St. Patrick's Day in Ireland

St. Patrick's Day in Ireland information and booking

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$999
  • Duration
    8
    Days
  • Service
    Basic
  • Difficulty
    Moderate
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Highlights

Blend into the green masses on a Paddy's Day pub crawl in Templebar (Dublin), kiss the Blarney Stone, dance an Irish jig to traditional music at the local pub, experience the best craic Ireland has to offer.

Tour description provided by G Adventures

Leave the green beer and tacky hats behind and have an authentic St. Patrick’s Day experience in Ireland. Of course, there’ll be the requisite Paddy’s Day partying in Dublin, but there will also be pub crawls in locales like Galway, Killarney and Cork, as well as storytelling tours and orientation walks to get you up to speed on Ireland’s culture. A small group size means that you’ll get more attention from the trip’s CEO—and more seats at the pub!

Itinerary

Day 1 Dublin
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Dublin (1B)
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a visit to the parade in downtown Dublin before heading down to Templebar for a pub crawl with the many other Paddy's Day revellers about; first beer is on us. Don't forget to wear green!
Day 3-4 Galway (2B)
Chow down on an Irish breakfast perfect for soaking up any residual Guinness in the system. Take an afternoon train to Galway and learn more about the the city on a storytelling pub tour by foot. Opt to visit a local pub to hear live traditional music and choose to visit the Cliffs of Moher during free time. Galway started as a fishing village around Galway Bay. It became a walled city in 1232 and some sections of the wall can be seen today near the Spanish Arch. Today Galway is a thriving, bohemian city popular for its beaches, winding promenade and cobblestoned streets with colourful shops and cafés. This is a great city to listen to traditional music in a pub while sipping away at a real Irish Guinness.
Day 5 Killarney (1B)
Orientation walk upon arrival of the downtown area. Opt to get out in nature with a visit to the nearby national park full of mountainous greenery and lakes.
Day 6-7 Cork (2B)
As the second largest city, Cork will feel like a metropolis compared to the teeny villages you've been visiting. Built on the River Lee, the city is built on islands created by the channels cutting through the city. Cork is known for its many universities, theatres, art schools and general diversity and culture. With many immigrants settling in the inviting city, it's easy to find different types of foods, shops and cafés lining the streets. Definitely make some time to hit up a traditional pub, listen to some music and drink a pint or two – Murphy's Irish Stout hails from Cork. Travel to County Cork for your final days in Ireland. Nearby sights we'll visit include the Blarney Castle and the Blarney Stone. The Blarney Castle was built nearly 600 years ago and has become one of the most famous sights in Ireland. The "Stone of Eloquence" is found at the top of the tower and you'll need to hang upside down and kiss the renowned Blarney Stone for the gift of gab. Opt to visit the Cobh Heritage Centre to learn more about Irish history including the Great Famine and the history of the RMC Titanic. Enjoy a final night out on the town with your group and toast a pint to this beautiful island!
Day 8 Cork (1B)
Depart at any time.