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Prepare to be spooked on this 8-night Haunted Ireland Castle Tour, which features Ireland’s most haunted locations? This uniquely-themed tour gives you the opportunity to explore Ireland’s colorful past while staying in some of its most magnificent castles. Try to hold back your screams as you enjoy a Haunted History Walking Tour of Dublin and a guided tour of The Haunted Bog Road outside of Clifden - all included in your tour. We have also included a list of Ireland’s famously-haunted locations for you to visit including the Glaslough House, Bann Bridge, Slane Castle, and Oldcastle Loughcrew among many others. After visiting these frightening sights, stop off at Tullamore Dew and the Jameson Whiskey Distillery to calm your nerves. Not only will you be visiting Ireland’s most famous ghosts, but you will also be sleeping with them too. Your ghostly tour features three haunted accommodations - Kinnitty Castle, the Renvyle House Hotel, and Castle Leslie - each with their own chilling apparition! This tour is sure to leave even the bravest of souls feeling frightened and unnerved. 

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Included Unique Activities

Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden

Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden

Tullamore Dew Curious Taster's Journey

Tullamore Dew Curious Taster's Journey

Haunted History Walking Tour

Haunted History Walking Tour

Guided Tour of The Haunted Bog Road

Guided Tour of The Haunted Bog Road

Old Jameson Distillery Tour

Old Jameson Distillery Tour

Accommodation

2 Nights

Countryside Castle Hotel

2 Nights

Historic Country Hotel

2 Nights

Elegant Castle Estate

2 Nights

Luxury 4-Star Hotel

Transportation

  • Rental Car with Automatic Transmission & Reduced Excess Insurance

Points of Interest

  • Co. Monaghan Haunted Locations
    • Castle Leslie
    • Glaslough House
    • Emyvale Street
  • Co. Armagh Haunted Locations
    • Bann Bridge
    • The Boat, River Bann
    • Greenaways Ghost, Bridge Street
  • Co. Meath Haunted Locations
    • Slane Castle
    • Skryne Castle
    • Loughcrew Megalithic Cairns
    • Killeen Castle

Tullamore D.E.W. Distillery, County Meath

Connemara National Park, County Galway

Kylemore Abbey, County Galway

Charleville Castle, County Offaly

Leap Castle, County Offaly

Birr Castle, Gardens and Science Center, County Offaly

Galway, County Galway

Doolough Valley, County Mayo

Low Season.

Available Tour Dates

Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec

From 2,098 per person

Mid Season.

Available Tour Dates

Apr, May, Oct

From 2,122 per person

High Season.

Available Tour Dates

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

From 2,398 per person

 

Your 2022 Price Includes

ACCOMMODATION

  • 4 Nights from Historic Country to Upscale City Hotel
  • 2 Nights in the Stately 19th-Century Kinnity Castle (Haunted Castle)
  • 2 Nights in the Magnificent and Secluded Castle Leslie Estate (Haunted Castle)

TRANSPORTATION

  • Rental Car with Automatic Transmission & Reduced Excess Insurance

DINING OPTIONS

  • 8 Delectable Full Irish Breakfasts

INCLUDED UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • Entrance to Tullamore D.E.W Distillery - From Still House to Warehouse
  • Guided Tour of The Haunted Bog Road in Connemara
  • Visit the Beautiful Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Gardens
  • Haunted History Walking Tour of Dublin - Walk the Eerie, Cobblestoned streets & Hear Tales from the Underbelly of the City
  • Old Jameson Distillery Dublin, Explore Whiskey History & Heritage

POINTS OF INTEREST

  • Co. Monaghan Haunted Locations
    • Castle Leslie
    • Glaslough House
    • Emyvale Street
  • Co. Armagh Haunted Locations
    • Bann Bridge
    • The Boat, River Bann
    • Greenaways Ghost, Bridge Street
  • Co. Meath Haunted Locations
    • Slane Castle
    • Skryne Castle
    • Loughcrew Megalithic Cairns
    • Killeen Castle
  • Charleville Castle
  • Tullamore D.E.W. Distillery
  • Leap Castle
  • Birr Castle & Gardens
  • Renvyle House
  • Aughrim Battlefield / Visitor Centre
  • Galway City
  • The Long Walk, Galway City
  • Kylemore Abbey
  • Connemara National Park
  • Doolough Valley
  • Old Jameson Distillery

Prices Based On

  • All Taxes & Fees Included
  • Custom Priced Quote (Want to Add/Subtract Days? Let Us Know!)
  • Prices are Per Person based on 2 people traveling together and sharing a room.
  • Traveling Alone? No Problem, reach out for a custom quote

"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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