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2021 St. Patrick's Day in Dublin: The Wearing of the Green - 6 Days/5 Nights

2021 St. Patrick's Day in Dublin: The Wearing of the Green - 6 Days/5 Nights


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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Ireland

Cities Visited

Dublin, Glendalough

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Dublin Tour | St Patrick's Cathedrall
Céad míle fáilte! Your tour begins at your accommodations, the four-star Ashling Hotel in Dublin. Start with an introductory Dublin tour—a marvelous city of charming pubs, stately Georgian buildings, hip restaurants, busy shops and grand old monuments, all infused with a special blend of history, music and wit. Visit the 800-year-old St Patrick’s Cathedral; legend says this building, Ireland’s largest cathedral, was built on the site of an ancient well used for baptisms by St Patrick. Celebrate your arrival with a welcome drink at your hotel, followed by a free evening to dine as you wish.

Day 2: Liberties Distillery | Guinness Storehouse | Merry Ploughboy Pub
Explore Ireland’s pub culture and have fun discovering local whiskey and beer production. Begin with a trip to a leading distillery in the Liberties, one of Dublin’s most distinctive and historic working-class areas. Staying in the neighborhood, visit the Guinness Storehouse, Ireland’s number one tourist attraction and the home of Ireland’s most iconic stout since 1759. Have a pint in the Gravity Bar on the top floor as you gaze out at panoramic views of the city. Spend the rest of the afternoon as you wish—You might find that a “good puzzle would be [to] cross Dublin without passing a pub," as James Joyce once wrote. Enjoy dinner and a show of traditional Irish music and dance at the 200-year-old Merry Ploughboy, the only pub in Ireland owned and managed by traditional Irish musicians. (Please note: There are three coaches on this tour. Depending on the coach you are assigned to, you may be visiting one of the alternative attractions - Brú na Bóinne or Glendalough - on this tour during the day.) (B, D)

Day 3: Brú na Bóinne | Old Street Restaurant
Head out of Dublin to the scenic Brú na Bóinne and its Stone Age passage tombs. Built over 5,000 years ago and older than Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids, the site remains a mysterious marvel today. Learn about these wonders in the visitor's center, followed by a visit to either Newgrange or Knowth. Savor contemporary Irish cooking as you dine this evening at the Old Street restaurant in historic Malahide, a picturesque Dublin suburb. (Please note: There are three coaches on this tour. Depending on the coach you are assigned to, you may be visiting one of this tour's alternative attractions - Liberties Distillery & Guinness Storehouse or Glendalough - during the day.) (B, D)

Day 4: St Patrick's Day in Dublin
Celebrate St Patrick’s Day at Dublin’s iconic heart: at the landmark General Post Office, in the center of town, right on the parade route. The GPO, once the headquarters of the Easter Rising, is possibly the most important building in all of Irish history. On Easter Monday 1916, Irish rebel leader Pádraig Pearse read the Proclamation of Independence outside its doors, declaring Ireland a republic. The ensuing doomed rebellion would destroy much of Dublin’s city center and result in the executions of most of its leaders, but was the pivotal event in the establishment of Ireland as an independent state. We’ll start the day by bringing you behind the scenes for a private tour of the floats and bands in the morning, as the festivities and the excitement are gearing up. Next, tour the spectacular “Witness History” exhibition at the GPO, including an exciting display commemorating the 170-year history of the Irish flag, which first flew from the building’s rooftop during Easter Week 1916. Then the merriment really begins, with CIE Tours’ exclusive access to a private party in the GPO, made possible through our partnership with Shannon Heritage. From the party you can step just outside the door to watch the parade from a private viewing spot—and it’s a celebration like no other! Dublin’s St Patrick’s Day parade is a magnificent moving street performance, with marching bands accompanied by flamboyant carnival-style performers, dancers, and street theater groups. It’s a marvelous swirl of color, music and joy. After the parade, you will have free time to revel in the city’s festive atmosphere. (B, L)

Day 5: Wicklow Mountains | Glendalough Monastery
Visit Ireland’s largest national park, in the beautiful Wicklow Mountains. Tour Glendalough, a sixth-century monastery that flourished as a center of learning for hundreds of years, despite numerous sackings by Vikings. The many Irish and Latin manuscripts produced there by medieval monks preserved much of Europe’s knowledge of religion, astronomy and mathematics during the Dark Ages. The ruins of this settlement stand today, including a distinctive 30-foot round tower, churches dating to the 10th century, and one of Ireland’s oldest Celtic crosses. Stop in the Wicklow Brewery for lunch on your own. Enjoy free time in Dublin for your last night. (Please note: There are three coaches on this tour. Depending on the coach you are assigned to, you may be visiting one of the alternative attractions - Liberties Distillery & Guinness Storehouse or Brú na Bóinne - during the day.) (B)

Day 6: Tour Ends
Your tour ends after breakfast. . (B) B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner >

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Accommodations

Package: St. Patrick's Day in Dublin: The Wearing of The Green - 6 Days/5 Nights Land tour

Ashling Hotel
This contemporary property offers 225 spacious and well-equipped guest rooms as well as stylish, mod...

Ashling Hotel
This contemporary property offers 225 spacious and well-equipped guest rooms as well as stylish, mod...

Ashling Hotel
This contemporary property offers 225 spacious and well-equipped guest rooms as well as stylish, mod...

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Questions & Answers

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

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Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

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CIE Tours Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.3
Accommodations
4.1
Itinerary
4.4
Professional Staff
4.6
Repeat with Operator
4.3
Value for Money
4.3

Ratings based off 1962 reviews about CIE Tours - currently showing 15 reviews with comments only

The trip was wonderful. This is our second CIE tour and totally enjoyed both and highly recommend.

Fantastic trip, more than I was expecting.

We greatly enjoyed this tour. The itinerary covered a lot of fabulous places to see, the accommodations were excellent, and the tour guide/coach driver was very entertaining and informative. We will definitely consider CIE and Affordable Tours in booking our next vacation. Thanks!

I expected more hands on guidance in the choice of pubs, more going as a group. However I liked very much our driver/guide, Matt Nolan. His manner was very pleasant, his introductions to the areas we visited and history talks were just enough, and he was skilled driver on the narrow roads. Time on the bus was calm and quiet which seemed to suit us. He managed all the travel details professionally.

Great tour, Highly recommended!

Exceeded my expectations. Wonderful accommodations, very interactive experience with the tour stops.

Wonderful experience, we are looking forward to booking another tour.

Price very reasonable. Nice accommodations. Great tours and good amount of free time.

It was a great experience from beginning to end.

I would highly recommend CIE Tours. The tour, accommodations and food were excellent. Our driver, David, was the best!

2nd trip with CIE. both were up to expectations. good drivers and guides. good selection of places to tour.

This was a great tour with lots of included activities. CIE was very accommodating and helpful.

CIE is a very solid tour company. This was our third trip with CIE and we have toured with five other companies, all well known. CIE is not the cheapest, but the quality is excellent and there are no optional excursions. Everything is included in the price. This means they stick to popular tour options. Optional excursions offer the chance to customize the tour or to opt out of some selections. There were no CIE scheduled attractions that we would have left out. Service and organization were very sound as always.

Our driver/ guide, Murt, made the whole experience very enjoyable. He had a great sense of humor, provided interesting stories & historical events and gave us the best amount of time each day to see all the events on our schedule.

CIE was great. Tour Director was wonderful.


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