and it was better and more beautiful than I could have ever hoped for. I did the pub tour and plan to go again some day. Definitely worth the wait!

"Wonderful trip in Iceland"

Paula S.

We had a wonderful trip. The hotels were lovely with excellent restaurants and very attentive staff. The location in Reykjavik was perfect. Lots of shops and restaurants and the bus stop within a few blocks. 

We enjoyed all of the tours very much, especially the glacier hike and zodiac boat iceberg tour. 

Everywhere we went was filled with gorgeous scenery. It’s sort of like Scotland and Hawaii combined. 

"Amazing Ireland Vacation"

Christine W.


I started planning my trip in May of 2019, planning to budget out and get a good idea of what a 2 week trip to Ireland would cost. Josi was incredible in helping me get a cost outlined early on, and when 2020 hit and things were changing by the week we were able to plan some things out further. Come the month before my vacation we had all the excursions and sightseeing outlined, everything set, and I was able to have an amazing experience in Ireland. I hope to go back again and see more of what I only got a sampling of.

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