Welcome to the land of rolling green hills, medieval castles, kind people, and heart-warming whiskey! Bus2alps is taking you across Ireland in one unforgettable weekend. Let your imagination wander at Dublin's Castle, the medieval walls, and famous churches. Explore the Guinness Storehouse and enjoy a proper pint at the Gravity Bar, overlooking the city. Venture over the rolling green hills of Ireland's countryside to the breath-taking Cliffs of Moher and speak Gaelic in the fabled city of Galway. Click your heels to a magical weekend on the Emerald Isle.
Please Note: This tour begins at your accommodation in Dublin on Thursday evening. Passengers are expected to meet their guide Thursday evening at the accommodation
Airport to Fly Into: Dublin Airport (DUB)
Check-in: After 16:00 on Thursday
Check-out: Before 10:00 on Sunday
The trip meets in Dublin at your accommodation anytime after 16:00, after which you will be able to check into your rooms. Your trip leader will be in the lobby from 16:00-22:00. If your flight arrives early Thursday morning or late Thursday night, please inform your trip leader ahead of time. They will coordinate with the front desk to give you your room key and weekend information.
After breakfast on Friday morning we will meet and begin the weekend going over what the exciting weekend entails. We will then take a private tour of the city. Our 2 hour tour will cover Dublin’s Castle, Medieval Walls, Viking remains, famous churches, Ha’Penny Bridge and other highlights. After the tour you can join your trip leader for an optional Irish lunch, and then you will have a little bit of free time to explore downtown Dublin before we depart for the Guinness Storehouse. Once there, we will take a tour of the brewery and have a pint at the Gravity Bar, overlooking the city. Friday night is the time to enjoy a few pints with the Irish locals. You are free to soak up Dublin’s world renowned nightlife at various bars, clubs and restaurants recommend by your trip leader.
On Saturday we take a day trip across the country to the Cliffs of Moher and 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. After the cliffs we’ll continue on to the City of Galway where you can stop for a traditional pub lunch, explore the local shops, pubs and experience traditional music. Soak up the vibe of the city while shopping for Irish wool and the traditional Claddagh ring which was first made in Galway. We return to Dublin for Saturday night where you will have one last night to sing and dance at a traditional Irish pub or check out the vibrant clubs.
Sunday we depart Dublin. Check out from our accommodation is at 10:00 and luggage storage is available through the hostel.