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Our Ireland trip this time was absolutely awesome.
Jordan planned our 6 day Itinerary because we were on a short springbreak. We did the arrive and drive yourself all over Northern Ireland. We started in Dublin, then to Belfast, Portrush, Donelgal and
Celbridge. Jordan suggested so many stops and I think we covered them all. The northern coastline is breathtaking. The highlight was the Cerrick rope bride and the Giant Causeway. We stayed in fabulous hotels and the Europa in Belfast and the
Loch Este Castle in Donegal are the best. I recommend this tour, it has so many things to see and visit. Thank you Jordan for creating this package, your the best.
Best trip EVER!! Flight sucked, but what an enjoying vacation, we stayed in a different hotel/Castle/Manor/B&B every night, all planned out, and all check in's were easy and expecting us! We picked up a car, also was easy peasy and had so much fun and saw breathtaking coastlines in Northern Ireland and more Castles then I needed to see!! lol Awesome trip, drama free and the Irish people are the friendliest, most accommodating friends in the world!! Definitely recommend Jordan Elzerman , THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
What a wonderful 12 days and nights in a fabulous country....thanks to Heather we had exactly the type of timing, accomodations, variety and activities that maximized our visit in a way we wanted ....to feel the people, the differences of regions, the history...Love to go back again to discover the rest...it was so easy how all was organized for us in advance...and with our tastes in mind!!
We just got back from a week in Ireland doing the Game of Thrones tour. It was nothing short of amazing! The sites, lodging and recommendations were perfect. We extended our stay by one extra day and our travel agent, Emily, booked us a breath taking castle outside of Dublin. She even let the hotels and B&Bs know it was our honeymoon so we received extra welcoming. We will go back to Ireland and book through authentic vacations!
Emily was the absolute best agent to work with!! She answered all of my questions, was always prompt on getting back to me and could not have been more help to 2 people who knew nothing of the country we were traveling to. We always knew we wanted to vacation in Ireland but was clueless as to the specific places to go. I gave Emily my ideas and she orchestrated the best plan for us...and it truly could not have been planned any better! We can't express enough how much we appreciate this company and will definitely be a returning customer. We are huge fans!!
I used Authentic Ireland to book my honeymoon (9 day castle in the mist tour). The website as well as our agent Alaina made everything SO easy. Flight, rental car, hotel and breakfast each day all apart of the package.. Alaina was available via email 24 hours/day. Our trip was everything we hoped for and more - we will definitely be booking through this website in the future!
Planning a trip to Ireland with Authentic Ireland Travel is the way to go
This was our 2nd trip that we booked with Authentic Ireland Travel Vacations. Michaela helped us for both trips and she does an amazing job. We stayed in 4 different locations so we could explore several different areas of Ireland. The places we stayed were perfect locations so we could enjoy the local pubs, restaurants, and shops during the evenings. Galway Harbour Hotel, Killarney Park Hotel, Heaton's Guesthouse (Dingle), and the amazing Dromoland Castle. It was another amazing trip and everything was perfect! From the car service they arranged for us to booking all the hotels - perfect. We had another amazing family vacation! Thank you to Michaela for her help and attention to detail. We hope to visit Ireland again soon!
Absolutely Incredible 5th Anniversary Trip
My wife and I took a week long Castle Tour Vacation in Ireland booked through Authentic Ireland and it was absolutely incredible! Emily customized the trip to our desires, and it ended up being even more than we imagined. The entire process of booking, travelling, and executing went perfectly. The accommodations were awesome, not to mention we stayed in a castle! Our vouchers and tickets went through no problem. And, the rental car experience came off without a hitch. We were thoroughly impressed with this experience and the customer support provided by Authentic Ireland. We would highly recommend them to anyone!
Amazing Trip to Ireland
Aisling did an excellent job, prepared and booked our 15 day honeymoon in Ireland! All the hotels were gorgeous, rental car pick up and drop off were painless. We traveled around the entire country and enjoyed all of the amazing scenery and friendly locals! I would recommend AuthenticIreland and Aisling to anyone looking to book their next trip overseas. 5 Stars, 100% Satusfied!
Simply Amazing and Worry Free
I just returned from this amazing adventure. Authentic Ireland made this vacation simple and worry free. I am ready to book my next vacation.
We have recently returned from a wonderful excursion of 2 weeks planned by Emma Tancred.She was responsive, understood our objectives, and made great suggestions to customize our itinerary. . Emma arranged the car, the insurance, accommodations from B+B's to lovely hotels, a car and driver to Newgrange. Our self drive tour began after spending 3 days in Dublin; then on to the Wicklow Mountains, Kilkenny, Kinsale, Kenmare, Doolin, and Galway.. We have experienced Ireland in all its magic and wonder. Thank you, Emma. You have our highest recommendation.
Scotland in November
Having just returned from our ten day tour of Scotland, I have had a few days to reflect on a wonderful journey. We were so impressed with the accommodations .con booked for us. Every one was exceptional. Our only suggestion for future travelers is not to stay in downtown Glasgow if you are driving a rental vehicle. We were given poor directions by the hotel staff and ended up driving around for about twenty minutes trying to find the parkade for which the hotel validated. We parked finally in one that apparently was the wrong one, and after a ten minute walk back to the hotel, were told they couldn’t reimburse us. It was 22£ that we needn’t have spent had the hotel clerk been clearer in her directions. To be fair, our information from the travel company did give directions to the appropriate car park, but a strange city can be confusing. It was a minor disruption in a fabulous trip. We had a great vehicle, and enjoyed the people, the food and the fabulous scenery along the way. Thanks Con for your sightseeing suggestions. We learned a lot of Scottish history. Some of the sites were closed for the winter, but we never ran out of things to see and do. The guest house owners were particularly friendly and helpful. We will return!
2 day whirlwind tour of Dublin
I recently had a short, whirlwind trip to Dublin, Ireland, on my way to Cardiff, Wales where I was traveling to take a 3 day course. Dublin was wonderful! My first visit! Loved it!! No problems!! Can't wait to return.
Interestingly, traveling over on Aer Lingus, the day after Thanksgiving, the flight was almost empty, for whatever reason. Only about 50 of us onboard. That made for excellent inflight service!
Weather was ok, nice sunny days, and a bit on the chilly side (low to mid 30's) but was not a problem. while I currently live in southern California and have adapted to the Mediterranean climate, I am from the Great Lakes and cold weather generally doesn't bother me. I adapted!
Maggie arranged for me to ride the "Hop on" bus which worked out very nicely! You can 'hop on' and 'hop off'' as you please, for 1 fare. Took the tour of Dublin the morning of my first full day there! Saw it all. Then, after returning to my hotel, the Davenport, which is quite charming, I bravely set out on foot to see what I could see. They speak English, and I can read a map, and I had a wonderful time exploring. 🙂 I might add that I had ongoing problems trying to connect to any networks while there. The hotel network was down. Fortunately, I am able to function without the iPhone 🙂 ...so I adapted and it all worked out. I stepped into a souvenir store and got on their network to send emails and photos home. Saw many places...Grafton St, the Cathedral, the Guinness Tour, Trinity College, the Book of Kell's tour, the Whiskey Tour, the National Gallery...I fit a lot into 2 days...
Yes, I will have to return when I have more time, because there is SO much to see! But I have learned to take advantage of the opportunities that life presents...so I jumped at this chance to see a little bit of Ireland!
it was pointed out to me before leaving that Ireland is on the Euro, and the rest of the UK is on the Pound...so I needed Euros for Dublin then got UK currency in pounds when arriving in Cardiff.
Can't wait to return... 🙂
Must use Authentic Ireland
Lauren our vacation planner made all of or Ireland Dreams come completely true. We could not have asked for a better planned vacation anywhere. Our self drive tour took us through the most beautiful places in the world. We will use Lauren and Authentic Ireland again for our next trip without doubt! Thank you so much for the experience of a lifetime.
Our Ireland vacation was a most enjoyable one. The self driven tour was everything we expected and more. Every B&B provided excellent service and the accommodations were top notch. Jordan was able accommodate our request to include a trip to Inishturk island. My wife was able to make contact with relatives she met for the first time. We are so thankful to Jordan for planning everything and making the adjustments we needed. Excellent service! We will definitely recommend Authentic Ireland to our friends.
A magical vacation
Maggie set up an incredible itinerary. We stayed in beautiful hotels and experienced amazing sites that covered a wide array of the best that Ireland has to offer. She worked with me to customize the trip and the information she sent made negotiating the travel and choosing sites to visit very easy. There was not a single glitch. I recommend using Authentic Ireland without reservation.
Glad we used Authentic Ireland
My wife and I wanted to take a trip to the British Isles for our 25th anniversay. We used Authentic Ireland to help plan our itinerary for 12 days in London, Edinburgh, and various locations in Ireland. Kati Lepisto, from AI, arranged for all of our lodging as well as the rental car in Ireland. She included a tour of the Scottish Highlands, and also recommended other activities to round out our trip. Everything worked out perfectly.
All of the hotels recommended by Kati were wonderful, and I was impressed with her thorough and helpful communication both before and during our trip.
Thank you Kati and Authentic Ireland!
Jordan and the staff at Authentic Ireland listened to our needs and planned a fantastic trip for us . We did the self drive and had no problems what so ever including, all hotels, B&B, Car and pre Paid sightseeing. We did a southern loop including Dublin, Kilkenny, Cork county, Kalarney, the western coasts up to Galway and Connemara. venturing off the beaten path was the best of all. Get yourself lost on a country road and stop to talk to local farmers..They love it and provide great advice for a few secret spots! Thanks again Jordan. We will use and recommend you in the future!
Edna assisted in planning a dream trip to Ireland for me and my friends, and I could not have been happier with the experience! From the beginning, Edna understood our desire to travel across Ireland on a small budget. She was quick to respond to my questions and willing to make last-minute adjustments when our plans changed. She reserved a rental car for us which was unbelievably easy to pick up and drop off and booked us at B&Bs with comfortable rooms, friendly hosts, and fabulous food. Ireland must be the most stunning place on earth, and I can't thank Edna and Authentic Ireland enough for sending me to this magical place.
I hope to begin planning a trip to Scotland soon and will certainly be using their services!
A Great London & Scotland Visit
Another wonderful vacation made possible by Con Jager and Authentic Ireland! A trip full of history, beautiful places and friendly people is all anyone should hope for and that is what we found for two weeks. The hotels/B & B's/castles were great places to rest after busy days of tours, visits, and walking all over London and the English and Scottish countryside. Our guides and chauffeur were both teachers and pals for happy hours and days of busy but relaxed enjoyment. Thank you Con