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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 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

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 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.

"Christmas in Ireland"

Julia H.

Shreveport, LA

This Ireland trip was amazing, and Jennifer did a wonderful job planning it! We booked it fairly last minute (booked the experience Nov 1st for a departure date of Dec 20th), but despite that, Jennifer was able to create an itinerary that covered everything we wanted to do and stay in amazing locations. All of the pre-booked events worked out flawlessly, never ran into any issues! Jennifer was super helpful and answered all my questions; she made traveling during these Covid times way less stressful. Thank you, Jennifer and Authentic Vacations for an amazing Christmas in Ireland!

"Ireland Anniversary"

Paige C.

Milwaukee, WI

This trip exceeded our expectations on every single level. Adina planned the absolute PERFECT Irish experience that enabled us to celebrate our third wedding anniversary better than we ever could have imagined. Every single step of the planning and booking experience was straight-forward, and we were always able to contact her if we had a question or concern. Michaela was also another agent we worked very closely with and her kindness is something I will always remember. I have already recommended AV to everyone I know, and we will absolutely be taking more trips through this agency in the future. This was the trip of our lives!!

"Experience family roots in Scotland"

Sue O.

Muskegon, MI

It took a while to get there after dealing with multiple delays because of Covid, but we finally made it to Scotland. Authentic Vacations worked with us so well for the initial plan and with all the necessary revisions. Our hearts were happy to see where my husband's grandmother was born. The accommodations were just right for us, and the experiences that they arranged were great and helped us to enjoy the beautiful country. Thank you!

"Beautiful Florida Vacation"

Marti L.

Florida

I had never used Authentic Vacation before. They were great my trip was exceptionally well planned.  Lonna was excellent to work with, she had all my answers and put us in beautiful hotels, she had also arranged all of our outings. Things went extremely smoothly. They are an exception to the rule.

"California Getaway/Wedding"

HOWARD N.

NY

After the cancelation of our Ireland trip, we were supposed to do just as everything closed down, I thought we would never get away. It took a while to get things figured out with this company but in the end, they came through and help me plan a trip to California. The hotels were perfect and everything else went as planned. Thanks, Lauren for helping us figure this all out.

"Worth The Wait - Birthday In Ireland"

Jennifer S.

IN

After two reschedules due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, we were thrilled to finally be able to make it to Ireland. It exceeded our wildest expectations. From quaint seaside B&Bs to a night in a castle to lovely boutique hotel, we had a varied and beautiful experience. We loved the ability to modify our itinerary as we went so that we could discover things on our own time. But, the planned pre-booked events all worked out flawlessly. Couldn’t Recommend Michele more. She helped us select a location for a return Covid PCR test and was available for any questions.

"Fantastic 46th Anniversary In Ireland"

Ed & Marie C.

Florida

Finally, after postponing our trip twice due to COVID-19 we were finally on our way! Michelle, our Authentic Expert, was fantastic & everything was perfect! Our hotels were magnificent & everything was in order. We had absolutely no issues.


After our 3 nights stay at the luxurious Shelbourne, we set out for the following for a magnificent, unforgettable 12 days with Jimmy. We traveled 2058km through Galway, Connemara, Derry, Bushmills, Belfast, Trim & back to Dublin.


The highlights of the trip, besides the grand Jimmy, were the Wild Atlantic Coast, Connemara area, and the coast of Antrim which was absolutely incredible, some of the most beautiful scenery we have ever seen. The bonus was Jimmy’s audible historic narrations throughout our trip. We consider Jimmy a friend & will keep in touch.


Succinctly stated the only way to see Ireland is bypass. Having a personal driver was the only way to travel Ireland.


Ashford Castle was beyond our expeditions! So elegant and absolutely beautiful! The spa is a must. Walking the ground was stunning! I did the Hawk walk! I had my own Hawk, walked through the woods & let him go, a few minutes the Hawk flew back & landed on my arm. I cannot say enough about this experience. Afternoon Tea was certainly a must!


All the hotels recommended by Authentic Vacations were a very high standard.

"Hawaii Honeymoon & Birthday"

Kristy S.

7

Considering All, and COVID messing up a Scottish trip. Hawaii was lovely. Although the Hotel had troubles with their book keeping and no meals (continental breakfasts) were served due to Covid mandates. We did enjoy the place and getting a room on the water side with a lanai was key. Otherwise you would have a view of a parking lot or local road. Lots of wild roosters crowing around 3am. Very rustic and local.

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