As a member of the esteemed Tour Partner Group (TPG), Authentic Vacations is the leading company for creating tailor-made, authentic travel experiences for destinations including Iceland, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, and the UK. Authentic Vacations specializes in creating customizable itineraries that feature a variety of inspirational experiences paired with unique and boutique accommodations, all carefully hand-picked by their product team to ensure every client experiences a distinctive adventure.
Each tour is tailor-made and can be adjusted based on the client’s needs, creating a truly personalized experience. With offices in San Francisco, Phoenix, London, Dublin, Edinburgh, and Copenhagen, we are able to provide local expertise for destinations across the globe. With its culturally-diverse staff of travel experts, Authentic Vacations offers a level of personalization and client support that is unsurpassed in the travel industry.
We create vacations authentic to you; taking what captures your imagination, your passion, and purpose and turn into a real vacation that becomes a cherished part of your history.
Whether you desire phenomenal food and wine experiences, blissful relaxation, iconic sightseeing or all of this and more, leave it to our passionate destination experts to assist you in crafting your ideal vacation.
Our consultants possess incomparable planning skills and go above and beyond to make your trip more meaningful, memorable . . . and perhaps even magical. At the other end of the technology is a friendly and efficient destination expert ready to provide you with luxuriously old-fashioned, personalized customer service.
Experience how refreshing it is to rely on a consultant who truly cares and is committed to you having a spectacular vacation. They will go the extra mile to match your passions with the most authentic experiences available in your desired destination and provide you with immensely helpful and unexpected travel tips.
From the personal connection established to the lively interaction shared with locals abroad, a trip booked through Authentic Vacations is centered on the principle of meaningful connection.
Experience the authentic difference: When you travel with us, you explore a little deeper, laugh a little louder, remember a little longer.
Truly Authentic Experiences
Humans travel to experience a way of life that they are unfamiliar with and to create memories that will last a lifetime. We thrive on transformational experiences in travel and giving people the opportunity to experience as a local does and to hopefully understand what makes that little pocket of the world so special.
Traveling is a unique experience, and we understand the intricacies of designing an itinerary that is 100% in sync with your expectations. Each of our Destination Experts has a designated region of expertise and can work with you on customizing an itinerary that meets all the requirements specified.
Unique & Boutique Accommodations
An authentic vacation wouldn’t be complete without unique accommodations. At Authentic Vacations, we believe that the best way to fully immerse in the local culture is to stay at one-of-a-kind hotels and B&Bs. From small guest houses and boutique hotels to grand castles and luxury lodges. We have long standing relationships and contracts with a huge variety of traditional-style properties and have a plethora of options at our fingertips that can help fulfill any of your expectations.
Authentic Secret Spot
Traveling can often feel like a cookie-cutter experience. Everyone is interested in seeing the same landmarks and attractions, and while we still think people should experience these well-known destinations if it is their desire, we want to encourage people to journey down the road less traveled. We can advise you on local secret spots that will help enhance your authentic experience. This could be a local pub, a beautiful view, or an adventurous activity!
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