Ireland: History

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Length

15 days

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Price

$3,100

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Destinations

Dublin, Belfast, Derry, & Galway

This 15 day program takes students across Ireland to experience its breathtaking landscapes, learn about its captivating and rich history, and explore four cities and the traditional Irish countryside.

There are many educational opportunities during the program to learn about Ireland’s history. At the Irish Emigration Museum in Dublin, students learn of the moving and unforgettable tale of 10 million Irish people who left their homeland, and how they went on to shape the world. We’ll also stop by Trinity College and see the Book of Kells, considered Ireland’s finest national treasure.
In Belfast, we go on a Black Taxi Tour to learn about the city’s complex political past and visit murals depicting the Troubles. In Derry, we visit the Museum of Free Derry, an award winning museum with a multimedia exhibit on civil rights and early conflict in the city, including the Battle of the Bogside, Internment, Blood Sunday, and Operation Motorman.

Throughout the program we visit some of Ireland’s most beautiful landmarks, including Giant’s Causeway, Carrick-A-Rede Bridge, Cliffs of Moher and Burren, and Howth Harbour and Cliffs.

The program includes a full day excursion Kilkenny, a charming medieval city, the vast expanse of the Wicklow Mountains, and the glacial valley of Glendalough, rich in stunning scenery and full of monastic artifacts.
We also take a full day excursion to the Connemara and Cong countryside, to see the magical, hidden Ireland that is off the tourist-beaten track.

Program includes

  • 13 Nights of Accommodation
  • Roundtrip Airfare
  • Daily Continental Breakfast
  • 3 Traditional Dinners
  • All Ground Transportation
  • Full-Time Guide & Assistance
  • Historical & Cultural Walking Tours
  • Trinity College & Book of Kells
  • Glendalough, Wicklow Mountains, & Kilkenny Excursion
  • Giant’s Causeway & Carrick-A-Rede Bridge
  • Museum of Free Derry
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Irish Emigration Museum
  • Black Taxi Tour
  • Connemara Excursion
  • Howth Harbour & Cliffs

Itinerary

DAY 01– Departure

  • Depart for Dublin, Ireland

DAY 02– Dublin

  • Arrive in Dublin
  • Transfer to Accommodations
  • Check In, Relax, & Refresh
  • EPIC: The Irish Emigration Museum
  • Irish Welcome Dinner & Program Orientation

DAY 03– Dublin

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Dublin Historical & Cultural Walking Tour
  • Trinity College & Book of Kells
  • Lunch
  • Free Time (Optional suggestions include the National Museum, Archaeological Museum, & Kilmainham Jail)
  • Optional Traditional Irish Music Outing

DAY 04– Dublin

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Glendalough, Wicklow, & Kilkenny Day Trip
  • Return to Dublin

DAY 05– Dublin

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Free Time & Cultural Immersion (Optional suggestions include the National Museum, Dublin Writers Museum, Archaeological Museum, & Kilmainham Jail)

DAY 06– Belfast

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Transfer to Belfast
  • Black Taxi Cultural & Political Tour
  • Free Time & Cultural Immersion

DAY 07– Belfast

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Giant’s Causeway & Carrick-A-Rede Bridge
  • Return to Belfast

DAY 08– Belfast

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Free Time & Cultural Immersion (Optional suggestions include museum visits, Titanic Exhibit, Walking Tours, & GOT Excursion)

DAY 09– Derry

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Transfer to Derry
  • The Museum of Free Derry: Includes a full multimedia exhibit on civil rights and early conflict in the city, such as the Battle of Bogside, Internment, Bloody Sunday, & Operation Motorman
  • Free Time & Cultural Immersion

DAY 10– Galway

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Transfer to Galway
  • Orientation Walking Tour
  • Traditional Fish ‘n’ Chips (Vegetarian options available)

DAY 11– Galway

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Cliffs of Moher & Burren Full Day Excursion

DAY 12– Galway

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Optional Aran Island Day Excursion
  • Free Time & Cultural Immersion

DAY 13– Connemara

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Connemara Full Day Excursion

DAY 14– Dublin

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Transfer to Dublin
  • Howth Harbour & Cliffs
  • Farewell Dinner & Program Closing

DAY 15– Departure

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Airport Transfer
  • Depart Dublin for Home

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