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Irish Shenanigans tour
Belfast Cork Irish Shenanigans Trip

Irish Shenanigans

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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
8 days
From: $ 1,249 $ 156 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Walking tour of Dublin
  • Visit the Giant’s Causeway
  • Guided tour of the Guinness Storehouse

Short Description

So much more than leprechauns, Guinness and four-leaf clovers, this epic Ireland escape is guaranteed to rock your world. Starting and ending in Dublin, this awesome adventure offers a taste of this diverse region – from the cities of Dublin and Belfast to the natural beauty of the Giant's Causeway and the Cliffs of Moher. Ready to ignite your Instagram feed? Followers, prepare for #TravelEnvy.

Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Trip Type Group Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport N/A
Start City N/A
End City N/A

Travel Theme

Cultural Singles Travel

Destinations

United Kingdom Ireland

Cities & Attractions

Belfast Cork Derry Dublin Galway

Activities

Culture

Age Requirement

30

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Trip Includes

  • 7 breakfasts, 4 dinners
  • 7 nights in hostels
  • Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi
  • Guided tours of all major cities
  • Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

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Itinerary

Day 1

Dial up the craic and meet your new Topdecker BFFs in Dublin this afternoon. Get your bearings before we head out to capture some great snaps on a walking tour through town. Next up: a visit to the Guinness Storehouse, where we’ll drink in Ireland’s history (literally).

Included today:
-Walking tour of Dublin
-Guided tour of the Guinness Storehouse

Meals:
-Dinner

Day 2

First stop, stunning Cork. Think: snug pubs, colourful houses and artisan coffee. On the way to the green hills of Killarney, we’ll make a pit stop at Blarney Castle. Kiss the Blarney Stone and legend has it that you’ll be gifted with ‘the banter’.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner

Included today:
-Walking tour of Cork
-Visit the medieval Blarney Castle

Day 3

With astounding 1000 m high peaks towering over lakes, waterfalls and woodland, Killarney should keep you well occupied today. Later, gear up for an optional whiskey distillery visit and tasting or #throwback tour by means of an old-timey horse and cart.

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Horse and carriage ride in Killarney
-Full day ring of Kerry tour

Day 4

Next up: Galway. A city steeped in history, it’s described by many as being the most ‘Irish’ place in Ireland. Tonight, hang with the hipsters and tuck into some local cuisine.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner

Included today:
-Visit the Cliffs of Moher
-Walking tour of Galway

Day 5

Today’s optionals: head out on a visit to the windswept Aran Islands or get active at the Delphi Adventure Centre (think: obstacle courses and ziplines). Wanna stay put in Galway? Eyre Square and the Spanish Arch are worth checking out. Your choice!

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional Activities:
-Old Irish Day Out

Day 6

This morning we’re off to the ancient city of Derry, famed for its art and foodie scene. Then: time to bring out the big guns with a visit to the world-famous Giant’s Causeway. Who’s up for a huge game of hopscotch? Afterwards, the capital of Northern Ireland is calling.

Included today:
-Visit Derry
-Visit the Giant’s Causeway
-Walking tour of Belfast

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner

Day 7

Today is up to you. Hit up the Cathedral Quarter for street art and murals coupled with cool venues the locals don’t want you to know about.

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional Activities:
-Titanic experience

Day 8

We’ll sit down for one last Irish breakfast before heading back to Dublin, where we’ll say our goodbyes.

Meals:
-Breakfast

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We loved the tour and the people

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My husband and I just finished our first Topdeck tour, 2 weeks around Europe!
We loved the tour and the people we got to adventure with, our trip leader Alex, chef Morgan and driver Marian absolutely rocked!
We felt so special having them look after us and couldn't have had more fun if we tried.
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I've just finished the Mega European tour with Trip Leader Nicole Smith & Coach Driver Lloyd Spencer. I was incredibly nervous about going on a tour across Europe, but the planning and organisation by our Topdeck Crew made everything stress free. All the driving and walking tours were very informative, with Nicole being able to recall information off the top of her head about the history of all the Countries and Landmarks we visited. Our driver Lloyd took a very professional approach to his work and should be praised for all the effort he puts in. Both Nicole & Lloyd are enthusiastic individuals, who are always able to give great recommendations in every Country we stopped. This trip was absolutely fantastic and will be in my memories for life. A very special thanks to these two and topdeck for such an amazing trip.
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I loved my travel experience with Topdeck. Alex was such a wonderful tour leader, she had great recommendations and was super sweet and helpful. Morgan was an excellent cook and always made healthy options for us. I think the food far surpassed my expectations for this trip. Marian was also a great driver! The bus was always clean for us. I had a great time and I would do another top deck trip!
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Absolute best experience of my life!

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I just finished the Mega European and had the absolute best experience of my life! Would 100% recommend this trip to anyone who wants to see Europe! Not only were the places amazing but we all made so many friends and some that I can't wait to see again soon! Our trip leader Nicole and driver Lloyd made the trip even better, they were amazing!!
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I just finished the Oceanic empires tour and absolutely loved it. This is my second top deck tour in 4 years and it was the best experience again. All the places were amazing and had the best group of people to experience new countries and food with. I would like to make a special mention to Nicole and Lloyd as they were the best and made the trip incredibly fun and memorable. Would recommend to all my friends to do a top deck tour
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I booked a topdeck summer fun and sailing tour as a solo! I wasn’t sure what I’d expect as this is the first solo trip I’ve ever taken. Day one I made friends and family for a lifetime as well as a tour guide and driver who Ill never forget! Dan made the tour not just fun and memorable but one where I felt safe. Zolio our driver was like a second dad who made every drive something to look forwards to! I left this trip with new friends and family a big either and a second Dad ! Would highly recommend topdeck and dr dan and zolio 110%
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Accomodations

Hostel Plus trips host our most eclectic types of accommodation. While modern hostels make up the majority of your overnighters you could also stay in hotels (free upgrade – yeah!), Austrian Gasthofs, canvas cabins, ferry cabins or bungalows.

The ‘More Inclusions’ section details what type of accommodation will be used for overnight stops on your trip.

The number of people to a room on Hostel Plus trips will vary. For hostels you will have multi-share rooms and usually share with between 3 and 5 others (although in some circumstances you will share with more than 5) while in hotels there will be twin or triple-shares (and the odd quad-room). The number of people sharing in bungalows, canvas cabins, ferry cabins and Austrian Gasthofs can vary.

Please note: When staying on a Hostel Plus trip, multi-share accommodation is single-sex. You will also need to bring your own towels with you as these are not provided by all of our hostels.

Age Notes

Max Age: 30

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Meals Included:

Your included meals are detailed in the 'More Inclusions' section of this document.

Breakfasts are included every day (except on the first morning). They are usually 'continental breakfasts', which are typical in most European countries. A typical breakfast may consist of cereals with milk or yoghurt, bread, croissants, cold meats, cheese and a range of spreads, with fruit juice, tea or coffee to drink. It is rare to get a hot breakfast in continental Europe, though on some occasions there may be some hot food available as well.

Included meals will be a combination of those prepared by Topdeck On-Site Chefs, local restaurants and places in which we stay. Included evening meals are in local restaurants or accommodations, and are either two or three courses. In most cases table water is provided with the meals, and if you wish to purchase additional drinks you can do so at your own expense.

If you have any dietary requirements we will make every effort to cater to your specific needs as long as you advise your travel agent or Customer Service Consultant when you book, or make note of this in the Topdeck app when you check in (refer below). However, please be aware that although we will do everything in our power to arrange it, we cannot guarantee that every restaurant we use will be able to cater to all dietary needs, particularly in Eastern Europe. We also cannot cater for tastes or dislikes, as most of our included evening meals feature a set menu.

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