St. Paddy’s Day in Ireland

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Celebrate St. Paddy’s as it was meant to be! After sailing the sea of green that floods the parading streets of Dublin, you can have a pint of Guinness, gander over the Cliffs of Moher and frolic through the Ring of Kerry. We’ll do all the planning; you enjoy the party in one of the most scenic and friendly countries in the world.
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Overview

Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Highlights

    • Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at the biggest party in the world
    • Pour the perfect pint of Guinness while overlooking Dublin’s skyline
    • Make friends with locals and enjoy live music in Ireland’s pub scene
    • Stand in awe at the Cliffs of Moher, 700 feet above the Atlantic
    • Kiss the Blarney Stone and receive the “gift of gab”
    • Explore the Aran Islands, rich in Irish tradition

What's this trip about?

    Celebrate St. Paddy’s as it was meant to be! After sailing the sea of green that floods the parading streets of Dublin, you can have a pint of Guinness, gander over the Cliffs of Moher and frolic through the Ring of Kerry. We’ll do all the planning; you enjoy the party in one of the most scenic and friendly countries in the world.

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Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeStandard Group - 25 + people
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportRound trip airfare and all internal transport included
Start CityDublin
End CityAran Islands

Travel Themes

  • Cultural
  • National Parks
  • Nature & Wildlife
  • Festivals & Special Events

Destinations

  • Europe
  • United Kingdom
  • Ireland

Attractions

  • Dublin
  • Galway

Activities

  • Culture
  • Festivals & Special Events
  • History
  • Nature

Trip includes

    • Round-trip flights & airport transfers
    • Tour Director & local guides
    • Private deluxe motorcoach
    • 7 nights in hand-picked accommodations
    • Welcome Mixer with appetizers & drinks
    • Daily breakfast & three-course Farewell Dinner
    • Metro pass in Dublin
    • Entrance to the Guinness Storehouse, Blarney Castle & other select attractions

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Itinerary

Travel Map

Day 1: Overnight Flight

Board your overnight flight, bound for Europe.

Day 2: Introduction to Dublin

Your tour director will take you on a quick walk so you can get to know the area. In the last decade or so, Dublin has become one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Europe. It’s the hometown of James Joyce, U2, and Guinness. After clearing customs, you’ll meet your fu...

Day 3: Sightseeing Tour of Dublin (local guide)

A local guide will show you the best of Dublin. Pass by the Irish President’s home as you head through Phoenix Park. Take in the views along the River Liffey and check out an ancient Viking site. See the famous Trinity College, where Bram Stoker (the author of “Dracul...

Day 4: St. Paddy’s Day in Dublin

Wake up early and get out there. Today is totally free for you to celebrate the big day however you want. Maybe start by checking out Dublin’s official St. Patrick’s Festival, with its parades, music, comedy, and other quirky events. Later, you’ll probably end up with...

Day 5: Travel to County Kerry via Killarney

Continue on to County Kerry, known for its scenic green landscapes—classic Ireland.

Blarney Castle

En route to County Kerry, stop for a visit to the famed Blarney Castle. To reach the legendary Blarney Stone and to receive the “gift of the gab,” you’ll have to climb the steps of the castle, lean backward under the parapet wall and kiss the stone upside-down.

Day 6: Highlights of the Ring of Kerry

Drive the 112 miles around the Iveragh Peninsula, better known as the Ring of Kerry. Catch breathtaking views all the way—see the beaches, the Atlantic Ocean, the Lakes of Killarney and Macgillycuddy’s Reeks (the tallest mountains in Ireland).

During the drive,...

Day 7: Travel to Galway via Cliffs of Moher

On the way to Galway, stop at the Cliffs of Moher for amazing views of the coastline. The limestone walls of rock dominate the coast for five miles and rise to staggering heights of 700 feet.

Highlights of Galway

Your tour director will introduce you to ...

Day 8: Day Trip to the Aran Islands

Weather permitting

Head out on a day trip to the rugged Aran Islands, where old traditions are standing strong. Gaelic is still the main language of the islands, and traces of ancient Gaelic customs can still be found in the shops and cottages that dot the land...

Day 9: Fly Home

It's time to say your goodbyes. Head to the airport for your flight back home.

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Dates & Availability

Price From $1,799
Price per day$200
Last Updated: 3/23/2023

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The total tour cost includes the tour price (regular or promotional) and the compulsory local payment. The promotional price is subject to change. Check directly with the operator for the latest price offer. The tour operator requires you to pay only the tour price to purchase your travel. The compulsory local payment will be paid when you join the trip. All prices are based on double, twin or triple share occupancy. Solo passengers will be accommodated in a double, twin or triple room according to availability with a passenger(s) of the same gender. Single supplement only needs to be paid if the passenger does not want to share and requests their own room. Discounts can only be applied at the time of booking and cannot be added at a later date, regardless of any changes made to the original booking.

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What's excluded

    • Rooming upgrades
    • Optional excursions
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    • Beverages, lunch, and dinner (except where specified in the itinerary)
    • Transportation to free-time activities
    • Customary gratuities (for your Tour Director, bus drivers and local guides)
    • Porterage
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    • Expenses caused by airline rescheduling, cancellations or delays caused by the airlines, bad weather or events beyond EF’s control (see Flight Information section for details)
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Cancellation policy

You have 48 hours to cancel and receive a full refund. You can also switch trips up to 99 days before you leave.

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Based on the date EF receives written notification of your cancellation, you will be refunded for monies paid minus the cancellation fee and any non-refundable fees. (See refund and non-refundable Fee description above for more details.) In addition to notifying us of your cancellation in writing, we also recommend you call so that we can best review your options.

Days Prior to Departure and Cancellation Fee

30 days or less is all monies paid

30-60 days will be $2000

61-99 will be $1000

100-364 days is  $450

365+ days will be $150

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Meals Included
  • Welcome Mixer with appetizers & drinks
  • Daily breakfast & three-course Farewell Dinner
Age Requirements
No age restrictions
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