7 or 9 days
Dublin, Navan, Belfast, Giant's Causeway, extension to Galway and Shannon
This might be your ideal city to teach, and you don’t even know it yet. Dublin is rich in the arts, but did you know that it’s also a thriving business center with an advanced knowledge economy? It’s a city where you and your students can explore ancient manuscripts, retrace the steps of James Joyce’s Leopold Bloom or learn how to play the traditional Bodhrán drum.

🔹 Curated experiences: Every program is intentionally designed to feature guided learning, cultural engagement, and independent exploration experiences to drive global competency development, denoted on each itinerary with a blue diamond. Learn more about these experiences.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Ireland

  • Day 2: Dublin

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Take a walking tour of Dublin

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Grafton Street, a brick-lined street known as the center of commerce
    • Temple Bar district, Dublin's iconic hip neighborhood

    Enjoy dinner in Dublin

  • Day 3: Dublin

    🔹 Guided learning: Take a guided tour of Dublin 

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Dublin's five iconic Georgian squares, which span the north and south sides of Dublin and are surrounded by homes with colorful doors
    • O’Connell Street, a bustling street filled with monuments
    • St. Stephen’s Green, the largest of the five Georgian squares
    • Phoenix Park and the presidential residence

    See the Book of Kells at Trinity College, a manuscript created more than 1,000 years ago by Irish monks

    Visit St. Patrick’s Cathedral, whose presence honors the patron saint of Ireland

    🔹 Independent exploration: Spend a half day exploring Dublin on your own

  • Day 4: Dublin • Navan

    Take a day trip to Navan, Ireland’s “Heritage Capital”

    🔹 Cultural engagement: Visit Causey Farm, where you will: 

    • Learn how to play the traditional Bodhrán drum
    • Take a Céilí dance lesson to learn this group dance
    • Bake soda bread, a simple and dense bread
  • Day 5: Dublin • Belfast

    Visit Giant's Causeway, ancient rock formations comprised of thousands of 55-million-year-old hexagonal basalt columns

    Cross between grassy islands on Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, suspended nearly 100 feet above the rocks below

    🔹 Guided learning: Take a guided tour of Belfast

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Lower Falls Road, synonymous with the Catholic community in the city
    • Shankill Row, a center of Loyalist activity during The Troubles
    • Witness political murals that tell the story of Northern Ireland
  • Day 6: Dublin

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    🔹 Cultural engagement: Experience the Gaelic Games

    🔹 Cultural engagement: Experience the Gaelic Games

    Gaelic music, dance and language have defined what it means to be Irish for millennia—but did you know about the rich (and prehistoric) history of Gaelic games? Unique, rugged and fiercely engaging, the traditional sports of Gaelic football and hurling are yours to play for a half day in Dublin. After a quick lesson behind the history of the games, you and your students will be out on the field wielding hurleys, hitting sliotars and soloing footballs with friends in your travel group.  

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Guinness Storehouse

    Guinness Storehouse

    Located in the heart of the St. James’s Gate Brewery, the Guinness Storehouse explains the history of the famous beer. The story is told through various interactive experiences that fuse the company’s brewing heritage along with Ireland’s rich history. At the Perfect Pint bar, you’ll learn how to pour your own Guinness. Then, you’ll be able to enjoy your pint (as well as fantastic views) at the rooftop Gravity Bar.

    Enjoy dinner in Dublin

  • Day 7: Depart for home

Add more days

  • Day 7: Dublin • Galway

    Travel via Clonmacnoise, a ruined monastery, to Galway, often called the cultural heart of Ireland

    Visit the Clonmacnoise site on the eastern bank of the River Shannon 

    Take a walking tour of Galway, including Eyre Square and the Latin Quarter

    Enjoy dinner in Galway

  • Day 8: Galway • Cliffs of Moher

    🔹 Guided learning: Learn about the history, ecology, and cultural importance of the Cliffs of Moher at the Cliffs of Moher Interpretive Center 

    Visit the Cliffs of Moher, a set of breathtaking rock formations that run for 9 miles along the coast of Ireland

  • Day 9: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Ireland

  • Day 2: Dublin

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Take a walking tour of Dublin

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Grafton Street, a brick-lined street known as the center of commerce
    • Temple Bar district, Dublin's iconic hip neighborhood

    Enjoy dinner in Dublin

  • Day 3: Dublin

    🔹 Guided learning: Take a guided tour of Dublin 

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Dublin's five iconic Georgian squares, which span the north and south sides of Dublin and are surrounded by homes with colorful doors
    • O’Connell Street, a bustling street filled with monuments
    • St. Stephen’s Green, the largest of the five Georgian squares
    • Phoenix Park and the presidential residence

    See the Book of Kells at Trinity College, a manuscript created more than 1,000 years ago by Irish monks

    Visit St. Patrick’s Cathedral, whose presence honors the patron saint of Ireland

    🔹 Independent exploration: Spend a half day exploring Dublin on your own

  • Day 4: Dublin • Navan

    Take a day trip to Navan, Ireland’s “Heritage Capital”

    🔹 Cultural engagement: Visit Causey Farm, where you will: 

    • Learn how to play the traditional Bodhrán drum
    • Take a Céilí dance lesson to learn this group dance
    • Bake soda bread, a simple and dense bread
  • Day 5: Dublin • Belfast

    Visit Giant's Causeway, ancient rock formations comprised of thousands of 55-million-year-old hexagonal basalt columns

    Cross between grassy islands on Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, suspended nearly 100 feet above the rocks below

    🔹 Guided learning: Take a guided tour of Belfast

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Lower Falls Road, synonymous with the Catholic community in the city
    • Shankill Row, a center of Loyalist activity during The Troubles
    • Witness political murals that tell the story of Northern Ireland
  • Day 6: Dublin

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    🔹 Cultural engagement: Experience the Gaelic Games

    🔹 Cultural engagement: Experience the Gaelic Games

    Gaelic music, dance and language have defined what it means to be Irish for millennia—but did you know about the rich (and prehistoric) history of Gaelic games? Unique, rugged and fiercely engaging, the traditional sports of Gaelic football and hurling are yours to play for a half day in Dublin. After a quick lesson behind the history of the games, you and your students will be out on the field wielding hurleys, hitting sliotars and soloing footballs with friends in your travel group.  

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Guinness Storehouse

    Guinness Storehouse

    Located in the heart of the St. James’s Gate Brewery, the Guinness Storehouse explains the history of the famous beer. The story is told through various interactive experiences that fuse the company’s brewing heritage along with Ireland’s rich history. At the Perfect Pint bar, you’ll learn how to pour your own Guinness. Then, you’ll be able to enjoy your pint (as well as fantastic views) at the rooftop Gravity Bar.

    Enjoy dinner in Dublin

  • Day 7: Depart for home

Add more days

  • Day 7: Dublin • Galway

    Travel via Clonmacnoise, a ruined monastery, to Galway, often called the cultural heart of Ireland

    Visit the Clonmacnoise site on the eastern bank of the River Shannon 

    Take a walking tour of Galway, including Eyre Square and the Latin Quarter

    Enjoy dinner in Galway

  • Day 8: Galway • Cliffs of Moher

    🔹 Guided learning: Learn about the history, ecology, and cultural importance of the Cliffs of Moher at the Cliffs of Moher Interpretive Center 

    Visit the Cliffs of Moher, a set of breathtaking rock formations that run for 9 miles along the coast of Ireland

  • Day 9: Depart for home

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Learning outcomes on this program

Confidence • Curiosity • Global perspective • Empathy • Adaptability • Relatability • Self-Awareness


EF Global Learning Model Post-Study Abroad Learning Resources
Academic resources

With this program, you get access to our Global Learning Resources, which include:

  • Discussion questions
  • Sample assignments
  • Journal prompts
  • Webinars
  • EF's Global Competency Assessment, a pre- and post-program assessment to measure competency development
See the resources you get
EF Global Learning Model Post-Study Abroad Learning Resources
Academic resources


With this program, you get access to our Global Learning Resources, which include:

  • Discussion questions
  • Sample assignments
  • Journal prompts
  • Webinars
  • EF's Global Competency Assessment, a pre- and post-program assessment to measure competency development

See the resources you get



Your experience includes

  • Round-trip airfare

    Your price includes round-trip airfare for your whole group

  • Accommodations

    Safe, comfortable hotels with private bathrooms will be waiting for you at your destination.

  • On-tour transportation

    Land transportation

  • Regional-style meals

    Daily breakfasts and select local dinners are included in your program. Generally, we leave lunch up to you so your group has an opportunity to explore its own tastes.

  • End-to-end support

    Your team helps to secure administrative approval and academic credit, provides recruiting tools and helps establish your program's ongoing presence on campus.

  • EF Global Learning Toolkit

    To capitalize on moments for building empathy, awareness, and adaptability in a global environment, we offer a number of different tools designed to help educators facilitate student growth abroad and on campus, including academically enriched travel programs, industry engagement opportunities, global learning resources, and a Global Competencies Assessment tool.

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all program logistics.

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert Local Guides are natural historians, adding cultural insight and enhancing teaching moments wherever your curriculum takes you.

  • Guided sightseeing

    Gain insider knowledge and cultural perspective from licensed local guides who join your group for select experiences on tour.

  • Entrances

    Book of Kells/Trinity College Library, St.Patrick’s Cathedral, Giant’s Causeway Visitor Center, Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge; with extension: Clonmacnoise site, Aran Islands Ferry

  • Worldwide support, safety and security

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide. We provide 24-hour emergency support service along with a comprehensive $50 million liability policy that covers you and your institution while abroad.

  • Flexible payment options

    Give more students the opportunity to study abroad by offering them two different payment plan options, along with our TripFunder website to help fundraise for the program.


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