Ireland St. Patrick's Day
Welcome to the land of rolling green hills, medieval castles, kind people, heart-warming whiskey, and loud drinking songs. Most of all, welcome to the land of St. Patrick, the iconic man who exemplifies this joyous spirit. Have a pint, do a jig, stand on a table and go nuts in the home of the Irish's largest festival.
*Note: St. Patrick's Weekend begins March 15th.
- accommodation with your friends at top rated hostel
- Sandeman’s New Dublin Walking Tour
- Entrance to Guinness Storehouse
- Bus2alps trip leader
- The Ireland Bus2alps destination guide
- Exclusive Bus2alps discounts
There are two packages for this tour:
- Thursday - Monday: This package titled "Thursday Arrival" includes everything listed above in addition to a day trip to to the West Coast of Ireland and Galway on Friday, in addition to one extra night of accommodation.
- Friday - Monday: This package titled "Friday Arrival" and includes everything listed in the "included" section
* This tour begins at the Generator Hostel in Dublin on Thursday evening. Passengers are expected to meet their guide Thursday evening in the Hostel lobby. Please contact email@example.com for flight information.
**Trips departing in March coincide with many of our Spring Break trips. Combine with either our Best of Italy Spring Break, London, Paris, Amsterdam Spring Break, or Interlaken Ski Week, both of which begin the same day this tour completes, and save an additional 5% off.
Route (Fly From Anywhere - Ireland)
Day 1 (Thursday)
The trip meets in Dublin at Generator Hostel anytime after 16:00, after which you will be able to check into your rooms. If your flight arrives Friday morning, please inform your trip leader ahead of time. Your Bus2alps trip leader will meet you at Generator and the group will head out for a drink at one of Dublin’s oldest pubs.
Day 2 (Friday) / Day 1 (Friday Arrivals**)
On Friday we take a day trip across the country to the Cliffs of Moher and Galway. Take in Ireland’s breathtaking landscape as we cross the iconic rolling green hills to the west coast. Situated in the County Clare on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, the Cliffs of Moher are not to be missed (entry to cliffs included). After the cliffs we’ll stop for a traditional pub lunch (not included) and then continue on to the City of Galway. Included in the trip is a walking tour to get acquainted with the city. You are then free to explore the local shops, pubs and experience traditional music. We return to Dublin for Friday night where you can sing and dance at a traditional Irish pub or check out the clubs.
**Friday Arrivals: Trip meets in Dublin at Generator Hostel anytime after 16:00. After which you will be able to check into your rooms. Please note that those who book the Friday Arrival do not have the Galway trip and Cliffs of Moher included.
Day 3 (Saturday)
After breakfast on Saturday morning, we take a private tour of the city with Sandeman’s New Dublin Walking Tours. Our 3 hour tour will cover Dublin’s Castle, Medieval Walls, Viking remains, famous churches, Ha’Penny Bridge and other highlights. The tour ends at the Guiness Storehouse where we will take a tour of the brewery (included) and have a pint at the Gravity Bar, overlooking the city. Saturday night is the time to enjoy a few pints with the Irish locals. You are free to soak up Dublin’s world renowned nightlife at various bars, clubs and restaurants recommend by your trip leader.
Day 4 (Sunday)
Sunday is the biggest day in Ireland! St. Patrick’s weekend brings all of the Irish together in one massive day of rejoicing for their love of life and Guinness. Your trip leader will head down early to the St. Patrick’s Day parade with those who want to check it out. Afterwards, you will have time to explore anywhere in the city you have not visited, or head right to the pub for some pints.
Sunday night is the time to enjoy the massive celebration with the Irish locals for St. Patrick! You are free to check out as all of Dublin’s world renowned nightlife at various bars, clubs and restaurants recommend by your trip leader.
Day 5 (Monday)
Monday we depart Dublin. Please contact us if you choose to stay an additional night (additional charges will apply). Most flights from Dublin depart in the mid-afternoon and evening. Check out from our accommodation is at 10:00* and luggage storage is available through the hostel.