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Highlights of Dublin City
  • Trinity College Library
  • The Book of Kells
  • Christchurch Cathedral
  • Kilmainham Gaol
  • EPIC Ireland
  • Jeanie Johnson Tall Ship
  • Temple Bar Food Tour
Highlights of Connacht ("The West")
  • Galway City & The Cliffs of Moher
  • King John's Castle in Limerick
  • Evening at Bunratty Castle
Highlights of Leinster ("The Midlands")
  • Viking Cruise on the River Shannon
  • Clonmacnoise Monastery
  • Our B&B Farmhouse in Tullamore
Highlights of Munster ("The South")
  • Kissing the Blarney Stone
  • The Rock of Cashel Fortress
  • Titanic Experience in Cobh
  • The English Market in Cork

Introduction

Since 2009 we’ve been offering all-inclusive international travel programs for students interested developing core travel skills while exploring some of the world's most interesting places as part of a small group.
Our programs focus on the students, constantly challenging language, navigation, collaboration, and budgeting skills with real world activities like acquiring maps, finding hotels, navigating public transportation, evaluating restaurants, and eating well while staying within a meal allowance.

Itinerary

Stay in Luxury Bed & Breakfast Cottages at the heart of Ireland with our Program Director showing your group a different part of Ireland every day. You'll see busy city streets, rolling green hills, spectacular glacial valleys with lakes and waterfalls, awe-inspiring cliffs, Norman castles, Viking churches, and ancient illustrated Christian texts. You'll experience amazing food, music, dance, and singing, and you'll meet the friendliest people on earth.

Day City Overview
1 Airborne Meet your Program Director for an overnight flight to Ireland!
2 Leinster
"The Midlands"
Private transfer from Dublin to farmhouse accommodations in the center of Ireland where we’ll unpack and head to the dining room to experience the renowned Full Irish Breakfast. After breakfast we depart for Athlone and take boat ride along the Shannon to Clonmacnoise (a monastery settled in 546). Guided Tour of Clonmacnoise. Private transfer back to Athlone for dinner overlooking the Shannon across from a beautifully lit Athlone Castle.
3 Dublin City Private transfer to Dublin. Visit Epic Ireland and learn about Ireland’s influential diaspora (you probably expect to hear about John F. Kennedy and Bono, but you probably didn’t expect to hear about Charles de Gaulle and Che Guevara!). Learn about the Irish Famine and "coffin ships" while exploring an exact replica of the Jeanie Johnson Tall Ship on Custom House Quay. Lunch/Shopping in Powerscourt Townhouse Center. Enjoy a guided tour of Christchurch Cathedral (founded in 1028 by a Viking King) and then learn about the Irish War of Independence while exploring Kilmainham Gaol.
4 Munster
"The South"
Private transfer to Cork. Along the way we’ll stop and explore the Rock of Cashel and take in the Titanic Experience in Cobh. Visit Blarney Castle where we’ll be “Blessed with the Gift of the Gab” when we kiss the Blarney Stone. Dinner in Cork and then transfer back to Tullamore.
5 Connacht
"The West"
Private transfer to Lahinch for some time strolling along the Cliffs of Moher. Lunch, then transfer to Limerick to explore the beautifully restored King John’s Castle. End the day enjoying an evening of traditional music and food at Bunratty Castle.
6 Dublin City Private transfer to Dublin. Visit to the Book of Kells and the Trinity College Library (Harry Potter fans will recognize it immediately as the dining hall at Hogworts!). Shopping on Grafton Street followed by a professionally guided walk around the old city visiting a selection of restaurants including a few in the Temple Bar district (Dublin’s Cultural Quarter). The day ends with a tour of Guinness World Headquarters at Saint James Gate where you'll learn how the original nitrogen-infused draught beer is brewed from the finest irish malt, barley, hops and water. Final packing, then a farewell banquet in Tullamore.
7 Airborne Enjoy a farewell Full Irish Breakfast before boarding our private transport to the airport. Slainté!