Ireland

The Best of Ireland: A Week on the Emerald Isle

Program No. 22088RJ
Go off the beaten path and learn the story of Ireland as you speak with locals, taste authentic cuisine, discover ancient traditions and enjoy expert-led excursions to historic sites.

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DATES & starting prices
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Apr 24 - May 2, 2024
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2,999
May 1 - May 9, 2024
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3,049
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Private Group - Humble Area Retired Teachers’ Association

May 8 - May 16, 2024
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3,049
May 15 - May 23, 2024
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3,049
Jun 5 - Jun 13, 2024
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3,049
Jul 3 - Jul 11, 2024
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Jul 31 - Aug 8, 2024
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Aug 14 - Aug 22, 2024
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Aug 28 - Sep 5, 2024
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Sep 4 - Sep 12, 2024
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Sep 11 - Sep 19, 2024
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Sep 18 - Sep 26, 2024
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Oct 16 - Oct 24, 2024
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Apr 23 - May 1, 2025
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3,199
May 7 - May 15, 2025
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3,199
May 14 - May 22, 2025
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3,199
May 21 - May 29, 2025
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Jun 4 - Jun 12, 2025
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3,199
Jul 2 - Jul 10, 2025
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3,199
Jul 30 - Aug 7, 2025
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3,199
Aug 13 - Aug 21, 2025
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3,199
Aug 27 - Sep 4, 2025
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3,199
Sep 3 - Sep 11, 2025
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3,199
Sep 10 - Sep 18, 2025
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3,199
Oct 15 - Oct 23, 2025
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3,199
DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Apr 24 - May 2, 2024
Starting at
3,799
May 1 - May 9, 2024
Starting at
3,859
Itinerary Note

Private Group - Humble Area Retired Teachers’ Association

May 8 - May 16, 2024
Starting at
3,859
May 15 - May 23, 2024
Starting at
3,859
Jun 5 - Jun 13, 2024
Starting at
3,859
Jul 3 - Jul 11, 2024
Starting at
3,859
Jul 31 - Aug 8, 2024
Starting at
3,859
Aug 14 - Aug 22, 2024
Starting at
3,859
Aug 28 - Sep 5, 2024
Starting at
3,859
Sep 4 - Sep 12, 2024
Starting at
3,859
Sep 11 - Sep 19, 2024
Starting at
3,859
Sep 18 - Sep 26, 2024
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3,859
Oct 16 - Oct 24, 2024
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3,859
Apr 23 - May 1, 2025
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3,959
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May 7 - May 15, 2025
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3,959
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May 14 - May 22, 2025
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3,959
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May 21 - May 29, 2025
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3,959
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Jun 4 - Jun 12, 2025
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3,959
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Jul 2 - Jul 10, 2025
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3,959
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Jul 30 - Aug 7, 2025
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3,959
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Aug 13 - Aug 21, 2025
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3,959
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Aug 27 - Sep 4, 2025
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3,959
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Sep 3 - Sep 11, 2025
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3,959
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Sep 10 - Sep 18, 2025
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Oct 15 - Oct 23, 2025
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3,959

At a Glance

From the ancient structures of Cashel to the academic legacy of Trinity College to the cultural hub of Dublin, experience the best of Ireland on this week-long learning adventure. Proud locals and knowledgeable experts take you off the tourist trail to show you the true meaning of their country’s heritage sites and centuries-old traditions.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to 3 miles with some stairs in historic buildings.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 13 to 24 participants.

What You'll Learn

  • Hear from a local expert as you explore the historic countryside of the Ring of Kerry.
  • Explore historic Trinity College.
  • Learn the story of Irish emigration to America and visit Cobh, the point of embarkation for millions of Irish setting sail for the New World.

General Notes

Program includes independent time to explore the city and several meals on your own. Group Leaders will provide directions for self-directed excursions. Suggestions for free-time activities provided in preparatory materials. Give us a call to combine this learning adventure with select dates of "The Best of Northern Ireland: Past, Present and Future" (#22092) for even more learning in Ireland!
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