Option 4: St. Patrick's Day - 8 Day Tour from London

Our signature tour! The ultimate way to experience St Paddy's Day... 8 Day Extravaganza! Enjoy the festival in Dublin with the most FUN tour company in the world and then a cool tour through our beloved island.

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The essential 'show me Ireland' experience plus the St. Paddy's extravaganza!!
Others will claim the same, don't be fooled!

Let the Irish show you Ireland!

Includes overnights in magical Kerry, trendy Galway, Dingle Peninsula and 3 nights in our proud capital Dublin

All entrances, accommodation, and breakfast included!!!

Guinness Brewery - free pint of the black stuff!
City Tour of Dublin.
Paddywagon info Pack
Invite to the legendary Paddywagon St. Patricks Day Party
Irish music, dancing and sing-a-longs
Monster Ceili, prime position at the massive city centre Parade
The full services of the 100% Irish Paddywagon team and clan!
Downtown Dublin accommodation and breakfasts
All entrances around our motherland
Blarney Castle, Cliffs of Moher, FREE PADDYWAGON T-SHIRT! and much much more

Please Note: Due to high demand, this tour is now only available as a standard tour staying in shared hostel accommodation on the two Nights in Dublin. The upgraded accommodation options is available for the nights we do not stay in Dublin. Book early to avoid disappointment.

FOGRA-NOTE-ACHTUNG-ATTENTION: Paddywagon Tours Ltd/ accepts no responsibility for ferries to and from the UK being cancelled or postponed due to adverse weather conditions. If the good Lord cooks up a storm and the ferry companies in their wisdom decide it is better to wait to sail the ferry rather than risk it overturning or sinking in choppy seas then we must abide by that decision even if it means you arrive in Ireland or depart/arrive from Ireland or the UK at an earlier or later time. In the unlikely event of this happening it is beyond our control and we accept no responsibility or liability for!
Day 1: Sunday 12th March

Meet us at Kilburn (tube) station 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? ;)

Day 2: Monday 13th March

We set out departing from Dublin and making our way West for a spectacular day tour out in Connemara, where we'll visit the picturesque village of Cong. 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. Following this, we head to a stunning spot renowned for its fishing. Lough Corrib is the second largest lake in Ireland and is surrounded by its abundance of wildlife such as otters, hawks, minks and birds. The lake consists of 356 different islands. We continue our drive through the wilderness of Connemara, before we then head back to Galway via the Maam Valley, an area of scenic and unsurpassed beauty with the lakes of Connemara, with famine villages which unfold among the twelve Bens mountains. We travel back along the coast of Galway Bay through Gaelic-speaking Spiddal, and enjoy magnificent views of the Atlantic Coastline to Galway and Aran Islands. Finally we arrive in the busy city of Galway, with plenty of time to explore it's cobbled streets and enjoy it's hibernian culture. Ireland's traditional capital is home to some of our finest traditional musicians. Explore highlights like the Spanish Arch, St. Nicholas Cathedral, the colourful Shop Street, or maybe even sample some world famous Galway Bay oysters. The evening is free for you to spend pub-hopping - pull up a chair and have a pint, or jig the night away at an impromptu traditional Irish music session before bedtime!

Day 3: Tuesday 14th March

Good morning! Today of our tour, 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. 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: Wednesday 15th March

Today we embark on the world famous Dingle Peninsula and 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 colourful pubs with local musicians playing some mystic tunes. Tonight we stay in the beautiful town of Killarney.

Day 5: Thursday 16th March

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) followed by visiting Blarney Castle, where you'll kiss the Blarney Stone and gain the much coveted ‘Gift of the Gab' for seven 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 shopping haven of the Blarney Woolen Mills and craft shop, the largest Irish shop in the world. We make our way south towards Co. Cork. Our first stop will be the world famous Rock of Cashel in Co. Tipperary. One of Ireland's most evocative sites, you can stroll in the footsteps of St. Patrick flanked by ruins, Celtic crosses and round towers. Feel the soul of Ireland. The Rock of Cashel was the traditional seat of the Kings of Munster until they donated the complex to the Catholic Church almost 1,000 years ago for use as a cathedral. One of the best examples of medieval architecture anywhere in Europe. We head back toward Dublin then to get ourselves warmed up for the festivities! Check into your fine city centre accommodation and tonight we'll party at a massive Irish traditional dance party and singalong on the banks of the river Liffey.

Day 6: Friday 17th March St Paddy's Day

The only national festival celebrated the world over! Your morning is free for you to relax and explore. At 10.30am we'll regroup and go to O'Connell bridge to take our places at the world's biggest non-military parade and festival and watch it 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 in with the locals for some fun and banter on our great national day. At 5pm, you are invited to the legendary Paddywagon Paddy's Day party in our fine city center venue. In the evening maybe try out the monster Ceili (traditional Irish dancing) or the many other activities we have laid out for you our valued guests. Afterwards, we enjoy a celebration of human happiness in the famed Temple Bar area before we overnight in Dublin city.

Day 7: Saturday 18th March

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 is one of Ireland's most symbolic and sought-after visitor destinations. The Guinness Brewery has an amazing story beginning in 1759 when Arthur Guinness created his first pint of the Black Stuff. There will be much time to enjoy the Guinness Brewery and even enjoy a complimentary pint in the atrium bar, with its 360 degree view of Dublin's Fair City, followed by a free evening to enjoy the delights of our capital's nightlife, from fantastic pub grub to fine dining, traditional music and maybe even a club or two.

Day 8: Sunday 19th March

Dublin - 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!

Pick-up Points
  1. Kilburn tube station, London (JUBILEE LINE) @ 06.15 am