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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

Low Season 

Available Tour Dates

Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec

From $4,438 per person

Mid Season 

Available Tour Dates

Apr, May, Oct

From $4,558 per person

High Season 

Available Tour Dates

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

From $5,158 per person

Your 2022 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.

"Wonderful Ireland, Golf, Site Seeing, Relaxation"

Debbie

Texas

We had a wonderful experience visiting Ireland for the first time. All of the scheduled accommodations, sites and activities, golf courses and suggested restaurant were excellent. The people we met were very helpful and welcoming.

"Ireland Business/Vacation"

Harold

Cape Cod

Our agent, Jennifer, did an outstanding job organizing our trip. We had originally planned for 4 days, but hiring a driver was too expensive, and there were no rental cars available. She planned a train trip from Dublin to Kilkenny (absolutely great town- highly recommend a visit there) and then back to Dublin to stay in the Clontarf Castle. Everything went very smoothly and her recommendations were perfect. The Irish were/are the friendliest people we've ever met, and we can't wait to return. When we do, we will use Authentic Vacations again!

"Ireland Birthday Celebration"

Candace

MN

I cannot say enough great things about Authentic Vacations! My husband and I had an amazing time in Ireland. They set up everything for us, from staying in 4-star hotels to amazing castles. They had sites to see included in our package and suggestions for other places to go. From the day we landed in Dublin, to getting our rental car and navigating the southern coast of Ireland, it went smoothly. It was a trip of a lifetime! We are already talking about our next adventure and we will definitely go through Authentic Vacations!

"Scotland our New Second Home"

JoAnne

Texas

What began four years ago, this trip had several stops and starts. But when we finally boarded the plane it was a perfect vacation.

Rosslyn Chapel, Glamis Games, Cauloudian and the Amazing William Wallace Monument, Loch Ness, and the Jacobite Train did not disappoint. Finding more information about my family topped the list.

We had a couple of issues with lodging but was worked out. We are already looking forward to going back.

Liz, at Atholl House, in Inverness. is my new best friend

Scotland is my new second home!

Thank you, Lonna, and the whole team at Authentic Vacations for taking this journey with us.

"Game of Thrones Family Vacation"

Laura R.

Ireland

We had a great time on our 6-day Game of Thrones sightseeing tour. We appreciated that they took care of setting us up with 4 different hotels and a rental car, plus a couple of site-seeing reservations and suggestions on other things to do. 

"Wonderful Ireland Vacation"

Rowanne

Ohio

Authentic Vacations gave my agency and me exceptional service, support, and knowledge base from all team members!  

"Brothers trip to Ireland for ancestry search and golf"

Sharon L.

NV

Adina did an excellent job of making our dream trip come true after 2 years of rescheduling. All of the accommodations, especially Harvey's Point, the most beautiful, were convenient and offered wonderful breakfasts. We were greeted at the airport in Dublin by a driver even though our flight was very late getting in. Our 11-day tour had very professional drivers, especially Patsy who was with us for 8 days. 3 days of golf were booked for us, afternoon tea at Ashford castle, and entrance to Kylemore abbey. We loved Bushmills Inn in Northern Ireland and the Giant's Causeway. There were little hiccups along the way but Authentic always came through. This is the 2nd trip I have booked with Authentic Vacations and I am getting ready to plan a 3rd! I would definitely recommend this company!

"Long delayed Ireland Anniversary (thanks covid)"

Owen W.

Virgina

Absolutely wonderful anniversary vacation. We didn't really look at packages, we just gave Authentic Vacations some general desires and they delivered!

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