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7-Night Authentic Ireland Tour

Price: From $2,778 Per Person, 7 Nights

Our Authentic Collection of Small Group Tours are the ideal way to visit our wonderful part of the world. Every detail is meticulously planned and executed... Enjoy delicious and traditional cuisine, be enthralled by knowledgeable and enthusiastic local guides, delight in a range of unique tours, visits & genuine experiences. Travel by road, rail and sea, savoring the company of like-minded travelers in an intimate setting, as our Authentic Small Group Tours never exceed 16 passengers.
On this tour of Ireland, you'll get off the beaten track and explore stunning, authentic locations that are often overlooked by more 'touristy' tours. Revel in a range of unique Irish experiences, including Whiskey Tasting, Chocolate Workshop, Traditional Jaunting Car Ride, Cookery School, Horseback Ride, Working Farm Tour and much, much more!

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Max. of 16 Passengers - Small Group Tour Highlights:

ACCOMMODATION

  • 2 Nights at Tulfarris Hotel & Golf Resort
  • 1 Night at Fitzgerald’s Vienna Woods Hotel
  • 1 Night at Cahernane House Hotel
  • 2 Nights at Fitzgerald’s Woodlands House Hotel
  • 1 Night at Roganstown Hotel & Country Club

DINING INCLUSIONS

  • 7 Full Irish Breakfasts
  • Three-Course Dinner at Tulfarris Hotel & Golf Resort
  • Traditional Irish Evening of Food & Entertainment at The Merry Ploughboy
  • Dinner Experience at the The Herbert Restaurant of Cahernane House Hotel
  • Lunch at Dingle Cookery School
  • Three-Course Dinner at Fitzgerald’s Woodlands House Hotel
  • Medieval Banquet Dinner & Show at Bunratty Castle
  • Three-Course Farewell Dinner at Roganstown Hotel & Country Club

TRANSPORTATION & GUIDES

  • Professional & Knowledgeable Guide Throughout The Tour
  • Small Group - Maximum of 16 Passengers
  • Guided Sightseeing Tour of Dublin
  • Private Excursions to Dublin & Wicklow
  • Return Transfers to and from The Merry Ploughboy
  • Return Transfers to and from Bunratty Castle
  • Luxury Coach Touring from Day 3 to Day 7

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • Horse Riding Experience – 1 Hour Group Lesson & Ride
  • Chocolate Workshop at The Chocolate Garden of Ireland
  • West County Cork Working Farm Tour
  • Traditional Jaunting Car Tour in Killarney National Park
  • Dingle Cookery School: 'How to Make Chowder and Brown Bread' Class
  • Inis Oirr Excursion – Aran Island Visit, including Pony and Trap Tour with Local Jarvey
  • Cruise Beneath The Cliffs of Moher

ENTRANCES & ADMISSIONS

  • Guinness Storehouse Tour with Complimentary Pint of Guinness
  • 6th Century Glendalough Visitor Centre
  • Stunning Powerscourt House & Gardens
  • Imposing Rock of Cashel Visit
  • Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre
  • Birr Castle, Gardens & Science Centre
  • Kilbeggan Whiskey Distillery Tour & Tasting

Blessington (AI), County Wicklow

Accommodation

Tulfarris Hotel - More Info - Blessington (AI), County Wicklow

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Blessington (AI), County Wicklow

Dublin City Tour & Guinness Visit:
Upon arriving in Dublin, you'll meet your guide and embark on a city tour at approximately 1:00pm. The charming Irish capital has an array of famous sites to uncover such as St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Trinity College (pictured) and the River Liffey. End the day with a visit to Guinness Storehouse, where seven floors filled with interactive experiences and fascinating history awaits. To top off the experience, pick up a free pint of the black stuff at the Storehouse’s 360° Gravity bar. You will be spending the next two nights in a beautiful traditional Irish hotel set against the stunning Blessington Lakes in Wicklow.


Blessington (AI), County Wicklow

Accommodation

Tulfarris Hotel - More Info - Blessington (AI), County Wicklow

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Blessington (AI2), County Wicklow

Explore Stunning County Wicklow:
Journey to the Wicklow area, where the first stop of the day will be the Glendalough Visitor Centre. The impressive monastic city (pictured), is revered for its remarkable scenery, rich history and abundant wildlife. Its visitor centre houses an interactive exhibition and a detailed model of the monastic site for you to peruse up close. Continue to the stunning 150 year old Powerscourt Estate and Gardens, which overlooks the fabulous Wicklow Mountains. Join the Horse Riding Experience at the Brennanstown Riding School for a one hour group lesson and ride out through the beautiful Wicklow countryside. Later on, a traditional Irish evening of music and dance awaits at the Mary Ploughboy Pub.


Cork (AI), County Cork

Accommodation

Fitzgeralds Vienna Woods Hotel - Cork (AI), County Cork

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Cork (AI), County Cork

Chocolate Factory & Rock of Cashel Visits:
Get the day off to a sweet start with a visit to the Chocolate Garden of Ireland - Ireland’s only chocolate and ice cream factory. The one and a half hour tour includes an exhibition detailing the chocolate making process, a tasting and a hands-on demonstration. Drive to Kilkenny for lunch and a wander round its quaint medieval streets and alleys. On a visit to the iconic Rock of Cashel (pictured), you can admire the wonderful Irish countryside while discovering the site’s historic buildings and vibrant past.


Killarney (AI), County Kerry

Accommodation

Cahernane House Hotel - More Info - Killarney (AI), County Kerry

Manor
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Killarney (AI), County Kerry

West Cork Farm Tour & Beara Peninsula:
In the morning visit Ireland’s most popular food market, the Old English Market known for its mid-19th century architecture and locally produced food. Afterwards go on a West Cork Farm Tour, where you’ll visit local farms to learn first-hand about the intricacies of farming life. Wellies will be provided on arrival as well as a tasty spread consisting of local cheeses, homemade scones, tea and coffee. In the afternoon you will be exploring Beara (pictured), the beautiful Irish peninsula that time forgot! The 30 mile Beara Peninsula juts into the Atlantic Ocean and is a spectacularly remote bit of countryside dotted with fishing villages, farming communities and millennia-old archaeological sites.


Adare (AI), County Limerick

Accommodation

Fitzgerald's Woodlands House Hotel - Adare (AI), County Limerick

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Adare (AI), County Limerick

Killarney National Park & Dingle:
After leaving your luggage in the hotel lobby, board the awaiting jaunting cars ready to whisk you back in time as you experience Ireland’s most traditional mode of transport. The tour takes you to the historic Ross Castle and through the undulating landscape of Killarney National Park. At the tours end, there will be time to discover the delights of Killarney town on your own. Upon arrival in Dingle, you will attend a crash course at the Dingle Cookery School where you will learn how to make a delectable seafood chowder and loaf of brown bread. In the afternoon, explore Dingle before heading to Adare, where your hotel is located.


Adare (AI), County Limerick

Accommodation

Fitzgerald's Woodlands House Hotel - Adare (AI), County Limerick

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Adare (AI2), County Limerick

Aran Islands & The Cliffs of Moher:
Pass through the arresting Burren National Park on the way to Doolin, where your cruise to Inis Oirr, the most charming of the Aran Islands, departs at 11:00am. Once at the island, you will be met by a ‘Pony & Trap’. These traps are driven by friendly islander Jarveys who will tell you all about island life. Pick up some refreshments, before continuing the cruise to the Cliffs of Moher. After admiring the looming cliffs from below, you will disembark the boat to survey this area of great natural beauty via the Cliffside pathways. The evening will be spent at Bunratty Castle, where a kilted piper will welcome you as you ascend the fortress steps to experience the thrills of a Medieval Banquet.


Dublin (AI), County Dublin

Accommodation

Roganstown Hotel & Country Club - More Info - Dublin (AI), County Dublin

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Dublin (AI), County Dublin

Birr Castle & Whiskey Distillery Tour:
Your last full day in Ireland starts at Birr Castle - its wonderful grounds are home to award-winning gardens filled with rare flowers, wildlife, and what in 1840 was the largest telescope in the world. From there make your way to the Kilbeggan Whiskey Distillery Experience to learn about how Irish Whiskey is produced and stop for lunch. After lunch the group travels to Dublin to check-in at the final hotel. The trip ends in style with a farewell dinner in the decadent Green Room, a unique experience in a quiet and historic setting.


Depart From

Dublin Airport Departure, Ireland

Homeward Journey:
Time to go home! You may either make your own transportation arrangements to the airport, or reserve an executive transfer with us.


LOW SEASON
Jan - Mar | Nov - Dec
SOLD OUT
MID SEASON
Apr - May | Sep - Oct
From $2,778
HIGH SEASON
June - August
From $2,778

 

2018 Tour Dates - Start & Finish in Dublin:

  • June 15 to 22 - SOLD OUT!
  • July 1 to 8 - SOLD OUT!
  • July 13 to 20, 2018 - AVAILABLE
  • July 23 to 30 - SOLD OUT!
  • August 3 to 10 - SOLD OUT!
  • August 17 to 24, 2018 - SOLD OUT!
  • September 6 to 13 - SOLD OUT!
  • September 14 to 21, 2018 - AVAILABLE
  • September 23 to 30 - SOLD OUT!
  • October 12 to 19, 2018 - SOLD OUT!

A $250.00 Per Person Deposit Secures Your Tour.
Max of 16 Passengers Per Tour! Limited 2018 Seats Available!

2019 Dates have just been released and are selling fast. Please inquire now to secure your spot!
 

Your Price Includes:

ACCOMMODATION

  • 2 Nights at Tulfarris Hotel & Golf Resort
  • 1 Night at Fitzgerald’s Vienna Woods Hotel
  • 1 Night at Cahernane House Hotel
  • 2 Nights at Fitzgerald’s Woodlands House Hotel
  • 1 Night at Roganstown Hotel & Country Club

DINING INCLUSIONS

  • 7 Full Irish Breakfasts
  • Three-Course Dinner at Tulfarris Hotel & Golf Resort
  • Traditional Irish Evening of Food & Entertainment at The Merry Ploughboy
  • Dinner Experience at the The Herbert Restaurant of Cahernane House Hotel
  • Lunch at Dingle Cookery School
  • Three-Course Dinner at Fitzgerald’s Woodlands House Hotel
  • Medieval Banquet Dinner & Show at Bunratty Castle
  • Three-Course Farewell Dinner at Roganstown Hotel & Country Club

TRANSPORTATION & GUIDES

  • Professional & Knowledgeable Guide Throughout The Tour
  • Small Group - Maximum of 16 Passengers
  • Guided Sightseeing Tour of Dublin
  • Private Excursions to Dublin & Wicklow
  • Return Transfers to and from The Merry Ploughboy
  • Return Transfers to and from Bunratty Castle
  • Luxury Coach Touring from Day 3 to Day 7

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • Horse Riding Experience – 1 Hour Group Lesson & Ride
  • Chocolate Workshop at The Chocolate Garden of Ireland
  • West County Cork Working Farm Tour
  • Traditional Jaunting Car Tour in Killarney National Park
  • Dingle Cookery School: 'How to Make Chowder and Brown Bread' Class
  • Inis Oirr Excursion – Aran Island Visit, including Pony and Trap Tour with Local Jarvey
  • Cruise Beneath The Cliffs of Moher

ENTRANCES & ADMISSIONS

  • Guinness Storehouse Tour with Complimentary Pint of Guinness
  • 6th Century Glendalough Visitor Centre
  • Stunning Powerscourt House & Gardens
  • Imposing Rock of Cashel Visit
  • Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre
  • Birr Castle, Gardens & Science Centre
  • Kilbeggan Whiskey Distillery Tour & Tasting

Prices Based On:

  • Prices are Per Person based on 2 people traveling together and sharing a room.
  • Single travellers are very welcome on the Authentic Ireland Tour - life-long friendships are regularly formed with fellow passengers! Single travellers may have their own hotel room each night at an additional cost of US$865.00
  • All Taxes & Fees Included.

“Scotland vacation”

Aug 14, 2018 by Janelle Miller. Your Hometown: Washington, D.C.

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.

“Ireland”

Aug 14, 2018 by Mary Farner. Your Hometown: Fort Collins, Colorado

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.

Aug 14, 2018 by Terry.

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

“Unbelievable Vacation”

Aug 14, 2018 by Michael Nealy. Your Hometown: Stratford, CT

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.

“Amazing!”

Aug 14, 2018 by Moira.

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.

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Call us toll-free, 1-888-443-5259 (US) or +353 01 293.3088 (international), and we will be delighted to answer all questions!

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