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Authentic Vacations

4.8 Excellent
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Authentic Vacations Reviews & Ratings

94.2029% Recommend
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Value
4.8
Guide
4.8
Activities
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Lodging
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Transportation
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Meals
4.8
Rita Dulin
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2019-11-12
5.0
Authentic Vacations Company Reviews by Authentic Vacations
I worked with Tim on a 10 day trip…
I worked with Tim on a 10 day trip chauffeur driver for my 84 yr. old clients. They said it was the best trip they have ever taken. Tim was great to work with and so knowledgeable. It was a pleasure to work with him.
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Kevin Leak
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2019-10-23
5.0
Authentic Vacations Company Reviews by Authentic Vacations
A very delightful first visit to Ireland.
We had an amazing 8 day Ireland vacation. We worked closely with our travel advisor, Heather B., to plan every detail of our trip. Heather tailored it perfectly to fit our interests and our desire to meander by car along the coasts to visit the historic, cultural and nature sights of southern Ireland.

We stayed at seven lovely B&Bs on the west, south and east coasts. The B&B hosts were wonderfully gracious and welcoming. Heather made dinner reservations or recommendations for each night, which were universally fabulous.

We visited many centuries old monasteries, castles, forts and settlements. We toured several wonderful museums. Heather provided us with a Google maps link for each day our travel. The beaches, cliffs, lighthouses and seaside villages along the coasts were delightfully scenic, peaceful and sublime. We drove exactly 1,000 miles on our trip at a very leisurely pace.

Highly recommend Authentic Vacations and Heather B. to plan your customized Ireland Adventure.
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Maureen
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2019-10-11
5.0
Authentic Vacations Company Reviews by Authentic Vacations
We had an amazing 8 day Ireland vacation
We had an amazing 8 day Ireland vacation. We worked closely with our travel advisor, Heather B., to plan every detail of our trip. Heather tailored it perfectly to fit our interests and our desire to meander by car along the coasts to visit the historic, cultural and nature sights of southern Ireland. We stayed at seven lovely B&Bs on the west, south and east coasts. The B&B hosts were wonderfully gracious and welcoming. Heather made dinner reservations or recommendations for each night, which were universally fabulous. We visited many centuries old monasteries, castles, forts and settlements. We toured several wonderful museums. Heather provided us with a Google maps link for each day our travel. The beaches, cliffs, lighthouses and seaside villages along the coasts were delightfully scenic, peaceful and sublime. We drove exactly 1,000 miles on our trip at a very leisurely pace. Highly recommend Authentic Vacations and Heather B. to plan your customized Ireland Adventure.
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Kaylee P
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2019-10-10
5.0
Authentic Vacations Company Reviews by Authentic Vacations
Honeymoon in Ireland
For our honeymoon/first international trip, working with Authentic Vacations was a huge help! We had two travel agents because our first agent ended up leaving the company a few months before our trip. Diana made all of our arrangements, and answered a lot of questions to ease my worries. My only complaint is that by the time we got our passports and were ready to book our flights, she told us she wouldn’t be back in the office for the next week. When she came back, the airfare went up.
Our second travel agent was Lainie. She sent us all of our documents on time and answered more questions for me.
We had a great time on our self-guided tour through Ireland. We stayed at two bed and breakfasts, and three hotels. We enjoyed the B&B’s more. Our last hotel, Celbridge Manor, was very stuffy inside and we had to sleep with the window open to air out the room. I would not go back there again.
Our driving experience was good. Make sure you take a lot of pictures of your rental car before you leave the parking lot. We had a few damages on our car that were either not listed, or only listed as minor scratches. Also, our GPS didn’t work very well so we ended up only using maps on my cellphone with Verizon.
Overall I recommend working with a travel agent for an international trip to ensure you get the most of your vacation.
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Bettisu Casey
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2019-10-09
5.0
Authentic Vacations Company Reviews by Authentic Vacations
I had a great experience with Authentic…
I had a great experience with Authentic Ireland. They made all of our arrangements for car and lodging. They also provided an itinerary with suggested sites. We really appreciated having everything pre-paid before we left. It made check-in and check-out quick and easy wherever we went.
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Michelle
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2019-10-03
5.0
Authentic Vacations Company Reviews by Authentic Vacations
Jocoya helped us to plan a perfect week…
Jocoya helped us to plan a perfect week in Dublin with two wonderful day trips: Wicklow and Glendalough and another to the Giant's Causeway. She asked about our interests and made fantastic recommendations that made the trip even better!
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As the originators of “authentic” travel, Authentic Vacations launched its brand in 2001 with a diverse selection of customizable, curated travel packages to Ireland. While Authentic Vacations has evolved over the years, expanding to destinations beyond Ireland, the company’s core value of delivering an authentic product and service has always been paramount. Itineraries abound with a variety of unique activities and accommodations, all carefully vetted by AV’s product team, to ensure that clients experience a distinctive adventure, brimming with character and local charm.

As a member of the esteemed Tour Partner Group (TPG), Authentic Vacations is the leading company for creating tailor-made, authentic travel experiences for Northern European destinations including Iceland, Scandinavia, Ireland and the UK. With a culturally-diverse staff of destination experts, Authentic Vacations delivers its unique brand of travel to more than 200,000 clients each year. And with offices in London, Dublin, Copenhagen, Edinburgh, Phoenix and San Francisco, Authentic Vacations offers a level of personalization and client support that is unsurpassed in the travel industry.

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