Britain and Ireland Experience

Starting Price $3975 per person
Trip Duration 16 Days
Availibility All Year
Activity Level Medium level of fitness
Highlights
  • Visit the Bog Village Museum
  • Visit the 600 year-old Blarney Castle
  • Guided tour of Dublin
  • Visit Rydal Mount, the historic home and gardens of William Woodsworth,
  • Take a guided tour of Edinburgh
  • See the largest castle in Scotland, Stirling Castle
  • Visit Edinburgh Castle
  • See the William Wallace Monument
  • Enjoy traditional Scottish cuisine and dancing
  • Ride a Red double decker bus through London
  • Guided tour of London: Big Ben, Piccadilly Circus, Westminster Abbey
  • Visit to Stonehenge and St. Paul’s Cathedral
  • Thames River Cruise
  • Traditional fish and chips dinner on our last night
What To Expect

British charm, royalty and tradition will be found while traveling (perhaps on a red double decker bus!) through London. Home to Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, and William Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, historical trips here are wonderful. Add a visit to Stonehenge and St. Paul’s Cathedral while you’re at it! Voyage to Ireland to marvel at the beautiful countryside, for amazing walking treks, and awesome kilt fashion through Dublin and Killarney.

Educational Benefits

Communication and integration is a whole lot easier when English is the native language – even if differing accents make it hard to understand at times!

Customization

Student trip itineraries are completely customizable for your group, desires, and needs.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 - Fly to Ireland

Depart on your flight for Ireland

Day 2 - Killarney

Evening program and orientation to prepare you for the rest of your trip.

Day 3 - Killarney

Cover the Ring of Kerry. Walking this 179km circular road, pass by waterfalls, cathedrals, and panoramic views. Visit the Bog Village Museum before heading to a group dinner.

Day 4 - Killarney to Dublin

Visit the 600 year-old Blarney Castle and enjoy a tour. Find the Blarney Stone, the legendary Stone of Eloquence, found at the top of the Tower. See the Rock of Cashel which has a long and interesting history. Enjoy some free time here before we travel to Dublin.

Day 5 - Dublin

Guided tour of Dublin: Visit Georgian squares, O’Connell Street in the heart of the city, Phoenix Park, and St. Stephen’s Green. Afternoon we’ll see the Book of Kells at Trinity College and visit St. Patrick’s Cathedral which is the National Cathedral of Ireland.

Day 6 - Dublin to North Wales

Ferry from Dublin to Holyhead. We’ll explore the area and visit a Welsh castle before traveling through Snowdonia to North Wales.

Day 7 - Chester to Lake District

Travel via Chester to the Lake District. Visit Rydal Mount, the historic home and gardens of William Woodsworth, one of the poets who helped make the beautiful mountains and waterways of the Lake District famous.

Days 8 - 10 - Edinburgh

Take a guided tour of Edinburgh, once dubbed the ‘Athens of the North’ and the capital city of Scotland. Take an excursion to see the largest castle in Scotland, Stirling Castle, and see the Trossachs. Visit Edinburgh Castle, see the William Wallace Monument and enjoy traditional Scottish cuisine and dancing!

Day 11 - Yorkshire

Depart for York. When you arrive, take a guided tour of York. We will also be visiting York Minster today.

Day 12 - Stratford and Bath Region

Travel to Stratford. Take a tour here and visit the gardens at the cottage of Anne Hathaway, the wife of William Shakespeare. We will also visit Shakespeare’s birthplace and have lunch before traveling to the Bath Region.

Day 13 - Bath Region to London

Take a tour of Bath and visit the Roman Baths. See one of the most famous sites in the world, Stonehenge. Then, continue on to London.

Days 14 - 15 - London

Guided tour of London: Big Ben, Piccadilly Circus, Westminster Abbey and the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace. Visit Tate Modern to see world-renowned exhibits or enjoy a Thames River Cruise. Group visit to Windsor Castle. Traditional fish and chips dinner on our last night.

Transportation
  • Airfare
    Roundtrip group airfare to U.K.
  • Subway
    Public transportation in major cities, led by your Evolve leader
  • Train
    Train transport between cities in U.K.
Accommodation
  • Hotels
    Centrally located, student friendly, 3 * minimum, acclaimed hotels
  • Hostels
    Centrally located, student friendly hostels
Food

Daily breakfast and dinner included in tour. Meals at locally owned and run restaurants and accommodations serving authentic cuisine sufficient for teenage appetites.

Meet Our Leaders
Lia Baird
Tessa Lewis
Did you know?

According to British law, it’s still legal to kill any Scotsman who enters the city of York if he is carrying a bow and arrow.

Places You’ll Visit

Killarney

Walk the Ring of Kerry.

Dublin

Enjoy the highlights of Dublin.

Edinburgh

Once dubbed the ‘Athens of the North’ .

Yorkshire

Visit York Minster.

London

Explore all the highlights of one of the world's most famous cities!