Explore England & Ireland
London, Oxford, Galway & Dublin
July 4–30, 2013
Why Choose the Explore Ireland & England Program?
• Round-trip airfare from Toronto
• All transfers via private coach
• Aran Islands
• London's West End, historic City Centre & more -
• Theatrical Performance in Dublin
• Tour of Guinness Brewery
• Punting on the Cherwell river in Oxford
• Globe theatre in London
Experience Ireland and England offers the best of two great countries in four contrasting settings, each rich in history and tradition.
Experience the buzzing metropolis of London, the financial hub of Europe, and one of the world’s most exciting cities. Check out the 2012 Olympic park, visit the British Museum, see the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace and shop Harrod’s and Oxford Street. The Big Bus Tour will give you an overall impression of this great city from an open-topped double-decker bus, while a Thames River cruise to Greenwich will be a journey through history.
The historic city of Oxford, “The City of Dreaming Spires”, has been host to over 1,000 years of learning. While in Oxford, you’ll visit University College, recognizable as the set of the Dining Hall at Hogwarts in the The Harry Potter movies. A walking tour will take you along the charming streets, gardens and alleys that comprise the labyrinth of Colleges, Of note are the Bodleian Library, Radcliffe Camera - two of Oxford’s most recognizable landmarks. While in Oxford, you’ll have the privilege of studying at St. Edward’s School, one of England’s pre-eminent boarding schools located minutes from Oxford’s city centre. The school boasts world class facilities including 90 acres of sports fields.
Scenic Galway is the stunning heart of Ireland’s West coast. Experience the street theatre and ambience of the fastest growing and youngest city in Ireland during the Galway Film Fleadh (Festival) and the lead-up to the Galway Arts Festival. Enjoy a day tour to the Aran Islands where Irish is the everyday language and folklore and ancient culture thrives.
Dublin is the heart and soul of Ireland, and you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in Gaelic culture. Live and learn in the shadow of Irish literary and historical giants such as Oscar Wilde, Samuel Beckett and the epic James Joyce. Our residence has easy access to St. Stephen’s Green and Grafton Street -- the epicentre of U2’s “Dub” culture. See a spectacular theatrical performance and visit the Guinness Brewery!
Depart Toronto, overnight flight to London: July 4
London: July 5-12
Oxford: July 12-19
Galway: July 19-24
Dublin: July 24-30
Return flight to Toronto: July 30
Program Fee Includes:
Round-trip airfare from Toronto
All transfers via private coach
Breakfast & dinner daily (except Saturday dinners)
Orientation tours of the cities you visit
Pre-departure briefing and material