9 or 11 days
Dublin, Galway, Derry, Belfast, extension to southeast Ireland | IRD

From rugged coastlines to rolling countrysides, charming villages to valleys dotted with sheep, experience Ireland’s natural beauty and local culture.

Travel beyond the major cities to explore the towering Cliffs of Moher by boat, wander past ancient rock formations at Giant’s Causeway, and stop at small towns along the Atlantic coast. Our tip for this tour? Snag a window seat.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Ireland

  • Day 2: Dublin • Athlone

    Meet your Tour Director at your destination

    Take a walking tour of Dublin

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Grafton Street
    • Temple Bar district

    Travel to Athlone 

  • Day 3: Athlone • Atlantic coast

    Take a day trip to the Atlantic coast 

    Cliffs of Moher Cruise

  • Day 4: Athlone • Galway • Castlebar region

    Take a walking tour of Galway

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • River Corrib
    • Bowling Green

    Transfer to Castlebar via Galway, Glengowla, and Clifden

    Visit Glengowla Mines, where you will:

    • Tour the silver and lead mines
    • See a sheepdog demonstration

    Explore the farm town of Clifden, the capital of Connemara 

  • Day 5: Castlebar region • Derry

    Travel via the western coast to Derry

    Explore some of the region's small villages. 

    Stops your Tour Director might recommend include:

    • Sligo
    • Bundoran, with its famous Fairy Bridges and Wishing Chair
    • Donnegal

    Visit the Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery 

    Stop for a Photo at Bundoran

     Visit Donegal Castle 

  • Day 6: Derry • Belfast

    Take a guided tour of Derry

    With your expert local guide you will:

    • Visit St. Columb’s Cathedral
    • See the Diamond War Memorial
    • Learn about the unique history of Derry

    Travel to Belfast via Giant's Gauseway

    Take an excursion to Giant’s Causeway

    Visit the Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge

    Stop for a photo at the Dark Hedges 

  • Day 7: Belfast

    Visit the Titanic Belfast Museum

    Take a guided tour of Belfast

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Lower Falls
    • Shankill Row
    • Murals

    Exploration time in Belfast

  • Day 8: Belfast • Dublin

    Travel to Dublin

    Visit the interactive museum of Irish Emigration

    Take a guided tour of Dublin

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Georgian squares
    • O’Connell Street
    • St. Stephen’s Green
    • Phoenix Park

    Visit St. Patrick’s Cathedral
  • Day 9: Depart for home

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  • Day 9: Dublin • Glendalough • Kilkenny • Waterford region

    Travel via Glendalough and Kilkenny to the Waterford region

    Explore Glendalough, "The valley of the two lakes"

  • Day 10: Waterford • Wexford • Dublin

    Travel via Waterford and Wexford to Dublin 

    Visit the Waterford Medieval Museum 

    Visit the Irish National Heritage Park open-air museum

  • Day 11: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Ireland

  • Day 2: Dublin • Athlone

    Meet your Tour Director at your destination

    Take a walking tour of Dublin

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Grafton Street
    • Temple Bar district

    Travel to Athlone 

  • Day 3: Athlone • Atlantic coast

    Take a day trip to the Atlantic coast 

    Cliffs of Moher Cruise

  • Day 4: Athlone • Galway • Castlebar region

    Take a walking tour of Galway

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • River Corrib
    • Bowling Green

    Transfer to Castlebar via Galway, Glengowla, and Clifden

    Visit Glengowla Mines, where you will:

    • Tour the silver and lead mines
    • See a sheepdog demonstration

    Explore the farm town of Clifden, the capital of Connemara 

  • Day 5: Castlebar region • Derry

    Travel via the western coast to Derry

    Explore some of the region's small villages. 

    Stops your Tour Director might recommend include:

    • Sligo
    • Bundoran, with its famous Fairy Bridges and Wishing Chair
    • Donnegal

    Visit the Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery 

    Stop for a Photo at Bundoran

     Visit Donegal Castle 

  • Day 6: Derry • Belfast

    Take a guided tour of Derry

    With your expert local guide you will:

    • Visit St. Columb’s Cathedral
    • See the Diamond War Memorial
    • Learn about the unique history of Derry

    Travel to Belfast via Giant's Gauseway

    Take an excursion to Giant’s Causeway

    Visit the Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge

    Stop for a photo at the Dark Hedges 

  • Day 7: Belfast

    Visit the Titanic Belfast Museum

    Take a guided tour of Belfast

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Lower Falls
    • Shankill Row
    • Murals

    Exploration time in Belfast

  • Day 8: Belfast • Dublin

    Travel to Dublin

    Visit the interactive museum of Irish Emigration

    Take a guided tour of Dublin

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Georgian squares
    • O’Connell Street
    • St. Stephen’s Green
    • Phoenix Park

    Visit St. Patrick’s Cathedral
  • Day 9: Depart for home

Add 2 more days

  • Day 9: Dublin • Glendalough • Kilkenny • Waterford region

    Travel via Glendalough and Kilkenny to the Waterford region

    Explore Glendalough, "The valley of the two lakes"

  • Day 10: Waterford • Wexford • Dublin

    Travel via Waterford and Wexford to Dublin 

    Visit the Waterford Medieval Museum 

    Visit the Irish National Heritage Park open-air museum

  • Day 11: Depart for home

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Your experience includes

  • Airfare & transportation

    Round-trip flights on major carriers; Comfortable motorcoach

  • Hotels

    7 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms (9 with extension)

  • Regional-style meals

    European breakfast and dinner daily

  • Guided sightseeing

    1 sightseeing tour led by an expert, licensed local guide; 1 walking tour

  • Entrances

    Cliffs of Moher boat ride; Inis Oírr; Glengowla Mines; Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery; Giant’s Causeway; Titanic Belfast; GPO Witness History Museum; St. Patrick’s Cathedral (with extension: Glendalough; Waterford Treasures Museums; Irish National Heritage Park)

  • Personalized Learning Support

    Our personalized learning experience engages students before, during and after tour, with the option to create a final, reflective project.

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your culturally connected Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all on-tour logistics.

  • Expert Local Guides

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