Option 2: St. Patrick's Day - 4 Day Tour from London

OPTION 2: ST. PATRICK'S DAY - 4 DAY TOUR FROM LONDON

This St. Patrick's Day are you going "where streams of whiskey are flowing?" (sorry, couldn't resist a reference to The Pogues!)

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INTRODUCTION





This St. Patrick's Day are you going "where streams of whiskey are flowing?" (sorry, couldn't resist a reference to The Pogues!)

Why not avoid the holiday airline fares and join us and our merry band of fellow travellers on this four day experience from London to Dublin. We'll meet at Kilburn Tube Station (Jubilee Line) @ 06:15 on Saturday 16th March 2019 and arrive back in London @ 23:00pm on Tuesday the 19th March.

We'll take the ferry from the UK to Ireland and get to know one another over the first pints of the weekend. Arrive in Dublin early on the first evening where we check into our central accommodation and head downtown for a welcome party.

Spend 3 nights in Dublin to soak up the celtic atmosphere and to mix & mingle in the legendary pubs at this unique time of year. The Temple Bar, Grafton Street, South William Street, Harcourt Street and Leeson Street areas will be thronged with green- clad locals "Wetting the Shamrock" with a few drops of Guinness & Jameson. You also won't want to miss the world- famous St. Patrick's Day Parade through Dublin's 1,000 year old streets, which will draw over 250,000 people.

On Monday 18th we'll tour the beautiful countryside made famous by Braveheart, PS I Love You and Ballykissangel including Wicklow Mountains & Glendalough Celtic- Christian ruins. Last but not least visit the world- famous Guinness Brewery where you can enjoy a freshly brewed pint with 360 degree views over Dublin from the rooftop bar.

On the last day explore 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.

Depart Dublin together Tuesday Afternoon, arriving in London for 23:00 on Tuesday evening

See you @ Kilburn Tube Station on the 16th!

(See itinerary for full tour description)

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!

ITINERARY

Day 1: Saturday 16th March 2019

London - Dublin: To all your lucky people, make sure to 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. Departure is at 6.30am 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, ey?

Day 2: Sunday March 17th: St. Patrick'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 3 : Monday March 18th

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 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 4: Tuesday March 19th

Dublin - London: We enjoy a final day 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, which brings our Paddywagon Paddy's Day tour to a close.

This afternoon we take the lovely ferry across to England, with bars, restaurants, and lots of leisure activities available onboard! We aim to arrive in London Kilburn between 22:00 and 23:00.