5 Day Backpacker Tour of Southern Ireland from Dublin

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Amazing five-day tour around the spectacular south and west of Ireland that will bombard your senses and change your life forever. We’ll show you places you never imagined existed and will never forget. Discover what great craic the Emerald Isle is, from incredible landscapes, mountains, sandy beaches and castles, to nights squeezed into the local pub with traditional live music and a pint of the black stuff in hand.
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Itinerary Details

Itinerary

Day 1: Dublin to Galway

Stop At: Tullamore Dew, Bury Quay, Tullamore R35 Y5V0 Ireland
Learn how Uisce Batha, the 'Water of Life', is made and get a real taste of Ireland. This stuff will warm the cockles of your heart!
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Galway Bay, Galway Ireland
We continue across the peat bogs to the west coast of Ireland and on to Galway Bay. Known as the 'City of Tribes', Galway is sure to impress you with its unique character and vibrant atmosphere. Join your guide for an orientation walking tour* and explore the bustling university town with its many buskers. At the end of the day, you can go pub crawling and try to find all the pubs that starred in the Galway Girl music video by Ed Sheeran!
Duration: 3 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Kinlay Eyre Square...
Itinerary

Day 1: Dublin to Galway

Stop At: Tullamore Dew, Bury Quay, Tullamore R35 Y5V0 Ireland
Learn how Uisce Batha, the 'Water of Life', is made and get a real taste of Ireland. This stuff will warm the cockles of your heart!
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Galway Bay, Galway Ireland
We continue across the peat bogs to the west coast of Ireland and on to Galway Bay. Known as the 'City of Tribes', Galway is sure to impress you with its unique character and vibrant atmosphere. Join your guide for an orientation walking tour* and explore the bustling university town with its many buskers. At the end of the day, you can go pub crawling and try to find all the pubs that starred in the Galway Girl music video by Ed Sheeran!
Duration: 3 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Kinlay Eyre Square Hostel in Galway

Day 2: Inis Mor

Stop At: Dun Aonghasa, Cill Mhuirbhigh, Province of Connacht Ireland
We take a ferry across the Atlantic Ocean and spend the whole day on Inis Mór, the largest of the Aran Islands (mid-April to October). With 3,000 miles of stone walls, it is like nowhere you have ever been. The locals are fluent in Irish Gaelic and super friendly, so you can get chatting to them over a pint. Explore the island on foot, hire a horse and cart or rent a bike. Whatever you do, don’t miss the awe-inspiring Dun Aonghasa, a 3,000-year-old Iron Age ring fort perched on the edge of a 300-foot high cliff.

After a tremendous day, it’s time to head back to the mainland for a pint of Guinness or two.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Kinlay Eyre Square Hostel in Galway

Day 3: Galway to Ennis

Stop At: Lahinch Beach, Lahinch Lodge Ennistymon Road, Lahinch Ireland
We leave Galway behind and make our way through the lunar landscape of the Burren, home to ancient tombs, fairies and leprechauns! We stop in the surfing town of Lahinch for lunch before heading to the awe-inspiring Cliffs of Moher.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Cliffs of Moher, Lislorkan North, Liscannor Ireland
Stand on the edge of the world and taste the salty sea air when you snap that selfie that is bound to be your new profile picture. The cliffs are famous the world over for their stunning views over the wild Atlantic Ocean and have been used as a backdrop in movies like Harry Potter & the Half Blood Prince and The Princess Bride. We have included the entrance to the award-winning Visitor Centre in our trip, so after a wander on the cliff's edge you can head in and learn the history of this magnificent place.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Rowan Tree Hostel, Ennis

Day 4: Ennis to Killarney

Stop At: Adare Heritage Centre, Main St., Adare Ireland
Today is all about breathtaking scenery and adventure.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Dingle Peninsula, Ireland
We travel the stunning Slea Head Drive down to Dingle Peninsula and spend the day exploring the dramatic Irish coastline. Your Guide will take you to the edge of the ancient world and tell tales of our ancient heroes and warriors. Spot 'The Sleeping Giant' and 'The Three Sisters' amongst the rugged coastline and beautiful beaches. Learn how to play hurling that originates from an ancient Gaelic game or just relax and take in the stunning views.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Neptune's Hostel, Killarney

Day 5: Killarney to Dublin

Stop At: Blarney Castle & Gardens, Monacnapa, Blarney, Cork T23 Y598 Ireland
It’s time to leave the Kingdom of Kerry behind as we go to Blarney Castle in the rebel county of Cork. The legendary castle was built by the MacCarthy of Muskerry dynasty and dates back to 1446. On the top of the castle lies the Stone of Eloquence better known as the Blarney Stone. Now is your chance to hang upside-down at 11 meters and give the stone a big juicy smacker to get the legendary ‘gift of the gab’. You will now realise your Guide has kissed the stone many, many times…
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Rock of Cashel, Rock Vista Moor Lane, Cashel Ireland
We have a stop at the imposing Rock of Cashel, once the seat of the Kings of Munster before we head back to the Fair City of Dublin.
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Important Details

Included
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Orientation walking tour of Galway
  • Entry/Admission - Cliffs of Moher
  • 4x Breakfast
  • 4 nights accommodation in multi-share hostel dorms
  • Accommodation included: 4 nights
Not Included
  • Entry/Admission - Tullamore Dew
  • Entry/Admission - Blarney Castle & Gardens
  • Gratuities
  • Lunches and Dinners
Departure Point
The Four Courts Hostel, 15-17 Merchant's Quay, Merchants Quay, Dublin 8, Co. Dublin, Ireland
8:30 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour is for passengers aged 18 or over. No-one under this age will be permitted.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.