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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.

“Everything went smoothly”

Jul 18, 2017 by Christine Crain. Your Hometown: Fredericton NB, Canada

Lonna took great care of us. I had never booked an overseas vacation before so was a bit apprehensive but it was a wonderful experience. I am recommending Lonna and Authentic Ireland Vacations to anyone who dreams of seeing Ireland. The car, rooms, excursions and advice were great. Each time I was pleased to see no hitches in the plan and lots of attention to small details to make our stay very special. We had 8 days so time was precious and none was wasted. The places Lonna picked for us were so helpful and friendly. They wen out of their way to make sure we had everything to make our trip smooth and lots of fun. The breakfasts included each morning were fabulous and we were so well fed on scrumptious food we never wanted to stop for lunch. Thanks again Lonna. Very successful adventure in Ireland!!

“Great Trip”

Jul 18, 2017 by Bernie O'Connor. Your Hometown: Brigantine, NJ

What a great trip we had. Our 11 days in Ireland was incredible, AuthenticIreland did a great job with setting our trip. We had one minor issue with a castle that was chosen, but, other than that, we had an amazing time.

“Great Travel Service!”

Jul 18, 2017 by Mike Ochs. Your Hometown: Lowell Massachusettes

I have to say that my experience with Authentic Ireland was first class! Our agent, Maggie Lunde did a great job and made adjustments to all the (many) changes we made as we were in the planning stages of our trip.
Once we arrived at each destination, there wasn't one hiccup or issue with rentals and accommodations. Everything was setup in advance and there weren't any problems.

I definitely recommend Authentic Ireland to anyone considering using them!

Jul 13, 2017 by Sara and Darren. Your Hometown: Emeryville, Ca

Thank you, Authentic Ireland! We had the most wonderful 8-night vacation, without a hiccup, thanks in no small part to the thoughtful, timely, flexible, and attentive support of our travel advisor, Edna Gudino, When we requested a couple of changes to our itinerary before the trip, she had a updated itinerary to us within 24 hours. Every accommodation we went to was beautiful and unique. Highly, highly recommend this company, and Edna in particular, should you find yourself planning to go to Ireland!

“6 Nights in Ireland”

Jul 13, 2017 by Alan. Your Hometown: Westchester County

I started "planning" my vacation with only the loosest of goals: to fly into Dublin, have a scenic drive, and spend a little time on the Western coast. Kati, from Authentic Vacations, helped fill in the blanks with helpful suggestions. She quickly understood the spirit that we had, and was able to offer a great travel plan. We enjoyed two nights in Dublin, one night in Kilkenny, two nights in Galway, and our final night in Bonratty. Authentic Vacations made all of the arrangements--hotel, car rental, and tickets for the hop-on/hop-off bus. The accommodations were fantastic. A very satisfying vacation.

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