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Ireland Trip Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival in Ireland & Howth Cliffs

We highly recommend booking pre-trip accommodations if you'd like to fully immerse yourself in Dublin's vibrant atmosphere.

Morning
  • Arrive at the Dublin International Airport (DUB) before 7:00 am and take included transportation to Howth village with your fellow group travelers (~30 min drive).
  • Start the day with a good Irish breakfast and go for an incredible cliff walk on the Bay of Dublin.
  • Spend your first morning exploring the lighthouses, shops, and cafes of Howth. If you’re lucky, you’ll even get to spot some seals!
Afternoon
  • Travel to Kilkenny, an Irish medieval town famous for its castle, witch legends, and its outstanding hurling team (~1.5 hour drive).
  • Explore Kilkenny with your Trip Leader on a short walking tour before dinner.
Evening
  • Have dinner in an Irish pub and spend the evening listening to live Irish music and dance.

Day 2

Kilkenny Cultural Experience

Morning
  • Enjoy an Irish breakfast at your hotel/guesthouse.
  • Take a city cycling tour with an Irish guide and learn about Kilkenny's history and legends.
Afternoon
  • Explore Kilkenny and the surroundings with a wide range of optional activities.
    Suggestions: Play Hurling, Ireland's national sport with a professional; Climb to the top of St. Canice Cathedral and the Round Tower constructed in the year 1250 for a view of the city; experience the Smithwicks Brewery; or visit the Dunmore caves.
Evening
  • Enjoy a delicious dinner in the historic Kilkenny.
  • Optional night out and experience Ireland's unique river dancing at a local pub.

Day 3

Rock of Cashel & Galway

Morning
  • Enjoy another full Irish breakfast right at your hotel/guesthouse.
  • Depart early in the morning for your next adventure in Ireland at the famous Rock of Cashel (~1 hour drive).
  • Spend the morning visiting the historic site, marveling at the Celtic art and experiencing the medieval architecture.

Afternoon

  • Take a beautiful cross country drive to the west coast city of Galway (~2.5 hour drive)
  • Arrive in Galway in the afternoon and take a walking tour of the city with your Trip Leader.
Evening
  • Have dinner in a local Galway restaurant with your group.
  • Optional night out in an Irish pub.

Day 4

Connemara National Park

Morning
  • Breakfast right at your hotel/guesthouse.
  • This morning, you will visit a traditional Irish Farm in the Connemara region. (~1 hour drive from Galway).
  • Partake in a dog herding demonstration, learn about the importance of Irish Turf cutting, and hang out with the friendly animals on the farm!
Afternoon
  • Have lunch in Leenane, a picturesque village that overlooks Ireland's only fjord.
  • After lunch you will go for a moderate hike where you'll see incredible views of the beautiful Connemara National Park.
  • If you're feeling extra active today you can climb to the summit of the mountain for even better views. Good footwear is recommended.
Evening
  • Return to Galway and have dinner in another restaurant in Galway. (Not Included)
  • Optional night out with your group.

Day 5

Cliffs of Moher

Morning
  • Breakfast at your hotel/guesthouse.
  • Travel to the Burren region and visit the Cliffs of Moher, rising 390 ft above the Atlantic Ocean. (~2 hour drive)
Afternoon
  • Spend the afternoon exploring the Cliffs of Moher and hiking around the surreal landscape.
  • Learn more about how the Cliffs of Moher is a place of conservation and sustainability.
Evening
  • In the evening, immerse yourself in Galway's famous live Irish folk music and join in for a dance!
  • Have dinner in a restaurant in Galway and get ready for your next adventure in Dublin!

Day 6

Explore Dublin

Morning
  • Depart early in the morning for Dublin, capital of the Republic of Ireland, located on the East Coast of the country. (~3 hour drive)
  • Arrive at your hotel/guesthouse before lunch.
Afternoon
  • Explore Dublin, a UNESCO City of Literature.
  • Enjoy a walking tour with your Trip Leader for approximately 2 hours where you'll learn about Dublin's rich history.
  • Make your own adventure in Dublin with the help of your Trip Leader.
    Suggestions: Trinity College, Guinness StoreHouse, Old Jameson Distillery, Book of Kells, St Stephen’s Green Park, Dublin Castle...etc.
Evening
  • Enjoy your last dinner in Ireland with your new friends and a pint of Guinness!

Day 7

Relaxation & Departure

Morning
  • Depart at any time of the day with instructions from your trip leaders on how to take taxis, busses, or even Uber to the airport.
  • Be sure to ask your Trip Leaders for suggestions on what to do if you choose to spend more time in Dublin.

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