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Heart of Ireland Pub Tour

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If you had just one week to spend in Ireland, where would you go, what should you do? With this in mind, we created a unique guided tour, “The Heart of Ireland.”

It gives us great pleasure to invite you to join Allen “Paddy” Tatman on a journey through Ireland, discovering her history, culture and heartbeat. As you travel through Ireland's magnificent countryside, visiting a host of attractions, Allen will entertain you with songs and stories.  You’ll find yourself engaged in conversations both playful and thought-provoking.

A few of the highlights?  The Blarney Stone with her castle and gardens.  The lively city of Cork. The Jameson Whiskey Heritage Centre in Midleton.  Kinsale, lovely harbor town and home to some of Europe’s best chefs.  Exclusive Traditional Irish music sessions.  Killarney and the Ring of Kerry.  Romantic castles as well as the magic of prehistoric dwellings.  

Seductive Clare, mystic mountains, postcard-perfect villages, the River Shannon, and medieval Ennis.  A night of ribald food and song in Bunratty’s Corn Barn.  All this while falling under the spell of Allen’s Irish tales and the unsurpassed scenery of the ocean, mountains and valleys.

The Heart of Ireland Tour is limited to 30 passengers on a luxuriously appointed coach. The intimate and distinctive nature of this tour means that spaces are filling fast.

Please note there is currently only one date available for this tour: June 18 to 25, 2011.

The Heart of Ireland Tour includes: A passionate and knowledgeable guide, Allen 'Paddy' Tatman.
Your expert driver, Liam Bourke, a charming man from Limerick who knows the back roads like no other!
7 nights’ accommodation at welcoming and unique properties.
7 full days of chauffeured and guided touring.
A sumptuous touring vehicle, complete with leather captain's seats and tables, a PA, CD & DVD system, a drink cooler and much more. The bus also offers Wi-Fi connectivity, subject to regional availability.
Group welcome dinner at the Imperial Hotel on your first night in Ireland.
Full Irish Breakfast each morning.
Orientation of Cork City with Allen.
Time on your own to explore, using Allen’s best suggestions.
Each day will include day trips and tours of Ireland's top sites and attractions.Tour of the Midleton Whiskey Distillery
Visit Muckross House & Gardens at Killarney National Park.Lunch in picturesque Adare en route from Dingle to Ennis.
You will be treated to special traditional Irish music sessions arranged specifically for the tour group. Other evenings, you’ll have the chance to explore local pubs and nightlife.
Visit castles and ancient sites.
Day trips to the Burren, Cliffs of Moher, and Polnabrone Dolmen with a visit to Gus O’ Connor’s famous pub in Doolin.
Your last evening:  A “Parting Glass” get together at Poet’s Corner.
You will be met at Shannon Airport by Allen, and taken back to Shannon for your departure home.  (Where you’ll regale your friends with stories about your terrific experience!)
Online access to all your vacation particulars via our unique customer system – detailed accommodation and regional information, as well as the ability to make secure online tour payments.


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Dec 5, 2016 by Donald Barratt. Your Hometown: Lombard

Our Vacation was outstanding. The hotel (City stay St. Augustine) in Dublin was centrally located to everything we wanted to visit. The staff there was courteous, and helpful.Our visit to Roscommon was grand, and our stay at Gleeson's B & B was also nice with great food.Authentic Ireland did a great job setting everything up, and making our vacation worry free.A million thanks to Lonna a job well done.

“5 days in Ireland”

Dec 5, 2016 by Dan Karns. Your Hometown: Dillsburg, PA

Authentic Ireland was referred to me by a customer/friend of mine....and... i am so glad he did. We worked with Shannon, one of the representatives, and i couldn't be more happy with the experience and expertise that she had regarding details of our trip. I told her when we were arriving and leaving Ireland, what were the "must do" things during our stay, and what kind of accommodations we wanted to stay in. within a day or two, she had a full trip package, with other recommended things to do while there, sent to my email. the price was very reasonable, and after going on the trip, i appreciated the fact we used Authentic Ireland to get everything set up. kudos to the site and staff, especially Shannon. anytime i had a question, she had an answer. regarding car rental, electricity usage, what kind of money to keep on hand, anything... she was so much help. thank you so much!, you made our 20 year anniversary "holiday" that much better! the only thing i can even think about regretting, was that we didn't spend enough time there we spent the previous week in London, and think we should have cut that shorter and spent more time in Ireland... but.... that can be fixed by another visit! thanks again! your friends in Pennsylvania!

“Ireland Adventure”

Dec 4, 2016 by Jesse. Your Hometown: Charlotte, NC

Had a great experience working with the Authentic Ireland associate! I probably asked 9 million questions (this being my first international trip I'd planned), and patience and courteousness definitely describes the person that personally handled my account.The trip was great as well, including an itinerary that was well chosen, then tweaked for us. Rental car was indeed perfect for our crew that was traveling, as well as the accommodations arranged for us. I'm more of a researcher, but the website definitely put me leaps ahead with suggested places to visit at our lodging locations, as well as places to stop along the way.One of the only things I would have done differently was the transportation for our time in Dublin. I was so glad that we did not rent a vehicle for Dublin, but the sightseeing bus tour passes were not the most convenient for our purposes, in retrospect. We would have been better served with normal city bus passes. I also would have passed on the castle stay in our trip, but perhaps we just caught them at a bad time, as everything was great there, except the smell of cat urine just on the outside of the side door near our room.Authentic Ireland definitely impressed both myself and the members of my family that joined us on this trip! Definitely recommend them! Really great trip and a good price!

“Wonderful First Trip to Ireland”

Dec 4, 2016 by Alyssa Sommers. Your Hometown: Mahwah, NJ

This was our first trip to Ireland. You guys did a wonderful job of taking care of all of the details in regards to hotels, sites to visit with passes and car rentals. Each hotel and bed and breakfast was wonderful. All establishments offered breakfast in the morning. They all had WIFI. After spending 2 days in Dublin we left for the west coast in the car we rented. We spent the next 6 days traveling around the west/southwest part of Ireland. Maggie was the person that we dealt with at Authentic Ireland and she was great- she noticed that our hotel on the last night was over 2 hours away from Shannon airport so she moved us to a closer location... and what a location a 5-star castle!! There are no other words then amazing!! When we come back which we plan to do... we will be staying there.

“Outstanding Vacation”

Nov 5, 2016 by Anthony M. Kolankiewicz. Your Hometown: Jerusalem

The company did an outstanding job of arranging our circumnavigational tour of Ireland and Northern Ireland over a period of 17 days. We did the driving ourselves with an upgraded rental car, which offered the utmost flexibility in sightseeing destinations and route options. Our accommodations were in a combination of country homes, B&Bs, hotels, and a couple of castles.. Even the weather generally cooperated over such an extended period of time; only one day and one evening of steady rain that interfered with our plans. Overall, it was a delightful vacation that encouraged us to return for catch the attractions we didn't have time to see. There were only two quibbles we would mention. First, some of the driving directions left a lot of details out, especially in trying to get through larger towns and cities, such as Galway. More details would have saved us lots of time. Second, we very much enjoyed every place we stayed with the exception of the Lissyclearig Thatched Cottage in Kenmare. Unlike all the other places we stayed, our hosts' main concern was saving money and doing everything on the cheap. No heat in the rooms despite a chilly, rainy night and two cloudy days -- very uncomfortable! No WiFi connection (the only place not to offer it during our entire stay in the country). Even the breakfast was second-rate. Few choices on the buffet table and canned fruit instead of the fresh fruit we received in every other location. Might be time to drop this inn from the inventory! Otherwise, a great trip that we would do again through Authentic Ireland.

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