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Length

12 Days

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ON-GROUND PRICE PER STUDENT WITHOUT AIRFARE 

10-14:1

From 11 to 15 travelers

15-19:1

From 16 to 20 travelers

20-25:1

From 21 to 26 travelers

$3,000 $2,599 $2,240

Single occupancy upgrade cost – $1,985

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Dates

June 9-20, 2024

Program includes

• 10 Nights of Accommodation
• All Ground Transportation
• Daily Continental Breakfast
• Welcome & Farewell Dinners
• Historical & Cultural Walking Tours
• Full Time Local Guide
• 24/7 On-Ground Emergency Support
• Travelers Health Insurance & Liability Insurance
• Tips & Gratuities

Program highlights

• Dublin Walking Tour, Galway Walking Tour
• The Hill of Slane
• Viking Boat trip to Clonmacnoise
• Aran Islands Day Trip
• Carrowmore
• Navan Centre & Fort

Itinerary

DAY 1 – DEPARTURE – Friday, June 9

Depart Home for Dublin, Ireland

 

DAY 2 – DUBLIN – Saturday, June 10

Arrive in Dublin, Ireland

Airport Transfer

Check-in, Relax & Refresh
Orientation Walking Tour – The group will become oriented with their neighborhood, the public transportation systems, nearby pharmacies, markets, ATMs, etc. Additionally, an in-depth safety briefing will be provided for what to do incase of an emergency. 

Welcome Dinner at a Traditional Irish Music

 – The group will be taken for an authentic dinner with a variety of menu options to cater all diets

 

DAY 3 – DUBLIN – Sunday, June 11

Breakfast & Day Briefing 

Dublin Walking Tour – Dublin’s history dates back over 1000 years, and you’ll learn about the city’s architecture, politics, and literature as you explore its heritage like the 13th century Dublin Castle, Christchurch Cathedral, and Temple Bar! We may stop at the two museums, and see Caravaggio’s famous painting, the Taking of Christ. Wander through the idyllic St Stephen’s Green, explore Merrion Square – with its Georgian buildings, and plaques to its famous residents like Oscar Wilde and WB Yeats. Also  visit to the Royal Irish Academy to learn about the history of the Academy and some of the famous writers, historians and scientists associated with our institution. 

End your day with a visit to the iconic Guinness Storehouse, including a pint of Guinness at the Gravity bar with stunning views over the city of Dublin.

Optional Traditional Irish Music Outing – Tonight you will have the option to experience some of traditional Irish music by going on a traditional Irish Musical Pub Crawl which is led by two professional musicians who perform tunes and songs while telling the story of Irish Music and its influences on contemporary world music. 

DAY 4 – DUBLIN – Monday, June 12

Breakfast & Day Briefing 

Free Day in Dublin

 

DAY 5 – DUBLIN/GALWAY – Tuesday, June 13

Breakfast & Day Briefing
Bus Transfer to Galway (approx 3 hrs) 

Galway Walking Tour – This tour will immerse you in the songs, stories, trials and tribulations of the people of Galway over the centuries. You’ll see how Galway has become one of the most attractive and liveable cities in Ireland in recent times, with a young population and a well-deserved reputation as a centre for theatre and the arts. This tour will bring alive to you the bustle of medieval where Irish was the native tongue, but where also the patter of Spanish was heard on streets teeming with visiting merchants and sailors from Andalucia. And in those same streets and pubs today you’ll still hear the lilt of Gaelic and the strains of Irish music played on the fiddle and on the uilleann pipes.

The Hill of Slane It stands about half a kilometre north-west of the village of Slane is an important complex of prehistoric, early historic and medieval monuments. The hilltop rises to 158m OD and boasts spectacular views of the landscape of Co. Meath.

Viking Boat trip to Clonmacnoise – Departing from Athlone Castle, the cruise travels downstream on the River Shannon to the famous 6th Century monastery of Clonmacnoise. During this meandering voyage there is live commentary on local history, monastic life, and the surrounding flora & fauna. This cruise is for culture seekers, history buffs and outdoor enthusiasts.

DAY 6 – GALWAY – Wednesday, June 14 

Breakfast & Day Briefing
Free Day in Galway

 

DAY 7 – ARAN ISLANDS/GALWAY – Thursday, June 15

Breakfast & Day Briefing
Aran Islands Day Trip – A true Irish experience awaits, locals speak Irish as well as English in a setting of Celtic churches of historical significance including World Heritage site Dun Aonghasa which is set on dramatic 300 ft cliff edge. Because of its Celtic and Christian heritage, The Aran Islands has an unusually high number of ruins and sacred sites.

Group Discussions – Ferry back to Galway

 

DAY 8 – GALWAY/SLIGO – Friday, June 16

Breakfast & Day Briefing 

Bus Transfer to Sligo (approx 3 hrs)

Stopping at Carrowmore – Here you will see a large group of megalithic monuments on the Cúil Iorra Peninsula to the west of Sligo, Ireland. They were built in the 4th millennium BCE, during the Neolithic era. There are thirty surviving tombs, making Carrowmore one of the largest clusters of megalithic tombs in Ireland. 

DAY 9 – SLIGO – Saturday, June 17 

Breakfast & Day Briefing 

Free Day in Sligo

 

DAY 10 – SLIGO/DUBLIN – Sunday June 18 

Breakfast & Day Briefing 

Bus Transfer to Dublin (approx 3 hrs)

This morning you will make your journey back to Dublin stopping at Navan Centre & Fort – A place where myth and reality meet. It is one of Ireland’s most famous and important archaeological sites, the legendary Emain Macha. Legends say that Macha, the ancient goddess of war and fertility, scored the earth with her brooch pin and traced the famous outline of this sacred stronghold of the hero Cu Chulainn, home of the famous Red Branch Knights and Ulster Cycle of tales..

 

DAY 11 – DUBLIN – Monday, June 19 

Breakfast & Day Briefing 

Free Day in Dublin

Farewell Dinner and Program Closing – In  one of the best known pubs in Dublin for traditional Irish music. In one of the oldest parts of Dublin city and one of the most enduring legends surrounding Dublin has to be that of the woman – Darkey Kelly.

 

DAY 12 – RETURN – Tuesday, June 20 

Breakfast & Day Briefing

Airport Transfer

Depart Dublin, Ireland for Home

 

 

 

For any additional information or questions please email us at: Info@studyabroadassociation.com

Payments Schedule

120 days prior to departure $500 per person is due and payable by February 10, 2023.

90 days prior to departure, the second payment in the amount of 50% of the remaining amount is due and payable by March 10, 2024.

60 days prior to departure, the third and final payment in the amount of the remaining amount is due and payable by  April 9, 2024.

For any additional information or questions please email us at: Info@studyabroadassociation.com

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