Experience the best of the Emerald Isle during St. Patrick's Festival with this 4 Day Tour of Ireland (including the world- famous Dublin festival).
Experience the world famous St. Patrick's Festival with the Irish in Dublin on this 4 day package (including the world- famous Dublin festival). Your tour starts in central Dublin @ 18:00 on Friday 16th March 2017 and finishes on the afternoon of Monday 19th March.
Spend 3 nights in Dublin to soak up the best party 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.
Other highlights of this tour include Wicklow Mountains, Glendalough Celtic- Christian ruins and last but not least the world- famous Guinness Brewery where you can enjoy a freshly brewed pint with 360 degree views over Dublin from the rooftop bar.
See you in Dublin on the 16th!
(See itinerary for full tour description)
We meet in Dublin's fair city at 5:00 pm, check into our 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.
The only national festival celebrated the world over! Your morning is free for you to relax and explore. At 10:30 am 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.
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 too.
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.
NB: Your tour ends in Dublin city this afternoon. Accommodation is not included tonight Sunday 19th March.