2-Day South Ireland Tour From Dublin

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See the world famous Cliffs of Moher, wonder at the barren beauty of the Burren, stroll through the grounds of Blarney Castle and stay overnight in Cork. This tour is ideal for those who seek to visit Ireland's most popular tourist attractions. Short on time but high on energy and curiosity, this tour is a great mix of rural villages, rugged coastline, dramatic cliffs, historic castles, rolling landscapes, and superb nightlife.


  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Multi-Day Trip
  • Breakfast included

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Day 1: Dublin - Rock of Cashel - Blarney - Cork

Your first stop is at the world-famous Rock of Cashel in County Tipperary. One of Ireland's most evocative sites, you can stroll in the footsteps of St. Patrick flanked by ruins, Celtic crosses, and round towers. The Rock of Cashel was the traditional seat of the Kings of Munster until they donated the complex to the Catholic Church almost 1,000 years ago for use as a cathedral.

Your next stop is a 20-minute drive away in Ireland's second city, Cork. Here have time to visit the English Markets recently visited by Queen Elizabeth II, that offer a wide range of local produce from artisan meats and cheeses. This is an ideal place to enjoy lunch.

The afternoon is spent in BlarneyvisitingBlarney Castle and the Blarney Stone. Blarney is also famed for its arts and crafts which can be found in abundance in Blarney Woolen Mills, one of the world's largest Irish shops.

Return to Cork, and spend the night. In Cork there is a vast array of traditional eateries, music, and dance venues to choose from.

Day 2: Cork - Burren - Cliffs of Moher - Dublin

Start the day with a drive through the Golden Vale, some of the best farming land in Ireland. Stop in Limerick City to view the River Shannon and get some panoramic shots of King John's Castle.

Next, head to the famed Wild Atlantic Way and the rugged coastline of County Clare. Explore the Burren, a lunar landscape dating back 300 million years with unique features such as underground rivers and waterfalls. Hear your guide tell inspiring tales of how our ancestors overcame the horrors of the Great Potato Famine of 1845-49, sending over a million of our ancestors to thef,our corners of the globe and in particular Britain, Australia and North America. Doolin, the home of Irish traditional music is our lunch stop where we get a chance to sample some home-made traditional Irish dishes.

Then it's off tothe Cliffs of Moher, one ofthe most popular natural tourist destinations in all of Ireland. Rising over 700 feet (213 meters) tall, these cliffs are home to some of nature's most majestic birds including puffins and gannets.

Your last stop is at Bunratty Castle, where we get an opportunity to take some photos of the castle before making our way back to Dublin and concluding a marvelous tour later in the evening (at approximately 7:30 pm).

Inclusions for 2-Day South Ireland Tour From Dublin

  • Overnight accommodation
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entrance fees
  • Breakfast
  • Driver/guide

Exclusions for 2-Day South Ireland Tour From Dublin

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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  • This is a great tour! We went through Paddywagon and the driver/guide was super. He certainly kept us entertained and made sure we had a good trip.

  • Mary was a wonderful tour guide. Even with an overly opinionated customer on our tour, Mary remained respectful and professional. The tour was informative, fun, funny and exciting. I would recommend this tour to anyone who has very limited time in Ireland and would like to see as much as possible.

  • Due to the tour guide, Paul he made this tour amazing. Told stories sang songs and kept us totally entertained.
    He walked us to our B and B and made sure we were comfortable before leaving us in Cork.
    It was a long distance to drive between destinations and we were very happy that we choose to stay overnight in Cork. It broke up the drive and made the trip more interesting.
    Loved kissing the Blarney Stone !!!!

  • Magnificent!

  • We absolutely loved this tour! The places we stopped were beautiful and interesting, and the tour guides were friendly and incredibly knowledgeable. We got the history of everywhere we went and learned so much about the history of Ireland as a whole. I am personally pretty critical to cheesy tour guides, but both guides we had were genuinely funny and interesting. The set up was a little odd since this isn't so much a 2-day tour as it is 2 separate 1-day tours with a hostel/B and B stay overnight, but the transition was smooth and easy. I loved that we got an evening in Cork on our own to explore, and the B and B we stayed in that night was lovely. The absolute highlight of the trip was seeing the Cliffs of Moher. They were beautiful and we got nearly 2 hours to walk across them which was the perfect amount of time. I'd recommend this tour even if it was twice the price, since it's an easy and thorough way of seeing a lot of Ireland quickly. I couldn't believe how much we got out of spending so little. For less than 200 each we got transportation all around Ireland on a comfortable bus with free WiFi, free admission into places like Cashel of the Kings, Blarney Castle, and the Cliffs of Moher, as well as a stay in a nice B and B. I can't even imagine how much the transportation, admission, and overnight stay would have cost if I'd have tried to put it all together myself, then on top of it we got to hear from great tour guides! I cannot recommend this tour and Paddywagon Tours enough!

  • Paddywagon tour company may be competent with one day tours however they could certainly use more organization and tact when it comes to the 2 day tour. Those of us who paid for the 2 day tour were shuffled around and pretty much made to feel like we were an inconvenience to them. An example of what I mean is that they shifted us from one bus and guide in mid-stream so we were taken to some sites twice and we didn't get to see some others at all. When we questioned one of the drivers his response was I've come out of my way to pick you guys up to get you back to Dublin. Seriously - how in the heck was that our fault and who organized this. We were very disappointed and made to feel like we were a burden instead of paying clients - and it wasn't exactly cheap. Also if you are considering this tour and think that choosing to stay in a BandB will be a chance to interact with an Irish family in their home, think again. There was no more interaction with the gentleman than you would have in a hotel. We did numerous tours in Scotland and Ireland and they were wonderful but I must say this 2-day tour was a major disappointment and we now wish we would have used those 2 days in a much more pleasant way.

  • Our guide for the first part was Val - he's AMAZING. His energy and knowledge made all the difference. Not many people do the two day... make sure you know that you will take 3 different busses with different drivers who may or may not know you're coming. We ended up waiting in the parking lot at Bunratty castle for awhile and hopped on the next Dublin bound bus asap. Make sure you figure out what stop you need to be at for the beginning -- Viator never told me, so I went to the Paddywagon office in Dublin the day before, just to check. Spending the night in Cork was a brilliant idea instead of the drive back to Dublin! Go to Sin E' and hang there all night -- a wonderful pub with live music. The sights were great and I got to hit the major points of Ireland in a short amount of time. Overall very happy with this choice!

  • Amazing, loved this tour. A great way to see alot of Ireland in a limited time, would definitely recommend.

  • Amazing tour! My key highlights for this tour was visiting Blarney Castle and the Cliffs of Moher were beautiful! The over night hostel was okay, the only creepy thing was it was right next to a cemetery, other than that it was a nice hostel. When in Cork make sure you get a burger at Son of a Bun.

  • Let me start by saying, we had an excellent time on our tour! We had wonderful weather and very accommodating and friendly guides. I had to deduct stars though because the execution and advertisement of the tour are way off. First of all, its not really a two day tour. It's two one day tours where they set up a B&B overnight in Cork. On the first day we went to Blarney & Cashel. We did not stop in Cobh at all, which was a disappointment. However, Blarney's grounds were stunning. I was so glad we had plenty of time to roam around the gardens. By the time we go to Cork there wasn't time to make it to the markets at all, we had an hour to roam around and then the driver dropped us off at our B&B, which was totally accommodating. The next day a taxi picked us up and took us to the day two tour bus. There was some confusion over who was paying for the taxi at first, but the tour guide resolved it quickly. We joined the 2nd day's tour and had a fabulous day seeing the Cliffs and Burren and had a lovely lunch in Doolin. We did not stop in Limerick, but just drove through. The last stop was too late to actually go into Bunratty, but could take some pictures. At this point we have to change buses again to go back to Dublin since the day 2 tour is going back to where we started in Cork (the driver warned us about this at lunch). So we had to unload our stuff and sit and wait for a bus heading to Dublin that had space for us. We got very lucky and got the last two seats on the first bus that came by. Our original day 2 driver held his bus and waited until the next bus pulled into the parking lot before leaving as I think he noticed we felt a little bit uneasy, so that was thoughtful. Once on the Dublin bus we just headed back and got in around 8pm. Overall the sights and the guides were great, but the execution of this '2-day tour' is really lacking and the itinerary as listed here is just inaccurate. I would take another tour with Paddywagon, but not a 2-day.

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