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Ireland’s Eco-Adventure is the perfect experience for those passionate about sustainable travel. Create a positive effect on the communities you visit. Immerse yourself in the pleasures of traditional culture and native plants and wildlife. Sink your hands into the rich Irish soil, forage for wild foods, and be amazed by a fresh, organic dinner. 

Cork is a city that was once an island. Take part in a peatland restoration walk, and then a small-batch gin tasting, heady with wild ingredients. Take off for Kenmare Bay for various seaweeds. You’ll discover how to harvest, dry, and store these superfoods. Watch for seals and eagles with a marine biologist. During time on your own, explore the Bronze Age circle of stones.

Lahinch is an exuberant coastal town, and your accommodation is a five-star, working farm. All animals are free to graze the wild Atlantic countryside. Your honest 6-course tasting menu, with local herbs and botanicals, is inspired. A cruise along the Cliffs of Moher reminds you of Nature’s power, and a remote chocolaterie fills your senses. 

Enniskillen sits prettily on the waters of Lough Erne. On your free day, perhaps search for castles. There are more 17th century ruins here than anywhere else in Ireland. Sleep in surreal bubble domes, and witness polytunnel farming at its finest. Your last night is in dazzling Dublin. This time is designed to harmonize with your values. We invite you to experience the transformative power of sustainable travel in Ireland.

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Included Unique Activities

Artisan Organic Winery Tour & Tasting

Artisan Organic Winery Tour & Tasting

Wild Food Pantry & Organic Ethos Tour

Wild Food Pantry & Organic Ethos Tour

Dinner at the Strawberry Tree

Dinner at the Strawberry Tree

Peatland Bog Restoration Walk

Peatland Bog Restoration Walk

Small Batch Gin Tour & Tasting

Small Batch Gin Tour & Tasting

Slow Food Dining at Ballyvolane

Slow Food Dining at Ballyvolane

Kenmare Bay Eco-Nature Cruise

Kenmare Bay Eco-Nature Cruise

Seaweed Foraging Walk

Seaweed Foraging Walk

Accommodation

1 Night

Brooklodge at Maccredin Village

1 Night

Glamping with Ballyvolane House

2 Nights

Parknasilla Resort

2 Nights

Moy House

2 Nights

Finn Lough Bubble Domes

1 Night

Davenport Hotel

Points of Interest

Newtownmountkennedy, County Wicklow

Wicklow, County Wicklow

Abbeyleix, County Laois

Castlelyon, County Cork

Kenmare, County Kerry

Killarney National Park, County Kerry

Derrynane Beach, County Kerry

Waterville, County Kerry

Available Tour Dates

Year-Round

From $4,598 per person

Price is based on a group of 12 people traveling
Customizable to suit travel needs, styles and group size

Your Price Includes

ACCOMMODATION

  • Deluxe Country Houses, Manors & Hotels
  • Luxury Glamping (May - Sept)
  • Unique Bubble Domes
  • Focus on Wild Food & Sustainable Farming
  • Marine Awareness
  • Small Local Suppliers & Experts
  • Adventure & Incredible Scenery
  • Authentic Experiences throughout
  • Luxury Coach and Local Driver

TRANSPORTATION

  • Private Luxury Air-Conditioned Mini-Coach with Local Driver

DINING OPTIONS

  • Breakfast each morning after your stay
  • Dining at Ireland's First Certified Organic Restaurant
  • Locally Sourced Slow Food Dining
  • Gourmet Seafood by the Beach
  • 6 Course Tasting Menu overlooking the Atlantic
  • Comfort Food Dining at Finn Lough
  • Local-Led Dublin Food Tour

INCLUDED UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • Experience a Small Batch Artisan Organic Winery
  • Wild Food Pantry & Organic Ethos Tour
  • Learn about Bog Conservation with a local Ecologist
  • Visit a Farmyard Gin Distillery for Tour & Tasting
  • Enjoy an Eco Nature Boat Tour around Kenmare Bay
  • Take a Seaweed Foraging Walk along the Shore
  • Gain insights into Marine Awareness with a local Marine Biologist
  • Take to the water on a Stand Up Paddle Board or Kayak
  • Tour a Local Award Winning Goat Cheese Farm
  • Join a Local Farmer on a Walk of the Farmland and Iconic Cliffs of Moher
  • Visit a remote Chocolate Factory hidden within the Burren Landscape
  • Tour onsite Polytunnels with the Chef before you Dine
  • Enjoy a Lakeside Sundowner with Fire Pits & Drinks & Snacks
  • Relax by Lake with access to Kayaks, Bikes and Trails
  • Visit the Guinness Storehouse for a 'Pint' and Great Views of Dublin
  • Explore Dublin's Food Scene with a Local

POINTS OF INTEREST

  • Wicklow, the Garden of Ireland
  • Kenmare Bay
  • Ring of Kerry
  • Wild Atlantic Way
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Burren Landscape
  • Enniskillen
  • Ireland's Lake District
  • Dublin
Prices Based On
  • All Taxes & Fees Included
  • Prices are Per Person based on 12 people traveling together and sharing a room.
  • This tour is customizable to suit a group of any size.

"Ireland Vacation"

Nicole A

What an amazing trip! Michelle was amazing at assisting in the planning. Our hotels were amazing. The recommended itinerary suited exactly what my family and I wanted to experience on our trip to Ireland. I would definitely utilize Authentic Vacations again!

"Driving through history"

Ed

Edmonton

We had an excellent trip. Absolutely no problems with bookings that Donna arranged. Driving Ireland and seeing it at your own pace lets you stop to admire ruins not normally on a tour. Only thing we would do differently is upgrade the car. As someone who enjoys driving I regret not having something a little more sporty!

"Christmas in Ireland"

William

We talked to Lainie about what we were looking for. She listened to our wishes offering suggestion and developed our plan. We got exactly what we were looking for. Made sure we were happy and answering a million questions. We couldn’t be happier. Thank you Lainie !

"An epic solo road trip!"

Anthea Ong

Singapore

Just want to say a big thank you to Anna Wilgenbursch for all her help and patience in supporting my free and easy solo road trip across Ireland, chasing writers poets and thin places. The bed and breakfast choices were fantastic. I don't usually go through an agent to help with booking accommodation etc. but I had little to do so myself so am glad that I had Anna to take that load off me. I appreciate too that Anna was on WhatsApp with me and very responsive. I felt very supported. Thank you.

"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.

"Destination Vacation"

Peter L Pavlina

Boston

Great trip thanks to Michelle's great work!

"Ireland Vacation"

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! :)

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