Day 1 – Dublin
International Flight to Dublin
Day 2 – Arrival, Dublin
You will meet your Program Leader at the airport .
Your bus will pick you up and you'll take a guided sight seeing tour of Dublin.
You'll check into your hotel.
You'll have enjoy a dinner and show featuring traditional Irish folk music and dance.
Day 3 – Dublin
You'll have breakfast.
You'll take a tour of Trinity College, the historic institution of higher education in central Dublin. You'll tour the
campus, learn about the academic programs and observe a lecture as well as have the opportunity to meet
You'll visit the historic library at Trinity College that houses the Book of Kells. The pages of this 1st century
gospel text are displayed with backlighting to see the intricate designs, colors, celtic and christian symbolism.
You'll visit Dublin Castle, the former seat of the British government in Ireland and the site of many political
clashes during Ireland's fight for independence. You'll see the medieval Norman Tower, Royal Chapel, Town Hall
and Coach House as you walk through the sprawling grounds.
You'll visit St. Patrick's Cathedral, the largest in Ireland. With foundations that date back to the 5th century,
the cathedral built in 1191, the cathedral is host to many national ceremonies, burials and home to an
Overnight at your hotel in Dublin.
Day 4 – Kilkenny
You'll have breakfast then depart on your private coach for Kilkenny. The trip is approximately 1hr 40min.
You'll visit Jerpoint Abbey. Built in the 12th century, the church is now in ruins but intricate stone carvings from the 13th-16th centuries remain on display in the cloisters and tombs .
You'll make a stop at Kells Priory to see the ruins of the 12th century monastic complex, medieval tower
houses and outer walls among the grazing sheep.
You'll visit the centerpiece of medieval Kilkenny, Kilkenny Castle. The castle has had many additions,
renovations and owners since its initial construction in 1195. The building and extensive gardens and ground
are on display.
You'll visit the 19th century Roman Catholic church in Kilkenny, St. Mary's Cathedral. The church was
constructed in 1843 at Kilkenny's highest point using limestone from the surrounding area and its Gothic spires
and tower are visible on all approaches to the town.
You'll take a guided tour of the medieval St. Canice's Cathedral and climb the round tower on the grounds, one
of only two in Ireland that are open to the public. You'll tour the 13th century church before climbing the 9th
century tower with fantastic views of the town and the surrounding countryside.
You'll arrive at your hotel and check in.
Day 5 – Cliffs of Moher & Galway
You'll have breakfast at the hotel before departing on your private coach for the Cliffs of Moher en route to
Galway. The trip to the cliffs is approximately 3 hours.
You'll visit one of the most iconic sites in Ireland, the Cliffs of Moher. Featured in modern film and Irish folklore,
the cliffs reach 700 ft at the highest point and provide sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean and on a clear
day islands in Galway Bay. Despite being one of the most visit ed sites in Ireland, the landscape remains
untouched and standing on the cliffs is a bit like going back in time.
You'll visit Dungaurie Castle. The tower house was built in 1520 atop a hill with views of Galway Bay. Restored in
the 1920's, the castle gives a glimpse into medieval life.
You'll meet your tour guide for a walking tour around Galway. You'll learn about the history of the city and see
the colorful homes on the waterfront, medieval St. Nicholas church and Lynch's Castle and more.
You'll arrive at your hotel and leave your luggage with the bellman or check in if your rooms are available