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Why Go Authentic?

Connection. To a place. To its people. To its culture.
In our increasingly virtual-everything world, travelers want to reclaim feeling what is real and authentic, in their adventures away from home. Authentic Vacations facilitates deeply meaningful . . . dare we say transformational . . . travel experiences. We create the journeys you return home from brimming with stories to share with family and friends for years to come. Our passionate Destination Experts are knowledgeable guides to: New horizons. New perspectives. New connections.

The Authentic Difference

At Authentic Vacations, we provide platinum standard service, timely responses and a genuinely caring attitude. You will delight in our tailor-made itineraries, rich in immersive experiences. We engage with you to meet your needs on a detailed level, including suggestions and recommendations of specific interest to you. When you book with Authentic Vacations, you’ll work with just one dedicated Destination Expert throughout the planning and booking process. Our consultants’ energy, enthusiasm and passion for travel consistently shines through when creating your perfect itinerary, all the while incorporating top travel trends and recognizing the individualism of each client.


Unique & Boutique Accommodations

An authentic tour simply wouldn’t be complete without an alluring selection of unique and characterful accommodations. At Authentic Vacations, we believe that stays at special, one-of-a-kind properties are an essential ingredient of your tour. From intimate guest houses and boutique hotels, to grand sprawling castles and luxury stately manors, our Destination Experts will find the perfect lodging for you!


Inspirational Experiences

We are the originators of “authentic experiences” and have been expertly crafting them for nearly two decades – long before “authentic” became a travel industry buzz-word. We curate and provide products hand-picked to suit both the destination and the individual traveler. Our range of local activities, events, visits and experiences are routinely updated to insure we are always one step ahead of coming trends.


Why Book Authentic?

Risk-Free Cancellation Policy

Life happens, we all know that! If you need to cancel your vacation up to 30 days before your tour start date, you can reschedule your tour for free! We will rebook your tour for any dates of your choosing within 365 days of your original tour start date. Your 20% deposit will be credited towards the rebooked tour, with absolutely no cancellation or change fees applied! We want your travels to be stress-free and happy. No worries, no pressure. Just relaxation and wonder… That’s what travel is all about! Please note that our risk-free policy does not apply to flights – cancellation terms and conditions are governed by individual airline companies.


Book With Confidence & Security

Authentic Vacations is one of only 164 members of the United States Tour Operator Association (USTOA). When you book with us, your tour payments are automatically protected by the USTOA’s Travelers Assistance Program and Security Bond. We are also member of the celebrated Travel Leaders consortium and the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA). We are IATA certified and a registered member of the ARC. We hold the highest possible A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau (BBB)


Multi-Destination Experts With Worldwide Offices

Authentic Vacations is a member of Tour Partner Group, an amalgam of greatly respected Destination Management Companies. Global offices in Santa Rosa CA, Phoenix AZ, London, Dublin, Edinburgh & Copenhagen enable us to consistently deliver innovative products, with a distinctly unique and local flavor.


24/7 On-The-Ground Support

At Authentic Vacations, we firmly believe that assistance and support should not end when your trip begins! We are therefore delighted to offer 24/7 Customer Service, via phone, email and web-based Live Chat. Enjoy ultimate peace of mind and security when embarking on your Authentic Vacations tour…and focus on the amazing discoveries and adventures that await you!


Our Reviews Speak for Themselves

Our customer reviews are genuine, unedited & unsolicited – from real travelers, just like you. Our past clients fell in love with the diverse culture, characterful accommodations, exclusive experiences and remarkable history that comprise every Authentic Vacation. Our amazing team of dedicated Destination Experts get quite a few compliments too…!. Read Authentic Ireland reviews here.

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