4-Day South West Ireland Tour From Dublin - Killarney

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 4 Days
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    08:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Paddywagon Tours Ltd, 34 O'Connell Street Lower, North City, Dublin 1, D01 EY17, Ireland
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

We start our adventures in the west of Ireland, where we travel through beautiful Connemara, one of the beautiful remote regions of Ireland.Then it's on to Galway, Ireland's trendy party capital on the west coast! Enjoy a pint or two in the great traditional pubs of Galway. We continue our adventures as we travel down the west coast, with the highlight of the drive being time to visit the Cliffs of moher - at 214m high, these cliffs were the Cliffs of Insanity in the movie Princess Bride! We continue to County Kerry, and the magical town of Killarney.A priceless opportunity to get to know the charming Irish people a little better!Onward to the Dingle Peninsula! Rugged mountains, romantic sandy beaches and crystal cascades sparkle as the Paddywagon cruises into the lovely Dingle Peninsula, and we stay overnight in the charming village of Annascaul. We also kiss the Blarney Stone on our return to Dublin. You cant beat this for value, a great 4 days!

Highlights

  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Multi-Day Trip

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Itinerary

Day 1: Day 1: Dublin - Connemara - Galway

Stop At: Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre, Galway, County Galway, Western Ireland
To begin our amazing experience we depart Dublin and make our way to the West of Ireland and tour beautiful Connemara. On our way across the midlands of Ireland, we take a comfort stop for refreshments before arriving in the enchanting village of Cong. Famed by John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara in the film Quiet Man, the village is home to Ashford castle, a regular haunt of the rich and famous and a wedding venue for a host of international stars. We have time to visit Cong Abbey before continuing our journey through the wilderness of Connemara. We enjoy the unique landscape, beautiful lakes, valleys and mountain scenery. Gaelic speaking, this area still maintains many of Ireland's traditional ways, however it was deserted during the dreadful famine times of 1845. to 1851. We arrive in Galway mid afternoon to ensure that we get the most out of this cultural city. We have time to explore the Spanish Arch and ramble around colorful shop street with its many street performers, seafood eateries, and quaint Irish bars with wonderful musicians. A great night of real Irish entertainment is always a highlight of Ireland's traditional music capital.
Duration: 8 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight in Galway

Day 2: Day 2: Galway - Burren - Doolin - Cliffs of moher - Dingle

Stop At: Cliffs of moher, Liscannor, County Clare
Today you will have the wild Atlantic ocean by your side as we cruise down the West coast. See beautiful beaches, golden sand, maybe even a few dolphins and whales. Run around the lunar landscape of the Burren, the only place on earth where Alpine, Arctic and Mediterranean flowers grow side by side, and 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 the four corners of The globe and in particular Britain, North America, and Australia. We'll stop in the village of Doolin for lunch and maybe a pint before continuing to the nearby Cliffs of moher. Over 700 ft tall, the cliffs are perhaps the most spectacular in Europe and are home to some of nature's most majestic birds including puffins and gannets. Afterwards, we'll cross the River Shannon in historic Limerick. Our last stop today is the beautiful heritage town of Adare with its fabulous thatched cottages, renowned for being regularly voted Ireland's tidiest town. We spend the night on the rural Dingle Peninsula.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight in Dingle Peninsula

Day 3: Day 3: Dingle - Killarney

Stop At: Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry
Today we embark on the world famous Dingle Peninsula. We visit Ireland's longest beach at Inch, and then we take the short drive to Dingle, a charming Gaelic speaking fishing village. Famed in many films like Far and Away and Ryan's Daughter, Dingle is celebrated for having most pubs in Ireland for a town of its size, 52 pubs and 2000 people. We cannot forget Dingle's most famous resident, Fungi the Dolphin who we shall have time to visit in the early afternoon. Then it's off on a wonderful pleasant drive around Slea Head with amazing views of Sleeping Giant Island, the Blasket Islands, and Beehive Huts dating back to 2000 B.C. Regarded as the most beautiful Peninsula in the world by many photographic magazines, Slea Head has some of Ireland's most fabulous beaches and is definitely the highlight of Ireland's famed Wild Atlantic Way. This area is completely Gaelic speaking, and you may even get to hear some of the locals converse in this ancient language. Then it's back to Dingle where there is ample time for shopping in traditional arts and crafts stores, and some refreshments in one of the many colorful pubs with local musicians playing some mystic tunes. Tonight we stay in Killarney, Co. Kerry's premier town. Here we mix with the locals, and enjoy the characteristics of a genuine Irish county town, away from the hustle and bustle of the big cities. Pull up a stool by the fire or enjoy a relaxing post dinner stroll in the nearby National Park.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight in Killarney

Day 4: Day 4: Killarney - Dublin

Stop At: Blarney Castle & Gardens, Blarney, County Cork
The day begins with a horse and cart ride through Killarney National Park (optional) or horseback ride through the park for the energetic and adventurous (optional). Afterwards, we'll regroup to cross the Cork and Kerry mountains, heading for the world renowned Blarney Castle. Enjoy plenty of time (2 hours) visiting the Castle where you can kiss the Blarney Stone if you wish (to receive the gift of eloquent speech also known as the gift of the gab). The beautiful gardens offer a chance to relax in the fresh air whilst those seeking last minute souvenirs can explore the excellent Blarney Woolen Mills, the world's largest Irish shop. After lunch we take a leisurely drive through the Golden Vale region, Ireland's finest agricultural land and home to some of the best livestock in the world. Before we reach Dublin, we'll pause at the Rock of dunamase - a ruined castle perched high on a hill overlooking the province of Leinster - amazing photo opportunities and vistas await you. Arrive back in Dublin late afternoon in time for dinner reservations and evening entertainment.
Duration: 8 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Inclusions

2x Breakfast

1x Dinner

Accommodation included: 3 nights

3 nights accommodation (Galway, Dingle Peninsula, Killarney)

Fun Professional Guide

Live commentary on board

Transport by air conditioned coach

WiFi on board

USB Ports at every seat

Entry/Admission - Cliffs of Moher

Exclusions

Gratuities

Lunch

Dinner

Entry/Admission - Rock of Dunamase

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

All timings listed are approximate and subject to the drivers discretion.

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Near public transportation

Infant seats available

Bookings made through Viator will automatically be signed up for the pickup point and collection time specified in the booking.

Most travelers can participate

If you wish to change your reservation to one of the other pick-up locations offered by Paddywagon Tours, you will need to contact us by telephone or email not later than 17:00 the evening prior so that we can guarantee the change. Please note that changes are only guaranteed once confirmed in writing by us.

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 56 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Please note the H&S measures may change due to government guidelines.

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  • 21-Oct-2022

    Bus was not at stated .pick up point. Had to.scramble to find it. Accommodations were unacceptable. Dirty linens and towels. Noone to contact to address the issues. Had to.leave the tour, get a hotel.and take the train back to Dublin. Request a refund.

  • 03-Oct-2022

    Our bus driver and tour guide, Vincent we as excellent. Very relaxed, and genuine. His flexibility with how long we stayed in each location was really great and he really tried to huge us all the best experience of Ireland. I very much appreciated his driving skills as well navigating the extreme narrows roadways in not so wonderful weather at times. 5 stars for him. My only critique was the accommodations for each night. While they were fine for the short stays, the offerings due to capacity challenges were probably not more than a 2 star hotel rating. Our itinerary didn’t stick to exactly as outlined due to some adjustments in our lodging location however the overall tour gave us a really great taste of Ireland and its history.

  • 19-Sep-2022

    Our private tour was a big disappointment. We paid (a considerable amount!) for a tour guide, a personalized itinerary and luxury accommodations and did not receive any of these things. Our driver was friendly and competent but did not know the area. The van was new and tidy but two of three hotels were sub-standard.

  • 11-Sep-2022

    On our first day we had Don who took us through to Galway he was very friendly extremely knowledgeable and made the start to the trip very enjoyable. On day 2 and for the remainder of our trip we had Dan who was equally great he ensured everyone had a great time and gave us as much time possible at all the stops. Definitely recommend

  • 10-Sep-2022

    Had a blast travelling along the South Western Coastline of Ireland with both Don and Dan our bus drivers providing great details and histories of the wonderful places driven past and stopped at. I throughly enjoyed the places we stopped at night with a few nights at pubs and clubs mixed in with some Karaoke to top it all off. I’d like to say a big thank you to the team for the fun and exciting 4 days spend in Ireland

  • 16-Aug-2022

    I went with one of my friends on this tour last week and I highly recommend it! Dan was our tour guide extraordinaire. Not only did he give us an great guided tour, he did it while driving on the incredibly tight roads through Ireland’s west coast. We saw some beautiful sites and he gave us the perfect amount of time to stop and discover some areas by ourselves. Because he knew the areas very well he was great to give us recommendations on where to go/what to see. As for the accommodations (with the exception of one place we stayed in Galway), they were clean and safe.

  • 10-Aug-2022

    I would definitely book this trip again. It was well organized, fun, and covered a lot of ground without feeling overly rushed. The tour guides/drivers were amazing. I will add that Viator has the wrong pick up location on the ticket- luckily another person and I spoke up because if we waited I guess the bus would have left us! The bed and breakfasts were clean and comfortable and the food was delicious- they work really hard and I don’t think that people tipped them enough for their services. The only negative comment that I can say is that there was a large family group that was all adults and they were always orchestrating seats and trying to be together at the bed and breakfasts. We all paid the same money and I didn’t think it was fair that they got to pick and choose. Several of us had to stay 15 minutes away the last night of the dinner party (we would’ve liked to freshen up and change before dinner too- instead we had to wait in the bar area for an hour and a half). This wasn’t the tour guides fault but I think that the company should state that all ADULTS will be randomly assigned rooms etc. other than that the trip was well organized. It was lovely not having to drive. The bus gets very cozy with 60 people but we only had one or two legs that were over 2 hours. We had several comfort stops. I would definitely do a tour like this again.

  • 30-Jul-2022

    The places we visited were very good, especially Killarney, Cliffs of Moher and Galway. We had a very good stay in Galway, at St Jude's Court, but the next two days weren't that good. The b&b in Killarney, where we were supposed to stay, were full, and we were sent to the neighbour. Ok, clean, hopeless shower, but not the same. The next day, same ting happened. Understandable this time, but we ended up far away from everything. We never got an itinerary, the only ting we had was what's on the Internet, and it didn't add up. The info about where we were staying were kind if chaotic every day upon arrival. The busdriver the first day, as excellent; good driver, gave clear messages and told good stories. The driver for the next three days, were also a very good driver, but he mainly gave (the ssme) practical info again and again. We mean that we should have had updated ininerarys with the correrect info at the beginning of the trip, roadmaps and an overview on where we would be staying, in advance. The mix of two groups half way, weren't the best, either.

  • 17-Jul-2022

    I waited two years to come to Ireland .it was so worth it. we saw alot and did alot. Alex was a amazing tour guide he explained the history of the places and the areas that we were in which i loved. My only suggestion is be prepared to be flexable as it says in the itinerary and wear good sturdy shoes..I saw tooo many people in slippers and slides. The cliffs of Mohor were amazing if you get the chance do the boat ride as well. Dingle was great Killarney and the National park was beautiful

  • 11-Jul-2022

    I loved this trip so much! I think this was the best trip I could have ever done through Ireland. You get to see so much of the countryside, you get a mix of small towns and bustling towns, and the sights are just gorgeous. There is so much to do on this tour and you really do get to see nearly every major tourist destination. Alex was an absolutely outstanding driver and guide! He gave so much history and story throughout the journey that it really made what we were seeing so much more meaningful. He was quite funny and very friendly and personable. I would recommend this tour to anyone coming to Ireland and would do it again myself.

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