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Authentic Ireland Reviews: Why Our Clients Love Us

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10 day self drive Southern Ireland

byAndrea WilliamsonAuthentic Ireland
Your Hometown: Skiatook, Okkahoma

My husband and myself had an amazing holiday in southern Ireland. We took in Dublin, Kilkenny, Killarney, Tralee, and Clifden, Connemara. We visited cathedrals, pubs, castles and and took in natures beauty. The people of Ireland were wonderful, friendly and were terrific hosts. I recommend this trip without hesitation. Thank you to Authentic Ireland travels for making it happen.

byKathy O'BrienAuthentic Ireland
Your Hometown: Annapolis

We had the most wonderful trip and Con made it all happen for us! He was fantastic through-out the entire process. We traveled via car, bus and foot and saw everything on our bucket list. From the he windswept coast of Northern Ireland to the seaside villages along the western & southern parts of Ireland and even to a bit of hiking in the Wicklow areas - beyond words - all of it! It was simply a wonderful and breathtaking vacation! The hotels and castles were perfect - great locations, great food and great hospitality! We could not have done this trip without the help and guidance of Authentic Ireland and most importantly, Con. Thank you Con - it was indeed the trip of a lifetime!

Fantastic

Your Hometown: South Berwick ME

Our trip to Ireland was amazing. Con was super helpful and quick to respond to any questions I had. (Even when he was leaving for vacation himself). I would recommend using Authentic Ireland to anyone and I know we will use them again when we go back. The accommodations they chose for us were great and all the information they gave us for what to see and do along the way was so helpful as there is so much to do that sometimes its hard to choose. The info packets helped us narrow down things each morning. The trip was seamless and easy. I can't recommend them enough!

Thanks!

byGeorge GouldingAuthentic Ireland
Your Hometown: Huntersville, North Carolina

Thanks to Robin and the team at Authentic Ireland for making our vacation in Ireland so enjoyable and entertaining. Our goal was to drive east to west and see as many sights as possible, and with Robin's assistance we put together a great itinerary that allowed us to really experience much of the Irish culture and history, as well as to meet and enjoy the company of so many wonderfully friendly and helpful Irish people. This was the trip of a lifetime for us!The only negative was a night we spent in a B&B in Galway where our room was ridiculously small.

Irish Eyes are Smiling

byKim GalantiAuthentic Ireland
Your Hometown: Bethalto

We just returned from our trip and it was absolutely amazing! A huge thank you to Kati Lepisto for setting up everything for our wonderful trip. We had such a great time and everything went so smoothly. She did an excellent job from the hotel selections to the transfers to and from and everything in between. We were especially pleased with her suggestion that we hire a private chauffer and her selection of Pro Bus and Car as our chauffer service. Our driver, A.J. Murphy, was a perfect addition to our trip. We could not have been more blessed with a better human being to spend our time with in Ireland. He was so warm and easy to talk to, not to mention how extremely knowledgeable of the history and geography of Ireland he is. He shared so much information with us and just made our experience so much better than if we would have done it by ourselves. We were able to take in the beauty of the country, while having our own tour guide, and not having to worry about having a pint or two along the way. Thank you, again, for everything! We will definitely be going back for another visit!

Fantastic trip

Your Hometown: Boerne, TX

What a wonderful trip Kati put together for us. Had such a wonderful time without a single issue! This was a bucket list trip for my husband and I. We could never have put it together as well as Kati did. Ireland was everything that we had imagined. Beautiful country and such friendly laid back people. We were truly enchanted by Ireland and its magical allure! Thank you Kati and Authentic Ireland!

Wow!

byKristina HansenAuthentic Ireland
Your Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah USA

I don't even know where to begin how to describe our phenomenal experience in Ireland, thanks to Authentic Ireland. From the very beginning, we received prompt and friendly service from our agent, Emma. It's been a life long dream of mine to visit the Emerald Isle and thanks to Emma, it was a dream. Every detail was seen to, including a description of the customary tipping, what to expect, where we needed a car etc. I am BEYOND impressed with the flawless attention to detail and planning that must have been involved behind the scenes. Every accommodation was unique and each was better than the last. I I enjoyed EVERY moment. The people were the most kind, honest and helpful staff of anywhere in the world I've traveled as of yet.If you are considering a trip to Ireland, do it! And use authenticireland.com. You will not be disappointed.Thank you, Emma. You helped us to create the experience of a lifetime. I can't wait to come back!Erin go bragh! ☘

Lucky Ireland

Your Hometown: Paris

We where very happy dealing with very kind and prevenant adviser of the web site. The choices she made matched perfectfully with ours. The service was rapid and all problems became rapidly solutions. More over once arrived, we saw wondeful landscapes and met very attaching people in Ireland. We were very pleased to discover this country and had only one regret : not having time enought ro take benefit more of our stay !! Very kind people in B and B, as well as pubs and everywhere !

Awesome Trip

Your Hometown: Lafayette

Thank you Catherine Gunvalsen so much.Irish Eyes were smiling on me when we connected That's for SUREMy kids and I had such a incredible trip and I really believe it was because of all your advise and help you gave me. I was debating on even traveling to Ireland this year but when I started talking to you and heard the passion in your voice(your Irish accent might have had something to do with it also) I knew I had to take my kids there.Our trip to Kilkenny where you booked us into The Butler House "WOW"We had a view of the Castle from our room. Again WOWCatherine also advised us to go to the Aran Islands and the Cliffs of Moher.My son said the Aran Islands were the most beautiful place he had ever seenOn your advise we took a boat to view the Cliffs from the water before we toured them on top. Best advice ever.Next you had us go to Connemara and Cliften on the West coast in Galway.Never seen anything like the wild rugged country side and mountain sheep just grazing along the side of the road.We even met your Uncle and cousin while we were in Cliften who showed us a few of their favorite pubs. Singing and Dancing to the small hours of the night.Catherine Thank You again so much. Your knowledge of your home country Ireland really helped make our trip one that will never be forgotten.I will be telling everyone I know that is even thinking about a trip to Ireland to contact Authentic Ireland and ask for you if they want a trip of a lifetime.Please don't hesitate to use me as a referenceBless you,John B.

Aisling & Authentic Ireland Rock !

byPatricia SheridanAuthentic Ireland
Your Hometown: Narragansett ,RI

Just got back from an awesome vacation to Ireland ! Aisling worked with me every step of the way and helped me plan out a once in a lifetime trip. Aisling was phenomenal !!! She helped me plan it all out and was most gracious and accommodating as I made several changes along the way before finalizing the hotels and the car. The hotels were gorgeous and perfectly located. Her wisdom , suggestions and help were a crucial component of smooth sailing, great time. I would not hesitate to use this site and Aisling was an angel. She went out of her way to help me through all phases of the trip and even communicated with me when I was In Ireland. A most heartfelt thanks and appreciation to Aisling ! Sláinte my friend !!!

Memories Made in Ireland

byDenise KebeckAuthentic Ireland
Your Hometown: Toms River

Our first trip to Ireland - what an amazing adventure. Amanda Perry assisted us with every detail. I told her what we wanted to see and our price range...she met every request from dinner in Dublin to the views of Cliffs of Moher to Bunratty Castle. She arranged sight seeing events as well as dinner and story telling adventures. Amanda also recommended sightseeing spots along our travels (we did self drive). She arranged our flights (from JFK) as well as arrangements for the rental car. We flew Air Lingus from JFK - definitely would fly them again. The plane was clean and the flight attendants were friendly (next time, I would upgrade the inflight meal package). I cannot praise Amanda enough for her time and efforts in arranging an amazing trip to Ireland. She addressed every concern up until the day we left and gave great effort to every detail. Can't wait to visit again!

Northern Ireland & St Patrick's Day in Dublin

byPat ColburnAuthentic Ireland
Your Hometown: Aurora, CO

All six of us had a terrific time on our March 2016 trip which included stays in Belfast, Derry, two castles and St Patrick's Day in Dublin. We could not stop talking about how great a trip it was. There was a slight glitch at Cabra castle (the castle's error, not Authentic's) but they corrected it with fantastic rooms for all of us. Michaela responded quickly to my SOS and called the castle directly. The large van was more than adequate for all six of us plus our luggage. Although 4 of us had previously been to Ireland, I would say that this trip by far exceeded the other visits. The only critique we had was that the directions on the vouchers from Derry/Belfast and the castles did not have directions for us from point to point. The directions were either from Dublin or Belfast. Fortunately, we were able to use a cell phone to guide us.

25th Anniversary in Beautiful Ireland.

byJennifer NunninkAuthentic Ireland
Your Hometown: Grass Valley

We just recently returned from our dream vacation in Ireland. We chose Ireland as our destination for our 25th wedding anniversary. Amanda was outstanding in all the arrangements for our accommodations, even up until the last minute when I started panicking about trivial things. She was available immediately to answer all my questions and calm me down. The same goes for everyone else I had the pleasure of dealing with when I'd have a question, they were always available. We did the Castle tour in the northern region of Ireland and our hotels were by far the most luxurious and most beautiful castles and hotels I've stayed in. Our trip went off without a hitch. I found this website by accident and I am so glad. I can honestly say I would use them again in a heartbeat. In fact, we're already planning to go back next to Ireland next year to visit all the places we missed, and we will most definitely use Authentic Ireland again! Thank you Amanda!!

AMAZING

Your Hometown: Baltimore, MD USA

Our trip was amazing. I really feel like we got to see SO much of Ireland and it was so helpful with the suggested and enroute sights that we barely had to do any other kind of planning. We did go rouge a few times, but overall we had a WONDERFUL experience. The hotels we stayed in were amazing. Killarney was our favorite - it is magical there.

David Rhys-Jones was great to work with and very helpful, if I go back to Ireland, I would definitely book through Authentic Ireland and with David again. :) It is an incredible value for what we got for the money and was so much more than we expected.

Beautiful trip!

byWuling LeeAuthentic Ireland
Your Hometown: Taipei

More than we expected! Beautiful trip and memory ! Looking forward to be there one more time- What a gracful country Ireland is!

Incredible Experience & Value

byMandy MullerAuthentic Ireland
Your Hometown: Atlanta, GA

We randomly found this website when researching vacation packages to Ireland. I found the Castle package that sort of met our needs, and they were able to alter it to add the city that wasn't originally included and meet the price we wanted to spend. Because it was such a GREAT price, we didn't have high expectations when we arrived. We were wrong. Every hotel was a 4+ star, included a 5 star castle, and we hit nearly every "suggested site" they sent us. We are overwhelmed and thrilled with our trip of a lifetime and will book with Authentic Ireland again in a heartbeat. I'd highly recommend them any day.

Thanksgiving in Ireland

byAngela CannonAuthentic Ireland
Your Hometown: Denton, Texas

Don't know where to start. We had the best time ever & can't wait to go back. We meet the most amazing people that we are now friends with in Dublin. We had a haunted experience at Clontarf Castle & later discovered my ancestors fought for that castle on good Friday 1064! We figuerd it was them checking in with us. Michaela our contact person planned an amazing self drive trip for us & the cost was perfect. I have referred friends & family to take this trip. Everything was decorated for Christmas so it was beautiful at night. A must trip for any age

Awesome!

Your Hometown: Hickory NC

Absolutely perfect! We had the best adventure. The arrangements of car and hotels/b&b went very smoothly without any problems at all. The way everything was prearranged and the tour route setup with suggestions for each day, just made it so ideal for us to explore and tour on our own without worry. We loved it! Irelandvis such a beautiful country. We are ready to go back!

25th Anniversary trip

byDavid LongAuthentic Ireland
Your Hometown: Pickeringtron, Ohio

Can not thank Con enough for his tireless efforts in making our trip to Ireland and Scotland fantastic. We had many interests connected with our ancestry and he accomodated them all. He helped with route planning and what we could realistically get done. It all worked out beautifully. Highlights were Killmainan Gaol, a wild trip into galeforce winds to the Aron Islands and a visit to Eileen Donan Castle. Con is a great Inspector Rebus fan, as am I and we connected on several "Rebus" sites throughout Edinburgh. He found out what we wanted and listed making this the best trip we have ever taken. Thanks to all.

25th Anniversary trip

byDavid LongAuthentic Ireland
Your Hometown: Pickeringtron, Ohio

Can not thank Con enough for his tireless efforts in making our trip to Ireland and Scotland fantastic. We had many interests connected with our ancestry and he accomodated them all. He helped with route planning and what we could realistically get done. It all worked out beautifully. Highlights were Killmainan Gaol, a wild trip into galeforce winds to the Aron Islands and a visit to Eileen Donan Castle. Con is a great Inspector Rebus fan, as am I and we connected on several "Rebus" sites throughout Edinburgh. He found out what we wanted and listed making this the best trip we have ever taken. Thanks to all.

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