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The west of Ireland is secluded and wild. It’s ideal for a romantic escape, and you’ll be pampered in boutique lodgings. Explore legendary County Clare, and you’ll come upon ancient castle ruins. Stand in wonder at the Cliffs of Moher, or board a ferry to the Aran Islands, steeped in culture. Spontaneity fuels romance, and you have a rental car. Pull over and experience beauty.

Spend your first two nights in Lisdoonvarna, a traditional village. Dip into a pub with locals for fresh food, songs, and a joyous atmosphere. Let yourself go! Stay by a lake in Killarney and take a horse and carriage ride through the park. Discover the Ring of Kerry and the Dingle Peninsula. (Both are wonders.) On your final night, enjoy a medieval banquet.  Make a toast to each other and to romance renewed in Ireland.

PLAN AND BOOK

Included Unique Activities

  • Cliffs of Moher Cruise (seasonal)
  • Horse & Carriage Roundtrip to Ross Castle
  • Falconry in Killarney
  • Medieval Banquet Dinner
Horse & Carriage Roundtrip Ride to Ross Castle

Horse & Carriage Roundtrip Ride to Ross Castle

Cliffs of Moher Cruise

Cliffs of Moher Cruise

Killarney Falconry - Hawk Walk

Killarney Falconry - Hawk Walk

Medieval Banquet Dinner at Bunratty Castle

Medieval Banquet Dinner at Bunratty Castle

Accommodations

2 Nights

18th Century Country House in the Burren

3 Nights

Preferred Luxury Hotel

1 Night

Sumptuous Country Inn

Transportation and Guides

  • Automatic Rental Car

Meals Included

  • 6 Full Irish Breakfasts - One each day to get you going!

Points of Interest

  • The Cliffs of Moher & The Wonders of County Clare
  • Stunning Connemara & Kylemore Abbey
  • Spectacular Scenery in County Kerry - Ireland's 'Kingdom'
  • Visit Killarney National Park & The Dingle Peninsula
  • Marvel at The Rock of Cashel & Ross Castle and more!

Poulnabrone Dolmen and Stone Fort, County Clare

The Burren, County Clare

Cliffs of Moher, County Clare

Doolin, County Clare

Galway, County Galway

Sky Road, Clifden, County Galway

Kylemore Abbey, County Galway

Ross Castle, County Kerry

2024 MID SEASON

Available Dates

Nov, Dec

ON SALE! From $2,208 $2,008 per person

2024 HIGH SEASON

Available Dates

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

ON SALE! From $2,528 $2,328 per person

2025 LOW SEASON

Available Dates

Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec

ON SALE! From $2,318 $2,118 per person

2025 MID SEASON

Available Dates

Apr, May

ON SALE! From $2,486 $2,286 per person

2025 HIGH SEASON

Available Dates

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

ON SALE! From $2,654 $2,454 per person

Your Price Includes

ACCOMMODATION

  • 6 Nights Authentic Irish Accommodations

TRANSPORTATION

  • Automatic Rental Car

DINING OPTIONS INCLUDED

  • 6 Full Irish Breakfasts - One each day to get you going!

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • Cliffs of Moher Cruise (seasonal)
  • Horse and Carriage Roundtrip to Ross Castle
  • Falconry in Killarney
  • Medieval Banquet dinner

POINTS OF INTEREST

  • The Cliffs of Moher & The Wonders of County Clare
  • Stunning Connemara & Kylemore Abbey
  • Spectacular Scenery in County Kerry - Ireland's 'Kingdom'
  • Visit Killarney National Park & The Dingle Peninsula
  • Marvel at The Rock of Cashel & Ross Castle and more!

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.

"The whole experience exceeded my expectations"

Jan Crawford

Colorado Springs

This was our first trip to Ireland as well as our first Authentic Vacations trip. We recently completed the "12 night Soul of Ireland" trip as a you-drive. I have to say that the whole experience exceeded my expectations!! The entire experience from the initial booking to the completion of the trip was outstanding! The stress-free aspect of letting someone else plan and make reservations and deal with details (that we used to do ourselves) made the entire trip so much more enjoyable. Each hotel we were booked into was an exceptional experience (including comfort, service and quality). The additional excursions that were included were wonderful as well. I'm now looking at a trip to Scotland in the future. I'll look forward to working with our awesome agent, Amber, again. She was fabulous! Thank you!!

"Amazing Ireland Guided Vacation"

Lindsay S.

topardisewithlove.com

Jorie, I can't thank you enough for all your help, answering all my 50 million questions and also reassuring me that Ireland would be amazing. When switching my group from Egypt to a different destination, I was so flustered and not confident in where to go, but it was so easy to sell into the group. I have to say, Ireland was not necessarily at the top of my list, but oh my gosh, it is now! You and Authentic do an AMAZING job when it comes to Ireland!

My group literally cannot stop talking about our trip and they ALL loved it. The hotels were amazing. Aghadoe and Glenlo literally took the spotlight. Our guide Seamus was phenomenal and our driver Ian was so funny. We all had such a good time! Even with the other 2 couples that were on the trip. I really can't think of one flaw or hiccup.. everything was so seamless and perfect. I think it was some long days driving for some, but ultimately I think everyone knew that it was inevitable to see all of the beauty of Ireland. The bus was so nice and it was nice that it was roomy enough for us all to spread out. Again, I can't really think of one thing that I was 'ehh..'. It was all so amazing!

Again, I can't thank you enough.

"This Guided Vacation far exceeded my wildest dreams"

Lorraine M.

Dear Jen, thank you for all your assistance and patience with our Ireland vacation. This is my lifetime dream. Elegant and fabulous tour. The best guide and bus driver. Small, lovely. This trip far exceeds my wildest dreams. Seamus is witty, well informed and an excellent guide.

"Trip to London and Scotland"

Kathie S.

Agency

My clients LOVED their trip to London and Scotland. They really enjoyed the hotels that Authentic Vacations recommended, especially the Rembrandt. Thank you!

"The entire Ireland trip was a dream"

Jennifer B.

Jackson, NJ

Ellie booked our dream vacation for a total of 15 days to Ireland. We did a self-driving tour with a car rental starting and ending in Dublin. We traveled the entire coastline staying 1 or 2 nights at each hotel. The places arranged for us got better and better each night, ending with our last night in a castle built in 1101. The entire trip was a dream. All the recommendations made to us by Ellie were spot on! I can not wait to work with her again. We plan on returning in a couple years with our adult children. I would definitely use Authentic Vacations again for any trip I plan on taking overseas.

"Great trip in Ireland & Scotland"

Tena

Ireland/Scotland trip was a great trip planned with our group and Jorie. We thoroughly enjoyed each city we visited in both countries. All our hotels were very nice but as older adults, I would advise to pack light which is hard to do if your visit is extended but we had to climb stairs in several places. My favorite thing in both countries are the people. Everyone was so friendly and inviting at hotels, restaurants and local sites. We felt completely safe and comfortable. I would agree with other travelers that driving is stressful for both driver and passengers especially in Ireland where the roads are extremely narrow with rock walls on each side. Next trip will include staying in certain cities with tours out. JerPoint Park in Ireland was a favorite of our group of 4. Authentic Vacations plans, reservations and communications were first rate.

"Wonderful Scottish and Irish adventure"

James

South Carolina

Lauren, thank you for putting together a wonderful Scottish and Irish adventure. In many unexpected ways it indeed was an adventure that we will remember forever. So sincere thanks. Despite a glitch in St Andrews your team's recovery actually made St Andrews the highpoint of our trip. Staying at Rusacks overlooking the first tee and eighteenth green of the old course was awesome. All the Hotels were first rate. Experiences - awesome The Clontarf Castle is an awesome way to the trip. Well done y'all.  Big city stays - We all felt like we could have used an extra day in the larger cities. They all had a story to tell, and we just had enough time to scratch the surface. Self-drive - while less expensive alternative, the person doing the driving misses out on a lot in transit, while the passenger's white knuckle thru the driver's learning process. Also, the roads in Scotland and Ireland are no joke.  Would recommend it is worth it to hire a private chauffer driver or go Small Guided for sure.

"Scotland Birthday Trip"

Michelle

Agency

Adina, I'm following up on my client's train/whiskey tour/ birthday trip to Scotland in October. They had a wonderful time! The whiskey tour day was their favorite, made extra special by their driver Alec who was a superstar. My client's boyfriend is a real train enthusiast. They enjoyed all the train trips, and Nick was like a child on the Jacobite train. Thanks so much for your help with this trip. You clearly know Scotland and planned a very nice route with some unique requirements. I greatly appreciate your expertise and attentive service. I look forward to working with you again in the future. An early Happy Holidays!

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