St Pat's celebrattions 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.
We spend 8 days exploring Ireland. We visit Dublin, Killarney, Ennis, Galway, Derry, Ballintoy.
What Is Included...
Your fan-feckin-tastic Irish Guide
All transport around the Emerald Isle
7 nights accommodation
St Patrick’s Day Festivities in Dublin
Blarney Castle entry
Cliffs of Moher entry
The Giant’s Causeway Visitor Centre entry
Shamrocker’s Dublin city walking tour
Guinness Storehouse fast track entry
Black Cab Tour of Belfast
Derry walking tour
Trip starts at 9:30am at Shamrocker Adventures, Dublin
Trip ends at 10:00am at Dublin Hostel, Dublin
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8 Day Itinerary
Day 1: Dublin to Killarney
We leave Dublin at 09.30am 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 famous stone a big juicy smacker to get the legendary ‘gift of the gab’ and explore the castle’s Poison Garden.
Day 2: Killarney to Galway
Today we brave the heights and soak up the dramatic views at the Cliffs of Moher that tower high above the wild Atlantic Ocean. The cliffs continue for eight kilometres and reach a staggering 214 meters in height. You might have spotted them on the big screen as a backdrop for Harry Potter & The Half Blood Prince and Princess Bride. Afterwards, we’ll explore the weird and magical world of the Burren, Ireland’s lunar landscape and home to fairies and leprechauns! It’s time to decide if you believe in the mythical world when your Guide recites fairy stories and Irish legends to you. We overnight in Galway, Ireland’s cultural capital where you can enjoy the vibrant city and listen to its many buskers.
Day 3: Galway to Derry
We travel through the wild and rugged region of Connemara, past its bogs and lakes in the south to the stunning mountain vistas in the north. We make our way to the town of Westport for lunch, before visiting the resting place of the world famous poet, W.B. Yeats in Sligo. In the afternoon, we cross the border into Northern Ireland and continue into its second largest city, Derry which is our home for the night. This medieval city will test your emotions when you take an award winning walking tour to hear all about the 1972 massacre known as Bloody Sunday from a local guide.
Day 4: Derry to Ballintoy
Follow in the footsteps of Giants at the eighth natural wonder of the world and UNESCO Word Heritage Site, The Giant's Causeway. Thousands of hexagonal stone columns on the North Atlantic coast created by a giant or geology, you decide! We spend the night in the village of Ballintoy, which was used as the town of Lordsport in the Isle of Pyke in Game of Thrones. You have the chance to head to the stunning Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge and sway Indiana Jones' style over the choppy Atlantic Ocean below. Ballintoy is also famous for its gorgeous sunsets so take your time and enjoy the beautiful coastal scenery and have your camera at the ready.
Day 5: Ballintoy to Dublin
This morning we make our way to the Dark Hedges. An atmospheric avenue of beech trees that became famous as the Kingsroad from Game of Thrones. Then onto Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland. Take a Black Cab Tour with a local cabbie into the Loyalist and Republican heartlands to learn about the troubles that raged and see the infamous political murals all around the city. After exploring Belfast we head back to Dublin, check-in to our city centre hostel and join the legendary St Pats welcome party where you’ll meet all the other partygoers.
Day 6: Dublin
Explore the sights and streets of Dublin on our Shamrocker walking tour led by your local Guide before we head to the Guinness Storehouse to discover all there is to know about 'the black stuff'. No need to queue with our fast track entry tickets, so we get straight to business! In the afternoon you have plenty of time to enjoy the festival vibe and take in the music and dancing happening throughout the city. This is also your chance to put the finishing touches to your outfit for the big day. And remember you can never go too GREEN!
Day 7: Dublin
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 up fast with other partygoers ready 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 for a live music session or join the dancing in the streets. This is St Patrick’s Day done by the Irish on their native soil… expect a wild one!
Day 8: Dublin
After a fan-feckin-tastic time celebrating St Pat’s, it is time to bid farewell to the Emerald Isle and your new friends. You can leave Ireland, but it will never leave you.
Frequently Asked Questions about the St Pat's All Ireland
Tour starts from:
Shamrocker Adventures, Dublin at 9:30am
Tour ends in:
Dublin Hostel, Dublin at 10:00am
Accommodation is included for this trip. You will stay in Hostel dorm multi-share.
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Here is the list of available optional activities, excursions and freetime avaiable on this trip:
- Party with the locals at the St Pat's festivities in Dublin
- Discover Galway with its many buskers
- Cross the Atlantic over Carrick–a-Rede Rope Bridge
- Explore vibrant streets of Belfast
- Marvel at the breath-taking Cliffs of Moher
- Walk with the Giant’s at the Giant’s Causeway
- See the Dark Hedges from Game of Thrones
All optional extras and excursions will be available to book through your Busabout Guide on the trip.
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