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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.

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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

Accommodation

1 Night

Eco-Friendly Luxury Hotel

1 Night

Quiet Central City Hotel

2 Nights

Luxury Historic Hotel

1 Night

Enchanting Elegant 4-Star Hotel

2 Nights

Central Landmark Hotel

2 Nights

Beautiful Boutique Inn

2 Nights

Luxury Country Hotel

1 Night

Boutique City Center Hotel

Transportation

  • Premium Mini-Coach Transportation with Professional Driver/Guide

Dining Options Included

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

Points of Interest

  • Marvel at the Stunning Prehistoric Site of Newgrange
  • Learn about the History and Downfall of the World's Most Famous Ship at the Titanic Experience Belfast
  • Gaze upon the Unique Basalt Columns of the Giant's Causeway
  • Gain Insights Into the Experience of The Local Population During the Great Famine on The Isle of Doagh
  • Take in The Story of Three Centuries of Irish Emigration at the Ulster American Folk Park
  • Traverse Through the Lunar-Like Landscape of The Burren Region
  • Uncover the Story of Traditional Island Life at The Blasket Islands Centre
  • Admire Jaw-dropping views Across the Lakes of Killarney
  • Visit the Pre-Famine Cottage of Dan O'Hara 

Available Dates

12 - 24 March 2023

ON SALE! From $4,262 $4,112 per person

23 April - 05 May 2023

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30 April - 12 May 2023

From $4,378 per person

14 - 26 May 2023

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17 - 29 May 2023

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21 May - 02 June 2023

From $4,556 per person

28 May - 09 June 2023

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31 May - 12 June 2023

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04 - 16 June 2023

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14 - 26 June 2023

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18 - 30 June 2023

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25 June - 07 July 2023

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02 - 14 July 2023

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05 - 17 July 2023

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12 - 24 July 2023

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16 - 28 July 2023

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30 July - 11 August 2023

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02 - 14 August 2023

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13 - 25 August 2023

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20 August - 01 September 2023

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27 August - 08 September 2023

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03 - 15 September 2023

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06 - 18 September 2023

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10 - 22 September 2023

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17 - 29 September 2023

From $4,262 per person

08 - 20 October 2023

ON SALE! From $4,262 $4,112 per person

Your Price Includes

ACCOMMODATION

  • 12-nights of Superior Hotel Accommodation

TRANSPORTATION

  • Premium Mini-Coach Transportation with Professional Driver/Guide

DINING OPTIONS INCLUDED

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

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • 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

POINTS OF INTEREST

  • Marvel at the Stunning Prehistoric Site of Newgrange
  • Learn about the History and Downfall of the World's Most Famous Ship at the Titanic Experience Belfast
  • Gaze upon the Unique Basalt Columns of the Giant's Causeway
  • Gain Insights Into the Experience of The Local Population During the Great Famine on The Isle of Doagh
  • Take in The Story of Three Centuries of Irish Emigration at the Ulster American Folk Park
  • Traverse Through the Lunar-Like Landscape of The Burren Region
  • Uncover the Story of Traditional Island Life at The Blasket Islands Centre
  • Admire Jaw-dropping views Across the Lakes of Killarney
  • Visit the Pre-Famine Cottage of Dan O'Hara 

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.

"Italy Bucket List"

Dale

Wisconsin

We recently completed our trip to Italy after walking the Camiño de Santiago. The trip included Tuscany, Sicily, and Rome with a cruise to the Holy Land between Sicily and Rome. We worked with Naomi on the original planning and Joleen on the execution. Both were exceptional to work with and both are true professionals. Every facet of the trip, from transportation to billeting to excursions, was flawlessly planned and executed. We worked with Authentic Vacations for three trips this summer, Ireland, Scotland, and Italy we could not be more pleased with the service they provided us. Thank you!

"Girl's Dream Trip Of a Lifetime"

Elizabeth

California

We three Girls wanted a Dream trip of a Lifetime. We stayed for 12 Days and had our own Driver/Tour guide, who will forever be "Family" to us now. We stayed in three Castle Hotels and three other beautiful hotels. All accommodations were so different and unique in their own way. We ate our way through the Beautiful Irish countryside in mostly Pubs, suggested by our driver, Seamus. We were Never disappointed! We had the most wonderful stay we could have imagined, from larger cities to quaint towns we were treated so kindly and had a Blast! We shopped til we dropped, saw more than we could have ever guessed possible, and will have this vacation to remember and Cherish for the rest of our lives.  Thank you, Joleen, Thank you Authentic Vacations!

"Wales Vacation"

Carl

Massachusetts

We couldn’t have asked for a better trip! Our small group had a small luxury coach, and excellent accommodations, and Ian was an outstanding guide in every way! Graham was a wonderful driver who navigated the narrow country roads with great skill! Authentic Vacations gets our 5-star rating! Brian & Esther, MA.  Thank you, Jennifer, my agency will be using Authentic Vacations, again!

"Dream Trip to Emerald Isle"

Judy

CA

Michaela and Authentic Vacations, sharing a very positive review from my clients.   Thanks for always making me look so good. - Judy your travel advisor partner.


Hi Judy,


I think I speak for all of us when I say THANK YOU for the most wonderful Ireland trip we could have ever imagined! Each hotel and activity that Authentic Vacations selected for our stay was perfect and beyond our expectations. Our accommodations were well located, extremely comfortable, and even had great food in their restaurants! The breakfasts included were much larger than we remember typical Continental European breakfasts being. The Hawk Walk was a highlight of ours!  Our only added wish is that we would have had a full 2 weeks to fully enjoy what Ireland had to offer, and we were blown away by how nice and helpful ALL the Irish people we met were. Thank you again!!

"Anniversary Trip in Ireland"

Janet

Illinois

Because of the pandemic, we waited 2 1/2 years to finally begin our dream vacation. During that time Michaela reassured me over and over again and kept me up to date on all the Covid regulations. Our trip turned out to be a once-in-a-lifetime trip thanks to Michaela's attention to detail. I can't compliment her enough. I highly recommend this agency...Thank you so much!

"Renewal of Vows in Scotland"

Monique

Alberta Canada

Our trip was amazing. It was more than I hoped for!!!! We booked our Scotland trip pre-pandemic and were so excited to finally go in September 2022. Lonna made sure everything was perfect! From booking the cutest bed and breakfasts in Stonehaven, Skye, Fort William, and Inverness, to a castle stay in Airth. The experiences included in the trip were amazing.

She answered my numerous questions with patience, suggestions, and guidance. Thank you Lonna!!! I would absolutely book through Authentic Vacations again!

"Scotland Family Vacation"

Jill

California

Wow does not even begin to describe our trip to Scotland! Josi was the best planner and walked us through every little bit. When the queen died and it looks like we might miss one of our tours, she was on top of it and was able to reschedule it. Her extra suggestions were what made our trip over the top! With her expertise, we were able to see everything we asked for and then some. I will certainly use her and Authentic Vacations again. We are already thinking of where our next trip will be!

"Cousins Getaway to Ireland & Scotland"

Toni

Oregon

What a wonderful trip! We started planning our trip in 2019 for June 2020, but something happened to shut down the world!😅. Our original travel planner left the company, but Adina stepped in and took over and did a fantastic job. We experienced everything from quaint B &B’s to 5-star Castle hotels, the country, the city, and everything in between. It was well planned and our 15 days in Ireland and Scotland went without a hitch! Thank you, Adina, and Authentic Vacations. We will definitely use your company again when we go back!

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