Authentic Vacations Celebrates UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Northern Ireland, home of the ancient Irish chieftains, is a golfer’s dream. The wild coast and countryside hold some of the best courses in the world.  You’ll have Tee Times at Portstewart Golf Club, the Strand Course; Royal Portrush Golf Club, the Dunluce Course; Royal County Down Golf Club; and Portmarnock Golf Club. Imagine endless sea views as you tee off, followed by an evening spent in front of a cozy fire with local cuisine. Ideal.

This tour offers a world of activities and beauty for non-golfers. Experience the wonders of the Giant’s Causeway, 40, 000 basalt columns that descend gently into the ocean. You’ll also have entrance to the mystic Dunluce Castle, perched on the edge of a cliff, keeping watch. Consider stopping at Old Bushmill’s, the oldest distillery in Ireland. You’ll wind up your golf tour in Dublin, going on a pub crawl led by two musicians! This is joyous Ireland, with exquisite golf, at its best.

*Please note that due to the exclusivity and high demand for some of these golf courses, tee times are subject to availability.


Included Unique Activities

  • Amazing Golf - Tee Times at Ireland's Best Courses:
    • Portstewart Golf Club - Strand Course
    • Royal Portrush Golf Club - Dunluce Course*
    • Royal County Down Golf Club*
    • Portmarnock Golf Club
  • *Please note that due to the exclusivity and high demand for these courses, tee times are subject to availability.
  • Visit Dunluce Castle
  • Step back in time at the Titanic Experience Belfast
  • Enjoy an Exclusive Guinness Connoisseur Tasting
  • Join two Professional Musicians on a Musical Pub Crawl through Dublin's Lively Pubs
  • Superior Accommodations that consistently get Great Reviews from our Customers.
  • Automatic Rental Car Included 
Visit Derry - 2 Day Pass

Visit Derry - 2 Day Pass

Meet & Greet Private Airport Transfer - Dublin

Meet & Greet Private Airport Transfer - Dublin

Portstewart Golf Club (Strand Course)

Portstewart Golf Club (Strand Course)

Royal Portrush Golf Club (Dunluce Course)

Royal Portrush Golf Club (Dunluce Course)

Royal County Down Golf Club

Royal County Down Golf Club

Portmarnock Golf Club

Portmarnock Golf Club

Dunluce Castle Admission

Dunluce Castle Admission

Titanic Experience Belfast

Titanic Experience Belfast


1 Night

4-Star Central Boutique Hotel

3 Nights

Luxury Historic Hotel

2 Nights

4-Star Landmark Hotel

2 Nights

Elegant & Stylish 4-Star Hotel

Transportation and Guides

  • Automatic Rental Car
  • Meet & Greet Private Transfer upon Arrival

Points of Interest

Boyne Valley, County Meath

Ulster American Folk Park, County Tyrone

Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, County Antrim

Belfast, County Antrim

Glens of Antrim, County Antrim

Downpatrick, County Down

Tollymore Forest Park, County Down

Portmarnock, County Dublin

UNESCO World Heritage sites

Giant's Causeway

Giant's Causeway


Available Dates

Oct, Nov, Dec

From $4,046 per person


Available Dates

Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

From $5,128 per person


Available Dates

Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec

From $4,248 per person


Available Dates

Apr, May, Oct

From $5,172 per person


Available Dates

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

From $5,741 per person

Your Price Includes


  • 8 Nights Authentic Accommodation 
  • 4 Rounds of Golf - Tee Time Reservations
  • Rental Car Included 
  • 8 Breakfasts - Sumptuous Full Irish Breakfasts each morning
  • Your Vacation Online - 24/7 Access to Your Tour Details & Travel Documents
  • 5-Star Customer Service - Expert Advice, VIP Service & 7-Day Travel Helpline


  • Amazing Golf - Guaranteed Tee-Times at Ireland's Best Courses:
    • Portstewart Golf Club - Strand Course
    • Royal Portrush Golf Club - Dunluce Course*
    • Royal County Down Golf Club*
    • Portmarnock Golf Club
  • Visit Dunluce Castle
  • Step back in time at the Titanic Experience Belfast
  • Enjoy an Exclusive Guinness Connoisseur Tasting
  • Join two Professional Musicians on a Musical Pub Crawl through Dublin's Lively Pubs
  • Superior Accommodations that consistently get Great Reviews from our Customers.
  • Automatic Rental Car Included 

*Please note that due to the exclusivity and high demand for these courses, tee times are subject to availability.

Prices Based On

  • All Taxes & Fees Included
  • Custom Priced Quote (Want to Add/Subtract Days? Let Us Know!)
  • Self-guided vacation package. Choose any date to begin your travels.
  • 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.

"Annual Vacation - Self Drive of Ireland and Scotland"


Henderson NV

Best two weeks ever! Jennifer at Authentic Vacations planned the most spectacular itinerary for my clients and did it with just a three-week notice. The itinerary, accommodations, and experiences were truly spectacular.

Very much look forward to working with Authentic Vacations and Jennifer again on another Ireland/UK/Iceland Trip.

"Family vacation and the ND/Navy Game in Dublin"


Deer Park, IL

We worked with Authentic Vacations as we planned a trip in Ireland around the Notre Dame/Navy game in Dublin. Specifically, we worked with Joleen and her team for planning and during our trip. I cannot express enough positive comments about how great this organization is to work with, and I have referred them to many friends that are planning trips to Ireland! The hotels were just amazing and in perfect locations for our travels, can’t say enough good things about the tours booked and choices and recommendations you provided. But what I was most impressed with was the ability to reach out to Joleen during our trip to make last minute changes to our itinerary! It was like I had a full-time person on staff that I could reach out to any time! All of my guest were so impressed and appreciative that we selected Authentic Vacations! Thank you very much!

"Iceland & Ireland - Mother & Son Adventure"



Amber, we just returned from our trip to Iceland & Ireland, and we had a wonderful time. I really want to thank you for putting our trip together. Everything went like clockwork! We will definitely be back in touch with you when we plan our next trip. Thank you again!!

"UK Ladies Adventure"



Ellie, I wanted to share the below with you!  I appreciate all you do to make it possible!!! This feedback is from my clients you helped me with.

Hey Megan- before I get too immersed in catching up at work, I wanted to take a minute and thank you. You knocked it out of the park! The hotels were so amazing and well placed for convenience, can’t say enough good things about the tours you booked and choices and recommendations you provided. It’s hard to imagine how it could have been any better with you in the background thinking everything through from airport transfers to day excursions. You’re my/our travel agent for life and we’re going to keep you really really busy. Thanks for everything- you created an amazing, fun, memorable, once in a lifetime intro to Europe that I’ll never forget.

"Scotland Chauffered"



Ellie, Thank you for the best, most beautiful and easiest vacation we have ever been on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Jerry, our driver, was so knowledgeable and kind-hearted that I think it wouldn't have been so exciting to be there without him. HE'S THE BEST!!!! And you Ellie, what a God send that you were to our beautiful vacation. The Gordon Castle at the end was something we will never forget. THANK YOU FOR EXPERT KNOWLEDGE AND ALLOWING FOR US TO HAVE AN AMAZING TIME. (Oh, except our luggage got lost and we didn't get it until we got home. Jerry was nice enough to take us places to buy some new clothes !!!!! )

"Small Guided - Devon & Cornwall"



Hi Joleen, thank you! We had a wonderful time - really enjoyed exploring the small coastal villages in Cornwall and the moors in Devon. Fascinating history and folklore - our guide Chris was very knowledgeable and made it very interesting. Some of the highlights for us was a visit to the Tea plantation Tregothnan as well as visiting Doc Martin’s house in Port Isaac! The Wells Cathedral was fascinating with its history and architecture, featuring a novel scissor-arches to sustain the weight of stone.  We enjoyed the small group (17 in total) and mantra - off the main roads and willing to take suggestions from the group - even to visit a small village for an Australian lady with family roots in Cornwall. The itinerary was well planned, without hurrying from point A to B - more like meandering through the countryside and catching some lesser-known sites, like an abandoned tin mine site near the sea, or stopping to mingle with Dartmoor ponies on a hillside in the moors. Having a free day to explore on our own was also great - we walked to a nearby village called Charlestown, which had an interesting museum on shipwrecks and Shackleton’s expedition to Antarctica. The harbour is also featured in filming Poldark with a two masted tall ship alongside. All in all, I felt that this was a fantastic vacation for us and I’m very happy that we signed up for it. Thanks for your support in getting us prepared for this adventure- I hope there’ll be more!

"Ireland & Scotland Combo"



We had such a wonderful, beautiful vacation! Everyone thought the spacing of activities and traveling every few days fit us all perfectly. I loved that we started in the beautiful countryside and then had the city life keep building as we changed locations. Scott’s favorite activity was St. Andrews golf. They loved their car service driver as well! The guys had a rainy day of golf in Dublin, but still enjoyed the course. I think the guys were both sad they couldn't play Lacinth (spelling?), however, they did have lunch there and enjoyed. My favorite activity was the Guinness Connoisseur Experience. Loved the private bar, tasting, and pouring my own draft! Also, I loved the Military Tattoo. Perfect ending to the trip. All activities were spot on and enjoyable! My favorite hotel was Fiddle and Bow, so unique and cute in the country. Excellent breakfast! A nice add on that we didn’t expect was the Fringe Street shows in Scotland. We also visited the Queens Royal yacht. Traveling was easy. The Irish and Scottish people were very friendly and welcoming. We can’t say enough good things about the trip. Thank you for organizing such a wonderful, memorable trip for us Joleen! I love that you are always reachable and go above and beyond to help us when needed. You are truly amazing! Hopefully we can get something on the calendar for next year! Thanks a million! 

"Italian Honeymoon"



We worked with Mandie at Authentic Vacations to plan our Honeymoon. We picked the "Opulent Italian Lakes and Cities" trip and then worked with Mandie to customize a few pieces that made more sense for our trip. Let me tell you that this was the best trip of our lives! The hotels that we stayed at were beyond incredible, and there were the perfect number of activities planned. Everything went extremely smoothly, and we didn't have to worry about a thing while we were on our trip! We can't wait to book another vacation through Authentic Vacations!

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