Blarney Castle, Cliffs of Moher, Galway and Dingle
Short on time but want a massive fix of Irishness? This trip should do the trick! Be blown away by the dizzying heights of the Cliffs of Moher while fairies and leprechauns wait to be found in the lunar landscape of the Burren. Dangle upside down from Blarney Castle in hope of getting the ‘gift of the gab’ and experience a real Irish disco in the party town of Killarney. Lose yourself on the Dingle Peninsula with its beaches and rugged coastline then jig the night away in Ennis, renowned for its traditional music.
- Your fan-feckin-tastic Irish Guide
- All transport around the Emerald Isle
- 2 nights accommodation, 2 breakfasts
- Cliffs of Moher entry
- Try a Guinness in an authentic Irish pub
- Meet ‘Pa’, the legendary story-teller of Killarney
- Join a local traditional music session in County Clare, home of Irish music
H: Included Highlights
F: Free Time Option
H: Included Highlights
F: Free Time Option
Day 1: Dublin to Killarney
Tour starts 8.30am. We leave the city and head south west into the lush green Irish countryside. 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’. You will now realise your Guide has kissed the stone many, many times… Tonight is in the party town of Killarney.
F: Kiss the Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle
F: Meet ‘Pa’, the legendary story-teller of Killarney
Day 2: Killarney to Ennis
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: The stunning Dingle Peninsula
F: Join a ‘trad’ music session in County Clare, home of Irish music
F: Try a Guinness in an authentic Irish pub
Day 3: 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 at approximately 5.30pm. (B)
H: The mighty Cliffs of Moher
F: Explore Galway, ‘City of Tribes’This tour may also run in reverse but highlights will remain the same. (B=breakfast/L=lunch/D=dinner)
Our philosophy is all about allowing you to be an independent traveller, it's at the heart of what we do. To keep it simple we've got your accommodation covered as well as some of the must-see highlights. For everything else, you can either choose it now and add to your booking, or pay locally subject to availability. It's up to you.
Blarney Castle was built nearly six hundred years ago and is home to the Blarney Stone, which is found at the top of the Tower. Kiss it and you'll never again be lost for words!
Accommodation is included in the price of your tour. We use the best hostels available and generally use small 4 to 6 bed dorms.
Private Rooms Upgrade
Fancy some 'together' time? Private Room Upgrades can be selected at time of booking whewn available. Most private rooms are accommodated within the hostel but where this is not possible, you may be required to make your own way to your accommodation located a short walk away from the main drop off point. Some private rooms have en-suite facilities whilst others have shared bathrooms.
On Tour Overnights
Rowan Tree Hostel, Ennis
This 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'.
Awesome trip - a great way to do something different every day over Christmas and New year"