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8 Day Christmas Tour: Dec 21st From LONDON!!

This tour departs from London on December 21st!! It includes a tour of the best of Ireland, and return coach and ferry travel from London. Avoid airport queues, and seasonal price hikes as your luxury Paddywagon coach will collect you in London, and bring you to and from Ireland in style!


 
 

Price: €653
London Departure: 21 December
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Enjoy a guided tour of Dublin, and free time to explore the highlights of the Irish capital!.


 
 

Tour Includes:
Return journey Dublin – London in a sexy green MiniCoach
Ferry across the Irish sea – great laugh!!!
Guinness Brewery - free pint of the black stuff!
City Tour of Dublin.
Irish music, dancing and singalongs all inclusive
The full services of the 100% Irish Paddywagon team and clan!
Downtown Dublin accommodation, and breakfasts
All entrances around our motherland, Cliffs of Moher, and Guinness Storehouse etc.

Explore the whole of the island, north and south plus Inis Mór (Aran Islands) hidden off the west coast. This one has it all - traditional music, stunning scenery, ancient monuments and vibrant towns plus great craic on the road and at night. This is your chance to see Ireland through Irish eyes. Seven action packed and fun filled days which may well turn out to be the best days of your life!

Day 1: London - Birmingham - Chester - Dublin
We meet outside the tube station at 8.30am in Kilburn, home of London’s Irish community. We will make our way North through the midlands of England, and have a short stop at Birmingham. We then continue to Chester, on the border of England and Wales. Enjoy a visit to historic Chester, walking along the City Walls, the most complete medieval walls in Britain. Enjoy exploring this charming town. We will then continue along the North Coast of Wales, for our evening ferry across the Irish sea from Holyhead to Dublin. Enjoy a relaxed trip on Stena Line's state of the art Superferry as we make the short crossing over the Irish Sea in style. (passengers can also join the tour in Birmingham, Chester or Holyhead if living nearer to any of these stops)

Day 2: Exploring Dublin City & The Guinness Storehouse!

We start our adventures in Ireland with a Dublin City Tour at 10am! Your guide will introduce you to highlights of Dublin City such as Trinity College, Phoenix Park, O'Connell Street and Grafton Street. We will then continue to the Guinness Storehouse, where you will enjoy a complimentary pint of Guinness compliments of the Paddywagon Team! From the Guinness Storehouse you can also enjoy amazing views from the "Gravity Bar". You can see all sides of Dublin City, as well as right out to Dublin Bay, and to the Wicklow Mountains! After the Guinness Storehouse, you will have some free time to explore the City, before enjoying the party Atmosphere of Dublin!

Day 3: Northern Ireland - Giants Causeway & Belfast!
Northern Ireland! We will depart from Dublin's Fair City at 8.30am and make our way to Northern ireland! We will make our way to the North Coast where we will trace the footprints of Celtic Giants, walk the Giants Causeway! Ulsters #1 attraction! A UNESCO world heritage site and the proud location of an estimated 60,000 hexagonal columns of Basalt rock formed by Cataclysmically violent volcanic eruptions a long long time ago! Your guide will wax lyrical about how our giant warrior hero - Fionn McCool - built it to fight off our cousins the pesky Scots. This is the story we much prefer by the way! Youll have plenty of time to take either the high road or low road hikes to this place of outstanding natural beauty. Once sufficiently impressed we'll be off to take fantastic photos of Dunluce Castle - ancestral home of the McDonnell clann, until its kitchen collapsed into the sea during a great feast in 1639 - killing many staff, who's ghosts are said to still linger in the ruins even to this day. We will then make our way to Belfast City! You will enjoy a panoramic sightseeing tour, enjoying such highlights as City Hall, Titanic Quarter, Queens University and the River Lagan. After a little free time in Belfast, we will make our way back to Dublin after a great day in Northern ireland!

Day 4: Dublin - Killarney - Dingle Penninsula
We leave Dublin at 9am and make our way to the South of Ireland! We travel through the midlands of Ireland, and take a stop at the picturesque village of Adare in County Limerick. We stop at Killarney to enjoy the busy atmosphere of Christmas eve! Consider a horse-led festive trip in a jaunting car along the shores of the lakes of Killarney (optional, weather permitting!). An amazing way to spend Christmas eve! We continue to charming Annascaul, on the Dingle Penninsula. Tonight we stay in this charming village. Join in the annual Christmas Karaoke

Day 5: CHRISTMAS DAY on the Dingle Penninsula!
Happy Christmas to one and all! Begin this great day with a hearty cooked breakfast lovingly prepared by our professional Chef. Then we shall board our sexy Green festive Paddywagons and take a tour of Slea Head, seeing all the beautiful and mesmerizing scenery of the Dingle Peninsula. Loads of time off the bus to take some photos, maybe a wee hike or to just breathe in that wild Atlantic salty air! Your guide will tell you all the stories and songs of this traditional region. Youll see Sleeping Giant Island and the haunting Blasket islands. We'll have snacks on the Beach, and you will have the chance to join hundreds of locals at their traditional Christmas Day Swim! Yes, you heard it right, jump into the chilly Atlantic on Christmas Day in an annual event to raise money for needy charities. Great community fun! When we return from our day-trip we will have a lovely hot-drink reception waiting for you, tasty hot-whiskey to warm the cockles of your heart! CHRISTMAS DINNER: Then its the big dinner, a 5 course meal by our professional Chef and copious amounts of fine wine. A truly great party and one that will live on long in your memory for years to come. We party the night away by the fireside, with memories to last a lifetime!

Day 6: Kerry - Cliffs of Moher - Galway
We leave the picturesque Dingle Penninsula behind us and make our way to the West Coast! The highlight of the day will be a visit to the "Cliffs of Moher". At 214m high they tower dramatically over the Atlantic Ocean, and are a must see on any visit to Ireland. We will also pass through the Burren Region - famed as a lunar landscape, and offering spectacular views of Galway Bay! We overnight in Galway - Ireland's Party Capital! The 26th of December is know as St Stephen's day in Ireland! For Irish people it is one of the biggest nights out of the year! Enjoy a great night out with the locals in Galway City and party the night away until the wee hours if your heart desires!

Day 7: Galway - Dublin
We have free time this morning to explore Galway city at leisure! Enjoy a stoll to the seaside area Salthill, or catch up with some beauty sleep! In the afternoon we make our way back to Dublin City. We will have some time for last minute shopping or a quick pint of Guinness before making our way to Dublin Port at 7pm to catch the ferry back to Wales!

Day 8: Wales to London!
We are making our journey on the overnight ferry from Dublin! We will leave Holyhead Port at 1am! We will offer the option of drop off at Chester at 3am (approx) and Birmingham (near the Coach station and main train station) at 6am (approx). We will arrive back at Kilburn Tube Station in London at 8am (approx), giving you the full day to continue your onward journey, or relax after a fun filled trip to Ireland!

This tour is designed for independent travellers who prefer not to stay in dormitory or Hostel accommodation and who prefer quality Irish Bed and Breakfast homes and luxury budget hotels...

Schedule
Departs London on 21st December 2014 @ 8.30AM

Accommodation
Accommodation is guaranteed on all trips. We reserve the beds and you pay as you go. The price is between €18 and €20 per person per night in shared dorms.

What type of accommodation do you use.
Unlike others, we are not tied exclusively to any hostel chain, so are free to select the very best hostels. We choose places packed full of character and only use quality independent and Youth Hostel Association hostels. We guarantee dorm bed accommodation on all our tours.

Are double/twin rooms available
Some of the hostels we use do have private (double/twin) rooms but these are limited and dependent on availability. Hostel private rooms cost approximately Euro 25 - 40 per person per night
We can also make B&B bookings. These are again dependent on availability and the price is around Euro 40 – 60 per person per night. Any B&B bookings made must be honoured and credit card details will be required.

Is a sleeping bag required. A sleeping bag is not required as all hostels provide linen but it is a good idea to bring a towel.

Deluxe Option Available

DELUXE LUXURY!
ALL REGULAR IRISH TOUR FEATURES!
QUALITY IRISH BED&BREAKFAST ACCOMMODATION!
ALL INCLUSIVE - HEARTY BREKFAST EACH MORNING!

This tour is designed for independent travellers who prefer not to stay in dormitory or Hostel accommodation and who prefer quality Irish Bed and Breakfast homes and luxury budget hotels...


Additional Information
Free Time
‘Pa’, the legendary story-teller of Killarney
Meet the locals at a traditional music session
Discover the vibrant streets of Galway with its many buskers
Cycle the Gaelic island of Inis Mór
Take an award winning walking tour of Derry
View the political murals of Belfast in a black cab

Inclusions
Free Irish Guide
All-inclusive return coach/ferry from London 8day tour Saturday to Saturday!
Includes overnights in magical Kerry, trendy Galway, and in our proud capital Dublin!
All entrances, accommodation, and breakfast included!!!
Can other tour companies say the same?

Are there any age restrictions
We are the leading youth travel tour operator in Scotland so the majority of our passengers are in the 18 to 35 age bracket and our style of travel reflects this.

The minimum age on all tours is 17. There is no maximum age. As long as you are reasonably fit and have a good sense of fun, we are sure you will have a fantastic time

Will there be people travelling on their own
Whilst we regularly get couples and friends travelling together, every tour has loads of people travelling on their own and down to our style of travel, you'll get to know everyone soon enough

STANDARD PRICE: €653
STANDARD PRICE: €951

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