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.

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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

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

The Westbury Hotel

1 Night

Longueville House

3 Nights

The Lake Hotel

3 Nights

Lough Inagh Lodge

1 Night

Dromoland Castle

Transportation

  • Chauffeur Transportation with Professional Driver/Guide

Dining Options

  • 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

LOW SEASON
Nov - Dec 
From $3,698 per person
MID SEASON
Apr - May | Sep - Oct
From $3,798 per person
HIGH SEASON
June,-August
From $4,298 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 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.

"Ireland birthday trip"

Stephanie Stutz

Minnesota

Josi was an immense help. From the beginning with her planning based on our wishes and prompt replies we felt very confident everything was covered. And it was! beautiful locations great suggestions for sites to see we could not have been more pleased with the whole Adventure. It was so nice to have all the reservations set and the car rental covered it made the whole experience stress free. I will definitely reach out to Josie for my next vacation.

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Peter L Pavlina

Boston

Great trip thanks to Michelle's great work!

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Jessica Brewer

St. Cloud

We had a FABULOUS vacation! Jacoya was great to work with. Highly recommend!

"Dream Vacation!"

Emma

Coronado

Our trip to Ireland was an absolute dream! Thank you, Tam, for taking the time to create a personalized, affordable trip for us. I highly suggest using Tam at Authentic Vacations to plan your trip to Ireland! You will have the time of your life! :)

"Great Vacation. Fabulous Vacation Planner"

Donna

Palo Alto, CA

I cannot speak highly enough about the vacation planning services we received from Amanda. With only 8 days lead time before we were to get on a plane, Amanda arranged a 9 day vacation that will long be remembered. She was patient, kind and had a wonderful sense of humor that remained in place even as I constantly changed parameters on her. I would not hesitate to use Amanda or Authentic Ireland Vacations. I will certainly do so in the future.

"Beautiful Ireland"

Gwendolyn A Godfrey

Zephyrhills

We worked with Lauren who arranged a fabulous Ireland trip for us and every detail was taken care of from start to finish. The hotels were wonderful and the Irish people are the very best. Don't hesitate to contact Lauren to plan your Irish vacation, you'll more more than satisfied.

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John Magill

Mississauga, Ontario

Thanks to the expert advice and experience of Con, our bespoke private family tour of Ireland, North and South, in September was a huge success. Our private guide and driver, Robert, from ProCar was very knowledgeable and helped us better understand and appreciate the sights, history and culture. Thank you all at Ultimate Ireland Vacations!

"25th Anniversary Trip!"

Rory Ferrell

Chelsea, Alabama

We just returned from our 25th Anniversary Trip to Ireland. I had never been out of the country before and Jocoya made it so easy. Perfectly balanced itinerary allowing us to explore on our own and had plenty of pre-booked things to do. It took all of the pressure off of us to plan. The pre-travel info was perfect and didn't have a single issue at any of the attractions or hotels. Jocoya also listened to what we wanted to experience and truly made it authentic for us! THANK YOU!!! Best trip ever!!

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