Ireland Full Itinerary

Day 1

We highly recommend booking pre-trip accommodations if you'd like to fully immerse yourself in Dublin's vibrant atmosphere.

  • Meet at the Dublin International Airport (DUB) at 8:00 a.m and take included transportation to breakfast in the city center.
  • After a brief overview of Dublin's sites, drive to Howth village with your fellow group travelers. (~30 min drive)
  • Stretch your legs and get some fresh air on an incredible cliff walk on the Bay of Dublin.
  • Spend time exploring the lighthouses, shops, and cafes of Howth. If you’re lucky, you’ll even get to spot some seals!
  • Travel to Kilkenny, an Irish medieval town famous for its castle, witch legends, and outstanding hurling team. (~1.5 hour drive)
  • Explore Kilkenny with your Trip Leader on a short walking tour before dinner.
  • Have dinner in an Irish pub and spend the evening enjoying local Irish culture.

Day 2

  • Enjoy an Irish breakfast at your hotel/guesthouse.
  • Take a city cycling tour with an Irish guide and learn about Kilkenny's history and legends.
  • Explore Kilkenny and the surroundings with a wide range of optional activities.
    Suggestions: Climb to the top of St. Canice Cathedral and the Round Tower for a view of the city, enjoy a pint at Smithwick's brewery, or learn more about Kilkenny's history at the Medieval Mile Museum.
  • Enjoy a delicious dinner in historic Kilkenny.
  • Optional night out and experience Irish culture at a local pub.

Day 3

  • Enjoy another full Irish breakfast right at your hotel/guesthouse.
  • Depart early in the morning for your next adventure in Ireland at the famous Rock of Cashel. (~1 hour drive)
  • Spend the morning visiting the historic site, marveling at Celtic art, and experiencing medieval architecture.


  • Take a beautiful cross-country drive to the west coast city of Galway. (~1.5 hour drive)
  • Stop in the village of Bunratty for lunch and take in the views of Bunratty Castle.
  • Arrive in Galway, and take a walking tour of the city with your Trip Leader or relax at the accommodation before heading out for dinner.
  • Have dinner in a local Galway restaurant with your group.
  • Optional night out in an Irish pub.

Day 4

  • Enjoy breakfast right at your hotel/guesthouse.
  • This morning, you will visit a traditional Irish Farm in the Connemara region. (~1 hour drive from Galway)
  • Partake in a dog herding demonstration, learn about the importance of Irish turf cutting, and hang out with the friendly animals on the farm!
  • Have lunch at a cafe while taking in a beautiful view of Kylemore Abbey, home to a Benedictine order of Nuns since 1920.
  • After lunch you will go for a moderate hike where you'll see incredible views of the beautiful Connemara National Park. This hike will have challenging portions, but the views will be worth it!
  • If you're feeling extra active today, you can climb to the summit of the mountain for even better views. Good footwear is recommended.
  • Return to Galway and join the group for dinner.
  • Optional night out with your group.

Day 5


  • Enjoy breakfast at your hotel/guesthouse and drive to the Burren region to visit the Cliff of Moher.
  • Spend the morning exploring the Cliffs of Moher and hiking around the surreal landscape.


  • Enjoy the scenery of the lovely Irish countryside as you make your way back to Galway.
  • Stop for lunch at one of the many villages along the way. Your Trip Leader will choose the location based on the weather that day.
  • Drive back to Galway and spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the city. 

Suggestions: Galway City Museum, Salthill Promenade, Galway Cathedral, Galway’s Latin Quarter.

Day 6

  • Depart early in the morning for Dublin, the capital of the Republic of Ireland, located on the east coast of the country. (~3 hour drive)
  • Arrive at your hotel/guesthouse before lunch.
  • Explore Dublin, a UNESCO City of Literature.
  • Your Trip Leader will walk you into the city and provide a brief background on Dublin's rich history.‍
  • Make your own adventure in Dublin with the help of your Trip Leader.

Suggestions: Trinity College, Guinness Storehouse, Old Jameson Distillery, Book of Kells, St Stephen’s Green Park, Dublin Castle, Kilmainham Gaol Museum...etc.

  • Enjoy your last dinner in Dublin with your new friends and a pint of Guinness. Sláinte!

Day 7

  • Depart at any time of the day with instructions from your trip leaders on how to take taxis, busses, or even Uber to the airport.
  • Be sure to ask your Trip Leaders for suggestions on what to do if you choose to spend more time in Dublin.

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