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

Accommodation

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

ACCOMMODATION
  • 11 Nights Unique Hotels in Ireland and Wales
TRANSPORTATION
  • 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
INCLUDED UNIQUE EXPERIENCES
  • Castles and Islands Rib Ride Boat Tour
  • Snowdon Mountain Railway – Journey to the Summit
  • Hop On Hop Off One Sightseeing Day Pass in Cardiff
POINTS OF INTEREST
  • 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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Peter L Pavlina

Boston

Great trip thanks to Michelle's great work!

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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! :)

"Great Vacation. Fabulous Vacation Planner"

Donna

Palo Alto, CA

I cannot speak highly enough about the vacation planning services we received from Amanda. With only 8 days lead time before we were to get on a plane, Amanda arranged a 9 day vacation that will long be remembered. She was patient, kind and had a wonderful sense of humor that remained in place even as I constantly changed parameters on her. I would not hesitate to use Amanda or Authentic Ireland Vacations. I will certainly do so in the future.

"Beautiful Ireland"

Gwendolyn A Godfrey

Zephyrhills

We worked with Lauren who arranged a fabulous Ireland trip for us and every detail was taken care of from start to finish. The hotels were wonderful and the Irish people are the very best. Don't hesitate to contact Lauren to plan your Irish vacation, you'll more more than satisfied.

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John Magill

Mississauga, Ontario

Thanks to the expert advice and experience of Con, our bespoke private family tour of Ireland, North and South, in September was a huge success. Our private guide and driver, Robert, from ProCar was very knowledgeable and helped us better understand and appreciate the sights, history and culture. Thank you all at Ultimate Ireland Vacations!

"25th Anniversary Trip!"

Rory Ferrell

Chelsea, Alabama

We just returned from our 25th Anniversary Trip to Ireland. I had never been out of the country before and Jocoya made it so easy. Perfectly balanced itinerary allowing us to explore on our own and had plenty of pre-booked things to do. It took all of the pressure off of us to plan. The pre-travel info was perfect and didn't have a single issue at any of the attractions or hotels. Jocoya also listened to what we wanted to experience and truly made it authentic for us! THANK YOU!!! Best trip ever!!

"Great vacation"

Marcia Claussen

Grand Junction

We worked with Lonna Powers at Authentic Vacations and she planned a fantastic trip to London and Ireland. Our travel plans were spur of the moment and Lonna did a great job of pulling everything together on time. London for 2 nights, and Ireland for 6 nights. The hotels and B&B's were great. London is a very busy place and getting around with the Black Cab Taxi tour was a great choice. Ireland was beautiful Our special place was Sheedy's in Doolin. Thank you Lonna!!

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