Educational Tours of Ireland
Educational Tours Ireland
Michael Friel Coaches offers coach hire for educational school trips, university tours and music and performing arts tours within Ireland. We are tour specialists with the experience, knowledge and passion so that our coaches can help provide unforgettable trips that inspire students to learn, long after they return home.
Michael Friel Coaches can provide transport for a range of different types of educational tours north and south of the border. We work with many Educational Travel Operators across Europe and America who have been sending groups to Ireland for years from Schools and Universities to learn about its troubled past, long history, cultural excellence in science and literature, ancient monuments and varied geology – not forgetting to have some fun on the way!
If you have an idea of an Educational Tour of Ireland that your group would like to go on, please tell us and we can provide you with a competitive rate. Please note that Michael Friel Coaches will provide the transport for tour packages, we do not organize accommodation, meals etc.
Titanic Belfast, Co. Antrim – learn about the world’s most-famous shipwreck
Everyone has heard the story of the Titanic – the famous ship which sadly sank on its maiden voyage. This legendary ship was built in Belfast, and the city is home to the world’s most substantial Titanic visitor experience! Since opening its doors in 2012, the museum has won awards of excellence as one of the world’s top tourist attractions! Self-guided tours offer you the opportunity to learn all about the famous ship, the people who built it, and the people who were on board its maiden voyage. A ticket for this tour is a bit pricy, so if you are on a budget, you can still wander around the building and take photos from the slipway. After you visit the building, be sure to pop in next door to the Titanic Hotel for a drink and bite to eat in the room where the ship was designed! A trip to Titanic Belfast is one of the best things to do in Belfast and a worthy place on our Irish Bucket List! Truly one of the best places to visit in Ireland.
Want to be blown away by stunning natural beauty? Well, get yourself to the Cliffs of Moher, one of the best places to visit in Ireland. With up to one million visitors annually, these cliffs are Ireland’s most-visited natural attraction. Standing at an impressive 214m (702 feet) at their highest point, they stretch for 8 kilometres (5 miles) along the Atlantic coast of County Clarein the west of Ireland. On a clear day, from these impressive cliffs, you can see as far as the Aran Islands and Galway Bay. It is one of the best things to do in Ireland if you enjoy scenic walks and incredible natural beauty!
No one place in Irish has as much history of Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin. It is one of the most famous jails in the world and definitely Ireland’s most notorious prison. The walls of this prison have held some of Ireland’s most prominent leaders and those who evoked political change throughout Irish history. The prison has also been used in many films, including the original Italian Job and In the Name of the Father. We’d highly recommend the daily tours to anyone, especially Irish history enthusiasts.
Glendalough, Co. Wicklow – one of the most scenic places to visit in Ireland
Possibly the most popular day trip from Dublin is a trip to the WicklowMountains. The focal point of the Wicklow Mountains is the lake of Glendalough which has to be Ireland’s most-beautiful lake! Glendalough, or the ‘Valley of Two Lakes’, is one of Ireland’s most prominent monastic sites, nestled in the heart of the Wicklow Mountains National Park.The 6th-century Christian settlement was founded by St. Kevin and boasts a series of impressive remains set against a backdrop of picturesque Irish countryside. Nicknamed ‘the garden of Ireland’, Wicklow is a nature-lover’s paradise of rolling meadows, vast lakes, and hillsides carpeted in purple heather. If you are looking to escape the busy streets of Dublin, then Glendalough is the perfect day trip!