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The trip that Edna of Authentic Ireland put together for our family for August 2017 was awesome. We challenged her with a multi city, "experience Ireland", request with a tight time table and she delivered. The accommodations were a great mixture of B+B and in city hotels, the suggestions for sight seeing were on target, and the service from AI has been great. I started doing this trip myself...and what a waste of time. Such a smooth trip...I have no "bad travel" material for the xmas letter this year. Thanks.
Perfect amount of structure and freedom!
We have been home for a week and are still excited to tell others about the incredible time we had in Scotland. Our agent Con helped us to create a great plan and did a flawless job arranging all the details! The best part is my wife is already thinking about where we can go next! Definitely recommend Authentic Ireland.
I just returned Thursday night from an amazing trip to Ireland. Lauren was my agent and she planned everything perfectly to suit what I was looking for. I stayed in a mix of B&Bs, Castles and a Manor House with each offering a delightful experience, fabulous food and friendly hosts. Everything went smoothly from the moment I stepped off the plane and I had the trip of a lifetime. I would definitely use Authentic Ireland again.
Our holiday through the beautiful Ireland country and its people was fantastic! The accommodations set up by Michaela with Authentic Ireland were so charming and perfectly located. Driving through the countryside provided memories that will last a lifetime.
Michaela, thank you and Authentic Ireland for arranging lodging and transportation while we were in Ireland. Stating that everything went smoothly is an understatement. The vehicle was available at 0900 as we had requested, the hotels were fantastic.
Of all the hotels - Cliff House, Malton House, Dromoland Castle and Portmanock Golf Resort, the Dromoland was far and away, the best. While I had preferred Adare Manor, my son who had stayed at Adare Manor indicated there was no comparison - Dromoland was the better of the two.
Additionally, the ability to wonder as we chose and avoid the congestion of people at Adare was appreciated. The rooms were great.
Thank you for your assistance. You helped make this family vacation memorable.
We recently traveled to Ireland and Jordan was our advisor. We had an amazing time. Ireland is so beautiful and I couldn't have asked for a better trip. I will remember this trip forever. The only downside was the distance between our b&bs. We didn't get to see everything we wanted but I guess we will have to go back. Thanks again Jordan for planning my dream vacation.
Family trip of a lifetime!
My husband and I were celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary and decided to take the family-5 kids and our son in law. Emma was the absolute best in planning!! She was so helpful and I had so many questions. Loved all the hotels and places we visited. 2nd to Emma would be our driver Ann. Seriously we couldn't have imagined our trip without her!❤️ One highlight was visiting with relatives we had never met- they treated us like royalty. It seriously was a once-in-a-lifetime trip. Our children are already talking about going back.
Perfectly Planned Trip!
My daughter and I booked a 10 day trip to Ireland for a girls trip. I have to say that I was skeptical of doing everything online and never meeting someone face-to-face. Megan really took great care of us. She allowed me to change my mind several times regarding the itinerary and then once we had it set, it was perfectly planned. The trio was exactly what we wanted every step of the way. We were amazed at how Megan had listen to every detail and everything was completely taken care of. We stayed in hotels and bed-and-breakfast and they were all wonderful. We also enjoyed the voucher system at each attraction. We rented a car for 1 week and drove many kilometers. We listened to the locals as to the scenic routes and really enjoyed that part of the trip. We had a once-in-a-lifetime trip and hope to travel Europe even more so in the next few years. Thank you Megan and the entire company for making this all possible for us !
My family and I booked a ten day trip to Ireland and London for our 25th wedding anniversary. We spent 8 days in Ireland and 2 days in London. Absolutely loved Northern Ireland. We stayed in 3 great Bed & Breakfast. We loved our trip and ready to go back. Our travel agent Lauren was amazing. My family is more into nature and enjoyed that part of Ireland more than the city, but still amazing. One piece of advice, if you are driving get the Hertz neverlost GPS, don't know if we would have made it back without it. London was so busy, too many people, it was worse than Disney World.
Edna Gudino did a great job putting together a two week package of Ireland and Ulster for us. Notable hotels included Moy House, Leitrim, and Hayfield Manor in Cork. Scenery on the Antrim Coast, Cliffs of Moher and Dingle not to be missed.
Had an absolutely outstanding trip to Ireland thanks to Maggie and Authentic Ireland Vacations. The rental car and all lodgings were ready on time and fully paid as promised. We even enjoyed the tips and tricks sent to us prior to the vacation to better help us travel the country. Maggie was an incredible agent and always there to answer all of my questions. Thanks for your patience and quick replies. We'll definitely consider using Authentic Ireland when we go back. Thanks for everything!
What separates a good travel agent from a great travel agent? How they respond to issues, questions and concerns. In our case, the selected venues, the selected hotels and recommendations were spot on. We did have a slight hiccup with a hotel losing the reservation - and Authentic Ireland (Michaela in particular) not only double checked and confirmed our next stops, they offered upgrades and absolutely handled this with professionalism, class and courtesy. That is what makes an Agent great.
In addition, I took the recommended plan - and could not have picked more appropriate stops, layovers and drives had I researched on my own for weeks.
Thank you again for a wonderful experience.
I'd do it all gain!
Aisling took great care of me in the details of my trip. She made sure all the accommodations were easy for me to get to. I loved my private driver! He was a delight. All the tour guides at Rabbi's were knowledgeable and had great personalities. They are so patient with tourists. The only small issue I had was the airport taxi driver was given the wrong pickup address. That was taken care of very quickly. I will go back as soon as possible with a trip to Ireland included. Thank you!!!!!
What they say they will give you is true! Delivered as promised and a fabulous time was had by us! Totally recommend this outfit!!!!!
From the moment of contact, Edna was helpful and professional, and gladly answered all my many questions. She put together a trip with fantastic hotels in the places we wanted to visit, and the added bonus of the Hop On, Hop Off bus tour in Dublin was a great way to see what we wanted to get a closer look at. Everything was taken care of, and I felt total confidence in all her arrangements. My mom and I are grateful that we chose Authentic Ireland for our trip! Also, if you're looking to rent a car and drive through Ireland on your trip, their rental program with all the extra insurance included gave us the peace of mind to relax and enjoy driving the beautiful twisty roads through the countryside. Thank you Edna! You're my hero!
Everything went smoothly
Lonna took great care of us. I had never booked an overseas vacation before so was a bit apprehensive but it was a wonderful experience. I am recommending Lonna and Authentic Ireland Vacations to anyone who dreams of seeing Ireland. The car, rooms, excursions and advice were great. Each time I was pleased to see no hitches in the plan and lots of attention to small details to make our stay very special. We had 8 days so time was precious and none was wasted. The places Lonna picked for us were so helpful and friendly. They wen out of their way to make sure we had everything to make our trip smooth and lots of fun. The breakfasts included each morning were fabulous and we were so well fed on scrumptious food we never wanted to stop for lunch. Thanks again Lonna. Very successful adventure in Ireland!!
What a great trip we had. Our 11 days in Ireland was incredible, AuthenticIreland did a great job with setting our trip. We had one minor issue with a castle that was chosen, but, other than that, we had an amazing time.
Great Travel Service!
I have to say that my experience with Authentic Ireland was first class! Our agent, Maggie Lunde did a great job and made adjustments to all the (many) changes we made as we were in the planning stages of our trip.
Once we arrived at each destination, there wasn't one hiccup or issue with rentals and accommodations. Everything was setup in advance and there weren't any problems.
I definitely recommend Authentic Ireland to anyone considering using them!
Thank you, Authentic Ireland! We had the most wonderful 8-night vacation, without a hiccup, thanks in no small part to the thoughtful, timely, flexible, and attentive support of our travel advisor, Edna Gudino, When we requested a couple of changes to our itinerary before the trip, she had a updated itinerary to us within 24 hours. Every accommodation we went to was beautiful and unique. Highly, highly recommend this company, and Edna in particular, should you find yourself planning to go to Ireland!
6 Nights in Ireland
I started "planning" my vacation with only the loosest of goals: to fly into Dublin, have a scenic drive, and spend a little time on the Western coast. Kati, from Authentic Vacations, helped fill in the blanks with helpful suggestions. She quickly understood the spirit that we had, and was able to offer a great travel plan. We enjoyed two nights in Dublin, one night in Kilkenny, two nights in Galway, and our final night in Bonratty. Authentic Vacations made all of the arrangements--hotel, car rental, and tickets for the hop-on/hop-off bus. The accommodations were fantastic. A very satisfying vacation.