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Honeymooning in Incredible Ireland
Our authentic Ireland honeymoon holiday was truly an amazing experience. From start to finish, each destination blew us away with its beauty and friendly locals. Emily, who organised our travel plans was extremely helpful and friendly. She went to the effort to check up on us throughout our trip and also surprised us by organising an arrival wedding / congratulations gift from each of our B&B's or hotels.
We will definitely be back, 7 days was not enough! We enjoyed our trip in such a beautiful country and met amazing people.
My traveling companions and I were over the moon with excitement upon going to Ireland!!! Michelle, 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.
Our first trip to Ireland could not have been more beautiful or amazing. Alaina went above and beyond to make our trip wonderful for us on very short notice. She assisted with unexpected issues on the fly and found us places with air conditioning, which is not easy. Our 7 night vacation consisted of driving from Dublin and seeing the southern half of the Republic. Each place Alaina arranged for us to stay and each customized adventure was wonderful. We thoroughly enjoyed the people, culture and beauty. We celebrated our 28th Anniversary with our “dream” vacation. We look forward to our next vacation to see Northern Ireland!
Our 30th anniversary trip to Ireland was simply wonderful! Jocoya did an awesome job picking all the wonderful places, B&Bs, etc. We felt it truly was an “authentic” Ireland trip. Thank you so much! I will definitely recommend you guys again and again.
We had great time in Ireland. Our accommodations were top of the line. The only complaint I have is that I wish directions to put B&Bs addresses were more clear
We had a trip that was everything we could have hoped for. Lonna did a terrific job planning a wonderful hiking trip. The B&Bs were a really great part of the trip. Ireland is a beautiful country with friendly people.
This is our first time booking through Authentic Vacations. The bed and breakfasts in Ireland were wonderful. We had a fantastic time. Our vacation planner was responsive and knowlegable. Unfortunately, our London experience was not as perfect. The hotel's air conditioning was not working in one of our rooms and we were told there was no other rooms. The air wasn't fixed the next day, so they did move us then. In retrospect I would have stayed the whole trip in Ireland. All in all a great trip of a lifetime.
45th Wedding Anniversary
Our family went to Ireland to celebrate our 45th wedding anniversary and it was fabulous. The itinerary that Jocoya planned for us was awesome. Everything was in place when we arrived and that made it easy for us. Renting a car (with GPS is a must) prior to’ arrival us a great way to see the countryside which was beautiful. Our accommodations were great and the staff was wonderful at each location- Dublin, Galway, Killarney, Killaloe, Limerick. Thank you Authentic Ireland and Jacoya for a fabulous and memorable trip. We will definitely use your organization again!!
This was the first time I ever used a travel agency and it was a great experience! The trip went off without a hitch and my wife and I couldn't have had a better experience. The agent was knowledgeable, very friendly, and able to answer all of our questions. I would highly recommend using them to book places to stay and your rental car. They also made restaurant suggestions which was great! Overall a fantastic experience!
This is the second time I have used Authentic Ireland for my vacation plans. I used them for my vacation to Ireland in summer of 2014, and now to Scotland. The key is to book early, almost a year in advance so they can get you the best hotels and bed/breakfast. Every place they booked us was super nice and clean, the people were friendly, and the self drive was reasonable and at a good pace. Anyone planning a trip to the UK should go through this company.
We had an excellent trip to Ireland. No problems at all. We got to see and do all the things we wanted to do. The B&B's were great and the hostesses so friendly and helpful. The only concern we had was the rental vehicle was too small for 5 adults and our minimal luggage. Not sure there was an alternative but sure could've used something more comfortable.
Our family of 6 spent 8 days in Ireland and 7 days in Scotland. Con was our agent, and provided lots of information. We hired drivers in both countries. Martin, our Irish driver, was fantastic. He knew so much about Irish heritage, history, geography, etc. Our Scottish driver was so-so. He only knew about the Edinburgh area, no history, and nothing about the Highlands. We would strongly recommend having a driver. Overall, a fantastic adventure
This was the vacation of a lifetime. From the moment we set foot in Dublin until we departed 9 days later it was one memorable event after another. The Bed & Breakfast in Doolan (Roadford House) was amazing. From the greeting by Bean the Irish Setter to the amazing breakfast. They alone are worth a return trip. The only complaint was that out rent a car was too small for 4 people and their luggage for a 9 day trip. We were forced to upgrade at Hertz to a Kia SUV for which we ended up paying an additional 380 euros. However even that could not detract from an unbelievable vacation and sites. We are already planning our second trip to Ireland. The people of Ireland are amazing. Friendly, warm and so eager to help. From the cabbies to the pub employees to the hotel staffs, I have never met so many warm and friendly people on a vacation. Coming home was difficult but necessary. We'll be back and we will definitely use Authentic Ireland for our next trip also.
We just got back from a 10 day tour of Ireland and Scotland and it was amazing!! Everything went absolutely perfect!! Lauren helped us book the tour, and she was great. She was always available to answer questions, and she made everything so easy. The tour itself was great. It was the perfect mix of the city and the beautiful countryside. I would definitely suggest taking one of these tours.
Authentic Ireland knocked it out of the park! From the hotel selections to our driver who selected the sites we saw for us, our trip was an unforgettable journey! We will definitely call on Authentic Ireland again when we go back!
We had an unforgettable trip to Ireland! Everything went very smoothly and we were very pleased!
6 Day Ireland Vacation
Sabrina did a wonderful job helping me and my friend put together one of the most amazing trips to Ireland. Sabrina was extremely helpful and really listened to our requests in regards to places and things we wanted to see on our trip. We cannot thank Sabrina enough for putting everything together for us. The places we stayed were nice and the sites we saw along our trip were all beautiful and breathtaking. Sabrina was always so quick with her email responses and really put in a lot of time to make sure our trip was well planned out. Also, we were really glad that we rented a car and were able to explore places on on our time and schedule. I think the only disappointing thing I have about this trip was that we didn't stay longer. We definitely plan on making another trip back!
Great Ireland Vacation
My family had the most amazing trip driving ourselves on the "Game of Thrones" tour. Amanda did a great job. Our lodging was superb and the whole trip could not have been any better!
2 Amazing weeks in Scotland!
This is the 2nd time we have used Authentic Vacations and Lauren to travel and we will continue to do so. We spent 2 whole weeks in Scotland (self-drive) exploring the Highlands and the Isle of Skye. Breathtaking! Lauren is always so helpful with questions and requests. Every accommodation met and exceeded expectations, we couldn't have asked for a better planned trip! Favorite part was hiking on Skye. Just beautiful! Thanks to Lauren my bucket list just keeps getting smaller. Can't wait to plan our next trip!
What a great trip! Our travel rep, Jocoya, planned our 10 day driving trip around Ireland and we had the best time. The B&B’s were perfect as were the sightseeing recommendations. Important tip for those who haven’t driven in Ireland before - upgrade your car to an automatic transmission with GPS. It helped us SO much. Great way to see Ireland! Thank you for all your help in making this adventure awesome.