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This is a suggested itinerary for a private group with a minimum of 12 people traveling together. Some of these experiences are seasonal and may not be available. In those instances, we will source alternatives for your group.

Treasures and hidden wonders comprise this small group tour of Ireland. Begin in Dublin—your personal driver regales you with tales on the way to your sumptuous 5-star hotel. Enjoy an inspired Afternoon Tea; each pastry is heaven. Savor a tasting at Guinness and then dive into pub dining at the cultural quarter, Temple Bar. Medieval Kilkenny is simply sublime… visit her Castle and feel the mysteries unfold.

Heading to the magical Kingdom of Kerry, kiss the Blarney Stone and expect to be pampered at your exquisite lakeside hotel. Participate in a superfood seaweed tasting tour! Rollicking Dingle is nearby, but it feels worlds away. This lovely town is a favorite, and you’ll take a traditional Irish cooking course here. In the evening, go to one of her pubs.  This town is famous for live music.

Now the Wild Atlantic Way is yours. Feel the ocean’s raw power. Connemara, home of poets and artists, is your base. Your journey ends in sweet County Clare with a feast and overnight stay at a 5-star castle. Try your hand at falconry or archery and then indulge in a spa treatment. This small group tour is authentically Ireland.

Included Unique Activities

  • Local Driver Meet and Greet and Dublin City tour on arrival
  • Designer afternoon tea in an iconic Dublin setting
  • Unique tour of the historic tenement buildings in Dublin
  • Guinness Storehouse Tour 
  • Traditional Irish Dinner Show 
  • Kiss the Blarney Stone
  • Kilkenny Castle Visit
  • Smithwick's Brewery Experience
  • Jaunting Car Ride to a Brewery with Tour & Tasting
  • Drive the Ring of Kerry
  • Get a hand-on traditional Irish Cooking Lesson
  • Visit the beautiful Harbor town of Dingle
  • Sit down for an evening with a traditional Seanchaí (storyteller)
  • Embark on a cultural adventure into the Lost Valley
  • Ireland's oldest oyster farm tour and tasting
  • Visit the spectacular Cliffs of Moher
  • Stay in one of Ireland's top Castles
  • Enjoy a fine dining farewell dinner
Smithwick's Experience

Smithwick's Experience

Dublin City Welcome and Orientation

Dublin City Welcome and Orientation

Afternoon Tea at the Westbury

Afternoon Tea at the Westbury

The Tale of Henrietta Street

The Tale of Henrietta Street

Guinness Storehouse Tour

Guinness Storehouse Tour

The Irish House Party Dinner and Show

The Irish House Party Dinner and Show

Blarney Castle and Park Admission

Blarney Castle and Park Admission

Kilkenny Castle

Kilkenny Castle

Accommodations

2 Nights

Central 5-Star Boutique Hotel

1 Night

4-Star Elegant City Center Hotel

3 Nights

Preferred Luxury Hotel

3 Nights

Lakeside Country Retreat

1 Night

World-renowned Castle Hotel

Transportation and Guides

  • Chauffeur Transportation with Professional Driver/Guide

Meals Included

  • Delectable Breakfast Each Morning
  • 6 Dining Experiences

Points of Interest

Grafton Street, County Dublin

Trinity College, County Dublin

O'Connell Street, County Dublin

Temple Bar, County Dublin

Christ Church Cathedral, County Dublin

Dublin, County Dublin

Kilkenny, County Kilkenny

Kilkenny Castle, County Kilkenny

2024 LOW SEASON

Available Dates

Oct, Nov, Dec

ON SALE! From $4,418 $3,568 per person

2024 MID SEASON

Available Dates

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

ON SALE! From $4,768 $4,218 per person

2025 LOW SEASON

Available Dates

Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec

ON SALE! From $4,218 $3,756 per person

2025 MID SEASON

Available Dates

Apr, May, Oct

ON SALE! From $3,768 $4,229 per person

2025 HIGH SEASON

Available Dates

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

ON SALE! From $3,956 $4,806 per person

Your Price Includes:

ACCOMMODATION

  • 10 Nights Authentic Irish Accommodations including 1 Night Castle Stay

TRANSPORTATION

  • Chauffeur Transportation with Professional Driver/Guide

DINING OPTIONS INCLUDED

  • Delectable Breakfast Each Morning
  • 6 Dining Experiences

INCLUDED UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • Local Driver Meet and Greet and Dublin City tour on arrival
  • Designer afternoon tea in an iconic Dublin setting
  • Unique tour of the historic tenement buildings in Dublin
  • Guinness Storehouse Tour
  • Traditional Irish Night Dinner Show 
  • Kiss the Blarney Stone
  • Kilkenny Castle Visit
  • Smithwick's Brewery Experience
  • Jaunting Car Ride to a Brewery with Tour & Tasting
  • Drive the Ring of Kerry
  • Get a hand-on traditional Irish Cooking Lesson
  • Visit the beautiful Harbor town of Dingle
  • Sit down for an evening with a traditional Seanchaí (storyteller)
  • Embark on a cultural adventure into the Lost Valley
  • Ireland's oldest Oyster Farm Tour & Tasting
  • Visit the spectacular Cliffs of Moher
  • Stay in one of Ireland's top Castles
  • Enjoy a fine dining farewell dinner

Prices Based On

  • All Taxes & Fees Included
  • Prices are Per Person based on 12 people traveling together
  • Traveling Alone? No Problem. Just Ask Us for a Single Supplement Price.

"Amazing Ireland Guided Vacation"

Lindsay S.

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Jorie, I can't thank you enough for all your help, answering all my 50 million questions and also reassuring me that Ireland would be amazing. When switching my group from Egypt to a different destination, I was so flustered and not confident in where to go, but it was so easy to sell into the group. I have to say, Ireland was not necessarily at the top of my list, but oh my gosh, it is now! You and Authentic do an AMAZING job when it comes to Ireland!

My group literally cannot stop talking about our trip and they ALL loved it. The hotels were amazing. Aghadoe and Glenlo literally took the spotlight. Our guide Seamus was phenomenal and our driver Ian was so funny. We all had such a good time! Even with the other 2 couples that were on the trip. I really can't think of one flaw or hiccup.. everything was so seamless and perfect. I think it was some long days driving for some, but ultimately I think everyone knew that it was inevitable to see all of the beauty of Ireland. The bus was so nice and it was nice that it was roomy enough for us all to spread out. Again, I can't really think of one thing that I was 'ehh..'. It was all so amazing!

Again, I can't thank you enough.

"This Guided Vacation far exceeded my wildest dreams"

Lorraine M.

Dear Jen, thank you for all your assistance and patience with our Ireland vacation. This is my lifetime dream. Elegant and fabulous tour. The best guide and bus driver. Small, lovely. This trip far exceeds my wildest dreams. Seamus is witty, well informed and an excellent guide.

"Trip to London and Scotland"

Kathie S.

Agency

My clients LOVED their trip to London and Scotland. They really enjoyed the hotels that Authentic Vacations recommended, especially the Rembrandt. Thank you!

"The entire Ireland trip was a dream"

Jennifer B.

Jackson, NJ

Ellie booked our dream vacation for a total of 15 days to Ireland. We did a self-driving tour with a car rental starting and ending in Dublin. We traveled the entire coastline staying 1 or 2 nights at each hotel. The places arranged for us got better and better each night, ending with our last night in a castle built in 1101. The entire trip was a dream. All the recommendations made to us by Ellie were spot on! I can not wait to work with her again. We plan on returning in a couple years with our adult children. I would definitely use Authentic Vacations again for any trip I plan on taking overseas.

"Great trip in Ireland & Scotland"

Tena

Ireland/Scotland trip was a great trip planned with our group and Jorie. We thoroughly enjoyed each city we visited in both countries. All our hotels were very nice but as older adults, I would advise to pack light which is hard to do if your visit is extended but we had to climb stairs in several places. My favorite thing in both countries are the people. Everyone was so friendly and inviting at hotels, restaurants and local sites. We felt completely safe and comfortable. I would agree with other travelers that driving is stressful for both driver and passengers especially in Ireland where the roads are extremely narrow with rock walls on each side. Next trip will include staying in certain cities with tours out. JerPoint Park in Ireland was a favorite of our group of 4. Authentic Vacations plans, reservations and communications were first rate.

"Wonderful Scottish and Irish adventure"

James

South Carolina

Lauren, thank you for putting together a wonderful Scottish and Irish adventure. In many unexpected ways it indeed was an adventure that we will remember forever. So sincere thanks. Despite a glitch in St Andrews your team's recovery actually made St Andrews the highpoint of our trip. Staying at Rusacks overlooking the first tee and eighteenth green of the old course was awesome. All the Hotels were first rate. Experiences - awesome The Clontarf Castle is an awesome way to the trip. Well done y'all.  Big city stays - We all felt like we could have used an extra day in the larger cities. They all had a story to tell, and we just had enough time to scratch the surface. Self-drive - while less expensive alternative, the person doing the driving misses out on a lot in transit, while the passenger's white knuckle thru the driver's learning process. Also, the roads in Scotland and Ireland are no joke.  Would recommend it is worth it to hire a private chauffer driver or go Small Guided for sure.

"Scotland Birthday Trip"

Michelle

Agency

Adina, I'm following up on my client's train/whiskey tour/ birthday trip to Scotland in October. They had a wonderful time! The whiskey tour day was their favorite, made extra special by their driver Alec who was a superstar. My client's boyfriend is a real train enthusiast. They enjoyed all the train trips, and Nick was like a child on the Jacobite train. Thanks so much for your help with this trip. You clearly know Scotland and planned a very nice route with some unique requirements. I greatly appreciate your expertise and attentive service. I look forward to working with you again in the future. An early Happy Holidays!

"Memorable Trip in Italy"

Loryl

Fort Thomas, KY

Amber, I received this email from my client Mrs. R this morning - I love being able to share these with you all :).

"Loryl, WOW! What a wonderful trip we had in Italy! Thank you for helping make this trip so memorable. We have so many wonderful memories that we will cherish forever. It was a trip of a lifetime. Thank You!  I guess we need to start thinking about our next trip. "

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