Experience the adventure of a lifetime on our 11-Night Ireland & Wales Family Adventure. With overnight stays in Dublin, Caernarfon, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Aberystwyth, St. David’s and Cardiff, this tour is perfect for families in search of some fun!

Your tour begins with an airport meet and greet and three nights in Dublin. Here, you will be treated to a Gaelic Games Experience (where you will learn the art of Irish cultural sports) and a 2-day Hop on Hop off bus pass. The bus pass will allow you to see Dublin’s highlights such as Dublin Castle, Temple Bar, Grafton Street and EPIC (The Irish Emigration Museum). 

After a ferry ride across the Irish Sea to Holyhead, you will make your way to your Caernarfon accommodation. During your stay here, you will enjoy a Sea to Surf Ribride to Abermenai Point and a ride on the Snowdon Mountain Railway to the summit of Snowdon (the highest summit in England and Wales). 

On your sixth day, you will journey to your glamping accommodation in Blaenau Ffestiniog. Your time here is yours to spend as you wish. May we suggest traveling on the Ffestiniog Railway (the oldest independent railway company in the world) through the stunning landscapes of Snowdonia. You can also spend your time ziplining over mountain, moor and mine at Zip World Titan, bouncing around underground caves at Bounce Below, or riding the steepest cable railway in Britain into the belly of the beast on a Llechwedd Deep Mine Tour. 

Your ninth day features sightseeing around St. David’s and Pembrokeshire before continuing on to Cardiff the next day. Spend your last two days in the beloved capital of Wales - Cardiff. Here, you will have access to the city through a 24 hour Hop on Hop off bus pass. While your bus pass is active, we suggest using it to visit some of the major landmarks of the city, such as Principality Stadium, The National Museum of Wales and the tranquil Alexandra Gardens. You may also have time to see the Cardiff and Pembrokeshire Castles before you depart from Cardiff Airport. 

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Included Unique Activities

Snowdon Mountain Railway

Snowdon Mountain Railway

Meet & Greet Private Airport Transfer - Dublin

Meet & Greet Private Airport Transfer - Dublin

Big Bus Dublin 2 Day Hop-On Hop-Off

Big Bus Dublin 2 Day Hop-On Hop-Off

Experience Gaelic Games

Experience Gaelic Games

Private Transfer to/from Dublin Port, Dublin

Private Transfer to/from Dublin Port, Dublin

Ferry from Dublin to Holyhead

Ferry from Dublin to Holyhead

Castle and Islands Rib Boat Safari

Castle and Islands Rib Boat Safari

24-Hour Cardiff Hop on Hop off Sightseeing Bus Pass

24-Hour Cardiff Hop on Hop off Sightseeing Bus Pass


3 Nights

Ashling Hotel

2 Nights

Celtic Royal Hotel

2 Nights

Slate Mountain Glamping

1 Night

Gwesty Cymru

1 Night

Warpool Court

2 Nights

Hilton Cardiff

Points of Interest

Temple Bar, County Dublin

O'Connell Street, County Dublin

Guinness Storehouse, County Dublin

Dublin Castle, County Dublin

Grafton Street, County Dublin

Phoenix Park, County Dublin

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, County Dublin

GPO (General Post Office), County Dublin

Low Season

Available Tour Dates

Jan - Mar | Nov - Dec

From $1,598 per person

Mid Season

Available Tour Dates

Apr - May | Sep - Oct

From $1,698 per person

High Season

Available Tour Dates

June - August

From $1,898 per person

Your Price Includes

  • 11 Nights Unique Hotels in Ireland and Wales
  • Meet and Greet on arrival in Dublin
  • Private Transfer from Dublin Hotel to Ferry Port
  • Ferry across the Irish Sea from Wales to Dublin
  • Automatic Car Rental for your time in Wales
  • Castles and Islands Rib Ride Boat Tour
  • Snowdon Mountain Railway – Journey to the Summit
  • Hop On Hop Off One Sightseeing Day Pass in Cardiff
  • Stroll the Cobblestone-Lined Grafton Street in The Temple Bar
  • Marvel at Dublin Castle - the Heart of Historic Dublin
  • Meander through Phoenix Park - the Largest Enclosed City Park in Europe
  • Visit Guinness Storehouse – the Home of Guinness
  • Discover how Irish Influenced and Shaped the World at EPIC - the Irish Emigration Museum
  • See Dublin's Famous General Post Office
  • Explore the Eastern Shore of the Menai Strait in Caernarfon & Llanfairpwllgwyngyll
  • Visit the Enchanting Italianate-Style Village of Portmeirion
  • Take in Ffestiniog Railway - the Oldest Independent Railway in The World
  • Discover a Range of Unique Activities in Blaenau Ffestiniog
  • Visit the Perilous-Looking Devils Bridge Falls
  • See the Stunning Vale of Rheidol Heritage Railway
  • Pay a Visit to St David's Cathedral at the Most Westerly Point of Wales
  • Journey to Pembrokeshire Castle, Castle Coch, and Cardiff Castle
  • Head Back in Time at the National Museum of Wales

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.

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Amanda did an excellent job booking our driving tour. She made arrangements for everything we knew we wanted to see and had suggestions for other great places as well. Accommodations were great. The one slight snag was handled efficiently and completely to our satisfaction. I recommend Authentic Ireland and Amanda. We would certainly use them again.

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"Wonderful Ireland Vacation"


This specially designed package designed for myself and my granddaughter by Anastasia was perfect! Everything from the rental car to the B & B's and hotel was splendid! The food at our lodging areas was superb!! I needed to contact our customer representative, Anastasia, while we were in Ireland. She responded quickly and it was on the weekend! You cannot ask for better service than that, in my opinion!!! I will definitely book with this company again!!!

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My traveling companions and I were over the moon with excitement upon going to Ireland!!! Michaela, our travel agent, was tremendous in planning the trip according to our hopes and dreams and budget. Our lodging in Enis, County Clare, was a beyond our expectations, so lovely, comfortable and cozy. It was so nice to come home too after our day travels. Ireland is beautiful and stole my heart.



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