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Program #18731RJ
15 Days | 14 Nights
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Itinerary for Aug 7 — Aug 21, 2014

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Day One: Thursday, August 07 - Overnight on board plane
In Transit: Overnight flights from North America to Shannon

Type: Hotel

Description: Town centre hotel, close to the gates of Killarney National Park

Contact info:
Kenmare Place
Killarney
Co Kerry, Ireland
phone: +353646631816
web: www.killarneyinternational.com

Room amenities: TV, direct dial telephone, hairdryer, tea and coffee facilities, trouser press, ironing boards, room safe

Facility amenities: Restaurant and bar, residents lounge, snooker room and library.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: .
For additional pre and post program accommodations, please contact Road Scholar Travel Services at (800) 241-1404 or via email to travelinfo@roadscholar.org

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Two: Friday, August 08 - Arrive at Shannon airport, welcome, coach transfe...
Arrive at Shannon airport, welcome, coach transfer to Killarney and check in to hotel

Arrive To: Arrive at Shannon airport and transfer to Killarney by private coach. Southwest county Kerry is home to 14 of Ireland’s highest mountains and some of the last primeval oak and yew forests in Europe. The charming town of Killarney sits nestled beneath these majestic peaks and among its internationally famous lakes.

Lunch: Excluded

Afternoon: The afternoon is free before the welcome meeting.

Dinner: Dinner in hotel dining room

Evening: At leisure

Lodging: International Hotel

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Town centre hotel, close to the gates of Killarney National Park

Contact info:
Kenmare Place
Killarney
Co Kerry, Ireland
phone: +353646631816
web: www.killarneyinternational.com

Room amenities: TV, direct dial telephone, hairdryer, tea and coffee facilities, trouser press, ironing boards, room safe

Facility amenities: Restaurant and bar, residents lounge, snooker room and library.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: .
For additional pre and post program accommodations, please contact Road Scholar Travel Services at (800) 241-1404 or via email to travelinfo@roadscholar.org

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Three: Saturday, August 09 - Excursion around the Iveragh Penninsula. 'The Rin...
Excursion around the Iveragh Penninsula. 'The Ring of Kerry' is made up of spectacular coastal and mountain scenery, enveloping the charming towns of Glenbeigh, Caherciveen, Waterville and Sneem.

Breakfast: A full Irish breakfast is served in the hotel dining room

Morning: Enjoy a walk on the sandy beach of Rossbeigh which extends into the estuary like a finger, forming a natural barrier to the powers of the Atlantic Ocean and provides a safe haven for all kinds of marine life and seabirds. It is a designated natural heritage area and a Special Area of Conservation.

Lunch: Lunch in Caherdaniel

Afternoon: Excursion continues around the 'Ring of Kerry'.

Dinner: Your choice to sample local fare.

Evening: Free

Lodging: International Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Hotel

Description: Town centre hotel, close to the gates of Killarney National Park

Contact info:
Kenmare Place
Killarney
Co Kerry, Ireland
phone: +353646631816
web: www.killarneyinternational.com

Room amenities: TV, direct dial telephone, hairdryer, tea and coffee facilities, trouser press, ironing boards, room safe

Facility amenities: Restaurant and bar, residents lounge, snooker room and library.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: .
For additional pre and post program accommodations, please contact Road Scholar Travel Services at (800) 241-1404 or via email to travelinfo@roadscholar.org

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Four: Sunday, August 10 - Day Trip to the Dingle Pennisula and dinner with ...
Breakfast: A full Irish breakfast is served in the hotel dining room

Morning: Field Trip to the Dingle Peninsula exploring this area’s rich archaeological heritage and unique culture. Once cited as ‘the most beautiful place on earth’ by the National Geographic, much of the peninsula is a Gaeltacht, an area where the Irish language is widely spoken in home, workplace & school.

Lunch: Lunch on your own in the colourful fishing port of Dingle town, the area’s main hub, well known for its eateries and traditional pubs.

Afternoon: Field trip continues.

Dinner: Dinner as guests of local families in a nearby town. Learn about the rhythm of daily Irish life while chatting with your hosts and sampling home cooked cuisine.

Evening: Free

Lodging: International Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Town centre hotel, close to the gates of Killarney National Park

Contact info:
Kenmare Place
Killarney
Co Kerry, Ireland
phone: +353646631816
web: www.killarneyinternational.com

Room amenities: TV, direct dial telephone, hairdryer, tea and coffee facilities, trouser press, ironing boards, room safe

Facility amenities: Restaurant and bar, residents lounge, snooker room and library.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: .
For additional pre and post program accommodations, please contact Road Scholar Travel Services at (800) 241-1404 or via email to travelinfo@roadscholar.org

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Five: Monday, August 11 - Killarney National Park
Breakfast: A full Irish breakfast is served in the hotel dining room

Morning: Walk to Killarney National Park home to magnificent native oak woods and one of the oldest yew woods in Europe. Enjoy an expert - led gentle hike in the Park. Look out for a glimpse of the native Irish red deer along the way.

Lunch: Lunch on your own to enjoy local fare.

Afternoon: Your afternoon is free to explore Killarney on your own.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel.

Evening: Free

Lodging: International Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: 4 star waterfront hotel a short stroll from the lively bustle of Quay Street and Eyre Square

Contact info:
New Docks Road
Galway, Ireland
phone: +35391569466
web: www.harbour.ie

Room amenities: Tea & coffee making facilities, wireless internet connection, hairdryer, cable TV, direct dial telephone, iron and ironing board, 24 hr room service

Facility amenities: Restaurant, Bar, conference centre, on site fitness centre with gym, jacuzzi steamroom and spa with beauty treatments available

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Six: Tuesday, August 12 - The world famous Cliffs of Moher
Breakfast: A full Irish breakfast is served in the hotel dining room

Morning: Depart by private motor coach for a leisurely journey to Galway.

Lunch: Lunch will be in a coastal village of Co Clare where you will be free to explore local fare

Afternoon: Join a local expert at the world famous Cliffs of Moher. There will be time to linger by the cliffs which rise like a cathedral in to the sky some 700 feet over the wild Atlantic ocean. The views stretch as far as Galway Bay and the Aran Islands and the location is also home to one of the major colonies of cliff nesting seabirds in Ireland. Back on the coach our local expert will lead us through the Burren. one of the largest karst limestone landscapes in Europe and we will stop for a short hike on the moon like terrain

Dinner: In hotel dining room

Evening: Free evening

Lodging: Harbour Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: 4 star waterfront hotel a short stroll from the lively bustle of Quay Street and Eyre Square

Contact info:
New Docks Road
Galway, Ireland
phone: +35391569466
web: www.harbour.ie

Room amenities: Tea & coffee making facilities, wireless internet connection, hairdryer, cable TV, direct dial telephone, iron and ironing board, 24 hr room service

Facility amenities: Restaurant, Bar, conference centre, on site fitness centre with gym, jacuzzi steamroom and spa with beauty treatments available

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Seven: Wednesday, August 13 - Expert-led walk of Galway with local historian an...
Expert-led walk of Galway with local historian and writer and evening at the magnificent eighteenth century Glenlo Abbey.

Breakfast: A full Irish breakfast will be served in the hotel dining room

Morning: Visit a local primary (elementary) school. Sit in the classroom amongst the local school children, answer their questions whilst learning about school life in Ireland. The children will then put on a short display of traditional Irish music and singing especially for their new friends! Followed by an expert - led walk of Galway with local historian and writer. Learn why Galway is nicknamed the “City of the Tribes.” Explore Galway Cathedral, the Spanish Arch, and part of the original city wall. Walk through Eyre Square and down the cobble stones of Quay Street to the tiny fishing enclave of The Claddagh, immortalised in the song "Galway Bay", and internationalised through its traditional jewelry, the Claddagh Ring, a symbol of love, friendship, commitment and loyalty.

Lunch: Lunch is free for you to sample local fare in one of Galway’s many restaurants, cafes and traditional Irish pubs.

Afternoon: Free to explore Galway city independently

Dinner: Be welcomed by your host, a Galway academic and expert in the field of Anglo-Irish literature, before being led in to dine exclusively in the private Abbey. The Abbey dates back to 1740, and was part of the ancestral home of two of the fourteen 'Tribes of Galway', the famed merchant families who dominated the economic and social life of the city at that time. A sumptuous candle - lit dinner will be served while you enjoy conversation on the topic: “The Irish Big House” and “Galway’s Literary Tradition.”

Lodging: Harbour Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: 4 star waterfront hotel a short stroll from the lively bustle of Quay Street and Eyre Square

Contact info:
New Docks Road
Galway, Ireland
phone: +35391569466
web: www.harbour.ie

Room amenities: Tea & coffee making facilities, wireless internet connection, hairdryer, cable TV, direct dial telephone, iron and ironing board, 24 hr room service

Facility amenities: Restaurant, Bar, conference centre, on site fitness centre with gym, jacuzzi steamroom and spa with beauty treatments available

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Eight: Thursday, August 14 - Boat trip to Inis Mor, the largest of the Aran Is...
Boat trip to Inis Mor, the largest of the Aran Islands. Perched in the Atlantic ocean at the entrance to Galway Bay, the Aran Islands are one of the last outcrops of authentic Gaelic civilization.

Breakfast: A full Irish breakfast is served at the hotel.

Morning: Spend a full day on Inis Mor, the largest of the Islands of Aran, to explore this last remnant of authentic Gaelic civilization, where Christian ruins stand side by side with remarkable Pagan relics. Walk the short distance to the pretty village of Kilronan. From here, explore the island independently on foot, by bicycle, mini van or traditional horse - drawn jaunty car.

Lunch: Your choice to explore local fare on the island.

Afternoon: Explore the island independently; by foot, by bicycle, or by traditional horse drawn jaunty cars.

Dinner: Dinner at hotel

Evening: Free evening.

Lodging: Harbour Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Centrally located modern 3 star hotel, overlooking the fishing port and magnificent Killybegs harbour

Contact info:
Killybegs
Co Donegal, Ireland
phone: +353749741700
web: www.tarahotel.ie

Room amenities: Tea & Coffee making Facilities, Hairdryer, direct dial telephone, safe (capable of holding a laptop) Broadband (supplement applies) Iron, Ironing Board and trouser press

Facility amenities: Restaurant, Bar, Conference facilities, Leisure Centre comprising gymnasium, sauna & steamroom and relaxation area.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Nine: Friday, August 15 - Transfer to Killybegs via Sligo and Drumcliffe, t...
Transfer to Killybegs via Sligo and Drumcliffe, the final resting place of the famed Irish poet W. B. Yeats’, under the majestic mountain of Ben Bulben.

Breakfast: Full Irish breakfast served at hotel

Morning: Depart by private motor coach for Killybegs, County Donegal. Undoubtedly one of Ireland's most untouched and ruggedly beautiful counties, County Donegal's striking landscape has remained relatively unaffected by the passage of time. The Donegal people, too are renowned for their warmth and hospitality.

Lunch: Free time in Sligo town to explore local fare for lunch

Afternoon: En route from Sligo to Killybegs, make a stop at Drumcliffe, the final resting place of the famed Irish poet W. B. Yeats’, under the majestic mountain of Ben Bulben. The epitaph on his gravestone is well known: "Cast a cold eye / On life / on death / Horseman, pass by!"

Dinner: Dinner at hotel

Evening: Free evening.

Lodging: Tara Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Centrally located modern 3 star hotel, overlooking the fishing port and magnificent Killybegs harbour

Contact info:
Killybegs
Co Donegal, Ireland
phone: +353749741700
web: www.tarahotel.ie

Room amenities: Tea & Coffee making Facilities, Hairdryer, direct dial telephone, safe (capable of holding a laptop) Broadband (supplement applies) Iron, Ironing Board and trouser press

Facility amenities: Restaurant, Bar, Conference facilities, Leisure Centre comprising gymnasium, sauna & steamroom and relaxation area.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Ten: Saturday, August 16 - Learn about life in Killybegs, home to Ireland's ...
Learn about life in Killybegs, home to Ireland's largest fishing fleet, while walking on the pier. Enjoy dinner at a local seafood restaurant. Visit Glencolmcille, an area of outstanding beauty.

Breakfast: Full Irish breakfast is served at the hotel

Morning: Spend the morning with a local journalist and community worker. On foot, explore this pretty town - home to the largest fishing fleet in Ireland. Take a walk on the pier to admire the fleet.

Lunch: Excluded

Afternoon: Field trip to Glencolmcille. A unique and beautiful place, Glencolmcille, was chosen as a base by St. Columba, one of Ireland's three patron saints, along with Patrick and Brigid. The name Glencolmcille, or "Gleann Cholm Cille" in the Irish language, means "The Glen of St. Columba's Church.". It is not surprising that Glencolmcille is rarely on a standard itinerary of the Irish countryside, you need to be determined to get there!. Though, due to the stark beauty of the landscape, historically it has been drawing visitors for over 1500 years. Take an expert - led walk of the ‘Turas’, a traditional pilgrimage site. This gentle hike comprises of megalithic tombs, cross pillars and breathtaking scenery.

Dinner: Dinner in a local seafood restaurant.

Evening: Return to the hotel where you can have the opportunity to meet a local musician and dancer. Learn a few steps of traditional Irish dance and an Irish tune on the tin whistle (penny whistle). Take home your tin whistle as a souvenir of your time in county Donegal!.

Lodging: Tara Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: Camden Court Hotel, modern 3 star hotel located in Dublin city centre. Located close to Dublin’s main attractions.

Contact info:
Camden Street
Dublin 2, Ireland
phone: +353 1 4759666
web: www.camdencourthotel.com/Dublin

Room amenities: Multi Channel TV, Internet Wi-FI, Full use of Leisure facilities, Trouser press, Hair Dryer, Complimentary Tea/Coffee Tray.

Facility amenities: Enjoy modern cuisine in the comfortable and friendly setting of the Iveagh Restaurant. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and serves quality food and wine at excellent value. For a more casual setting, C Central bar offers excellent food, serving your favorite beer, burgers and ribs. With wireless broadband internet access available you can enjoy a quiet drink whilst surfing on the net.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after:
For additional pre and post program accommodations, please contact Road Scholar Travel Services at (800) 241-1404 or via email to travelinfo@roadscholar.org

Check out time: 11:00 AM

Day Eleven: Sunday, August 17 - Transfer by private motor coach from Killybegs to...
Transfer by private motor coach from Killybegs to Dublin, via the Ulster American Folk Park.

Breakfast: Full Irish breakfast is served at the hotel

Morning: Depart Killybegs by private coach for Dublin, via County Tyrone and the Ulster American Folk Park.

Lunch: Lunch is taken en route to the Ulster American Folk Park.

Afternoon: Visit the Ulster American Folk Park. This museum tells the poignant story of emigration from Ulster to America in the 18th & 19th centuries. Continue transfer to Dublin. Dublin’s history dates back to the 8th century BC, and is now the Republic of Ireland’s vibrant capital. With its great universities, cathedrals, theatres and its literary legacy, Dublin has been the nucleus of Gaelic Irish and Anglo-Irish cultural tradition since medieval times.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel in Dublin.

Evening: Free evening.

Lodging: The Camden Court

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: Camden Court Hotel, modern 3 star hotel located in Dublin city centre. Located close to Dublin’s main attractions.

Contact info:
Camden Street
Dublin 2, Ireland
phone: +353 1 4759666
web: www.camdencourthotel.com/Dublin

Room amenities: Multi Channel TV, Internet Wi-FI, Full use of Leisure facilities, Trouser press, Hair Dryer, Complimentary Tea/Coffee Tray.

Facility amenities: Enjoy modern cuisine in the comfortable and friendly setting of the Iveagh Restaurant. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and serves quality food and wine at excellent value. For a more casual setting, C Central bar offers excellent food, serving your favorite beer, burgers and ribs. With wireless broadband internet access available you can enjoy a quiet drink whilst surfing on the net.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after:
For additional pre and post program accommodations, please contact Road Scholar Travel Services at (800) 241-1404 or via email to travelinfo@roadscholar.org

Check out time: 11:00 AM

Day Twelve: Monday, August 18 - Meet a Literary Scholar and take part in a walkin...
Meet a Literary Scholar and take part in a walking tour of Dublin visiting the places and experiencing the sights and sounds which influenced the literary greats.

Breakfast: Full Irish breakfast is served at the hotel

Morning: Together with a Literature Scholar we will set out on foot to experience the sights, sounds, streets and monuments that form the Dublin which appear in the writings of Joyce. Punctuated by readings, stories and bits of history we will walk in the footsteps of Irish literary giants.

Lunch: At Dublin’s famous Bewley’s Café on Grafton Street, with a lunchtime theatre performance. Bewley’s café is something of a national institution and has been called "the heart and hearth of Dublin" by poet Brendan Kennelly.

Afternoon: Free to explore Dublin independently

Dinner: Your choice to explore local fare from Dublin's many restaurants.

Evening: Free evening

Lodging: The Camden Court

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: Camden Court Hotel, modern 3 star hotel located in Dublin city centre. Located close to Dublin’s main attractions.

Contact info:
Camden Street
Dublin 2, Ireland
phone: +353 1 4759666
web: www.camdencourthotel.com/Dublin

Room amenities: Multi Channel TV, Internet Wi-FI, Full use of Leisure facilities, Trouser press, Hair Dryer, Complimentary Tea/Coffee Tray.

Facility amenities: Enjoy modern cuisine in the comfortable and friendly setting of the Iveagh Restaurant. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and serves quality food and wine at excellent value. For a more casual setting, C Central bar offers excellent food, serving your favorite beer, burgers and ribs. With wireless broadband internet access available you can enjoy a quiet drink whilst surfing on the net.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after:
For additional pre and post program accommodations, please contact Road Scholar Travel Services at (800) 241-1404 or via email to travelinfo@roadscholar.org

Check out time: 11:00 AM

Day Thirteen: Tuesday, August 19 - Expertly guided visit of one of Dublin's 'hidden ...
Expertly guided visit of one of Dublin's 'hidden treasures': the Georgian House Museum at 'Number 29'. After our visit, we will walk past the Irish Parliament and visit the National Museum of Ireland for a private tour of the Bronze Age gold collection.

Breakfast: Full Irish breakfast is served at the hotel

Morning: Mrs Olivia Beatty, the widow of a prominent Dublin wine merchant set up home at 29 Lower Fitzwilliam Street in Dublin in 1794. This morning we will take a walk through Trinity College and pay a visit to 'Number 29' to experience what life was like for the fortunate who lived in such elegant townhouses, and the less fortunate who worked in them.

Lunch: Excluded

Afternoon: Continuing our walk we will pass the Irish Parliament and visit The National Museum of Ireland where we will have a private tour of the renowned collection of Bronze Age goldwork

Dinner: Your choice to sample the local fare at one of Dublin's many restaurants.

Evening: Free evening

Lodging: The Camden Court

Meals Included: Breakfast
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: Camden Court Hotel, modern 3 star hotel located in Dublin city centre. Located close to Dublin’s main attractions.

Contact info:
Camden Street
Dublin 2, Ireland
phone: +353 1 4759666
web: www.camdencourthotel.com/Dublin

Room amenities: Multi Channel TV, Internet Wi-FI, Full use of Leisure facilities, Trouser press, Hair Dryer, Complimentary Tea/Coffee Tray.

Facility amenities: Enjoy modern cuisine in the comfortable and friendly setting of the Iveagh Restaurant. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and serves quality food and wine at excellent value. For a more casual setting, C Central bar offers excellent food, serving your favorite beer, burgers and ribs. With wireless broadband internet access available you can enjoy a quiet drink whilst surfing on the net.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after:
For additional pre and post program accommodations, please contact Road Scholar Travel Services at (800) 241-1404 or via email to travelinfo@roadscholar.org

Check out time: 11:00 AM

Day Fourteen: Wednesday, August 20 - Today is free for you to spend at your leisure in...
Today is free for you to spend at your leisure in Dublin. Browse the many bookstores, explore the museums, or even try some genealogy research at the National Library of Ireland. Take a day trip to The Hill of Tara, or Newgrange or gossip with the locals.

Breakfast: Full Irish breakfast is served at the hotel

Morning: Free time for you to enjoy as you wish; You could take a trip to the Hill of Tara and the megalithic tomb of Newgrange, or visit Glendalough in beautiful county Wicklow. Alternatively you could relax, and sample some of Dublin's cafe culture and vibrant cultural life.

Lunch: Your choice to explore local fare.

Afternoon: Free for you to spend as you wish: Browse the many bookstores, explore the museums, or even try some genealogy research at the National Library of Ireland.

Dinner: Farewell dinner in Dublin city centre

Evening: Enjoy your last evening in Ireland with an evening of traditional Irish music, song and relaxed banter at one of Dublin’s oldest pubs.

Lodging: The Camden Court

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day Fifteen: Thursday, August 21 - After breakfast at the hotel, depart Dublin airpo...
After breakfast at the hotel, depart Dublin airport for return flight to the U.S.A.

Breakfast: Full Irish breakfast is served at the hotel.

Morning: Depart for Dublin airport for return flight to the U.S.A.

Meals Included: Breakfast

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13 nights of accommodations
26 meals: 13 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 10 dinners
1 Expert-led lectures
13 Field trips
6 Hands-on experiences
2 Performances

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