7 or 9 days
Ireland
See where Dublin’s writers ate, drank and drew inspiration for their masterpieces.

Contemplate the works of the city’s four Nobel Prize winners—and consider how experiencing a new culture might influence your own. Witness the landmarks that served as famous settings for familiar stories, and step inside the Dublin Writers museum for even more insight on this character-rich European metropolis.

  • 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

    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

    Take a fascinating tour of Dublin’s literary sights, from the house where Oscar Wilde grew up to Davy Byrne’s Pub, a favorite of James Joyce and a focal point in his seminal novel Ulysses

    Visit the Dublin Writers Museum, where you will see the personal letters and belongings of famous Irish writers, plus first editions of classic works like The Importance of Being Earnest

    Spend a half day exploring Dublin on your own

  • Day 5: Dublin • Belfast

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

    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

    Visit the Titanic Belfast Museum, which extends over nine galleries drawing together special effects and full-scale reconstruction

  • Day 6: Dublin

    Industry Engagement: Take an in-depth look at the lives of many famous Irish writers, their most important works and their worldwide influence in this informative lecture

    Visit the James Joyce Centre museum and see furniture from the Parisian apartment where Joyce wrote Finnegan’s Wake and the front door of 7 Eccles Street, the famous home address of Ulysses’ main character

    Enjoy a traditional pub dinner in Dublin

  • Day 7: Depart for home

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  • 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

    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 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

    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

    Take a fascinating tour of Dublin’s literary sights, from the house where Oscar Wilde grew up to Davy Byrne’s Pub, a favorite of James Joyce and a focal point in his seminal novel Ulysses

    Visit the Dublin Writers Museum, where you will see the personal letters and belongings of famous Irish writers, plus first editions of classic works like The Importance of Being Earnest

    Spend a half day exploring Dublin on your own

  • Day 5: Dublin • Belfast

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

    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

    Visit the Titanic Belfast Museum, which extends over nine galleries drawing together special effects and full-scale reconstruction

  • Day 6: Dublin

    Industry Engagement: Take an in-depth look at the lives of many famous Irish writers, their most important works and their worldwide influence in this informative lecture

    Visit the James Joyce Centre museum and see furniture from the Parisian apartment where Joyce wrote Finnegan’s Wake and the front door of 7 Eccles Street, the famous home address of Ulysses’ main character

    Enjoy a traditional pub 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

    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 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
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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, Dublin Writers Museum, James Joyce Centre; with extension: Clonmacnoise site, Aran Islands Ferry, Cliffs of Moher Interpretive Center

  • 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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