Welcome to the land of rolling green hills, medieval castles, kind people, heart-warming whiskey, and loud drinking songs. Most of all, welcome to the land of St. Patrick, the iconic man who exemplifies this joyous spirit. Have a pint, do a jig, stand on a table and go nuts in the home of Dublin’s largest festival.
Dublin has a rich history, plenty of breweries, and a warm, welcoming atmosphere, making it an enchantingly fun destination. Split across the Liffey River, its brick lanes and historic buildings paint a beautiful backdrop for a weekend full of exploring, world-class ale, and raucous good times.
Dublin is always a blast, but on St. Patrick’s Day it’s on another level. See Dublin at its prime with a sea of green hats, raised pints, and Irish flags, and have a good bit of craic (gaelic for a good time and a laugh) with your St. Paddy’s day pals.
The trip meets in Dublin at the accommodation anytime after 16:00, after which you will be able to check into your rooms. Your Bus2alps trip leader will meet you in the hostel lobby between 4:00PM and 10:00PM for check in and give you important information regarding the weekend.
We’ve got a welcome party planned with a traditional Sunday roast (still as delicious during the week).
Friday, we start the day with a bottomless brunch to pre before heading to the St. Paddy’s Day Parade! After enjoying the St. Patrick’s Day parade and finding yourself in a spirited pub filled with lively locals, you’ll surely feel lucky about your first day here.
Recover from Friday night with a full Irish breakfast and a coffee with Bailey’s before heading out to see the sights. If you’re into cool architecture and academia vibes, swing by Trinity College, a historic cornerstone in downtown Dublin. In the afternoon join us for a tour, tasting, and party in the Guinness factory. Afterwards we’ll celebrate Europe’s luckiest holiday in an popular nightclub.
For those who aren’t departing on Sunday, sleep in and enjoy a hearty traditional lunch of mashed potatoes, Irish stew, and fresh bread. Make sure you’ve checked everything off of your Dublin bucket list before joining us for a tour of an Irish whiskey distillery with a tasting (of course) to cap off your St. Paddy’s Day weekend.