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South Ireland: Galway and Kerry 3-Day Budget Tour

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South Ireland: Galway and Kerry 3-Day Budget Tour

Activity provider: Paddywagon Tours
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From US$ 368.22 per person

See the best of South Ireland and the Ring of Kerry on a 3-day budget tour from Dublin. Visit Gaelic-speaking Galway, and discover a city that is ultra-chic, yet totally Irish. Marvel at the Cliffs of Moher, and much more.

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Duration 3 days
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  • See the best of South Ireland and the Ring of Kerry
  • Listen to some traditional Irish music in Galway Bay
  • Stand on the top of the dramatic Cliffs of Moher
  • Stay in Ireland's party capital in Kerry
  • Discover the lunar landscape of The Burren
  • Drive along the world's longest coastal touring route
  • Marvel at the Rock of Castle Dunamase in Ireland's Golden Vale
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Discover the majestic beauty of the Ring of Kerry and South Ireland on a 3-day budget tour to Gaelic-speaking Galway and the Cliffs of Moher. Mix with local characters, and learn the legends of the “Emerald Isle” up-close-and-personal. Enjoy an unforgettable night in Killarney, Ireland’s party capital. Dormitory style accommodation is provided in hostels, with the option to stay in B&B or apartment-style accommodation for those that crave a bit more privacy. Day 1: Dublin - Connemara - Galway Depart Dublin for Galway, traveling towards the west of Ireland, and stopping en route for a comfort break. Enjoy the magnificent scenery of the Irish midlands. Experience the rugged wilderness of Connemara as you drive over dramatic mountains that have provided the setting for countless Hollywood movies. Continue along the Connemara coastline to Galway City. Find a nice pub in Galway Bay to listen to some traditional Irish music before retiring for the night. Day 2: Galway - Cliffs of Moher - Kerry Experience the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean as you drive down the west coast. See beautiful beaches of golden sand, keeping a lookout for dolphins and whales along the way. Follow the route of the Atlantic Way, the world’s longest coastal touring route. Explore the lunar landscape of The Burren, the only place on earth where Alpine, Arctic, and Mediterranean flowers grow side-by-side. Then, discover the crown jewels of Ireland at the Cliffs of Moher. See why the cliffs were chosen as a backdrop for the film "The Princess Bride," and why world surf champ Kelly Slater shot the award-winning surf movie "Wave Rider" there. Spend the night in Kerry, where nightlife offerings include the chance to sing a few of the songs your guide will have taught you during the day (please note that on some tours, accommodation will be in Cork, depending on availability). Day 3: Kerry – Blarney Castle - Dublin Take in some highlights of the Ring of Kerry (which typically include Moll's Gap, Leprechaun Crossing, Killarney National Park, Lakes of Killarney, Torc Waterfall) before enjoying time at leisure in Killarney. Many guests enjoy an (optional) horse and carriage or horse ride. The journey back to Dublin takes you on a leisurely drive through the heritage town of Adare, with its fabulous thatched cottages, and the Golden Vale, Ireland's finest agricultural land with its rolling fields and pastures. Return to Dublin by 19:00 approx.
  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfasts
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Additional attractions
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Meeting point

Meet at 08:00 at Paddys Palace, Lower Gardiner Street, Dublin

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 15 reviews

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Short and sweet

I went on a 3 day Galway to killarny tour. I chose the hostel option, next time I’d choose the B and B. Hostel number 2 was not clean and as not many people chose the hostel option I was supposed to be out in a dorm with 3 other men. Being the only female I wasn’t comfortable with this. Our driver dan was more than helpful to assist me in finding an alternative solution in the town as he agreed with me. He did his very best and I was able to stay in a b n b for an extra 50€. The tour itself was very rushed as we had a lot over coverage to do in such a short time. So if you have a few days spare and want to see the highlights this is definitely a good tour. Would have been better if we had more time to stop in other places for pictures. I would have also suggested we stay in killarny for the second night instead of the small town that was chosen as there was more of an atmosphere in killarny

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April 5, 2019

The tour was fun and a great way to see parts of Ireland.

My wife and I enjoyed the 3 day South Ireland tour. Travelling by bus removed the hassle of driving and trying to find specific sights. The driver was excellent and made the tour enjoyable. While staying at B&B accommodations was new for us, they were all very nice and located close to the sights. We had a great time and would recommend this trip again.

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April 11, 2017

Neil was the best driver, friendly, empathetic, with a high sense of humor. He provided rich explanations on Irish culture and traditions. After a not so easy journey it was a pleasure to have a beer and eat with him. Not a so chill tour, not a rushy tour (in middle of both), the bast and cheapest way to have a "taste" of the real Ireland and save money and brain to drive on the left side alone in a car. The traveling companions also contributed a lot to the enjoyment of the experience.

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April 25, 2022


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