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 Dublin's largest festival. 


  • 3 Nights with your friends at top-rated accommodation, Kinlay House
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Bus2alps Trip Leaders and recommendations
  • Exclusive Bus2alps discounts
  • Transportation and entry to the Cliffs of Moher (Friday)*
  • Transportation to Galway (Friday)*

*Please note that the trip meets on Thursday after 16:00 at the accommodation. The meeting time for Friday morning's departure to the Cliffs and Galway is in the lobby at 6:45AM. If your flight arrives on Friday after this, you will miss the day trip to the Cliffs/Galway. 

Detailed Itinerary

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Day 1 - Thursday

The trip meets in Dublin at the Kinlay House hostel anytime after 16:00, after which you will be able to check into your rooms. Your Bus2alps trip leader will meet you in the hostel lobby between 4:00PM and 10:00PM for check in and give you important information regarding the weekend. The group will then head out later that night for a drink at one of Dublin’s oldest pubs in the lively Temple Bar area.

Day 2 - Friday

On Friday morning we take a day trip across the country to the famous Cliffs of Moher and charming city of 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 continue on to the City of Galway. You are then free to explore the local Claddagh ring and wool shops, visit traditional pubs and watch musical performances by the popular street performers scattered throughout the city center. We return to Dublin for Friday night, when you can sing and dance at traditional Irish pubs or check out some clubs.

*Please note that the meeting time for Friday morning's departure to the Cliffs and Galway is in the hostel lobby at 6:45AM. If your flight arrives on Friday after this, you will miss the day trip to the Cliffs/Galway. 

Day 3 - Saturday

Saturday is the biggest day in Ireland - St. Patrick's Day! St. Paddy's weekend brings all of the Irish together in one massive day of rejoicing for their love of life and most importantly, 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.

That night is the time to enjoy the massive celebration with the Irish locals! You are free to check out all of Dublin’s world-renowned nightlife at various bars, clubs, and restaurants recommended by your Bus2alps trip leaders.

Day 4 - Sunday

Sunday we will depart Dublin. Please contact us if you would like to arrange an additional night's accommodation (additional charges will apply). Check out from the accommodation is at 10:00AM and luggage storage is available through the hostel.

If your flight is later in the afternoon or evening, we will be offering an optional Sunday activity package that includes a 2-hour walking tour of Dublin in the morning followed by group entry to the Guinness Storehouse at 12:00PM. Look out for an email after booking the trip with further information and to sign up! 


Highlights Include:

  • Dublin's St. Patrick's Day Festival & Parade
  • Cliffs of Moher 
  • Galway, home of the Claddagh Ring
  • Temple Bar
  • and more!

Detailed information


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