See the best of South Ireland and the Ring of Kerry on a 3-day budget tour from Dublin. Visit Gaelic-speaking Galway, and discover a city that is ultra-chic, yet totally Irish. Kiss the Blarney Stone, marvel at the Cliffs of Moher, and much more.
What to Expect
Discover the majestic beauty of the Ring of Kerry and South Ireland on a 3-day budget tour to Gaelic-speaking Galway, the Cliffs of Moher, and Blarney Castle. MIx with local characters, and learn the legends of the “Emerald Isle” up-close-and-personal. Enjoy an unforgettable night in Killarney, Ireland’s party capital. Dormitory style accommodation is provided in hostels, with the option to stay in B&B or apartment-style accommodation for those that crave a bit more privacy.
Day 1: Dublin - Connemara - Galway
Depart Dublin for Galway, traveling towards the west of Ireland, and stopping en route for a comfort break. Enjoy the magnificent scenery of the Irish midlands. Experience the rugged wilderness of Connemara as you drive over dramatic mountains that have provided the setting for countless Hollywood movies. Continue along the Connemara coastline to Galway City. Find a nice pub in Galway Bay to listen to some traditional Irish music before retiring for the night.
Day 2: Galway - Cliffs of Moher - Kerry
Experience the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean as you drive down the west coast. See beautiful beaches of golden sand, keeping a lookout for dolphins and whales along the way. Follow the route of the Atlantic Way, the world’s longest coastal touring route. Explore the lunar landscape of The Burren, the only place on earth where Alpine, Arctic, and Mediterranean flowers grow side-by-side. Then, discover the crown jewels of Ireland at the Cliffs of Moher. See why the cliffs were chosen as a backdrop for the film "The Princess Bride," and why world surf champ Kelly Slater shot the award-winning surf movie "Wave Rider" there. Spend the night in Kerry, where nightlife offerings include the chance to sing a few of the songs your guide will have taught you during the day (please note that on some tours, accommodation will be in Cork, depending on availability).
Day 3: Kerry – Blarney Castle - Dublin
Jump aboard the green “Paddywagon” to kiss the Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle. Hang off the 300-foot battlements while being held by a middle-aged Irishman. After lunch, visit the beautiful Rock of Castle Dunamase in the Golden Vale, Ireland's finest agricultural land of rolling fields and fresh pastures. Pause for reflection in this magnificent scenery, before returning to Dublin by 17:30; plenty of time for a big night out if you still have the energy!
- Entrance fees
What's Not Included
- Lunches and dinners
- Additional attractions