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Imagine spending the holidays in an Irish castle on the edge of Dublin. After you’ve settled in, you will embark on a sensory experience that is sure to revive your joy and wonder. While watching an immersive film, you’ll journey through the Night Sky, the lush Irish countryside, plus virtually experience the Northern Lights and cross into the Arctic Forest. Surrender to this amazing art form!

Your festive Christmas meals will be straight out of a dream… You’ll have plenty of time to explore your 800-year-old castle lodging, shops, pubs, marina, and cozy village. And it’s an easy drive into central Dublin and Grafton Street shopping and music. Discover cobbled lanes and the city’s legendary charm.

Now you venture west to Central Ireland and the Celtic beauty of Counties Mayo and Kildare. Dine at an award-winning restaurant with exceptional views and fresh, local cuisine. Heaven. Waterside Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Gardens, on the Wild Atlantic Way, is a haven of serenity. Feel the peace. Finish your travels in a Manor House and enjoy a sublime afternoon tea. This vacation is the ultimate in holiday magic.

*Disclaimer: This holiday experience must begin on December 23rd. If these dates don’t work for you, your Authentic Destination Expert can design a custom winter holiday for you with other dates.


Included Unique Activities

  • Wonderlights at Malahide Castle & Gardens
  • Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden Admission
  • Westport House & Gardens Guided Tour
Wonderlights at Malahide Castle

Wonderlights at Malahide Castle

Dinner at La Fougère Restaurant

Dinner at La Fougère Restaurant

Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden

Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden

Westport House Admission & Guided Tour

Westport House Admission & Guided Tour

Afternoon Tea at Carton House

Afternoon Tea at Carton House


4 Nights

Elegant Castle Hotel

2 Nights

Picturesque Spa Hotel

1 Night

Scenic Luxury Hotel

Transportation and Guides

  • Automatic Rental Car 

Meals Included

  • 7 Full Breakfasts
  • Afternoon Tea at a 5-Star Resort
  • Delectable Dinner at La Fougère Restaurant 
  • Christmas Day Lunch
  • Christmas Eve Dinner 

Points of Interest

  • Indulge in Award-Winning Hot Chocolate at Butler's Cafe in Dublin
  • Explore a Sprawling Georgian-era Estate with Period Rooms, Lake, and Mini-Railway
  • Walk through Illuminated Gardens at a Medieval Castle
  • Behold Amazing Views of Connemara National Park
  • Discover Idyllic walking & cycling trails and the wild Atlantic coast on the Great Western Greenway

Malahide, County Dublin

Butlers Chocolate Cafe's, County Dublin

National Botanic Gardens, County Dublin

Grafton Street, County Dublin

Dublin, County Dublin

Howth Head Walk, County Dublin

Temple Bar, County Dublin

Athlone, County Westmeath

Your Price Includes


  • 7-nights Authentic Irish Accommodations


  • Automatic Rental Car


  • 7 Full Irish Breakfasts
  • Afternoon Tea at a 5-Star Resort
  • Delectable Dinner at La Fougère Restaurant
  • Christmas Day Lunch 
  • Christmas Eve Dinner


  • Wonderlights at Malahide Castle & Gardens
  • Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden Admission
  • Westport House Guided Tour

Prices Based On

  • All Taxes & Fees Included
  • Prices are Per Person based on 2 people traveling together and sharing a room.
  • Traveling Alone? No Problem. Just Ask Us for a Single Supplement Price.

*Disclaimer: This holiday experience must begin on December 23rd. If these dates don’t work for you, your Authentic Destination Expert can design a custom winter holiday for you with other dates.

"Wonderful Paris & London Trip"

Betsy W.

Modern Travel Pros

I wanted to pass along some feedback from my clients who just came back from their Paris and London trip. I do think they had a wonderful time!

"I wanted to say thank you for all of your hard work and help in making this trip amazing for us. It was truly incredible and exceeded our expectations. Gary was spectacular and I’d recommend him a thousand times over. We were very happy with all of your hotel selections. Locations were great for everything. Let your Disney lover clients know they truly don’t need more than a day at Disneyland Paris. I can’t stress enough how perfect the location was for our hotel in London. Public transportation is soooooo easy to navigate from there and you are truly in the center of everything. Our hotel in Paris was great too. The entire city is just absolutely stunning. Paris is a bit more spread out than London so it’s tougher to be in the middle of everything, but that location was great. Super close to the subway and great food options within walking distance. I wouldn’t have changed anything about any of our hotels."

"Great trip to Paris, Italy and Switzerland"

Betsy W.

Modern Travel Pros

My clients had a great trip! Here is their feedback: "Paris was Hannah’s favorite and I thought Switzerland would be mine, but it ended up being Venice. Switzerland was a close second! Overall, it was an amazing trip with wonderful memories to share. Thank you for all your help!"

"We got to see all of Ireland!"

Craig & Mary


It was a great Small Guided Vacation and we got to see all of Ireland. North to South and all the little points and villages. The Wild Atlantic, West coast, Cliffs of Moher, Giants causeway....Galway and Dingle Peninsula were my favorite and the Blarney castle. I never knew all that stuff was still going on in Belfast with the walls and the separation. The black cab tour was excellent. Cork, and Kilkenny were all great. I bought the Aran sweater and the wife got hers plus a Claddagh ring with earrings and a necklace. Don't worry for all 14 days I had my fill of Guinness. Lots of pictures too. Thanks for everything!

"I just LOVE LOVE LOVE working with Authentic!"

Izhar N.


My clients returned from their whirlwind Scottish adventure...loved it !!!...they were able to do everything Bob wanted, and, even Shelly enjoyed the distilleries. Her favourite, actually, was hiking on the Isle of, guess it was all worth it!! I, personally, want to say that your ground staff were FABULOUS!!!! Things happen...but, it was all sorted, and both I and my clients were extremely appreciative!! Again, I just LOVE LOVE LOVE working with you and Authentic !!!!

"Our Scotland trip was fantastic"

Steve & Jeanine G.


Hi Katie, we wanted to let you know that the trip was fantastic. The accommodations were awesome--particularly Witchery and The Old Manse. All excursions and car rental went smoothly. Thanks for all your help.

"We had an AMAZING time in Italy!"

Tamara L.


Hi Katie, here is a great feedback from my clients who just came back from Italy:

This was an amazing experience and the trip of a lifetime. We will absolutely return to Italy, and look forward to working with you to help us plan another great itinerary! Even though we are still shaking off some serious jet lag from the trip home, we are still basking in the glow of a wonderful trip and enjoying reflecting on the memories. Thank you so much for your help and making this trip a reality for us!

"Perfect Wales Anniversary Trip"

Jodi J.


Jennifer helped book the perfect trip to Wales for my clients. The guide, Terry, was amazing: knowledgeable, funny and local. He had great insight for my clients that added extra details to everything they saw and did. The hotels were great, the food was amazing with lots of choices. They celebrated their Anniversary on the trip and their small group of 9 got them a card they all signed and made their trip more memorable.

"Wonderful Family Vacation"

Shaia B.

Murfreesboro, TN

My clients had a wonderful time and enjoyed their private drivers, especially in Scotland. They loved all of their hotels.

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