Ireland is a must-see destination for every traveler seeking an authentic cultural experience. From friendly locals to picturesque landscapes, the Emerald Isle is the place to be this year.
1. The Cities
The cities of Ireland are strewn with narrow cobblestone streets, lined with quaint pubs and filled with friendly faces. The new blends with old; ruins and castles are scattered about creating the perfect ambiance you can’t find anywhere else.
2. The Countryside
The Irish countryside is as magical as the movies, postcards and desktop screensavers suggest. Emerald hills roll endlessly, striped with stone walls and sprinkled with sheep. As you leave the busy cities, the calm countrysides beckon for the ultimate escape.
3. The Pub Scene
It wouldn’t be Ireland without the pubs. Hop from bar to bar and enjoy a medley of traditional live music, singing patrons and an endless supply of Guinness and Jameson. Slainte!
4. The History
The millennia-old history is everywhere, starting in industrial Dublin to the peaceful Aran Islands. The Irish are impeccable storytellers, and their folklore will leave you entranced.
5. The Accents
Yup. They’re Irish, and they’re great.
Get there with EF College Break. Save $100 off this trip, departing June – September 2016, with code IRISHSUMMER. Ends June 30, 2016.
Our Grand Tour of Ireland is the best way for 18-28 year olds to visit this country.