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Iceland and Ireland for school groups
You will visit Iceland and Ireland.
Iceland and Ireland are great for learning about
Iceland and Ireland Itinerary
This is an example of Iceland and Ireland itinerary.
Remember: We are very happy to customize this itinerary to accommodate your group specific interests. We can make it longer or shorter and adjust the cost to fit different budgets.
Day 1: Fly to Iceland
Day 2: Reykjavík
Meet tour leader at the airport
Blue Lagoon: soak in geothermal, hot springs
Tour of Reykjavík: see landmarks of the city: Harpa Concert Hall and Sun Voyager Sculpture, visit most unusual architecture of Hallgrimskirkja Church and spectacular view from the top.
Free time to explore two main streets
Day 3: Golden Circle
Thingvellir National Park: Thingvellir is interesting both culturally and geologically. It was the site of the first Icelandic parliament. Thingvellir is also the location of the continental divide, and you can actually see the split between the continents here.
Geysir Geothermal springs: see bubbling mud water and regularly erupting geyser
Greenhouse powered by geothermal and hydroeletric energy Icelandic horse stables
Special event: Dinner with local students, discussion on Iceland’s unique geology, elves and gnomes
Day 4: Flight to Dublin
Guided tour of Dublin: Grafton Street, Temple Bar district, O’Connell Street, Ha’Penny bridge and St. Patrick’s cathedral
Day 5: Kilkenny
Discover magnificent Kilkenny Castle, a 12th century fortress remodelled in Victorian times.
Free time in town
Day 6: Dublin
Tour of Trinity College: see the Book of Kells – Ireland’s beautifully decorated medieval manuscript.
Special event: Evening with Irish students and traditional Irish dance performances
Day 7: Dublin
Add 2 days (9 days total)
Day 7: Blarney and Killareny
Ring of Kerry: admire Skelling Rocks – a UNESCO protected monastery ruin on some dramatic jagged-rock islands, visit Portmagee – a seaside village with bright and gorgeous buildings, Torc Waterfall – one of the many popular waterfalls along the route, Kenmare – an adorably picturesque town with bright colored buildings.
Special event: see sheepdog demonstration (April-October only)
Day 8: Cliffs of Moher and Shannon
Cliffs of Moher: walk along the incredible Cliffs of Moher stopping by at the 500 year old Dunguaire Castle, the gorgeous rolling hills of The Burren, and the Celtic Crosses at Kilfenora.
Day 9: Shannon
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Essential Travel Information
for school trips to Iceland and Ireland
visa requirements, health, currency and more
▹ Visa requirements for school trips to Iceland and Ireland
There are no special visa requirements for US citizens entering Iceland and Ireland for less than 90 days. Please make sure your passport is valid for at least another 6 months and has empty pages.
▹ Health, Vaccinations
✔︎ All travelers need to be in good physical health in order to participate fully on this trip. When selecting your trip please make sure you have read through the itinerary carefully and assess your ability to manage and enjoy our style of travel. Please note that if in the opinion of our group leader or local guide any traveller is unable to complete the itinerary without undue risk to themselves and/or the rest of the group, we reserve the right to exclude them from all or part of a trip without refund. You should be able to walk at least 2-3 miles a day and be able to climb at least two sets of stairs.
✔︎ You should consult your doctor for up-to-date medical travel information or for any necessary vaccinations before departure.
✔︎ There are no major risks associated with traveling to Iceland and Ireland.
✔︎ At least 30 days prior to departure, check with your doctor or healthcare provider or visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website at cdc.gov.
✔︎ If you have medication that you take daily, be sure you have enough for each day of the tour and any possible delays ( we recommend additional 1-2 weeks of supply).
✔︎ If you tend to get motion sickness please travel with appropriate medication. If you have a sensitive stomach consider bringing imodium as well.
Health Insurance: international health insurance, evacuation or cancelation insurance are not included. We recommend purchasing those before the trip. See the insurance box on the sidebar of this page.
✔︎ Iceland operates on the European standard 230 volts and uses Types C or F plugs with two round pins.
✔︎ Ireland operates on the European standard 230-240 volts and uses Types G plug with three large, flat pins.
▹ Connectivity, Internet
✔︎ The Internet is available in all hotels although speed may vary.
✔︎ Please consult your phone plan provider for phone call and text messages, international charges and plans.
▹ Time zones
✔︎ Ireland is 5 hours ahead Eastern Time (ET). 12pm in New York is 5pm the same day in Ireland.
✔︎ Iceland is 4 hours ahead Eastern Time (ET). 12pm in New York is 4pm the same day in Iceland.
▹ Currency, cash, credit cards
✔︎ The currency in Ireland is euro, and in Iceland is Icelandic krona.
✔︎ Better rates of exchange are usually available overseas.
✔︎ ATMs are available in all major towns and cities and credit cards are generally available in tourist shops and restaurants. Visa and MasterCard are better than American Express, Diners. Smaller venues accept cash only.
▹ Baggage allowance
✔︎ Our travelers are limited to one checked bag and one carry-on bag per person due to storage limitations on motor coaches and other transfers, which may include train connections or flights. Additional baggage can be a subject of extra fees. Contact your airline for baggage size and weight restrictions for your flights.
✔︎ We recommend that you make sure you label your baggage and keep valuables, medication, and documents and a set of clothes, pijamas and cosmetics (travel size) in your carry-on bag in case of baggage delays. ber of your first hotel printed out.
✔︎ It’s customary to offer your guide and driver a gratuity in local currency. Please keep current exchange rates in mind.
✔︎ We recommend tipping the equivalent of $10 per day per person and giving the tips to tour leaders to distribute between drivers, guides etc.
✔︎ Tips can only be paid in cash.
Our itineraries are updated regularly throughout the year based on customer feedback and to reflect the current situation in each destination. The information included in this Essential Trip Information may therefore differ from when you first booked your trip. It is important that you review this information prior to travel so that you have the latest updates. Due to weather, local conditions, transport schedules, public holidays, or other factors, further changes may be necessary to your itinerary once in-country. The order and timing of included activities in each location may also vary seasonally to ensure our travelers have the best experience. Your tour leader will keep you up to date with any such changes once on tour.
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