Day 1 :
Depart from North America
- Enjoy your Flight!:
Travel overnight to Ireland.
Day 2 :
Arrive in Ireland
- Your Adventure Begins:
Touch down in Ireland and start your exploration of County Kerry.
Day 3 :
Ring of Kerry
- Stunning Views:
Journey around the famous Ring of Kerry, a circular, 110-mile road that brings you along some of Ireland's most stunning coastal and mountain views.
- Muckross House:
After your scenic drive, visit the Muckross House.
Day 4 :
- Explore Blarney:
Travel through the lush green countryside. Kiss the Blarney Stone in Blarney Castle to receive the "gift of the gab".
LEAP Activity | Out of Ireland
Walk a mile in the shoes of an Irish emigrant. Uncover personal accounts of the circumstances that forced these inhabitants out of the country. Reflect on the feelings you would have felt in their shoes and discover how their departure shaped the history of Ireland.
Day 5 :
- Tour of the City:
A local guide introduces the Dublin General Post Office, seized during the 1916 Easter Rising; the Dail (Irish Parliament); Phoenix Park; O'Connell Street; and Trinity College.
LEAP Activity | Failte!
Be Irish for a day! Experience firsthand how Irish farmers tend to their land and animals. Learn all about traditional Ireland: speak their native language, dance a jig, or play the bodhran, a traditional Irish drum made from goatskin.
Day 6 :
Board a ferry to Holyhead. Continue to Shakespeare Country.
Day 7 :
Travel to Stratford-Upon-Avon. Visit Shakespeare's birthplace and Anne Hathaway's cottage.
LEAP Activity | Who Rules?
Meet great Britons from history. Debate their merits and contributions to decide who is the greatest of them all!
Day 8 :
- Tour the City:
A local guide shows you the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, St. Paul's Cathedral, Trafalgar Square with Nelson's Column, and lively Piccadilly Circus. Try to crack a smile on the stoic faces of the guards at Buckingham Palace during the colorful military ceremony of the Changing of the Guard (seasonal).
- Free Afternoon:
Enjoy a free afternoon to explore the city.
- Add on: London Theater Performance:
Enjoy an optional evening theater performance.
Day 9 :
Canterbury & Dover
- Add on: Canterbury and Dover Excursion:
Take an optional excursion to historic Canterbury to see the cathedral where King Henry II had Thomas a Becket murdered. Visit the Canterbury Tales Museum. Continue to Dover to view the castle and the white cliffs.
Day 10 :
Return Home to the United States
- Final Farewells:
Board your return flight home.