A Week in Ireland: St. Patrick's Day

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Can you think of a better time to visit Ireland than during St. Patrick’s Day week? Drop in on the Emerald Isle during one of the most festive times of year, exploring its vibrant cities and breathtaking countryside. Start your journey in Galway, making your way to Cork and the Blarney Castle before settling in for the celebrations in Dublin. Don some green, ...
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Overview

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

Highlights

    • Galway’s live traditional music is a can’t-miss
    • The vibrant, welcoming Irish people
    • Cork, “The Rebel County,” has charm all its own
    • Seeing how the Emerald Isle earned its nickname
    • Dublin’s the place to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day
    • Irish pubs are cultural experiences unto themselves

What's this trip about?

    Can you think of a better time to visit Ireland than during St. Patrick’s Day week? Drop in on the Emerald Isle during one of the most festive times of year, exploring its vibrant cities and breathtaking countryside. Start your journey in Galway, making your way to Cork and the Blarney Castle before settling in for the celebrations in Dublin. Don some green, grab a pint and join the locals for the city’s legendary St. Patrick’s Day parade.

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Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeStandard Group - 25 + people
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportAll internal ground transport included
Start CityGalway
End CityDublin

Travel Themes

  • Cultural
  • National Parks
  • Nature & Wildlife

Destinations

  • Europe
  • United Kingdom
  • Ireland

Attractions

  • Dublin
  • Galway

Activities

  • Culture
  • History

Trip includes

    • 6 nights in handpicked hotels
    • Breakfast daily, 2 three-course dinners with beer or wine
    • Multilingual Tour Director
    • Private deluxe motor coach
    • Guided sightseeing and select entrance fees

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Itinerary

OVERNIGHT FLIGHT 1 night

Day 1: Travel day
Board your overnight flight to Shannon today.

GALWAY 2 nights Hotel info

Day 2: Arrival in Galway

Included meals:
Dinner Welcome to Ireland! After landing in Shannon, travel to Galway. Once settled in, discover the local energy and living traditions of Ireland’s third-largest city on a guided tour. Stroll past Lynch's Castle, Galway Cathedral, the Druid Theater Company and the br...
Day 3: The Burren & Cliffs of Moher

Included meals:
Breakfast Journey outside the city to explore two of the country’s most dramatic landscapes. Travel through the limestone plateau called the Burren Explore the Cliffs of Moher, which rise 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean Back in Galway, enjoy a free afternoon to explore the city.

COUNTY CORK 1 night Hotel info

Day 4: Cork via Blarney Castle

Included meals:
Breakfast Pay a visit to Blarney Castle, where you’ll have the chance to kiss the legendary Blarney Stone. Then continue on to Cork, a city synonymous with the Irish spirit of rebellion, and explore the city with your Tour Director. Wander along Cork’s web of canals to the city center Stop at the English Market, a traditional food hall best known for its butchers and fresh fish

DUBLIN 3 nights Hotel info

Day 5: Sightseeing tour of Dublin

Included meals:
Breakfast Zip through lush scenery on your way to Dublin, where you’ll embark on a guided tour of the Emerald Isle’s capital city. Pass St Stephen’s Green and admire the Georgian architecture of Merrion Square Walk down Grafton Street to see the Molly Malone statue ...
Day 6: St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin

Included meals:
Breakfast Celebrate your own way today—catch a glimpse of the legendary St. Patrick’s Day Parade, or take advantage of the cultural events held across the city. This evening, enjoy more free time or add an excursion. Optional Excursion - Traditional Irish Dinner & Show $109pp* Details

Day 7: Free day in Dublin

Included meals:
Breakfast, Dinner Spend the day exploring Dublin on your own or add an excursion. Later, say goodbye to your fellow travelers and take in Irish entertainment at a farewell dinner in one of Dublin’s oldest pubs. Optional Excursion - Glendalough $39pp* Details

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Day 8: Departure

Included meals:
Breakfast (excluding early morning departures) Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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