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England & Ireland for school groups
You will visit England and Ireland.
England and Ireland are great for learning about
England and France Itinerary
This is an example of the England 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 London
Overnight flight to London
Day 2 London
Tour of London
Day 3 London
Discover London through the magic of Harry Potter!
- Get Your Picture Taken at Platform 9 ¾ – a hidden spot in London’s King’s Cross train station
- Tour of Warner Bros. Studio for the Official Set Tour – Making of Harry Potter tour
- Muggle Walking Tour – covers many of the London landmarks mentioned in the books
Day 4 Birmingham region • Stratford-upon-Avon
Day 5 Birmingham region • Holyhead
Tour of Chester
Travel by ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Day 6 Dublin
Guided tour of Dublin
Special Event: Tour of Trinity college with Irish students
- Book of Kells – illuminating look at the remarkable creative jolt that helped pull Europe out of the Dark Ages
Day 7 Blarney
Visit Blarney Castle
Travel to Killarney
Day 8 Killarney
Ring of Kerry – take a scenic drive along the forests (Ireland’s largest), mountains, and lakes of Killarney National Park.
Sheepdog demonstration (Available mid-April–October) visit to a local sheep farm, marveling at its talented dogs in action
Day 9 Shannon
Or extend for a day to visit the famous Cliffs of Moher
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Emergency Telephone Numbers
England – Country Code +44 | Police 999 | American Embassy: (+44) 20 7499 9000 Address: 33 Nine Elms Ln, Nine Elms, London SW11 7US, United Kingdom
Ireland – Country Code +353 | Police 112 or 999 | American Embassy: (+353) 1 668 8777 Address: 42 Elgin Rd, Dublin 4, Ireland
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Essential Travel Information
school trips to Ireland and England
visa requirements, health, currency and more
▹ Visa requirements for school trips to Ireland and England
✔︎ There are no special visa requirements for US citizens entering England 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 health risks associated with traveling to England 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.
England and Ireland operate on 240 volts and uses Type 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
✔︎ England and Ireland are both 5 hours ahead of Eastern Time (ET).
✔︎ 12 pm in New York is 5 PM in England and Ireland.
▹ Currency, cash, credit cards
✔︎ The currency in England is Pound sterling and in Ireland is Euro.
✔︎ 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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