Irish Hurling Tour
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Your educational student tour has begun as your plane begins its descent into Dublin. Look out of your window to see Ireland’s greenery and rolling hills. A local guide will be waiting at the airport to bring you to your hotel in the city center.
Take some time to rest and unpack, then the rest of the afternoon is free time. Order room service, check out the hotel’s gift shop, or take a walk around the city. In the evening, you will meet with your local guides for dinner at the hotel restaurant. Take this time to get to know your guides and ask questions about your upcoming schedule.
After a well-rested night, it’s time to explore your surroundings. Start the day at Trinity College to explore its magical library and Book of Kells. Next, make your way to St. Patrick’s Cathedral to learn about Ireland’s history. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before arriving at Guinness Storehouse. Sample numerous kinds of beer before arriving at Malahide Castle. Explore this royal site, and be sure to check out its gardens. Finish the day at Howth Village to appreciate Ireland’s green scenery and ocean views.
Rise and shine to start the day with a lesson on the sport of hurling. As you arrive at Croke Park, professional coaches of the sport will greet you. With the Irish origin of this sport, you couldn’t learn about it in a better place. Learn the rules and practice hitting the ball with your bat into the H-shaped goal. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before driving to Blarney Castle. Enjoy the Irish countryside and rolling green hills as you go. Ascend into Blarney Castle’s tower to learn about the stone of Barney and hear the legends of the castle’s history. Enjoy free time to explore this historical fortress independently before returning to your hotel.
Calling all nature lovers, today was planned just for you. Climb aboard your private coach to drive through endless Irish countryside. Finally, you will arrive at the Cliffs of Moher. Walk along the rugged coastal paths to view this natural landmark. Look in awe at its 702-foot drop and the Atlantic Ocean waves crashing against it. If you’re lucky, you’ll spot some puffins! Following this, head to the village of Doolin for a hearty Irish lunch at a local pub. Following this, embark on a nature trail through Burren National Park with its eerie moonscapes before heading back to Dublin.
Saddle up for another adventurous day in Ireland! Make your way to the rugged and beautiful Wicklow Mountains National Park. After a brief safety demonstration, choose your favorite horse for a 3-hour trail ride. Here, you will get an up-close and personal encounter with Ireland’s spectacular scenery. Halfway through your ride, stop for snacks and hot chocolate. After your ride, make your way to the oh-so-pretty village of Enniskerry for lunch. While your there, discover its 6th-century monastery. Rest up, because in the evening you are off to watch the Dublin GAA Senior Hurling Team play. Watch in awe as these professional athletes perform the sport of hurling. Cheer on your favorite team!
It’s your final day in Ireland; let’s make it one to remember. This morning, you are off to the UNESCO site of the Giant’s Causeway, a spectacular rock formation created by volcanic lava. Explore the rugged landmark while listening to mythical stories of the location. Following this, arrive at its Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, which connects the mainland to a small fisherman’s island. Work up the courage to cross! Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before embarking on a 20-minute cliff walk. Absorb breathtaking coastal views. Finally, you’ll arrive in the city of Belfast to discover and shop for a perfect souvenir. What a spectacular way to finish the day!
This week has flown by, and it’s time to leave the beautiful and historical country of Ireland. Enjoy brunch with your guides and group before heading to the local airport for your departure flight.
Ireland is known for its glorious countryside, history in stone, and windswept beauty. From its breathtaking landscapes to its friendly people, this small island country is sure to leave a memorable punch!
On our trip to Ireland, you will learn about and watch the unique sport of hurling while also visiting the country’s top attractions. The trip’s highlights include crossing the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge to a fisherman’s island, viewing the spectacular Cliffs of Moher, and horseback riding through Ireland’s countryside. Book your educational student tour today!
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