Experience the world famous St. Patrick's Festival with the Irish in Dublin on this 4 day package (including the world- famous Dublin festival). 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.
ItineraryDay 1: Day 1: Friday, March 15thPass By: Paddywagon Tours, Dublin, County DublinArrive in Dublin's fair city with check- in to our downtown accommodation from 14:00 onwards. Stop At: Guinness Storehouse, Dublin, County Dublinor early arrivals, feel free to join our bus to Guinness Storehouse @ 14:30 with a return @ 17:00 approx. Guinness Storehouse 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.Duration: 3 hoursPass By: River Liffey, Dublin, County DublinTonight we'll party at a massive Irish traditional dance party and singalong on the banks of the river Liffey.No meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Paddy's Palace, Dublin. Backpack hostel accommodation in dorm rooms. Day 2: Day 2 : Saturday March 16thStop At: Cliffs of Moher, Liscannor, County ClareToday we'll all travel together to the amazing west of Ireland. You'll enjoy our classic Cliffs of Moher day tour from Dublin taking in the Cliffs of Moher, Doolin village, limestone Burren region, Bunratty Castle (photos), Kinvara and the Wild Atlantic Way. The tour departs Dublin @ 07:30 and returns around 20:00. Enjoy an evenong at leisure with friends old and new. Discover the delights of our capital's nightlife, from fantastic pub grub to fine dining, traditional music and maybe even a club or two on this St. Patrick's eve.Duration: 13 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Paddy's Palace Hostel, dorm room accommodation. Day 3: Day 3: Sunday March 17th: St. Patrick's DayPass By: O'Connell Bridge, Dublin, County DublinThe only national festival celebrated the world over! Your morning is free for you to relax and explore. At 10:30 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 17:00, 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.No meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Paddy's Palace Hostel, dorm room accommodation. Day 4: Day 4: Monday March 18thStop At: Glendalough Monastic Settlement, Vale of Glendalough, County WicklowWe enjoy our final day of exploring Ireland with a half day touring the 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. It is located less than an hour from Dublin, which makes it the perfect day trip from our capital city. Choose to depart @ 08:00 and return @ 13:00 or you could also choose to sleep a little longer and enjoy the afternoon departure @ 13:30 which returns @ 17:00 - 17:30.NB: Your tour ends in Dublin city this afternoon. Accommodation is not included tonight Monday 18th March.Duration: 5 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Paddy's Palace Hostel, dorm room accommodation.