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This is an extraordinary opportunity to see the whole of Ireland and its united Celtic culture. Begin in vibrant Dublin and gather for a welcome dinner. The following day, head to Northern Ireland, the original heart of Irish kings and chieftains. Belfast is home to the Titanic and filled with glorious street art. Just north, the Giant’s Causeway is a geologic wonder of 40,000 basalt blocks, entering the sea. These are the fabled steps to Scotland.

The North Irish Coast has stunning scenery, and the Ulster Folk Park provides an insider’s look into why two million Irish headed to America. We’ll visit Belleek Pottery Centre for a look at their legendary china. Back into Ireland, Galway is a charming city with a rowdy, Spanish past, filled with pirate tales, colorful shops, and lively pubs. After plenty of time to explore, you’re off to the magnificent Cliffs of Moher. This is nature at its most magnificent. From there, Dingle.

Your stay in Dingle includes a visit to Great Blasket Island, the Gallarus Oratory, and discovering the best traditional music in Ireland. Cork is the perfect base for Killarney’s Lakes and a trek to the Blarney Stone. Next, the port town of Kinsale is foodie paradise, and you’ll have a tour and tasting at Jameson’s whiskey. Your last stop is the medieval gem of Kilkenny. Feel the mystery of centuries past as your guide spins tales of castles and wild haunts. Return to Dublin, knowing you have experienced the one, true spirit of Ireland.

PLAN AND BOOK

Included Unique Activities

  • Black Cab Mural Tour in Belfast
  • Walking Tour of Kilkenny
  • Walking Tour of Galway City
  • Whiskey Tasting at Jameson Distillery
  • Kiss the Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle

Accommodations

1 Night

Luxury 4-Star Hotel

1 Night

Quiet Central City Hotel

2 Nights

Stylish Waterfront Hotel

1 Night

Enchanting Castle Hotel

2 Nights

Modern Boutique Hotel

2 Nights

Beautiful Boutique Inn

2 Nights

Luxury Country Hotel

1 Night

Boutique City Center Hotel

Transportation and Guides

  • Premium Mini-Coach Transportation with Professional Driver/Guide

Meals Included

  • Delectable Full Irish Breakfast Each Morning
  • 1 Lunch & 5 Evening Meals

Available Dates

12 - 24 June 2024

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16 - 28 June 2024

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19 June - 01 July 2024

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23 June - 05 July 2024

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30 June - 12 July 2024

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07 - 19 July 2024

From $5,177 per person
Single Supplement $1,289

10 - 22 July 2024

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14 - 26 July 2024

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Single Supplement $1,289

17 - 29 July 2024

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31 July - 12 August 2024

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04 - 16 August 2024

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07 - 19 August 2024

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11 - 23 August 2024

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18 - 30 August 2024

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25 August - 06 September 2024

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15 - 27 September 2024

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18 September 2024 - 30 September 2023

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25 September - 07 October 2024

From $5,033 per person
Single Supplement $1,255

29 September - 11 October 2024

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02 - 14 October 2024

From $4,855 per person
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06 - 18 October 2024

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16 - 28 October 2024

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30 March - 11 April 2025

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13 - 25 April 2025

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02 - 14 May 2025

From $4,899 per person
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04 - 16 May 2025

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09 - 21 May 2025

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11 - 23 May 2025

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16 - 28 May 2025

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18 - 30 May 2025

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21 May - 02 June 2025

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23 May - 04 June 2025

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28 May - 09 June 2025

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30 May - 11 June 2025

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01 - 13 June 2025

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08 - 20 June 2025

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Single Supplement $1,289

11 - 23 June 2025

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15 - 27 June 2025

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22 June - 04 July 2025

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Single Supplement $1,289

25 June - 07 July 2025

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29 June - 11 July 2025

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Single Supplement $1,289

06 - 18 July 2025

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Single Supplement $1,289

09 - 21 July 2025

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Single Supplement $1,289

13 - 25 July 2025

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Single Supplement $1,289

20 July - 01 August 2025

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Single Supplement $1,289

06 - 18 August 2025

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Single Supplement $1,289

13 - 25 August 2025

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Single Supplement $1,289

17 - 29 August 2025

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Single Supplement $1,289

20 August - 01 September 2025

From $5,177 per person
Single Supplement $1,289

27 August - 08 September 2025

From $5,177 per person
Single Supplement $1,289

31 August - 12 September 2025

From $5,177 per person
Single Supplement $1,289

05 - 17 September 2025

From $5,177 per person
Single Supplement $1,289

07 - 19 September 2025

From $5,177 per person
Single Supplement $1,289

10 - 22 September 2025

From $5,177 per person
Single Supplement $1,289

12 - 24 September 2025

From $5,177 per person
Single Supplement $1,289

17 - 29 September 2025

From $5,177 per person
Single Supplement $1,289

19 September - 01 October 2025

From $5,033 per person
Single Supplement $1,255

21 September - 03 October 2025

From $5,033 per person
Single Supplement $1,255

26 September - 08 October 2025

From $5,033 per person
Single Supplement $1,255

28 September - 10 October 2025

From $5,033 per person
Single Supplement $1,255

05 - 17 October 2025

From $4,855 per person
Single Supplement $1,222

Prices are per person based on 2 people traveling together and sharing a room. For solo travelers, a Single Supplement will be added to the price per person.

"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!

"Memorable Trip in Italy"

Loryl

Fort Thomas, KY

Amber, I received this email from my client Mrs. R this morning - I love being able to share these with you all :).

"Loryl, WOW! What a wonderful trip we had in Italy! Thank you for helping make this trip so memorable. We have so many wonderful memories that we will cherish forever. It was a trip of a lifetime. Thank You!  I guess we need to start thinking about our next trip. "

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