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LUXURY PRIVATE TOUR HIRE (available upon request)

Here, at Paddywagon Tours, we strive to offer only the best to our customers. We want you to love Ireland as much as we do! We guarantee you shall travel in the highest specification vehicles available in our industry. You will be provided with very experienced and fully trained driver/guide to ensure an amazing experience with memories to last a lifetime. We are specialists in shore day trips for Cruise Line passengers, who refuse to pay the exorbitant fees charged on board the ship. Pick ups can be organised at the ports of Dublin, Waterford, Cork, and Belfast, where we shall whisk you away, ensuring you emerge yourself in the highlights of the area before your fellow cruisers have even boarded their large, en cumbersome coaches, resulting in a much more pleasant and all round experience. Contact us now and book your luxury tour that will make your visit to Ireland a one in a lifetime experience!

Itinerary for MSC Magnifica (arriving on May 17th 2014)

*******Departure from Dublin Cruise Ship Terminal @08:00 am ******* Return to Terminal @19:00 pm******* This morning we collect you at the port and take you on this wonderful excursion to see the most spectacular cliffs in the world. You will be transported in a state of the art Mercedes midi coach with double glazed windows, comfortable seats, the ultimate in luxury travel. Your topnotch Irish driver/ guide will inspire you will songs and stories, laughter and folklore ensuring an amazing experience with memories to last a lifetime. The itinerary for you trip will be as follows: - We drive through the midlands of Ireland, and around by Galway Bay where we have a wonderful photo-stop at Dunguaire Castle. - Onward to see how the early monks lived at this rural setting at the enchanting Corcomroe Abbey. -The lunar landscape of the Burren which has existed for more than 300 million years is fun to explore before we head to the mini cliffs, a prelude to the highlight of the day. We sample a very traditional lunch (not included in the price) in Fitzpatrick's bar in the cultural village of Doolin. -After lunch we spend 1,5 h at the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher with its famed O'Brian's tar. We are also afforded the pleasure of the Cliff Edge Experience on a massive 3D screen in the visitor's center, along with ample time for souvenir shopping. -We return to Dublin via Bunratty Castle where we stop for a photo shoot and you may even get the opportunity to pretend you are the king of the castle for the day. This is a once in a lifetime experience and it takes 11h from start to finish. Cliffs of Moher are Ireland's most visited, most spectacular and most popular visitor's site. Your trip to Ireland would be truly incomplete without this once in a lifetime opportunity to be mesmerized and enchanted. At the end we return you to you ship with plenty of time before departure.

Itinerary for Hamburg (arriving on May 17th 2014)

********Departure from Dublin Cruise Ship Terminal @ 08:00 am******** Return to Terminal @ 19:00 pm******* This morning we collect you at the port and take you on this wonderful excursion to see the most spectacular cliffs in the world. You will be transported in a state of the art Mercedes midi coach with double glazed windows, comfortable seats, the ultimate in luxury travel. Your topnotch Irish driver/ guide will inspire you will songs and stories, laughter and folklore ensuring an amazing experience with memories to last a lifetime. The itinerary for you trip will be as follows: - We drive through the midlands of Ireland, and around by Galway Bay where we have a wonderful photo-stop at Dunguaire Castle. - Onward to see how the early monks lived at this rural setting at the enchanting Corcomroe Abbey. -The lunar landscape of the Burren which has existed for more than 300 million years is fun to explore before we head to the mini cliffs, a prelude to the highlight of the day. We sample a very traditional lunch (not included in the price) in Fitzpatrick's bar in the cultural village of Doolin. -After lunch we spend 1,5 h at the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher with its famed O'Brian's tar. We are also afforded the pleasure of the Cliff Edge Experience on a massive 3D screen in the visitor's center, along with ample time for souvenir shopping. -We return to Dublin via Bunratty Castle where we stop for a photo shoot and you may even get the opportunity to pretend you are the king of the castle for the day. This is a once in a lifetime experience and it takes 11h from start to finish. Cliffs of Moher are Ireland's most visited, most spectacular and most popular visitor's site. Your trip to Ireland would be truly incomplete without this once in a lifetime opportunity to be mesmerized and enchanted. At the end we return you to you ship with plenty of time before departure.

Itinerary for Louis Aura (arriving on June 28th 2014)

*******Departure from Dublin Cruise Ship Terminal @07:00 am******** Return to Terminal @18:30 pm******** This morning we collect you at the port and take you on this wonderful excursion to see the most spectacular cliffs in the world. You will be transported in a state of the art Mercedes midi coach with double glazed windows, comfortable seats, the ultimate in luxury travel. Your topnotch Irish driver/ guide will inspire you will songs and stories, laughter and folklore ensuring an amazing experience with memories to last a lifetime. The itinerary for you trip will be as follows: - We drive through the midlands of Ireland, and around by Galway Bay where we have a wonderful photo-stop at Dunguaire Castle. - Onward to see how the early monks lived at this rural setting at the enchanting Corcomroe Abbey. -The lunar landscape of the Burren which has existed for more than 300 million years is fun to explore before we head to the mini cliffs, a prelude to the highlight of the day. We sample a very traditional lunch (not included in the price) in Fitzpatrick's bar in the cultural village of Doolin. -After lunch we spend 1,5 h at the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher with its famed O'Brian's tar. We are also afforded the pleasure of the Cliff Edge Experience on a massive 3D screen in the visitor's center, along with ample time for souvenir shopping. -We return to Dublin via Bunratty Castle where we stop for a photo shoot and you may even get the opportunity to pretend you are the king of the castle for the day. This is a once in a lifetime experience and it takes 11h from start to finish. Cliffs of Moher are Ireland's most visited, most spectacular and most popular visitor's site. Your trip to Ireland would be truly incomplete without this once in a lifetime opportunity to be mesmerized and enchanted. At the end we return you to you ship with plenty of time before departure.

Itinerary for Ruby Princess (arriving on July 13th 2014)

******Departure from Dublin Cruise Ship Terminal @ 10:30 am Return to Terminal @ 18:30 pm******* This morning we collect you at the port and take you on this wonderful excursion to see the most spectacular cliffs in the world. You will be transported in a state of the art Mercedes midi coach with double glazed windows, comfortable seats, the ultimate in luxury travel. Your topnotch Irish driver/ guide will inspire you will songs and stories, laughter and folklore ensuring an amazing experience with memories to last a lifetime. The itinerary for you trip will be as follows: We drive through the midlands of Ireland with a first stop at the magical Bunratty Castle where we stop for a photo shoot and you may even get the opportunity to pretend you are the king of the castle for the day! Onward to the highlight of the day - the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher with its famed O'Brian's tar. We are also afforded the pleasure of the Cliff Edge Experience on a massive 3D screen in the visitor's center, along with ample time for souvenir shopping. We sample a very traditional lunch (not included in the price) in Fitzpatrick's bar in the cultural village of Doolin. The lunar landscape of the Burren which has existed for more than 300 million years is fun to explore before we head back to Dublin where we will return you to your ship with plenty of time before departure. Cliffs of Moher are Ireland's most visited, most spectacular and most popular visitor's site. Your trip to Ireland would be truly incomplete without this once in a lifetime opportunity to be mesmerized and enchanted.

Itinerary for Dawn Princess (arriving on July 14th 2014)

*******Departure from Dublin Cruise Ship Terminal @08:00 am; Return to Terminal @19:00 pm******* This morning we collect you at the port and take you on this wonderful excursion to see the most spectacular cliffs in the world. You will be transported in a state of the art Mercedes midi coach with double glazed windows, comfortable seats, the ultimate in luxury travel. Your topnotch Irish driver/ guide will inspire you will songs and stories, laughter and folklore ensuring an amazing experience with memories to last a lifetime. The itinerary for you trip will be as follows: - We drive through the midlands of Ireland, and around by Galway Bay where we have a wonderful photo-stop at Dunguaire Castle. - Onward to see how the early monks lived at this rural setting at the enchanting Corcomroe Abbey. -The lunar landscape of the Burren which has existed for more than 300 million years is fun to explore before we head to the mini cliffs, a prelude to the highlight of the day. We sample a very traditional lunch (not included in the price) in Fitzpatrick's bar in the cultural village of Doolin. -After lunch we spend 1,5 h at the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher with its famed O'Brian's tar. We are also afforded the pleasure of the Cliff Edge Experience on a massive 3D screen in the visitor's center, along with ample time for souvenir shopping. -We return to Dublin via Bunratty Castle where we stop for a photo shoot and you may even get the opportunity to pretend you are the king of the castle for the day. This is a once in a lifetime experience and it takes 11h from start to finish. Cliffs of Moher are Ireland's most visited, most spectacular and most popular visitor's site. Your trip to Ireland would be truly incomplete without this once in a lifetime opportunity to be mesmerized and enchanted. At the end we return you to you ship with plenty of time before departure.

Itinerary for Azamara Journey (arriving on August 17th 2014)

*******Departure from Dublin Cruise Ship Terminal @08:00 am ; Return to Terminal @19:00 pm******* This morning we collect you at the port and take you on this wonderful excursion to see the most spectacular cliffs in the world. You will be transported in a state of the art Mercedes midi coach with double glazed windows, comfortable seats, the ultimate in luxury travel. Your topnotch Irish driver/ guide will inspire you will songs and stories, laughter and folklore ensuring an amazing experience with memories to last a lifetime. The itinerary for you trip will be as follows: - We drive through the midlands of Ireland, and around by Galway Bay where we have a wonderful photo-stop at Dunguaire Castle. - Onward to see how the early monks lived at this rural setting at the enchanting Corcomroe Abbey. -The lunar landscape of the Burren which has existed for more than 300 million years is fun to explore before we head to the mini cliffs, a prelude to the highlight of the day. We sample a very traditional lunch (not included in the price) in Fitzpatrick's bar in the cultural village of Doolin. -After lunch we spend 1,5 h at the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher with its famed O'Brian's tar. We are also afforded the pleasure of the Cliff Edge Experience on a massive 3D screen in the visitor's center, along with ample time for souvenir shopping. -We return to Dublin via Bunratty Castle where we stop for a photo shoot and you may even get the opportunity to pretend you are the king of the castle for the day. This is a once in a lifetime experience and it takes 11h from start to finish. Cliffs of Moher are Ireland's most visited, most spectacular and most popular visitor's site. Your trip to Ireland would be truly incomplete without this once in a lifetime opportunity to be mesmerized and enchanted. At the end we return you to you ship with plenty of time before departure.

Itinerary for Silver Cloud (arriving on August 29th 2014)

*******Departure from Dublin Cruise Ship Terminal @08:00 am Return to Terminal @19:30 pm ******* This morning we collect you at the port and take you on this wonderful excursion to see the most spectacular cliffs in the world. You will be transported in a state of the art Mercedes midi coach with double glazed windows, comfortable seats, the ultimate in luxury travel. Your topnotch Irish driver/ guide will inspire you will songs and stories, laughter and folklore ensuring an amazing experience with memories to last a lifetime. The itinerary for you trip will be as follows: - We drive through the midlands of Ireland, and around by Galway Bay where we have a wonderful photo-stop at Dunguaire Castle. - Onward to see how the early monks lived at this rural setting at the enchanting Corcomroe Abbey. -The lunar landscape of the Burren which has existed for more than 300 million years is fun to explore before we head to the mini cliffs, a prelude to the highlight of the day. We sample a very traditional lunch (not included in the price) in Fitzpatrick's bar in the cultural village of Doolin. -After lunch we spend 1,5 h at the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher with its famed O'Brian's tar. We are also afforded the pleasure of the Cliff Edge Experience on a massive 3D screen in the visitor's center, along with ample time for souvenir shopping. -We return to Dublin via Bunratty Castle where we stop for a photo shoot and you may even get the opportunity to pretend you are the king of the castle for the day. This is a once in a lifetime experience and it takes 11h from start to finish. Cliffs of Moher are Ireland's most visited, most spectacular and most popular visitor's site. Your trip to Ireland would be truly incomplete without this once in a lifetime opportunity to be mesmerized and enchanted. At the end we return you to you ship with plenty of time before departure.

Itinerary for Hamburg (arriving on August 31st 2014)

*******Departure from Dublin Cruise Ship Terminal @08:00 am Return to Terminal @19:00 pm******* This morning we collect you at the port and take you on this wonderful excursion to see the most spectacular cliffs in the world. You will be transported in a state of the art Mercedes midi coach with double glazed windows, comfortable seats, the ultimate in luxury travel. Your topnotch Irish driver/ guide will inspire you will songs and stories, laughter and folklore ensuring an amazing experience with memories to last a lifetime. The itinerary for you trip will be as follows: - We drive through the midlands of Ireland, and around by Galway Bay where we have a wonderful photo-stop at Dunguaire Castle. - Onward to see how the early monks lived at this rural setting at the enchanting Corcomroe Abbey. -The lunar landscape of the Burren which has existed for more than 300 million years is fun to explore before we head to the mini cliffs, a prelude to the highlight of the day. We sample a very traditional lunch (not included in the price) in Fitzpatrick's bar in the cultural village of Doolin. -After lunch we spend 1,5 h at the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher with its famed O'Brian's tar. We are also afforded the pleasure of the Cliff Edge Experience on a massive 3D screen in the visitor's center, along with ample time for souvenir shopping. -We return to Dublin via Bunratty Castle where we stop for a photo shoot and you may even get the opportunity to pretend you are the king of the castle for the day. This is a once in a lifetime experience and it takes 11h from start to finish. Cliffs of Moher are Ireland's most visited, most spectacular and most popular visitor's site. Your trip to Ireland would be truly incomplete without this once in a lifetime opportunity to be mesmerized and enchanted. At the end we return you to you ship with plenty of time before departure.

Itinerary for Mein Schiff 1 (arriving on September 9th 2014)

*******Departure from Dublin Cruise Ship Terminal @10:00 am Return to Terminal @20:30 pm ******* This morning we collect you at the port and take you on this wonderful excursion to see the most spectacular cliffs in the world. You will be transported in a state of the art Mercedes midi coach with double glazed windows, comfortable seats, the ultimate in luxury travel. Your topnotch Irish driver/ guide will inspire you will songs and stories, laughter and folklore ensuring an amazing experience with memories to last a lifetime. The itinerary for you trip will be as follows: - We drive through the midlands of Ireland, and around by Galway Bay where we have a wonderful photo-stop at Dunguaire Castle. - Onward to see how the early monks lived at this rural setting at the enchanting Corcomroe Abbey. -The lunar landscape of the Burren which has existed for more than 300 million years is fun to explore before we head to the mini cliffs, a prelude to the highlight of the day. We sample a very traditional lunch (not included in the price) in Fitzpatrick's bar in the cultural village of Doolin. -After lunch we spend 1,5 h at the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher with its famed O'Brian's tar. We are also afforded the pleasure of the Cliff Edge Experience on a massive 3D screen in the visitor's center, along with ample time for souvenir shopping. -We return to Dublin via Bunratty Castle where we stop for a photo shoot and you may even get the opportunity to pretend you are the king of the castle for the day. This is a once in a lifetime experience and it takes 11h from start to finish. Cliffs of Moher are Ireland's most visited, most spectacular and most popular visitor's site. Your trip to Ireland would be truly incomplete without this once in a lifetime opportunity to be mesmerized and enchanted. At the end we return you to you ship with plenty of time before departure.

Itinerary for Silver Whisper (arriving on September 12th 2014)

*******Departure from Dublin Cruise Ship Terminal @08:00 am Return to Terminal @19:30 pm ******* This morning we collect you at the port and take you on this wonderful excursion to see the most spectacular cliffs in the world. You will be transported in a state of the art Mercedes midi coach with double glazed windows, comfortable seats, the ultimate in luxury travel. Your topnotch Irish driver/ guide will inspire you will songs and stories, laughter and folklore ensuring an amazing experience with memories to last a lifetime. The itinerary for you trip will be as follows: - We drive through the midlands of Ireland, and around by Galway Bay where we have a wonderful photo-stop at Dunguaire Castle. - Onward to see how the early monks lived at this rural setting at the enchanting Corcomroe Abbey. -The lunar landscape of the Burren which has existed for more than 300 million years is fun to explore before we head to the mini cliffs, a prelude to the highlight of the day. We sample a very traditional lunch (not included in the price) in Fitzpatrick's bar in the cultural village of Doolin. -After lunch we spend 1,5 h at the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher with its famed O'Brian's tar. We are also afforded the pleasure of the Cliff Edge Experience on a massive 3D screen in the visitor's center, along with ample time for souvenir shopping. -We return to Dublin via Bunratty Castle where we stop for a photo shoot and you may even get the opportunity to pretend you are the king of the castle for the day. This is a once in a lifetime experience and it takes 11h from start to finish. Cliffs of Moher are Ireland's most visited, most spectacular and most popular visitor's site. Your trip to Ireland would be truly incomplete without this once in a lifetime opportunity to be mesmerized and enchanted. At the end we return you to you ship with plenty of time before departure.

Itinerary for Crystal Serenity (arriving on April 29th 2014)

*******Departure from Dublin Cruise Ship Terminal @ 07:00 am******* Return to Terminal @ 17:00 pm******* This morning we collect you at the port and take you on this wonderful excursion to see the most spectacular cliffs in the world. You will be transported in a state of the art Mercedes midi coach with double glazed windows, comfortable seats, the ultimate in luxury travel. Your topnotch Irish driver/ guide will inspire you will songs and stories, laughter and folklore ensuring an amazing experience with memories to last a lifetime. The itinerary for you trip will be as follows: We drive through the midlands of Ireland with a first stop at the magical Bunratty Castle where we stop for a photo shoot and you may even get the opportunity to pretend you are the king of the castle for the day! Onward to the highlight of the day - the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher with its famed O'Brian's tar. We are also afforded the pleasure of the Cliff Edge Experience on a massive 3D screen in the visitor's center, along with ample time for souvenir shopping. We sample a very traditional lunch (not included in the price) in Fitzpatrick's bar in the cultural village of Doolin. The lunar landscape of the Burren which has existed for more than 300 million years is fun to explore before we head back to Dublin where we will return you to your ship with plenty of time before departure. Cliffs of Moher are Ireland's most visited, most spectacular and most popular visitor's site. Your trip to Ireland would be truly incomplete without this once in a lifetime opportunity to be mesmerized and enchanted.

Itinerary for Ruby Princess (arriving on May 15th 2014)

********Departure from Dublin Cruise Ship Terminal @ 09:30 am ******** Return to Terminal @ 19:30 pm******* This morning we collect you at the port and take you on this wonderful excursion to see the most spectacular cliffs in the world. You will be transported in a state of the art Mercedes midi coach with double glazed windows, comfortable seats, the ultimate in luxury travel. Your topnotch Irish driver/ guide will inspire you will songs and stories, laughter and folklore ensuring an amazing experience with memories to last a lifetime. The itinerary for you trip will be as follows: We drive through the midlands of Ireland with a first stop at the magical Bunratty Castle where we stop for a photo shoot and you may even get the opportunity to pretend you are the king of the castle for the day! Onward to the highlight of the day - the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher with its famed O'Brian's tar. We are also afforded the pleasure of the Cliff Edge Experience on a massive 3D screen in the visitor's center, along with ample time for souvenir shopping. We sample a very traditional lunch (not included in the price) in Fitzpatrick's bar in the cultural village of Doolin. The lunar landscape of the Burren which has existed for more than 300 million years is fun to explore before we head back to Dublin where we will return you to your ship with plenty of time before departure. Cliffs of Moher are Ireland's most visited, most spectacular and most popular visitor's site. Your trip to Ireland would be truly incomplete without this once in a lifetime opportunity to be mesmerized and enchanted.

Itinerary for Marco Polo (arriving on May 25th 2014)

*******Departure from Dublin Cruise Ship Terminal @ 10:00 am ********Return to Terminal @ 19:30 pm******** This morning we collect you at the port and take you on this wonderful excursion to see the most spectacular cliffs in the world. You will be transported in a state of the art Mercedes midi coach with double glazed windows, comfortable seats, the ultimate in luxury travel. Your topnotch Irish driver/ guide will inspire you will songs and stories, laughter and folklore ensuring an amazing experience with memories to last a lifetime. The itinerary for you trip will be as follows: We drive through the midlands of Ireland with a first stop at the magical Bunratty Castle where we stop for a photo shoot and you may even get the opportunity to pretend you are the king of the castle for the day! Onward to the highlight of the day - the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher with its famed O'Brian's tar. We are also afforded the pleasure of the Cliff Edge Experience on a massive 3D screen in the visitor's center, along with ample time for souvenir shopping. We sample a very traditional lunch (not included in the price) in Fitzpatrick's bar in the cultural village of Doolin. The lunar landscape of the Burren which has existed for more than 300 million years is fun to explore before we head back to Dublin where we will return you to your ship with plenty of time before departure. Cliffs of Moher are Ireland's most visited, most spectacular and most popular visitor's site. Your trip to Ireland would be truly incomplete without this once in a lifetime opportunity to be mesmerized and enchanted.

Itinerary for Crystal Symphony (arriving on August 24th 2014)

*******Departure from Dublin Cruise Ship Terminal @07:00 am *******Return to Terminal @17:00 pm ****** This morning we collect you at the port and take you on this wonderful excursion to see the most spectacular cliffs in the world. You will be transported in a state of the art Mercedes midi coach with double glazed windows, comfortable seats, the ultimate in luxury travel. Your topnotch Irish driver/ guide will inspire you will songs and stories, laughter and folklore ensuring an amazing experience with memories to last a lifetime. The itinerary for you trip will be as follows: - We drive through the midlands of Ireland, and around by Galway Bay where we have a wonderful photo-stop at Dunguaire Castle. - Onward to see how the early monks lived at this rural setting at the enchanting Corcomroe Abbey. -The lunar landscape of the Burren which has existed for more than 300 million years is fun to explore before we head to the mini cliffs, a prelude to the highlight of the day. We sample a very traditional lunch (not included in the price) in Fitzpatrick's bar in the cultural village of Doolin. -After lunch we spend 1,5 h at the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher with its famed O'Brian's tar. We are also afforded the pleasure of the Cliff Edge Experience on a massive 3D screen in the visitor's center, along with ample time for souvenir shopping. -We return to Dublin via Bunratty Castle where we stop for a photo shoot and you may even get the opportunity to pretend you are the king of the castle for the day. This is a once in a lifetime experience and it takes 11h from start to finish. Cliffs of Moher are Ireland's most visited, most spectacular and most popular visitor's site. Your trip to Ireland would be truly incomplete without this once in a lifetime opportunity to be mesmerized and enchanted. At the end we return you to you ship with plenty of time before departure.

Itinerary for Explorer (arriving on September 23rd 2014)

*******Departure from Dublin Cruise Ship Terminal @07:30 am******* Return to Terminal @18:30 pm******* This morning we collect you at the port and take you on this wonderful excursion to see the most spectacular cliffs in the world. You will be transported in a state of the art Mercedes midi coach with double glazed windows, comfortable seats, the ultimate in luxury travel. Your topnotch Irish driver/ guide will inspire you will songs and stories, laughter and folklore ensuring an amazing experience with memories to last a lifetime. The itinerary for you trip will be as follows: - We drive through the midlands of Ireland, and around by Galway Bay where we have a wonderful photo-stop at Dunguaire Castle. - Onward to see how the early monks lived at this rural setting at the enchanting Corcomroe Abbey. -The lunar landscape of the Burren which has existed for more than 300 million years is fun to explore before we head to the mini cliffs, a prelude to the highlight of the day. We sample a very traditional lunch (not included in the price) in Fitzpatrick's bar in the cultural village of Doolin. -After lunch we spend 1,5 h at the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher with its famed O'Brian's tar. We are also afforded the pleasure of the Cliff Edge Experience on a massive 3D screen in the visitor's center, along with ample time for souvenir shopping. -We return to Dublin via Bunratty Castle where we stop for a photo shoot and you may even get the opportunity to pretend you are the king of the castle for the day. This is a once in a lifetime experience and it takes 11h from start to finish. Cliffs of Moher are Ireland's most visited, most spectacular and most popular visitor's site. Your trip to Ireland would be truly incomplete without this once in a lifetime opportunity to be mesmerized and enchanted. At the end we return you to you ship with plenty of time before departure.

Itinerary for Club Med 2 (arriving on September 5th 2014)

*******Departure from Dublin Cruise Ship Terminal @06:30 am******* Return to Terminal @16:30 pm******* This morning we collect you at the port and take you on this wonderful excursion to see the most spectacular cliffs in the world. You will be transported in a state of the art Mercedes midi coach with double glazed windows, comfortable seats, the ultimate in luxury travel. Your topnotch Irish driver/ guide will inspire you will songs and stories, laughter and folklore ensuring an amazing experience with memories to last a lifetime. The itinerary for you trip will be as follows: We drive through the midlands of Ireland with a first stop at the magical Bunratty Castle where we stop for a photo shoot and you may even get the opportunity to pretend you are the king of the castle for the day! Onward to the highlight of the day - the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher with its famed O'Brian's tar. We are also afforded the pleasure of the Cliff Edge Experience on a massive 3D screen in the visitor's center, along with ample time for souvenir shopping. We sample a very traditional lunch (not included in the price) in Fitzpatrick's bar in the cultural village of Doolin. The lunar landscape of the Burren which has existed for more than 300 million years is fun to explore before we head back to Dublin where we will return you to your ship with plenty of time before departure. Cliffs of Moher are Ireland's most visited, most spectacular and most popular visitor's site. Your trip to Ireland would be truly incomplete without this once in a lifetime opportunity to be mesmerized and enchanted.

Itinerary for Emerald Princess (arriving on April 29th 2014)

*******Departure from Dublin Cruise Ship Terminal @ 10:00 am******** Return to Terminal @ 20:00 pm******** This morning we collect you at the port and take you on this wonderful excursion to see the most spectacular cliffs in the world. You will be transported in a state of the art Mercedes midi coach with double glazed windows, comfortable seats, the ultimate in luxury travel. Your topnotch Irish driver/ guide will inspire you will songs and stories, laughter and folklore ensuring an amazing experience with memories to last a lifetime. The itinerary for you trip will be as follows: We drive through the midlands of Ireland with a first stop at the magical Bunratty Castle where we stop for a photo shoot and you may even get the opportunity to pretend you are the king of the castle for the day! Onward to the highlight of the day - the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher with its famed O'Brian's tar. We are also afforded the pleasure of the Cliff Edge Experience on a massive 3D screen in the visitor's center, along with ample time for souvenir shopping. We sample a very traditional lunch (not included in the price) in Fitzpatrick's bar in the cultural village of Doolin. The lunar landscape of the Burren which has existed for more than 300 million years is fun to explore before we head back to Dublin where we will return you to your ship with plenty of time before departure. Cliffs of Moher are Ireland's most visited, most spectacular and most popular visitor's site. Your trip to Ireland would be truly incomplete without this once in a lifetime opportunity to be mesmerized and enchanted.

Itinerary for Mein Schiff 1 (arriving on May 16th 2014)

********Departure from Dublin Cruise Ship Terminal @11:00 am******** Return to Terminal @ 21:00 pm******** This morning we collect you at the port and take you on this wonderful excursion to see the most spectacular cliffs in the world. You will be transported in a state of the art Mercedes midi coach with double glazed windows, comfortable seats, the ultimate in luxury travel. Your topnotch Irish driver/ guide will inspire you will songs and stories, laughter and folklore ensuring an amazing experience with memories to last a lifetime. The itinerary for you trip will be as follows: We drive through the midlands of Ireland with a first stop at the magical Bunratty Castle where we stop for a photo shoot and you may even get the opportunity to pretend you are the king of the castle for the day! Onward to the highlight of the day - the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher with its famed O'Brian's tar. We are also afforded the pleasure of the Cliff Edge Experience on a massive 3D screen in the visitor's center, along with ample time for souvenir shopping. We sample a very traditional lunch (not included in the price) in Fitzpatrick's bar in the cultural village of Doolin. The lunar landscape of the Burren which has existed for more than 300 million years is fun to explore before we head back to Dublin where we will return you to your ship with plenty of time before departure. Cliffs of Moher are Ireland's most visited, most spectacular and most popular visitor's site. Your trip to Ireland would be truly incomplete without this once in a lifetime opportunity to be mesmerized and enchanted.

Itinerary for Astor (arriving on May 29th 2014)

*******Departure from Dublin Cruise Ship Terminal @11:30 am******** Return to Terminal @21:30 pm******** This morning we collect you at the port and take you on this wonderful excursion to see the most spectacular cliffs in the world. You will be transported in a state of the art Mercedes midi coach with double glazed windows, comfortable seats, the ultimate in luxury travel. Your topnotch Irish driver/ guide will inspire you will songs and stories, laughter and folklore ensuring an amazing experience with memories to last a lifetime. The itinerary for you trip will be as follows: We drive through the midlands of Ireland with a first stop at the magical Bunratty Castle where we stop for a photo shoot and you may even get the opportunity to pretend you are the king of the castle for the day! Onward to the highlight of the day - the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher with its famed O'Brian's tar. We are also afforded the pleasure of the Cliff Edge Experience on a massive 3D screen in the visitor's center, along with ample time for souvenir shopping. We sample a very traditional lunch (not included in the price) in Fitzpatrick's bar in the cultural village of Doolin. The lunar landscape of the Burren which has existed for more than 300 million years is fun to explore before we head back to Dublin where we will return you to your ship with plenty of time before departure. Cliffs of Moher are Ireland's most visited, most spectacular and most popular visitor's site. Your trip to Ireland would be truly incomplete without this once in a lifetime opportunity to be mesmerized and enchanted.

Day 1: London to Dublin

We meet outside the tube station at 6.30am in Kilburn, home of London's Irish community. Our fleet of super green coaches will be quite the sight as we drive north, through Birmingham and the beauty of North Wales for our ferry across the Irish sea from Holyhead to Dublin. We arrive in Dublin's fair city at 6pm, check into our fine city centre accommodation and tonight we'll party at a massive Irish dance and singalong on the banks of the river Liffey

Day 1: Dublin meet at 6pm!

Day 1: Meet up Dublin : Saturday 16th March. Check in at the Paddywagon Office in the afternoon and your adventure begins. We enjoy a short City Tour at 6pm and become acquainted with your new friends. Tonight we'll party at a massive dance and singalong on the banks of the river Liffey!

Itinerary for Ruby Princess (in port 06:00 am until 18:00 pm)

*******Departure from Dublin Cruise Ship Terminal @06:30 am******** Return to Terminal @ 16:30 am******** This morning we collect you at the port and take you on this wonderful excursion to see the most spectacular cliffs in the world. You will be transported in a state of the art Mercedes midi coach with double glazed windows, comfortable seats, the ultimate in luxury travel. Your topnotch Irish driver/ guide will inspire you will songs and stories, laughter and folklore ensuring an amazing experience with memories to last a lifetime. The itinerary for you trip will be as follows: We drive through the midlands of Ireland with a first stop at the magical Bunratty Castle where we stop for a photo shoot and you may even get the opportunity to pretend you are the king of the castle for the day! Onward to the highlight of the day - the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher with its famed O'Brian's tar. We are also afforded the pleasure of the Cliff Edge Experience on a massive 3D screen in the visitor's center, along with ample time for souvenir shopping. We sample a very traditional lunch (not included in the price) in Fitzpatrick's bar in the cultural village of Doolin. The lunar landscape of the Burren which has existed for more than 300 million years is fun to explore before we head back to Dublin where we will return you to your ship with plenty of time before departure. Cliffs of Moher are Ireland's most visited, most spectacular and most popular visitor's site. Your trip to Ireland would be truly incomplete without this once in a lifetime opportunity to be mesmerized and enchanted.

Welcome Aboard!

Enjoy a scenic drive across the beautiful midlands of Ireland, your 100% Irish tour guide will keep you entertained and informed with songs and stories. We will take a 20 minute mid-morning comfort and coffee stop in the midlands of Ireland and make our way towards the West Coast!

Day 1: London - Dublin

Meet us at Kilburn (tube) station at 6:30 am where your Leprechaun tour guide will meet you with our luxurious Paddywagon bus and take you on an unforgettable journey. We cruise through the English countryside, taking in the beautiful vistas as we head to North Wales where our ferry awaits. Take the time to get to know your fellow travelers and guide, and make the most out of the ferry ride across the beautiful Irish sea. We arrive in Dublin early evening and take you to your accommodation for the night. Once you check in, we depart for the amazing Paddywagon welcoming party that we have prepared just for you! We take you to one of the best pubs Dublin has to offer where you can enjoy traditional music and a pint or two! Not a bad start , wouldn't you agree? ;)

Day 2: Belfast & Giants Causeway

Day 2 : Northern Ireland! We will depart from Dublin's Fair City at 8.30am and make our way to Northern ireland! We will make our way to the North Coast where we will trace the footprints of Celtic Giants, walk the Giants Causeway! Ulsters #1 attraction! 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! Youll 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 home of the McDonnell clann, 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. We will then make our way to Belfast City! You will enjoy a panoramic sightseeing tour, enjoying such highlights as City Hall, Titanic Quarter, Queens University and the River Lagan. After a little free time in Belfast, we will make our way back to Dublin after a great day in Northern ireland!

Day 2: Northern Ireland - Giants Causeway & Belfast!

Day 2 : Northern Ireland! We will depart from Dublin's Fair City at 8.30am and make our way to Northern ireland! We will make our way to the North Coast where we will trace the footprints of Celtic Giants, walk the Giants Causeway! Ulsters #1 attraction! 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! Youll 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 home of the McDonnell clann, 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. We will then make our way to Belfast City! You will enjoy a panoramic sightseeing tour, enjoying such highlights as City Hall, Titanic Quarter, Queens University and the River Lagan. After a little free time in Belfast, we will make our way back to Dublin after a great day in Northern ireland!

Adare

En-route to Kerry we will enjoy a stop at one of Ireland's most picturesque villages - Adare with its fabulous thatched cottages which line part of the village's broad main street , renowned for being regularly voted Ireland's tidiest town. It is known for its beautiful stone buildings, medieval monasteries and ruins.

Depart Dublin

We depart from Dublin and travel North, crossing the border and arriving to Northern Ireland. A brief comfort stop on the way will ensure you arrived refreshed and ready for a great day of sightseeing.

Itinerary for Saga Sapphire (arriving on June 11th 2014)

********Departure from Dublin Cruise Ship Terminal @07:30 am********* Return to Terminal @17:30 pm******** This morning we collect you at the port and take you on this wonderful excursion to see the most spectacular cliffs in the world. You will be transported in a state of the art Mercedes midi coach with double glazed windows, comfortable seats, the ultimate in luxury travel. Your topnotch Irish driver/ guide will inspire you will songs and stories, laughter and folklore ensuring an amazing experience with memories to last a lifetime. The itinerary for you trip will be as follows: We drive through the midlands of Ireland with a first stop at the magical Bunratty Castle where we stop for a photo shoot and you may even get the opportunity to pretend you are the king of the castle for the day! Onward to the highlight of the day - the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher with its famed O'Brian's tar. We are also afforded the pleasure of the Cliff Edge Experience on a massive 3D screen in the visitor's center, along with ample time for souvenir shopping. We sample a very traditional lunch (not included in the price) in Fitzpatrick's bar in the cultural village of Doolin. The lunar landscape of the Burren which has existed for more than 300 million years is fun to explore before we head back to Dublin where we will return you to your ship with plenty of time before departure. Cliffs of Moher are Ireland's most visited, most spectacular and most popular visitor's site. Your trip to Ireland would be truly incomplete without this once in a lifetime opportunity to be mesmerized and enchanted.

09.30am Depart Cork

We depart from cork at 09.30am. Meet your guide at Bridge Street Tourist Office, which is in the heart of Cork City next to St Patrick's Bridge and St Patrick's Quay!

Day 1: Dublin - Golden vale - Dingle Peninsula

We begin the day with a visit to the Guinness Storehouse and enjoy a complimentary pint of Guinness, a great way to begin the tour and make new friends! We then make our way to the midlands of Ireland. We visit the beautiful Rock of Castle Dunamase, steeped in Irish legend in the Golden Vale, Ireland's finest agricultural land with its rolling fields and pastures fresh. In the afternoon we stop at the beautiful heritage town of Adare with its fabulous thatched cottages, renowned for being regularly voted Ireland's tidiest town. Tonight we stay in your very own Irish pub, the Randy Leprechaun on the Dingle Peninsula Where we include a complimentary Irish welcome drink.. Here we mix with the locals, and enjoy the characteristics of a genuine Irish small-village, away from the hustle and bustle. Pull up a stool by the fire or choose to dance the night away!

Killarney

Regularly voted the most beautiful town in Ireland, Killarney is the gateway to both Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsula. Nestled in the valley beneath Ireland's highest mountain range, and surrounded by lakes Killarney boasts some of the most beautiful scenery in Ireland. Lined with lovely shops, pubs and traditional arts and crafts stores, this true gem is a must see for every traveler who visits our motherland.

Killarney National Park

One of the most beautiful and admired national parks in the world, Killarney national park was the first of its kind established in Ireland in 1932. With magnificent views of the Lakes of Killarney and Black Valley from our stops at Aghadoe and Torc Waterfall the park gives you an opportunity to enjoy a walk in this amazing landscape and spend time strolling along the lakes.

Day 2: Dublin - Belfast

Today a wonderful tour lies ahead as we take a short 2 hour drive to Belfast on the brand new 'Peace Highway'. Our first stop along the way are the haunting ruins of Monasterboice. Admire the 10th century round tower and learn how our ancestors took refuge from the Vikings. Touch the most beautiful Celtic crosses in Ireland, hand-carved by monks before power-tools in the 9th century. ***ENTRY INCLUDED FOR THE TITANIC EXPERIENCE*** We arrive at the docks to visit Belfast's Number 1 attraction, the Titanic Experience! We take you on an amazing journey from her conception in Belfast, through her construction and launch, to her infamous maiden voyage and catastrophic demise. We have a short drive to Belfast city center where we have 2 HOURS FREE-TIME. Consider an optional world famous Black Taxi tour of the Falls and Shankill Roads along with murals of troubled times and also the peace wall OR take the free time for lunch and shopping time in Belfast bustling downtown shopping area.Visit the Crown Liquor Saloon, the Grand Opera House or check out Belfast's own leaning tower “Albert Clock” Loads of time for a tasty and traditional Ulster lunch. We depart Belfast in the afternoon and after crossing the border we'll drive through the rolling countryside of County Louth. We'll make a comfort stop en-route if you guys require it, then it's a pleasant short drive back to Dublin where we continue to celebrate St. Patrick and maybe try to share a song or two that your guide has taught you!

Day 3: Paddy's Day !!! Fun....Fun.....Fun

St Paddys Day in Dublin: The only national festival celebrated the world over! Morning free to relax and explore.At 10.30am we'll regroup and go to O'Connell bridge to take our places to watch the worlds biggest non-military parade and festival proceed past us with over 250,000 participants! The parade continues until approximately 3pm where we have time to mingle with the crowds or join with the locals for some fun and banter on our great national day. At 5pm, you are invited to the legendary Paddywagon Paddys Day party in our fine city centre venue. In the evening maybe try out the monster ceili (traditional Irish dancing) or the many other activities we have laid on for you our valued guests. Afterwards, it's a celebration of human happiness in the famed Temple Bar area! Overnight in downtown Dublin

Day 4: Dublin to Galway

Day 4: Dublin to Galway! Begin today with a visit to the Guinness Storehouse. A Pint Of Guinness is included! Slainte! (Good Health!) We travel through the midlands of Ireland, and make our way west to Galway City. Tonight you'll overnight in Galway, Irelands 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 3: Paddy's Day !!! Fun....Fun.....Fun

St Paddys Day in Dublin: The only national festival celebrated the world over! Morning free to relax and explore.At 10.30am we'll regroup and go to O'Connell bridge to take our places to watch the worlds biggest non-military parade and festival proceed past us with over 250,000 participants! The parade continues until approximately 3pm where we have time to mingle with the crowds or join with the locals for some fun and banter on our great national day. At 5pm, you are invited to the legendary Paddywagon Paddys Day party in our fine city centre venue. In the evening maybe try out the monster ceili (traditional Irish dancing) or the many other activities we have laid on for you our valued guests. Afterwards, it's a celebration of human happiness in the famed Temple Bar area! Overnight in downtown Dublin

Kinvara

On reaching the west, we stop in the small picturesque village of Kinvara. This colorful village is famous as an ancient fishing village, and we can admire the harbor and the beautiful landscape. We can also admire nearby Dunguaire Castle, and get some great photos.

Glens of Antrim

On our way towards the North Coast, we enjoy a scenic drive through some of the Glens of Antrim. This area has been named as an area of outstanding natural beauty. Enjoy a panoramic drive admiring the valleys, and lovely countryside of County Antrim.

Itinerary for Celebrity Infinity (arriving on June 18th 2014)

*******Departure from Dublin Cruise Ship Terminal @06:30 am******** Return to Terminal @16:30 pm******** This morning we collect you at the port and take you on this wonderful excursion to see the most spectacular cliffs in the world. You will be transported in a state of the art Mercedes midi coach with double glazed windows, comfortable seats, the ultimate in luxury travel. Your topnotch Irish driver/ guide will inspire you will songs and stories, laughter and folklore ensuring an amazing experience with memories to last a lifetime. The itinerary for you trip will be as follows: We drive through the midlands of Ireland with a first stop at the magical Bunratty Castle where we stop for a photo shoot and you may even get the opportunity to pretend you are the king of the castle for the day! Onward to the highlight of the day - the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher with its famed O'Brian's tar. We are also afforded the pleasure of the Cliff Edge Experience on a massive 3D screen in the visitor's center, along with ample time for souvenir shopping. We sample a very traditional lunch (not included in the price) in Fitzpatrick's bar in the cultural village of Doolin. The lunar landscape of the Burren which has existed for more than 300 million years is fun to explore before we head back to Dublin where we will return you to your ship with plenty of time before departure. Cliffs of Moher are Ireland's most visited, most spectacular and most popular visitor's site. Your trip to Ireland would be truly incomplete without this once in a lifetime opportunity to be mesmerized and enchanted.

Depart Belfast

Leave Belfast at 10:15. We depart from Belfast City Center, from the bus shelter in front of the famous Europa Hotel, on Great Victoria street. Begin the journey in the company of your 100% Irish guide and your fellow travel partners for today, we'll get to know each other and have our charming guide set the scene as we take the drive through the rolling farmland of county Antrim to the North Coast of Ireland - an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Day 2 Dingle Peninsula - Killarney

Today we take the short drive to Dingle, a charming Gaelic speaking fishing village. Famed in many films like Far and Away and Ryan's Daughter, Dingle is celebrated for having most pubs in Ireland for a town of its size, 52 pubs and 2000 people. We cannot forget Dingle's most famous resident, Fungi the Dolphin who we shall time to visit in the early afternoon. Then it's off on a wonderful pleasant trip around Slea Head with amazing views of Sleeping Giant Island, the Blasket Islands, and Beehive Huts dating back to 2000 B.C. Regarded as the most beautiful Peninsula in the world by many photographic magazines, Slea Head has some of Ireland's most fabulous beaches and is definitely the highlight of Ireland's famed Wild Atlantic Way. This area is completely Gaelic speaking, and you may even get to hear some of the locals converse in this ancient language. Then it's back to Dingle where there is ample time for shopping in traditional arts and crafts stores, lunch in one of the many colorful pubs with local musicians playing some mystic tunes. We complete our day with a visit to Ireland's longest beach at Inch, connecting Dingle Peninsula to the Ring of Kerry before continuing on to our evening destination at Killarney where we stay for the next 2 nights.

8am (or as soon as the Ship docks if later) Tour Begins At Cobh Cruise Terminal

We will collect you in style from your Cruise Ship. When you leave the Ship, turn to the right, and your guide will be waiting for you near the pedestrian exit gate. We begin at 8am, or if the Ship arrives later, please leave the ship immediately to meet your guide! We like to get ahead of the crowd and avoid the queues in Blarney!

Killorglin

Pass through Killorglin, the home of the ancient Celtic festival Puck Fair. Dating back to 1613., this is one of the oldest festivals in the world where a goat is crowned king of the village and placed on a pedestal for 3 day in August each year. People come from far and wide to pay homage to the king goat and enjoy the festivities of street stalls, music, and much more. This section of the tour takes you along part of the famous "Ring of Kerry" driving route.

Killarney

Regularly voted the most beautiful town in Ireland, Killarney is the gateway to both Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsula. Nestled in the valley beneath Ireland's highest mountain range, and surrounded by lakes Killarney boasts some of the most beautiful scenery in Ireland. Lined with lovely shops, pubs and traditional arts and crafts stores, this true gem is a must see for every traveler who visits our motherland.

Day 3: Wicklow Mountains/Glendalough - Guinness Storehouse

We begin the day with a slightly later start, for those of you recovering from an unforgettable night.1 After an introduction to Dublin City we head south towards Wicklow Mountains. We arrive at Glendalough which is renowned for its magnificent scenery and rich heritage. Glendalough is also famed for the Braveheart Wedding scenes and it really is one of the most beautiful visitor sights in all of Ireland. You will have 1.5 hours to explore the deep valley with its ruined Monastic City and even take a hike through the woods to the magnificent Upper Lake. And then of course there are all the romantic scenes from 'PS I Love You', this is where Hilary Swank met Gerard Butler for the first time...you never know who you can meet! We will continue through the heart of Wicklow, the Sally Gap enjoying photo stops at some of the most amazing viewpoints in Ireland. We return to Dublin for an afternoon of fun and frolics at the mecca for all Irish people - the Guinness factory! After you have enjoyed your complementary pint of Guinness, we continue the festivities for Paddy's Night Eve.

Dark Hedges

We visit the most popular natural phenomena in Northern Ireland, the Dark Hedges. The trees were planted in the 18th century by the Stuart family to impress their guests upon arrival to their house. Most of you will recognize the Dark Hedges as King's Road from the hit TV series Game of Thrones. It is a wonderful photo-stop and an opportunity to be a part of a real life set!

Drumbeg Stone Circle

Our first stop is the Drumbeg stone circle, one of Ireland's most popular stone circles dating back over 5000 years. Consisting of 17 pillar stones, of which 13 remain, some standing as high as 2m. This was a place of pagan worship, in those pre-Christian days. We can see how the stone age people lived with their cooking areas and many of their other traits.

Day 5: Galway to Dingle

Day 5: 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 horros of the reat Potato Famine of 1845-49, sending over a million of our ancestors to the 4 corners of the globe and in particular Britain and North America. 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 McCourts blockbuster book - Angelas Ashes. Tonight youll 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 4: Dublin to Galway

Day 4: Dublin to Galway Begin today with a visit to the Guinness Storehouse. A Pint Of Guinness is included! Slainte! (Good Health!) We travel through the midlands of Ireland, and make our way west to Galway City. Tonight you'll overnight in Galway, Irelands 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.

Corcomroe Abbey

We make a stop at the dramatic ruins of Corcomroe Abbey! This mysterious site is situated in the middle of the remote countryside, with great views of the surrounding landscape. The Abbey was constructed in the 1200's using local Limestone, and has impressive carvings and spectacular features from this period. It is in this site of isolation that the monks chose to locate their Abbey, in perfect solitude surrounded by the mountains and valleys of County Clare. A great place loved by visitors and locals alike.

Itinerary for Nautica (arriving on July 8th 2014)

********Departure from Dublin Cruise Ship Terminal @07:30 am******** Return to Terminal @18:30 pm******* This morning we collect you at the port and take you on this wonderful excursion to see the most spectacular cliffs in the world. You will be transported in a state of the art Mercedes midi coach with double glazed windows, comfortable seats, the ultimate in luxury travel. Your topnotch Irish driver/ guide will inspire you will songs and stories, laughter and folklore ensuring an amazing experience with memories to last a lifetime. The itinerary for you trip will be as follows: - We drive through the midlands of Ireland, and around by Galway Bay where we have a wonderful photo-stop at Dunguaire Castle. - Onward to see how the early monks lived at this rural setting at the enchanting Corcomroe Abbey. -The lunar landscape of the Burren which has existed for more than 300 million years is fun to explore before we head to the mini cliffs, a prelude to the highlight of the day. We sample a very traditional lunch (not included in the price) in Fitzpatrick's bar in the cultural village of Doolin. -After lunch we spend 1,5 h at the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher with its famed O'Brian's tar. We are also afforded the pleasure of the Cliff Edge Experience on a massive 3D screen in the visitor's center, along with ample time for souvenir shopping. -We return to Dublin via Bunratty Castle where we stop for a photo shoot and you may even get the opportunity to pretend you are the king of the castle for the day. This is a once in a lifetime experience and it takes 11h from start to finish. Cliffs of Moher are Ireland's most visited, most spectacular and most popular visitor's site. Your trip to Ireland would be truly incomplete without this once in a lifetime opportunity to be mesmerized and enchanted. At the end we return you to you ship with plenty of time before departure.

Depart Dublin

We depart Dublin and make our way West for a great day Tour to Connemara. On our way across the midlands of Ireland we shall make a comfort stop for refreshments and a chance to stretch your legs. On arrival in Connemara, We will visit the picturesque village of Cong, this is a national Tidy-Town winner and the location for the Oscar winning Hollywood movie - The Quiet Man.

Depart Dublin

Depart Dublin for this award winning and brilliant day trip with your 100% Irish Tour Guide. We travel south and begin our journey into County Wicklow,passing through beautiful countryside in the Wicklow mountains most notably the Sugar Loaf Mountains while making our way towards Glendalough.

Scenic drive through Glandore and Union Hall

This beautiful drive takes us along the coastal route between these 2 beautiful villages. Glandore is a known holiday area for many Ireland's celebrities and high rollers. Union Hall is Cork's best known fishing village with fisherman heading to sea on a daily basis and bringing back fine catch from the very fertile Celtic Sea. This drive is truly inspiring.

Day 3: Killarney - Ring of Kerry - Killarney

Today we embark on the world famous Ring of Kerry. The day begins with a horse and cart ride through Killarney National Park (optional) or horseback ride through the park for the energetic and adventurous (optional). Next it's off on our journey that combines emerald pastures and villages with jaw dropping views of cliffs, mountains and ancient pagan forts. Highlights include vistas of the Skellig rocks, and the beautiful town of Waterville once home of the legendary Charlie Chaplin. After lunch we find ourselves in the homeland of Daniel O'Connell, known as the father of the nation and the man who brought Catholic emancipation to Ireland in the early 1800s. Our afternoon is packed with many highlights including Moll's Gap, Ladies View, Leprechaun Crossing, Killarney National Park, Lakes of Killarney, Torc Waterfall, Muckross House and much more.

Blarney Castle & Woolen Mills: ADMISSION INCLUDED!

Our first stop of the day is Blarney. Visit the most famous Castle in all of Ireland!! Lie back and kiss the magical Blarney Stone and get the gift of the gab! Your admission is included saving you 12 euro. WE ARE HAPPY TO INCLUDE ADMISSION TO BLARNEY CASTLE: others will make you join a queue and pay at the gate! You will also have time to visit the world famous Blarney Woolen Mills. Famed as the largest Irish Store in the world, many take advantage of its tax free shopping offers on quality Irish products.

Dingle Bay

We enjoy a scenic drive along some parts of the famous Dingle Peninsula. We stop for photos en route with amazing views of Dingle Bay, Skellig rocks, Inch beach. . This ideal setting is perfect for panoramic photographs admits the Wild Atlantic Way.

Torc Waterfall

Torc Waterfall is a 18m high waterfall which cascades through the wooded Friers Glenn. We take a stop at this magnificent natural site of beauty. Enjoy a short walk , and maybe even see the red deer which are well known inhabitants of the Killarney national park . The waterfall has a public hiking path that stretches to the top of Torc Mountain.

Day 1: Dublin - Golden vale - Dingle Peninsula

We begin the day with a visit to the Guinness Storehouse and enjoy a complimentary pint of Guinness, a great way to begin the tour and make new friends! We then make our way to the midlands of Ireland. We visit the beautiful Rock of Castle Dunamase, steeped in Irish legend in the Golden Vale, Ireland's finest agricultural land with its rolling fields and pastures fresh. In the afternoon we stop at the beautiful heritage town of Adare with its fabulous thatched cottages, renowned for being regularly voted Ireland's tidiest town. Tonight we stay in your very own Irish pub, the Randy Leprechaun on the Dingle Peninsula Where we include a complimentary Irish welcome drink.. Here we mix with the locals, and enjoy the characteristics of a genuine Irish small-village, away from the hustle and bustle. Pull up a stool by the fire or choose to dance the night away!

Day 4: St. Patrick's Day

Today we will celebrate in style as we head out to the streets of Dublin to join thousands of people for the incredible St. Patrick's day parade in the city center. Equipped with the knowledge and wisdom that your Celtic warrior has bestowed upon you, we march the streets of Dublin and sample many of its festive activities. To make this a truly memorable experience, we finish off our festivities with the legendary Paddywagon St. Patrick's day party! This is something you truly cannot miss!

Causeway Coast

We make our way to the Causeway Coast where we can see fine views of Rathlin Island, and on a clear day we may even see the Scottish coast 13 miles away. The views along this coastline are spectacular, no wonder it is one of the most visited destinations in Europe!

Day 6: Dingle to Killarney

Day 6 : 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. Youll see Sleeping Giant Island and the famous 3 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 - 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 5: Galway to Dingle

Day 5: 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 horros of the reat Potato Famine of 1845-49, sending over a million of our ancestors to the 4 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'. Tonight youll 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!

The Wild Atlanic Coast

We enjoy a coastal drive along the shores of Galway Bay. This dramatic road ensures we see amazing views of the Atlantic Ocean. This drive is part of the "Wild Atlantic Way" which is a driving route that follows the entire West Coast of Ireland.

Causway Coast

We make our way to the Causeway Coast where we can see fine views of Rathlin Island, and on a clear day we may even see the Scottish coast 13 miles away. The views along this coastline are spectacular, no wonder it is one of the most visited destinations in Europe!

Itinerary for Celebrity Infinity (arriving on July 18th 2014)

********Departure from Dublin Cruise Ship Terminal @07:15 am******** Return to Terminal @ 17:30 pm******** This morning we collect you at the port and take you on this wonderful excursion to see the most spectacular cliffs in the world. You will be transported in a state of the art Mercedes midi coach with double glazed windows, comfortable seats, the ultimate in luxury travel. Your topnotch Irish driver/ guide will inspire you will songs and stories, laughter and folklore ensuring an amazing experience with memories to last a lifetime. The itinerary for you trip will be as follows: We drive through the midlands of Ireland with a first stop at the magical Bunratty Castle where we stop for a photo shoot and you may even get the opportunity to pretend you are the king of the castle for the day! Onward to the highlight of the day - the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher with its famed O'Brian's tar. We are also afforded the pleasure of the Cliff Edge Experience on a massive 3D screen in the visitor's center, along with ample time for souvenir shopping. We sample a very traditional lunch (not included in the price) in Fitzpatrick's bar in the cultural village of Doolin. The lunar landscape of the Burren which has existed for more than 300 million years is fun to explore before we head back to Dublin where we will return you to your ship with plenty of time before departure. Cliffs of Moher are Ireland's most visited, most spectacular and most popular visitor's site. Your trip to Ireland would be truly incomplete without this once in a lifetime opportunity to be mesmerized and enchanted.

Depart Dublin

We depart Dublin, driving through the midlands down to Blarney, in the beautiful County Cork. We will pass through the Golden Vale, the most fertile lands in all of Europe with green fields as far as the eye can see. We get great panoramic views of the Galtee mountains, as we pass through County Tipperary down to the southern County Cork.

Cong

Famed by John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara in the film Quiet Man, the village is home to Ashford castle, a regular haunt of the rich and famous and a wedding venue for a host of international stars ie Pierce Brosnan. From beautiful abbeys to medieval castles, rivers, stunning lakes and babbling brooks, Cong is a true picture postcard of Ireland! We take a break here with a visit to Cong Abbey, the ruins of an Augustinian monastery. Take time to enjoy lunch in this beautiful village.

Glendalough

Glendalough - one of the most beautiful visitor sights in all of Ireland, is also known for the Braveheart wedding scenes. It's renowned for its magnificent scenery and rich and varied heritage in terms of history and archaeology. You will have time to explore the ruined monastic city famed for St. Kevin's Cross and its round tower dating back to 10th century. We take time to take a leisurely stroll along the river banks through the woods to the magnificent lakes, waterfalls and babbling brooks. Be sure to bring your camera! You will enjoy 1,5 hrs at Glendalough.

Timoleague Abbey

Situated in the most colorful town of Timoleague with its array of multi-colored houses we stop to explore the 13th century Timoleague Abbey founded by Darthmount McCormick McCarthy king of Desmond. It will introduce us to how Christian Communicty existed in the early ages.

Blarney Castle

Blarney Castle: Famed in song and story We stop in the village of Blarney to give you the chance to kiss the Blarney Stone and receive the "gift of the gab" for 7 years. Situated on the battlements of the famed Blarney Castle you shall have to bend over backwards to kiss the stone! You can also visit the witches caves in the castle grounds or maybe you will indulge in the tax free shopping haven of the Blarney Wollen Mills, Ireland's biggest craft shop.

The Burren!

We make our way through the Burren - one of the famous landscapes of Ireland! It is famous for its Limestone Rock, as far as the eye can see, and reaching down to the sea shore. We will stop at the "Mini Cliffs" which are a great site to experience this area, and enjoy the coast.

Cork City Tour

We take a panoramic drive through Cork City. We view the highlights of this fine City such as the River Lee, St Finbarre's Cathedral, Shandon Bells, English Market and Grand Parade. Cork was recently considered by the Lonely Planet one of the 10 must see cities in the world. Some of its famous sons include Henry Ford, Michael Collins and of course world famous footballer Roy Keane.

Waterville

Picturesque little village overlooking Ballinskelligs Bay with its own beautiful beach, famed by the Skellig Rocks with their early Christian monastery. A regular visitor, Charlie Chaplin loved Waterville and hence the statue in his honor, unveiled in 1998. It is also home to one of Ireland's finest golf clubs and most famed footballer Mick O'Dwyer and Mick O'Connell.

Day 2: Dingle Peninsula - Killarney

Today we take the short drive to Dingle, a charming Gaelic speaking fishing village. Famed in many films like Far and Away and Ryan's Daughter, Dingle is celebrated for having most pubs in Ireland for a town of its size, 52 pubs and 2000 people. We cannot forget Dingle's most famous resident, Fungi the Dolphin who we shall time to visit in the early afternoon. Then it's off on a wonderful pleasant trip around Slea Head with amazing views of Sleeping Giant Island, the Blasket Islands, and Beehive Huts dating back to 2000 B.C. Regarded as the most beautiful Peninsula in the world by many photographic magazines, Slea Head has some of Ireland's most fabulous beaches and is definitely the highlight of Ireland's famed Wild Atlantic Way. This area is completely Gaelic speaking, and you may even get to hear some of the locals converse in this ancient language. Then it's back to Dingle where there is ample time for shopping in traditional arts and crafts stores, lunch in one of the many colorful pubs with local musicians playing some mystic tunes. We complete our day with a visit to Ireland's longest beach at Inch, connecting Dingle Peninsula to the Ring of Kerry before continuing on to our evening destination at Killarney where we stay for the next 2 nights.

Day 5: Dublin - Galway

Just after you think it cannot get better, the road today takes us to Galway! Enjoy a panoramic tour of Connemara - the most beautiful wilderness in all of Europe, this is the true rugged beauty of Ireland you have come to see! Experience dramatic mountain scenery that has been the setting for countless Hollywood blockbuster movies. We will enjoy a stop in the charming village of Cong, with the charming ruins of Cong Abbey and a chance to view magnificent Ashford Castle. Enjoy lunch in one of the quirky cafe's in Cong and a lakeside walk. Our route brings us alongside the spectacular Lough Corrib with it's many islands. where have a great photo-stop with uninterrupted views of the lake. After a lovely day's touring and sightseeing we'll take the short drive into Ireland's most beautiful city and party central - Galway. We'll find a nice pub down by Galway bay to enjoy the electrifying traditional music. Consider taking a walking tour of the city with a local guide or participating in an optional award winning pub crawl! Slainte! Cheers!

Dark Hedges

We visit the most popular natural phenomena in Northern Ireland, the Dark Hedges. The trees were planted in the 18th century by the Stuart family to impress their guests upon arrival to their house. Most of you will recognize the Dark Hedges as King's Road from the hit TV series Game of Thrones. It is a wonderful photo-stop and an opportunity to be a part of a real life set!

Muckross House and gardens

Located on Muckross Peninsula between 2 lakes of Killarney, Muckross House is a beautiful example of 19th century architecture. Built in 1843. for Henry Herbert, the house has been home to some of Ireland's most prominent figures such as the Guinness family. The house was built in Tudor style, and Queen Victoria herself was welcomed by the Herbert family in 1861.. Walk through the gardens and enjoy the beautiful landscape that has been kept for hundreds of years.

Day 7: Killarney to Cork

Day 7: Killarney to Cork 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. Kissing the Blarney stone isnt 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? ;) We will continue to Cork City where we will enjoy a night in this cosmopolitan City on the banks of the River Lee!

Day 6: Dingle to Killarney

Day 6: 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 wonderfull 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. Youll see Sleeping Giant Island and the famous 3 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 - 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 1: London to Dublin

We meet outside the tube station at 6.30am in Kilburn, home of London's Irish community. Our fleet of super green coaches will be quite the sight as we drive north, through Birmingham and the beauty of North Wales for our ferry across the Irish sea from Holyhead to Dublin. We arrive in Dublin's fair city at 6pm, check into our fine city centre accommodation and tonight we'll party at a massive Irish dance and singalong on the banks of the river Liffey

Carrick-A-rede Rope Bridge

The Rope bridge at Carrick-A-Rede is situated near the charming village of Ballintoy. Those that wish to cross the bridge can do so for a discounted price, and the charges for crossing the bridge go to support the National trust which is the charity that is responsible for the upkeep of the bridge. Those that do not wish to cross the bridge, can use the time to take an enjoyable coastal walk or visit the charming tea-rooms on the site. Please note: the bridge is a 1km walk from the car park, on an uneven path, so walking all the way to the bridge may not be practical for everyone.

Itinerary for Marco Polo (arriving on July 25th 2014)

********Departure from Dublin Cruise Ship Terminal @07:30 am******** Return to Terminal @17:30 pm******** This morning we collect you at the port and take you on this wonderful excursion to see the most spectacular cliffs in the world. You will be transported in a state of the art Mercedes midi coach with double glazed windows, comfortable seats, the ultimate in luxury travel. Your topnotch Irish driver/ guide will inspire you will songs and stories, laughter and folklore ensuring an amazing experience with memories to last a lifetime. The itinerary for you trip will be as follows: We drive through the midlands of Ireland with a first stop at the magical Bunratty Castle where we stop for a photo shoot and you may even get the opportunity to pretend you are the king of the castle for the day! Onward to the highlight of the day - the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher with its famed O'Brian's tar. We are also afforded the pleasure of the Cliff Edge Experience on a massive 3D screen in the visitor's center, along with ample time for souvenir shopping. We sample a very traditional lunch (not included in the price) in Fitzpatrick's bar in the cultural village of Doolin. The lunar landscape of the Burren which has existed for more than 300 million years is fun to explore before we head back to Dublin where we will return you to your ship with plenty of time before departure. Cliffs of Moher are Ireland's most visited, most spectacular and most popular visitor's site. Your trip to Ireland would be truly incomplete without this once in a lifetime opportunity to be mesmerized and enchanted.

Cork City

We enjoy a panoramic drive through Cork City on the banks of the River Lee! Your guide will introduce you to the highlights of Cork including the River Lee, Patrick's street, the English Markets and much more. We will enjoy an hour of free time to walk through the city center and soak up the atmosphere of the Southern Capital. Consider a visit to English Market - a historic food market with a wide array of local produce raging from artisan meats and cheeses, ideal place for lunch recently made famous by Queen Elizabeth's herself (closed on Sunday). St Fin Barre's Cathedral and the musical Shandon bells are also nearby.

Sneem

We take a stop in the charming village of Sneem. This is one of Ireland's most colorful and charming villages. With two squares and a beautiful bridge in the middle of the village, this is where the River Sneem meets the currents of Kenmare Bay. It was also the regular holiday choice or Charles de Gaulle.

Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge

The Rope bridge at Carrick-A-Rede is situated near the charming village of Ballintoy. Those that wish to cross the bridge can do so for a discounted price, and the charges for crossing the bridge go to support the National trust which is the charity that is responsible for the upkeep of the bridge. Those that do not wish to cross the bridge, can use the time to take an enjoyable coastal walk or visit the charming tea-rooms on the site. Please note: the bridge is a 1km walk from the car park, on an uneven path, so walking all the way to the bridge may not be practical for everyone.

Hollywood Blockbusters 'PS I Love You' and 'Braveheart'

If you're a fan of the Hollywood Blockbusters 'PS, I Love You' and 'Braveheart' then you will now officially be on the set! You'll understand why Mel Gibson (an Irish passport holder) chose the Wicklow mountains to be the Highlands of Scotland, and Glendalough to be the spot for the wedding scene. And then of course there are all the romantic scenes from 'PS I Love You', this is where Hilary Swank met Gerard Butler for the first time so who knows you you might meet ;)

Cobh

Historic Cobh is situated on the Cork Harbour. Here we hear stories of the millions of Irish people that emigrated from Cobh between 1840 and 1950. Cobh was also known as Queenstown, renamed when Queen Victoria visited. In 1912 it was the last stop of the RMS Titanic. We will see the Titanic monument in the town center and visit the impressive St Coleman's cathedral. The town also has a monument to remember the sinking of the passenger ship Lusitania, during world war 1 in 1915, which happened close to Cork harbor.

Killorglin

Pass through Killorglin, the home of the ancient Celtic festival Puck Fair. Dating back to 1613., this is one of the oldest festivals in the world where a goat is crowned king of the village and placed on a pedestal for 3 day in August each year. People come from far and wide to pay homage to the king goat and enjoy the festivities of street stalls, music, and much more. This section of the tour takes you along part of the famous "Ring of Kerry" driving route.

Drive Through The Cork Countryside

We drive through the beautiful Cork Countryside to the charming town of Kinsale! Enjoy typical views of the rolling fields of West Cork and also a stop overlooking picturesque Kinsale Harbor and its 2 forts - Charles Fort and James Fort. It was just off the Old Head of Kinsale that in 1915 the Lusitania sank with grave loss of life.

Day 3: Killarney - Ring of Kerry - Killarney

Today we embark on the world famous Ring of Kerry. The day begins with a horse and cart ride through Killarney National Park (optional) or horseback ride through the park for the energetic and adventurous (optional). Next it's off on our journey that combines emerald pastures and villages with jaw dropping views of cliffs, mountains and ancient pagan forts. Highlights include vistas of the Skellig rocks, and the beautiful town of Waterville once home of the legendary Charlie Chaplin. After lunch we find ourselves in the homeland of Daniel O'Connell, known as the father of the nation and the man who brought Catholic emancipation to Ireland in the early 1800s. Our afternoon is packed with many highlights including Moll's Gap, Ladies View, Leprechaun Crossing, Killarney National Park, Lakes of Killarney, Torc Waterfall, Muckross House and much more.

Day 6: Galway - 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 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 Rider. Tonight you'll stay in your very own Irish village, 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.

Garret's town/Old Head of Kinsale

Once again we take a coastal drive via Garret's town beach and the old head of Kinsale, off which the Lusitania was sunk in 1915. Here over 1924 souls perished on this faithful day. This area was headline news in the early 1980s when a statue of the Virgin Mary started moving. Thousands flocked to see this phenomena, hoping to get a vision of the blessed Virgin herself.

Day 1: Dublin

Check-in between 4pm and 6pm. We will meet in reception around 7pm and then depart for the amazing Paddywagon welcoming party that we have prepared just for you! We take you to one of the best pubs Dublin has to offer where you can enjoy traditional music and a pint or two! Not a bad start , wouldn't you agree? ;)

Day 7: Killarney to Cork

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. Kissing the Blarney stone isnt 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 cruise towards Cork, arriving early evening with time to enjoy this cosmopolitan City on the banks of the River Lee!

Day 2: Dublin city tour & tour to Glendalough

On this bright brand new day we have a great treat in store for you - a fun-filled day trip out to mouth-wateringly beautiful Wicklow Mountains After a fine hearty breakfast and maybe a romantic stroll through Dublin city-centre, we will gather at 10AM and learn the words of Molly Malone and singalong with your guide as a cruise through the history-soaked streets of Dublins fair city in your super-cool Green Paddywagon for a nice impromptu city-tour en route to a relaxing and enjoyable tour to Glendalough. Glendalough is the monastic citadel of St. Kevin set in the majestic Wicklow mountains, this beauty spot was chosen by Mel Gibson to be the Scottish highlands in the blockbuster Braveheart. More recently it sent hearts a throbbing when Gerard Butler and Hilary Swank filmed PS I Love You in this idyliic setting! It is located less than an hour from Dublin which makes it the perfect daytrip from our capital city. In the early afternoon, we will be back in Dublin with some free time for shopping or nibbles. Then at 3PM we all head down together to the Guinness brewery, Ireland's #1 attraction As Paddywagon customers youll be special guests of Guinness and we'll have privileged access to the trendy 'gravity bar' on top of the brewery, made entirely of glass and with 360 degree views of Dublin town. We will get ready for St Patrick's Day by enjoying the festival atmosphere tonight in Dublin's Fair City!

Doolin

We pass through the beautiful landscape of the Doolin region, with uninterrupted views of the Aran Islands and Doolin Harbour. We will take a stop in Doolin, with the time to enjoy lunch for those who are hungry. There is a traditional carvery lunch available for those who would like to enjoy local food (not included).

Giant's Causeway

The Giant's Causeway is the highlight of this trip for most! Built by the Irish giant Fionn and his Scottish rival Angus, it is a real masterpiece formed of perfectly shaped hexagonal columns. Your tour guide shall tell you more about the Causeway, and the legends of the area. - WE INCLUDE ADMISSION TO THE CAUSEWAY VISITOR'S CENTER, OTHER COMPANIES DO NOT (value GBP 8)- We provide you with an admission ticket to the interpretative center, enhancing your experience at the Causeway! The path to the causeway stones starts behind the center, it is only 10 mins walk! For a small fare there is a mobility bus that can bring you all the way down the path to the Causeway, for those with walking difficulties.

Lough Corrib

Well know for its fishing, Lough Corrib is the second largest lake in Ireland after Lough Neagh. Surrounded by its abundance of wildlife such as otters, hawks, minks, birds the lake consists of 356 different islands. The most famous island among them is Inchagoil island with its spectacular views of Maumturk range, Joyce country, and the mountains of Connemara.

Itinerary for Sea Cloud 2 (arriving on August 20th 2014)

********Departure from Dublin Cruise Ship Terminal @06:30 am******** Return to Terminal @ 16:30 pm******** This morning we collect you at the port and take you on this wonderful excursion to see the most spectacular cliffs in the world. You will be transported in a state of the art Mercedes midi coach with double glazed windows, comfortable seats, the ultimate in luxury travel. Your topnotch Irish driver/ guide will inspire you will songs and stories, laughter and folklore ensuring an amazing experience with memories to last a lifetime. The itinerary for you trip will be as follows: We drive through the midlands of Ireland with a first stop at the magical Bunratty Castle where we stop for a photo shoot and you may even get the opportunity to pretend you are the king of the castle for the day! Onward to the highlight of the day - the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher with its famed O'Brian's tar. We are also afforded the pleasure of the Cliff Edge Experience on a massive 3D screen in the visitor's center, along with ample time for souvenir shopping. We sample a very traditional lunch (not included in the price) in Fitzpatrick's bar in the cultural village of Doolin. The lunar landscape of the Burren which has existed for more than 300 million years is fun to explore before we head back to Dublin where we will return you to your ship with plenty of time before departure. Cliffs of Moher are Ireland's most visited, most spectacular and most popular visitor's site. Your trip to Ireland would be truly incomplete without this once in a lifetime opportunity to be mesmerized and enchanted.

Historic Cobh

We visit Cobh, the departure point for many of the starving emigrants who left for America, and UK between 1848 - 1850 and especially during the great famine years. The final port of call for RMS Titanic, before her tragic demise. Cobh was the port of embarkation for men, women, and children deported to penal colonies, mainly Australia. Visit the magnificent St. Coleman's Cathedral. Consider visiting the new Titanic Experience (optional), in the original White Star Line building. Our passengers can enjoy discounted admission.

Connemara Wilderness

We continue our drive through the wilderness of Connemara. We enjoy this unique landscape, beautiful lakes, valleys, and mountainous scenery. Ravaged by famine, and predominantly Gaelic the people here still strive to maintain the remanence of rural culture and the traditional Irish way of life.

Giants Causeway

The Giant's Causeway is the highlight of this trip for most! Built by the Irish giant Fionn and his Scottish rival Angus, it is a real masterpiece formed of perfectly shaped hexagonal columns. Your tour guide shall tell you more about the Causeway, and the legends of the area. - WE INCLUDE ADMISSION TO THE CAUSEWAY VISITOR'S CENTER, OTHER COMPANIES DO NOT (value GBP 8)- We provide you with an admission ticket to the interpretative center, enhancing your experience at the Causeway! The path to the causeway stones starts behind the center, it is only 10 mins walk! For a small fare there is a mobility bus that can bring you all the way down the path to the Causeway, for those with walking difficulties.

Kinsale

We make our way to Kinsale where you will enjoy 2 hours free-time! Kinsale is known as one of the prettiest towns in Ireland. Nestling in the shelter of Kinsale Harbour this town is truly a joy to explore. Walk the medieval lane ways and visit some of the historic buildings. There is a great selection of small shops, and if you are hungry a wide choice of lunch options. Kinsale is well known as the gourmet capital of Ireland, so you have an opportunity at this lunch stop to taste many local dishes along with a vast array of seafood plates.

The Cliffs of Moher

We arrive at the world famous Cliffs of Moher, one of the world's great natural attractions where you can enjoy a relaxed walk, and breathtaking views. SAVE a whopping 6 euro entry fee! We are proud to be a tour company that includes the amazing Atlantic Edge Exhibition! Atlantic Edge is the exciting interpretive exhibition at the Cliffs of Moher and its award-winning new Visitor Experience. Housed in an innovative underground building a huge domed cave contains images, exhibits, displays & experiences that will delight young and old alike. We stop at the Cliffs for 1,5 h.

Killarney National Park

One of the most beautiful and admired national parks in the world, Killarney national park was the first of its kind established in Ireland in 1932. With magnificent views of the Lakes of Killarney and Black Valley, the park gives you an opportunity to enjoy a walk in this amazing landscape and spend time strolling along the lakes.

Dingle Bay

We enjoy a scenic drive along some parts of the famous Dingle Peninsula. We stop for photos en route with amazing views of Dingle Bay, Skellig rocks, Inch beach, and the Ring of Kerry. Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the golden sands and one of Ireland's finest strands on our Western shores. This ideal setting is perfect for panoramic photographs admits the Wild Atlantic Way.

Kinsale - Historic Port Town

Our next stop is the historical town of Kinsale, famed for the battle of Kinsale in 1601. Today it is Ireland's gourmet capital with winding streets, great pubs and fine restaurants. On our standard 8h tours we stop in Kinsale for lunch, however depending on the departure time of the ship this must be at the drivers discretion (NO EXCEPTION). The town is beautifully situated at the mouth of the harbor and is exceptionally colorful with picture post card buildings and many country Irish folk with strange and distinguished accents.

Day 4: Killarney - Blarney - Cobh -Cork

Our day begins by crossing the Cork and Kerry mountains and heading for the world renowned Blarney Castle. Here we spend plenty of time (2h) visiting the Castle, and kissing the Blarney Stone endowing us with the gift of eloquent speech (gift of the gab) for 7 years. Surrounded by beautiful and majestic gardens, we may also take the time to visit the Blarney Woolen mills, the world's largest Irish shop. Our next stop is Cork, Ireland's second largest city and home of the magnificent English Markets which were recently visited by Queen Elizabeth herself. Here you can sample a wide array of Irish local produce from artisan meats to excellent cheeses, the English Markets are home to some of the best and most diverse produce to be found on the island. Your guide shall point out some of the city's highlights including Patrick Street, and the beautiful River Lee before heading off to Cobh (Queenstown) which was the last departure port of RMS Titanic. We hear stories of millions of Irish people that emigrated between the 1840. -1950., especially during the desolate and very sad times of the Irish famine. We see the Titanic monument in the town center, and visit the impressive St. Coleman's Cathedral. Finally we spend the night in Cork, and enjoy a great night out where you may sample the local Murphy's stout.

Day 7: Dingle - 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. Overnight in Killarney, our tour guides' favorite town because of the huge amount of activities on offer, such as traditional music, great restaurants, loads of dancing, an idyllic national park with the entrance gate only a few hundred meters from our downtown hostel! Enjoy the nightlife and try singing a few of the many songs your guide has taught you on board the Paddywagon today!

Day 2: Wicklow mountains/Glendalough - Guinness Storehouse

We begin the day with a slightly later start, for those of you recovering from an unforgettable night.1 After an introduction to Dublin City we head south towards Wicklow Mountains. We arrive at Glendalough which is renowned for its magnificent scenery and rich heritage. Glendalough is also famed for the Braveheart Wedding scenes and it really is one of the most beautiful visitor sights in all of Ireland. You will have 1.5 hours to explore the deep valley with its ruined Monastic City and even take a hike through the woods to the magnificent Upper Lake. And then of course there are all the romantic scenes from 'PS I Love You', this is where Hilary Swank met Gerard Butler for the first time...you never know who you can meet! We will continue through the heart of Wicklow, the Sally Gap enjoying photo stops at some of the most amazing viewpoints in Ireland. We return to Dublin for an afternoon of fun and frolics at the mecca for all Irish people - the Guinness factory! After you have enjoyed your complementary pint of Guinness, we continue the festivities for Paddy's Night Eve.

Day 3: Paddy's Day !!! Fun....Fun.....Fun

St Paddys Day in Dublin: The only national festival celebrated the world over! Morning free to relax and explore.At 10.30am we'll regroup and go to O'Connell bridge to take our places to watch the worlds biggest non-military parade and festival proceed past us with over 250,000 participants! The parade continues until approximately 3pm where we have time to mingle with the crowds or join with the locals for some fun and banter on our great national day. At 5pm, you are invited to the legendary Paddywagon Paddys Day party in our fine city centre venue. In the evening maybe try out the monster ceili (traditional Irish dancing) or the many other activities we have laid on for you our valued guests. Afterwards, it's a celebration of human happiness in the famed Temple Bar area! Overnight in downtown Dublin

Dunluce Castle - Photo Stop

We arrive at one of the most dramatic castle ruins in the world for a photo-stop, prepare to be amazed at the way this old castle hangs over the edge of the cliffs. Part of the Dunluce Castle fell into the sea in the 1600's, and some servants died in the tragedy. Since that time, it is believed to be haunted by the unfortunate servants. Take some impressive photos before we leave the coast and make our way to Belfast.

Wicklow Mountains

We travel over the Wicklow Gap, which takes us way up into the Wicklow Mountains. This route allows spectacular panoramic views of the landscape, with amazing scenery stretching as far as the eye can see. We view traditional Irish bogs which provide the Irish householder with the source of energy that fuels our fires and provides power for many uses. Through the Wicklow Gap we also pass Turlogh waterfall, one of Ireland's most dramatic waterfalls and highest reservoir.

Itinerary for Aidacara (arriving on August 22nd 2014)

********Departure from Dublin Cruise Ship Terminal @07:00 am******** Return to Terminal @ 18:30 pm******** This morning we collect you at the port and take you on this wonderful excursion to see the most spectacular cliffs in the world. You will be transported in a state of the art Mercedes midi coach with double glazed windows, comfortable seats, the ultimate in luxury travel. Your topnotch Irish driver/ guide will inspire you will songs and stories, laughter and folklore ensuring an amazing experience with memories to last a lifetime. The itinerary for you trip will be as follows: - We drive through the midlands of Ireland, and around by Galway Bay where we have a wonderful photo-stop at Dunguaire Castle. - Onward to see how the early monks lived at this rural setting at the enchanting Corcomroe Abbey. -The lunar landscape of the Burren which has existed for more than 300 million years is fun to explore before we head to the mini cliffs, a prelude to the highlight of the day. We sample a very traditional lunch (not included in the price) in Fitzpatrick's bar in the cultural village of Doolin. -After lunch we spend 1,5 h at the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher with its famed O'Brian's tar. We are also afforded the pleasure of the Cliff Edge Experience on a massive 3D screen in the visitor's center, along with ample time for souvenir shopping. -We return to Dublin via Bunratty Castle where we stop for a photo shoot and you may even get the opportunity to pretend you are the king of the castle for the day. This is a once in a lifetime experience and it takes 11h from start to finish. Cliffs of Moher are Ireland's most visited, most spectacular and most popular visitor's site. Your trip to Ireland would be truly incomplete without this once in a lifetime opportunity to be mesmerized and enchanted. At the end we return you to you ship with plenty of time before departure.

Blarney Castle

INCLUDED: ENTRY FEE TO BLARNEY (save €12) Kiss the Blarney Stone and receive the 'gift of the gab' for 7 years. Situated on the battlements of Blarney Castle you will have to bend over backwards to kiss the stone! We also visit the Witch's Cave in the castle grounds, and explore the famous Gardens. There will also be plenty of time to indulge in the TAX FREE shopping haven of the Blarney Woolen Mills and craft shop, the largest Irish shop in the world.

The Deserted Valley

We head back to Galway via the Maam Valley, an area of scenic and unsurpassed beauty with the lakes of Connemara which unfold in among the twelve Bens mountains. We then travel back along the coast and Galway Bay through Spiddal, and enjoy magnificent views of the Atlantic Coastline to Galway and Aran Islands.

Charles Fort

We will spend approximately 1 hour at Charles Fort. YOUR ADMISSION IS INCLUDED! Charles Fort is a classic example of a late 17th century star-shaped fort. As one of the largest military installations in the country, Charles Fort has been associated with some well known events in Irish history. From the Fort you will also enjoy spectacular panoramic views of Kinsale Harbour and the West Cork coast.

Kilkenny

Arrive in Kilkenny, once the medieval capital of Ireland back in the 11th century. Situated on the banks of the river Nore, enjoy the picturesque windy and cobblestone streets. Explore the gardens of the famed Norman Castle dating back to the 1100s. Consider going inside and taking a tour of its palatial interior for a small optional fee. You have plenty of time to wander the streets and visit the Black Abbey or possibly see the Cathedral of Saint Canice with its magnificent round tower. With our guaranteed 2hrs stop you shall also have plenty of time for relaxed lunch and maybe try a pint of Kilkenny in Kilkenny. This a magnificent city to enjoy and savor and shall be a highlight of your visit to Ireland.

Day 1: Dublin - Cobh - Blarney -Cork

We depart Dublin 8:20 am, and enjoy a relaxing drive to the midlands of Ireland to County Cork passing through battlefield set of Hollywood's blockbuster movie Braveheart. We make a refreshment stop along the way in the famous Co. Tipperary. Our first stop is Cobh, formerly known as Queenstown, the departure point for 2.5 million Irish people who emigrated to North America, and Australia between 1848 and 1950. It was also famously the final port of call for the RMS Titanic when she set out across the Atlantic on her ill-fated maiden voyage in April of 1912. You will have plenty of time to visit the most impressive St. Coleman's Cathedral on the hill overlooking Cork harbour. Our next stop is a 20 min drive away in Ireland's second city, Cork. Here we have time to visit the English Markets recently visited by Queen Elizabeth II, that offers a wide range of local produce from artisan meats and cheeses and all that is good about Irish fine fare. This is an ideal place to enjoy lunch. The afternoon is spent in Blarney where we visit Blarney Castle and kiss the Blarney stone endowing us with the gift of eloquent speech (gift of the gab) for 7 years. Blarney is also famed for its arts and crafts which can be found in abundance in Blarney Woolen Mills, the world's largest Irish shop. We return to Cork where we spend the night and are spoiled by the vast array of traditional eateries, music and dance venues.

Torc Waterfall

Torc Waterfall is a 18m high waterfall which cascades through the wooded Friers Glenn. We take a stop at this magnificent natural site of beauty. Enjoy a short walk , and maybe even see the red deer which are well known inhabitants of the Killarney national park . The waterfall has a public hiking path that stretches to the top of Torc Mountain.

Day 5: Cork - Cliffs of Moher - Galway

Leaving Cork, our first stop will be a photo of the beautiful Bunratty Castle.Today's emphasis shall be the Wild Atlantic way, visiting CLIFFS OF MOHER, the most popular natural tourist destination in Ireland and most spectacular cliffs in Europe. Rising over 700 ft in height, these cliffs are home to some of natures most majestic birds including puffins, gannets and many more. Doolin, the home of Irish traditional music is our lunch stop before continuing onwards to explore the Burren, a lunar landscape dating back 300 million years with unique features like underground rivers and waterfalls. Our journey takes us along the West Coast of Clare, and Galway Bay with fabulous vistas of the Aran Islands before stopping at Corcomroe Abbey one of Ireland's finest examples of the Island of Saints and Scholars. We overnight in Galway known as the city of the tribes and Ireland's cultural capital, with a vast array of fine seafood eateries, and home to an endless selection of traditional Irish music venues. Galway was also once home of Christopher Columbus, the famous explorer.

Day 8: Killarney - Dublin - London

This morning consider an enjoyable Horse led ride through the National Park on the world famous Jaunting Cars (optional). Then you'll 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. 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? ;) We continue through the Golden Vale - the finest agricultural land with its rolling fields and pastures. We return to Dublin Full of wisdom and knowledge that our beautiful country has to offer, and leave the Emerald Isle with heavy hearts. Your loyal Paddywagon coach will make its way through the valleys of England and bring you back safely to London. As we part ways at London Kilburn tube station, we leave you with memories to last a lifetime.

Day 1: London - Dublin

Today we meet at Kilburn Tube station, home of London's Irish community. at 6:30 am. We will make our way North through the midlands of England, and continue along the North Coast of Wales for our ferry across the Irish sea from Holyhead to Dublin. Enjoy the cross over the Irish sea with your fellow travelers and get ready for the best adventure of your life! In the evening we arrive to Dublin after which we will take you to your accommodation and leave you to rest for the evening.

Dunluce Castle - Photo Stop

We arrive at one of the most dramatic castle ruins in the world for a photo-stop, prepare to be amazed at the way this old castle hangs over the edge of the cliffs. Part of the Dunluce Castle fell into the sea in the 1600's, and some servants died in the tragedy. Since that time, it is believed to be haunted by the unfortunate servants. Take some impressive photos before we leave the coast and make our way to Belfast.

Day 3: St. Patrick's day

Today we will celebrate in style as we head out to the streets of Dublin to join thousands of people for the incredible St. Patrick's day parade in the city center. Equipped with the knowledge and wisdom that your Celtic warrior has bestowed upon you, we march the streets of Dublin and sample many of its festive activities. To make this a truly memorable experience, we finish off our festivities with the legendary Paddywagon St. Patrick's day party! This is something you truly cannot miss!

Day 4: Dublin to London

We cross the Irish Sea and make our way to London after a fun-filled weekend in Dublin! We will enjoy the scenery of North Wales and the midlands of England! We should be back in London by 6pm approx!

Inch Beach

Inch Beach is one of the most famous beaches in Ireland, and stretches for 3 miles facing the Atlantic ocean and is renowned as a surfing and fishing location. Its golden sands became well known on the big screen as it has featured in many movies, most notably Ryan's Daughter and Playboy of Western World which was entirely filmed along its shoreline.

Bunratty Castle Photo Stop

We stop at the village of Bunratty, with the opportunity to take photos of Bunratty Castle, famed for its medieval banquets. There will also be a chance to visit the nearby Woolen Mills store, or for those who prefer, you can get a snack or maybe even a pint of Guinness in "Durty Nelly's" - a famous traditional country pub. We then depart from Bunratty and make our way back to Dublin!

Belfast

On our way home we take a panoramic tour of Belfast city, with your guide pointing out some of the highlights of this great city. We will stop near the City Hall for one hour, so you can enjoy some free time in the city centre. Please note: This is a brief visit to Belfast for those who may not have another opportunity to visit, we also offer a full Day Tour to Belfast from Dublin. The Belfast tour spends the entire day exploring Belfast in more detail, and is recommended for those who wish to see more of the city and be immersed in the history and politics of the northern capital.

Glorious Cobh

Our last stop before boarding the ship, Cobh is famed as the final departure point for the Titanic. Built on a side of the hill, time permitting, we visit the St. Coleman's Cathedral one of the most magnificent Cathedrals in the country. Time permitting, those on ships with late departures will have time to visit the Titanic experience 100m from where the ships dock.

Itinerary for Seven Seas Voyager (arriving on August 22nd 2014)

********Departure from Dublin Cruise Ship Terminal @07:30 am******** Return to Terminal @18:30 pm******* This morning we collect you at the port and take you on this wonderful excursion to see the most spectacular cliffs in the world. You will be transported in a state of the art Mercedes midi coach with double glazed windows, comfortable seats, the ultimate in luxury travel. Your topnotch Irish driver/ guide will inspire you will songs and stories, laughter and folklore ensuring an amazing experience with memories to last a lifetime. The itinerary for you trip will be as follows: - We drive through the midlands of Ireland, and around by Galway Bay where we have a wonderful photo-stop at Dunguaire Castle. - Onward to see how the early monks lived at this rural setting at the enchanting Corcomroe Abbey. -The lunar landscape of the Burren which has existed for more than 300 million years is fun to explore before we head to the mini cliffs, a prelude to the highlight of the day. We sample a very traditional lunch (not included in the price) in Fitzpatrick's bar in the cultural village of Doolin. -After lunch we spend 1,5 h at the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher with its famed O'Brian's tar. We are also afforded the pleasure of the Cliff Edge Experience on a massive 3D screen in the visitor's center, along with ample time for souvenir shopping. -We return to Dublin via Bunratty Castle where we stop for a photo shoot and you may even get the opportunity to pretend you are the king of the castle for the day. This is a once in a lifetime experience and it takes 11h from start to finish. Cliffs of Moher are Ireland's most visited, most spectacular and most popular visitor's site. Your trip to Ireland would be truly incomplete without this once in a lifetime opportunity to be mesmerized and enchanted. At the end we return you to you ship with plenty of time before departure.

Departure

Depart for Dublin via the Golden Vale of County Tipperary, after a great day spent in County Cork! We expect to arrive back at approx 8:30 pm

Arrive back in Belfast

Arrive back in Belfast safe and well in downtown Belfast, your thirst for knowledge quenched and of course you can now say to all your friends that the top attractions in Northern Ireland are now crossed off your list!

Return to Dublin

You take a leisurely drive back to Dublin thought the County of Kildare, and arrive back in the early evening (approx 6 pm) with plenty of time to attend a traditional evening with plenty of songs and stories after an amazing day out.

Return To Cork

We make our way back to Cork City, arriving at 17.30 approx after a great day inspired by the beauty of West Cork.

Day 2: Cork - Burren - Cliffs of Moher - Dublin

We start the day with a drive through the Golden Vale, some of the best farming land in Ireland. We stop in Limerick City to view the River Shannon and get some panoramic shots of King John's Castle. Next we head to the famed Wild Atlantic Way and the rugged coastline of county of Clare. We are dazzled by beautiful beaches, golden sands and dolphins playing in the waves. We explore the Burren, a lunar landscape dating back 300 million years with unique features like underground rivers and waterfalls. 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 4 corners of the globe and in particular Britain, Australia and North America. Doolin, the home of Irish traditional music is our lunch stop where we get a chance to sample some home-made traditional Irish dishes. Then it's the Irish crown jewels, THE CLIFFS OF MOHER, the most popular natural tourist destination in Ireland and most spectacular cliffs in Europe. Rising over 700 ft in height, these cliffs are home to some of natures most majestic birds including puffins, gannets and many more. Our last stop is Bunratty Castle, where we get an opportunity to take some photos of the castle before making our way back to Dublin and concluding a marvelous tour later in the evening (approx 7:30 pm).

Tour finishes in Cork City Centre

Tour finishes in Cork City Centre, you will have enjoyed a great tour with a great group of fellow international travelers. Slainte/to your health!

Return to Cork

We relax as we make our way over the Cork and Kerry mountains back to the rebel city at approx 7 pm after a fun-filled, inspired and most memorable day at the Ring of Kerry.

Arrive back in Dublin City Center

Arrive back in Dublin city center with your thirst for knowledge quenched after a fun and relaxing day out in the west of Ireland. We arrive into the city center at 8 pm approx - in plenty of time to enjoy an evening meal and a night of fun and entertainment.

Galway

We arrive in Galway, known as the city of tribes and once home to Christopher Columbus. The city is Ireland's traditional capital and home to some of our finest traditional musicians. Our 2 hrs stop allows us to take a FREE walking tour to explore the city or enjoy it at your own leisure. Explore highlights like the Spanish Arch, St. Nicholas Cathedral, the colorful Shop Street where or maybe even sample some world famous Galway Bay oysters. We return to Dublin late in the evening after enjoying a great day out.

Day 6: Galway - Connemara - Dublin

We depart Galway and visit Maam's Cross and the Maam Valley, ravaged by the famine of 1845. this area evokes memories of the saddest time in Irish history when more than a million people died of starvation along our Western shores. Onwards then to Leenane famed in the Richard Harris blockbuster film The Field. Aasleagh Falls are spectacular and a landscape photographer's dream. We stop for some photos along with a walk along Ireland's only fjord, Killary Harbour. Our lunch stop today is the charming village of Cong, famed by John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara in the film Quiet Man. The village is home to Ashford castle, a regular haunt of the rich and famous and a wedding venue for a host of international stars. We have time to visit Cong Abbey before heading off on our short journey through the midlands back to Dublin inspired by a wonderful 6 day experience around Southern Ireland.

Return To Cruise Ship

If your Cruise Ship is departing late evening, we will drop you back to the Ship at 5pm approx. If your ship is departing slightly earlier, we will adjust the tour as necessary and get you back in ample time for departure.

Day 2: Dublin to Galway

We make our way towards the west of Ireland. We enjoy a great tour of Connemara - the most beautiful wilderness in all of Europe, this is the true rugged beauty of Ireland you have come to see! Experience dramatic mountain scenery that has been the setting for countless Hollywood blockbuster movies. We make our way along the Connemara coastline, along the shore of Galway Bay, making our way towards Galway City. After a lovely day's sightseeing we'll take the short drive into Ireland's most beautiful city - Galway.

Day 4: Dublin

Full of wisdom and knowledge that our beautiful country has to offer and our new fond memories we shall depart our new friends and have memories to last a lifetime.

Wild Atlantic Way

The portion of the Wild Atlantic Way which we visit on this trip goes from Inch beach to Annascaul, and from Camp down to Tralle and Tralle Bay. We enjoy views of Mount Brandon, Ireland second highest mountain and named after our greatest navigator St. Brandon the Voyager, considered one of the people who may have discovered America. This area is also known worldwide for its annual Rose of Tralle contest which each year endeavors to choose the most "Irish" girl. We make our way back to Dublin with a leisurely stop for refreshments in the midlands along the way.

Return to Dublin

We relax as we make our way back to Dublin via the motorway, and expect to return to Dublin at approx 8.30 pm after a fun-filled day!

Itinerary for Delphin (arriving on August 29th 2014)

*******Departure from Dublin Cruise Ship Terminal @06:30 am******* Return to Terminal @16:30 pm******** This morning we collect you at the port and take you on this wonderful excursion to see the most spectacular cliffs in the world. You will be transported in a state of the art Mercedes midi coach with double glazed windows, comfortable seats, the ultimate in luxury travel. Your topnotch Irish driver/ guide will inspire you will songs and stories, laughter and folklore ensuring an amazing experience with memories to last a lifetime. The itinerary for you trip will be as follows: We drive through the midlands of Ireland with a first stop at the magical Bunratty Castle where we stop for a photo shoot and you may even get the opportunity to pretend you are the king of the castle for the day! Onward to the highlight of the day - the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher with its famed O'Brian's tar. We are also afforded the pleasure of the Cliff Edge Experience on a massive 3D screen in the visitor's center, along with ample time for souvenir shopping. We sample a very traditional lunch (not included in the price) in Fitzpatrick's bar in the cultural village of Doolin. The lunar landscape of the Burren which has existed for more than 300 million years is fun to explore before we head back to Dublin where we will return you to your ship with plenty of time before departure. Cliffs of Moher are Ireland's most visited, most spectacular and most popular visitor's site. Your trip to Ireland would be truly incomplete without this once in a lifetime opportunity to be mesmerized and enchanted.

8.30am Depart Limerick

We leave Limerick City behind and travel via the charming village of Adare down through the mountains to County Kerry.

KIllarney

Regularly voted the most beautiful town in Ireland, Killarney is the gateway to both Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsula. Nestled in the valley beneath Ireland's highest mountain range, and surrounded by lakes Killarney boasts some of the most beautiful scenery in Ireland. Lined with lovely shops, pubs and traditional arts and crafts stores, this true gem is a must see for every traveler who visits our motherland.

Inch Beach

Inch Beach is one of the most famous beaches in Ireland, and stretches for 3 miles facing the Atlantic ocean and is renowned as a surfing and fishing location. Its golden sands became well known on the big screen as it has featured in many movies, most notably Ryan's Daughter and Playboy of Western World which was entirely filmed along its shoreline.

Slea Head

Slea Head drive is considered by many photographic magazines as the most beautiful peninsula in the world, and was recently voted the number one area for dramatic shots. The road winds around through Gaelic speaking Corca Dhuibhne beginning at Ventry beach passing by the 4000 year old beehive huts and onwards to Dunquin with amazing views of the great Blasket Island and the Sleeping Giant. The peninsula has fabulous beaches in Coonenoole and Clogherhead where the film Far and Away was shot. We drive through the beautiful village of Ballyferriter.

Return to Limerick

Following a chance to grab refreshments, we make our way back to Limerick, arriving at approximately 7.30pm depending on traffic, after a fun day on the Dingle Penninsula.

Killorglin

Pass through Killorglin, the home of the ancient Celtic festival Puck Fair. Dating back to 1613., this is one of the oldest festivals in the world where a goat is crowned king of the village and placed on a pedestal for 3 day in August each year. People come from far and wide to pay homage to the king goat and enjoy the festivities of street stalls, music, and much more. This section of the tour takes you along part of the famous "Ring of Kerry" driving route.

Depart Dublin

Depart Dublin's fair city and It's onwards to the North of Ireland. A wonderful tour lies ahead, with a short 2 hour drive to Belfast on the brand new 'Peace Highway'. The drive up will be broken up by an interesting and lovely little stop at Monasterboice!

Dingle Bay

We enjoy a scenic drive along some parts of the famous Dingle Peninsula. We stop for photos en route with amazing views of Dingle Bay, Skellig rocks, Inch beach. . This ideal setting is perfect for panoramic photographs admits the Wild Atlantic Way.

Monasterboice

After stories en route we'll take a drive off the highway and down the much less beaten path to visit the haunting ruins of Monasterboice. See a real 10th century round tower and learn how our ancestors took refuge from the Vikings. Touch the most beautiful Celtic crosses in Ireland, hand-carved by monks before power-tools in the 9th century.

Waterville

Picturesque little village overlooking Ballinskelligs Bay with its own beautiful beach, famed by the Skellig Rocks with their early Christian monastery. A regular visitor, Charlie Chaplin loved Waterville and hence the statue in his honor, unveiled in 1998. It is also home to one of Ireland's finest golf clubs and most famed footballer Mick O'Dwyer and Mick O'Connell.

Sneem

We take a stop in the charming village of Sneem. This is one of Ireland's most colorful and charming villages. With two squares and a beautiful bridge in the middle of the village, this is where the River Sneem meets the currents of Kenmare Bay. It was also the regular holiday choice or Charles de Gaulle.

Belfast

Arrive in lovely Belfast where we have 2 HOURS FREE-TIME. Consider an optional world famous Black Taxi tour of the Falls and Shankill Roads along with murals of troubled times and also the peace wall. Highly recommended by Lonely Planet and all the leading guidebooks... and Paddywagon! OR Take the free time for lunch and shopping time in Belfast bustling downtown shopping area. Excellent shops, much cheaper than Dublin! Use your free time to explore this magical city. Visit the Crown Liquor Saloon, the Grand Opera House or check out Belfast's own leaning tower “Albert Clock” Loads of time for a tasty and traditional Ulster lunch !

Killarney National Park

One of the most beautiful and admired national parks in the world, Killarney national park was the first of its kind established in Ireland in 1932. With magnificent views of the Lakes of Killarney and Black Valley, the park gives you an opportunity to enjoy a walk in this amazing landscape and spend time strolling along the lakes.

The Titanic Experience

ENTRY INCLUDED FOR THE TITANIC EXPERIENCE (value €15) Depart city center and drive to the docks to visit Belfast's Number 1 attraction, the Titanic Experience! We take you on an amazing journey, from her conception in Belfast in the early 1900's, through her construction and launch, and her infamous maiden voyage and catastrophic demise. This is one of the world's most famous visitor attractions.

Torc Waterfall

Torc Waterfall is a 18m high waterfall which cascades through the wooded Friers Glenn. We take a stop at this magnificent natural site of beauty. Enjoy a short walk , and maybe even see the red deer which are well known inhabitants of the Killarney national park . The waterfall has a public hiking path that stretches to the top of Torc Mountain.

Depart Belfast (back in Dublin 18.30 approx)

Meet bus and depart Belfast for Dublin. After crossing the border we'll drive through the rolling countryside of County Louth. We'll make a comfort stop en-route if you guys require it, then it's a pleasant short drive back to Dublin where we will drop you off at our central Dublin pick-up/drop-off points. This tour will quench your thirst for knowledge. It's a great, fun, informative, and value-for-money big day out to Belfast. Go neiri an mbothar leat - may the road rise to meet you

Itinerary for passengers on cruise ships that arrive to Cobh Port at 06:30 am , and leave Port at 18:00 pm

*******Departure from Cobh Cruise Ship Terminal @07:30 am******* Return to Terminal @ 16:30 pm******* Highlights of the world famous amazing Ring of Kerry tour: Departing the boat we head west to what is considered one of the most amazing and scenic landscaped on the planet. Our first stop is in the enchanting colorful and picturesque town of Kenmare. Truly a picture postcard setting we get an initial taste of the true beauty that is Ireland. Our next stop is Molls Gap with fantastic vistas of the McGillycuddy reeks , the highest mountain range in Ireland with its glacial lakes and true rugged beauty. Onward to Leprechaun Crossing,w here if we don't blink we might catch a glimpse of one of these fabled characters with their crock of gold. Killarney National Park and the Lakes of Killarney are majestic and a true highlight of the Ring of Kerry. We then spend some time by Turc Waterfalls with its crystal cascades and babbling brooks. Then it's time to relax and enjoy Muckross house and garden on the banks of the lake with wonderful souvenir shopping and fantastic traditional Irish food and fare. We spend a relaxing couple of hours in the afternoon in Killarney, then heading back to ship having had an amazing experience with memories to last a lifetime.

Itinerary for passengers on cruise ships that arrive to Cobh Port before 09:00 am , and leave Port at 20:00 pm

*******Departure from Cobh Cruise Ship Terminal @09:00 am******* Return to Terminal @18:00 pm******* Highlights of the world famous amazing Ring of Kerry tour: Departing the boat we head west to what is considered one of the most amazing and scenic landscaped on the planet. Our first stop is in the enchanting colorful and picturesque town of Kenmare. Truly a picture postcard setting we get an initial taste of the true beauty that is Ireland. Our next stop is Molls Gap with fantastic vistas of the McGillycuddy reeks , the highest mountain range in Ireland with its glacial lakes and true rugged beauty. Onward to Leprechaun Crossing,w here if we don't blink we might catch a glimpse of one of these fabled characters with their crock of gold. Killarney National Park and the Lakes of Killarney are majestic and a true highlight of the Ring of Kerry. We then spend some time by Turc Waterfalls with its crystal cascades and babbling brooks. Then it's time to relax and enjoy Muckross house and garden on the banks of the lake with wonderful souvenir shopping and fantastic traditional Irish food and fare. We spend a relaxing couple of hours in the afternoon in Killarney, then heading back to ship having had an amazing experience with memories to last a lifetime.

Itinerary for Celebrity Infinity (arriving on July 17th 2014)

*******Departure from Cobh Cruise Ship Terminal @08:00 am******* Return to Terminal @17:00 pm******* Highlights of the world famous amazing Ring of Kerry tour: Departing the boat we head west to what is considered one of the most amazing and scenic landscaped on the planet. Our first stop is in the enchanting colorful and picturesque town of Kenmare. Truly a picture postcard setting we get an initial taste of the true beauty that is Ireland. Our next stop is Molls Gap with fantastic vistas of the McGillycuddy reeks , the highest mountain range in Ireland with its glacial lakes and true rugged beauty. Onward to Leprechaun Crossing,w here if we don't blink we might catch a glimpse of one of these fabled characters with their crock of gold. Killarney National Park and the Lakes of Killarney are majestic and a true highlight of the Ring of Kerry. We then spend some time by Turc Waterfalls with its crystal cascades and babbling brooks. Then it's time to relax and enjoy Muckross house and garden on the banks of the lake with wonderful souvenir shopping and fantastic traditional Irish food and fare. We spend a relaxing couple of hours in the afternoon in Killarney, then heading back to ship having had an amazing experience with memories to last a lifetime.

Itinerary for Aidacara (arriving on August 21st 2014)

*******Departure from Ringaskiddy Cruise Ship Terminal @08:00 am******* Return to Terminal @17:00 pm******* Highlights of the world famous amazing Ring of Kerry tour: Departing the boat we head west to what is considered one of the most amazing and scenic landscaped on the planet. Our first stop is in the enchanting colorful and picturesque town of Kenmare. Truly a picture postcard setting we get an initial taste of the true beauty that is Ireland. Our next stop is Molls Gap with fantastic vistas of the McGillycuddy reeks , the highest mountain range in Ireland with its glacial lakes and true rugged beauty. Onward to Leprechaun Crossing,w here if we don't blink we might catch a glimpse of one of these fabled characters with their crock of gold. Killarney National Park and the Lakes of Killarney are majestic and a true highlight of the Ring of Kerry. We then spend some time by Turc Waterfalls with its crystal cascades and babbling brooks. Then it's time to relax and enjoy Muckross house and garden on the banks of the lake with wonderful souvenir shopping and fantastic traditional Irish food and fare. We spend a relaxing couple of hours in the afternoon in Killarney, then heading back to ship having had an amazing experience with memories to last a lifetime.

Itinerary for Discovery (arriving on May 19th and September 3rd 2014)

*******Departure from Ringaskiddy Cruise Ship Terminal @07:00 am******* Return to Terminal @16:00 pm******* Highlights of the world famous amazing Ring of Kerry tour: Departing the boat we head west to what is considered one of the most amazing and scenic landscaped on the planet. Our first stop is in the enchanting colorful and picturesque town of Kenmare. Truly a picture postcard setting we get an initial taste of the true beauty that is Ireland. Our next stop is Molls Gap with fantastic vistas of the McGillycuddy reeks , the highest mountain range in Ireland with its glacial lakes and true rugged beauty. Onward to Leprechaun Crossing,w here if we don't blink we might catch a glimpse of one of these fabled characters with their crock of gold. Killarney National Park and the Lakes of Killarney are majestic and a true highlight of the Ring of Kerry. We then spend some time by Turc Waterfalls with its crystal cascades and babbling brooks. Then it's time to relax and enjoy Muckross house and garden on the banks of the lake with wonderful souvenir shopping and fantastic traditional Irish food and fare. We spend a relaxing couple of hours in the afternoon in Killarney, then heading back to ship having had an amazing experience with memories to last a lifetime.

Dinner and Show July 13th (Ruby Princess) in Dublin

*******Pick up in port @18:20 pm******* *******Return to port @21:45pm******* Enjoy a spectacular traditional 3 course dinner and dance+music show (all included in the price)! Don't miss out, book now as there is limited capacity!!

Depart Killarney

We meet outside the "Lir" Cafe, situated on "East Avenue" opposite Cineplex at 11:15 am.

Inch Beach

Inch Beach is one of the most famous beaches in Ireland, and stretches for 3 miles facing the Atlantic ocean and is renowned as a surfing and fishing location. Its golden sands became well known on the big screen as it has featured in many movies, most notably Ryan's Daughter and Playboy of Western World which was entirely filmed along its shoreline.

Slea-Head

Slea Head drive is considered by many photographic magazines as the most beautiful peninsula in the world, and was recently voted the number one area for dramatic shots. The road winds around through Gaelic speaking Corca Dhuibhne beginning at Ventry beach passing by the 4000 year old beehive huts and onwards to Dunquin with amazing views of the great Blasket Island and the Sleeping Giant. The peninsula has fabulous beaches in Coonenoole and Clogherhead where the film Far and Away was shot. We drive through the beautiful village of Ballyferriter.

8am Check In At Cork Bridge St Tourism Office

We depart Cork and enjoy a scenic drive across the beautiful golden vale of Cork, to historic Limerick city. This city is the setting for blockbuster novel and movie Angela's Ashes, and is also the home of the Munster rugby team. We will view King John's Castle and River Shannon. We continue via County Clare to the west coast of Ireland.

Dingle Village

Charming Gaelic speaking fishing village famed in many films like Far and Away and Ryan's Daughter, Dingle is celebrated for having most pubs in Ireland for a town of its size, 52 pubs and 2000 people. We cannot forget Dingle's most famous resident, Fungi the Dolphin.

Cliffs of Moher

We spend 1.5 hours at the Cliffs of Moher - one of the world's greatest natural attractions. These cliffs stand 1/3 the size of the Empire State Building and have large populations of puffins and gannets. You can enjoy a hike or a relaxed walk, while gazing in amazement at this geological and natural beauty. The Cliffs of Moher also have shops and restaurants, anything from snacks and souvenirs available in plenty. Visitor charges at the Cliffs are included in the tour price saving you €6. You will also receive a complimentary ticket to the award winning Atlantic Edge exhibition that examines all aspects of the mighty Cliffs of Moher.

Day 1: London-To Dublin

We meet outside the tube station at 8.30am in Kilburn, home of London's Irish community. We will make our way North through the midlands of England, and have a short stop at Birmingham. We then continue to Chester, on the border of England and Wales. Enjoy a visit to historic Chester, walking along the City Walls, the most complete medieval walls in Britain. Enjoy exploring this charming town. We will then continue along the North Coast of Wales, for our evening ferry across the Irish sea from Holyhead to Dublin. Enjoy a relaxed trip on Stena Line's state of the art Superferry as we make the short crossing over the Irish Sea in style. (passengers can also join the tour in Birmingham, Chester or Holyhead if living nearer to any of these stops)

Doolin

We depart from the Cliffs of Moher for a stop in Doolin, a lovely village where you may wish to enjoy a traditional Irish pub lunch (optional), maybe a seafood chowder with a pint of the local Doolineer pint (optional). On the way we will have superb views of the Atlantic coast and the Aran Islands.

Day 2: Dublin - Guinness Storehouse - Kerry

We begin today with a great sightseeing tour of Dublin! We visit the Guinness Storehouse where we enjoy a pint of Guinness! Slainte! (Good Health!) We continue through Ireland to the South West, where we overnight in scenic county Kerry!

The Burren

We depart Doolin and visit one of the most unusual limestone surfaces anywhere - the Burren, a lunar landscape dating back 300 million years with unique features such as underground lakes and waterfalls. If it's the right season you may see one of the 26 different types of orchids that grow here right on beautiful Galway Bay. We take time to stroll on this rugged surface and understand how Neil Armstrong felt when he set foot on the moon in August 1969. The tour continues with a coastal drive along Galway Bay.

Day 3: Kerry -Blarney - Cliffs of Moher - Galway

This morning consider an enjoyable Horse led ride through the National Park on the world famous Jaunting Cars (optional). Then you'll 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 isnt 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 of 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? ;) This afternoon you will have the wild atlantic ocean by your side as we head to 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 horros of the reat Potato Famine of 1845-49, sending over a million of our ancestors to the 4 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'. SAVE a whopping €6 entry fee! We are the ONLY tour company in Ireland to include the amazing Atlantic Edge Exhibition ATLANTIC EDGE is the exciting interpretive centre at the Cliffs of Moher New Visitor Experience. Housed at the centre of the underground building a huge domed cave contains images, exhibits, displays & experiences that will delight young and old alike. Visitors enter via a viewing ramp which provides access for all to the main dome. You will walk on water as you enter and follow the birds feet from there. We'll cross the River Shannon in historic Limerick, the setting for Frank McCourts blockbuster book - Angelas Ashes. Overnight in Galway, our Tour-Guides favourite stop because of the huge amount of activities on offer - traditional music, great restaurants, loads of dancing,and a great atmosphere! Enjoy the nightlife and try singing a few of the many songs your guide will have taught you on board the Paddywagon today

Photo stop at Bunratty Castle

We stop at Bunratty Castle, for a photo stop and a chance to grab a coffee and refresh yourself. You can easily imagine Norman knights, Gaelic warriors, and jousting chieftains at this hallowed spot.

Day 4: Galway - London

We depart Galway after breakfast and make our way through the midlands of ireland to Dublin Port! We join the afternoon ferry back to Wales. A comfortable drive down south through England will have us back in London late monday evening. We will stop at Chester and Birmingham on the way for anyone wishing to leave us en-route!

Return to Cork

We leave Bunratty Castle for a pleasant drive back to Cork, passing through the rolling hills of the "Golden Vale". We arrive in Cork approx 7 pm inspired and mesmerized by our great day our on the Wild Atlantic Way. We hope you will have memories of the beautiful west coast to cherish forever.

Day 1: London-To Dublin

We meet outside the tube station at 8.30am in Kilburn, home of London's Irish community. We will make our way North through the midlands of England, and have a short stop at Birmingham. We then continue to Chester, on the border of England and Wales. Enjoy a visit to historic Chester, walking along the City Walls, the most complete medieval walls in Britain. Enjoy exploring this charming town. We will then continue along the North Coast of Wales, for our evening ferry across the Irish sea from Holyhead to Dublin. Enjoy a relaxed trip on Stena Line's state of the art Superferry as we make the short crossing over the Irish Sea in style. (passengers can also join the tour in Birmingham, Chester or Holyhead if living nearer to any of these stops)

Day 2: Dublin to Belfast

Day 2: 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 regard 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 3: Belfast to Historic Derry

Day 3: 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 Giants Causeway! Ulsters #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 of our cousins the pesky Scots. This is the story we much prefer by the way! Youll 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 4: Derry to Galway

Day 4: 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 Irelands North West Coast. Stop at Knock, Catholic Irelands vast pilgrimage site. Tonight youll overnight in Galway, Irelands 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 5: Galway to Dingle

Day 5: 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 horros of the reat Potato Famine of 1845-49, sending over a million of our ancestors to the 4 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 McCourts blockbuster book - Angelas Ashes. Tonight youll 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 6: Dingle Peninsula to Killarney

Day 6: Dingle Peninsula 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. Youll see Sleeping Giant Island and the famous 3 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 - 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 7: Killarney to Cork

Day 7: Killarney to Cork 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. Kissing the Blarney stone isnt 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? ;) We will continue to Cork City where we will enjoy a night in this cosmopolitan City on the banks of the River Lee!

Day 1: Dublin - Ring Kerry - Killarney

We depart Dublin and travel through the midlands of Ireland to the beautiful heritage town of Adare with its fabulous thatched cottages, renowned for being regularly voted Ireland's tidiest town. Next it's off on our journey around the Ring of Kerry that combines emerald pastures and villages with jaw dropping views of cliffs, mountains and ancient pagan forts. Highlights include vistas of the Skellig rocks, and the beautiful town of Waterville once home of the legendary Charlie Chaplin. After lunch we find ourselves in the homeland of Daniel O'Connell, known as the father of the nation and the man who brought Catholic emancipation to Ireland in the early 1800s. Our afternoon is packed with many highlights including Moll's Gap, Ladies View, Leprechaun Crossing, Killarney National Park, Lakes of Killarney, Torc Waterfall, and much more. Overnight in Killarney, charming town knows for great Irish music, food, dancing and nightlife.

Day 2: Killarney - Dingle - Dublin

Today we embark on the world famous Dingle Peninsula. The day begins with a horse and cart ride through Killarney National Park (optional) or horseback ride through the park for the energetic and adventurous (optional). We take a drive to Dingle, a charming Gaelic speaking fishing village. Famed in many films like Far and Away and Ryan's Daughter, Dingle is celebrated for having most pubs in Ireland for a town of its size, 52 pubs and 2000 people. We cannot forget Dingle's most famous resident, Fungi the Dolphin who we shall time to visit in the early afternoon. Then it's off on a wonderful pleasant drive around Slea Head with amazing views of Sleeping Giant Island, the Blasket Islands, and Beehive Huts dating back to 2000 B.C. Regarded as the most beautiful Peninsula in the world by many photographic magazines, Slea Head has some of Ireland's most fabulous beaches and is definitely the highlight of Ireland's famed Wild Atlantic Way. This area is completely Gaelic speaking, and you may even get to hear some of the locals converse in this ancient language. Then it's back to Dingle where there is ample time for shopping in traditional arts and crafts stores, and some refreshments in one of the many colorful pubs with local musicians playing some mystic tunes. Our last stop is the famous Inch Beach, Ireland's longest beach that stretches from Dingle Peninsula to the Ring of Kerry. We arrive back to Dublin late in the evening.

Day 4: Killarney - Blarney - Cobh -Cork

Our day begins by crossing the Cork and Kerry mountains and heading for the world renowned Blarney Castle. Here we spend plenty of time (2h) visiting the Castle, and kissing the Blarney Stone endowing us with the gift of eloquent speech (gift of the gab) for 7 years. Surrounded by beautiful and majestic gardens, we may also take the time to visit the Blarney Woolen mills, the world's largest Irish shop. Our next stop is Cork, Ireland's second largest city and home of the magnificent English Markets which were recently visited by Queen Elizabeth herself. Here you can sample a wide array of Irish local produce from artisan meats to excellent cheeses, the English Markets are home to some of the best and most diverse produce to be found on the island. Your guide shall point out some of the city's highlights including Patrick Street, and the beautiful River Lee before heading off to Cobh (Queenstown) which was the last departure port of RMS Titanic. We hear stories of millions of Irish people that emigrated between the 1840. -1950., especially during the desolate and very sad times of the Irish famine. We see the Titanic monument in the town center, and visit the impressive St. Coleman's Cathedral. Finally we spend the night in Cork, and enjoy a great night out where you may sample the local Murphy's stout.

Depart Cork

At 9.30am meet your guide at Bridge Street Tourist Office. This office is located near St Patrick's Bridge and St Patrick's Quay in the heart of Cork city!

Day 5: Cork - Cliffs of Moher - Galway

Leaving Cork, our first stop will be a photo of the beautiful Bunratty Castle.Today's emphasis shall be the Wild Atlantic way, visiting CLIFFS OF MOHER, the most popular natural tourist destination in Ireland and most spectacular cliffs in Europe. Rising over 700 ft in height, these cliffs are home to some of natures most majestic birds including puffins, gannets and many more. Doolin, the home of Irish traditional music is our lunch stop before continuing onwards to explore the Burren, a lunar landscape dating back 300 million years with unique features like underground rivers and waterfalls. Our journey takes us along the West Coast of Clare, and Galway Bay with fabulous vistas of the Aran Islands before stopping at Corcomroe Abbey one of Ireland's finest examples of the Island of Saints and Scholars. We overnight in Galway known as the city of the tribes and Ireland's cultural capital, with a vast array of fine seafood eateries, and home to an endless selection of traditional Irish music venues. Galway was also once home of Christopher Columbus, the famous explorer.

Rock of Cashel

ADMISSION TO ROCK OF CASHEL INCLUDED! The Rock of Cashel is famed as the seat of the high kings of Munster and the clan of McCarthy. Recently visited by Queen Elizabeth on her trip to Ireland, it is here at the Rock of Cashel that St. Patrick baptized the last king of Munster and converted many of the pagans to Christianity. Sitting on top of a hill, the Rock of Cashel is truly spectacular and can be seen from afar as once approaches the metropolis of Cashel.

Day 6: Galway - Derry

After a great night in Galway, our first stop today is the charming village of Cong famed by John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara in the film the Quiet Man. The village is home to Ashford Castle a regular haunt for the rich and famous and wedding venue for a host of international stars. We have time to visit Cong Abbey before heading off through parts of Connemara to the Museum of Country Life. Here we are introduced to the Irish way of life that has existed in this rugged and beautiful part of country since 1800s. Our lunch stop today shall be Ireland's premier surf venue and beach at Strandhill, County Sligo. We watch some of Ireland's finest breakers roll against our Atlantic shores before heading off through the poetic heartland of Ireland, W.B. Yeat's country. We visit his final resting place in Drumcliff Abbey, and admire the beautiful Benbulben referenced in many of his poems. Our final stop of the day is a blast from the past, at the portal tomb of Creevykeel dating back to the pagan years in Ireland that gives us an insight to our earliest inhabitants from the stone age and their rituals and burial ceremonies. Our overnight tonight is in the 2013 European city of culture, the most historic city of Derry.

Kilkenny

Arrive in Kilkenny, once the medieval capital of Ireland back in the 11th century. Situated on the banks of the river Nore, enjoy the picturesque windy and cobblestone streets. Explore the gardens of the famed Norman Castle dating back to the 1100s. Consider going inside and taking a tour of its palatial interior for a small optional fee. You have plenty of time to wander the streets and visit the Black Abbey or possibly see the Cathedral of Saint Canice with its magnificent round tower. With our guaranteed 2hrs stop you shall also have plenty of time for relaxed lunch and maybe try a pint of Kilkenny in Kilkenny. This a magnificent city to enjoy and savor and shall be a highlight of your visit to Ireland.

Day 7: Derry - Donegal - Belfast or Derry

Begin today with an excellent in-depth walking tour of Derry's walls (1613.) and the well known Bogside district famed in the U2 song "Bloody Sunday" after the tragic events of January 1971. Onwards to Grianan of Aileach a hilltop fort, 3000 years old with panoramic views of 5 of the counties of Ulster and legendary stories from every era of Irish history. Glenveagh National Park, Ireland's premier National Park is our afternoon destination. Here we take the opportunity to enjoy nature with lakeside walks and a visit to Glenveagh Castle. Then it's onwards to Northern Ireland's capital, Belfast or Derry (depending on availability) where we spend the night.

Scenic coastal drive to Cork

On our way back to Cork we drive along the coastal route passing through beautiful villages on the South-East and taking a stop in the seaside town of Youghal. It was here that Sir Walter Rally introduced potato to Ireland in the 1500s, ironically this introduction was to prove detrimental 300 years later in the event of Great Potato Famine. Along the way we pass through some of Ireland's best known cheese making areas in Kilmeaden.

Day 8: Belfast or Derry - Giant's Causeway - Belfast

Today we cruise the beautiful North Antrim Coast. We initially visit the Dark Hedges, famed by the Game of Thrones along with views of Ballintoy Harbour. Our next stop is the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge (seasonal, cross at your own risk by making a small charitable donation to the National Trust, the UK registered charity that maintains the Bridge), once a bridge used by the salmon fisherman to net their catches today it is hugely popular with international travelers and sightseers. We continue along the coastal route, with fantastic views and photo opportunities of Whitepark Bay. Next it's Northern Ireland's highlight the Giant's Causeway with its 37,000 basalt columns who's tops form stepping stones leading from Ireland to Scotland and famed in the legend of Fionn MacCool. We end the day with a photo-stop at Dunluce castle, once a stronghold of the McDonald clan of Scotland before returning to Belfast for our final night of the tour.

Return To Cork

We aim to arrive back in Cork at 6pm approx after a great day tour inspired by the beauty of Rock of Cashel, Kilkenny and our South coast.

Day 9: Belfast - Dublin

We begin the day with Belfast's number 1 visitor attraction, the Titanic Experience. Here we learn all about the ill-fated ship, from how she was built, to the people who built her, and the complete story from her inception to her tragic demise. After this wonderful experience, we take a city tour of the highlights of Belfast including City Hall, Queen's University, Botanic Gardens and much more. You will have plenty of time for lunch, shopping and/or a Black Taxi tour of the political murals and of course the Peace Walls which divide the Catholic Republicans from the Protestant Loyalist communities. Then it's off to Dublin where we stop en-route at Monasterboice to view the Celtic crosses and Round Towers of this early Christian site. This tour drops at Dublin airport at approx 4pm and city center at approx 4:30 pm.

Depart Dublin City

We begin with an introduction to Dublin City as we leave the City behind and head south towards the Wicklow Mountains. Meet your fellow travellers for a great afternoon trip to the "Garden of Ireland." As we leave the City we will enjoy a drive along Dublin Bay through the seaside suburb of Sandymount.

Day 1: Dublin - Connemara - Galway

To begin our amazing experience we depart Dublin and make our way to the West of Ireland and tour beautiful Connemara. On our way across the midlands of Ireland, we take a comfort stop for refreshments before arriving in the enchanting village of Cong. Famed by John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara in the film Quiet Man, the village is home to Ashford castle, a regular haunt of the rich and famous and a wedding venue for a host of international stars. We have time to visit Cong Abbey before continuing our journey through the wilderness of Connemara. We enjoy the unique landscape, beautiful lakes, valleys and mountain scenery. Gaelic speaking, this area still maintains many of Ireland's traditional ways, however it was deserted during the dreadful famine times of 1845. to 1851. We arrive in Galway mid afternoon to ensure that we get the most out of this cultural city. We have time to explore the Spanish Arch and ramble around colorful shop street with its many street performers, seafood eateries, and quaint Irish bars with wonderful musicians. A great night of real Irish entertainment is always a highlight of Ireland's traditional music capital.

Arrive in beautiful Glendalough

Glendalough is the scene for the Braveheart Wedding scenes. It really is one of the most beautiful visitor sights in all of Ireland. It's renowned for it's magnificent scenery and is full of a rich and varied heritage in terms of history and archaeology. You will have 1.5 hours to explore the deep valley with its ruined Monastic City and even take the easy 1 mile hike through the woods to the magnificent Upper Lake, be sure to bring your camera! A real 'kodak moment'.

Day 2: Galway - Sligo - Derry

After a great night in Galway, our first stop today is the charming village of Cong famed by John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara in the film the Quiet Man. The village is home to Ashford Castle a regular haunt for the rich and famous and wedding venue for a host of international stars. We have time to visit Cong Abbey before heading off through parts of Connemara to the Museum of Country Life. Here we are introduced to the Irish way of life that has existed in this rugged and beautiful part of country since 1800s. Our lunch stop today shall be Ireland's premier surf venue and beach at Strandhill, County Sligo. We watch some of Ireland's finest breakers roll against our Atlantic shores before heading off through the poetic heartland of Ireland, W.B. Yeat's country. We visit his final resting place in Drumcliff Abbey, and admire the beautiful Benbulben referenced in many of his poems. Our final stop of the day is a blast from the past, at the portal tomb of Creevykeel dating back to the pagan years in Ireland that gives us an insight to our earliest inhabitants from the stone age and their rituals and burial ceremonies. Our overnight tonight is in the 2013 European city of culture, the most historic city of Derry.

Travel through a real life movie set!

If youre a fan of the Hollywood Blockbusters 'PS I Love You' and 'Braveheart' then you will now officially be on the set! You'll totally understand why Mel Gibson (an Irish passport holder!) chose the Wicklow mountains to be the Highlands of Scotland and Glendalough to be the spot for the wedding scene. And then of course there are all the romantic scenes from 'PS I Love You', this is where Hilary Swank met Gerard Butler for the first time. How romantic!

10:30 DAILY Depart Limerick Tourist Office

We leave historic Limerick City, and en-route we will view King Johns Castle and the river Shannon. We continue via County Clare to the west coast of Ireland.

Day 3: Derry - Donegal - Belfast

Begin today with an excellent in-depth walking tour of Derry's walls (1613.) and the well known Bogside district famed in the U2 song "Bloody Sunday" after the tragic events of January 1971. Onwards to Grianan of Aileach a hilltop fort, 3000 years old with panoramic views of 5 of the counties of Ulster and legendary stories from every era of Irish history. Glenveagh National Park, Ireland's premier National Park is our afternoon destination. Here we take the opportunity to enjoy nature with lakeside walks and a visit to Glenveagh Castle. Then it's onwards to Northern Ireland's capital, Belfast where we overnight for 2 nights.

Panoramic Drive through the Wicklow Mountains

We will continue through the heart of Wicklow through the Sally Gap, enjoying photo stops at some of the most amazing viewpoints in Ireland. We travel through typical countryside and boglands as we make our way back to Dublin

Cliffs Of Moher

We spend 1.5 hours at the Cliffs of Moher - one of the world's greatest natural attractions. The cliffs stand 1/3 the size of the Empire State Building and have large populations of puffins and gannets. You can enjoy a hike or a relaxed walk, while gazing in amazement at this geological and natural beauty. The Cliffs of Moher also have shops and restaurants, anything from snacks and souvenirs available in plenty. Visitor charges at the Cliffs are included in the tour price saving you €6. You will also receive a complimentary ticket to the award winning Atlantic Edge exhibition that examines all aspects of the mighty Cliffs of Moher.

Day 4: Derry - Giants Causeway - Belfast

Today we cruise the beautiful North Antrim Coast. We initially visit the Dark Hedges, famed by the Game of Thrones along with views of Ballintoy Harbour. Our next stop is the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge (seasonal, cross at your own risk by making a small charitable donation to the National Trust, the UK registered charity that maintains the Bridge), once a bridge used by the salmon fisherman to net their catches today it is hugely popular with international travelers and sightseers. We continue along the coastal route, with fantastic views and photo opportunities of Whitepark Bay. Next it's Northern Ireland's highlight the Giant's Causeway with its 37,000 basalt columns who's tops form stepping stones leading from Ireland to Scotland and famed in the legend of Fionn MacCool. We end the day with a photo-stop at Dunluce castle, once a stronghold of the McDonald clan of Scotland before returning to Belfast for our final night of the tour.

5pm approx: Arrive back in Dublin's Fair City

We drop you back in Dublin City Centre in time to enjoy your evening! Why not come on the Paddywagon to the Taylor's Three Rock Irish Night!

Doolin

We depart from the Cliffs of Moher for a stop in Doolin, a lovely village where you may wish to enjoy a traditional Irish pub lunch (optional), maybe a seafood chowder with a pint of the local Doolineer pint (optional). On the way we will have superb views of the Atlantic coast and the Aran Islands.

Day 5: Belfast - Dublin

We begin the day with Belfast's number 1 visitor attraction, the Titanic Experience. Here we learn all about the ill-fated ship, from how she was built, to the people who built her, and the complete story from her inception to her tragic demise. After this wonderful experience, we take a city tour of the highlights of Belfast including City Hall, Queen's University, Botanic Gardens and much more. You will have plenty of time for lunch, shopping and/or a Black Taxi tour of the political murals and of course the Peace Walls which divide the Catholic Republicans from the Protestant Loyalist communities. Then it's off to Dublin where we stop en-route at Monasterboice to view the Celtic crosses and Round Towers of this early Christian site. This tour drops at Dublin airport at approx 4pm and city center at approx 4:30 pm.

Burren

We depart Doolin and visit one of the most unusual limestone surfaces anywhere - the Burren, a lunar landscape dating back 300 million years with unique features such as underground lakes and waterfalls. If it's the right season you may see one of the 26 different types of orchids that grow here right on beautiful Galway Bay. We take time to stroll on this rugged surface and understand how Neil Armstrong felt when he set foot on the moon in August 1969. The tour continues with a coastal drive along Galway Bay.

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Bunratty Castle - photo stop

We stop at Bunratty Castle, for the chance to grab a coffee and refresh yourself. You can easily imagine Norman Knights, Gaelic warriors and Jousting Chieftains at this hallowed spot.

Blarney Castle

We stop in the village of Blarney to give you the chance to kiss the Blarney Stone and receive the "gift of the gab" for 7 years. Situated on the battlements of the famed Blarney Castle you shall have to bend over backwards to kiss the stone! You can also visit the witches caves in the castle grounds or maybe you will indulge in the tax free shopping haven of the Blarney Wollen Mills, Ireland's biggest craft shop.

The Fond Farewell

We leave Bunratty Castle for the short return drive to Limerick. The tour finishes at 5pm approx. (Passengers from.UL please note that due to traffic conditions you will be dropped off in the city center)

Cobh

Historic Cobh is situated on the Cork Harbour. Here we hear stories of the millions of Irish people that emigrated from Cobh between 1840 and 1950. Cobh was also known as Queenstown, renamed when Queen Victoria visited. In 1912 it was the last stop of the RMS Titanic. We will see the Titanic monument in the town center and visit the impressive St Coleman's cathedral. The town also has a monument to remember the sinking of the passenger ship Lusitania, during world war 1 in 1915, which happened close to Cork harbor.

Optional: Fota Wildlife Park

Consider jumping off at Ireland's most famous wildlife park. Situated in Carrigtwohill, County Cork this 70 acre wildlife park is home to 50 bird species and 30 mammals. Many if the animals are free to roam and interact with visitors such as squirrel monkeys, and giraffes which allows these animals to live in a more natural environment. Considered one of Ireland's top 10 visitor's attractions, this is a must see for every traveler.

Day 8: Cork City & Cobh

We will have some free time in Cork City in the morning, where we can visit the famed English Markets and enjoy the atmosphere of bustling St Patrick's Street! We will continue to Cobh, the famous town situated on Cork Harbour. This was the town that millions of Irish people emigrated from in the 1800's and 1900's and was last port of call for the ill fated Titanic. Enjoy a relaxing stop in Cobh, and visit St Coleman's Cathedral overlooking the harbour! We will then continue to join our late evening ferry to Wales!

Optional: Jameson Experience Midleton

We also offer the option of dropping you at the Jameson Experience, located in the Old Distillery in Midleton. The distillery was established in the 1700s and has a wonderful visitor's center. Ireland's most popular whiskey, distilled in Ireland's largest whiskey distillery is a must see and a fabulous tour for those interested in the whiskey distilled process and of course not to mention the tasting at the end of the tour. Tickets for Jameson Experience are not included, but can be purchased on the day.

Tour finishes in Cork City Centre

Tour finishes in Cork City Centre, you will have enjoyed a great fun day tour with a great group of fellow international travelers. Slainte/to your health!

Day 1: Dublin - Belfast

Depart Dublin with your fantastic Irish Tour Guide and a host of other international travelers of all ages. We depart at 9 am from Paddys Palace (Dublin Central Hostel on Lower Gardiner Street)/ 9:10 am from O'Connell Street (in front of Savoy cinema)/ 9:20 am from Dublin Tourist Office on Suffolk street (the former church on the south side of town). A wonderful tour lies ahead, with a short 2 hour drive to Belfast on the brand new 'Peace Highway'. The drive up will be broken up by some interesting and lovely little stops. Our first stop are the haunting ruins of Monasterboice. See a real 10th century round tower and learn how our ancestors took refuge from the Vikings. Touch the most beautiful Celtic crosses in Ireland, hand-carved by monks in the 9th century. Arrive in lovely Belfast where we visit Belfast's number 1 attraction - the Titanic Experience (entry included)! We take you on a fascinating journey back in time during which we get to experience Titanic's story. From her conception in Belfast in the early 1900s, through her construction and launch, to her infamous maiden voyage and catastrophic demise. With plenty of free time in Belfast city, we recommend the optional (£8.50) Black Taxi Tour which will take you on a political and historical journey of the city. You will visit the Falls and Shankill Roads, murals and the peace wall, learn the city's troubled history and how Belfast overcame the troubles. This tour comes highly recommended by Lonely Planet. Use the free time to enjoy lunch and shopping in Belfast bustling downtown area. Excellent shopping opportunities as the prices are much lower than Dublin! We also recommend a visit to the Crown Liquor Saloon, Grand Opera House, Botanical Gardens, City Hall, Queen's University, and Belfast's own leaning tower - Albert Clock. We will overnight in Belfast's historic city location, the University quarter with a vast array of bars, music venues and fantastic eateries to suit all budgets.

Day 1: Dublin - Belfast

We depart Dublin 10 am and embark on our adventure. We cross the green lands over to Monasterboice where we stop to explore this ancient center of religion and learning dating back to 5th century. We continue our drive to Belfast city where we take a city tour and visit all of city's highlights such as Queen's University, Botanic Gardens, City Hall, Peace wall, Political murals, and much more. We leave you for the rest of the day to enjoy free time in the city, and visit the beautiful Christmas market and of course a pub or two!

Day 1: Dublin - Connemara - Galway

To begin our amazing experience we depart Dublin and make our way to the West of Ireland and tour beautiful Connemara. On our way across the midlands of Ireland, we take a comfort stop for refreshments before arriving in the enchanting village of Cong. Famed by John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara in the film Quiet Man, the village is home to Ashford castle, a regular haunt of the rich and famous and a wedding venue for a host of international stars. We have time to visit Cong Abbey before continuing our journey through the wilderness of Connemara. We enjoy the unique landscape, beautiful lakes, valleys and mountain scenery. Gaelic speaking, this area still maintains many of Ireland's traditional ways, however it was deserted during the dreadful famine times of 1845. to 1851. We arrive in Galway mid afternoon to ensure that we get the most out of this cultural city. We have time to explore the Spanish Arch and ramble around colorful shop street with its many street performers, seafood eateries, and quaint Irish bars with wonderful musicians. A great night of real Irish entertainment is always a highlight of Ireland's traditional music capital.

Day 2: Belfast - Causeway - Dublin

We depart Belfast 10 am, as your loyal Paddywagon coach comes up from Dublin to collect you at your accommodation and take you on another fantastic touring day! We drive through the beautiful County Antrim that takes us to the North Coast of Ulster. Our first stop shall be the Dark Hedges, and the enchanting town of Ballintoy, which is home to the famed Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge and also known as the set of the popular TV series Game of Thrones. Enjoy the mesmerizing views of Scotland and take the exhilarating rope bridge to Carrick-a-Rede island and enjoy a truly clifftop experience (optional/£5.60).This 30-meter deep and 20-meter wide chasm is traversed by a rope bridge, build by salmon fishermen. You can even spot Rathlin Island (four miles off the coast), a huge bird-colony between ourselves and Scotland. Since the 18th century The Giant's Causeway has often been described as 'The Eighth Wonder Of The World' and once you have visited the site you will quickly see why. The area consists of an estimated 40,000 hexagonal basalt columns, which were formed during a volcano eruption 60 million years ago. This is one of the great natural attractions of the world and many believe the Causeway was built by a giant Finn McCool. A brand new ultra-modern visitor center has opened and we include the entrance (worth £8). Visit to the center offers you their unique audio guides with earphones which tells the story of the rock formations as you stand on them. After a magical site like the Giant's Causeway it is hard to believe you can see something as exciting, however we will prove you wrong. Our final stop is Dunluce Castle which to this day still arouses curiosity. The ancestral home of the MacDonnell Clan is rumored to be haunted by spirits of the residents that died under mysterious circumstances. Enjoy the breathtaking views and the mere beauty of this spot before we head back to Dublin. On our way back we take a short refreshment stop. With a wealth of songs, stories, and memories we arrive back in Dublin approx 7:30 pm after the best 2 days you will ever experience touring!

Day 2: Belfast - Derry

Today we continue our journey along the beautiful scenery of Northern Ireland and the road that takes us to one of the world's wonders - Giant's Causeway. Be amazed by this nature's wonder that has been created approx 60 million years ago during volcanic activities. The Irish legends states that a giant created this path in order to escape with his beloved. Our next stop is the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge which leads you to a fisherman's island (crossing is optional). Take a waling tour of Derry and visit the Bloody Sunday murals which were famed by the U2 song. Learn about the troubled past of the city or take a stroll to explore the history and culture, after which a local pub/restaurant is a must do! Tonight we will spend the night in historic Derry.

Day 2: Galway - Cliffs of Moher - Kerry

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. Explore the lunar landscape of the Burren a lunar landscape dating back 300 million years with unique features like underground rivers and waterfalls. 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, North America, and Australia. We visit CLIFFS OF MOHER, the most popular natural tourist destination in Ireland and most spectacular cliffs in Europe. Rising over 700 ft in height, these cliffs are home to some of natures most majestic birds including puffins, gannets and many more. We'll cross the River Shannon in County Limerick, the setting for Frank McCourt's blockbuster book, Angela's Ashes. Our last stop is the beautiful heritage town of Adare with its fabulous thatched cottages, renowned for being regularly voted Ireland's tidiest town. We spend the night in the beautiful kingdom of Kerry.

Day 3: Derry - Galway

We depart early morning and drive through the countryside. Along the way you will see Yeats's grave at Drumcliff, Strandhill and its beautiful beaches, and views of Connemara and its stone walls. We arrive in Galway early afternoon where you will have plenty of time to explore Ireland's cultural capital. Take a stroll around the Christmas market, warm up by the fire in one of the traditional pubs, taste amazing delicacies such as Galways oysters. You will also have the opportunity to take a walking tour of Galway or explore it on your own. It is known to be one of the most lively cities in Ireland, all we have to say is - enjoy and cheers!

Day 3: Kerry - Blarney - Dublin

Our day begins by crossing the Cork and Kerry mountains and heading for the world renowned Blarney Castle. Here we spend plenty of time (2h) visiting the Castle, and kissing the Blarney Stone endowing us with the gift of eloquent speech (gift of the gab) for 7 years. Surrounded by beautiful and majestic gardens, we may also take the time to visit the Blarney Woolen mills, the world's largest Irish shop. After lunch we take a leisurely drive through Golden Vale, Ireland's finest agricultural land with its rolling fields and pastures fresh, a lovely place to reflect on the great 3 days you've just had. We visit the beautiful Rock of Castle Dunamase steeped in Irish legend and folklore, home of Aoife wife of Strongbow. This castle is pitched high up on a hill with panoramic views of province of Leinster. We return to Dublin early evening.

Day 4: Galway - Dingle

Depart Galway and drive along the West coast. Enjoy the mesmerizing scenery and nature which will follow you along the way before arriving at the crown jewel of Ireland - Cliffs of Moher! Enjoy the views as never seen before and dare to come close to the edge! Today you will also visit the majestic lunar landscape of the Burren (the only place on earth where Alpine, Arctic and Mediterranean flowers grow side by side) before we arrive on the lovely Dingle Peninsula where you will spend this Christmas Eve in great company! Join your fellow travelers and explore the lovely seaside village of Annascaul after which you can pull up a stool by the fire or choose to dance the night away!

Day 5: Dingle

After giving you plenty of time to recover from yet another amazing night, today we will treat you to a Christmas as never seen before. We will start the day by touring Dingle peninsula with its highlights such as Slea Head and the famous Inch beach where the iconic movie Ryan's Daughter was filmed. You'll see Sleeping Giant Island and the famous 3 sisters mountain range. We will visit picturesque Dingle where you have plenty of time to explore the charms of this fisherman's village. After a wonderful day spent touring you will return to a Christmas dinner that we organize each year for our fellow Paddywagoners :) Have fun and enjoy the Irish cooking skills!

Day 1: Dublin - Belfast

Depart Dublin and make our first stop at Monasterboice, a monastic settlement dating back to year 501. This ancient monastery is home to Ireland's best preserved and finest Celtic crosses, and it also has a monumental fully intact Round Tower. 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. Your driver will show you highlights of the city including City Hall, Queen's University, Albert's Clock, Botanic Gardens and much more. Tonight we stay in the charming University Quarter, a most lively area with great pubs and restaurants with plenty of choice and catering to all budgets. Live music venues are plentiful and Belfast is well known for its great nightlife.

Day 6: Dingle - Killarney

We depart Dingle with memories that will truly last a lifetime and head to explore the unique beauty that is Ring of Kerry and its highlights. Today you will visit one of the most beautiful national parks in Europe - Killarney National Park with its Lakes and waterfalls, walk around and take in the beauty that nature created. We visit Leprechaun crossing where you might catch a glimpse of a Leprechaun or two! We visit Molls Gap and Torc Waterfall. In the afternoon we arrive in Killarney, a town that is known for it's fun nights!

Day 2: Belfast - Giants Causeway - Derry

A glorious touring day cruising the Beautiful North Coast. We initially visit the Dark Hedges, famed by the Game of Thrones along with views of Ballintoy Harbour one of the backdrops of the series. 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 cataclysmic 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. 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 home 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!

Departs Belfast Cruise Ship terminal at 7:30 am or should your ship dock later, 30 min after arrival

We will collect you in style in a luxury Paddywagon Coach. Your tour begins with a scenic drive up through the Glens of Antrim to the North Coast of Ireland.

Day 7: Killarney - Dublin

Before we do the hard thing and say goodbye, we cross the Cork & Kerry Mountains to visit the remarkable Blarney Castle and kiss the Blarney stone that will give you the gift of the gab, how can you miss that? We continue through the Golden Vale - the finest agricultural land with its rolling fields and pastures fresh. You'll make your way up through the battle fields of "Braveheart" to Dublin where we will truly part in style as our last stop after this incredible journey is the Guinness Storehouse, where you will have a taste of our best invention and share the stories from your tour!

Day 3: Derry - Dublin

Begin today with a hearty breakfast and an excellent in-depth walking tour of Derry's walls (1613.) with a local guide. Learn why the city is officially known 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'. Our next stop is a blast from the past, at the portal tomb of Creevykeel dating back to the pagan years in Ireland that gives us an insight to our earliest inhabitants from the stone age and their rituals and burial ceremonies. We continue through the poetic heartland of Ireland, W.B. Yeat's country. We visit his final resting place in Drumcliff Abbey, and admire the beautiful Benbulben referenced in many of his poems. The road takes us to Ireland's premier surf venue and beach at Strandhill, County Sligo. Our final stop before returning to Dublin is Galway where we have free time to explore traditional music capital of Ireland, maybe visit some wonderful local seafood eateries or try a pint in one of the fantastic pubs. We then take a scenic drive back to Dublin arriving back approx 7 pm.

Scenic North Coast Drive

We enjoy amazing sights as we take a panoramic drive along the North Coast of Antrim, - also known as the Causeway Coast. This area is recognized by the Government as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is truly breathtaking with rugged cliffs, sandy beaches, and wonderful views of Scotland.

Day 1 Dublin - Galway - Dingle

Depart Dublin and enjoy a scenic drive to the West coast. Admire the picturesque scenery that will follow you o your journey. Rolling hills, bubbling lakes, mountains and rivers...just a few of the things you will see along the way. Enjoy a refreshment stop before arriving to our first destination, the crown jewel of Ireland - Cliffs of Moher! Enjoy the views as never seen before and dare to come close to the edge! Today you will also visit the majestic lunar landscape of the Burren (the only place on earth where Alpine, Arctic and Mediterranean flowers grow side by side) before we arrive on the lovely Dingle Peninsula where you will spend this Christmas Eve in great company! Plenty of traditional pubs and restaurants to choose from as you take on our traditions and maybe even a bit of the accent ;) Pull up a stool by the fire or choose to dance the night away!

Giants Causeway

We allow ample time at the Giant's Causeway to make your way down to visit this famous World Heritage Site. It is a 20 minute walk from the Drop Off point to the amazing Causeway site, but there is a shuttle bus that operates for a small charge, ideal for those not comfortable walking up and down the steep gradient (hill) to the Causeway. The hexagonal basalt rocks really look like they were man made and this leads the people in Ireland to believe they were carved by Ireland's most famous Giant Warrior: the great Finn MacCoole. There is also a suggestion they may have been formed by Volcanic activity 60 million years ago. There is a charge of £8 payable at the site to visit the new Causeway visitor Center which has shops, a multimedia show and restaurants.

Day 2 Dingle

After giving you plenty of time to recover from an amazing night, today we will treat you to a Christmas as never seen before. We will start the day with a tour of the Dingle peninsula with its highlights such as Slea Head and the famous Inch beach where the iconic movie Ryan's Daughter was filmed. You will see Sleeping Giant Island and the famous 3 sisters mountain range, ocean views and maybe a few dolphins along the way that will make this Christmas day even more magical. We will visit the picturesque Dingle where you will have plenty of time to explore the charms of this fisherman's village. After a wonderful day spent touring you will return to an incredible Christmas dinner that we organize each year for our fellow Paddywagoners :) Have fun and enjoy the Irish cooking skills!

Dunluce Castle: Photo Stop.

We will stop for one of the most impressive photo opportunities in Ireland, the magnificent Dunluce Castle. Part of this impressive ruin crumbled into the sea in the 1600's. This castle is connected to the mainland by a bridge and was once the stronghold of the McDonnell clan. The backdrop of the ocean and North Coast make this a really dramatic photo stop!

Day 3 Dingle - Killarney

We depart Dingle with memories that will truly last a lifetime and head to explore the unique beauty that is Ring of Kerry and its highlights. Today you will visit one of the most beautiful national parks in Europe - Killarney National Park with its Lakes and waterfalls, walk around and take in the beauty that nature created. We visit Leprechaun crossing where you might catch a glimpse of a Leprechaun or two! We visit Molls Gap and Torc Waterfall. In the afternoon we arrive in Killarney, a town that is known for it's fun nights!

Belfast City

In the afternoon we return to Belfast City for a panoramic sightseeing tour. We will show you the highlights of this vibrant City, including City Hall, the River Lagan, Queens University, St Anne's cathedral and Prince Albert memorial Clock. After the panoramic tour, we will allow free time for more sightseeing and shopping if your departure time allows. PLEASE NOTE: If your ship is leaving earlier than normal we will have to alter the itinerary as necessary.

Day 4 Killarney - Dublin

Before we do the hard thing and say goodbye, we cross the Cork & Kerry Mountains to visit the remarkable Blarney Castle and kiss the Blarney stone that will give you the gift of the gab, how can you miss that? We continue through the Golden Vale - the finest agricultural land with its rolling fields and pastures fresh. You'll make your way up through the battle fields of "Braveheart" to Dublin where we will truly part in style as our last stop after this incredible journey is the Guinness Storehouse, where you will have a taste of our best invention and share the stories from your tour!

Day 1: Dublin - Belfast

Depart Dublin and make our first stop at Monasterboice, a monastic settlement dating back to year 501. This ancient monastery is home to Ireland's best preserved and finest Celtic crosses, and it also has a monumental fully intact Round Tower. 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. Your driver will show you highlights of the city including City Hall, Queen's University, Albert's Clock, Botanic Gardens and much more. Tonight we stay in the charming University Quarter.

Return To Cruise Ship

If your Cruise Ship is departing late evening, we will drop you back to the Ship after the itinerary has been completed and approximately 7h after we departed. If your ship is departing slightly earlier, we shall adjust the tour as necessary and get you back in ample time for departure.

Dublin - Belfast

Leave Dublin and begin your adventures! We stop at Monasterboice to see some of Ireland's most famous Celtic Crosses and ancient religious treasures. 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. We will also show you around the city and recommend some great places to make the most of your time in fabulous Belfast. Tonight we'll stay in the charming university area downtown. Great nightlife!" The impressive Queens University buildings are only a short stroll away.

Day 2: Belfast - Derry

A glorious touring day cruising the Beautiful North Coast. We initially visit the Dark Hedges, famed by the Game of Thrones along with views of Ballintoy Harbour one of the backdrops of the series. 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 cataclysmic 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. 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 home 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!

Tour Begins at Dublin Port Cruise Terminal

We will collect you in style in a luxury Paddywagon Coach. Your guide shall be waiting with a sign ready to take you off on your marvelous journey. We shall greet and meet and then inform you of the highlights of the day, the various options for lunch and some of the great shops where you can purchase Irish arts and crafts as we drive off on this trip that shall provide memories to last a lifetime.

Belfast - 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 cataclysmic 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 - Galway

Begin today with a hearty breakfast and an excellent in-depth walking tour of Derry's walls (1613.) with a local guide. Learn why the city is officially known 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'. Our next stop is a blast from the past, at the portal tomb of Creevykeel dating back to the pagan years in Ireland that gives us an insight to our earliest inhabitants from the stone age and their rituals and burial ceremonies. We continue through the poetic heartland of Ireland, W.B. Yeat's country. We visit his final resting place in Drumcliff Abbey, and admire the beautiful Benbulben referenced in many of his poems. The road takes us to Ireland's premier surf venue and beach at Strandhill, County Sligo. 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.

Glendalough

We begin our tour by taking the lovely little drive through county Wicklow knows also as the garden of Ireland. With its rolling hills, babbling brooks and romantic glens one can easily understand how this landscape was a highlight and feature of both Hollywood blockbusters P.S. I love you and Braveheart. Then it's onward to Glendalough known as the valley of two lakes, famed by St. Kevin's monastery dating back to the 6th century. The monastic site has Ireland's finest round tower and you can even try and touch your hands around St. Kevin's cross, as legend has it you shall then be married within a year. A truly wonderful place to visit!

Derry - Galway (New Years Eve)

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 known 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 welcome 2015 in the party capital of Ireland. Join your fellow travelers and start the night in one of the local pubs/bars after which you continue to dance the night away until the early morning!

Day 4: Galway - Killarney

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, North America, and Australia. We visit CLIFFS OF MOHER, the most popular natural tourist destination in Ireland and most spectacular cliffs in Europe. Rising over 700 ft in height, these cliffs are home to some of natures most majestic birds including puffins, gannets and many more. We'll cross the River Shannon in historic Limerick, the setting for Frank McCourt's blockbuster book, Angela's Ashes. Our last stop is the beautiful heritage town of Adare with its fabulous thatched cottages, renowned for being regularly voted Ireland's tidiest town. We spend the night in Killarney.

Wicklow Mountains

As we return from Glendalough to the city we will pass by some of Wicklow's finest mountains. With magnificent lakes and rolling turf hills, commonly used as a source of energy in historic Ireland. This area is every photographers dream and symbolizes the picture postcard images that make Ireland unique.

Galway - 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: Killarney - Dingle

Today we embark on the world famous Dingle Peninsula. The day begins with a horse and cart ride through Killarney National Park (optional) or horseback ride through the park for the energetic and adventurous (optional). We visit Ireland's longest beach at Inch, and then we take the short drive to Dingle, a charming Gaelic speaking fishing village. Famed in many films like Far and Away and Ryan's Daughter, Dingle is celebrated for having most pubs in Ireland for a town of its size, 52 pubs and 2000 people. We cannot forget Dingle's most famous resident, Fungi the Dolphin who we shall have time to visit in the early afternoon. Then it's off on a wonderful pleasant drive around Slea Head with amazing views of Sleeping Giant Island, the Blasket Islands, and Beehive Huts dating back to 2000 B.C. Regarded as the most beautiful Peninsula in the world by many photographic magazines, Slea Head has some of Ireland's most fabulous beaches and is definitely the highlight of Ireland's famed Wild Atlantic Way. This area is completely Gaelic speaking, and you may even get to hear some of the locals converse in this ancient language. Then it's back to Dingle where there is ample time for shopping in traditional arts and crafts stores, and some refreshments in one of the many colorful pubs with local musicians playing some mystic tunes. Tonight we stay in your very own Irish pub, the Randy Leprechaun on the Dingle Peninsula. Here we mix with the locals, and enjoy the characteristics of a genuine Irish small-village, away from the hustle and bustle. Pull up a stool by the fire or choose to dance the night away!

Dublin City Sightseeing Tour

After lunch, or a refreshment stop if our departure has been later, we shall inspire you with the sites of Dublin's fair City. Highlights shall include O'Connell Street, the Ha'Penny bridge, the Temple Bar, Molly Malone statue, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Christchurch Cathedral, Trinity College and of course time to enjoy some shopping on Grafton Street - home to all our finest traditional luxury stores.

Dingle - 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' favorite town because of the huge amount of activities on offer, such as traditional music, great restaurants, loads of dancing, and great nightlife all only meters 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: Dingle - Dublin

Our day begins by crossing the Cork and Kerry mountains and heading for the world renowned Blarney Castle. Here we spend plenty of time (2h) visiting the Castle, and kissing the Blarney Stone endowing us with the gift of eloquent speech (gift of the gab) for 7 years. Surrounded by beautiful and majestic gardens, we may also take the time to visit the Blarney Woolen mills, the world's largest Irish shop. After lunch we take a leisurely drive through 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!

Return To Cruise Ship

If your Cruise Ship is departing late evening, we will drop you back to the Ship approx 1.5h before departure. If your ship is departing slightly earlier, we will adjust the tour as necessary and get you back in ample time for departure.

Killarney - 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!

Dublin - Connemara - Galway (New Years Eve)

Dublin to Galway Leave Dublin and cross the midlands in style on the Paddywagon! With a stop on the way, we will be over to the west in no time! Onwards to Galway, panoramic tour of Connemara - the most beautiful wilderness in all of Europe, this is the true rugged beauty of Ireland you have come to see! Experience dramatic mountain scenery that has been the setting for countless Hollywood blockbuster movies. We will enjoy a stop in the charming village of Cong, with the charming ruins of Cong Abbey and a chance to view magnificent Ashford Castle. Enjoy lunch in one of the quirky cafe's in Cong and enjoy a lakeside walk. Our route brings us alongside the massive Lough Corrib with it's many charming islands. We will stop for a great photo-stop with uninterrupted views of Lough Corrib. After a lovely days touring and sightseeing we'll take the short drive into Ireland's most beautiful city and party central - Galway. It is time to prepare for the biggest party of the year! Join your fellow travelers and head to the city where you will have plenty of choice where to welcome 2015. Traditional pubs, clubs, bars and secret spots....there is nothing you can't find in Galway! Happy New Year!!

Galway - Cliffs of Moher - Dingle

After you are well rested, we continue our tour and drive along the Atlantic as we head to 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 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 Rider. Tonight you'll stay in your very own Irish village, 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!

Dingle - 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. Overnight in Killarney, our tour guides' favorite town because of the huge amount of activities on offer, such as traditional music, great restaurants, loads of dancing, an idyllic national park with the entrance gate only a few hundred meters from our downtown hostel! Enjoy the nightlife and try singing a few of the many songs your guide will have taught you on board the Paddywagon today!

Depart Dublin City

We begin with an introduction to Dublin City after which we leave the city behind and head south towards the Wicklow Mountains. Meet your fellow travelers for a great trip to the "Garden of Ireland." As we leave the city we pass by Sugar Loaf mountain and descend through Ireland's highest village Roundwood on your way to magnificent Glendalough.

Killarney - Dublin

This morning consider an enjoyable Horse led ride through the National Park on the world famous Jaunting Cars (optional). Then you'll 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. 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? ;) We continue through the Golden Vale - the finest agricultural land with its rolling fields and pastures fresh. You'll make your way up through the battle fields of "Braveheart" to Dublin for our grand finale - the Guinness Storehouse and compliments of the Paddywagon team have a pint of the black stuff, a big creamy pint of Guinness! Incredible value for money!

Glendalough

Renowned for its magnificent scenery and rich and varied heritage in terms of history and archaeology, Glendalough is famed for the Braveheart wedding scenes and it really is one of the most beautiful visitor sites in all of Ireland. You will have 1.5 hours to explore the deep valley with its ruined Monastic City of Celtic crosses, round towers and much more. Known as the valley of 2 lakes, we enjoy a leisurely stroll along the bank of the river, through the woods where we are greeted by babbling brooks, crystal cascades and the lakes of Glendalough. A real picture perfect moment.

Travel through a real life movie set

If you are a fan of the Hollywood Blockbusters 'PS I Love You' and 'Braveheart' then join us on this tour! You will understand why Mel Gibson chose the Wicklow mountains to be the Highlands of Scotland and Glendalough to be the spot for the wedding scene. And then of course there are all the romantic scenes from 'PS I Love You', this is where Hilary Swank met Gerard Butler for the first time...you never know who you can meet!

Guinness Lake

Stunning Lough Tay, nestled in a valley in the Wicklow mountains is home to the Guinness estate. Its northern shoreline is covered by a stretch of beautiful glowing sand. Ironically, the white sand and the black peaty water of the lake form a marriage that resembles a beautiful creamy pint of Guinness.

Day 1: London - Dublin

Meet us at Kilburn (tube) station at 6:30 am where your Leprechaun tour guide will meet you with our luxurious Paddywagon bus and take you on an unforgettable journey. We cruise through the English countryside, taking in the beautiful vistas as we head to North Wales where our ferry awaits. Take the time to get to know your fellow travelers and guide, and make the most out of the ferry ride across the beautiful Irish sea. We arrive in Dublin early evening and take you to your accommodation for the night. Once you check in, we depart for the amazing Paddywagon welcoming party that we have prepared just for you! We take you to one of the best pubs Dublin has to offer where you can enjoy traditional music and a pint or two! Not a bad start , wouldn't you agree? ;)

Day 2: Dublin - Belfast

Today a wonderful tour lies ahead as we take a short 2 hour drive to Belfast on the brand new 'Peace Highway'. Our first stop along the way are the haunting ruins of Monasterboice. Admire the 10th century round tower and learn how our ancestors took refuge from the Vikings. Touch the most beautiful Celtic crosses in Ireland, hand-carved by monks before power-tools in the 9th century. ***ENTRY INCLUDED FOR THE TITANIC EXPERIENCE*** We arrive at the docks to visit Belfast's Number 1 attraction, the Titanic Experience! We take you on an amazing journey from her conception in Belfast, through her construction and launch, to her infamous maiden voyage and catastrophic demise. We have a short drive to Belfast city center where we have 2 HOURS FREE-TIME. Consider an optional world famous Black Taxi tour of the Falls and Shankill Roads along with murals of troubled times and also the peace wall OR take the free time for lunch and shopping time in Belfast bustling downtown shopping area.Visit the Crown Liquor Saloon, the Grand Opera House or check out Belfast's own leaning tower “Albert Clock” Loads of time for a tasty and traditional Ulster lunch. We depart Belfast in the afternoon and after crossing the border we'll drive through the rolling countryside of County Louth. We'll make a comfort stop en-route if you guys require it, then it's a pleasant short drive back to Dublin where we continue to celebrate St. Patrick and maybe try to share a song or two that your guide has taught you!

Day 3: Wicklow mountains/Glendalough - Guinness Storehouse

We begin the day with a slightly later start, for those of you recovering from an unforgettable night.1 After an introduction to Dublin City we head south towards Wicklow Mountains. We arrive at Glendalough which is renowned for its magnificent scenery and rich heritage. Glendalough is also famed for the Braveheart Wedding scenes and it really is one of the most beautiful visitor sights in all of Ireland. You will have 1.5 hours to explore the deep valley with its ruined Monastic City and even take a hike through the woods to the magnificent Upper Lake. And then of course there are all the romantic scenes from 'PS I Love You', this is where Hilary Swank met Gerard Butler for the first time...you never know who you can meet! We will continue through the heart of Wicklow, the Sally Gap enjoying photo stops at some of the most amazing viewpoints in Ireland. We return to Dublin for an afternoon of fun and frolics at the mecca for all Irish people - the Guinness factory! After you have enjoyed your complementary pint of Guinness, we continue the festivities for Paddy's Night Eve.

Day 4: St. Patrick's day

Today we will celebrate in style as we head out to the streets of Dublin to join thousands of people for the incredible St. Patrick's day parade in the city center. Equipped with the knowledge and wisdom that your Celtic warrior has bestowed upon you, we march the streets of Dublin and sample many of its festive activities. To make this a truly memorable experience, we finish off our festivities with the legendary Paddywagon St. Patrick's day party! This is something you truly cannot miss!

Day 5: Dublin - London

Full of wisdom and knowledge that our beautiful country has to offer, we leave the Emerald Isle with heavy hearts. Your loyal Paddywagon coach will make its way through the valleys of England and bring you back safely to London. As we part ways at London Kilburn tube station, we leave you with memories to last a lifetime.

Day 1: London -Dublin

Meet us at Kilburn (tube) station at 6:30 am where your Leprechaun tour guide will meet you with our luxurious Paddywagon bus and take you on an unforgettable journey. We cruise through the English countryside, taking in the beautiful vistas as we head to North Wales where our ferry awaits. Take the time to get to know your fellow travelers and guide, and make the most out of the ferry ride across the beautiful Irish sea. We arrive in Dublin early evening and take you to your accommodation for the night. Once you check in, we depart for the amazing Paddywagon welcoming party that we have prepared just for you! We take you to one of the best pubs Dublin has to offer where you can enjoy traditional music and a pint or two! Not a bad start , wouldn't you agree? ;)

Day 2: Wicklow mountains/Glendalough - Guinness Storehouse

We begin the day with a slightly later start, for those of you recovering from an unforgettable night.1 After an introduction to Dublin City we head south towards Wicklow Mountains. We arrive at Glendalough which is renowned for its magnificent scenery and rich heritage. Glendalough is also famed for the Braveheart Wedding scenes and it really is one of the most beautiful visitor sights in all of Ireland. You will have 1.5 hours to explore the deep valley with its ruined Monastic City and even take a hike through the woods to the magnificent Upper Lake. And then of course there are all the romantic scenes from 'PS I Love You', this is where Hilary Swank met Gerard Butler for the first time...you never know who you can meet! We will continue through the heart of Wicklow, the Sally Gap enjoying photo stops at some of the most amazing viewpoints in Ireland. We return to Dublin for an afternoon of fun and frolics at the mecca for all Irish people - the Guinness factory! After you have enjoyed your complementary pint of Guinness, we continue the festivities for Paddy's Night Eve.

Day 3: St. Patrick's day

Today we will celebrate in style as we head out to the streets of Dublin to join thousands of people for the incredible St. Patrick's day parade in the city center. Equipped with the knowledge and wisdom that your Celtic warrior has bestowed upon you, we march the streets of Dublin and sample many of its festive activities. To make this a truly memorable experience, we finish off our festivities with the legendary Paddywagon St. Patrick's day party! This is something you truly cannot miss!

Day 4: Dublin - London

Full of wisdom and knowledge that our beautiful country has to offer, we leave the Emerald Isle with heavy hearts. Your loyal Paddywagon coach will make its way through the valleys of England and bring you back safely to London. As we part ways at London Kilburn tube station, we leave you with memories to last a lifetime.

Day 1: London - Dublin

Today we meet at Kilburn Tube station, home of London's Irish community. at 6:30 am. We will make our way North through the midlands of England, and continue along the North Coast of Wales for our ferry across the Irish sea from Holyhead to Dublin. Enjoy the cross over the Irish sea with your fellow travelers and get ready for the best adventure of your life! In the evening we arrive to Dublin after which we will take you to your accommodation and leave you to rest for the evening.

Day 2: Dublin - Beflast

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. after which we arrive in Belfast where you can 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 3: Belfast - Derry

Today you will see the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge, hear the story behind it and cross it if you dare (optional). On our next stop we will trace the footprints of Celtic Giants, and walk the Giants Causeway, Ulsters #1 attraction! It is UNESCO's world heritage site and the proud location of an estimated 60,000 hexagonal columns of Basalt rock formed by cataclysmic violent volcanic eruptions a long long time ago! Your guide will tell you the story how our giant warrior hero - Fionn McCool - built it to fight of our cousins the pesky Scots. You will 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 home 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 4: Derry - 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 known as Londonderry and the story of the bloody siege that took place 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 North West Coast. Stop at Knock, Catholic Ireland's vast pilgrimage site. Tonight you will 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 5: Galway - 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 4 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 McCourts blockbuster book - Angela's Ashes. Tonight you will 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.

Day 6: Dingle - 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' favorite town because of the huge amount of activities on offer, such as traditional music, great restaurants, loads of dancing, and great nightlife all only meters 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 7: Killarney - 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! overnight in Dublin

Day 3: Galway to Kerry

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. Today we will following part of the wild Atlantic Way, the longest coastal touring route in the world. Run around the lunar landscape of the Burren “ the only place on earth where Alpine, Arctic and Mediterranean flowers grow side by side. 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 Rider". SAVE a whopping 6 euro entry fee! Overnight in Kerry, Enjoy the nightlife and try singing a few of the many songs your guide will have taught you on board the Paddywagon today! *On occasion this tour may stay in Cork, depending on availability!

Day 4: Kerry to Dublin

This morning we will jump back onboard our luxury green Paddywagon and kiss the Blarney Stone, on top of Blarney Castle in the rebel county of Cork. 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 Rock of Castle Dunamase in the Golden Vale, Ireland's finest agricultural land with its rolling fields and pastures fresh. We then return to Dublin and take the overnight ferry to England after an unforgettable journey.

Day 1: London - Dublin

Today we meet at Kilburn Tube station, home of London's Irish community. at 6:30 am. We will make our way North through the midlands of England, and continue along the North Coast of Wales for our ferry across the Irish sea from Holyhead to Dublin. Enjoy the cross over the Irish sea with your fellow travelers and get ready for the best adventure of your life! In the evening we arrive to Dublin after which we will take you to your accommodation and leave you to rest for the evening.

DAY 1: Dublin - Connemara - Galway

Leave Dublin's Paddy Palace at 08:00 and head straight through the spiritual beauty of the bogs of Allen in our midlands. We continue our drive to the west where we shall enjoy a tour of Connemara taking in the sights of Cong, Lough Corrib, and the remote valleys of Connemara. Connemara is considered to be one of the most beautiful wildernesses in Europe, this is the true rugged beauty of Ireland you have come to see! Experience dramatic mountain scenery that has been the setting for countless Hollywood blockbuster movies. Onward to Ireland's cultural capital - Galway. After you have checked in, we recommend the free walking tour of Galway that will show you the city's historic and cultural side. Galway is known for its pubs and clubs, join the locals for a fun night filled with traditional music and local delicatessens.

Day 2: Dublin to Belfast

Leave Dublin and meet all the other tour-members and your 100% sparkling Irish tour-guide. Then a short drive, to visit Monasterboice, an ancient Celtic-Christian Monastery, now in a ruined state but set in idyllic rolling countryside with farming activity all around. This is the setting for the most glorious carved 10th century Celtic High crosses; which were basically teaching aids so the Monks could explain the stories of the bible! We continue to Belfast City, where we enjoy a City Tour and some free time in this great City. We will see the City Hall, Queens University and Titanic Shipyards. For those interested in the political history of Belfast, consider an optional "Black Taxi Tour" through the areas most affected by the troubles. (optional) Then we will check-in to our lovely downtown accommodation in the Queens University District and get ready for a fun party night in one of Ireland's liveliest cities!

DAY 2: Galway - Cliffs of Moher - Dublin

After a relaxing morning and a hearty breakfast, we will pick you up at 10 am from your accommodation and begin our day driving around marvelous Galway Bay, famed in song and story. Our first stop is the fascinating lunar landscape of the Burren. This site is a true geological and botanical wonder, as it is the only place on Earth where Mediterranean, Artic and Alpine flora grow side by side. We continue our adventure and make a short photo stop at the majestic Corcomroe Abbey. Located in the north of the Burren region of County Clare, Corcomroe Abbey is an early 13th-century Cistercian monastery. The abbey is noted for its detailed carvings and other rich ornamentation, which are not commonly found in structures from this period. The Wild Atlantic Way takes us to Ireland't number one site - Cliffs of Moher. Rising 120 metres (390 ft) above the Atlantic Ocean, the Cliffs give you a fantastic view of the Aran Islands in Galway Bay, the Maumturks and Twelve Pins mountain ranges to the north in County Galway, and Loop Head to the south. You will spend 1.5 h at this site of nature's beauty. We continue our drive and make a last photo stop at Bunratty Castle, 15th century tower house in County Clare, Ireland. We return to Dublin with memories that will truly last a lifetime as this past 2 days have been an inspiring insight to the beauty that is Ireland.

Day 3: Belfast - Giants Causeway - Derry

A glorious touring day! Voted #1 drive in all of Ireland by our guides and drivers last year. Stop-off to take fantastic photos of Dunluce Castle, the ancestral fortress of the McDonnell Clan. Editors note: In my opinion, in 10 years as a professional Paddywagon Tour-Guide, the location of this Castle is the most haunting, romantic and mind-blowing of any in all of Ireland. Loads of time off the bus to walk to Northern Ireland's No.1 Visitor Attraction - the Giants Causeway. One of the world's greatest geological attractions - an estimated 60,000 columns of basalt volcanic rock stretching up to the sky in perfect hexagonal shapes. Your 100% Irish Tour-Guide will tell you all about the story of the great Celtic Giant Finn McCool, who fought off the Scottish Giants here way back in the midst of our legends and history. Cruise the Beautiful North Coast. You'll take a scenic hike and see the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge Our Celtic brothers and Sisters in Bonnie Scotland are fully visible across the water, only 12 miles away. You will enjoy a walking tour of Historic Derry with a passionate local guide! Learn of Bloody Sunday and the troubles as you walk the walls of this fine city.

Day 4: Return to Dublin

We begin the day in Northern Ireland, and enjoy a scenic drive before crossing the border! We enjoy our journey back to Dublin. En Route we will enjoy more of the North West of Ireland and will be back in Dublin at dinner time to take the overnight ferry back to UK. Go neiri an mBothar leat - May the road rise to meet you

Wicklow mountains

We return to Dublin via the Sally Gap, delighted with our wonderful half day tour and with great photos and memories to last a lifetime.

Pick up from port

We will collect you in style in a luxury Paddywagon Coach. Your guide shall be waiting with a sign ready to take you off on your marvelous journey. We shall greet and meet and then inform you of the highlights of the day, the various options for lunch and some of the great shops where you can purchase Irish arts and crafts as we drive off on this trip that shall provide memories to last a lifetime.

Kilkenny

Arrive in Kilkenny, once the medieval capital of Ireland back in the 11th century. Situated on the banks of the river Nore, enjoy the picturesque windy and cobblestone streets. You have plenty of time see the Cathedral of Saint Canice and visit Kilkenny design center where we see some traditional arts and crafts, and enjoy a fine lunch with great selections of all types of traditional and artisan foods (not included).

Kilkenny Castle

Built in 1195. by the 1st Earl of Pembroke, Kilkenny castle is still in its original 13th century condition. Filled with legends and stories, the castle was a symbol of Norman occupation. In 1967. it was sold for merely €60 to the Irish state and has been a public site ever since. Explore the castle and its beautiful gardens, see where the knights have once ruled and hear the stories behind its walls. We include entry fee to the castle (value €6 pp)!

Waterford

We continue the day by returning to Waterford and exploring the oldest city in Ireland. Founded by the Vikings in 914 A.D. the city has many historic buildings and heritage that makes it a beautiful destination to visit. Famed by its crystal factory, Waterford has a prominent role in Irish tourism. From Viking festival to large food festivals, there are plenty of activities to satisfy any taste. You will have time to visit some of the city's highlights such as the Reginald's Tower, Cathedral, The Three Sisters quay and much more!

Day 8: Cork to Dublin

We will have some free time in Cork City in the morning, where we can visit the famed English Markets and enjoy the atmosphere of bustling St Patrick's Street! We will continue to Cobh, the famous town situated on Cork Harbour. This was the town that millions of Irish people emigrated from in the 1800's and 1900's and was last port of call for the ill fated Titanic. Enjoy a relaxing stop in Cobh, and visit St Coleman's Cathedral overlooking the harbour! We will then make our way back to Dublin, arriving at 5pm approx

Waterford Crystal

Since 1783. Waterford Crystal has been manufacturing one of the finest crystals in the world. Founded by the Penrose brothers, Waterford crystal has been operating for more than 200 years. You will see the glass blowers at work, crafting the fine pieces. Enjoy this amazing tours, a perfect way to end your tour! We include the entry fee to the crystal factory (value €13)!

Day 8: Cork to London

We will have some free time in Cork City in the morning, where we can visit the famed English Markets and enjoy the atmosphere of bustling St Patrick's Street! We will continue to Cobh, the famous town situated on Cork Harbour. This was the town that millions of Irish people emigrated from in the 1800's and 1900's and was last port of call for the ill fated Titanic. Enjoy a relaxing stop in Cobh, and visit St Coleman's Cathedral overlooking the harbour! We will then continue to our late evening ferry to Wales, arriving back in London at 7am approx!

Return to port

We return to port minimum 1h before the ship's departure, and hopefully we will meet you again at your next stop in Ireland!

Day 1 – Cork – Killarney- Ring of Kerry Highlights

Depart Bridge street tourist office at Patrick's Quay, Cork at 13:30 or specified location for groups larger than 10 people We will make our way southwards to the beautiful town of Killarney. We will then continue our journey and see the highlights of the “Ring of Kerry” this picturesque and tranquil scenery is not to be missed. We will take in along the way enchanting views of Killorglin, Wild Atlantic way scenery, Ross castle, Tork waterfall, the famous Ladies' view, Moll's gap and The Killarney Lakes. That night we will return to Killarney and check in to Paddy's palace at our town centre location and get ready for a night of “Ceol agus Craic” or “music and fun” in one of Ireland's premier tourist destinations!!

Day 2 - Wild Atlantic way- Inch beach – Dingle – Slea head - Annascaul

The next morning after breakfast you will be collected from Paddy's palace and we will set off on the most westerly drive in Europe to Dingle and on to Slea head a section of the “Wild Atlantic way” Ireland's longest defined touring route stretching from Donegal to Cork. Along the way we will take a walk on Inch beach, the set of the film “Ryans Daughter” and one of the most spectacular Atlantic beaches in Ireland. Weather permitting, you may choose to dip your feet! You may be surprised to hear this beach like many on the west coast is famed for surfing. Next we will explore the coast on our way to the fishing town of Dingle and stop for lunch. It is the main town of the peninsula, once cited as “the most beautiful place on earth” by the National Geographic . After lunch we will set off on the Slea head drive out to the most western point in Europe and enjoy views of the Atlantic Coast and the Blasket Islands. That evening we will go to the small town of Annascaul, home to the famous Artic explorer Tom Crean, to have dinner and relax in front of the open fire while taking in this beautiful rural town return to Killarney for another night in the town.

Day 3 – Killarney and the national park

The following morning we will check out of Paddy's palace in Killarney at 11.00 and set out to see Killarney town and the beautiful national park. We will have options of horseback riding, horse drawn carts and rental bikes as we take in the views. We will have a great day exploring Killarney town, shopping, relaxing and trying the local cuisine Saying good bye to the county they call “The Kingdom” we will leave Killarney at 17:00 and make our way back to the Cork.

Day 1 – Cork to Galway

Depart Bridge street tourist office at Patricks Quay, Cork at 13:00 or specified location for groups larger than 10 people. Heading up the country through beautiful western scenery of rural Ireland and onward to Ireland's cultural capital - Galway. We will check in to our city centre accommodation and we will have the evening to explore Galway, the “city of the tribes” as it is known, is famous for its pubs and clubs. We will join the locals for a fun night filled with traditional music, with the option of a locally run pubcrawl to take in the best of Galway city's nightlife. We also recommend the free walking tour of Galway that will show you the city's historic and cultural side.

Day 2 – Connemara - Aran islands

The next morning you will be collected from your hostel and we shall enjoy a tour through Connemara. Connemara is considered to be one of the most beautiful wildernesses in Europe. Experience dramatic mountain scenery that has been the setting for countless Hollywood blockbuster movies, such as “The Quiet man” filmed in Cong. After our time in Connemara we will go out west and take a ferry to the Irish speaking region of the Aran islands. We will have time to enjoy these unique islands and learn about the traditional way of life preserved here from by gone times. We will return to Galway that evening in time to enjoy another evening in the “City of culture”.

Day 3 – The Cliffs of Moher – Bunratty - Cork

The next morning we will begin our day driving south around marvellous Galway Bay, famed in song and story. We will be travelling a section of the “Wild Atlantic Way” and have many stops along the west coast of county Clare taking in sights of Kinvara, Dunguaire Castle, Corcomroe abbey and many beautiful western Atlantic scenes including the fascinating lunar landscape of the Burren. This site is a true geological and botanical wonder. Here we will see the beautiful coast line in an area known as the “Baby cliffs” looking back at the Aran islands. We pass through the beautiful landscape of the Doolin, stopping in this surfing town with the time to enjoy lunch for those who are hungry for local cuisine. We arrive at the world famous Cliffs of Moher, one of the world's great natural attractions where you can enjoy a relaxed walk and breathtaking views. SAVE a whopping 6 euro entry fee! We are proud to be a tour company that includes the amazing Atlantic Edge Exhibition! We will have about 1.5 – 2 hours to enjoy the scenery here. We will then continue down the coast through the popular seaside resort of Lahinch, famous for pristine Linx golf courses and surfing, before continuing our journey to Bunratty Castle to see this magnificent and well preserved medieval tower house. We will be returning to Cork, Aurther's Quay bus stop behind the shopping centre for 17:00 in the evening.

Day 1 - Going up the country to Belfast

Depart Bridge street tourist office at Patrick's Quay, Cork at 06:30 or specified location for groups larger than 10 people. We will make our way up the country to Northern Ireland to the city of Belfast, the capital and largest city in the North. We will check in to our city center accommodation at Paddy's palace. We will then have the evening to explore Belfast city, consider an optional world famous “Black Taxi” tour of the Falls and Shankill areas seeing murals of troubled times and also the peace wall. This is highly recommended and a great insight into the happenings of a period in Irish history referred to as “The Troubles”. We will have plenty of time to discover Belfast before going out to the Titanic experience on the docks of this historic shipping port and see the construction dock and learn the history of the famous ocean liner, that was built to be unsinkable That night we will enjoy Belfast, party with the locals and avail of nightly pub-crawl's (seasonal) or our guides will show you what's hot and what's not!

Day 2 - Carrick a Rede - Dark Hedges - Causeway - Dunluce Castle - Derry

The next morning we will depart Belfast and begin our journey up the east coast to the Giants Causeway! We drive along the coast of the beautiful County Antrim. Stopping at a number of locations, one of which is a beautiful avenue of beech trees, Known as the “Dark Hedges” was planted by the Stuart family in the eighteenth century more recently used as a backdrop in the series Game of thrones! Our next stop shall be the enchanting town of Ballintoy, which is home to the famed Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge. Enjoy the mesmerizing views of Scotland and take the exhilarating rope bridge(optional) to Carrick-a-Rede island and enjoy a truly cliff top experience. Then we will be off to the Giant's Causeway, which has often been described as 'The Eighth Wonder of the World' and once you have visited the site you will quickly see why. The area consists of an estimated 40,000 hexagonal basalt columns, which were formed during a volcano eruption 60 million years ago. This is one of the great natural attractions of the world and many believe the Causeway was built by a giant Finn McCool. We will then stop at the amazing and dramatic Dunluce Castle, home to the McDonnell Clan for many years and considered the most romantic castle in Ireland. En route we pass through Bushmills, famed for the fantastic whiskey, which is enjoyed all over the world.  We will then make our way west to the city of Derry and check into our city-centre accommodation. It is located a mere two blocks away from the city walls of 1601. We will have plenty of time to take in the scenery of Derry and enjoy a huge night-out. Great Irish music to enjoy in historic Derry!

Day 3 – Derry walking tour - Sligo – WB Yeats resting place- Limerick

The following morning after breakfast we will enjoy a walking tour of historic Derry with a passionate local guide! Learn of Bloody Sunday and the troubles as you walk the walls of this fine city We will then make our way back down south to Cork after exploring all the wonders of the Northern Ireland and have a few stories to tell along the way.

Day 1 – Limerick – Killarney- Ring of Kerry Highlights

Depart Aurther's Quay, Limerick, bus stop behind the shopping centre at 12:00 or specified location for groups larger than 10 people. We will make our way southwards to the beautiful town of Killarney. We will then continue our journey and see the highlights of the “Ring of Kerry” this picturesque and tranquil scenery is not to be missed. We will take in along the way enchanting views of Killorglin, Wild Atlantic way scenery, Ross castle, Tork waterfall, the famous Ladies' view, Moll's gap and The Killarney Lakes. That night we will return to Killarney and check in to Paddy's palace at our town centre location and get ready for a night of “Ceol agus Craic” or “music and fun” in one of Ireland's premier tourist destinations!!

Day 2 - Wild Atlantic way- Inch beach – Dingle – Slea head - Annascaul

The next morning after breakfast you will be collected from Paddy's palace and we will set off on the most westerly drive in Europe to Dingle and on to Slea head a section of the “Wild Atlantic way” Ireland's longest defined touring route stretching from Donegal to Cork. Along the way we will take a walk on Inch beach, the set of the film “Ryans Daughter” and one of the most spectacular Atlantic beaches in Ireland. Weather permitting, you may choose to dip your feet! You may be surprised to hear this beach like many on the west coast is famed for surfing. Next we will explore the coast on our way to the fishing town of Dingle and stop for lunch. It is the main town of the peninsula, once cited as “the most beautiful place on earth” by the National Geographic . After lunch we will set off on the Slea head drive out to the most western point in Europe and enjoy views of the Atlantic Coast and the Blasket Islands. That evening we will go to the small town of Annascaul, home to the famous Artic explorer Tom Crean, to have dinner and relax in front of the open fire while taking in this beautiful rural town return to Killarney for another night in the town.

Day 3 – Killarney and the national park

The following morning we will check out of Paddy's palace in Killarney at 11.00 and set out to see Killarney town and the beautiful national park. We will have options of horseback riding, horse drawn carts and rental bikes as we take in the views. We will have a great day exploring Killarney town, shopping, relaxing and trying the local cuisine Saying good bye to the county they call “The Kingdom” we will leave Killarney at 17:00 and make our way back to the Limerick

Day 1 - Going up the country to Belfast

Depart Aurther's Quay, Limerick, bus stop behind the shopping center at 08:00 or specified location for groups larger than 10 people. We will make our way up the country to Northern Ireland to the city of Belfast, the capital and largest city in the North. We will check in to our city centre accommodation at Paddy's palace. We will then have the evening to explore Belfast city, consider an optional world famous “Black Taxi” tour of the Falls and Shankill areas seeing murals of troubled times and also the peace wall. This is highly recommended and a great insight into the happenings of a period in Irish history referred to as “The Troubles”. We will have plenty of time to discover Belfast before going out to the Titanic experience on the docks of this historic shipping port and see the construction dock and learn the history of the famous ocean liner, that was built to be unsinkable That night we will enjoy Belfast, party with the locals and avail of nightly pub-crawl's (seasonal) or our guides will show you what's hot and what's not!

Day 2 – Carrick-a-Rede – Dark Hedges - Causway – Dunluce castle - Derry

The next morning we will depart Belfast and begin our journey up the east coast to the Giants Causeway! We drive along the coast of the beautiful County Antrim. Stopping at a number of locations, one of which is a beautiful avenue of beech trees, Known as the “Dark Hedges” was planted by the Stuart family in the eighteenth century more recently used as a backdrop in the series Game of thrones! Our next stop shall be the enchanting town of Ballintoy, which is home to the famed Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge. Enjoy the mesmerizing views of Scotland and take the exhilarating rope bridge(optional) to Carrick-a-Rede island and enjoy a truly cliff top experience. Then we will be off to the Giant's Causeway, which has often been described as 'The Eighth Wonder of the World' and once you have visited the site you will quickly see why. The area consists of an estimated 40,000 hexagonal basalt columns, which were formed during a volcano eruption 60 million years ago. This is one of the great natural attractions of the world and many believe the Causeway was built by a giant Finn McCool. We will then stop at the amazing and dramatic Dunluce Castle, home to the McDonnell Clan for many years and considered the most romantic castle in Ireland. En route we pass through Bushmills, famed for the fantastic whiskey, which is enjoyed all over the world.  We will then make our way west to the city of Derry and check into our city-centre accommodation. It is located a mere two blocks away from the city walls of 1601. We will have plenty of time to take in the scenery of Derry and enjoy a huge night-out. Great Irish music to enjoy in historic Derry!

Day 3 – Derry walking tour - Sligo – WB Yeats resting place- Limerick

The following morning after breakfast we will enjoy a walking tour of historic Derry with a passionate local guide! Learn of Bloody Sunday and the troubles as you walk the walls of this fine city. We will then make our way back down south to Limerick after exploring all the wonders of the Northern Ireland and have a few stories to tell along the way.

Day 1 – Limerick to Galway

Depart Aurther's Quay, Limerick, bus stop behind the shopping centre at 14:30 or specified location for groups larger than 10 people. Heading up the country through beautiful western scenery of rural Ireland and onward to Ireland's cultural capital - Galway. We will check in to our city centre accommodation and we will have the evening to explore Galway, the “city of the tribes” as it is known, is famous for its pubs and clubs. We will join the locals for a fun night filled with traditional music, with the option of a locally run pubcrawl to take in the best of Galway city's nightlife. We also recommend the free walking tour of Galway that will show you the city's historic and cultural side.

Day 2 – Connemara – Aran islands

The next morning you will be collected from your hostel and we shall enjoy a tour through Connemara. Connemara is considered to be one of the most beautiful wildernesses in Europe. Experience dramatic mountain scenery that has been the setting for countless Hollywood blockbuster movies, such as “The Quiet man” filmed in Cong. After our time in Connemara we will go out west and take a ferry to the Irish speaking region of the Aran islands. We will have time to enjoy these unique islands and learn about the traditional way of life preserved here from by gone times. We will return to Galway that evening in time to enjoy another evening in the “City of culture”.

Day 1: Dublin - Connemara - Galway

To begin our amazing experience we depart Dublin and make our way to the West of Ireland and tour beautiful Connemara. On our way across the midlands of Ireland, we take a comfort stop for refreshments before arriving in the enchanting village of Cong. Famed by John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara in the film Quiet Man, the village is home to Ashford castle, a regular haunt of the rich and famous and a wedding venue for a host of international stars. We have time to visit Cong Abbey before continuing our journey through the wilderness of Connemara. We enjoy the unique landscape, beautiful lakes, valleys and mountain scenery. Gaelic speaking, this area still maintains many of Ireland's traditional ways, however it was deserted during the dreadful famine times of 1845. to 1851. We arrive in Galway mid afternoon to ensure that we get the most out of this cultural city. We have time to explore the Spanish Arch and ramble around colorful shop street with its many street performers, seafood eateries, and quaint Irish bars with wonderful musicians. A great night of real Irish entertainment is always a highlight of Ireland's traditional music capital.

Day 9: Return To London

We are making our journey on the overnight ferry from Dublin! We will leave Holyhead Port at 1am! We will offer the option of drop off at Chester at 3am (approx) and Birmingham (near the Coach station and main train station) at 6am (approx). We will arrive back at Kilburn Tube Station in London at 8am (approx), giving you the full day to continue your onward journey, or relax after a fun filled trip to Ireland!

Day 3 – The Cliffs of Moher – Bunratty - Limerick

The next morning we will begin our day driving south around marvellous Galway Bay, famed in song and story. We will be travelling a section of the “Wild Atlantic Way” and have many stops along the west coast of county Clare taking in sights of Kinvara, Dunguaire Castle, Corcomroe abbey and many beautiful western Atlantic scenes including the fascinating lunar landscape of the Burren. This site is a true geological and botanical wonder. Here we will see the beautiful coast line in an area known as the “Baby cliffs” looking back at the Aran islands. We pass through the beautiful landscape of the Doolin, stopping in this surfing town with the time to enjoy lunch for those who are hungry for local cuisine. We arrive at the world famous Cliffs of Moher, one of the world's great natural attractions where you can enjoy a relaxed walk and breathtaking views. SAVE a whopping 6 euro entry fee! We are proud to be a tour company that includes the amazing Atlantic Edge Exhibition! We will have about 1.5 – 2 hours to enjoy the scenery here. We will then continue down the coast through the popular seaside resort of Lahinch, famous for pristine Linx golf courses and surfing, before continuing our journey to Bunratty Castle to see this magnificent and well preserved medieval tower house. We will be returning to Limerick, Aurther's Quay bus stop behind the shopping centre for 17:00 in the evening.

Day 2: Galway - Cliffs of Moher - Killarney

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. Our first stop is Dunguaire castle, home to the legendary king of Connacht. We continue to the seaside village of Kinvara after which we visit the lunar landscape of the Burren. It is the only place on earth where Alpine, Arctic and Mediterranean flowers grow side by side, and your guide will tell you 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, North America, and Australia. We will have our lunch stop in Doolin, a beautiful Gaelic speaking village. After lunch it's onwards to the majestifc CLIFFS OF MOHER, the most popular natural tourist destination in Ireland and most spectacular cliffs in Europe. Rising over 700 ft in height, these cliffs are home to some of natures most majestic birds including puffins, gannets and many more. Bore we cross the River Shannon in historic Limerick, the setting for Frank McCourt's blockbuster book Angela's Ashes we take a photo-stop at Bunratty castle. Our last stop is the beautiful heritage town of Adare with its fabulous thatched cottages, renowned for being regularly voted Ireland's tidiest town. We spend the night in Killarney.

Day 3: Killarney - Dingle

Today we embark on the world famous Dingle Peninsula. The day begins with a horse and cart ride through Killarney National Park (optional) or horseback ride through the park for the energetic and adventurous (optional). We visit Ireland's longest beach at Inch, and then we take the short drive to Dingle, a charming Gaelic speaking fishing village. Famed in many films like Far and Away and Ryan's Daughter, Dingle is celebrated for having most pubs in Ireland for a town of its size, 52 pubs and 2000 people. We cannot forget Dingle's most famous resident, Fungi the Dolphin who we shall time to visit in the early afternoon. Then it's off on a wonderful pleasant drive around Slea Head with amazing views of Sleeping Giant Island, the Blasket Islands, and Beehive Huts dating back to 2000 B.C. Regarded as the most beautiful Peninsula in the world by many photographic magazines, Slea Head has some of Ireland's most fabulous beaches and is definitely the highlight of Ireland's famed Wild Atlantic Way. This area is completely Gaelic speaking, and you may even get to hear some of the locals converse in this ancient language. Then it's back to Dingle where there is ample time for shopping in traditional arts and crafts stores, and some refreshments in one of the many colorful pubs with local musicians playing some mystic tunes. Tonight we stay in your very own Irish pub, the Randy Leprechaun on the Dingle Peninsula. Here we mix with the locals, and enjoy the characteristics of a genuine Irish small-village, away from the hustle and bustle. Pull up a stool by the fire or choose to dance the night away!

Day 4: Dingle - Dublin

Our day begins by crossing the Cork and Kerry mountains and heading for the world renowned Blarney Castle. Here we spend plenty of time (2h) visiting the Castle, and kissing the Blarney Stone endowing us with the gift of eloquent speech (gift of the gab) for 7 years. Surrounded by beautiful and majestic gardens, we may also take the time to visit the Blarney Woolen mills, the world's largest Irish shop. After lunch we take a leisurely drive through 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!

Day 1: Dublin

Check-in between 4pm and 6pm. We will meet in reception around 7pm and then depart for the amazing Paddywagon welcoming party that we have prepared just for you! We take you to one of the best pubs Dublin has to offer where you can enjoy traditional music and a pint or two! Not a bad start , wouldn't you agree? ;)

Day 2: Dublin - Belfast

Today a wonderful tour lies ahead as we take a short 2 hour drive to Belfast on the brand new 'Peace Highway'. Our first stop along the way are the haunting ruins of Monasterboice. Admire the 10th century round tower and learn how our ancestors took refuge from the Vikings. Touch the most beautiful Celtic crosses in Ireland, hand-carved by monks before power-tools in the 9th century. ***ENTRY INCLUDED FOR THE TITANIC EXPERIENCE*** We arrive at the docks to visit Belfast's Number 1 attraction, the Titanic Experience! We take you on an amazing journey from her conception in Belfast, through her construction and launch, to her infamous maiden voyage and catastrophic demise. We have a short drive to Belfast city center where we have 2 HOURS FREE-TIME. Consider an optional world famous Black Taxi tour of the Falls and Shankill Roads along with murals of troubled times and also the peace wall OR take the free time for lunch and shopping time in Belfast bustling downtown shopping area.Visit the Crown Liquor Saloon, the Grand Opera House or check out Belfast's own leaning tower “Albert Clock” Loads of time for a tasty and traditional Ulster lunch. We depart Belfast in the afternoon and after crossing the border we'll drive through the rolling countryside of County Louth. We'll make a comfort stop en-route if you guys require it, then it's a pleasant short drive back to Dublin where we continue to celebrate St. Patrick and maybe try to share a song or two that your guide has taught you!

Day 3: Wicklow Mountains/Glendalough - Guinness Storehouse

We begin the day with a slightly later start, for those of you recovering from an unforgettable night.1 After an introduction to Dublin City we head south towards Wicklow Mountains. We arrive at Glendalough which is renowned for its magnificent scenery and rich heritage. Glendalough is also famed for the Braveheart Wedding scenes and it really is one of the most beautiful visitor sights in all of Ireland. You will have 1.5 hours to explore the deep valley with its ruined Monastic City and even take a hike through the woods to the magnificent Upper Lake. And then of course there are all the romantic scenes from 'PS I Love You', this is where Hilary Swank met Gerard Butler for the first time...you never know who you can meet! We will continue through the heart of Wicklow, the Sally Gap enjoying photo stops at some of the most amazing viewpoints in Ireland. We return to Dublin for an afternoon of fun and frolics at the mecca for all Irish people - the Guinness factory! After you have enjoyed your complementary pint of Guinness, we continue the festivities for Paddy's Night Eve.

Day 4: St. Patrick's Day

Today we will celebrate in style as we head out to the streets of Dublin to join thousands of people for the incredible St. Patrick's day parade in the city center. Equipped with the knowledge and wisdom that your Celtic warrior has bestowed upon you, we march the streets of Dublin and sample many of its festive activities. To make this a truly memorable experience, we finish off our festivities with the legendary Paddywagon St. Patrick's day party! This is something you truly cannot miss!

Day 5: Dublin - Galway

Just after you think it cannot get better, the road today takes us to Galway! Enjoy a panoramic tour of Connemara - the most beautiful wilderness in all of Europe, this is the true rugged beauty of Ireland you have come to see! Experience dramatic mountain scenery that has been the setting for countless Hollywood blockbuster movies. We will enjoy a stop in the charming village of Cong, with the charming ruins of Cong Abbey and a chance to view magnificent Ashford Castle. Enjoy lunch in one of the quirky cafe's in Cong and a lakeside walk. Our route brings us alongside the spectacular Lough Corrib with it's many islands. where have a great photo-stop with uninterrupted views of the lake. After a lovely day's touring and sightseeing we'll take the short drive into Ireland's most beautiful city and party central - Galway. We'll find a nice pub down by Galway bay to enjoy the electrifying traditional music. Consider taking a walking tour of the city with a local guide or participating in an optional award winning pub crawl! Slainte! Cheers!

Day 6: Galway - 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 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 Rider. Tonight you'll stay in your very own Irish village, 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.

Day 7: Dingle - 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. Overnight in Killarney, our tour guides' favorite town because of the huge amount of activities on offer, such as traditional music, great restaurants, loads of dancing, an idyllic national park with the entrance gate only a few hundred meters from our downtown hostel! Enjoy the nightlife and try singing a few of the many songs your guide has taught you on board the Paddywagon today!

Day 8: Killarney - Dublin

This morning consider an enjoyable Horse led ride through the National Park on the world famous Jaunting Cars (optional). Then you'll 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. 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? ;) We continue through the Golden Vale - the finest agricultural land with its rolling fields and pastures. We return to Dublin Full of wisdom and knowledge that our beautiful country has to offer, and leave the Emerald Isle with heavy hearts. Full of wisdom and knowledge that our beautiful country has to offer and our new fond memories we shall depart our new friends and have memories to last a lifetime.

Day 1: Dublin

Check-in between 4pm and 6pm. We will meet in reception around 7pm and then depart for the amazing Paddywagon welcoming party that we have prepared just for you! We take you to one of the best pubs Dublin has to offer where you can enjoy traditional music and a pint or two! Not a bad start , wouldn't you agree? ;)

Day 2: Dublin - Belfast

Today a wonderful tour lies ahead as we take a short 2 hour drive to Belfast on the brand new 'Peace Highway'. Our first stop along the way are the haunting ruins of Monasterboice. Admire the 10th century round tower and learn how our ancestors took refuge from the Vikings. Touch the most beautiful Celtic crosses in Ireland, hand-carved by monks before power-tools in the 9th century. ***ENTRY INCLUDED FOR THE TITANIC EXPERIENCE*** We arrive at the docks to visit Belfast's Number 1 attraction, the Titanic Experience! We take you on an amazing journey from her conception in Belfast, through her construction and launch, to her infamous maiden voyage and catastrophic demise. We have a short drive to Belfast city center where we have 2 HOURS FREE-TIME. Consider an optional world famous Black Taxi tour of the Falls and Shankill Roads along with murals of troubled times and also the peace wall OR take the free time for lunch and shopping time in Belfast bustling downtown shopping area.Visit the Crown Liquor Saloon, the Grand Opera House or check out Belfast's own leaning tower “Albert Clock” Loads of time for a tasty and traditional Ulster lunch. We depart Belfast in the afternoon and after crossing the border we'll drive through the rolling countryside of County Louth. We'll make a comfort stop en-route if you guys require it, then it's a pleasant short drive back to Dublin where we continue to celebrate St. Patrick and maybe try to share a song or two that your guide has taught you!

Day 3: Wicklow Mountains/Glendalough - Guinness Storehouse

We begin the day with a slightly later start, for those of you recovering from an unforgettable night.1 After an introduction to Dublin City we head south towards Wicklow Mountains. We arrive at Glendalough which is renowned for its magnificent scenery and rich heritage. Glendalough is also famed for the Braveheart Wedding scenes and it really is one of the most beautiful visitor sights in all of Ireland. You will have 1.5 hours to explore the deep valley with its ruined Monastic City and even take a hike through the woods to the magnificent Upper Lake. And then of course there are all the romantic scenes from 'PS I Love You', this is where Hilary Swank met Gerard Butler for the first time...you never know who you can meet! We will continue through the heart of Wicklow, the Sally Gap enjoying photo stops at some of the most amazing viewpoints in Ireland. We return to Dublin for an afternoon of fun and frolics at the mecca for all Irish people - the Guinness factory! After you have enjoyed your complementary pint of Guinness, we continue the festivities for Paddy's Night Eve.

Day 4: St. Patrick's Day

Today we will celebrate in style as we head out to the streets of Dublin to join thousands of people for the incredible St. Patrick's day parade in the city center. Equipped with the knowledge and wisdom that your Celtic warrior has bestowed upon you, we march the streets of Dublin and sample many of its festive activities. To make this a truly memorable experience, we finish off our festivities with the legendary Paddywagon St. Patrick's day party! This is something you truly cannot miss!

Day 5: Dublin

Full of wisdom and knowledge that our beautiful country has to offer and our new fond memories we shall depart our new friends and have memories to last a lifetime.

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8am: meet at Gloucester Road station

7.45am for 8am sharp departure. We meet at the entrance to Gloucester Road Station. We do not do pick-up routes, as in a huge city like London this can lead to an extra two hours travelling around a congested city in a coach and then swapping coaches at a congested interchange point which is not fun. Our direct departure avoids traffic and allows a quick departure and more time for sightseeing.

10am: Stonehenge (ADMISSION INCLUDED)

At 10am approx we arrive at Stonehenge. We include your admission to this world famous prehistoric site. You will also have admission included to the informative and fun exhibition in the new visitor centre. You will have at least 1.5 hours here at Stonehenge to allow time for your to visit the Stones, tour the exhibition and have a snack before we continue to Bath.

11.45am Depart Stonehenge

We depart from Stonehenge and travel towards bath. We travel through beautiful countryside and charming villages and your guide will inspire you with stories from the area and some general information on English life.

Day 1: Dublin - Guinness Storehouse - Kerry

We begin today with a great sightseeing tour of Dublin! We visit the Guinness Storehouse where we enjoy a pint of Guinness! Slainte! (Good Health!) We continue through Ireland to the South West, where we overnight in scenic county Kerry!

1pm: Introduction to Bath

As we approach bath your guide will give you information on the city and its history. We will take a short orientation driving tour to show you some of the highlights of the city. You will be amazed by its Georgian architecture. We will drop you near the impressive Bath Abbey for 2.5 hours free time in the city. You can enjoy many options for lunch, and your guide will suggest some options for all budgets. During your free-time you can explore more of the city, and our guide will be on hand to advise and direct you. Consider a visit to the Roman Baths exhibition, Bath Abbey or Jane Austen Museum, depending on what your interests are. Or try some local ciders in the traditional pubs of Bath, or enjoy shopping in the fashionable shopping district.

Day 2: Kerry - Blarney - Cliffs of Moher - Galway

his morning consider an enjoyable Horse led ride through the National Park on the world famous Jaunting Cars (optional). Then you'll 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 isnt 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 of 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? ;) This afternoon you will have the wild atlantic ocean by your side as we head to 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 horros of the reat Potato Famine of 1845-49, sending over a million of our ancestors to the 4 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'. SAVE a whopping €6 entry fee! We are the ONLY tour company in Ireland to include the amazing Atlantic Edge Exhibition ATLANTIC EDGE is the exciting interpretive centre at the Cliffs of Moher New Visitor Experience. Housed at the centre of the underground building a huge domed cave contains images, exhibits, displays & experiences that will delight young and old alike. Visitors enter via a viewing ramp which provides access for all to the main dome. You will walk on water as you enter and follow the birds feet from there. We'll cross the River Shannon in historic Limerick, the setting for Frank McCourts blockbuster book - Angelas Ashes. Overnight in Galway, our Tour-Guides favourite stop because of the huge amount of activities on offer - traditional music, great restaurants, loads of dancing,and a great atmosphere! Enjoy the nightlife and try singing a few of the many songs your guide will have taught you on board the Paddywagon today!

4pm: Depart Bath

At 4pm we meet again at our central meeting point near Bath Abbey. We join the coach and travel back towards London, with a chance to relax on the way after a great trip. As we approach London, or guide will be happy to recommend places to eat and drink near our drop off point at Gloucester Road, as well as advice on your stay in London. We aim to arrive back by 6.30pm approx. This allows those short on time in London to go straight to a show as it is only 20 minutes from Gloucester Road to the West End by London underground! Or if you want to continue sightseeing we recommend the "See London by Night" tour later in the evening.

Day 3 Galway - Dublin

We enjoy some free time to explore Galway before we travel via the midlands of Ireland back to Dublin! Happy Easter! You will have enjoyed a great 3 Day Easter Adventure!

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Day 8: Dublin - Glendalough - Kilkenny - London

Glendalough - one of the most beautiful visitor sights in all of Ireland, is also known for the Braveheart wedding scenes. It's renowned for its magnificent scenery and rich and varied heritage in terms of history and archaeology. If you're a fan of the Hollywood Blockbusters 'PS, I Love You' and 'Braveheart' then you will now officially be on the set! You'll understand why Mel Gibson (an Irish passport holder) chose the Wicklow mountains to bUe the Highlands of Scotland, and Glendalough to be the spot for the wedding scene. Arrive in Kilkenny, once the medieval capital of Ireland back in the 11th century. Situated on the banks of the river Nore, enjoy the picturesque windy and cobblestone streets. Explore the gardens of the famed Norman Castle dating back to the 1100s. Consider going inside and taking a tour of its palatial interior for a small optional fee. We return to London on the overnight Ferry arriving in London

Day 1: Dublin - Guinness Storehouse - Kerry

Our tour begins from our city center office on Gardiner Street at 9 am. Please check in at 8:30 am to ensure a swift departure. We will begin our adventures with a short site seeing tour of Dublin city. We recommend that if time allows, you allow an extra day's time for site seeing before or after the tour and take the very popular open top site seeing tour of Dublin, allowing you to visit some of the city's most famous attractions. However, this brief introduction to Dublin will be especially beneficial for those who do not have time for a longer stay in our great city. What better way to begin our tour of Ireland than to visit the home of our most famous stout! We make our way to St. James' Gate, where we enjoy a visit to the Guinness Storehouse. This is a great way to get to know your fellow companions as you enjoy a pint of Guinness overlooking Dublin city! This much visited attraction explains the importance of Guinness in the history of Dublin and allows the visitor to find out more about the ingredients and technique used to make this world famous drink! As we leave Dublin city behind, we make our way through the midlands of Ireland towards County Kerry. We stop at the much loved Rock of Dunemase, the ruins of a very important Irish castle. From here, we can enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding countryside in the enchanting midlands of Ireland. We will then make a brief comfort stop before continuing towards Limerick city. On arrival in Limerick, we will visit one of the most famous castles in Ireland, King John's Castle, which is situated on the banks of the River Shannon. The visitor experience centre here has been recently relaunched and offers an exciting insight into the turbulent history of Limerick city and the castle. We will stop in Adare, which is known in Ireland for its picturesque cottages and traditional thatched roofs. We then continue to the enchanting Dingle Peninsula. Here we will enjoy our first views of the wild Atlantic coast as we make our way to our overnight stay in one of the charming villages of the Dingle Peninsula. Tonight we will overnight in one of the beautiful buildings in Ireland. This beautiful country lodge has been created with a thatched roof to allow this very modern building to blend in with one of the most charming villages in the world. On this evening a welcome dinner is included and you will get some of the finest Irish fare in the world to enjoy with your fellow travelers. Our traditional evening continues with the opportunity to learn a few Irish dancing steps with the local dancing teacher. Whirl the night away by the fireside, mixing with the locals, and enjoying a world famous night of Irish craic, a much loved word for fun and good times.

Day 2: Dingle Penninsula

Day 2: Today we will spend the entire day near the wild Atlantic Ocean, following part of the Wild Atlantic Way, as we take a full day to tour the dramatic Dingle Peninsula. We start our day with a stop at Inch Beach, the longest and most beautiful beach in the country. Enjoy a coffee as you take in this beautiful scenery. If you are feeling brave, perhaps go for a paddle in the Atlantic Ocean! We then make our way towards Slea Head, where we follow the world famous touring route with amazing coastline views throughout the day. We will make many stops for photos and to visit some of the antiquities in the area. Standing stones and ancient buildings are dotted along the roadside. We enjoy views of the Blasket Islands, which are no longer inhabited year round. When the last of the residents were evacuated from the islands, they were encouraged to write of their lives on the islands and these great works of literature are studied by Irish students in schools throughout the country. To enable you to find out more of the story of the Blasket Islands, we make a stop at the informative Blasket Centre, an interpretive centre bringing the stories alive. If hungry, you can enjoy lunch (optional) at the Blasket Experience before we continue to explore more of the peninsula. Following the Slea Head drive, we will arrive in Dingle, one of the most picturesque and loved fishing towns of Ireland. This afternoon you will have a chance to visit this charming town and to enjoy some of the family owned shops and cafes of this charming town. If you are tired from all the sightseeing, you might decide to have refreshments in one of the famous bars. How many places in the world can you enjoy a pint of Guinness in a premises that also repairs bicycles and also sells hardware supplies?! We make our way back to our luxurious accommodation, where we will be staying for a second night. On this night, you will have the choice to stay in the charming traditional village and explore a little further, or to rest for the day ahead. For those who wish to, we will offer a complimentary shuttle bus into the town of Dingle, where you can perhaps enjoy a fine dinner in one of the many seafood restaurants or experience some traditional Irish music in one of the lively venues in this busy, traditional community. For those who join us on this night in Dingle, we will return to the accommodation at approximately midnight, after a great night of fun and entertainment.

Day 3: Ring of Kerry

Day 3: After breakfast, we will leave the Dingle Peninsula behind us and make our way south to the Iverigh Peninsula, more commonly known as the Ring of Kerry. Enjoy panoramic views as we make our way around our most well known driving route. You will enjoy panoramic scenery with mountains, rivers, lakes, and valleys, while hugging the Atlantic coastline. In the afternoon, this route brings us through Killarney National Park, where we can enjoy unrivaled views of the Lakes of Killarney from the much loved Ladies View. This was Queen Victoria's favorite place on a royal visit to Ireland and you will see why! We will also stop at the Torc Waterfall before our arrival in Killarney. For those who wish to, you can take an optional visit to the stately home, Muckross House, or you may prefer to take a leisurely walk on the grounds instead. On arrival in Killarney, we will check in to our hotel for our overnight stay. Killarney is one of the most visited towns in Ireland and has great nightlife and an array of restaurants to choose from. Your guide will recommend some of the best places for you to enjoy an evening in this bustling town.

Day 4: Blarney Stone & Galway

Day 4: After breakfast, we make our way on the short journey to the Blarney Stone. We will visit Blarney Castle, which was the home of the McCarthy family. We are sure you will wish to kiss the Blarney Stone, which is said to give you the gift of eloquent speech, or “the gift of the gab”, as we like to say in Ireland! We will have a two hour stop at Blarney Castle to allow you to explore the immaculately kept gardens, take the lake walk through the estate, or perhaps even do some shopping at Ireland's most famous gift store, the Blarney Woolen Mills! From Blarney, we make our way to the west to Galway city. We will have a two night stay in this thriving city.

Day 5: Cliffs of Moher & The Burren

Day 5: Today we enjoy a tour of the west coast through the famous rocky Burren region down to the Cliffs of Moher. Standing at 240 metres high, these are some of the most impressive sea cliffs in Europe. Your admission to the Atlantic Edge interpretive centre is included and you have time to enjoy this informative exhibition which tells the story of the Cliffs through the themes of land, sea, and air. This award winning exhibition was created at considerable cost and is built into the hillside to ensure sustainability at this beautiful natural location. These cliffs have recently been nominated as a wonder of the world. You may have already seen them on the big screen, as they were the Cliffs of Insanity in the movies The Princess Bride and also featured in Harry Potter. We continue our tour along the coastal drive of County Clare with amazing views of Galway Bay from our carefully chosen photo stops. We arrive back in Galway in the early afternoon where you may wish to join a walking tour of this medieval city. The rest of the afternoon is at your leisure to enjoy the highlights of Galway.

Day 6: Connemara & Sligo

Day 6: Today we enjoy a guided tour of one of Ireland's most remote regions, Connemara. We make our way along the coastline towards Spittle and we then cross through the valleys of Connemara to its most famous building, Kylemore Abbey. This building is the result of a love story and was built as a gift by a rich businessman. It later became the home of the Benedictine nuns who fled from Ypreys in Belgium. We enjoy a tour of this romantic building and also take the opportunity to visit the walled gardens, one of the most acclaimed gardens in Ireland. We then continue to the National Museum of Country Life, which gives us an insight into traditional life in Ireland and allows us to view many rural artifacts. We continue to the beautiful county of Sligo, where we overnight in a fabulous hotel.

Day 7: Sligo-Derry-Belfast

Day 7: We begin the day with a visit to the grave of Ireland's most world renowned poet, WB Yeats. He is so loved in Sligo that the whole area is known as Yeat's Country. We make our way north and cross the border into Northern Ireland, where we enjoy a visit to one of Ireland's most historic cities, the walled city of Derry. You will be met by an approved local guide who will take the group on a historic walking tour where you will view the walls of this historic city, and also the area that became known throughout the world during the Troubles. As you walk with your guide through the Bogside area, you will see the murals on the side of many buildings and you will be told the story of bloody Sunday, which happened in 1972 and was one of the most tragic events throughout the troubled times in Northern Ireland. You will enjoy some free time to explore the city and perhaps do a little shopping in this busy and bustling city. We continue to the Belfast, where we will be staying for two nights.

Day 8: Giants Causeway & North Coast

Day 8: Today we dedicate our day's touring to exploring the beautiful north coast of Ireland in the scenic county of Antrim. We start the day with a visit to one of Europe's most famous natural attractions, the Giant's Causeway. We include a visit to the newly constructed interpretive centre, which offers great information and facilities to visitors at this amazing site. You will have the chance to walk down and walk on the stones on this enchanting causeway built by Ireland's most famous giant. (For those who may not wish to walk, the National Trust provides a shuttle bus service for a nominal charge) As you walk on the stones, you can imagine the times when Fionn McCool, the giant of Ireland, was constructing this causeway and you will have heard many stories of the giants from your guide. After the causeway, we make our way to the nearby village of Bushmills, famed as Ireland's oldest whiskey distillery. You will enjoy a guided tour of this wonderful site and then you will have the opportunity to enjoy lunch at the distillery. (optional) We will then continue along the coastline, stopping for photos at Whitepark Bay, making our way towards Ballintoy, which is featured in Game of Thrones. We will stop at Carrick- a -Rede rope bridge, where those who wish to may cross the famous bridge. (optional charge applies) Those who do not wish to cross the bridge can enjoy a coastal walk with great views of Rathlin Island and on a clear day you can even see the Scottish coastline, which is only 13 miles away. We then make our way back to our hotel where we will enjoy dinner together on the last night of our tour.

Day 9: Belfast City & Return To Dublin

Day 9: We enjoy a day exploring Belfast. Our first visit of the day is to the Titanic Experience *. We will also take a world famous Black Taxi tour with a local guide, which is the best way to visit the troubled areas of Belfast and you will have the opportunity to sign the Peace Wall, which still divides the communities of west Belfast. Our tour finishes in Dublin on the Sunday evening. For convenience, those of you flying from Dublin airport this evening can be dropped at the airport on the way into the city at 5 pm approximately. The tour will drop off in central Dublin at around 5:30 pm.

Day 1 - Belfast

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 regard 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.

08.30 Depart from Limerick Tourist Office

We depart from Limerick tourist office, Arthur's Quay, at 8.30am. We also pick up at the main gates of the University at 8.40am (near the famous flagpoles).

Day 2: Giants Causeway

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 Giants Causeway! Ulsters #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 of our cousins the pesky Scots. This is the story we much prefer by the way! Youll 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: Galway

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 Irelands North West Coast. Stop at Knock, Catholic Irelands vast pilgrimage site. Tonight youll overnight in Galway, Irelands 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: Cliffs of Moher

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 horros of the reat Potato Famine of 1845-49, sending over a million of our ancestors to the 4 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 McCourts blockbuster book - Angelas Ashes. Tonight youll 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!

Killorglin

Pass through Killorglin, the home of the ancient Celtic festival Puck Fair. Dating back to 1613., this is one of the oldest festivals in the world where a goat is crowned king of the village and placed on a pedestal for 3 day in August each year. People come from far and wide to pay homage to the king goat and enjoy the festivities of street stalls, music, and much more. This section of the tour takes you along part of the famous "Ring of Kerry" driving route.

Day 5: Dingle

Dingle Peninsula 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. Youll see Sleeping Giant Island and the famous 3 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 - 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!

Dingle Bay

We enjoy a scenic drive along some parts of the famous Dingle Peninsula. We stop for photos en route with amazing views of Dingle Bay, Skellig rocks, Inch beach. . This ideal setting is perfect for panoramic photographs admits the Wild Atlantic Way.

Day 6: Blarney Castle

Killarney to Cork 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. Kissing the Blarney stone isnt 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? ;) We will continue to Cork City where we will enjoy a night in this cosmopolitan City on the banks of the River Lee!

Waterville

Picturesque little village overlooking Ballinskelligs Bay with its own beautiful beach, famed by the Skellig Rocks with their early Christian monastery. A regular visitor, Charlie Chaplin loved Waterville and hence the statue in his honor, unveiled in 1998. It is also home to one of Ireland's finest golf clubs and most famed footballer Mick O'Dwyer and Mick O'Connell.

Day 7: Cork & Cobh

We will have some free time in Cork City in the morning, where we can visit the famed English Markets and enjoy the atmosphere of bustling St Patrick's Street! We will continue to Cobh, the famous town situated on Cork Harbour. This was the town that millions of Irish people emigrated from in the 1800's and 1900's and was last port of call for the ill fated Titanic. Enjoy a relaxing stop in Cobh, and visit St Coleman's Cathedral overlooking the harbour! In the afternoon we will make our way back to Dublin, and the tour will finish at 5pm approx.

Sneem

We take a stop in the charming village of Sneem. This is one of Ireland's most colorful and charming villages. With two squares and a beautiful bridge in the middle of the village, this is where the River Sneem meets the currents of Kenmare Bay. It was also the regular holiday choice or Charles de Gaulle.

Killarney National Park

One of the most beautiful and admired national parks in the world, Killarney national park was the first of its kind established in Ireland in 1932. With magnificent views of the Lakes of Killarney and Black Valley, the park gives you an opportunity to enjoy a walk in this amazing landscape and spend time strolling along the lakes.

Torc Waterfall

Torc Waterfall is a 18m high waterfall which cascades through the wooded Friers Glenn. We take a stop at this magnificent natural site of beauty. Enjoy a short walk , and maybe even see the red deer which are well known inhabitants of the Killarney national park . The waterfall has a public hiking path that stretches to the top of Torc Mountain.

Killarney

Regularly voted the most beautiful town in Ireland, Killarney is the gateway to both Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsula. Nestled in the valley beneath Ireland's highest mountain range, and surrounded by lakes Killarney boasts some of the most beautiful scenery in Ireland. Lined with lovely shops, pubs and traditional arts and crafts stores, this true gem is a must see for every traveler who visits our motherland. We arrive back to Limerick at 7.30pm approx, after an inspiring day!

Sat 15th march - 6pm.

We meet on Saturday 15th march! Check in at "Paddys Palace" between 4 and 6pm! Get settled in for your 1st nights accommodation. At 6pm meet your group and Guide and enjoy a short panoramic tour of Dublin City! At 8pm join us for a great night out on the banks of the river Liffey where all the Paddywagon St Patrick's Festival groups will start the festival off in style with a big party at a top secret location!

Sun 16th March

On this bright brand new day we have a great treat in store for you – a fun-filled day trip out to mouth-wateringly beautiful Wicklow Mountains After a fine hearty breakfast and maybe a romantic stroll through Dublin city-centre, we will gather at 10AM and learn the words of Molly Malone and singalong with your guide as a cruise through the history-soaked streets of Dublins fair city in your super-cool Green Paddywagon for a nice impromptu city-tour en route to a relaxing and enjoyable tour to Glendalough. Glendalough is the monastic citadel of St. Kevin set in the majestic Wicklow mountains, this beauty spot was chosen by Mel Gibson to be the Scottish highlands in the blockbuster Braveheart. More recently it sent hearts a throbbing when Gerard Butler and Hilary Swank filmed PS I Love You in this idyliic setting! It is located less than an hour from Dublin which makes it the perfect daytrip from our capital city. In the early afternoon, we will be back in Dublin with some free time for shopping or nibbles. Then at 3PM we all head down together to the Guinness brewery, Ireland's #1 attraction As Paddywagon customers you'll be special guests of Guinness and we'll have privileged access to the trendy ‘gravity bar' on top of the brewery, made entirely of glass and with 360 degree views of Dublin town. We will get ready for St Patrick's Day by enjoying the festival atmosphere tonight in Dublin's Fair City!

St Patricks Day - 17th March!

St Paddys Day in Dublin: The only national festival celebrated the world over! Morning free to relax and explore.At 10.30am we'll regroup and go to O'Connell bridge to take our places to watch the worlds biggest non-military parade and festival proceed past us with over 250,000 participants! The parade continues until approximately 3pm where we have time to mingle with the crowds or join with the locals for some fun and banter on our great national day. At 5pm, you are invited to the legendary Paddywagon Paddys Day party in our fine city centre venue. In the evening maybe try out the monster ceili (traditional Irish dancing) or the many other activities we have laid on for you our valued guests. Afterwards, it's a celebration of human happiness in the famed Temple Bar area! Overnight stay again tonight to get over the festivities!

Departure

We leave Bridge Street Tourist Office, (next to St Patrick's Bridge) Cork City at 8.30am.

Drive over the Cork and Kerry Mountains.

We make our way towards County Kerry and the town of Killarney. Here we cross the county bounds at the very top of the Cork and Kerry mountains famed in the song "Whiskey in the Jar". We ease our way towards Killarney with magnificent views of Ireland's highest mountain Carrauntoohil.

Killarney Town

Regularly voted the most beautiful town in Ireland, Killarney is the gateway to both Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsula. Nestled in the valley beneath Ireland's highest mountain range, and surrounded by lakes Killarney boasts some of the most beautiful scenery in Ireland. Lined with lovely shops, pubs and traditional arts and crafts stores, this true gem is a must see for every traveler who visits our motherland.

Inch Beach

Inch Beach is one of the most famous beaches in Ireland, and stretches for 3 miles facing the Atlantic ocean and is renowned as a surfing and fishing location. Its golden sands became well known on the big screen as it has featured in many movies, most notably Ryan's Daughter and Playboy of Western World which was entirely filmed along its shoreline.

Slea Head Drive

Slea Head drive is considered by many photographic magazines as the most beautiful peninsula in the world, and was recently voted the number one area for dramatic shots. The road winds around through Gaelic speaking Corca Dhuibhne beginning at Ventry beach passing by the 4000 year old beehive huts and onwards to Dunquin with amazing views of the great Blasket Island and the Sleeping Giant. The peninsula has fabulous beaches in Coonenoole and Clogherhead where the film Far and Away was shot. We drive through the beautiful village of Ballyferriter.

Dingle

Charming Gaelic speaking fishing village famed in many films like Far and Away and Ryan's Daughter, Dingle is celebrated for having most pubs in Ireland for a town of its size, 52 pubs and 2000 people. We cannot forget Dingle's most famous resident, Fungi the Dolphin.

Return to Cork

Following a fun-filled day on the Dingle Penninsula, we make our way back over the mountains to Cork, where we aim to arrive back at approx 7 pm.

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