9 or 12 days
Dublin, Galway, Killarney region, Cork region with extension to Belfast

Roll out the green carpet and let the raw beauty of this timeless landscape become your reality.

See it cover the streets of Dublin in a quilt of fact and lore, from the fiction of Molly Malone to the legend of Big Jim Larkin, whose bronze monument is a bold reminder of his realness. And before the city streets lose their charm, follow the trail of daffodils that outlines the Ring of Kerry.
  • 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 a traditional Guinness stew dinner in Dublin

  • Day 3: Dublin

    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

    Spend a half day exploring Dublin on your own

  • Day 4: 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 5: Galway • Doolin • Killarney

    Travel via Doolin and the Cliffs of Moher on your way to scenic Killarney

    Travel by the Aran Islands Ferry to Inis Oírr (March-October only)

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

    Learn about the history, ecology, and cultural importance of the Cliffs of Moher at the Cliffs of Moher Interpretive Center 

  • Day 6: Killarney

    Take an excursion to the Ring of Kerry, a 112-mile coastal route with incredible views of the Atlantic Ocean and the surrounding mountain range of Macgillycuddy’s Reeks 

    Visit the Kerry Bog Village Museum and wander through a re-creation of an Irish village from the early 1800s as costumed guides demonstrate the way of life that prevailed in 19th-century rural Ireland

    Enjoy dinner in Killarney

  • Day 7: Killarney • Cork

    Travel via Blarney to Cork, a thriving city full of art, live music, and a growing restaurant scene

    Visit Blarney Castle, the famed medieval fortification which is said to grant the gift of eloquence to anyone who kisses the Blarney Stone

    Visit the Queenstown Story exhibition at the Cobh Heritage Centre

    Enjoy dinner in Cork

  • Day 8: Cork • Cashel Rock • Dublin

    See the Rock of Cashel, the former seat of the Kings of Munster 

    Spend a half day exploring Dublin on your own

  • Day 9: Depart for home

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  • Day 9: Dublin • Belfast

    Travel to Belfast, a city that has redefined itself after The Troubles in the 1970s and 1980s

    Enjoy dinner in Belfast

  • Day 10: Belfast

    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

    Spend a half day exploring Belfast on your own

  • Day 11: Belfast

    Take an excursion to 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

    At Bushmills Distillery, take a peek at what goes into crafting this famous Irish whiskey and go behind the scenes of one of the oldest known distilleries in the world

  • Day 12: 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 a traditional Guinness stew dinner in Dublin

  • Day 3: Dublin

    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

    Spend a half day exploring Dublin on your own

  • Day 4: 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 5: Galway • Doolin • Killarney

    Travel via Doolin and the Cliffs of Moher on your way to scenic Killarney

    Travel by the Aran Islands Ferry to Inis Oírr (March-October only)

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

    Learn about the history, ecology, and cultural importance of the Cliffs of Moher at the Cliffs of Moher Interpretive Center 

  • Day 6: Killarney

    Take an excursion to the Ring of Kerry, a 112-mile coastal route with incredible views of the Atlantic Ocean and the surrounding mountain range of Macgillycuddy’s Reeks 

    Visit the Kerry Bog Village Museum and wander through a re-creation of an Irish village from the early 1800s as costumed guides demonstrate the way of life that prevailed in 19th-century rural Ireland

    Enjoy dinner in Killarney

  • Day 7: Killarney • Cork

    Travel via Blarney to Cork, a thriving city full of art, live music, and a growing restaurant scene

    Visit Blarney Castle, the famed medieval fortification which is said to grant the gift of eloquence to anyone who kisses the Blarney Stone

    Visit the Queenstown Story exhibition at the Cobh Heritage Centre

    Enjoy dinner in Cork

  • Day 8: Cork • Cashel Rock • Dublin

    See the Rock of Cashel, the former seat of the Kings of Munster 

    Spend a half day exploring Dublin on your own

  • Day 9: Depart for home

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  • Day 9: Dublin • Belfast

    Travel to Belfast, a city that has redefined itself after The Troubles in the 1970s and 1980s

    Enjoy dinner in Belfast

  • Day 10: Belfast

    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

    Spend a half day exploring Belfast on your own

  • Day 11: Belfast

    Take an excursion to 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

    At Bushmills Distillery, take a peek at what goes into crafting this famous Irish whiskey and go behind the scenes of one of the oldest known distilleries in the world

  • Day 12: Depart for home

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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

    Trinity College; St. Patrick’s Cathedral; Clonmacnoise; Cliffs of Moher; Queenstown Experience; Bog Museum; Blarney Castle; Cashel Rock and Giant’s Causeway, Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge and Bushmills Distillery with extension

  • 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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