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Southern Rocker (Dorm) - Shamrocker Adventures
Southern Rocker (Dorm) - Shamrocker Adventures
Samantha "I had a unbelievable experience with Shamrocker on the Southern Rocker tour of south-west Ireland. I would definitely recommend this tour to any friends visiting Ireland in the future. The 3 day tour was the perfect amount of time for me personally to see south-western Ireland, any less days would have been too short and any longer I think I would have tired of living out of a suitcase and being o..."
Excellent
17 reviews
Starts
Dublin
+2 Destinations
Southern Ireland
Ends
Dublin
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Highlights

  • Explore lush green Irish countryside
  • Kiss the Blarney Stone for good luck
  • See the dramatic Dingle Peninsula
  • Experience local pubs with traditional Irish music
Age range
18 to 35 year olds
Accommodation
Hostel
Max Group Size
50
Transportation
Coach / Bus
Travel style
Discovery, Coach / Bus
Start and end in Dublin! With the discovery tour Southern Rocker (Dorm), you have a 3 day tour package taking you through Dublin, Ireland and 2 other destinations in Ireland. Southern Rocker (Dorm) includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, transport and more.

17 Reviews

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Good
35%
Average
6%
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  • KB
    Written on July 16, 2018
    3.5 - Good

    Emma and John were wonderful! However, sometimes it felt like the tour was a bit rushed (as expected in just 3 days), it would have been nice to do the route backwards as there was a lot to see on the last day. Overall, a great way to see some of Ireland in just 3 days.
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  • AT
    Written on July 5, 2018
    3.0 - Average

    The experience was great and our tour guide was amazing with all the information, knowledge and friendliness they had. The downside is that the busses are not great. They are not made for warm weather and we had several of the passengers on our trip feeling faint and sick from the heat. The aircon didn’t work. The chargers didn’t work. I think this is something the company needs to address for the summertime for the safety of its passengers. It definitely alters your experience when the bus ride is uncomfortable and majority of your group feel ill from the heat/sauna inside the bus (not the outside temp). Staff were wonderful though!! If they hadn’t been I can ensure you people would’ve asked for refunds. The staff and itinerary saved this trip for me.
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  • CL
    Written on May 13, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    Very friendly staff and driver and passenger. It’s always harder traveling solo but I felt most welcomed by your staff and trainee (assistant)Emma. Love it, got to see so much in 3 days. The dorm accom was great on the first night but very average the second night. The bed was comfortable in both, but the lack of bathrooms/showers at the 2nd disappointed me. A night stay in Galway instead of one of the others might be worth a consideration. Overall very happy.
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  • Southern Rocker (Dorm) reviewer 4
    Written on October 24, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    Darren was an absolutely fantastic guide, funny and friendly. Robbie was a great driver, and he and Darren made a lovely pair. Would recommend on the basis of those two alone. Accommodation the first night was at a recently renovated hostel that was very very comfortable, second night less great but decent enough anyway. Would have liked more time in Galway, but they managed to cram in a lot into a relatively short duration. Would go on another shamrocker tour - this was a great experience.
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  • SP
    Written on October 19, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    I had a unbelievable experience with Shamrocker on the Southern Rocker tour of south-west Ireland. I would definitely recommend this tour to any friends visiting Ireland in the future. The 3 day tour was the perfect amount of time for me personally to see south-western Ireland, any less days would have been too short and any longer I think I would have tired of living out of a suitcase and being on a bus. I really enjoyed our small group of 15 people, which made the trip much more personal and memorable, we all became great friends. Our bus driver Rob was awesome, a super cheerful guy who entertained us with his lovely voice with many old Irish songs. Finally, our guide, Darren or Daz, made the trip the amazing experience that it was. He is super knowledgeable about Ireland and told the history and culture of the country with such passion. I was surprised someone so young knew so much about Ireland's history; it made me want to learn more about Ireland, and he recommend some great Irish movies and music. Thanks Shamrocker, Daz and Rob for the unforgettable trip, I will be back again!
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  • Southern Rocker (Dorm) reviewer 6
    Written on September 23, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    It was pretty fun, we saw a lot of amazing places.
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  • RG
    Written on July 25, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    Darren is the best tour guide ever! This trip was honestly the most amazing trip I have been on in my life, and I have travelled a lot. 3 days felt like a week because we saw so much and I never wanted it to end. Definitely do it; worth every penny!
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  • Southern Rocker (Dorm) reviewer 8
    Written on July 12, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    The trip was pretty great, would've liked to stay longer in areas than to leave on the bus for long drives, some areas to stop off st were too long others too short; could have been discussed with those on tour. Lovely people ; everyone was pleasant and open to different opportunities :)
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  • Southern Rocker (Dorm) reviewer 9
    Written on January 31, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    While it's not exactly aimed at the younger set, because you'll see all of the same things as on a tour for an older crowd, definitely make sure you can keep up with college kids when it comes to walking pace and bounceback from drinking. I had a thoroughly good time but spent the entire second day hungover while my 20-25 year old companions bounded over mountains!
    Shamrocker Adventures commented on this review
    Hi there, we're delighted to hear you had such a great time on tour, thanks for taking the time to post a review :)
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  • BE
    Written on November 15, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    This trip was beyond awesome add I would highly recommend it to everyone! Kim was fabulous!
    Shamrocker Adventures commented on this review
    Hi there, Thank s for the fantastic review, we're delighted to hear you great time with Kim! The Shamrocker Team.
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Itinerary

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  1. Day 1: DUBLIN TO KILLARNEY
  2. Day 2: KILLARNEY TO ENNIS
  3. Day 3: ENNIS TO DUBLIN

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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • Do you arrange airport transfers?

      Airport transfers are not included in this tour, but we can inquire with the Tour Operator at the time of booking if they would be able to add these onto the package for an additional cost.

    • Is there a hotel list available?

      Accommodation is included in the trip price and includes dorm share hostel accommodation with 4-6 people to a room depending on availability. This is a list of accommodations that the operator will typically use on this tour, however, please be aware that these are subject to change:

      Rowan Tree Hostel, Ennis

      Neptune's Hostel, Killarney

    • What is the age group of these tours?

      Even though Shamrocker is an 'open age' operator, it's backpacking style is more popular with travellers in their 20's.

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    Start and end in Dublin.
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    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 50 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $316 for Southern Rocker (Dorm), but the deposit of $170 is non-refundable.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 547 km.
    • Dublin (Ireland)
    • 261 km
    • Killarney (Ireland)
    • 94 km
    • Ennis (Ireland)
    • 191 km
    • Dublin (Ireland)

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