After a two-year hiatus from traveling with students due to the pandemic, I led my group of students, adults, and chaperones on a four-country tour, visiting Ireland, Wales, England, and France. This tour was a lovely blend of both countryside and city, visiting the Ring of Kerry and Stratford-upon-Avon and the cities of Dublin, London, and Paris. We had a mix of ages since many students had signed up when they were going into their senior year, but they were awesome on tour with everyone getting along and enjoying the trip. I really like how it started in Ireland and we worked our way up to the hustle and bustle of Paris. I had a chance to do this same tour back in 2013, but there were definitely some improvements that I wanted to highlight.
This was the trip of a lifetime! Having the opportunity to visit four countries (Ireland, England, France, and passing through Wales) was inspirational! From the astonishing cliffs at Ring of Kerry to walking through Windsor Castle and from cruising on the Seine to watch the Eiffel Tower glisten at night, this trip was an eye-opening adventure! There was such rich history and beautiful scenery everywhere we went! And of course, the food was incredible! Eating hot crepes under the Eiffel Tower and sitting down for tea and biscuits with clotted cream were a couple of my favorites. EF truly made learning come alive in a new way and for that, I will always be grateful.
-- Bernice, ECHS Class of 2022
There is not much that matches the green of the Irish country side, and the combination of the country and big city of Dublin makes Ireland a mist visit!
Killarney is a must-visit for the Irish countryside.