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Explore Ireland

Stay in Luxury Bed & Breakfast Cottages at the heart of Ireland with our Program Directors showing you and your new friends a different part of the Ireland every day.
You'll see busy city streets, rolling green hills, glacial valleys with lakes and waterfalls, awe-inspiring cliffs, norman castles, neolithic monuments.
You'll experience amazing food, music, dance, and singing, and you'll meet the friendliest people on earth.

Introduction

We organize a handful of programs each year for independent high school students.
(Independent students are those traveling without their teacher.)
Each program is staffed with a US-based Program Director and an assistant.
Just like our regular programs, we take care of all the logistics:
  • Flights
  • Accommodations
  • Breakfasts and Dinners
  • Ground Transport
  • Local Guides
  • Entrance Fees
  • Gratuities
And, just like our regular programs you can pay in easy monthly installments.

Eligibility

Summer Programs are open to high school students and recent graduates.
College student? Ask us about our College Programs.

Availability

We limit enrollment on each program to between 8 and 12 students.
Students travel with a Program Director and assistant.

Assembly Airports

We arrange group flights from the following airports:
  • New York
  • Boston
  • Chicago
  • Los Angeles
  • Houston
Pick whatever one is most convenient for you.

Local Connections

We can arrange flights to/from your preferred Assembly Airport and include them in your monthly payments.

Enrollment & Payment

Enrollment can be completed online at studentslovetravel.com/enrollment.
You can pay in monthly installments by check or credit card (using Paypal).

Cancelation & Refunds

Comprehensive Travel Insurance provides the following benefits:
  • Pre-Departure Trip Cancelation
    100% of the cost of the trip if the insured cannot travel
    (this covers cancelation due to sickness or emergency).
  • Post-Departure Trip Interruption
    Up to 150% of the cost of the trip
    (this covers interruption due to sickness or emergency)
  • Travel Delay
    Up to $100 per day
  • Medical Expenses & Emergency Assistance
    Up to $25,000 in Medical Expenses and $50,000 in Emergency Assistance
    (Includes 24-hour on-call assistance service)
  • Baggage & Personal Effects
    Up to $1,000 per day
    (this covers anything which is lost or stolen while traveling)
  • Cancel for ANY reason
    Up to 75% of the cost of the trip, no questions asked.
    (just in case you change your mind)

Itinerary

Day City Highlights
1 Airborne Meet your Program Director at the airport for an overnight flight to Ireland!
2 Lakelands Private transfer 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!). Lunch. Guided tour of Christchurch Cathedral (founded in 1028 by a Viking King) and Kilmainham Gaol.
4 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.
5 The North Day trip up north to see the fascinating basalt columns of the Giant’s Causeway, cross the rope bridge at Carrick-a-Rede and take in the incredible views from the coastal walk, then wander around the ruins of medieval Dunluce Castle high up on the coastal cliffs. Dinner overlooking the harbor in Portrush then transfer back to Tullamore.
6 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. Coffee, then transfer to Portmagee.
7 The West Choose one: (A) Skellig Micheal - Boat ride out to Skellig Michael to explore the remains of the Christian Monastery (selected by J.J. Abrams as the first Jedi Temple in Star Wars: The Force Awakens); (B) Valentia Island - Road trip includes the Skellig Experience Visitor Center, Bray Head Tower, Cromwell Point Lighthouse, Geokaun Mountain, Fogher Cliffs, and the Subtropical Gardens at Glanleam. Evening of traditional music and food at Bunratty Castle.
8 Dublin City Private transfer to Dublin. Visit to the Book of Kells and the Trinity College Library (Harry Potter fans will recognize it immediately). Lunch in Saint Stephen’s Green followed by an afternoon of shopping on Grafton Street. The day ends with a professionally guided walk around the old inner city visiting a selection of restaurants including a few in the Temple Bar district (Dublin’s Cultural Quarter).
9 Airborne Enjoy a farewell Full Irish Breakfast before boarding our private transport to the airport. Slainté!

Printable Itinerary

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