Thursday 15th March – Arrival in Dublin | Explore Dublin
Today, you will all fly-in and meet us in the late afternoon at 4:30pm, where you can join our private walking tour to check out Dublin whilst learn about history, culture and the Irish with our fun local guide. The walking tour covers all the main sites and stories, including:
…and much more!
At around 7pm, you can join us for a bite to eat at one of the local pubs before boarding the coach and making our way to the accommodation in Glendalough, one of Ireland’s most beautiful visitors’ destinations.
Friday 16th March – Galway (and Cliffs of Moher)
After breakfast, you will all be taken to the beautiful town of Galway. Known as the ‘City of Tribes’, Galway is sure to impress you with its unique character and vibrant atmosphere. Explore the bustling university town and listen to its many buskers. You can either spend more time exploring the city or you can come with us to see the awe-inspiring Cliffs of Moher (optional extra). The cliffs are famous all over the world for their stunning views over the Atlantic Ocean and have been used as a backdrop in movies like Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince and The Princess Bride.
Saturday 17th March – St. Patrick’s Day
In the morning, we will be heading to Dublin to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! Over 100,000 visitors are expected to join a host of locals to enjoy the biggest party in the country in 20180. Saturday 17 March is a national holiday, and the streets and pubs will be buzzing with people from Friday evening. In the late evening, a private bus transfer will take you back to the hostel.
Sunday 18th March – Glendalough and Wicklow Mountains
In the morning, feel free to sleep in and cure the hangover with a nice Irish breakfast. Afterwards, it’s time to discover the world famous heritage site of Glendalough (Glen of two lakes). The landscape here is dominated by oak, Scots Pine and mixed woodland, and of course, the two lakes from which the name Glendalough is derived. The lower lake takes under an hour to walk and the upper just over an hour. Afterwards, you have time to check out the Wicklow Mountains. Covering 20,483 hectares, Wicklow Mountains National Park has the distinction of being the largest of Ireland’s six National Parks. It is also the only one located in the east of the country.
Monday 19th March – Dublin or Belfast
In the morning, we have our breakfast, check-out of the accommodation and go on a fun-packed day trip to Northern Ireland! (Optional extra – If you don’t decide to join, you will be dropped off in Dublin). The first stop of the day is at the legendary Giant’s Causeway! The volcanic activity helped Finn McCool forge this wonder of the world some 60 million years ago. The 6km of sheer cliffs rising to over 90m and forming a series of bays are spectacular. We will also visit the Dark Hedges and Ballintoy, famed by the hit TV series Game of Thrones!
Afterwards, we make our way to lovely Belfast where you will be taken on a private bus tour. For over 30 years the city was in a bloody civil war, fought between the mainly nationalist Catholic community and mainly loyalist protestant community. During the tour, you will be taken from east to west, north to south taking in both sides of the community and how they depicted their war efforts through amazingly detailed murals.
In the evening, we make our way back to Dublin for our last night.
Tuesday 20th March – Dublin and departures
It is time to say goodbyes. You can spend another day in Dublin as you please and return back home, whenever you have your flight.
+++ All optionals above are paid when you meet with the guide on the first day of the trip +++
_Private bus transfer from Dublin to the hostel in Glengalough
_4 nights hostel accommodation in Glengalough (4-8 ppl per room)
_1 night hostel accommodation (4-8 ppl per room) in Dublin (optional 2-bed upgrade available check the “optional extras”)
_5 x mini-Irish breakfast
_Services of 2 EuroTrip Adventure Leaders
_2- hour “Highights of Dublin” walking tour with local guide
_Day trip to Galway
_Private bus transfer to/from St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in Dublin
_2 shots of alcohol to kick off St. Patrick’s Day
_Sightseeing tips of all places provided by trip leaders
_Day tour of Glengalough and Wicklow Mountains
_24/7 Emergency phone
_Exclusive Facebook group for continuous customer support & updates
_Half-day trip to Cliffs of Moher
_ Flight to/from Dublin
_ Lunch and Dinner