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Ireland’s Ancient East and the Wild Atlantic Way on the island’s west coast are equally alluring and encompass many of the country's most unforgettable experiences. On this seven-night tour, you'll get the chance to experience both spectacular regions. Start in Dublin and head south through the medieval towns, rolling landscapes, and rich history of Ireland's Ancient East. Next, travel along the west coast to the Wild Atlantic Way’s abundance of dramatic coastline, striking mountain passes, beautiful properties, and exquisite gardens. This tour is sure to delight with tradition and natural beauty throughout.

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Included Unique Activities

Kilkenny Castle

Kilkenny Castle

Smithwick's Experience

Smithwick's Experience

Rock of Cashel

Rock of Cashel

Gap of Dunloe & Killarney Lakes Tour

Gap of Dunloe & Killarney Lakes Tour

Irish National Stud & Japanese Gardens

Irish National Stud & Japanese Gardens

Accommodation

3 Nights

The Pembroke Hotel

2 Nights

The Lake Hotel

1 Night

Ballyseede Castle

1 Night

Leixlip Manor

Transportation

  • Upgraded Rental Car with Exclusive Reduced Deductible Insurance, Unlimited Mileage, & All Taxes Paid

Points of Interest

  • Visit St. Patrick's Cathedral
  • Grab a Pint at The Guinness Storehouse
  • Enjoy the Lively Street Scene Around Dublin's Temple Bar
  • Explore the Hidden Treasures of Medieval Kilkenny City
  • Take in the Surroundings of the Killarney and Wicklow Mountains National Parks.
  • Marvel at the Breathtaking Gap of Dunloe
  • Stop at the Small & Charming Avoca Village
  • Behold the Iconic Rock of Cashel
  • Wonder at the Ring of Kerry Scenery
  • Visit the Irish National Stud and Japanese Gardens
  • Visit Castletown House, the First and Largest Palladian-style Mansion in Ireland

Kilkenny Castle, County Kilkenny

Saint Canices Cathedral, County Kilkenny

Rothe House & Garden, County Kilkenny

Guinness Storehouse, County Dublin

Saint Patrick's Cathedral, County Dublin

Temple Bar, County Dublin

Avoca Village, County Wicklow

Glendalough, County Wicklow

LOW SEASON
 Jan-Mar / Nov - Dec
From $1,148
MID/Hight SEASON
Apr-May & Oct
From $1,198
Low SEASON
June - Sept
From $1,598

Tour Highlights

ACCOMMODATION

  • 5 nights Authentic 4 Star Hotels
  • 1 night in an Irish Castle
  • 1 night in an Irish Manor

TRANSPORTATION

  • Upgraded Rental Car with Exclusive Reduced Deductible Insurance, Unlimited Mileage, & All Taxes Paid

DINING OPTIONS

  • 7 Breakfasts - Sumptuous Full Irish Breakfasts Each Morning

INCLUDED UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • Entrance to Kilkenny Castle
  • Guided Tour of Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny
  • Entrance to Rock of Cashel
  • Traditional Open Top Boat through the Lakes of Killarney
  • Jaunting Car Ride across the stunning Gap of Dunloe
  • Entrance to the Irish National Stud & Japanese Gardens

POINTS OF INTEREST

  • Visit St. Patrick's Cathedral
  • Grab a Pint at The Guinness Storehouse
  • Enjoy the Lively Street Scene Around Dublin's Temple Bar
  • Explore the Hidden Treasures of Medieval Kilkenny City
  • Take in the Surroundings of the Killarney and Wicklow Mountains National Parks.
  • Marvel at the Breathtaking Gap of Dunloe
  • Stop at the Small & Charming Avoca Village
  • Behold the Iconic Rock of Cashel
  • Wonder at the Ring of Kerry Scenery
  • Visit the Irish National Stud and Japanese Gardens
  • Visit Castletown House, the First and Largest Palladian-style Mansion in Ireland

Prices Based On

  • All Taxes & Fees Included
  • Custom Priced Quote (Want to Add/Subtract Days? Let Us Know!)
  • 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.

"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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