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3 Day Southern Ireland Backpacker Adventure Tour

Short on time but want a massive fix of Irishness?  This tour should do the trick!

Be blown away by the dizzying heights of the Cliffs of Moher, while fairies and leprechauns wait to be found in the lunar landscape of the Burren.  Dangle upside down from Blarney Castle in hope of getting the ‘gift of the gab’ and experience a real Irish ‘dishco’ in the party town of Killarney.  Lose yourself on the Dingle Peninsula with its beautiful beaches and rugged coastline then jig the night away in Ennis, renowned for traditional Irish music.

Our local guides are sure to show you the best Ireland has to offer.

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Tour Highlights

  • Marvel at the mighty Cliffs of Moher
  • Explore the eerie moon-like landscape of the Burren
  • Take in the wild coast of Dingle Peninsula
  • See the imposing Rock of Cashel
  • Spend the night in the party town of Killarney
  • Enjoy listening to the many buskers of Galway city
  • Join a local traditional music session in County Clare, home of Irish music
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Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Dublin To Killarney

Day 2

Killarney To Ennis

Day 3

Ennis To Dublin

Day 1

We leave Dublin at 08.30am and travel south-west through the lush green Irish countryside.  Pass the River Liffey, we head to the imposing Rock of Cashel, proudly towering over the fields of the Golden Vale.  Once the seat of the Kings of Munster and a medieval architectural delight, this iconic site will awaken your Celtic soul.

We continue to the rebel county of Cork and the famous Blarney Castle.  Now’s your chance to 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 time.

Tonight, use your new gift in a pub and get friendly with the locals in the party town of Killarney.  It’s bound to be an epic night!

Day 2

Today, it’s all about breathtaking scenery and adventure.  We take the stunning Slea Head Drive down the coast and spend the day exploring the dramatic Dingle Peninsula, the highlight of the Wild Atlantic Way.  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 take in the stunning Coumeenoole Beach, before we travel through Tralee into County Clare.  We spend the night in charming Ennis where the pubs are filled with locals playing traditional Irish music.  Grab your pint of Guinness and get carried away by the lively tunes!

Day 3

Today we brave the heights and soak up the dramatic views at the Cliffs of Moher that tower high above the wild Atlantic Ocean.  Enjoy the wind on your face as you snap a photo of potentially the most famous cliffs in the world that were also used as a backdrop in Harry Potter & The Half Blood Prince and The Princess Bride.

Afterwards, we’ll explore the weird and magical world of the Burren, Ireland’s lunar landscape and home to fairies and leprechauns!  Leave the mesmerising landscapes behind and have lunch in one of the brightly painted pubs of Galway, Ireland’s cultural capital, before returning to Dublin at approximately 17.30pm.

Important Information

Tour Inclusions

  • Your fan-feckin-tastic Irish Guide
  • All transport around the Emerald Isle
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • 2 breakfast
  • Cliffs of Moher entry

Optional Activities

Our philosophy is all about allowing you to be an independent traveller, it’s at the heart of what we do.  To keep it simple we’ve got your accommodation covered as well as some of the must-see highlights. For everything else, you can either choose it now and add to your booking, or pay locally subject to availability. It’s up to you.

Blarney Castle

Blarney Castle was built nearly six hundred years ago and is home to the Blarney Stone, which is found at the top of the Tower.  Kiss it and you’ll never again be lost for words!


2 nights’ hostel multi-share accommodation is included in the price of your tour.  We use the best hostels available and generally use small 4 to 6-bed dorms.

Rowan Tree Hostel, Ennis
This impressive Georgian building was built around 1740 for the lords and gentry of the land! Facilities, however, are all brand new with outdoor patio, free WiFi and café bar.

Neptune’s Hostel, Killarney
A family owned hostel provides a great night’s sleep and is ideally situated close to the action in this party town.

Private Room Upgrades
Fancy some ‘together’ time? Private Room Upgrades can be selected at time of booking when available.  Most private rooms (min. 2 people) are accommodated within the hostel but where this is not possible, you may be required to make your own way to your accommodation located a short walk away from the main drop off point.  Some private rooms have en-suite facilities whilst others have shared bathrooms.


What meals are included?

Breakfast is included on all overnight tours.  Lunches are not included, unless otherwise stated.  Evening meals are included when stated on the tour itinerary.  On tours of seven days or more, generally fifty percent of dinners are included.  Please check the itinerary page for exact details.

Where does the trip depart from?

Each UK trip will have a dedicated pick up point in central London.  Shorter duration trips will normally depart from Victoria Coach Station, with longer duration trips leaving from the London Reception Centre, near to Waterloo train station.  Departure points will be confirmed before booking a tour.

Can I get picked up from my hotel?

Pick up from hotels is not possible.  You will need to make your own way to the departure point.  However some tours do have a designated hotel departure, which you can stay in prior to the trip.  Please ask at time of booking for departure points and we can direct you to local hotels.

Are entrance fees included?

Entrance fees are included where specified on the itinerary.

Can I pay in dollars?

All tours are quoted and charged in pounds sterling, but you can pay using your local card and currency.  We will debit the card in pounds sterling and your bank will use their exchange rate at that time to deduct the amount in your local currency.

What time does the trip leave and return?

Departure times will vary depending on the itinerary.  European tours departing from London will usually leave between 05.00am and 07.00am.  Multi day UK tours will leave between 06.00am and 07:30am.  Day trips will depart between 07.00am and 09.00am.  European and worldwide tours that start in an overseas city will have a welcome reception on day one of the tour which is usually around 18.00pm.

Return times vary depending on the itinerary.  All the full day coach tours should be finished by no later than 19.00pm, traffic permitting.  The train tours return between 20.00pm and 22.00pm.  Longer duration trips will return between 16.00pm and 19.00pm.  All times will be confirmed at time of booking.

Is this a definite/guaranteed departure?

A definite departure is guaranteed to operate for that given departure date.  A trip that is not yet designated a definite departure is not yet guaranteed to operate based on current booking numbers.  If a trip and departure date you are interested in is not yet definite, do not let this discourage you from booking.  The more paid passengers received, the odds of the trip operating increase.  In the slim case that the operator withdraw a trip you are booked on due to a lack of numbers, you are entitled to a full refund of any funds already paid towards the tour, or if flexible with your time, we can move you onto another departure.

Who travels on these tours, who else is booked?

Whilst we can not confirm exactly who else is booked on a tour, we can guarantee you will be travelling with fellow liked minded travelers who share a passion for travel, fun, adventure and discovery.  All tours will be run by English speaking guides and age ranges will vary.  The beauty of taking a guided holiday is you’ll have the opportunity to meet and travel with people from all over the globe.

Are transfers included from the airport?

In general, if you are joining or departing your guided holiday on the first or last day, return transfers between the airport and hotel are included (excludes itineraries starting and/or ending in London).  You’ll find specific information on the itinerary’s page.

What optional excursions can I do and can I book them now?

Optional experiences are available on some tours.  These are activities that are not automatically included, but offered during your trip to enhance your travel experience.  These are all bookable whilst on the tour via your tour guide/travel director.  These are payable by cash or card.

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Why stop there?

The ever-increasing demand and availability for well-organised, safe and reliable trips means that we now go further afield, so while we love taking people on tours of England, Ireland and Scotland we are pleased to offer that little bit more with river tours of Amsterdam, coach tours of Paris and train trips to the chocolate capital of the world, Brussels!

Our Most Popular Essential Trips

There are so many and we cater for everyone so it may be a case of a leisurely out of London trip to Stonehenge or you may want the buzz and excitement of a theatre tour of London – all the glitz and glamour is there. Out of London, we offer all sorts of adventures: Roman Baths, Shakespeare country, the Royal Pavilion, Brighton – you name it. Same with London – we don’t just do the round London tours – we can take you to Kew Gardens or we can take you on an expedition on the roof of the O2 Dome to the platform at the top offering spectacular views.

So we offer Out of London, Around London, Theatre and Hotels and then there are the spectacular Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day tours – what a way to celebrate the fun season.