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Jocoya Fox-Jones

Santa Rosa, California Travel Agent
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Jocoya Fox-Jones

Jocoya Fox-Jones

Santa Rosa, California Travel Agent
A Full-Service Travel Leaders Associate Agency
61 Reviews | 100% Recommended
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History and Eco-Adventure Specialist

Hi this is Miss Fox,

I create vacations that knock your Socks,

There is no tricks or ticks,

Just really quick and slick,

So allow this Fox, dock all of your Travel Boxes.

 

I am passionate about building dream vacations from the British Isles to the Galapagos Islands--- and apparently Dr. Seuss rhyming like above. With 11 years of travel design experience, let’s build a vacation together.

Traveling gives us an opportunity for cultural connecting, broadening perspectives, and maybe walking amongst our ancestors. Best of all, it is also incredibly exciting! Because who does not like eating new foods or sleeping in a castle? My goal is to create a vacation that reflects you- a vacation that you can call your own, no one else's.

With a History MA background, I have worked with countless clients to reconnect with their origins. Travelers are discovering their roots with Ancestry or 23andMe (just to name a few genealogy resources) and are looking to form a deeper connection to the past or reuniting with the present.

Along with heritage trips for families, I have also booked for a number of different groups including friends, students, co-workers, solo travelers of all ages and backgrounds. We all love vacations! We all love how travel brings empowerment, engagement, and enjoyment. All of us, from joint family groups of 15 to the couple celebrating their 25th anniversary, are striving to be a responsible traveler. 

How can I help you be a responsible traveler?

Sustainable travel (a.k.a. ecotourism) is all about making simple choices in order to lessen your impact on a given destination. I embrace efforts in green values and approaches from working with local-owners to including environmentally low-impact products.

Individually, each one of these choices makes only a small difference in the big picture. But collectively, becoming more conscious about these little things can have a huge cumulative and positive impact.

While extensively researching your destination(s), I strive to create an original itinerary that is both personal and unforgettable.

Sample of unique vacations:

  • A mixture of History and Fantasy with Filming spots of Game of Thrones/Outlander to Historical sites that connects to the Themes
  • An off the grid / Off the beaten path with Local Properties 
  • Active adventure from Hiking to Wildlife exploring
  • Eco-Friendly tours for Small Group/Private Chauffeur 
  • Heritage journeys of Family's Ancestral Locations

Sample of visited and designed trips:

  • British Isles: Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, England
  • Main Europe: Germany, Austria, Italy, Slovenia, Moldova
  • Scandinavia / Nordic: Iceland, Norway, Finland/Lapland 
  • The Maritimes: Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick
  • Pacific/ Oceanic: Galapagos Islands, New Zealand, and Tasmania 
  • Turkey, Morocco, Tunisia

Imagine yourself discovering your family’s roots and chatting with relatives over lunch outside your Bubble Dome in Ireland and walking through giant castle doors in Scotland's highlands or relaxing in one of Iceland's secret hot springs. Maybe treasure-hunting urban graffiti with new friends in Germany or food foraging at one of Japan's islands? I can make this happen. It is my absolute goal that you will return home with Authentic stories and memories.

How can I help make this a reality?

The first step is reaching out! Either chatting or emailing together, let's discuss anything from your must-see locations to what is your trip's most important feature to you. I truly care about my travelers and recognize that each and every individual has unique travel needs and expectations. 

With years of experience, allow this Memory Maker take your dream and build your vacation. Take my hand and allow me to show you a Whole New World!

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Our California, Dublin, Edinburgh, London, Copenhagen Teams bring a wealth of local knowledge and extensive professional expertise to help you plan and enjoy your next adventure. Sit back, take a deep breath, and watch your itinerary unfold with the best possible combination of locations, experiences, accommodations, and, of course, services. 

Your partnership with me gives you the option to discover more.

Allow me to foster the opportunity for you and your loved ones to see the world- and maybe meet unknown histories and family members. 

CERTIFICATES & AWARDS

Certified ASTA Travel Agent
M.A. in History- focus in Tourism (SSU)
Ireland Specialist Certification Tourism Ireland
Irish Tour Operators Association
Promote Iceland (Íslandsstofa)
Better Business Bureau

My Travel Stories

Enniscrone, Ireland
Ireland FAM
Iceland FAM

My Reviews

Rating: 4.9 61 Reviews | 100% Recommended

Beautiful Ireland

Reviewed By Linda - Canaan, NY | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
Home from a 12 day, self-drive vacation. So thankful for all of Jocoya’s effort to build the perfect package. While it’s impossible to see everything, what we did see was memorable. The included entry to castles Cliffs of Moher boat tour and finally the stay at Clontarf Castle with the included dinner was the perfect way to say goodbye to Ireland.

I must that time to acknowledge Imeal na Mara as the BEST B&B ! Phil and her husband Mike are gracious innkeepers and we felt at home in the first 5 minutes. Located In Ballydavid, it was a good base to explore the Dingle peninsula. The beds were so comfortable with high-quality linens that were perfect! They are a wealth of knowledge of the area and always ready to share laughter and stories. We were lucky to spend 3 nights there and really didn’t want to leave! If you are planning a holiday I highly recommend contacting Jocoya at authentic Ireland and request Imeal na Mara...you won’t be disappointed!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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25th Anniversary Trip!

Reviewed By Rory - Chelsea, AL | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
We just returned from our 25th Anniversary Trip to Ireland. I had never been out of the country before and Jocoya made it so easy. Perfectly balanced itinerary allowing us to explore on our own and had plenty of pre-booked things to do. It took all of the pressure off of us to plan. The pre-travel info was perfect and didn't have a single issue at any of the attractions or hotels. Jocoya also listened to what we wanted to experience and truly made it authentic for us!
THANK YOU!!! Best trip ever!!
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Italy Honeymoon

Reviewed By Jenny - Wharton, TX | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
Back from our trip to Italy! We had an amazing time and came back with lots of beautiful memories!

Just for feedback, I wanted to let you know that the hotels booked through your company were overall very nice – especially the one in Florence and the one we stayed in on our last night in Rome!! One of them was on the smaller side and limited view.

Other than just those small things, the trip was absolutely amazing! Thanks to Jocoya for all of her help in the process of planning our trip! We look forward to using your company again in the future to book more trips!
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Dublin Adventure

Reviewed By Michelle - Philadelphia, PA | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
I worked with Jocoya to plan a week in Dublin over Labor Day weekend. She was fantastic, really listened to what we wanted and made fantastic recommendations based on our interests. We stayed in the Temple Bar Hotel, which was lovely. The staff was accommodating and friendly. My wife and I are city people so we loved being in the heart of things. It was a great central location, so almost everything was walkable! We did a day trip out to Wicklow and Glendalough which was a day of gorgeous Irish countryside vistas, just perfect. We also did a great day trip up to see the Giant's Causeway--really spectacular! From start to finish the trip was just perfect! Jocoya's recommendations for things to do in and around town were perfect for us!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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AMAZING IRELAND

Reviewed By Sherry - Akron, OH | Traveled to Northern Ireland ~ Europe
My husband and I traveled to Ireland and Northern Ireland for 12 days for our 15 year anniversary. Every single day was a different adventure and a new area. Our accommodations were each amazing and appreciated everything Authentic Ireland arranged for us. We felt safe, confident and never lacked for a missed opportunity. We enjoyed every single minute of it and felt we really did get to see the ins and outs of Ireland. Thank you for a lifetime trip and we look forward to working with you again for Scotland.
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Scotland Getaway

Reviewed By Bridget - Shippensburg, PA | Traveled to Scotland ~ Europe
I wanted to reach out and say thank you for all of your help with making this trip happen. It was incredible and such a fulfilling experience. The hotels and experiences you chose for us were great. Please let me know if you guys use a particular site for reviews as I'd like to give one. Thanks again!
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Scotland Trip

Reviewed By Kathleen - Upperco, MD | Traveled to Scotland ~ Europe
Thank you so much for creating our wonderful vacation to Scotland! We had a wonderful time and enjoyed all the accommodations and arrangements. 5 Star rating for you and Authentic Vacations!

Not sure where next year’s travels will take us, but we will certainly contact you if it’s a destination you support.
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Going To Ireland

Reviewed By Barrow/Turley - Auckland, New Zealand | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
We have just finished our tour of Ireland and want to thank Jocoya for organizing a great trip. We loved the sights - landscapes- and many old buildings from castles to mansions.

We also loved the varied styles of accommodation but there was one hotel I felt we didn’t come up to standard and that was Leixlip Manor. It is probably budget-friendly manor option.

The boys also loved the opportunity of playing golf and even sneaked in a game at Portmarnock. Many thanks.
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Best Trip

Reviewed By Tricia - Luther, OK | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
When I first booked our adventure in Ireland, I was a little nervous about working with an agent. However, after a few weeks, all apprehension dissolved. Our agent, Jocoya, was professional, courteous and went out of her way to help accommodate our wishes and special requests. She helped make our trip to Ireland one we won't soon forget! I am so glad I found Authentic Vacations and look forward to working with Jocoya in the future.
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Scotland And Ireland At First Blush

Reviewed By Bobby - Manila, Philippines | Traveled to Scotland ~ Europe
We've always wanted to visit Scotland and Ireland, having visited London a few times in recent years, and for 2019 London Marathon. Working with Jocoya on our planned first visit to both countries was comfortable and expedient. She was able to put together a package based on our requirement: more countryside involving self-driving, with a mix of four-star and B&B accommodations. The weather was lovely and we enjoyed long and short walks into town and along the countryside. Most memorable visits include the Macallan six pillars whisky tour in Scotland and the Aran Islands tour in Ireland. Galway, Ireland was a relaxing break that allowed us to just kick back and enjoy the west coast. What made the trip all the more pleasant was the genuine warmth of the people in both countries. We had numerous encounters with the locals and everyone was authentic and engaged in their greetings and/or conversation. There will most defintiely be another trip to these wonderful places in the future.
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Unforgettable Trip!

Reviewed By Debbie - Sealy, TX | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
This was a trip I'd wanted to take all my life and my husband and I decided for my 60th year we'd go. Jocoya was our travel agent and she was wonderful! We decided we wanted to do a self-driving tour thru Ireland, staying at B & B's mostly, with a castle stay and a couple of hotel stays mixed in. We were there for 2 weeks and couldn't have possibly had a better time. Everything went smoothly, from our accommodation reservations to the excursions she'd planned for us.

Even to the point where the castle we stayed at had us in the "stables" area. I emailed her to say the room was fine (absolutely stunning!) but technically not "in the castle". By the time we were headed out to explore the castle the manager approached us with a key to one of the castle rooms and offered to move our bags if we decided to change. We thanked her nicely and kept the sumptuous room we'd been given! But the point is Jocoya was right on it and did anything necessary to ensure we had the trip we'd dreamed of
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Magical Trip To Scotland & Ireland!

Reviewed By Lisa - New York City, NW | Traveled to Scotland ~ Europe
Jocoya from Authentic Ireland was an amazing travel specialist! It was my first solo trip to Scotland & Ireland and working with her made my holiday so much better. She was very flexible and accommodating when I wanted to tailor my itinerary to include more historical sights. Jocoya is very responsive and she helped me sort out some hotel snafu in Scotland. I loved my trip and will be going back to Ireland in the future and using Authentic Vacations again. I strongly recommend using Authentic Vacations if you're planning a trip to Ireland, Scotland or England!
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Enchanting Family Quality Time!

Reviewed By Gustavo - San José, Costa Rica | Traveled to Scotland ~ Europe
I live in Costa Rica. A colleague from the local tourism industry recommended Authentic Vacations... I contacted AV with a little bit of hesitation. But the moment Jocoya Fox-Jones established communication, things started flowing! The planning went smoothly; she made sure to ask the right questions about our needs and desires. The itinerary sounded perfect... and turned out to be perfect in the end! My 7-year-old loved the castles and the hotels, my wife and I enjoyed the gastro experiences and we all found several opportunities for a great family bonding time. The beauty of Scotland and Ireland plus the right planning made it all a 5-star experience! Thanks, Jocoya, thanks to Authentic Vacations!
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Ireland Vacation

Reviewed By Jessica - New Orleans, LA | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
I would highly recommend Jocoya to anyone. The planning was made incredibly easy and the hotels/BB that they chose were amazing. Also, a few of the tours that Authentic Ireland Vacations booked I would not have known about without them and I thoroughly enjoyed those as well. Once we arrived in Ireland our reservations were super easy and there were never any issues. Overall this made our trip one of the best we’ve been on yet!
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Ireland Honeymoon

Reviewed By Zach - Clear Spring, MD | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
This was the first time I ever used a travel agency and it was a great experience! The trip went off without a hitch and my wife and I couldn't have had a better experience. Jocoya was knowledgeable, very friendly, and able to answer all of our questions. I would highly recommend using them to book places to stay and your rental car. They also made restaurant suggestions which were great! Overall a fantastic experience! Would happily book with them again!
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45th Wedding Anniversary

Reviewed By Roxanne - Lake Charles, LA | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
Our family went to Ireland to celebrate our 45th wedding anniversary and it was fabulous. The itinerary that Jocoya planned for us was awesome. Everything was in place when we arrived and that made it easy for us. Renting a car (with GPS is a must) prior to’ arrival us a great way to see the countryside which was beautiful. Our accommodations were great and the staff was wonderful at each location- Dublin, Galway, Killarney, Killaloe, Limerick. Thank you Authentic Ireland and Jocoya for a fabulous and memorable trip. We will definitely use your organization again!!
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Game Of Thrones Ireland

Reviewed By Charles - Eliot, ME | Traveled to Northern Ireland ~ Europe
ABSOLUTELY DELIGHTED! Our agent was Jocoya Fox-Jones, and she was very pleasant to deal with, very diligent, prompt and competent. Our trip was for my wife's birthday and our 20th wedding anniversary, and it was a trip of a lifetime. I would caution against getting a GPS unit, and instead, just use your phone for navigation. If you are doing the "game of Thrones tour" you should absolutely do the Winterfell tour. It has 20+ filming locations, and you might get to meet Odin and Thor, the dogs who played Summer and Greywind. The first day in Dublin we saw the book of kells (the library is what they use for the harry potter library) and I think the Irish historical museum? It has a lot of Viking and Irish history, as well as an Egyptian room. A LOT of fun and good times packed into 7 days.
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Most wonderful vacation ever!!!

Reviewed By Gerald - Mankato, MN | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
We just returned from Ireland and spent a fabulous 9-days with some wonderful people, a knowledgeable and fun and special driver. The weather was perfect (sunny days and cool temperatures) and every aspect of the trip was exceptional (from hotels, to meals, music and dancing, and each of the activities in which we were engaged). Our tour agency (Jocoya) was a blessing from picking out the right trip for us to dealing with all of the details before, during and after. We have already been speaking to our friends and others about this experience and encouraging them to go to Ireland for a future vacation.
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WitlenAuthentic Ireland Travel

Reviewed By Jay - Sitges, Spain | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
We would recommend using your company to anyone interested in going to Ireland. We worked with Jocoya who was very helpful, and was there immediately to answer questions before our trip. She set up the itinerary for us using our thoughts and put together a wonderful package for us, including some surprises along the way.

From the moment we got the car through the entire trip until the end, our travel was effortless. Our accommodations were very nice, some typical European style, others, more big hotel styles. All were clean and comfortable and accommodating and in very good locations. We loved Ireland and the friendly people, the pubs, the food, and the countryside. Amazing.

We are planning on going to Northern Ireland next year and will definitely use Authentic Ireland when planning that trip. The Wild Atlantic Way was fantastic. If we had one thing to do over again, we would probably stay longer on the Dingle Peninsula.
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30th Anniversary Trip

Reviewed By Crystal - Marble, NC | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
We needed guidance and expertise to plan our 30th-year anniversary trip to Ireland, our first international trip. Jocoya heard not only our "must see" requests, but also our vaguely communicated ideas and put together a diverse and magical itinerary for us! It had enough structure to give us security but was flexible enough for spontaneous exploration. We could not be more pleased - from the lovely B & B accommodations to the experiences they booked to the support we received in Ireland when we needed assistance in rescheduling a check in time. Everything was done well and allowed us to have a seamless, stress-free vacation.
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Honeymoon Hooked!

Reviewed By Russell - Gentry, AR | Traveled to Scotland ~ Europe
We booked our honeymoon trip to Ireland and Scotland. Jocoya went out of her way to accommodate us and ensure that our package was exactly what we wanted. If all of Authentic Ireland's agents are as considerate as her, this company will continue to go far.
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Ireland Vacation

Reviewed By Jessica - St Cloud, FL | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
We had a FABULOUS vacation! Jocoya was great to work with. Highly recommend!
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Family Heritage Trip

Reviewed By Al - Nokomis, FL | Traveled to Scotland ~ Europe
We had a super terrific time exploring Scotland and London. The drivers were excellent. On-time and very friendly. Absolutely loved Edinburgh. The Apex City hotel was really nice and convenient. Loved the Edinburgh Castle and walked several ‘Royal Miles”. The Spirit of Scotland show was great. I had my first taste of haggis and wasn’t too bad at all, lol. The whiskey tour was awesome. Maybe next time we would just do two distilleries and make time for lunch.

Glasgow was nice also and a good place to plan for our other excursions. Jury’s Inn was also a very nice hotel. From there I would highly recommend doing a round trip boat ride to Luss on Loch Lomond. We had the whole gang there and it was pretty special.

If I had to change anything it would be the hotel in London, we weren’t too crazy about that place. Small rooms, stuffy and no A/C.

Overall, I just want to thank you for all your hard work in helping make this trip a forever lifetime memory.
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Ireland Trip

Reviewed By Shawna - Weiser, ID | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
This mother/daughter trip to Ireland was absolutely amazing! I'm so thankful we decided to go through Authentic Vacations to help us with our journey. Everything was amazingly planned out for us according to what we wanted to see and do and we had very little issues! I was extremely nervous to drive there but with all the information provided it worked out very well. I would absolutely recommend anyone wanting to plan a trip to go through Authentic Vacations, they really did take a lot of stress and worry out of the whole process for us! Thank you, Jocoya!

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5-star All-Around

Reviewed By Rob - Berlin, Germany | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
We had a wonderful trip! No complaints! The itinerary was wonderful, as was the contact with our planner Jocoya Fox-Jones! Cheers!
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Graduation Gift!

Reviewed By Joy - West Palm Beach, FL | Traveled to Scotland ~ Europe
The hotels and sightseeing were perfect! We did have a driver in Ireland and in Scotland and we were able to enjoy the experience fully! No worries whatsoever! Thank you, Jocoya!!!
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Ireland Honeymoon

Reviewed By Kelsey - Dallas, TX | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
Ireland was beautiful! My husband and I went there for our honeymoon. We rented a car so that we could drive where we wanted to each day. Everyone is different, so i realize that may not sound like a "dream honeymoon" to some because it requires driving on the opposite side of the road, but we really enjoyed it! Authentic vacations were also very helpful throughout the whole process! We really enjoyed working with our agent! And all of the flight tickets and reservations went smoothly and were ready for us just as she said! We would highly recommend traveling with authentic vacations!! :)
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Our Honeymoon was amazing!

Reviewed By Molly - Stockbridge, MA | Traveled to Scotland ~ Europe
We literally had the time of our life. The people were the nicest, the food amazing, and the scenery out of this world. Our biggest highlight was definitely Skye. It was the worst weather we had and still our favorite stop. The countryside on Skye was amazing, and the Inn you put us in was by far our favorite complete package of the trip (room, view, parking, tavern, restaurant, people). We could have stayed in Skye forever and been very happy.

All of the tours you put us on where perfect and we loved seeing all the Outlander filming locations. The one piece of advice that would have been very useful was that you have to have coins (about a pound an hour) to park in Oban Just a good tidbit to add to anyone else's trip if they are going to stay in Oban (which we loved by the way).

We loved the area and exploring Loch Ness and Culloden, but that would have been our only hindsight change to what was an absolutely amazing vacation!!!!!
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Amazing Self-Drive Tour

Reviewed By Angela - Muswellbrook, Australia | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
We were assisted by Jocoya to create an amazing and unforgettable tour around Ireland. Everything that was pre-organised went perfectly smoothly, we had absolutely no problems with anything. It was also great value for the assistance to create our personalized itinerary to be able to fit in everything we wanted to do and were very pleased with additional recommendations of things we had not thought of doing. Overall extremely happy with our tour.
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Awesome Trip

Reviewed By Kelli - Napa, CA | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
What a great trip! Our travel rep, Jocoya, planned our 10 day driving trip around Ireland and we had the best time. The B&B’s were perfect as were the sightseeing recommendations. We especially loved the Mountain Dew B&B in Killarney. Those folks are absolutely delightful! An important tip for those who haven’t driven in Ireland before - upgrade your car to an automatic transmission with GPS. It helped us SO much. Great way to see Ireland! Thank you for all your help in making this adventure awesome.
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Ireland And Scotland Trip

Reviewed By Kathy - Juno Beach, FL | Traveled to Scotland ~ Europe
Just returned from a 2-week driving trip in Ireland and Scotland trip. It was fabulous and well planned with Jocoya's help. We had a mix of hotels and B&B's. A very well rounded experience in both countries.

Ireland was my favorite. Lush, green and wild! The roads are definitely a test when you go off the highways and on the rural roads, but hey we saw amazing little towns. We also did the Wild Atlantic Way to the Cliffs of Moher as well as the mountains in Kerry. Kerry was by far my favorite place and Gallway my favorite city, although Killarney was cool too.

We did more castles in Scotland than we thought we would do. We traveled to Aberdeen, Loch Ness and back to Edinburgh. Loved staying at the Loch Ness Inn. Central to the loch, to Isle of Skye and Inverness. Apex Grassmarket Hotel in Edinburgh was great and you can walk to everything!

All in all a wonderful trip!
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Celtic Heritage trip

Reviewed By John - Zanesville, OH | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
In a nut shell, IT WAS GREAT!

Thanks to Jocoya's help with all the details before, during, and after our trip.

If we choose to go back to Ireland we will be sure to look her up.
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Authentic Trip

Reviewed By Jennie - Toledo, IL | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
We just returned from a 15-day self-guided trip to Ireland and Scotland. We had a wonderful time experiencing these two beautiful countries. Our travel agent, Jocoya did a great job helping me plan our itinerary. I told what we wanted and she was both very helpful and accommodating. I would highly recommend Authentic Ireland and Jocoya.
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Shirley’s Trip To Ireland

Reviewed By Shirley - North Grafton, MA | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
Our trip was wonderful! Our accommodations from the first night to the last night were above what we expected and were first class all the way. You couldn’t bet the cleanliness of each stop, the hospitality, and great breakfasts. The people of Ireland are very warm and welcoming. They are so helpful without being asked. The weather was beautiful and very conducive to sightseeing. All in all, the 4 of us had a great week in Ireland, thanks to authentic Ireland vacations.
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Fox Ireland Trip with Fox

Reviewed By Jamison - Doylestown, PA | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
We had a good time on our trip. Ireland is a beautiful country with amazing people. I do have some feedback about the trip that will hopefully help in planning future trips.

Dublin: Great walkable city. Lively people. Of all the cities we hit, it was the best one. The red bus tour is a good way to familiarize yourself with the city. Guinness Storehouse was overrated. Jameson Distillery was great!

I enjoyed this Ross House B&B. Not too far of a walk to town. The owner was very sweet. She made breakfast to order and made us pancakes.

We wished would have stayed at Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel at least one or two additional nights. Its proximity to Dalkey was great, which ended up being a surprise highlight of the trip.

Thanks for helping us put together this trip at the last moment's notice. I would consider the trip a success, and I believe everyone had a memorable experience, which is what it's all about.
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Ireland and England Trip

Reviewed By Joel - Fort Worth, TX | Traveled to England ~ Europe
Jocoya with Authentic Vacations was very helpful in planning our trip to Dublin and London in March. She had great recommendations on tours and lodgings. And we had one snafu where we got charged twice for a certain tour due to an error in the provided voucher, but Jocoya helped us settle that after our trip as well.
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Ireland Golf Trip

Reviewed By Bill - Baltimore, MD | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
It was absolutely fantastic. Authentic vacations did an unbelievable job and Jocoya did a wonderful job. The Hotel(George) in Limerick was excellent.

The Golf at Lahinch, Kinsale, & Doonbeg was spectacular, the caddies were the best. A trip to remember. The people in Ireland were very friendly and the Pubs were great.

A memory for a life time.
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Enjoyed Ireland

Reviewed By Ginny - Glenside, PA | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
We just returned from a 9 day trip to Ireland. It was the most enjoyable. The accommodations were fabulous although a few of them though I would have liked to have been closer to the city center to limit the amount of driving when possible, One of the advantages to driving though is that we were able to cover a lot of territories and see a good bit, The people we met were very friendly. All in all the trip was a success. Thank you Jocoya for working with us to plan our trip.
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Fantastic Trip!

Reviewed By Amelia - Rockville, MD | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
Jocoya went above and beyond from the start and crafted a customized agenda for our self-drive trip in Ireland with specific regards to our interests. She was highly responsive to our inquiries and took on the burden of planning everything, which made our travel experience so much more convenient and stress-free. We ended up loving the itinerary and having an incredible time. I highly recommend Authentic Vacations and Jocoya, and would not hesitate to book another adventure with them in the future!
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Absolutely Amazing!

Reviewed By Jan - Pretoria, South Africa | Traveled to Northern Ireland ~ Europe
A big thank you to Authentic Ireland and specifically, Jocoya, for an excellent holiday. From the first email I sent, I received nothing but the friendliest, most professional service. Jocoya managed to plan the perfect holiday for us and we did not have one single problem during the holiday. Jocoya really went that extra mile and she ensured that we had the best holiday possible. I can without a doubt recommend Authentic Ireland to anyone that is looking for an unforgettable holiday! Thank you Jocoya and the team for everything!
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Ireland Honeymoon

Reviewed By Kelsie - Manila, Philippines | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
Authentic Vacations helped me put together an absolute dream honeymoon in Ireland. They had fast response to all emails and really did a great job at gathering what we envisioned and putting it together! We had an incredible time and the trip went smooth and stress-free! I would recommend using them to anyone who plans on traveling. I definitely will use them again if I travel outside of the country!
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Great Experience

Reviewed By Erika - Thornton, CO | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
We had a great experience with Authentic Ireland. They were very easy to communicate with and helped create a personalized itinerary. All five places we stayed at were lovely and very comfortable. The tips Jocoya provided about what to do and where to go proved very useful. I would definitely recommend Jocoya to friends and family, and book with them again myself!
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Perfect Ireland Vacation

Reviewed By Paul - McKinney, TX | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
My wife and I had a wonderful Ireland vacation in August for our Anniversary. We had received some recommendations for Authentic Vacations and we are so glad we chose them for this memorable getaway. We were there for a week and everything, from the accommodations (a nice mixture of classy boutique hotels in the cities to small family B&B's in the country), the suggested itinerary and car reservation was all perfectly scheduled by their expert travel team (Jocoya, specifically). We are ready to book our next Ireland trip soon and will gladly use their services again. We believe their experience allows them to offer easy but memorable itineraries that take all the guess work out of planning a great trip to a wonderful and beautiful place like Ireland.
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Amazing Customer Service

Reviewed By Rebecca - Halethorpe, MD | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
I cannot express more how amazing the customer service has been with this company. Jocoya has truly gone above and beyond for us. We had a few hiccups in our travel arrangements and with a quick turnaround, she did her absolute best to accommodate us. I would be thrilled to use this company again in the future.

Thank you Jocoya! You are a star!
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Winter Ireland

Reviewed By Cathy - Lake Wales, Florida | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
Jocoya helped me and my three travel buddies plan a wonderful vacation to Ireland this past February. She found us accommodations in Doolin, County Clare, took care of reserving a rental car and booked a couple of excursions in the area for us. We had an amazing time and brought back tons of special memories. You had a big part in making this trip one we will never forget! Thank you so much!!
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Amazing Travel Agency!

Reviewed By Erica - Hixson, TN | Traveled to Scotland ~ Europe
This company is very easy to work with. They listen to what we want to see and will add fantastic sightseeing as well. This is our second trip that we have booked with them and we are very excited. Will definitely recommend this travel agency to everyone wanting to travel! Jocoya has been our travel agent for 2 times now, and I absolutely love working with her.
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Jocoya, we did have a wonderful time

Reviewed By Tim - Columbia, MD | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
The first B&B was near the water, and the host was so helpful. The second B&B was the farm the host was wonderful and we got to meet others. The hostess in Kilkenny was delightful. The food at all locations were wonderful. Our favorite was the Belleek factory tour amazing. Thank you for all your help and patience.
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An awesome vacation!

Reviewed By Belinda - Gainesville, VA | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
The best so far among our travels. The tour manager/director/driver Liam Finnegan is just so amazing! Very knowledgeable-a walking encyclopedia for Scotland and Ireland. He even sang some favorite songs (while driving!). My husband and I are very pleased with the whole itinerary-circling the coastlines besides the beautiful tourist spots.

Roger enjoyed his birthday tremendously as our happy group celebrated with us and our anniversary too.

When the history of the country is being given, to please inform whoever the tour guide is to refrain from mentioning horrible details of the atrocities/murders of the Native people by the English conquerors.

Will keep in touch, Jocoya and thanks so much. Your company is very lucky to have you!
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NEVER wanted to come back home

Reviewed By Debby - Prospect, VA | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
Caleb & I are completely enamored with Ireland. An incredibly beautiful country & people. I will follow up next week with thoughts & suggestions, for our next trip. Still trying to readjust to reality. Many thanks, Jocoya.

THE best trip of my life time thus far.
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25th Anniversary in Ireland

Reviewed By Doris - Manassas, VA | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
We started planning our 25th anniversary trip to Ireland early in 2018. We knew we would need some assistance in pulling it all together since we had never traveled to Ireland before, so we contacted Authentic Vacations explaining our needs and they placed us in the care of Jocoya Fox-Jones. We told her what things we wanted to see, and she put together a complete package for us including all reservations for hotels and B & Bs, as well as the rental car and a one-day bus tour to Northern Ireland so we could walk across the Carrick-A-Rede rope bridge (our #1). She arranged reservations for our first night’s dinner and found us some very nice and comfortable places to stay over the 10 days we were there. Prior to booking the trip, we had a few questions which she promptly answered for us. Everything went smoothly and there were absolutely no “glitches”. We would highly recommend her to anyone who is planning a trip to Ireland. We hope to plan to Ireland and will contact Jocoya for help.
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Perfect!

Reviewed By Nanette - Hampton, VA | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
I don't even know where to begin to describe how incredible and wonderful our experience was! We had contacted other travel agents that just could not understand what we wanted. Then we contacted Jocoya Fox- Jones.... She GOT IT! She provided exactly the experience we were hoping for period from the tours of breweries and distilleries to the freedom to explore on our own, to staying in locations that provided easy access to castles and historic sites, it was perfect! Each Bed and breakfast was beautiful and our hosts were warm and informative. We have been home for less than 2 weeks and have already contacted Jocoya to schedule our next Ireland adventure! I cannot recommend Authentic Ireland vacations enough!
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Best travel agent Jocoya Fox-Jones

Reviewed By Sunny - Tel Aviv, Israel | Traveled to Japan ~ East and Southeast Asia
This is the third trip. I have booked with Jocoya Fox-Jones. Ireland, Iceland and now Japan. She has been consistently WONDERFUL, professional and has answered my every request quickly and so well. She is the BEST.
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Our trip was amazing and Jocoya made that happen

Reviewed By Robin - Moss Point, MS | Traveled to Scotland ~ Europe
My husband and I just returned from a 10-day trip to Ireland/Scotland for our 30th wedding anniversary. When I started looking at this trip, I came across this site and Jocoya Fox-Jones came across the chat. I told her what I was looking at and she planned the rest. Our trip was AMAZING and we couldn't have asked for a better person than Jocoya to have planned our trip. We've already decided that we will be using her again for our next adventure. She made our bucket list vacation a perfect one!!
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Thank you for the Best Trip

Reviewed By George - Rockport, ME | Traveled to Northern Ireland ~ Europe
Ireland was fabulous with many highlights......first, many thanks for your help and assistance in planning this part of our honeymoon trip! Self-drive is clearly the best way to see Ireland!!

Best visits were spending time at Dunluce Castle on the northern coast and Slive League on the west coast near Donegal.....absolutely some of the most beautiful coastlines in the entire world!

All the places you had us stay were great, but the Cove Lodge in Donegal was absolutely the best place we stayed at, as Liam and Joan treated us fantastic and we're both just very friendly and helpful. We could eat Irish breakfasts at their place every day!!

We are already talking about another trip to Ireland sometime in the future, as we want to also explore the southern half of Ireland.
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Forever Ireland!

Reviewed By Patty - Baltimore, MD | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
Our 30th anniversary trip to Ireland was simply wonderful! Jocoya did an awesome job picking all the wonderful places, B&Bs, etc. We felt it truly was an “authentic” Ireland trip. Thank you so much! I will definitely recommend you guys again and again.
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Ireland 9 Day Trip

Reviewed By Amanda - Mount Gilead, OH | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
I wanted to do something special for my nephew's birthday and decided a trip to Ireland would be amazing. I worked with Jocoya and discussed my options and goals for the trip. She developed an amazing itinerary that allowed us to see a lot of Ireland in those 9 days without us having to travel each day. My nephew adored Abbyglen Castle (our hotel for the 3rd and 4th day). My sister fell in love with the Cloncarlin Farm House Bed and Breakfast (250-year-old Manor House on a working farm). We had one issue while traveling. The hotel had our reservation incorrectly. After calling the issue, Jocoya fixed in less than 10 minutes. Amazing customer service. The car was a bit small for the three of us and our bags. Also, the GPS in the car only found two of our destinations (the rest I used Sygic offline maps) Which saved us several times. So definitely recommend that. All in all a fantastic experience and one I will definitely do again.
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Amazing Trip!

Reviewed By Erica - Hixson, TN | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
My husband and I went to Ireland for our honeymoon because it was something different to do and we have always wanted to go. This trip was amazing! We got to pick everywhere we wanted to go and how long we wanted to be in each town. We got to see things that we would never have known about due to their suggested sightseeing. Easily our favorite trip so far! I loved using this agency and Jocoya so much, I am booking our 1-year anniversary trip to Scotland!
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Best Help & Best Trip -- Ever!

Reviewed By David - Northport, AL | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
My family and I just returned from our very first trip to Ireland and our experience with Authentic Vacations has been a great one. The people at the agency and especially our agent Jocoya have been pleasant, easy to work with, gracious, and polite. From our air flights, to our nightly hotels, and the suggestions for sight-seeing, Authentic Vacations made the experience a memorable one! I would recommend Jocoya to anyone. Our trip was so well organized that we definitely will travel to Ireland again. And, when we do return to Ireland, we will call on our friends at Authentic Vacations!
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What A Wonderful Vacation!

Reviewed By Alexandra - New York City, NY | Traveled to Scotland ~ Europe
This is our first time going with a travel agency, and we are so spoiled now. Everything was set up for us, and Jocoya left enough flexibility in the schedule for us to .go with the flow during the actual trip. We got to see the experience we wanted with her while also adding our own activities.

Every B&B/hotel we stayed in was clean, the people/hosts were kind and the food was good. There was also no attitude from picking the budget option, and that was appreciated.
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Great time in Ireland

Reviewed By Cheryl - Tabernash, CO | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
We had a great time. Everything went as was set up and always on time. Thank you, Jocoya.

Our tour guide and driver Matt was marvelous. Our entire tour group was impressed and enjoyed having him take care of us.

We were well prepared for our trip. Of course, it rained but it never had much more than light rain. We could have used a day for shopping at the Blarney woolen mills but maybe that was a good thing.

Yes, the hurricane was to arrive soon after we left. Jocoya supported us when tropical storm Ophelia was approaching. But all went smoothly. It was great!
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Terrific Ireland trip!

Reviewed By Scott - Allentown, PA | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
We worked with Jocoya Fox Jones and she was terrific to work with. She asked us what our goal for the vacation was, our likes and dislikes, what we like to eat and the places we wanted to stay, etc. Once we got all that stuff out of the way, Jocoya sent us a preliminary itinerary. After several fun-filled conference calls, we finalized our itinerary and off to Ireland we went. The trip was TERRIFIC!! Jocoya nailed it. Our lodging and accommodations fare exceeded what we expected. The food was superb the people were great and the trip was probably one of the best vacations taken in a long time.

Would I ever use this group again to plan a trip, you bet I would. Would I recommend Jocoya Fox Jones as a travel agent and trip planner? Hell, yes I would. She was easy and fun to deal with. She kept us focused on what we wanted to get out of our trip and planned a wonderful itinerary.

Well let me tell you, we had the BEST trip ever.
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