St Pat’s in Dublin plus Giant’s Causeway, Cliffs of Moher and Blarney Castle
The ultimate all-Ireland St Patrick’s extravaganza! See Ireland at its best, North and South. The ‘must-sees’ like Giant’s Causeway, Cliffs of Moher, Blarney Castle, Belfast and Galway are all in there but we also hit Dublin for the main event. What better place to party than the capital city of the country that gave the world St Patrick! Serious festival fun, Irish style! One island, one trip, a once in a lifetime experience.
- St. Patrick’s Day Festivities in Dublin
- Your fan-feckin-tastic Irish Guide
- All transport around the Emerald Isle
- 6 nights accommodation and 6 breakfasts
- Cliffs of Moher entry
- The Giant’s Causeway Visitor Centre entry
- Shamrocker Orientation Walking Tour of Dublin
- Guinness Storehouse 'Fast Track' entry
- Black Cab Tour of Belfast
- Party with the locals at the St. Pat's festivities in Dublin
- Meet "Pa" the legendary story teller of Killarney
H: Included Highlights
F: Free Time Option
Day 1: Dublin to Ballintoy
Tour starts 10.30am. From Dublin we head straight to 'The North' and Belfast. Take a Black Cab tour with a local cabbie into the Loyalist and Republican heartlands to learn about the ‘Troubles’ and see the infamous political murals. Heading towards the stunning Antrim coast we take in the 'Dark Hedges'.
H: Black Cab tour of Belfast
H: Stand under the ‘Dark Hedges’
Day 2: Ballintoy to Dublin
Follow in the footsteps of Giants at the eighth natural wonder of the world, The Giant's Causeway. With its thousands of hexagonal stone columns, you make up your mind what caused it, a giant or geology? We cross the border and return to the Republic and head back to Dublin. (B)
H: Follow in the footsteps of giants at Giant’s Causeway
Day 3: Dublin
Our local Guide will show you the highlights of Dublin on a Shamrocker Adventures orientation walking tour. Then we include Fast Track entry to the Guinness Storehouse to discover all there is to know about 'the black stuff'. The city will be gearing up for the St Pat's Day madness and you'll have time to explore and enjoy the music and dancing at the festival events. In the evening, we'll take you to some of Dublin's best pubs that only us locals know about to ensure you're ready for the party! (B)
H: Shamrocker orientation walking tour of Dublin
H: Guinness Storehouse ‘Fast Track’ entry
Day 4: Dublin St.Patricks Day
St. Patrick's Day! Today is the day you've been waiting for. Dress up in Green and grab your spot early as the streets of Dublin fill fast to enjoy the official parade. We're based in the heart of the action, Temple Bar so get ready to have your senses bombarded with colour, music and dancing! Squeeze into a nearby pub or a live music session or join the dancing on the streets. This is St. Patrick’s Day done by the Irish on their native soil… expect a wild one! (B)
H: Enjoy the St Patrick’s Day Parade through the city centre
F: Party with the locals in The Temple Bar
Day 5: Dublin to Killarney
We leave the city and head south west into the lush green Irish countryside to clear fuzzy heads. Pass the River Liffey on the way to the imposing Rock of Cashel, once the seat of the Kings of Munster. Through the Golden Vale to Blarney Castle in the rebel county of Cork. Now’s your chance to give the stone a big juicy smacker to get the legendary ‘gift of the gab’. If you're still ready for more, we overnight in the party town of Killarney. (B)
H: Blarney Castle entry
F: Meet ‘Pa’, the legendary story-teller of Killarney
Day 6: Killarney to Dublin
Today it’s all about breathtaking scenery and adventure. We spend the day exploring the dramatic Dingle Peninsula and we take you to the edge of the ancient world. We stop at the stunning Coumeennole Beach then on through Tralee into County Clare. We spend the night in Ennis where the pubs are filled with locals playing traditional Irish music. (B)
H: Beautiful Atlantic scenery on the Slea Head Drive
F: Join a ‘trad’ music session in a local pub in Co. Clare
Day 7: Ennis to Dublin
Today we brave the heights and soak up the dramatic views at the Cliffs of Moher that tower high above the wild Atlantic Ocean. Afterwards, we’ll explore the weird and magical world of the Burren, Ireland’s lunar landscape and home to fairies and leprechauns! We visit Galway, Ireland’s cultural capital and festival city before returning to Dublin approximately 5.30pm. (B)
H: The stunning Cliffs of Moher
F: Discover the vibrant streets of Galway with its many buskers(B=breakfast/L=lunch/D=dinner)
Accommodation is included in the price of your tour. We use the best hostels available and generally use small 4 to 6 bed dorms.
IN DUBLIN, CITY CENTRE HOSTEL
Your trip includes shared dorm multi-share accommodation in a city centre hostel. Dorms generally range from 4 to 8 beds.We use a number of great hostels so will confirm which one you'll be staying in at departure. If you're travelling with friends, please let us know at time of booking and we'll do our best to accommodate you together.
PRIVATE ROOMS UPGRADES
Unfortunately due to the popularity of this festival, Private Room upgrades are not available on this tour.
On Tour Overnights
Sheep Island View Hostel, Ballintoy
Set in one of the most picturesque parts of Northern Ireland overlooking the stunning coastline, this family run hostel is sure to charm you. After staying here you'll know what a warm Irish welcome is!
Rowan Tree Hostel, Ennis
TThis impressive Georgian building was built around 1740 for the lords and gentry of the land! Facilities however, are all brand new with outdoor patio, free WiFi and café bar.
Neptune's Hostel, Killarney
A family owned hostel provides a great night’s sleep and is ideally situated close to the action in this party town.
BEFORE AND AFTER TOUR
We don't reserve accommodation before your tour starts or after your tour finishes. We recommend checking out our Accommodation section under 'Essential Info'.
The ultimate party + the ultimate Ireland road trip - Mega!"