St. Paddy's Day in Dublin | EF Ultimate Break
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St. Paddy's Day in Ireland

From $2469 with flightsPayments as low as $175

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Why Go?

Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day as it was meant to be celebrated: in the streets of the country where it all began. From the Cliffs of Moher and lush green fields of the countryside, to massive urban parks, the Emerald Isle takes beautiful scenery to the next level. But there’s more to Ireland than being really, really, ridiculously good looking. Have a pint at the Guinness Storehouse, feel like royalty from atop Blarney Castle, and learn Irish history at every stop. At night, pubs abound with live music to keep the good times going in one of the most scenic and friendly countries in the world.

What are the top highlights?

  • Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day like the Irish, with the Irish
  • Pour the perfect pint of Guinness while overlooking Dublin’s skyline
  • Make friends with locals and enjoy live music in Ireland’s pub scene
  • Stand in awe at the Cliffs of Moher, 700 feet above the Atlantic
  • Kiss the Blarney Stone and receive the “gift of gab”

Your trip includes

  • Round-trip flights & airport transfers
  • Tour Director & local guides
  • Private deluxe motorcoach
  • 7 nights in hand-picked accommodations
  • Welcome Dinner with drinks
  • Daily breakfast & three-course Farewell Dinner
  • Entrances to the Guinness Storehouse, Blarney Castle & other select attractions

Accommodations

You’ll stay at accommodations hand-picked by our team of local experts, in rooms only for EF Ultimate Break travelers. Each property is located in a safe, convenient area. You’ll receive your exact accommodations 30 days before your trip departs.

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Flights

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  • Flight costs are included in your monthly payment plan, so you can pay over time
  • Airport transfers are included, so we’ll be waiting, sign in hand
  • Flights are booked with major airlines
  • 24/7 support no matter what time zone you’re in
  • One checked bag included on most flights
  • Option to make changes to your trip up to 99 days before departure

Booking with a friend? Let us know and we’ll do our best to make sure you’re on the same flight. Still want to book your own flights? That’s cool, simply select ‘No flights included’ instead of your departure city in the ‘Flights from’ dropdown.

Itinerary

Day 1: Overnight Flight

Leave your shamrocks and leprechaun jokes at home, and board your overnight flight, bound for Ireland. You’re about to discover the true allure of the Emerald Isle (and it’s not gemstones).

Day 2: Arrive in Galway

Welcome to Galway, a city famous for entertainment (live music, street performers, and art shows).

Today's Highlights:

  • Meet an EF representative at the airport.
  • Transfer to your accommodations and check in.
  • Receive the latest schedule from your Tour Director.
  • Meet the your fellow travelers as they arrive.

In the evening, enjoy a Welcome Dinner of local cuisine and drinks with fellow travelers at an authentic local spot. Afterwards, you’re free to take the party elsewhere!

Day 3: Tour Galway

Start with an introductory walk with your Tour Director. Then you have the rest of the day to do exactly what you want. Wander through town, and you’re sure to find interesting shops, tasty restaurants, and plenty of people to watch. Fun fact: Galway will host a series of cultural events as a European Capital of Culture in 2020, an honor designated by the European Union. Basically, Galway is #trending, and you get to experience why.

Today's Highlights:

  • Get the lay of the land in Galway on a walking tour of the city with your Tour Director.
  • Walk along the banks of the River Corrib, and see the flawless Galway Bay.
  • Head to Eyre Square, a happening park in the city center, with shops, cafes, and a sleek fountain depicting Galway Hookers. (Don’t worry, it’s a type of boat.)
  • Walk through the cobblestoned Latin Quarter, considered the most beautiful part of the city, lined with restaurants, pubs, and quirky street performers.
  • Use your free time to try some tapas (yes, in Ireland) at Cava Bodega, a colorful and lively restaurant near the city center.

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