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7-Night Ireland Uncovered Small Group Tour

Price: From $1,898 Per Person 7 Nights

SAVE $1000 PER COUPLE ON THIS ALL-INCLUSIVE GROUP TOUR WITH CODE: UNCOVER. HURRY, MUST BOOK BY 4/21!

 

 

Enjoy a fascinating and intimate Irish experience on our Ireland Uncovered Small Group tour. Ireland Uncovered is exclusively based on an absolute maximum of 25 passengers, and will operate once per month from May thru September 2017 (JUNE & JULY TOURS NOW SOLD OUT!). Beginning and ending in Dublin, the tour overnights in four of Ireland's most vibrant and attractive cities. Along the way, you'll savor a Medieval Banquet Dinner in a 500 year-old castle, and relish a night of traditional Irish food, song and dance. You'll discover the inner-workings of a famous whiskey distillery, enjoy an Irish heritage tour in stunning Connemara, marvel at ancient megalithic tombs and explore centuries-old castles. Breathtaking Irish scenery is of course guaranteed - from plunging sea cliffs to misty mountains, unique UNESCO landscapes to spectacular coastal vistas. Tours and visits include Guinness Storehouse, panoramic Dublin City tour, Tullamore Dew Whiskey, Kylemore Abbey, Dan O’Hara Old Sod Tour, Cliffs of Moher, Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, Ross Castle, Horse-Drawn Jaunting Car Tour, Blarney Castle, Glendalough Monastic Site, and much, much more!

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Tour Highlights:

ACCOMMODATION

  • 7-nights Superior Hotel Accommodation

TRANSPORTATION

  • Luxury Coach Transportation with Professional Driver
  • Experienced and Knowledgeable Guide also On-Board

DINING INCLUSIONS

  • 7 Scrumptious Full Irish Breakfasts
  • Medieval Banquet Dinner at 16th Century Dunguaire Castle
  • Traditional Irish Dinner & Show in Dublin
  • 3 Table d'Hote Dinners
  • Home-Baked Scones with Tea/Coffee in Connemara

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • Panoramic Tour of Dublin City
  • Traditional Farming Methods at Dan O'Hara Homestead
  • Tullamore Dew Whiskey Distillery Tour
  • Horse-Drawn 'Jaunting Car' Ride in Killarney
  • Guinness Storehouse Visit - Ireland's #1 Attraction
  • Scenic Tours of Connemara, Ring of Kerry & Wicklow Mountains

ENTRANCES & ADMISSIONS

  • Kylemore Abbey
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
  • Ross Castle
  • Blarney Castle & Stone of Eloquence
  • Glendalough 6th Century Monastic Site

Dublin (IU), County Dublin

Accommodation

Academy Plaza Hotel - More Info - Dublin (IU), County Dublin

3 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Dublin (IU), County Dublin

Arrive at Dublin Airport, and transfer to your hotel in the heart of Dublin City. The remainder of the day is free for you to independently explore this bustling and vibrant city. You can spend hours strolling the streets, soaking up the atmosphere, and relaxing in cafes and bars. Or you can check out Dublin's myriad historical, literary and cultural delights. Phoenix Park (twice the size of New York City's Central Park), Georgian Dublin around Stephen's Green, Dublin Castle, National Botanical Gardens, National Museum, Kilmainham Gaol and the Hugh Lane Municipal Art Gallery are all highly recommended stops. A visit to Dublin's Temple Bar to experience lively Dublin pub culture is a must, though many of Dublin's best bars can be found outside this area in the streets and laneways around Grafton Street - the shopper's street of choice.


Galway (IU), County Galway

Accommodation

The Connacht Hotel - More Info - Galway (IU), County Galway

3 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Galway (IU), County Galway

After breakfast meet with your driver and guide and embark on a panoramic tour of Dublin City, including the grounds of Trinity College and Merrion Square - the heart of Georgian Dublin. Leaving Dublin, you'll travel west to colorful Galway City. En route, stop in Tullamore, County Offaly, where you will take an enlightening tour of the home of legendary Irish Whiskey, Tullamore D.E.W. (pictured). You will explore the production process from Still House to Warehouse and of course also sample an original triple blend of the famous whiskey. Enjoy dinner and an overnight stay in Galway.


Galway (IU), County Galway

Accommodation

The Connacht Hotel - More Info - Galway (IU), County Galway

3 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Galway (IU2), County Galway

Today the magic and mystique of Connemara awaits you! This wind-swept, rugged and picturesque region has provided inspiration and captured the imagination of artists and painters since time began. The unusual terrain of this unspoilt region is sure to captivate you. Your first stop will be at Dan O’Hara’s Cottage in the heart of Connemara. The award winning Heritage Centre offers a unique insight into the history and culture of this spectacular area of Western Ireland. After taking Dan's 'Old Sod' tour, enjoy tea or coffee and delectable homemade scones in the local restaurant. From here travel to Kylemore Abbey (pictured) and visit Connemara's most stunning man-made highlight. Delight in the scenic beauty of Killary Harbour, Ireland's only Fjord, before heading to 16th century Dunguaire Castle, where you'll savor a delicious four-course medieval banquet dinner, complete with traditional music and storytelling. Return to Galway for a second overnight stay.


Killarney (IU), County Kerry

Accommodation

Killarney Court Hotel - More Info - Killarney (IU), County Kerry

3 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Killarney (IU), County Kerry

Departing Galway City this morning, you will travel south through the Burren Region of County Clare. This completely unique limestone landscape is home to an astounding array of flora and fauna, and is dotted with megalithic tombs and monuments that predate even Roman and Egyptian civilizations! Your next stop is the world-famous Cliffs of Moher (pictured), a designated UNESCO site. Stand on the precipice of the European continent and marvel at the sheer 700-foot drop to the roiling Atlantic Ocean below. The cliff's rugged faces are home to some major colonies of cliff-nesting seabirds in Ireland. Exhilerated and refreshed, travel southward to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park . Here, prepare to be charmed as you visit 19th century farmhouses and cottages and observe rural Irish familes of the time going about their daily tasks and chores. Continue south to your overnight location in Killarney.


Killarney (IU), County Kerry

Accommodation

Killarney Court Hotel - More Info - Killarney (IU), County Kerry

3 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Killarney (IU2), County Kerry

Today you'll take a day tour around the famous Ring of Kerry - undoubtedly one of Ireland’s most scenic touring routes. At 110 miles long, the Ring encircles the awe-inspiring Iveragh Peninsula, where you’ll at once feel as if you have moved into nature’s mystic arena. Truly you have, as you traverse rugged mountains, pass through forest glades, navigate around bogs, rivers and lakes, as well as admiring some of the most pristine beaches in the world. Upon returning to Killarney in the afternoon, delight in a traditional horse-drawn 'jaunting car' ride to spectacular 15th century Ross Castle. Admire the beautiful scenery of adjacent Killarney National Park, before returning to your hotel for the night.


Kilkenny (IU), County Kilkenny

Accommodation

Hotel Kilkenny - More Info - Kilkenny (IU), County Kilkenny

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Kilkenny (IU), County Kilkenny

Striking east, and leaving County Kerry behind, your first stop today will be Cork - Ireland’s second city, which locals regularly and humorously refer to as the 'Real Capital'! You will learn more about the city’s history and have some time to independently explore its attractive downtown. Next, stop just north of Cork City to visit the historic and impressive Blarney Castle, as well as the legendary Blarney Stone, widely reputed to bestow the 'Gift of Eloquence'. Continue northeast to wonderful Kilkenny City (pictured), where you'll enjoy dinner and spend the night. Use your free time to wander the cobbled lanes, alleys and streets of Ireland's most well preserved medieval town.


Dublin (IU2), County Dublin

Accommodation

North Star Hotel - More Info - Dublin (IU2), County Dublin

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Dublin (IU2), County Dublin

This morning you'll leave Kilkenny and venture north to Dublin City. En route, stop at beautiful Glendalough, idyllically situated in the heart of the Wicklow Mountains. Glendalough 'Glen of the Two Lakes' is the breathtaking location in which St Kevin founded a monastery in the 6th century and it boasts a remarkably well-preserved 1,000 year old Round Tower (pictured). Upon arrival in Dublin in the afternoon, enjoy a visit to the Guinness Storehouse - Ireland's most visited attraction. The seven-story experience tells the epic tale of Ireland’s iconic drink - from humble beginnings to globally-renowned brand. Tonight you will be treated to an evening of traditional Irish music and dance, while savoring wholesome Irish cuisine.


Depart From

Dublin Departure (IU), County Dublin

All good things must come to an end and alas, this morning you will depart Ireland with memories to cherish for a lifetime! After check-in and passenger security, browse the array of shops on offer at 'The Loop' in Dublin Airport. With an extensive range of stores, bars and cafes, any spare time you have will fly!


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$1,898
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Available Tour Dates:

  • May 20 - 27, 2017
  • June 3 - 10, 2017: SOLD OUT!!
  • July 15 - 22, 2017: SOLD OUT!!
  • August 19 - 26, 2017
  • September 9 - 16, 2017

Your Price Includes:

ACCOMMODATION
  • 7-nights Superior Hotel Accommodation

TRANSPORTATION

  • Luxury Coach Transportation with Professional Driver
  • Experienced and Knowledgeable Guide also On-Board

DINING INCLUSIONS

  • 7 Scrumptious Full Irish Breakfasts
  • Medieval Banquet Dinner at 16th Century Dunguaire Castle
  • Traditional Irish Dinner & Show in Dublin
  • 3 Table d'Hote Dinners
  • Home-Baked Scones with Tea/Coffee in Connemara

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • Panoramic Tour of Dublin City
  • Traditional Farming Methods at Dan O'Hara Homestead
  • Tullamore Dew Whiskey Distillery Tour
  • Horse-Drawn 'Jaunting Car' Ride in Killarney
  • Guinness Storehouse Visit - Ireland's #1 Attraction
  • Scenic Tours of Connemara, Ring of Kerry & Wicklow Mountains

ENTRANCES & ADMISSIONS

  • Kylemore Abbey
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
  • Ross Castle
  • Blarney Castle & Stone of Eloquence
  • Glendalough 6th Century Monastic Site

Prices Based On:

  • Prices are Per Person based on 2 people traveling together and sharing a room.
  • Single travellers are very welcome on the Ireland Uncovered Small Group 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$378.00
  • All Taxes & Fees Included.

“Excellent Vacation”

Oct 4, 2017 by Victor & Linda White. Your Hometown: Fishers, Indiana

Our Ireland vacation was a most enjoyable one. The self driven tour was everything we expected and more. Every B&B provided excellent service and the accommodations were top notch. Jordan was able accommodate our request to include a trip to Inishturk island. My wife was able to make contact with relatives she met for the first time. We are so thankful to Jordan for planning everything and making the adjustments we needed. Excellent service! We will definitely recommend Authentic Ireland to our friends.

“A magical vacation”

Oct 4, 2017 by John Connolly. Your Hometown: Madison, CT

Maggie set up an incredible itinerary. We stayed in beautiful hotels and experienced amazing sites that covered a wide array of the best that Ireland has to offer. She worked with me to customize the trip and the information she sent made negotiating the travel and choosing sites to visit very easy. There was not a single glitch. I recommend using Authentic Ireland without reservation.

“Glad we used Authentic Ireland”

Oct 4, 2017 by Jeff Peters. Your Hometown: Orange, CA

My wife and I wanted to take a trip to the British Isles for our 25th anniversay. We used Authentic Ireland to help plan our itinerary for 12 days in London, Edinburgh, and various locations in Ireland. Kati Lepisto, from AI, arranged for all of our lodging as well as the rental car in Ireland. She included a tour of the Scottish Highlands, and also recommended other activities to round out our trip. Everything worked out perfectly.

All of the hotels recommended by Kati were wonderful, and I was impressed with her thorough and helpful communication both before and during our trip.

Thank you Kati and Authentic Ireland!

“Great Trip”

Sep 21, 2017 by Tom L. Your Hometown: Connecticut

Jordan and the staff at Authentic Ireland listened to our needs and planned a fantastic trip for us . We did the self drive and had no problems what so ever including, all hotels, B&B, Car and pre Paid sightseeing. We did a southern loop including Dublin, Kilkenny, Cork county, Kalarney, the western coasts up to Galway and Connemara. venturing off the beaten path was the best of all. Get yourself lost on a country road and stop to talk to local farmers..They love it and provide great advice for a few secret spots! Thanks again Jordan. We will use and recommend you in the future!

“Ireland Adventure”

Sep 21, 2017 by Mariah. Your Hometown: Greensburg, IN

Edna assisted in planning a dream trip to Ireland for me and my friends, and I could not have been happier with the experience! From the beginning, Edna understood our desire to travel across Ireland on a small budget. She was quick to respond to my questions and willing to make last-minute adjustments when our plans changed. She reserved a rental car for us which was unbelievably easy to pick up and drop off and booked us at B&Bs with comfortable rooms, friendly hosts, and fabulous food. Ireland must be the most stunning place on earth, and I can't thank Edna and Authentic Ireland enough for sending me to this magical place.

I hope to begin planning a trip to Scotland soon and will certainly be using their services!

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