St. Patrick’s Day Ireland Hopper
March 2018: 8 Days, 7-Nights
from $1,699 per person

2018: St. Patrick's Day in Ireland

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland! Join this Ireland Hopper- perfect for the independent traveler who doesn’t want to join a large tour group with a rigid itinerary, but also doesn’t want to drive themselves. This tour provides you with one-way transportation between towns, accommodations, a flexible itinerary, St. Paddy’s day celebrations and optional day tours & attractions.

 

Hopper Itinerary:

Tuesday, March 13th – Day 1: Tour begins in Dublin – Guinness Storehouse & Welcome Pub Crawl

Wednesday, March 14th – Day 2: Transfer from Dublin to Galway

Thursday, March 15th – Day 3: Galway – Free Day

Friday, March 16th – Day 4: Transfer from Galway to Killarney – Cliffs & Killarney Brewing Co.

Saturday, March 17th – Day 5: Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Killarney

Sunday, March 18th – Day 6: Killarney – The Ring of Kerry Day Tour

Monday, March 19th – Day 7: Transfer from Killarney to Co. Clare – Farewell Dinner

Tuesday, March 20th – Day 8: Tour ends in Co. Clare – Transfer to SNN airport

Extend your tour with a 2-night Northern Coast Pre-Tour, 3-night Southern Castles Post-Tour… or BOTH!


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Tour Details

INCLUSIONS:

  • 7 nights in Premiere city-center hotels
    • Pre/Post nights available
    • Superior & Luxury Hotel upgrades available
  • Airport transfers to/from airport and city-center locations (private upgrades available)
  • Transportation between all towns that are guaranteed door-to-door transfers with a driver** (standard itinerary)
  • St. Patrick’s Hopper Meet & Greet: Dublin pub crawl w/host & your first drink on us*
  • Traditional Irish breakfast every morning
  • Farewell Dinner & Entertainment with Traditional Irish Music & Dance
  • Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style:
    • St. Patrick’s Day Swag Bag
    • St. Patrick’s Day drink credit to kick off your celebrations – Slainte!
    • Killarney St. Patrick’s Day Festival* including kidzone, storytelling bus/train, Irish music and dancing performances & more!
  • Your choice of tours & attractions:
    • Dublin – Guinness Storehouse tour -OR- Teeling Whiskey Company pass (Included)
    • Cliffs of Moher tour on your door-to-door transfer from Galway to Killarney (Admission Included)
    • Killarney – Ring of Kerry day tour -OR- Dingle Peninsula day tour (Included)
    • Killarney Brewing Company Tour (included)
    • Complete offerings of additional tours and attractions in each town to spend your trip how you choose! (Optional, for purchase)
  • All hotel taxes/fees
  • Tenon Tours Traveler Hotline available 24/7
  • E-Documents

 

PRICE:

St. Patrick’s Ireland Hopper: 7-Night Itinerary (Tue-Tue)
Double Room: $1,699
Single Room: $2,364

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Flight not included. Tour requires an arrival into Dublin International Airport (DUB) and departure from Shannon International Airport (SNN). Airport transfers are included.
*-Meet & Greet Pub Crawl included with weeks of 6 or more combined travelers.
-Killarney St. Patrick’s festival activities and timeline to be determined and announced early 2018.
**Guaranteed door-to-door transfers available with weeks of 4 or more combined travelers. Alternate transfer options or pricing will be available with 3 or less travelers, or custom hopper tours.

EXTENDED ITINERARY:

Sunday, 3/11 – Northern Coast Pre-Day 1: Tour begins in Belfast
Monday, 3/12 – Northern Coast Pre-Day 2: Belfast
Tuesday, 3/13 – Northern Coast Pre-Day 3/Hopper Day 1: Transfer from Belfast to Dublin
(Standard St. Patrick’s Hopper Begins)

 

ADDITIONAL INCLUSIONS:

  • Belfast Hop-on/Hop-off City Tour
  • Titanic Museum
  • North Antrim Day Tour including Giants Causeway, Dunluce Castle, Carrick-a-rede Bridge, Bushmills Distillery & more

 

PRICE:

Pre-Tour + St. Patrick’s Ireland Hopper: 9-Night Itinerary (Fri-Tue)
Double Room: $2,149
Single Room: $3,004

 

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Flight not included. Tour requires an arrival into Belfast International Airport (BFS) or arrangements can be made from Dublin International Airport (DUB). Departure required from Shannon International Airport (SNN). Airport transfers are included.
*-Meet & Greet Pub Crawl included with weeks of 6 or more combined travelers.
-Killarney St. Patrick’s festival activities and timeline to be determined and announced early 2018.
**Guaranteed door-to-door transfers available with weeks of 4 or more combined travelers. Alternate transfer options or pricing will be available with 3 or less travelers, or custom hopper tours.

EXTENDED ITINERARY:

Tuesday, 3/20 – Southern Castles Post-Day 1/Hopper Day 7: Transfer from Clare to Cork
Wednesday, 3/21 – Southern Castles Post-Day 2: Cork
Thursday, 3/22 – Southern Castles Post-Day 3: Transfer from Cork to Kilkenny
Friday, 3/23 – Southern Castles Post-Day 4: Transfer from Kilkenny to Dublin
Saturday, 3/24 – Southern Castles Post-Day 5: Tour ends in Dublin

 

ADDITIONAL INCLUSIONS/OPTIONS:

  • Kilkenny – Black & Gold City Train -OR- Smithwick’s Experience
  • Kilkenny Castle
  • Cork – Blarney Castle (Optional, for purchase)

 

Price:

St. Patrick’s Hopper + Post-Tour: 10-Night Itinerary (Tue-Sat)
Double Room: $2,299
Single Room: $3,249

 

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Flight not included. Tour requires round-trip flight to/from Dublin International Airport (DUB). Airport transfers are included.
*-Meet & Greet Pub Crawl included with weeks of 6 or more combined travelers.
-Killarney St. Patrick’s festival activities and timeline to be determined and announced early 2018.
**Guaranteed door-to-door transfers available with weeks of 4 or more combined travelers. Alternate transfer options or pricing will be available with 3 or less travelers, or custom hopper tours.

EXTENDED ITINERARY:


Sunday, March 11th – Northern Coast Pre-Day 1: Tour begins in Belfast

Monday, March 12th – Northern Coast Pre-Day 2: Belfast

Tuesday, March 13th – Northern Coast Pre-Day 3/Hopper Day 1: Transfer from Belfast to Dublin
(Standard St. Patrick’s Hopper Begins)

Tuesday, March 13th: Tour begins in Dublin – Guinness Storehouse & Welcome Pub Crawl

Wednesday, March 14th Transfer from Dublin to Galway

Thursday, March 15th: Galway – Free Day

Friday, March 16th: Transfer from Galway to Killarney – Cliffs & Killarney Brewing Co.

Saturday, March 17th: Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Killarney

Sunday, March 18th: Killarney – The Ring of Kerry Day Tour

Monday, March 19th: Transfer from Killarney to Co. Clare – Farewell Dinner

Tuesday, March 20th: Tour ends in Co. Clare – Transfer to SNN airport

Tuesday, March 20th – Southern Castles Post-Day 1: Transfer from Clare to Cork

Wednesday, March 21st – Southern Castles Post-Day 2: Cork

Thursday, March 22nd – Southern Castles Post-Day 3: Transfer from Cork to Kilkenny

Friday, March 23rd – Southern Castles Post-Day 4: Transfer from Kilkenny to Dublin

Saturday, March 24th – Southern Castles Post-Day 5: Tour ends in Dublin

 

ADDITIONAL INCLUSIONS/OPTIONS:

  • Belfast Hop-on/Hop-off City Tour
  • Titanic Museum
  • North Antrim Day Tour including Giants Causeway, Dunluce Castle, Carrick-a-rede Bridge, Bushmills Distillery & more
  • Kilkenny – Black & Gold City Train -OR- Smithwick’s Experience
  • Kilkenny Castle
  • Cork – Blarney Castle (Optional, for purchase)

 

Price:

The Ultimate St. Patrick’s Hopper: 12-Night Itinerary (Sun-Sat)
Double Room: $2,749
Single Room: $3,889

 

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Flight not included. Tour requires an arrival into Belfast International Airport (BFS) or arrangements can be made from Dublin International Airport (DUB) and departure from Dublin International Airport (DUB). Airport transfers are included.
*-Meet & Greet Pub Crawl included with weeks of 6 or more combined travelers.
-Killarney St. Patrick’s festival activities and timeline to be determined and announced early 2018.
**Guaranteed door-to-door transfers available with weeks of 4 or more combined travelers. Alternate transfer options or pricing will be available with 3 or less travelers, or custom hopper tours.

What do we mean by “independent,” “flexible” or “semi-escorted” tours?

We arrange for transportation from town to town, rather than travelers having to drive themselves (self-drive), or having to be stuck on a bus with a tour group for the duration of their trip (fully-escorted). Paired with a provided itinerary and optional tours and attractions, this is the perfect way to combine the structure you need, with the flexibility you want!

Does Tenon Tours operate the day tours?

Tenon Tours works with various partner companies and local tour operators to provide you with the best day touring options.  By utilizing local tour companies you will be provided with the expertise of the area you are touring by a licensed guide.

Note: Don’t forget to tip your drivers based on the level of service they provide!

Some partner companies include, but are not limited to: Rabbies, City-Sightseeing, Highland Explorer, Galway Tour Company, Deros Tours, When Where Wales, Cork Taxi Tours, Irish Day Tours, Irish Rail Tours, Dualway, Premium Tours UK and Odyssey Coach Tours.

Will I have free time or will I have to stay with the group the entire time?

The foundation of our tours is the flexibility that is built into them. Other than transfers from town to town & scheduled tours or attractions, your vacation to spend as you please. A Hopper Tour is designed to provide you flexibility and independence in which your itinerary, accommodations, transfers and some tours/attractions are all pre-arranged to provide you with the structure you need while traveling. The rest of the trip is up to you to do as you please.

Are the hotels air-conditioned?

Due to the cooler average climate in Ireland and Britain, most accommodations (hotels and/or B&B’s) do not have or need air-conditioning.  Some accommodations will state that they have “temperature control” in the rooms, however the control you have over how hot or cold to make it is not to the extremes that our clients may be used to in North America.  Some accommodations may have fans available, check with reception or your B&B host. Please see more detailed information here in our blog!

Do I need a passport?

Yes! All US citizens must have a passport that remains valid 6 months beyond the dates of your trip. All non-US citizens must check with their local consulate for documentation requirements. If you do not have a passport, one may be obtained through your local post office, which also offers expedited processing. ALL NAMES PROVIDED TO TENON TOURS MUST BE AS THEY APPEAR ON YOUR PASSPORT (first and last names only). You may want to make a copy of your passport and leave it at home with a friend of family.