Maggie Lunde

Santa Rosa, California Travel Agent
Maggie Lunde
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28 Reviews | 100% Recommended

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DESTINATIONSIreland, Scotland
SUPPLIER PARTNERSCIE Tours International, Hertz
CERTIFICATES & AWARDS Better Business Bureau, Irish Tour Operators Association, American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA)
Certified ASTA Travel Agent

Maggie Lunde

Santa Rosa, California Travel Agent

UK and Ireland Travel Specialist

As a custom vacation travel agent specializing in customized UK and Ireland travel for more than 5 years, I have tailored getaways of every sort, for every sort of traveler. I know that every client is different and dedicate myself to tailoring itineraries that include the experiences, accommodations, and excursions that best matches your personal passions!

My Travel Specialties

Scotland Luxury and Leisure Travel Specialist

If you want to experience Scotland, and I mean really experience it, from stunning Edinburgh and heritage-rich Stirling; excursions to sparkling lochs, dramatic glens and romantic castles in the spectacular Scottish Highlands; with accommodation at the finest city hotels to private country ... Read more from my Scotland Luxury and Leisure Travel Specialist bio.

Ireland Leisure and Luxury Travel Specialist

If there's one thing I learned about the magnificent Emerald Island, it's that Ireland is all about experiences! The culture, food, scenery and amazing atmosphere is second-to-none. I have been traveling to Ireland for as long as I can remember, and ... Read more from my Ireland Leisure and Luxury Travel Specialist bio.

Ashford Castle Co. Mayo

UK Leisure and Luxury Travel Specialist

Although born stateside, I've come to love the UK and Ireland like a second home. I have a soft-spot in my heart for all the wonderful experiences I've collected in the UK, from riding the Turbo Coaster at Brighton Pier in ... Read more from my UK Leisure and Luxury Travel Specialist bio.

My Travel Experiences

The Giant's Causeway!
Ireland Photos

My Reviews

15 of 26 people found this review helpful

Excellently Tailored Trip

Reviewed By Legatha - Eddyville, KY | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
Maggie Lunde did an excellent job tailoring our trip. It more than met our expectation! The accommodations were outstanding, and the arrangements for the rental car created a seamless experience. Maggie was always available to answer questions and to take care of any concerns in a timely manner. I would not hesitate to use Authentic Ireland and Maggie Lunde again.
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7 of 12 people found this review helpful

Back from another wonderful trip planned by Maggie

Reviewed By Alison - Phoenix, AZ | Traveled to Scotland ~ Europe
We just returned from a perfect trip to Scotland. Thank you MAGGIE for making it all so easy. This is our third trip working with Authentic Ireland. I highly recommend them to anyone thinking of using an agency for travel help. We plan our own trip, submit the info to Maggie and she makes the itinerary. She books the hotels, day tours etc. In previous trips (to Ireland) we rented a car and stayed at B and B's. All B and B's were excellent and some spectacular. This trip, to Scotland, we chose to not rent a car and took trains from Edinburgh to Aberdeen to Inverness. From those cities we took day tours arranged by Maggie. All the tours were great. The hotels were perfectly located. She is very pleasant and easy to work with. Of course during the months of planning some changes were made and she was always agreeable and helpful. She made some suggestions and had some ideas that made our trip even better. I would work with her again without hesitation. Go for it and enjoy your trip!!
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11 of 20 people found this review helpful

AMAZING Vacation!

Reviewed By Peggy - Tulsa, OK | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
We had an amazing vacation! Maggie Lunde was the agent who selected our itinerary and hotels which were all fabulous. We loved staying in Killarney for 3 nights. The St Pattys Day celebration was perfect and we had fun mingling with the locals in the pubs afterward. Galway was great too, we attended Palm Sunday worship at St Nicholas ( the oldest church in Ireland). We are all spoiled with the full breakfast every morning. Can't wait to return to Ireland!
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13 of 25 people found this review helpful

Whirlwind in Dublin

Reviewed By John - San Diego, CA | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
I recently had a short, whirlwind trip to Dublin, Ireland, on my way to Cardiff, Wales where I was traveling to take a 3 day course. Dublin was wonderful! My first visit! Loved it!! No problems!! Can't wait to return.
Interestingly, traveling over on Aer Lingus, the day after Thanksgiving, the flight was almost empty, for whatever reason. Only about 50 of us onboard. That made for excellent inflight service!
Weather was ok, nice sunny days, and a bit on the chilly side (low to mid 30's) but was not a problem. while I currently live in southern California and have adapted to the Mediterranean climate, I am from the Great Lakes and cold weather generally doesn't bother me. I adapted!
Maggie arranged for me to ride the "Hop on" bus which worked out very nicely! You can 'hop on' and 'hop off'' as you please, for 1 fare. Took the tour of Dublin the morning of my first full day there! Saw it all. Then, after returning to my hotel, the Davenport, which is quite charming, I bravely set out
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12 of 23 people found this review helpful

Can't wait to go back!

Reviewed By Sarah - Joplin, Missouri | Traveled to Scotland ~ Europe
Maggie helped us out on setting up a great trip! We loved all of the hotels she picked out for us. We did a two day Dublin hop on hop off. We then did a self driving tour through Killarney, Kilkenny, and Dromoland, which we loved. Then we flew and spent 2 days in Scotland.we wished we would have packed less and stayed another night at the Dromoland Castle! Already setting up another trip through Authentic Ireland and Maggie Lunde!
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5 of 10 people found this review helpful

Thank you for making my 50th birthday trip perfect

Reviewed By Blaine - San Diego, CA | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
We are back. To make a long story short. The trip was AWESOME. You did an amazing job.
Golf - Fantastic Courses
Places we stayed - Great pubs, food music and locations.
Driver - Very nice guy and did everything we wanted him to do
Vehicle - new, clean very roomy
overall experience exceeded what we all expected.
Thank you for making my 50th birthday trip perfect!
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12 of 24 people found this review helpful

Felt like a King!

Reviewed By John - Philadelphia, PA | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
Maggie, we had a fabulous time. All the places you booked were tremendous. We felt like a king and queen at Ashford Castle and took full advantage of all the sites near the places we stayed. We especially liked biking the Gap of Dunloe, hiking the Cliffs of Moher and walking the beach in Ardmore.
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13 of 26 people found this review helpful

Can't Say Enough Good Things!

Reviewed By Ashley - Nashville, TN | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
Can't say enough good things about Maggie!! Had an amazing trip!
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12 of 24 people found this review helpful

First Class Vacation!

Reviewed By Bobby - San Francisco, CA | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
Holy Cow! The awesomeness of this country is understated! Kathy and I spent 10 nights/11 days in central and southern Ireland. The accommodations were absolutely FIRST CLASS, the people warm and friendly, and the food was fabulous! Maggie went above and beyond to provide us the best vacation ever! Thank you Maggie!
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14 of 29 people found this review helpful

Highly Recommended

Reviewed By Dave - Pittsburgh, PA. | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
We have had two self-driving vacations planned by Authentic Ireland in the past two years, one to Scotland and one to Ireland. Both were unqualified successes. The hotels were uniformly excellent to outstanding and the chosen cities everything we wanted.
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12 of 25 people found this review helpful

Fantastic Trip!

Reviewed By Beth - Titusville, FL | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
Fantastic trip! Our accommodations were fabulous and had no issues with our rental car. Maggie did a great job with last minute changes to our itinerary and was a true help. We experienced so much in one week. We could not be happier with our trip Well done!
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12 of 25 people found this review helpful

BEST VACATION EVER!

Reviewed By Cynthia - Pittsburgh, PA. | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
WE would unequivocally recommend Authentic Ireland and our travel professional, Maggie Lunde, to anyone and everyone. We had the best vacation ever! From the first moment when I chatted online with Maggie I was impressed. I came up with a "wish list" that I didn't think could be filled, and not only did Maggie come up with an itinerary that satisfied ALL our wishes, but she EXCEEDED our expectations at every turn. The itinerary was simple and non-stressful and every venue she booked was superior. My husband and I couldn't be happier....well, that is until our next vacation with Authentic Ireland. Thank you Maggie Lunde!
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13 of 27 people found this review helpful

Vacation to Die For!

Reviewed By Maysie - Australia | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
Contacting Authentic Ireland about touring Ireland was the best thing we could have done. Maggie was the consultant that put together a fantastic & memorable holiday in Ireland. She was only an email away. She arranged some beautiful accommodation, car hire, places & sights to see. This country was beautiful with views & sights out of this world. We were emailed vouchers for car hire,accommodation which was faultless, which made arriving at your accommodation hassle free & quick booking. All of our accommodation, from B&Bs, Abbey's,Hotels & Castles were of excellent quality & the breakfasts were to die for. We would have loved to have stayed longer in such a lovely part of the world. We would recommend Authentic Ireland and MAGGIE to anyone wanting to travel to Ireland as we found them to be professional in all aspects of travel & do what they say!
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11 of 23 people found this review helpful

The Best Vacation Plans Ever Thanks To Maggie!

Reviewed By Sande - Wausau, WI. | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
We could not have asked for a better vacation than the one planned for us by Maggie! We loved all of the places we stayed in and loved the food. We especially love Rosquil House in Kilkenny. We can't wait to go back! Perfect Vacation!
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10 of 22 people found this review helpful

Effortless Travel

Reviewed By Jill - Westminster, Co. | Traveled to Scotland ~ Europe
Thanks for putting together such a wonderful trip. Everything was so well organized & informative. You have made this trip easy & effortless!
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12 of 26 people found this review helpful

Fab!

Reviewed By Peggy - Tulsa, OK | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
We had an amazing vacation. Maggie Lunde was the agent who selected our itinerary and hotels which were all fabulous. We loved staying in Killarney for 3 nights. The St Patty's Day celebration was perfect and we had fun mingling with the locals in the pubs afterward. Galway was great too, we attended Palm Sunday worship at St Nicholas ( the oldest church in Ireland). We are all spoiled with the full breakfast every morning. Can't wait to return to Ireland.
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9 of 20 people found this review helpful

First Class

Reviewed By Mike - Lowell, Mass. | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
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!
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12 of 26 people found this review helpful

Planning My Return Already!

Reviewed By Debbie - Tampa, Florida | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
As I've seen in other reviews I myself can't say enough how great of a time we've had traveling this wonderful place the emerald island. I can say Authentic Ireland has done us proud and a can said our agent MAGGIE has given us a true feeling for this place. We have gone with Authentic Ireland for 2 yrs now and MAGGIE has always listened to what we've wanted and offered us Great suggestions.We truly have appreciated Maggie's help,she has come to now us and we feel is if we're long distance friends. I can truly say if you want a true feeling for your travels to Ireland call Authentic Ireland they well do you Right. And thank you for your help with all our travels to Ireland MAGGIE.
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12 of 26 people found this review helpful

The Best Vacation Plans Ever Thanks To Maggie!

Reviewed By Sande - Wausau, WI. | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
We could not have asked for a better vacation than the one planned for us by Maggie! We loved all of the places we stayed in and loved the food. We especially love Rosquil House in Kilkenny. We can't wait to go back! Perfect Vacation!
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13 of 29 people found this review helpful

Best Time in Scotland 2016

Reviewed By Dave - Pittsburgh, PA. | Traveled to Scotland ~ Europe
Maggie Lunde arranged our September 2016 trip to Scotland and here is our review Briefly, it was wonderful!!! The hotels were all great and in good locations. They were far more interesting and rewarding than any of the big chains could be. Our particular favorite was Dunhallin House in Inverness. Margaret Murray and Sandy Murray were great hosts, the hotel room and setting were wonderful and the included breakfast was absolutely outstanding. Maggie did very well for us and we are more than pleased!
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9 of 21 people found this review helpful

Vacation as Smooth as Silk

Reviewed By Shirley - North Vancouver, B.C | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
Right from the start Maggie got our itinerary going with some areas we wanted to spend a bit more time in - our trip was a self-drive vacation from Dublin to Manchester. We changed cars in Wales after ferrying over. All of the accommodations and car rentals were well chosen by Maggie Everything went as smooth as silk. This company seems to have great reviews for all of their staff and certainly Maggie was attentive and patient and kind through all of the pre-trip questions and bookings. We drove through Ireland, north to south Wales, and from Bath England, to Stonehenge up through the Cotswold’s and up to Manchester where we came home from. There really is something very special about Ireland - I mean all of these areas were beautiful, but the Irish are incredible people. The Dingle peninsula is such a spot. Yes we had some rain and lots of cloudy weather, but when the but when the sun came out, it was a treat. How else do these countries stay so green anyway? Thank you Maggie!
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12 of 28 people found this review helpful

Amazing Honeymoon

Reviewed By Julia - Glendale, Ca. | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
Maggie Lunde helped me create the most AMAZING Ireland trip for my honeymoon! I am getting married in 3 days and it is all I can think about. I can't tell you how fantastic it is to be able to not have to worry about the details of our dream vacation while planning a wedding. THANK YOU SO MUCH! I have already recommended this to all of my friends. This has been the easiest vacation prep that I have ever had. THANK YOU MAGGIE!
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10 of 24 people found this review helpful

Dream Come True!

Reviewed By Amy - Orlando, Florida | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
This vacation was a dream come true for us. We have always wanted to see the Emerald Isle and to explore the ancient Celtic Druid ruins and castles as well as experience the life of the locals and this was it! Our travel agent Maggie was terrific. She booked us the exact vacation we were dreaming of. And we even got an upgrade!
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9 of 22 people found this review helpful

Best Travel Agent Ever!

Reviewed By Donna - Portland, Oregon | Traveled to Scotland ~ Europe
We are headed on a trip to Ireland and Scotland in April and we couldn't be more happy with our agent at Authentic Ireland tours! Maggie in your Santa Rosa Office is so wonderful and helpful! She's the best!
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9 of 22 people found this review helpful

Loved, Loved, Loved My Trip!

Reviewed By Angie - Springfield, Missouri | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
We booked a trip through Authentic Ireland in March of 2016, for a trip at the end of September 2016. Maggie, our travel agent, was very helpful and quick to respond to any questions. She handled all of our changes and tweaks like a pro. Our trip was perfect-even better than we were expecting. We fully intend to use Authentic Ireland in the future!
Maggie, thank you so much for helping us achieve our favorite trip so far. I can't even put into words how much we loved it.
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11 of 27 people found this review helpful

Awesome!

Reviewed By Chris - Mt Upton, New York | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
We had an awesome first trip to Ireland, ready for another. Maggie was an excellent agent and everything went as promised. Thank you so much.
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Will Return Soon!

Reviewed By Tracey - Atascadero, Ca. | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
We love Maggie Lunde and Authentic Ireland!
Our trip to Ireland was a dream come true and I know our future trip to Scotland will be too. Thank you so much!
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4th Time and Still Charming!

Reviewed By Cindy - Philadelphia, PA | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
Amazing time! This was a trip we all agreed was something special, a mom and her 2 daughters. This was my 4th trip to Ireland, my mom's second and my sister's 1st. We all had different "must do's" while planning the trip and we came home very happy. I had to see Kilmainham Gaol, my sister wanted to stay in a castle and see Cong, a Quiet Man fan, and mom wanted tea at Bewley's in Dublin. Well., the Goal was toured an it is a great history lesson. Cong was photographed and it is a picture book town. The Castle at Lough Eske is a fairy tale and worth several day stay. Bewley's in Dublin is closed for renovations, so we might need to go back. It is a beautiful country with friendly people. Plan for rain but the sunshine is fabulous.
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