Day 1-Arrive Dublin
Meet your trip manager and driver at the airport for a transfer into the city. After check-in at your hotel, join the group and discover Dublin’s fascinating heritage. Dublin has it all shopping wise, so get some pointers from your Trip Manager and hit the shops on Grafton Street, or poke around Dublin’s many bookstores. (D)
Day 2-Dublin to Cork
En route to Cork, we stop at charming Kilkenny for lunch, with a chance for an optional bike ride if you feel like a unique perspective of the city. Discover Kilkenny’s medieval charm and its signature sites, Kilkenny Castle and St Canice’s Cathedral. Later, it’s onto the next destination on our list, colourful Cork, set on the banks of the River Lee. Stop off enroute in Midleton at the Jamesons Distillery, dating bck to 1795. Take a journey through history and see the old kilns, mills and malting, water wheel and old warehouses. Of course, you’ll get to try a little tipple at the end! Upon arrival into Cork, join your trip manager for a walking tour of the colourful city. (B)
In the morning, visit Cork Institute of Technology for a lecture organized by your professors. Later, spend some time at the famous Old English market and indulge in the food that makes Cork so famous. You can get everything from Meats and sandwiches to cakes and chocolates. (B)
Day 4-Cork to Galway
Today we move on from Cork and head for Galway. Pucker up, because we’re visiting Blarney Castle and its famous Blarney Stone! Irish folklore tells us that anyone who kisses this chunk of limestone is granted the gift of gab. We continue to the beautiful Cliffs of Moher, where the spine tingling, nail biting cliff faces give beautiful yet terrifying views of the Atlantic Ocean. Once we arrive in Galway, your trip manager will make you come to understand why two nights were needed here on a walking tour. (B)
Today you’ll attend a lecture organized by Niagara College, and the rest of your day will be at leisure. Try your tongue at some Gaelic, and carry on exploring the gorgeous city. If you hear the call of the wild, you can sign yourself up for a ferry ride to the Aran Islands. You can dance with horses and take a bike ride around the picturesque farms. (B)(D)
Day 6-Galway to Belfast
We head up to Northern Ireland today to the UNESCO listed Giant’s Causeway. With approximately 40,000 rock colums packed together, reaching heights of 12m, this unbelievable rock formation will give you goose bumps. We then head to Belfast, where we’ll learn more about this intriguing city on a driving tour with our local guide.
Day 7-Belfast to Dublin
Back into buzzing Dublin, you’ve got time to explore more of this charismatic capital. We get down to business with a sightseeing tour. We’ll show you Trinity College, the Monument of Light, Parnell Square, and so much more. We end the tour with a visit to the Guiness Storehouse, which gives you the chance to learn how this famous drink is brewed, and of course you’ll get to sample at the end. This evening, join the group for an Irish evening, filled with an Irish band, dinner and dancing. (B)(D).
Day 8-Depart Dublin
After breakfast, board the coach for the last time for a transfer to the airport. Reminisce with your classmates, and say goodbye to the Emerald Isle. (B)