NEW AUTHENTIC GUIDED VACATIONS

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 exquisite. Savor a tasting at Guinness and dive into pub dining at the cultural quarter, Temple Bar. On your way to Cork, be dazzled by the Rock of Cashel and Blarney Castle.

Your Cork lodging is a 300-year-old estate. Enjoy a field-to-fork dining experience and sample artisanal cider on an orchard walk and distillery tour. Sublime. In the Kingdom of Kerry, you’ll be pampered at your 4-star lakeside hotel and discover the magical Ring of Kerry. Participate in a seaweed tasting tour—seaweed is a superfood! 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, head to one of Dingle’s pubs.  This town is famous for live music.

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 an 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
  • Learn to pour the 'perfect pint' at the Guinness Storehouse
  • Dine in a traditional pub in famous Temple Bar 
  • Kiss the Blarney Stone
  • Enjoy a Farm to Fork Dining Experience at a Country House
  • Orchard Walk, Cider Tasting and Distillery Tour
  • Traditional open-top boat tour of the Killarney National Park
  • Jaunting Car Ride to a Brewery with tour, tasting, and pizza!
  • 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
Dublin City Welcome and Orientation

Dublin City Welcome and Orientation

Designer Afternoon Tea

Designer Afternoon Tea

The Tale of Henrietta Street

The Tale of Henrietta Street

Private Guinness Experience

Private Guinness Experience

Old Storehouse Dinner, Temple Bar

Old Storehouse Dinner, Temple Bar

Blarney Castle and Park Admission

Blarney Castle and Park Admission

Farm-to-Fork Dining Experience

Farm-to-Fork Dining Experience

Orchard's, Cider Mill & Distillery Tour

Orchard's, Cider Mill & Distillery Tour

Accommodation

2 Nights

Central 5-Star Boutique Hotel

1 Night

Historic Country Estate

3 Nights

Superior Lakeside Hotel

3 Nights

Lakeside Country Retreat

1 Night

World-renowned Castle Hotel

Transportation

  • Chauffeur Transportation with Professional Driver/Guide

Dining Options Included

  • Delectable Breakfast Each Morning
  • 9 Dining Experiences

Points of Interest

Dublin, County Dublin

Grafton Street, County Dublin

Trinity College, County Dublin

O'Connell Street, County Dublin

Temple Bar, County Dublin

Christ Church Cathedral, County Dublin

Rock of Cashel, County Tipperary

Mallow, County Cork

2023 LOW SEASON

Available Tour Dates

Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec

From $4,438 per person

2023 MID SEASON

Available Tour Dates

Apr, May, Oct

From $4,558 per person

2023 HIGH SEASON

Available Tour Dates

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

From $5,158 per person

2024 LOW SEASON

Available Tour Dates

Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec

From $4,438 per person

2024 MID SEASON

Available Tour Dates

Apr, May, Oct

From $4,558 per person

2024 HIGH SEASON

Available Tour Dates

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

From $5,158 per person

Your Price Includes:

ACCOMMODATION

  • 10 Nights in 5-Star Properties Including 5 Nights in an Authentic Castle Hotel

TRANSPORTATION

  • Chauffeur Transportation with Professional Driver/Guide

DINING OPTIONS INCLUDED

  • Delectable Breakfast Each Morning
  • 9 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
  • Learn to pour the 'perfect pint' at the Guinness Storehouse
  • Dine in a traditional pub in famous Temple Bar 
  • Kiss the Blarney Stone
  • Enjoy a Farm to Fork Dining Experience at a Country House
  • Orchard Walk, Cider Tasting and Distillery Tour
  • Traditional open-top boat tour of the Killarney National Park
  • Jaunting Car Ride to a Brewery with tour, tasting, and pizza!
  • 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
  • Take a boat to a deserted island and enjoy a picnic
  • Catch your own lobster and enjoy it cooked for you in a local pub
  • 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.

"Italy Bucket List"

Dale

Wisconsin

We recently completed our trip to Italy after walking the Camiño de Santiago. The trip included Tuscany, Sicily, and Rome with a cruise to the Holy Land between Sicily and Rome. We worked with Naomi on the original planning and Joleen on the execution. Both were exceptional to work with and both are true professionals. Every facet of the trip, from transportation to billeting to excursions, was flawlessly planned and executed. We worked with Authentic Vacations for three trips this summer, Ireland, Scotland, and Italy we could not be more pleased with the service they provided us. Thank you!

"Girl's Dream Trip Of a Lifetime"

Elizabeth

California

We three Girls wanted a Dream trip of a Lifetime. We stayed for 12 Days and had our own Driver/Tour guide, who will forever be "Family" to us now. We stayed in three Castle Hotels and three other beautiful hotels. All accommodations were so different and unique in their own way. We ate our way through the Beautiful Irish countryside in mostly Pubs, suggested by our driver, Seamus. We were Never disappointed! We had the most wonderful stay we could have imagined, from larger cities to quaint towns we were treated so kindly and had a Blast! We shopped til we dropped, saw more than we could have ever guessed possible, and will have this vacation to remember and Cherish for the rest of our lives.  Thank you, Joleen, Thank you Authentic Vacations!

"Wales Vacation"

Carl

Massachusetts

We couldn’t have asked for a better trip! Our small group had a small luxury coach, and excellent accommodations, and Ian was an outstanding guide in every way! Graham was a wonderful driver who navigated the narrow country roads with great skill! Authentic Vacations gets our 5-star rating! Brian & Esther, MA.  Thank you, Jennifer, my agency will be using Authentic Vacations, again!

"Dream Trip to Emerald Isle"

Judy

CA

Michaela and Authentic Vacations, sharing a very positive review from my clients.   Thanks for always making me look so good. - Judy your travel advisor partner.


Hi Judy,


I think I speak for all of us when I say THANK YOU for the most wonderful Ireland trip we could have ever imagined! Each hotel and activity that Authentic Vacations selected for our stay was perfect and beyond our expectations. Our accommodations were well located, extremely comfortable, and even had great food in their restaurants! The breakfasts included were much larger than we remember typical Continental European breakfasts being. The Hawk Walk was a highlight of ours!  Our only added wish is that we would have had a full 2 weeks to fully enjoy what Ireland had to offer, and we were blown away by how nice and helpful ALL the Irish people we met were. Thank you again!!

"Anniversary Trip in Ireland"

Janet

Illinois

Because of the pandemic, we waited 2 1/2 years to finally begin our dream vacation. During that time Michaela reassured me over and over again and kept me up to date on all the Covid regulations. Our trip turned out to be a once-in-a-lifetime trip thanks to Michaela's attention to detail. I can't compliment her enough. I highly recommend this agency...Thank you so much!

"Renewal of Vows in Scotland"

Monique

Alberta Canada

Our trip was amazing. It was more than I hoped for!!!! We booked our Scotland trip pre-pandemic and were so excited to finally go in September 2022. Lonna made sure everything was perfect! From booking the cutest bed and breakfasts in Stonehaven, Skye, Fort William, and Inverness, to a castle stay in Airth. The experiences included in the trip were amazing.

She answered my numerous questions with patience, suggestions, and guidance. Thank you Lonna!!! I would absolutely book through Authentic Vacations again!

"Scotland Family Vacation"

Jill

California

Wow does not even begin to describe our trip to Scotland! Josi was the best planner and walked us through every little bit. When the queen died and it looks like we might miss one of our tours, she was on top of it and was able to reschedule it. Her extra suggestions were what made our trip over the top! With her expertise, we were able to see everything we asked for and then some. I will certainly use her and Authentic Vacations again. We are already thinking of where our next trip will be!

"Cousins Getaway to Ireland & Scotland"

Toni

Oregon

What a wonderful trip! We started planning our trip in 2019 for June 2020, but something happened to shut down the world!😅. Our original travel planner left the company, but Adina stepped in and took over and did a fantastic job. We experienced everything from quaint B &B’s to 5-star Castle hotels, the country, the city, and everything in between. It was well planned and our 15 days in Ireland and Scotland went without a hitch! Thank you, Adina, and Authentic Vacations. We will definitely use your company again when we go back!

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