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St. Patrick's Day in Ireland

8 days,Dublin to Cork

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.


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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!

What's Included

  • Visit to St. Patrick's Day parade (Dublin). Templebar pub crawl. Storytelling pub tour by foot (Galway). Visit to Blarney Castle. Orientation walk of Killarney. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • 7 breakfasts. (Allow EUR 350-500 for meals not included.)
  • Simple hotels/hostels (7 nts, multi-share).
  • Bus, walking.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.
  • Small group experience; Max 18, avg 10.

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Itinerary Notes

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Day 1 Dublin

Arrive at any time. We highly recommend arriving early to get the most out of Dublin. With many sightseeing options – like the Temple Bar area, Guinness Storehouse and Jameson Distillery – any extra time here will be well-used.

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 around; 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.

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 or rent a bike to get around on two wheels.

Day 6-7 Cork (2B)

Visit the Blarney Castle, and take a turn kissing the Blarney Stone after travelling to County Cork. Opt to visit the Cobh Heritage Centre to learn more about Irish history including the Great Famine and the history of the RMC Titanic. Choose to celebrate a final night out with the group at one of the local pubs.

Day 8 Cork (1B)

Depart at any time.