Ireland's most popular Easter Tour All-inclusive return coach/ferry from London to Dublin All-inclusive Tour! All-accommodation, all-entrances, all-breakfasts!! Other will claim the same, don't be fooled! GUINNESS STOREHOUSE INCLUDED! FREE GUINNESS
We offer two choices of accommodation on our 4 day tour. This allows everyone the chance to join our world-famous fun tours of Ireland while staying in the Accommodation type that best meets their needs and budget.
Backpacker: This is the best value level of accommodation, where you stay in hostels in shared dormitory style rooms, sharing with other tour members. Basic Breakfast is included. No single supplements!
Economy Private Rooms: This is our option for the budget-conscious who still wish to enjoy a private room. This option stays in B&B’s, Apartments & Budget Hotels. Guests enjoy breakfast each morning, with a variety of Continental and full Irish Breakfasts. All private rooms are en-suite.
A Supplement price per room per night will apply when choosing single rooms.
Meet us at Gloucester Road, Gloucester Rd SW7 4SF at 6:15 am, where your Leprechaun tour guide will meet you with our luxurious Paddywagon bus and take you on an unforgettable journey at 6.30 am sharp! 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? ;)
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 walk away for those who feel like smelling the roses after an action packed day.
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!
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.
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. 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!
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 colourful pubs with local musicians playing some mystic tunes. We spend the night in Killarney.
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!
The following day, we awake bright eyed and bushy-tailed into a brand new day and boy, are you in for a treat on our fun-filled day trip out to the mouth-wateringly beautiful Wicklow Mountains. 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 backdrop of epic blockbuster 'Braveheart'. More recently it sent hearts a-throbbin' when Gerard Butler and Hilary Swank filmed PS I Love You in this idyllic setting! It is located less than an hour from Dublin, which makes it the perfect day trip from our capital city. Our afternoon stop of exploring Ireland's fair city of Dublin with a complimentary ticket for Dublin's Open Air Bus Tour. Ireland's oldest university Trinity College, Christchurch Cathedral and Kilmainham Gaol are just some of the many spectacular attractions this beautiful city has to offer. Tonight we have our farewell Party in one of Dublin best pubs...!!
After enjoying all that Ireland has to offer we have a brief stop in Dublin before we caught the overnight Ferry back to London. We will arrive into London on Sunday Evening the 16th at 18.30 approx full of Irish spirit...!!!