For the past thirteen years, Authentic Ireland Travel has introduced thousands of customers to the real Ireland & Scotland. Authentic Ireland is a family-owned and operated company founded by a husband and wife team (one Irish & one American) in March of 2000. Over the last 13 years, our company has grown from a team of 2 to a bustling small business employing a dozen travel enthusiasts between two worldwide offices in Ireland and the USA.
The “Authentic” Concept
- Provide clients with all the crucial information they need before visiting Ireland
- Create completely unique and enticing tours of Ireland and Scotland using local guides
- Give our clients the experience of the real Ireland, not just the tourist-traveled areas
- Reserve Only the highest standard of accommodation that offers the most unique and authentic charm
- Dedicate ourselves to complete service with a personal advisor, available before, during and after a trip
- Stay at the cutting edge of innovative travel technology, such as our unique online client access account
Arranging group and individual journeys deep into the heart and soul of Ireland & Scotland has not only been our work, it has been our pleasure. We are proud of our repeat client base—it means we’re doing our job well!—and we’re happy to welcome new travelers to an insider’s view of Ireland & Scotland every day.
A Trusted & Reputable Family Owned & Operated Company
We are one of Ireland’s leading tour operator companies specializing in arranging travel to Ireland & Scotland. We are celebrating our 13th year of business so you can be sure you’ll receive expert advice from an established company.
We are proud of our good reputation and affiliated with reputable tourism organizations. We are members of:
- ASTA (American Society of Travel Agents)
- Irish Tourist Board and
- Ennis Chamber of Commerce
- USA Better Business Bureau (We have an A+ rating)
Why Authentic Ireland?
1. No Change or Cancellation Fees
If you want to cancel the Authentic Ireland portion of your travels up to 7 days before your departure date, for any reason, you may reschedule your vacation to occur within 365 days with no cancellation fees. We want your Irish experience to be filled with relaxation and wonder. That’s what travel with Authentic Ireland is about. Read more about our Risk-Free Cancellation Policy.
2. 5-Star Customer Service & 7-Day Helpline
With offices in both Ireland and in the USA, we can offer you the best possible customer service and attention. We also offer you 7-day phone support while you are in Ireland or Scotland. Read our Reviews! We are dedicated to providing you the ultimate in service, from the first time we get in touch with each other until you’ve returned home.
3. Award Winning Company
Magellan Gold Medal Winner
We have won a gold medal 2 years in a row! The Magellan Awards are the premier award for the travel industry. The Travel Weekly Magellan Awards honors the best in travel, and salutes the outstanding travel professionals behind it all.
Talk of the Town News Customer Satisfaction Award – 5 Star Rating
Their ratings are calculated based on consumer-review websites and blogs, social networks, business rating services and other award information to determine the top companies across the country. Only those high ranking businesses with a 4 or 5-star rating win the Talk of the Town Customer Satisfaction Award.
4. The Ultimate Vacation & Best Insider Info
We listen to your dreams and travel needs. With your input, we create the big picture and also take care of the little details. Your experience will be extraordinary. Using our combined wealth of local knowledge and local guides, we put together the most unique and value-added Ireland tours available.
5. Online Quotes & Booking
A unique feature of our service is that we create an online account for you the first time you request information. All of your travel requests and quotes are posted online and you can review them at your leisure. Pay deposits and balances, ask your agent questions, request travel insurance, cell phone rentals and more!
Read more about your online account.
Our Promise to You:
You do the dreaming and we do the planning. Based on our local contacts, your travels will suit your wallet, traveling companions, and fantasies. We make it easy to say yes to Ireland & Scotland! And remember, all of our tours are backed by our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Also, please feel free to check out reviews from our clients on our website and on tripadvisor.