Experience Ireland's rich history

Authentic Vacations offers an array of Ireland Castle itineraries, that range from luxury castle tours with a romantic feel, to more historic explorations of Irish castles. There are a number of options from which to choose so it all comes down to what you’re looking for in your Ireland Vacation. You haven’t truly experienced Ireland without witnessing the magnificent architecture of an Irish castle. We provide a plethora of Ireland castle vacation packages to choose from, each one customizable to suit your individual needs.

Find luxurious comfort in medieval surroundings

Castles are mysterious and often romantic structures, steeped in history. The first Irish castles originated in the 12th century as mighty fortresses built by the Normans. After the Norman decline, Gaelic Chieftains began building castles all over Ireland and many of these castles are still standing today, some of which have become hotels or tourist attractions.

Blarney Castle is one of the most well-known castles in Ireland. Millions of people from all over the world have visited this destination to kiss the Blarney stone and be forever blessed with the gift of eloquence and persuasiveness (or so it is said, at least!). Authentic Vacations’ Grand Castles & Manors tour includes a Blarney Castle stop as well as other celebrated Irish destinations, such as Bunratty Castle, Ashford Castle and the majestic Cliffs of Moher.