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National treasures and hidden wonders are the order of the day with this unmissable tour of Iconic and Unexpected Ireland.

This most exclusive of Ireland vacations begins in Ireland’s capital, Dublin, where your personal driver will introduce you to the highlights of Dublin’s fair city, before whisking you to the sumptuous surrounds of your overnight accommodation at the five-star Westbury Hotel. Taking time to relax after your flight, you will enjoy a National College of Art and Design-inspired Afternoon Tea, where each exquisite pastry is a true work of art. Your Dublin journey continues with a unique Dublin Tenement Tour and a trip to the iconic Guinness Storehouse, before concluding with a slap-up pub meal in Dublin’s Cultural Quarter, Temple Bar.

From Dublin to the ‘Rebel County’ of Cork, where you will overnight in the stately surrounds of three-hundred-year-old Longueville House, taking in en route sightseeing at the Rock of Cashel and Blarney Castle. While at Longueville, you will enjoy a celebrated field-to-fork dining experience, while also sampling Longueville’s artisanal cider via an Orchard Walk and Distillery Tour.

The ‘Kingdom’ of Kerry awaits, where you will enjoy a wealth of truly unique experiences in beautiful Killarney, while staying in the lush green surrounds of the four-star Lake Hotel. Discover the spectacular Ring of Kerry, indulge in a Seaweed Tasting Tour, and travel to Dingle to partake in a traditional Irish cooking course at the Dingle Cookery School.

The final leg of your journey takes you to the ruggedly charming part of the Wild Atlantic Way. With Connemara as your base, you will explore the area’s many attractions, including the truly special Great Irish Famine memorial that is The Lost Valley.

Your vacation concludes in County Clare, with a fine-dining feast and overnight stay at the five-star Dromoland Castle.

Included Unique Activities

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

Blarney Castle and Park

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

Longueville House

3 Nights

The Lake Hotel

3 Nights

Lakeside Country Retreat

1 Night

World-renowned Castle Hotel

Transportation

  • Chauffeur Transportation with Professional Driver/Guide

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

Low Season

Available Tour Dates

Jan - March &  Nov - Dec

From $3,698 per person

Mid Season

Available Tour Dates

April, May & Oct 

From $3,798 per person

High Season

Available Tour Dates

June - September

From $4,298 per person

Your 2021 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 INCLUSIONS

  • 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.

"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.

Alabama

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.

Il

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

Texas

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.

Colorado

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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