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7-Night Authentic Ireland Tour

Price: From $2,998 Per Person, 7 Nights

Our Authentic Collection of Small Group Tours is 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 a Chocolate Workshop, Traditional Jaunting Car Ride, Dingle Cookery School, Cliffs of Moher cruise, Working Farm Tour and much, much more!

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Max. of 16 Passengers - Small Group Tour Highlights:

ACCOMMODATION

  • 1 Night at The North Star Hotel
  • 2 Nights at Tulfarris Hotel & Golf Resort
  • 1 Night at Vienna Woods Hotel
  • 1 Night at Cahernane House Hotel
  • 2 Nights at Woodlands House Hotel

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
  • Medieval Banquet Dinner & Show at Bunratty Castle
  • Dinner at Timmy Mac's Bistro

TRANSPORTATION & GUIDES

  • Professional & Knowledgeable Guide Throughout The Tour
  • Small Group - Maximum of 16 Passengers
  • Guided Sightseeing Tour of Dublin
  • Private Excursions to 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

  • 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 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

Dublin (AIC), County Dublin

Accommodation

North Star Hotel - Dublin (AIC), County Dublin

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Dublin (AI), County Dublin

Arrival in Dublin:
Arrive at Dublin Airport, and transfer to your central Dublin hotel (executive transfer available at an additional cost). Relax and refresh in anticipation of the tour ahead, or enjoy some independent time exploring Ireland's historic capital city.


Blessington (AI), County Wicklow

Accommodation

Tulfarris Hotel - Blessington (AI), County Wicklow

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Blessington (AI), County Wicklow

Dublin City Tour & Guinness Visit:
Go on a guided city tour of the charming Irish capital which has an array of famous sites to uncover such as St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Trinity College (pictured) and the River Liffley. Afterwards visit the Guinness Storehouse, where seven floors filled with interactive experiences and fascinating history awaits. Transfer to Tulfarris for an overnight stay in one of the most pictureque hotels in Wicklow – Tulfarris Hotel & Golf Resort. Enjoy the Irish Evening – dinner and show at Merry Ploughboy.


Blessington (AI), County Wicklow

Accommodation

Tulfarris Hotel - 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. Overnight and dinner at Tulfarris Hotel & Golf Resort.


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:
Start the day with a visit to the Chocolate Garden of Ireland – Ireland’s only chocolate and ice cream factory. The 1.5 hrs guided tour includes an exhibition detailing the chocolate making process, a tasting and a hands on demonstration. Drive to Kilkenny for lunch and a wonder around. Visit the iconic Rock of Cashel and admire the wonderful Irish countryside while discovering the site’s historic buildings and vibrant past. Overnight in the historical Vienna Woods Hotel in Cork.


Killarney (AI), County Kerry

Accommodation

Cahernane House Hotel - Killarney (AI), County Kerry

Manor
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Killarney (AI), County Kerry

West Cork Farm Tour & Killarney Town:
In the morning visit Ireland’s most popular food market, the Old English Market in Cork City. Afterwards go on a West Cork Farm Tour, where Wellies will be provided on arrival as well as a tasty spread consisting of local cheees, homemade scones, tea and coffee. Check into the beautiful manor Cahernane House Hotel in Killarney before dinner.


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:
Begin the day with special jaunting cars tour to the historic Ross Castle and through the impressive landscape of Killarney National Park. At the tours end, there will be time to discover the delights of Killarney town. Upon arrival in Dingle, learn how to make a delectable seafood chowder and a loaf of brown bread at the Dingle Cookery School. In the afternoon, explore Dingle before heading to Adare to check into Woodlands House Hotel which provides a perfect getaway for families.


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:
Explore the Burren National Park on the way to Doolin, where the cruise to Inis Oirr, the most charming of the Aran Islands, departs. Once at the island, you will be met by a ‘Pony & Trap’. These traps are driven by friendly islander jarveys who will tell stories about islands life. Enjoy lunch in a traditional pub, before continuing the cruise to the Cliffs of Moher. After admiring the looming cliffs from below, disembark the boat to survey this area of great natural beauty via the Cliffside pathways. Drive back to Adare and spend the evening at Bunratty Castle for the Medieval Banquet, before returning back to the Woodlands House Hotel.


Depart From

Shannon Departure or Continue to Dublin, Ireland

Final Day in Ireland:
Time to go home! You may either make your own transportation arrangements to Shannon Airport, or reserve an executive transfer with us. Alternately, enjoy a final few hours of guided touring en route to Dublin. The last 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 visit the Kilbeggan Whiskey Distillery to learn about how Irish Whiskey is produced and stop for lunch. Afterwards either continue the homeward journey or reserve an additional night in Dublin.


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June - August
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2019 Tour Dates Now Available! Start in Dublin, Finish in Shannon or Dublin:

  • June 28 to July 5, 2019 - By Special Arrangement
  • July 26 to August 2, 2019 - By Special Arrangement
  • August 9 to 16, 2019 - AVAILABLE!
  • August 23 to 30, 2019 - By Special Arrangement
  • September 6 to 13, 2019 - AVAILABLE!

Max of 16 Passengers Per Tour!
A $250.00 Per Person Deposit Secures Your Tour.

2019 dates are selling fast... Inquire now to guarantee your place!

 

Your Price Includes:

ACCOMMODATION

  • 1 Night at The North Star Hotel
  • 2 Nights at Tulfarris Hotel & Golf Resort
  • 1 Night at Vienna Woods Hotel
  • 1 Night at Cahernane House Hotel
  • 2 Nights at Woodlands House Hotel

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
  • Medieval Banquet Dinner & Show at Bunratty Castle
  • Dinner at Timmy Mac's Bistro

TRANSPORTATION & GUIDES

  • Professional & Knowledgeable Guide Throughout The Tour
  • Small Group - Maximum of 16 Passengers
  • Guided Sightseeing Tour of Dublin
  • Private Excursions to 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

  • 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 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.

Destination Vacation

byPeter L PavlinaAuthentic Ireland Travel
Your Hometown: Boston

Great trip thanks to Michelle's great work!

Ireland Vacation

byJessica BrewerAuthentic Ireland Travel
Your Hometown: St. Cloud

We had a FABULOUS vacation! Jacoya was great to work with. Highly recommend!

Dream Vacation!

Your Hometown: Coronado

Our trip to Ireland was an absolute dream! Thank you, Tam, for taking the time to create a personalized, affordable trip for us. I highly suggest using Tam at Authentic Vacations to plan your trip to Ireland! You will have the time of your life! :)

Great Vacation. Fabulous Vacation Planner

Your Hometown: Palo Alto, CA

I cannot speak highly enough about the vacation planning services we received from Amanda. With only 8 days lead time before we were to get on a plane, Amanda arranged a 9 day vacation that will long be remembered. She was patient, kind and had a wonderful sense of humor that remained in place even as I constantly changed parameters on her. I would not hesitate to use Amanda or Authentic Ireland Vacations. I will certainly do so in the future.

Beautiful Ireland

byGwendolyn A GodfreyAuthentic Ireland Travel
Your Hometown: Zephyrhills

We worked with Lauren who arranged a fabulous Ireland trip for us and every detail was taken care of from start to finish. The hotels were wonderful and the Irish people are the very best. Don't hesitate to contact Lauren to plan your Irish vacation, you'll more more than satisfied.

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