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The 5-Day Ireland Celtic Rocker Tour

Trip Type: Backpacker Tour
Tour Operator: Shamrocker Adventures
Tour Cost: $379 ($359 students)
Departs from: Dublin
Duration: 5 days

Tags: $500 or less Tours, 4-7 days, Ireland Tours, Shamrocker Adventures, Small Group Tour

Experience first hand what great craic the Emerald Isle can be, from incredible landscapes, mountains and castles, to nights squeezed in to the local pub with traditional live music and a pint of the black stuff.

For those with at least 5 days in the Emerald Isle, the Celtic Rocker is the only way to go. Five amazing days around Ireland's spectacular South and West Coasts that will bombard your senses and change your life forever!

Shamrocker will awaken your senses to the sounds and scents of Ireland, show you places you never imagined existed (and will never forget!), and reach beyond the postcard images and discover Ireland the true way.

Sights that'll blow your mind along the way include the eerie rock of Cashel, the poignant Holy Wells, the ancient Dolmen of Pol na Brone, the breath-taking heights of The Cliffs of Moher and of course you’ll have the chance to kiss the Blarney Stone!

The Celtic Rocker Tour will give you some unforgettable memories of the magical country of Ireland and leave you desperate to return and discover more.

Day: 1 | Location: Dublin - Westport

Immerse yourself in myth and legend first off at The Hill of Tara, seat of the High Kings and a Pagan Stronghold of ancient Ireland. Next, off to Kilbeggan, home to one of the oldest licensed Whiskey Distilleries in the world. After sampling the good stuff it’s onto Ireland’s pilgrimage town of Knock to clear your conscience! The Atlantic town of Westport is a perfect place to sit back and enjoy the ‘Ceol agus Craic’ (that’s music and good times to us!)

Day: 2 | Location: Westport - Galway

En route to Kylemore Abbey, enjoy the spectacular scenery of Connemara, from Ireland's own Holy Mountain Croagh Patrick to Doolough Valley with a lake as dark as its history. Walk through the brooding mountains of wild and rugged Connemara or picnic on one of its beautiful white sandy beaches before relaxing in the tiny capital of the region, Clifden. Galway city is next! Hang out in its maze of colorful medieval streets and soak up its lively cultural scene.

Day: 3 | Location: Galway - Doolin

Start the day with a beautiful scenic drive along Galway Bay & Kinvarra Bay into the heart of the Burren’s lunar limestone landscape. Wonder at the 5000 year old portal tomb Pol na Brone Dolmenbefore a coastal drive to a beautiful beach for a game of Gaelic footie! Relax over a pint of the black stuff before seeing the awe inspiring Cliffs of Moher. Doolin, home of traditional Irish music, is your overnight stop.

Day: 4 | Location: Doolin - Killarney

Head south along the windswept coast of Clare. Watch out for dolphins on the ferry crossing over the mighty River Shannon. Sit back and enjoy the beautiful countryside of Ireland’s Kingdom, Kerry, en route to the charming and colourful fishing town, Dingle - home to Fungi the Dolphin! Take in the spectacular views along the Dingle peninsula, a magical place of unique beauty, beaches, palm trees, stonewalls and Irish speakers! Spot the Sleeping Giant and the Three Sisters as you walk to the edge of the world! Then it’s the drama and spectacle of the Kerry Mountains before settling in for the night. The group's overnight stop is bustling Killarney town, surrounded by Killarney National Park and the famous lakes.

Day: 5 | Location: Killarney - Dublin

From the mountains of Kerry you'll journey through the picturesque valleys and the pretty hills of West Cork- the cradle of the Irish War of Independence where you'll hear tales of Michael Collins and the old IRA. Kiss the Blarney Stone and discover fairy lore. Walk the wishing steps, get the gift of the gab and enjoy the magic and scullduggery of Blarney Castle. Be inspired by the tower of Babel formation in the Mitchelstown Caves. Wonder at the dramatic spectacle of the Rock of Cashel, a church fortress overlooking the fertile plains of Munster. Then it's through Tipperary and on past the stud farms of Kildare as the tour makes for the Fair City - Dublin. There may even be time for a last pint in a hidden pub along the way!

Departs Mondays and most Saturdays during the summer to September then every other Monday in other months.
CHECK- IN: 08.15am

What’s included?

An unforgettable adventure with like-minded travellers, transport, including all ferries and a legendary tour guide!

What’s not included?

Meals and entrance fees are not included allowing you to keep your options open. We book accommodation for you in hostel dorms and all you have to do is pay for this when you arrive at the hostel. This usually costs between €17-€21 per person per night.


To remember the "CRAIC" you had on tour why not get yourself a limited edition 2009 Shamrocker t-shirt for the Fan-Feckin-Tastic price of €10!

Why go Shamrocker? Well, to be sure, our Irish tours are great Craic with the best coaches and the cheapest prices, no other tour company in Ireland offers better value. Our tour guides are 100% Irish and, being Irish have inherited a great sense of fun and good humour as well as being passionate and knowledgeable about their country. But that’s not all, with Shamrocker Adventures you only pay for what you want. We know that many of you are on tight budgets so we do our best to give you a great time as cheaply as possible. You only pay for what you want, if you don’t want accommodation or meals on our Irish tours then you don’t have to pay for them, its all about CHOICESimple!

SEE for yourself why millions of people around the world are so proud to have Irish ancestry - get out there among some of the world's most spectacular scenery and experience the true Ireland. FEEL the refreshing cool Atlantic spray as you stroll along deserted magnificent West Coast beaches. TASTE how Guinness really is better at home as it's poured to perfection in a village pub. SMELL the beautiful sweet scent of smouldering peat fires as we wind our way along the unspoilt back roads of the rural Gaeltachts. HEAR the craic, legends and myths of a land once ruled by giants and warriors.

So you want to explore Ireland and you want to do it right? Then Shamrocker is for you!

Our mission is to make you rave about Ireland - to feel it, live it and love it the way we do and to remember your time here as one of the best times of your life! So whether you're here for a few days, a few weeks or a few months, we'll make sure you get a tremendous insight into our country. Meet real local characters and discover what it means to us to be Irish. Even if we say so ourselves, we are the friendliest people on earth!

Irish Guides! All our guides are 100% Irish born and bred. Full legends in their own right and can have more stories and knowledge of history that you would think was possible! Possible living proof that kissing the Blarney Stone really does mean you will have the gift of the gab for the rest of your life!

We believe in Choice – Yours! We are not tied to any hostels in Ireland and are free to choose the best accommodation options for you. We automatically pre book dorm accommodation for all our passengers, so all you have to do is pay as you go. If you want to upgrade to a private room or a B&B, that's no hassel either all you have to do is e-mail us at least 7 days before your departure date and we will do our best to secure your peferred accommodation. Travelling is all about choice. If you want to spend your hard earned cash differently to the next guy, that’s cool with us. We know everyone has their own likes and dislikes. Why pay for a meal you don’t want or entry to an attraction that’s not for you?

Our Unrivalled Reputation! We do NOT operate a minimum numbers policy so once you're booked you will travel - guaranteed! From the day we started we've NEVER cancelleda departure. Unlike other companies we NEVER mix our trips so - if you book a 3 day trip that's what you'll get, not half of a six day trip!

The Best Vehicles! You're guaranteed the best experiences in what are widely recognised as being the best, and most comfortable backpacker midi-coaches in Ireland.

Get 10% off the Celtic Rocker tour with Bakpak! Complete our inquiry form to get discount instructions

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Tour Highlights

  • Play Gaelic football and Hurling at Lahinch on a beach
  • Walk in the footsteps of 142 Irish kings at The Hill of Tara
  • Lose yourself in the lunar landscape of the Burren
  • Eat fresh oysters in Galway, minutes after they’ve come off the boat

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