6 Day Tour: ALL IRELAND!!
Departs from the following locations:
- Paddys Palace, Lower Gardiner Street, Dublin @ 8.00am
6 DAY ALL-IRELAND TOUR
PADDYWAGON'S MOST POPULAR TOUR ANNUALLY SINCE 1998!
1 Island, 1 Tour! A tour of ALL Ireland in 6 days. Magical chance to experience our motherland’s best attractions in 1 action-packed week.
"Quite simply the best week of my global travels. Thanks to all at Paddywagon, you do your country proud" - Ash Jurberg, Traveler, Australia
"The pride, passion and professionalism of this vibrant young company augurs well for the future of tourism in Ireland" - Minister John O'Donoghue, Irish Minister for Tourism
Featured on national TV this tour provides great sights and lots of off the beaten track adventures.
MIx with the local characters that make this tour a truly brilliant insight into our beloved country, our people, and our legends. Irish eyes shall smile as we greet you with the true beauty of the Emerald Isle, North & South.
You’ll visit Belfast, Giant's Causeway, historic Derry, the Cliffs of Moher, the Dingle Peninsula, The Ring of Kerry, kiss the magical Blarney Stone in Cork, Guinness Brewery and much more!
Guinness Storehouse Included!
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Regular Guinness Storehouse entrance fee 14euro!
We concentrate on the highlights of the four corners of Ireland and visit them in a detailed fashion. All the attractions of Northern Ireland including Belfast in-depth, staying right downtown in the trendy university area.
Overnight in historic Derry’s walled city close to the Giants Causeway. Visit Donegal, the home of Enya. Also stop in trendy Galway, known as Ireland's party town.
A beautiful aspect of this tour is our 2 night stay in the Kingdom of Kerry, 1 night in our very own Irish pub, the world famous ‘Randy Leprechaun’, next morning maybe you'll swim with Fungi the Dolphin in Dingle harbour... plus 1 night in lively Killarney, with brilliant nightlilfe! Tour some of the world famous Ring of Kerry and lose ourselves in breathtaking scenery, leprechauns, and shamrocks!
Our final day includes kissing the Blarney Stone in Cork. Possibly the most action packed 6 days the independent traveller can ever have! Cead Mile Failte - A hundred thousand welcomes await! The grand finale awaits us in Dublin city at the number one tourist attraction in the country, Guinness Storehouse, with a FREE FREE FREE pint!
"I stood by Dingle's beach and cast, in wild foam I found Atlantic bass, I stood by your Atlantic sea, and I sang a song for Ireland"
Day 1: Dublin to Belfast Day 1: Dublin to Belfast Leave Dublin's Paddy Palace at 08:00 and begin your adventures at Drogheda where you'll see the preserved head of St. Oliver Plunkett (executed 1681) in St. Peters Cathedral. Cross the border at South Armagh. A fascinating evening in Belfast awaits. Discover why Lonely Planet regards Belfast as one of the top 10 'must-see' destinations on earth. We strongly recommend the world famous Black Taxi tour (optional) to view the Peace Wall and political murals. Tonight we'll stay in the charming university area downtown. Great nightlife and the peaceful & serene botanic gardens are a short still away for those who feel like smelling the roses after an action packed day.
Day 2: Belfast to Historic Derry Day 2: Belfast to Historic Derry A glorious touring day! Cruise the Beautiful North Coast. You'll see the Carrick-a-rede rope bridge (seasonal, consider crossing if you dare, for a small optional charitable donation to the National Trust, the registered UK charity that maintains the Bridge). Then it's the jackpot visit of the day - we will trace the footprints of Celtic Giants, walk the Giant's Causeway! Ulster's #1 attraction since 2 million BC! A UNESCO world heritage site and the proud location of an estimated 60,000 hexagonal columns of basalt rock formed by cataclysmically violent volcanic eruptions a long long time ago! Your guide will wax lyrical about how our giant warrior hero - Fionn McCool - built it to fight off our cousins the pesky Scots. This is the story we much prefer, by the way! You'll have plenty of time to take either the high road or low road hikes to this place of outstanding natural beauty. Once sufficiently impressed we'll be off to take fantastic photos of Dunluce Castle - ancestral homne of the McDonnell clan, until its kitchen collapsed into the sea during a great feast in 1639 - killing many staff, who's ghosts are said to still linger in the ruins even to this day. Overnight in Historic Derry. If you love history then you will be foaming at the mouth in this jewel of a city. We stay downtown in the ancient streets. Amazing traditional music night in Peadar O'Donnells pub!
Day 3: Derry to Galway Day 3: Derry to Galway Begin today with a hearty breakfast and an excellent in-depth walking tour of Derry's walls (1601) with a local guide. Learn why the city is officially knowm as Londonderry and the story of the long bloody siege here in 1689. Your guide will take you down to the well known Bogside district, scene of the Bloody Sunday massacre in 1972 and inspiration for U2's classic anthem 'Sunday, Bloody Sunday'. Drive through enchanting Sligo visiting the sacred grave of our national poet, Nobel laureate WB Yeats. Explore the vast archaeological and cultural richness of Ireland's northwest coast. Tonight you'll overnight in Galway, Ireland's party capital. We'll find a cosy pub down in the Latin quarter and sip Guinness to the beat of electrifying Irish music and the sweet sound of the Gaelic language.
Day 4: Galway to Dingle Day 4: Galway to Dingle Today you will have the wild Atlantic ocean by your side as we cruise down the west coast. See beautiful beaches, golden sand, maybe even a few dolphins and whales. Run around the lunar landscape of the Burren, the only place on earth where Alpine, Arctic and Mediterranean flowers grow side by side, and hear your guide tell inspiring tales of how our ancestors overcame the horrors of the great Potato Famine of 1845-49, sending over a million of our ancestors to the four corners of the globe and in particular Britain and North. Then it's the Irish crown jewels, THE CLIFFS OF MOHER! Gaze in awe at the majesty, you'll see why they were the Cliffs of Insanity in the movie The Princess Bride and why world surf champ Kelly Slater came to surf here last year for the award-winning cult surf movie Wave Riders. We'll cross the River Shannon in historic Limerick, the setting for Frank McCourt's blockbuster book, Angela's Ashes. Tonight you'll stay in your very own Irish pub, the Randy Leprechaun in Annascaul on the Dingle Peninsula. Mix with the locals and enjoy the characters of a genuine Irish small village, away from all the tourist traps. Pull up a stool by the fire or choose to dance the night away!
Day 5: Dingle to Killarney Day 5: Dingle to Killarney Today we take a short drive to Dingle, a charming Gaelic speaking fishing village. We'll have ample free time in Dingle to shop and lunch and then it's off on a wonderfully pleasant tour around Slea Head. Loads of time off the bus to take some photos, maybe a wee hike or to just breathe in that wild Atlantic salty air! Your guide will tell you all the stories and songs of this traditional region. You'll see Sleeping Giant Island and the famous Three Sisters mountain range. Consider an optional horse-led jaunting car ride through the Killarney national park - a tradition since the 1800s. Tonight we overnight in Killarney, our tour guides' favourite town because of the huge amount of activities on offer, such as traditional music, great restaurants, loads of dancing, and great nightlife all only metres from our downtown hostel! Enjoy the buzz and try singing a few of the many songs your guide will have taught you on board the Paddywagon today!
Day 6: Killarney to Dublin Day 6: Killarney to Dublin Today we cross the Cork & Kerry Mountains in our luxury green Paddywagon and kiss the Blarney Stone, on top of Blarney Castle in the rebel county of Cork. Excellent gift shopping and one of the most famous tourist sites in all of Europe, an exposure to mass tourism but also a lot of genuine fun! Kissing the Blarney stone isn't everyone's cup of tea, but as historians we encourage you to explore this castle, its dungeons, its caves, and its hidden bedrooms - this castle is a genuine 12th century masterpiece. The McCarthy clan believed kissing the stone would give them the gift of eloquent speech: the gift of the gab. Whether you think you need it or not, kissing the stone by dangling off the 300 feet battlements being held by a middle-aged Irishman is surely too good an offer to turn down? ;) After lunch we visit the beautiful Golden Vale, Ireland's finest agricultural land with its rolling fields and pastures fresh, a lovely place to reflect on the great 6 days you've just had. You'll make your way up through the battle fields of "Braveheart" to Dublin for our grand finale - the Guinness Storehouse and complements of the Paddywagon team have a pint of the black stuff, a big creamy pint of Guinness! Incredible value for money!
- All accommodation included!
- All Entrance fees included!
- All breakfasts included!
- 100% Irish professional Tour Guide
- Guinness Storehouse & FREE Guinness!
- Slane Castle photostop: U2 and Rock concerts
- Battle of the Boyne Battlefield
- The preserved head of St. Oliver Plunkett (1681)
- Monasterboice – Celtic crosses (900 AD)
- Belfast Cab Tour (optional)
- The green Glens of Antrim
- Giants Causeway
- Dunluce Castle (photostop)
- Traditional music night in Historic Derry
- Thrilling Rope Bridge (seasonal)
- Award-winning Historic Walking Tour of Derry’s walls (1613)
- Bloody Sunday Murals
- Bundoran: World Surf Championships
- seaweed baths (optional)
- Connemara: The Famine Way
- Galway City
- The Burren
- The Cliffs of Moher
- overnight in Randy Leprechaun pub
- Dingle and Fungi the Dolphin
- Horse riding in the lakeside (optional)
- Killarney National Park
- Atlantic edge experience - save €6
A paddywagon highlight
Gallarus Oratory - the worlds oldest freestanding church, 7th century AD. No cement used! ...Mindboggling
Sleeping Giant Island, lies off Slea Head on the beautiful Dingle Peninsula.
Our ancient monks during Irelands celtic christian Golden age lived as hermits in barren beehive huts, they still stand on the Dingle Peninsula
Irelands hauntingly beautiful North Coast, our celtic sisterland - Scotland - can be seen clearly in the background, only 12 miles away!
Our very own world famous pub, loved by locals, Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry (Gods Country)
an absolute highlight on any Paddywagon All-Ireland or southern Tour
Dingle Peninsula sunset... see this on any southern or all ireland tour... there is a God!
Paddywagon HQ - Paddys Palace @ Paddywagon corner... Every monday morning, they gather, from all over the world, to join the Paddywagon...