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Program #20646RJ
9 Days | 8 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy (Variable by Program Date)
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Itinerary for Sep 3 — Sep 11, 2013

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Day One: Tuesday, September 03 -
In Transit Overnight: Overnight flight to Dublin.

Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The Ashling is located in the heart of historic Dublin adjacent to Heuston Station, Dublin Zoo, Kilmainham Gaol and on the Luas red line.

Contact info:
Parkgate Street
Dublin 8, Ireland
phone: +353 1 677 2324
web: www.ashlinghotel.ie

Room amenities: Direct Dial Telephone, Multi Channel Television, Complimentary WiFi access,In room safe, Hairdryer, Tea/coffee making tray.

Facility amenities: 180 Seater restaurant, Chesterfield Brasserie and Iveagh Bar.

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


Day Two: Wednesday, September 04 - Dublin city.
Arrive To: Dublin. Transfers to the hotel.

Lunch: A light lunch is served in the hotel.

Afternoon: Take a coach journey around the centre of Dublin to see its historic, cultural and architectural highlights. Welcome meeting in the hotel before dinner.

Dinner: In the hotel.

Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: Ashling Hotel

Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The Ashling is located in the heart of historic Dublin adjacent to Heuston Station, Dublin Zoo, Kilmainham Gaol and on the Luas red line.

Contact info:
Parkgate Street
Dublin 8, Ireland
phone: +353 1 677 2324
web: www.ashlinghotel.ie

Room amenities: Direct Dial Telephone, Multi Channel Television, Complimentary WiFi access,In room safe, Hairdryer, Tea/coffee making tray.

Facility amenities: 180 Seater restaurant, Chesterfield Brasserie and Iveagh Bar.

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


Day Three: Thursday, September 05 - Dublin writers and a theatre performance.
Breakfast: Full Irish breakfast in the hotel.

Morning: Depart by coach for the Dublin Writers Museum where an expert will introduce Dublin's Story and History.

Lunch: In the Writers Museum.

Afternoon: Lecture by a literary expert on Dublin's Writers. Explore the museum's exhibitions, displays and activities which show Irish literature as a whole as well as the lives and works of individual Irish writers. Displays show a history of Irish literature from its beginnings up to recent times. The panels describe the various phases, movements and notable names, while the showcases and pictures illustrate the lives and works of individual writers. Room 1 takes the story through to the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the Literary Revival. Room 2 is entirely devoted to the great writers of the twentieth century. Living writers, even those who have already established their place in history, are not included in the display.

Dinner: Pre-theatre dinner.

Evening: Theatre performance at the Abbey Theatre-the National Theatre of Ireland, opened to promote Irish culture and plays.

Lodging: Ashling Hotel

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

Description: The Ashling is located in the heart of historic Dublin adjacent to Heuston Station, Dublin Zoo, Kilmainham Gaol and on the Luas red line.

Contact info:
Parkgate Street
Dublin 8, Ireland
phone: +353 1 677 2324
web: www.ashlinghotel.ie

Room amenities: Direct Dial Telephone, Multi Channel Television, Complimentary WiFi access,In room safe, Hairdryer, Tea/coffee making tray.

Facility amenities: 180 Seater restaurant, Chesterfield Brasserie and Iveagh Bar.

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


Day Four: Friday, September 06 - Book of Kells and Dail Eireann.
Breakfast: Full Irish breakfast in the hotel.

Morning: Field trip to the National Gallery, Trinity College and the Book of Kells. The National Gallery of Ireland is Ireland's main art gallery with an impressive range of masterpieces by artists from the major European schools of art whilst also featuring the world's most comprehensive collection of Irish art. Trinity College, founded in 1592, is Ireland's oldest university. Its Library houses the Book of Kells, the illuminated manuscript in Latin, considered Ireland's finest treasure.

Lunch: Lunch excluded so that you can explore Dublin's restaurants, cafes and pubs.

Afternoon: The field trip continues to Dail Eireann-the House of Representatives, the principal chamber of the Irish Parliament- and the National Museum of Ireland which houses the collection at the Collins Barracks site with displays of furniture, silver, ceramics and glassware, as well as examples of folk life and costume, and money and weapons. The Archaeology section on Kildare Street has displays on prehistoric Ireland, including early work in gold, church treasures and the Viking and medieval periods.

Dinner: Enjoy dinner out at an Irish House Party.

Evening: Relax as you enjoy traditional Irish music and dance.

Lodging: Ashling Hotel

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

Description: The Ashling is located in the heart of historic Dublin adjacent to Heuston Station, Dublin Zoo, Kilmainham Gaol and on the Luas red line.

Contact info:
Parkgate Street
Dublin 8, Ireland
phone: +353 1 677 2324
web: www.ashlinghotel.ie

Room amenities: Direct Dial Telephone, Multi Channel Television, Complimentary WiFi access,In room safe, Hairdryer, Tea/coffee making tray.

Facility amenities: 180 Seater restaurant, Chesterfield Brasserie and Iveagh Bar.

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


Day Five: Saturday, September 07 - Glendalough.
Breakfast: Full Irish breakfast in the hotel.

Morning: Depart for a guided field trip to the early Christian monastic site at Glendalough. The monastery was founded by St. Kevin, a hermit monk who died about 618 AD. The extensive ruins of Glendalough include several early churches, a graceful round tower, and various sites associated with the life of St. Kevin.

Lunch: Taken out.

Afternoon: The field trip continues to Russborough House. Built between 1741-1750 Russborough is regarded as one of Ireland’s most beautiful houses. It has magnificent views of the Blessington Lakes and Wicklow Mountains. The house, which is beautifully maintained and lavishly furnished, contains fine furniture, tapestries, carpets, porcelain, silver and much of the Beit collection of paintings.

Dinner: Dinner is excluded this evening.

Evening: Walk in Dublin's Literary Footsteps this evening.

Lodging: Ashling Hotel

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

Description: The Ashling is located in the heart of historic Dublin adjacent to Heuston Station, Dublin Zoo, Kilmainham Gaol and on the Luas red line.

Contact info:
Parkgate Street
Dublin 8, Ireland
phone: +353 1 677 2324
web: www.ashlinghotel.ie

Room amenities: Direct Dial Telephone, Multi Channel Television, Complimentary WiFi access,In room safe, Hairdryer, Tea/coffee making tray.

Facility amenities: 180 Seater restaurant, Chesterfield Brasserie and Iveagh Bar.

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


Day Six: Sunday, September 08 - Irish film and cafe theatre.
Breakfast: Full Irish breakfast in the hotel.

Morning: Field trip to the Irish Film Institute, located in the heart of Dublin's famed Temple Bar. Lecture " A Panoramic look at classic and contemporary Irish film." The have a private screening of the 1936 film "Ourselves Alone" followed by a screening of some modern Irish short films.

Lunch: Taken in Bewley's Cafe Theatre for lunch and a theatre performance.

Afternoon: Free afternoon.

Dinner: Excluded.

Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: Ashling Hotel

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

Description: The Ashling is located in the heart of historic Dublin adjacent to Heuston Station, Dublin Zoo, Kilmainham Gaol and on the Luas red line.

Contact info:
Parkgate Street
Dublin 8, Ireland
phone: +353 1 677 2324
web: www.ashlinghotel.ie

Room amenities: Direct Dial Telephone, Multi Channel Television, Complimentary WiFi access,In room safe, Hairdryer, Tea/coffee making tray.

Facility amenities: 180 Seater restaurant, Chesterfield Brasserie and Iveagh Bar.

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


Day Seven: Monday, September 09 - Kilmainham Gaol.
Breakfast: Full Irish breakfast in the hotel.

Morning: Field trip to Kilmainham Gaol and St Patrick's Cathedral.

Lunch: Excluded.

Afternoon: Field trip to the James Joyce Centre followed by the Hugh Lane Gallery.

Dinner: Pre theatre dinner at the hotel.

Evening: Theatre performance at the Gate Theatre.

Lodging: Ashling Hotel

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

Description: The Ashling is located in the heart of historic Dublin adjacent to Heuston Station, Dublin Zoo, Kilmainham Gaol and on the Luas red line.

Contact info:
Parkgate Street
Dublin 8, Ireland
phone: +353 1 677 2324
web: www.ashlinghotel.ie

Room amenities: Direct Dial Telephone, Multi Channel Television, Complimentary WiFi access,In room safe, Hairdryer, Tea/coffee making tray.

Facility amenities: 180 Seater restaurant, Chesterfield Brasserie and Iveagh Bar.

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


Day Eight: Tuesday, September 10 - Dublin Castle.
Breakfast: Full Irish breakfast in the hotel.

Morning: Free morning.

Lunch: Excluded.

Afternoon: Field trip to Dublin Castle and the Chester Beatty Library.

Dinner: Farewell dinner in the hotel.

Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: Ashling Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day Nine: Wednesday, September 11 -
Breakfast: Full Irish breakfast in the hotel.

Morning: Transfers to Dublin Airport for departure flights to North America.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

Our Value Promise To You

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Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
7 nights of accommodations
16 meals: 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
11 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
3 Performances

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4.9
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