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The 10 Day All-Ireland Tour

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Trip Type: Backpacker Tour
Tour Operator: Paddywagon Tours
Tour Cost: $778
Departs from: Dublin
Duration: 10 days

Tags: $500-$1000 Tours, 8-13 days, Ireland Tours, Paddywagon, Small Group Tour


Relaxing 1 and 2 night stays in fascinating Belfast, Historic Derry, Cong, Galway, Dingle Peninsula, magical Killarney and Dublin's fair city!

Begin in intriguing Belfast, the most fascinating stop on Europe’s Backpacker circuit! From the glorious Glens of Antrim to the Giants Causeway, you’ll melt at the beauty of our North Coast! 2 nights in Irelands most Historic City, lovely Derry (546 AD). Tour of the walled city, scene of Bloody Sunday (1972). History buff paradise!

Explore the Highlands of Donegal and Mayo. Climb Irelands Holy mountain - Croagh Patrick! Gaelic Galway - Irelands trendiest, medieval Party City. Visit the mind-blowing 750ft high Cliffs of Moher (a lifetime highlight for many people) and the mystical 200 million year old Burren area – botanical and geological wonderland.

Once across the River Shannon (Dolphins!) by ferry, its the Kingdom of Kerry, for an amazing 3 nights in Ireland's most outstanding area of natural beauty! Overnight in cute and lovable Anascaul in your very own Irish Pub, the Randy Leprechaun on the Dingle Peninsula, sing all night, take an Oceanside hike, swim with Fungi the Dolphin…. A super experience will be had by all!

The Ring of Kerry and Dingle, two of the worlds most famous coastal drives. Slea Head and walk the beaches featured in Far & Away (Tom Cruise). A brilliant two-night stay in Killarney – mountains, lakes, Castles, National Park, Live music, Irish Dancing, unforgettable memories!!

Final night in Cork, European capital of culture. Finish in the most revered site of all - the Guinness Brewery! A wonderful climax to 10 days of non-stop, craic-filled happy days! Go raibh mile maith agat, a thousand thank yous…… Happy Days! The independent traveler wins again…

Day: 1 | Location: Dublin - Belfast:

Leave Dublin's Paddy Palace at 8am and begin your adventures at Drogheda where you'll see the preserved head of St. Oliver Plunkett (executed 1681) in St. Peters Cathedral. Celtic crosses at Monasterboice. Cross the border at South Armagh. A fascinating evening in Belfast awaits. Paddywagon strongly recommends the world famous Black Taxi tour (optional) to view the Peace wall and political murals.

Day: 2 | Location: Belfast - Historic Derry

A glorious touring day! Cruise the Beautiful North Coast. You'll see the Carrick-a-rede rope bridge (seasonal, cross at your own risk by making a small charitable donation to the National Trust, the UK registered charity that mainains the Bridge) walk the Giants Causeway and take fantastic photos of Dunluce Castle. Overnight in Historic Derry. Excellent traditional music night in Peadar O'Donells pub.

Day: 3 | Location: Derry - Donegal

Begin today with an excellent in-depth walking tour of Derry's walls (1601) and the well known Bogside district. After lunch you'll go off on a marvellous half day tour of Donegal, and the divine Glenveagh National Park. Remote beauty! Overnight in Historic Derry.

Day: 4 | Location: Derry - Cong

Drive through enchanting Sligo visiting the sacred grave of our national Poet, Nobel laureate WB Yeats. Explore the vast archaeological and cultural richness of Irelands North West Coast. Consider taking a seaweed bath (optional) as you make a beach stop at surf hotspot Strandhill. Overnight in charming Cong, setting for John Waynes Hollywood classic – the Quiet Man. Magical scenery.

Day: 5 | Location: Cong - Westport - Galway

This morning you will drive to Ireland's tidiest town, Westport, and climb Croagh Patrick, Irelands holy pilgrimage mountain. After Lunch its an evocative drive through the Doolough (black valley) and Connemara. Mesmerising scenery. Hear of famine times from your guide at the numerous memorials. Tonight youll overnight in Galway, Irelands party capital.

Day: 6 | Location: Galway - Killarney

You should take free time this morning to explore the sights and sounds of lively colourful Galway, maybe rise early and walk to see the Spanish Arch and Claddagh area. Onwards then. Today you will have the wild atlantic ocean by your side as your group cruises down the West Coast. Run around the lunar landscape of the Burren before gazing in awe at the majesty that is the cliffs of moher. Overnight in Killarney, Irelands premier tourist town. Music Galore.

Day: 7 | Location: Ring of Kerry

Consider an enjoyable Horse led ride through the National Park on the world famous Jaunting Cars (optional). Afterwards you'll embark on a full day tour of the Ring of Kerry, Ireland's most celebrated scenic drive. Overnight in Killarney.

Day: 8 | Location: Killarney - Dingle

Today you will take a short drive to Dingle, a charming gaelic speaking fishing village. Free time in Dingle to shop and lunch and then a pleasant tour around Slea Head. See Sleeping Giant Island. Tonight you'll stay in your very own Irish pub, the Randy Leprechaun in Annascaul on the Dingle Peninsula.

Day: 9 | Location: Dingle - Cork

Cross the Cork and Kerry Mountains to kiss the legendary Blarney Stone atop Blarney Castle. Souvenir heaven! Afterwards you'll drive out to exclusive Kinsale, Irelands riviera and culinary capital and Overnight in Cork City Centre, European capital of Culture 2005.

Day: 10 | Location: Cork - Dublin
After exploring Cork city you'll make your way home via the Golden Vale and county Tipperary, the home of hurling! You'll make a stop at beautiful Kilkenny to explore the city before returing to Dublin for your grand finale - Visit phoenix Park, Europes largest! 5,000 Red Deer running wild, the Papal Cross and Aras an Uachtarain (the home of the beloved President Mary) and the Guinness Brewery, enjoy privileged access a complimentary pint of the Black Stuff!!


 

 

Fogra/Please note: Paddywagon reserves the right to amend their intineraries without notice in the interests of your enjoyment, safety and/or in extreme circumstances such national strikes, emergencies, days of national mourning, civil unrest (higly unlikely) etc. Itinerary amendments are extremely rare. Please remember that Paddywagon is full of proud young Irish patriots, and they are determined to ensure you love their Motherland as much as they do. Le Meas/With respect

Departs: Paddys Palace, Dublin @ 8am
Every Monday (All Year Round)

What's Included

  • All Accommodation
  • All Breakfasts
  • All Entrances

Our Office A-Team hold the fort in Downtown Dublin. With great enthusiasm and panache they ensure all administration, tour operations and marketing functions are executed to the high standard we guarantee you.

Today our team has expanded rapidly. We will neither confirm nor deny the tale that Paddywagon Drivers are taken from their parents at the age of 6 and brought to the Isle of Skye in Scotland and trained by the warrior woman Scathach in the art of war-making and social intercourse and then unleashed on the world of Irish tourism (you can decide that during your adventure in Ireland). We will however try to introduce you to some of the present clan below - Irelands finest Tour Guides!
The Paddy’s Palace Team look after our crown jewels - our budget accommodation centres - Paddys Palace Dublin and Paddys Palace Killarney. They have years of experience as travellers and in accommodation management, you are assured of a luxury, clean, safe, relaxed, and thoroughly enjoyable environment.

They are without doubt Ireland’s number 1 team, to be sure, to be sure! The Driver/Guide’s story motto: "Truth on our lips, strength in our limbs and purity in our hearts " Our motto is the actual motto of Na Fianna, The High King of Ireland’s elite bodyguard until the 4th century AD, led by the near legendary Fionn McCool.

 
 



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Tour Highlights

  • 100% Irish professional Tour Guide
  • All Accomodation
  • All Entrance Fees
  • All Breakfasts
  • Battle of the Boyne Battlefield area
  • The preserved head of St. Oliver Plunkett (1681)
  • Monasterboice – Celtic Crosses
  • Belfast Cab Tour (optional)
  • The green Glens of Antrim
  • Giants Causeway
  • Dunluce Castle
  • Traditional music night in Historic Derry
  • Thrilling Rope Bridge (seasonal)
  • Historic Walking Tour of Derry’s walls (1613)
  • Bloody Sunday Murals
  • Donegal Highlands
  • Bundoran: World Surf Championships
  • Croagh Patrick: Irelands Holy Mountain

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