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Program #21219RJ
22 Days | 21 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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 May 15 — Jun 5, 2013

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Day One: Wednesday, May 15 - Departures
Depart From: Depart North America for flights to Dublin, Ireland

Type: Hotel

Description: Experience Irish hospitality as it should be at the Mc Eniff Grand Canal Hotel in picturesque Dublin 4. Featuring a coveted location in the heart of the city centre, the newly refurbished hotel is only steps from the vibrant Grafton Street shopping promenade. At the meeting point of the Dublin’s technology hub & Ireland’s Broadway like theatre district of Grand Canal dock, The Grand Canal Hotel is truly amidst the best of what the historic Georgian city of Dublin has to offer, such as the Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Aviva Stadium, Trinity College, The Irish Financial Services Centre, The RDS, Convention Centre Dublin and The O2.

Ship Information: n/a

Contact info:
Grand Canal Hotel
Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
Dublin, Ireland
phone: +00353-1-6461000
web: www.grandcanalhotel.ie

Room amenities: The Grand Canal Hotel boasts 142 deluxe rooms over 5 floors and two suites. All rooms are en-suite and fitted with all the modern facilities expected from a top hotel including: Cable television with In room Movies and Games Complimentary Wireless Internet access provided Direct dial telephone with voice mail Tea and coffee making facilities Steam Iron and Ironing Board Hairdryer Work desk with lamp Complimentary soap, shampoo and bath & shower gel

Facility amenities: After a relaxing nights sleep you can look forward to a sumptuous breakfast in the Epic restaurant, the hotels more formal dining choice. In a rush and don’t have time for breakfast? Grab a coffee and a pastry at canal express. Gasworks bar, serving casual food and drink in a lively atmosphere, is the perfect location for an important business meeting or just an informal coffee with friends. The Grand Canal Hotel offers an array of additional facilities such as 2,200 square feet of fully equipped meeting and conference space, a fully equipped gymnasium and a two story complimentary parking for all guests.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: TBD
Please contact PD for additional night information

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Thursday, May 16 - Arrive in Dublin
Morning: Arrive in Dublin, transfer to check-in to the hotel

Lunch: Lunch on your own

Afternoon: Depart for an expertly guided field trip of Dublin City. Later, meet with your study leader for a program orientation at the hotel.

Dinner: Welcome dinner at the hotel.

Lodging: The Grand Canal Hotel

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: On the banks of the Nore River in the heart of Kilkenny, with views of the 12th-century castle, this 4-star hotel offers free Wi-Fi and a 19-yard pool. The Kilkenny Rivercourt Hotel has a quiet location in a private courtyard, back from the busy Kilkenny streets. The main shopping areas, theaters and entertainment are all close by. Each of the large rooms is stylishly decorated with nice furnishings, goose-down comforters and pillows. Most overlook the Nore River and the castle. The Riverside Restaurant and the Riverview Bar have great views. Recreational facilities include a 19-yard indoor swimming pool, a jacuzzi, a geyser pool, a steam room and a state-of-the-art gym.

Ship Information: n/a

Contact info:
The Bridge
John Street
Kilkenny, Ireland
phone: +353 (0)56 772 3388
web: www.rivercourthotel.com

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Three: Friday, May 17 - Dublin / Kilkenny City
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel

Morning: Visit Historic Trinity College in the company of current undergraduates - Trinity College builds on its four-hundred-year-old tradition of scholarship to confirm its position as one of the great universities of the world. It has been the educator of many of Ireland's great writers from Swift to Wilde. Part of the tour will include Trinity College Library which houses 200,000 antique texts, marble busts of scholars and the oldest surviving harp in Ireland as well as the Book of Kells. This illuminated manuscript of the Gospels was created by Irish monks around the year 800. Meet Dublin historian at Trinity College to commence 1916 Rebellion Walking Tour of Dublin city, visiting the relevant sites of the Rebellion in Dublin, including O'Connell St, Dublin's main thoroughfare with its landmark statue of Daniel O'Connell, the Great Liberator; The General Post Office (GPO, headquarters of the 1916 Rising) the Four Courts, Dublin’s City Hall and finishing at Dublin Castle.

Lunch: Enjoy lunch in a Dublin Pub. You will be joined by a duo of young Dublin traditional musicians who will share their knowledge of Irish music with you and play a few jigs, reels, and airs!

Afternoon: Transfer to Kilkenny City

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel

Lodging: The River Court Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Earls Court House is a unique 4 star hotel ideally located on its own grounds, just a 7 minute gentle stroll to Killarney’s bustling town centre. The hotel is renowned among Killarney Hotels for its awards and splendid collection of antiques, period furniture and works of art. With olde world charm and relaxed atmosphere, it is the ideal base for exploring the Ring of Kerry, Dingle Peninsula, Killarney National Park and the Main Attractions of the magical Kingdom of Kerry and South West Ireland.

Ship Information: N/A

Contact info:
Woodlawn Junct. Muckross Rd
Killarney, Ireland
phone: +353 64 6634366
web: www.killarney-earlscourt.ie

Facility amenities: HOTEL FACILITIES AT A GLANCE . Beautifully furnished antique rooms . Choice of Queen, King and Four Poster beds . Award winning Breakfast . Privte Bathroom . Flat Screen LCD Televisions . Broadband computer port . Private Parking . Tea coffee making facilities . Elevator and disabled acccessibility facilities . Complimentary wireless Access . Jacuzzi baths exclusive to four poster Suites. . Drying room for golf and outdoor enthusiasts . Electronic safe, ironing facilities and buckets of ice . Direct Dial Telephone . American 110v power sockets in most rooms

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Four: Saturday, May 18 - Kilkenny City / Killarney
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel

Morning: Walking tour of Kilkenny City. Visit Kilkenny Castle, a 12th century castle remodelled in Victorian times and set in extensive parklands. Kilkenny Castle was the principal seat of the Butler family, Marquesses and Dukes of Ormonde. Due to major restoration works, the central block now includes a library, drawing room and bedrooms decorated in 1830's splendor, as well as the beautiful long gallery.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant

Afternoon: Depart for Killarney, county Kerry. Stop en route for a guided visit of the Rock of Cashel

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel

Lodging: The Earls Court House Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Earls Court House is a unique 4 star hotel ideally located on its own grounds, just a 7 minute gentle stroll to Killarney’s bustling town centre. The hotel is renowned among Killarney Hotels for its awards and splendid collection of antiques, period furniture and works of art. With olde world charm and relaxed atmosphere, it is the ideal base for exploring the Ring of Kerry, Dingle Peninsula, Killarney National Park and the Main Attractions of the magical Kingdom of Kerry and South West Ireland.

Ship Information: N/A

Contact info:
Woodlawn Junct. Muckross Rd
Killarney, Ireland
phone: +353 64 6634366
web: www.killarney-earlscourt.ie

Facility amenities: HOTEL FACILITIES AT A GLANCE . Beautifully furnished antique rooms . Choice of Queen, King and Four Poster beds . Award winning Breakfast . Privte Bathroom . Flat Screen LCD Televisions . Broadband computer port . Private Parking . Tea coffee making facilities . Elevator and disabled acccessibility facilities . Complimentary wireless Access . Jacuzzi baths exclusive to four poster Suites. . Drying room for golf and outdoor enthusiasts . Electronic safe, ironing facilities and buckets of ice . Direct Dial Telephone . American 110v power sockets in most rooms

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Five: Sunday, May 19 - Killarney / "Ring of Kerry"
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel

Morning: Full day field trip around the Iveragh Peninsula -the world renowned “Ring of Kerry” including a visit to the Kissane family’s Sheep Farm, located in the scenic area of Moll’s Gap. The goal of this family run farm is to preserve the Irish heritage of mountain sheep farming and the mountain sheep that have been in the hills and on the roads of Kerry for over one hundred years. In doing so, the heritage of a traditional family farm in the special area of conservation is saved for future generations. You will have the opportunity to learn about the work of the sheepdogs and see them in action on this mountainous terrain, to catch a sheep in the farmyard and try to shear it yourself and to bottle feed some of the orphan lambs.

Lunch: Lunch at the farm.

Afternoon: Transfer back to the hotel

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel

Lodging: The Earls Court House Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The deluxe Sea Explorer is an all-suite yacht accommodating up to 114 guests. Built in 1992 and refurbished and redecorated in 2005, it has 57 suites. This small ship offers several advantages that mass cruiseliners cannot match. It can dock or anchor almost anywhere and are not limited to large commercial ports. The Sea Explorer can slip into small towns and tiny fishing villages. The ship's 75 officers and crew ensure personalized service.

Ship Information: Length: 297 feet / Beam: 50 feet / Draft: 12 feet / Gross Tonnage: 4, 200 / Suites: 57 The Sea Explorer is outfitted with the most current navigational and communications technology and with retractable fin stabilizers.

Contact info:
Enrichment Journeys
1801 NW 66th Avenue, Suite 102
Plantation, FL 33313 USA
phone: Pla-nta-tion xFL333134534
web: www.enrichmentjourneys.com

Room amenities: Sea view, Satellite TV, DVD/CD player, Telephone, Mini-refrigerator, Marble-appointed bathroom with fine toiletries, 225 square feet or more, 24-hour room service, safe.

Facility amenities: Afternoon Tea and all day coffee Library with Internet access Lounge with audio visual facilities wraparound sundeck with Jacuzzi Exercise room Beauty salon Medical facilities with available doctor Dining room Elevator serving all passenger decks Swimming platform

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Six: Monday, May 20 - Cobh / Cork / Embark Sea Explorer
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel

Morning: Depart for Cork. En route visit Blarney Castle.Built over 600 years ago by a great Irish Chieftain - Cormac Mac Carthy., the legendary Blarney Stone - Stone of Eloquence, is found at the top of the tower and has been attracting visitors to the area for decades. Kiss it and you will never be lost for words again!

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Transfer continues to Cobh. Meet local historian & guide for the ‘Titanic Trail’ a guided visit of the historic seaside town of Cobh.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship

Lodging: Sea Explorer

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The deluxe Sea Explorer is an all-suite yacht accommodating up to 114 guests. Built in 1992 and refurbished and redecorated in 2005, it has 57 suites. This small ship offers several advantages that mass cruiseliners cannot match. It can dock or anchor almost anywhere and are not limited to large commercial ports. The Sea Explorer can slip into small towns and tiny fishing villages. The ship's 75 officers and crew ensure personalized service.

Ship Information: Length: 297 feet / Beam: 50 feet / Draft: 12 feet / Gross Tonnage: 4, 200 / Suites: 57 The Sea Explorer is outfitted with the most current navigational and communications technology and with retractable fin stabilizers.

Contact info:
Enrichment Journeys
1801 NW 66th Avenue, Suite 102
Plantation, FL 33313 USA
phone: Pla-nta-tion xFL333134534
web: www.enrichmentjourneys.com

Room amenities: Sea view, Satellite TV, DVD/CD player, Telephone, Mini-refrigerator, Marble-appointed bathroom with fine toiletries, 225 square feet or more, 24-hour room service, safe.

Facility amenities: Afternoon Tea and all day coffee Library with Internet access Lounge with audio visual facilities wraparound sundeck with Jacuzzi Exercise room Beauty salon Medical facilities with available doctor Dining room Elevator serving all passenger decks Swimming platform

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Seven: Tuesday, May 21 - Waterford, Ireland
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship

Morning: Full day shore excursion to Waterford City. Explore Ireland's oldest city founded by the Vikings in 914.

Lunch: Enjoy lunch as the guest of the local community in the nearby seaside town of Tramore. Learn about daily life and concerns of Irish people and share stories as you chat over a home cooked buffet lunch.

Afternoon: Return to the ship

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship

Lodging: Sea Explorer

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The deluxe Sea Explorer is an all-suite yacht accommodating up to 114 guests. Built in 1992 and refurbished and redecorated in 2005, it has 57 suites. This small ship offers several advantages that mass cruiseliners cannot match. It can dock or anchor almost anywhere and are not limited to large commercial ports. The Sea Explorer can slip into small towns and tiny fishing villages. The ship's 75 officers and crew ensure personalized service.

Ship Information: Length: 297 feet / Beam: 50 feet / Draft: 12 feet / Gross Tonnage: 4, 200 / Suites: 57 The Sea Explorer is outfitted with the most current navigational and communications technology and with retractable fin stabilizers.

Contact info:
Enrichment Journeys
1801 NW 66th Avenue, Suite 102
Plantation, FL 33313 USA
phone: Pla-nta-tion xFL333134534
web: www.enrichmentjourneys.com

Room amenities: Sea view, Satellite TV, DVD/CD player, Telephone, Mini-refrigerator, Marble-appointed bathroom with fine toiletries, 225 square feet or more, 24-hour room service, safe.

Facility amenities: Afternoon Tea and all day coffee Library with Internet access Lounge with audio visual facilities wraparound sundeck with Jacuzzi Exercise room Beauty salon Medical facilities with available doctor Dining room Elevator serving all passenger decks Swimming platform

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Eight: Wednesday, May 22 - Liverpool, UK
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship

Morning: Discover Beatles Liver and some of the places associated with John, Paul, George and Ringo as they grew up, met and formed the band that would take the pop world by storm.

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship or on your own in port.

Afternoon: Afternoon at leisure to explore Liverpool on your own. As the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool attracts many musical pilgrims, but its fascinating social history is recognized for its importance. Liverpool's Maritime Mercantile City was inscribed onto UNESCO's World Heritage list in 2004 to help preserve one of the of the world's most recognized ports as a historic site. Situated on the River Mersey, Liverpool's former maritime grandeur - in which it garnered a fortune from cotton and slaves during the 17th and 18th centuries - has left a striking architectural legacy. The Albert Dock and the Port of Liverpool Building are two such examples. Its status as European Capital of Culture in 2008 also helped chronicle the city's contribution to British history and culture, including the Beatles Story.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship

Lodging: Sea Explorer

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The deluxe Sea Explorer is an all-suite yacht accommodating up to 114 guests. Built in 1992 and refurbished and redecorated in 2005, it has 57 suites. This small ship offers several advantages that mass cruiseliners cannot match. It can dock or anchor almost anywhere and are not limited to large commercial ports. The Sea Explorer can slip into small towns and tiny fishing villages. The ship's 75 officers and crew ensure personalized service.

Ship Information: Length: 297 feet / Beam: 50 feet / Draft: 12 feet / Gross Tonnage: 4, 200 / Suites: 57 The Sea Explorer is outfitted with the most current navigational and communications technology and with retractable fin stabilizers.

Contact info:
Enrichment Journeys
1801 NW 66th Avenue, Suite 102
Plantation, FL 33313 USA
phone: Pla-nta-tion xFL333134534
web: www.enrichmentjourneys.com

Room amenities: Sea view, Satellite TV, DVD/CD player, Telephone, Mini-refrigerator, Marble-appointed bathroom with fine toiletries, 225 square feet or more, 24-hour room service, safe.

Facility amenities: Afternoon Tea and all day coffee Library with Internet access Lounge with audio visual facilities wraparound sundeck with Jacuzzi Exercise room Beauty salon Medical facilities with available doctor Dining room Elevator serving all passenger decks Swimming platform

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Nine: Thursday, May 23 - Holyhead, Wales, UK
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship

Morning: Discover Anglesey. Start with a visit to St Cybi’s church, built on the remains fo a Roman Fort. Make a photo stop in Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, the village with the longest name in the world.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant

Afternoon: Continue for a visit to Beaumaris Castle, a World Heritage Site considered the most beautiful castle in Wales and widely accepted as probably the most technically perfect example of a medieval castle in Britain; then visit the local Courthouse and Gaol.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship

Lodging: Sea Explorer

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The deluxe Sea Explorer is an all-suite yacht accommodating up to 114 guests. Built in 1992 and refurbished and redecorated in 2005, it has 57 suites. This small ship offers several advantages that mass cruiseliners cannot match. It can dock or anchor almost anywhere and are not limited to large commercial ports. The Sea Explorer can slip into small towns and tiny fishing villages. The ship's 75 officers and crew ensure personalized service.

Ship Information: Length: 297 feet / Beam: 50 feet / Draft: 12 feet / Gross Tonnage: 4, 200 / Suites: 57 The Sea Explorer is outfitted with the most current navigational and communications technology and with retractable fin stabilizers.

Contact info:
Enrichment Journeys
1801 NW 66th Avenue, Suite 102
Plantation, FL 33313 USA
phone: Pla-nta-tion xFL333134534
web: www.enrichmentjourneys.com

Room amenities: Sea view, Satellite TV, DVD/CD player, Telephone, Mini-refrigerator, Marble-appointed bathroom with fine toiletries, 225 square feet or more, 24-hour room service, safe.

Facility amenities: Afternoon Tea and all day coffee Library with Internet access Lounge with audio visual facilities wraparound sundeck with Jacuzzi Exercise room Beauty salon Medical facilities with available doctor Dining room Elevator serving all passenger decks Swimming platform

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Ten: Friday, May 24 - Douglas, Isle of Man
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship

Morning: Explore Douglas. The Manx Museum offering artifacts and treasures unique to the Isle of Man and presenting the Story of Mann through films, galleries and interactive displays. This is where we will start our discovery on Manx history and culture, and begin our journey around this fascinating land.

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship or on your own in port

Afternoon: Afternoon at leisure

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship

Lodging: Sea Explorer

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The deluxe Sea Explorer is an all-suite yacht accommodating up to 114 guests. Built in 1992 and refurbished and redecorated in 2005, it has 57 suites. This small ship offers several advantages that mass cruiseliners cannot match. It can dock or anchor almost anywhere and are not limited to large commercial ports. The Sea Explorer can slip into small towns and tiny fishing villages. The ship's 75 officers and crew ensure personalized service.

Ship Information: Length: 297 feet / Beam: 50 feet / Draft: 12 feet / Gross Tonnage: 4, 200 / Suites: 57 The Sea Explorer is outfitted with the most current navigational and communications technology and with retractable fin stabilizers.

Contact info:
Enrichment Journeys
1801 NW 66th Avenue, Suite 102
Plantation, FL 33313 USA
phone: Pla-nta-tion xFL333134534
web: www.enrichmentjourneys.com

Room amenities: Sea view, Satellite TV, DVD/CD player, Telephone, Mini-refrigerator, Marble-appointed bathroom with fine toiletries, 225 square feet or more, 24-hour room service, safe.

Facility amenities: Afternoon Tea and all day coffee Library with Internet access Lounge with audio visual facilities wraparound sundeck with Jacuzzi Exercise room Beauty salon Medical facilities with available doctor Dining room Elevator serving all passenger decks Swimming platform

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Eleven: Saturday, May 25 - Belfast, Northern Ireland
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship

Morning: Board private motor coach for a brief transfer to the city center. En route learn also about the rich legacy of the Harland and Wolff shipbuilders where the "Titanic" was built. Journey to Belfast Jury's Inn Hotel for an illustrated lecture titled "The Mural Tradition and Political Transformation in Northern Ireland". This will serve as an introduction to Belfast and a basis for understanding the expertly guided field trip of Belfast city later in the morning. After the lecture you will depart by Belfast taxi cabs who will take you to see the colorful and evocative murals of East and West Belfast. It has been said that a city can be defined by its taxi drivers and nowhere is this more true than in Belfast.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Meet with a member of the Sinn Fein political party and former Lord Mayor of Belfast Tom Hartley. Learn about life as a politician during the Troubles. Q & A session. Free time to explore Belfast city center before returning to the ship.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship

Lodging: Sea Explorer

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The deluxe Sea Explorer is an all-suite yacht accommodating up to 114 guests. Built in 1992 and refurbished and redecorated in 2005, it has 57 suites. This small ship offers several advantages that mass cruiseliners cannot match. It can dock or anchor almost anywhere and are not limited to large commercial ports. The Sea Explorer can slip into small towns and tiny fishing villages. The ship's 75 officers and crew ensure personalized service.

Ship Information: Length: 297 feet / Beam: 50 feet / Draft: 12 feet / Gross Tonnage: 4, 200 / Suites: 57 The Sea Explorer is outfitted with the most current navigational and communications technology and with retractable fin stabilizers.

Contact info:
Enrichment Journeys
1801 NW 66th Avenue, Suite 102
Plantation, FL 33313 USA
phone: Pla-nta-tion xFL333134534
web: www.enrichmentjourneys.com

Room amenities: Sea view, Satellite TV, DVD/CD player, Telephone, Mini-refrigerator, Marble-appointed bathroom with fine toiletries, 225 square feet or more, 24-hour room service, safe.

Facility amenities: Afternoon Tea and all day coffee Library with Internet access Lounge with audio visual facilities wraparound sundeck with Jacuzzi Exercise room Beauty salon Medical facilities with available doctor Dining room Elevator serving all passenger decks Swimming platform

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Twelve: Sunday, May 26 - Tobermory, Island of Mull
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Discover the Mull Museum. The history of the Isle of Mull is captured in the Mull Museum - a small museum crammed with information about Mull in the past. From early people living in duns and brochs, through the times of warring clans and their castles, to more recent events. Exhibits of crofting, farming, fishing and everyday objects show what life was like in Mull in the past. The wreck of a Spanish galleon in 1588 brough excitement to the place, as did the hundreds of navel personnel who trained here during the Second World War. Tobermory derives its name from the gaelic "Tobar Mhoire" meaning the well of Mary. Mary's Well and Mary's Chapel dated back to the Medieval period. The water from the well was said to possess medicinal properties. Both the well and the chapel are gone but a monument was erected on the approximate site of the well in commemoration of Edward VII's coronation. The only sign of the old chapel can be seen at one corner of the graveyard.

Lunch: Return to the ship for lunch, or stay in town and eat on your own

Afternoon: Discover Duart Castle: The castle stands on a crag at the end of the peninsular jutting out into the Sound of Mull at the intersection of the Sound of Mull, Loch Linne and the Firth of Lorne and within view of neighboring castles.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship

Lodging: Sea Explorer

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The deluxe Sea Explorer is an all-suite yacht accommodating up to 114 guests. Built in 1992 and refurbished and redecorated in 2005, it has 57 suites. This small ship offers several advantages that mass cruiseliners cannot match. It can dock or anchor almost anywhere and are not limited to large commercial ports. The Sea Explorer can slip into small towns and tiny fishing villages. The ship's 75 officers and crew ensure personalized service.

Ship Information: Length: 297 feet / Beam: 50 feet / Draft: 12 feet / Gross Tonnage: 4, 200 / Suites: 57 The Sea Explorer is outfitted with the most current navigational and communications technology and with retractable fin stabilizers.

Contact info:
Enrichment Journeys
1801 NW 66th Avenue, Suite 102
Plantation, FL 33313 USA
phone: Pla-nta-tion xFL333134534
web: www.enrichmentjourneys.com

Room amenities: Sea view, Satellite TV, DVD/CD player, Telephone, Mini-refrigerator, Marble-appointed bathroom with fine toiletries, 225 square feet or more, 24-hour room service, safe.

Facility amenities: Afternoon Tea and all day coffee Library with Internet access Lounge with audio visual facilities wraparound sundeck with Jacuzzi Exercise room Beauty salon Medical facilities with available doctor Dining room Elevator serving all passenger decks Swimming platform

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Thirteen: Monday, May 27 - Troon, Scotland / Glasgow, Scotland
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship

Morning: Transfer to the city of Glasgow. Explore the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Located in the park of the same name, this popular museum - the most visited in Scotland - is housed in a magnificent Victorian construction. The building is only a small part of the Palace of Fine Arts of the 1888 International Exhibition.

Lunch: Lunch is on your own to sample the local fare.

Afternoon: Transfer back to the ship

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship

Lodging: Sea Explorer

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The deluxe Sea Explorer is an all-suite yacht accommodating up to 114 guests. Built in 1992 and refurbished and redecorated in 2005, it has 57 suites. This small ship offers several advantages that mass cruiseliners cannot match. It can dock or anchor almost anywhere and are not limited to large commercial ports. The Sea Explorer can slip into small towns and tiny fishing villages. The ship's 75 officers and crew ensure personalized service.

Ship Information: Length: 297 feet / Beam: 50 feet / Draft: 12 feet / Gross Tonnage: 4, 200 / Suites: 57 The Sea Explorer is outfitted with the most current navigational and communications technology and with retractable fin stabilizers.

Contact info:
Enrichment Journeys
1801 NW 66th Avenue, Suite 102
Plantation, FL 33313 USA
phone: Pla-nta-tion xFL333134534
web: www.enrichmentjourneys.com

Room amenities: Sea view, Satellite TV, DVD/CD player, Telephone, Mini-refrigerator, Marble-appointed bathroom with fine toiletries, 225 square feet or more, 24-hour room service, safe.

Facility amenities: Afternoon Tea and all day coffee Library with Internet access Lounge with audio visual facilities wraparound sundeck with Jacuzzi Exercise room Beauty salon Medical facilities with available doctor Dining room Elevator serving all passenger decks Swimming platform

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Fourteen: Tuesday, May 28 - Portree, Isle of Skye
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship

Morning: This morning is spent at sea sailing towards the Isle of Skye.

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship

Afternoon: Dunvegan Castle: Situated off the west coast of Scotland, Dunvegan Castle is the seat of the Macleod of Macleod, chief of the Clan Macleod. Dunvegan Castle is the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland and has been the stronghold of the chiefs of the clan for 800 years. Originally designed to keep people out, it was first opened to visitors in 1933. Since then, the castle is consistently ranked as one of Scotland's premier visitor attractions. Over the years, the castle has been visited by Sir Walter Scott, Dr. Johnson, Queen Elizabeth II and the Japanese Emperor Akihito.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship

Lodging: Sea Explorer

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The deluxe Sea Explorer is an all-suite yacht accommodating up to 114 guests. Built in 1992 and refurbished and redecorated in 2005, it has 57 suites. This small ship offers several advantages that mass cruiseliners cannot match. It can dock or anchor almost anywhere and are not limited to large commercial ports. The Sea Explorer can slip into small towns and tiny fishing villages. The ship's 75 officers and crew ensure personalized service.

Ship Information: Length: 297 feet / Beam: 50 feet / Draft: 12 feet / Gross Tonnage: 4, 200 / Suites: 57 The Sea Explorer is outfitted with the most current navigational and communications technology and with retractable fin stabilizers.

Contact info:
Enrichment Journeys
1801 NW 66th Avenue, Suite 102
Plantation, FL 33313 USA
phone: Pla-nta-tion xFL333134534
web: www.enrichmentjourneys.com

Room amenities: Sea view, Satellite TV, DVD/CD player, Telephone, Mini-refrigerator, Marble-appointed bathroom with fine toiletries, 225 square feet or more, 24-hour room service, safe.

Facility amenities: Afternoon Tea and all day coffee Library with Internet access Lounge with audio visual facilities wraparound sundeck with Jacuzzi Exercise room Beauty salon Medical facilities with available doctor Dining room Elevator serving all passenger decks Swimming platform

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Fifteen: Wednesday, May 29 - Kirkwall, Orkney Islands
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship

Morning: Discover Kirkwall: Kirkwall has a long and colourful history. Over the years, the town's fortunes fluctuated depending upon varying powers of the islands' earls and bishops who made it their residence. Clustered around these ancient streets are buildings dating from the seventeenth century onward. The oldest surviving buildings to be found within the town are parts of the Bishop's Palace (12th century) and Tankerness House (which now houses the Orkney Museum and dates from the early sixteenth century). The Orkney Museum tells the story of Orkney, from the Stone Age, to the Picts and Vikings, right through to the present day. Our guide will take you through the museum and we have arranged for a local councilor to meet you for a short chat.

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship

Afternoon: Afternoon at leisure

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship

Lodging: Sea Explorer

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The deluxe Sea Explorer is an all-suite yacht accommodating up to 114 guests. Built in 1992 and refurbished and redecorated in 2005, it has 57 suites. This small ship offers several advantages that mass cruiseliners cannot match. It can dock or anchor almost anywhere and are not limited to large commercial ports. The Sea Explorer can slip into small towns and tiny fishing villages. The ship's 75 officers and crew ensure personalized service.

Ship Information: Length: 297 feet / Beam: 50 feet / Draft: 12 feet / Gross Tonnage: 4, 200 / Suites: 57 The Sea Explorer is outfitted with the most current navigational and communications technology and with retractable fin stabilizers.

Contact info:
Enrichment Journeys
1801 NW 66th Avenue, Suite 102
Plantation, FL 33313 USA
phone: Pla-nta-tion xFL333134534
web: www.enrichmentjourneys.com

Room amenities: Sea view, Satellite TV, DVD/CD player, Telephone, Mini-refrigerator, Marble-appointed bathroom with fine toiletries, 225 square feet or more, 24-hour room service, safe.

Facility amenities: Afternoon Tea and all day coffee Library with Internet access Lounge with audio visual facilities wraparound sundeck with Jacuzzi Exercise room Beauty salon Medical facilities with available doctor Dining room Elevator serving all passenger decks Swimming platform

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Sixteen: Thursday, May 30 - Lerwick, Shetland Islands
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship

Morning: Discover Lerwick: Shetland's capital, sheltered by Bressay, the natural harbor of the town became important relatively late in Shetland's history, building on the trade from the Dutch herring industry, only becoming capital in the 17th century. From the scattering of huts and winding shoreline track, which became Commercial Street, development was tightly packed into a patchwork of narrow lanes. In the 19th century, new docks to accommodate the fishing fleet were created to the north of town.

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship or on your own in port.

Afternoon: Afternoon at leisure

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship

Lodging: Sea Explorer

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The deluxe Sea Explorer is an all-suite yacht accommodating up to 114 guests. Built in 1992 and refurbished and redecorated in 2005, it has 57 suites. This small ship offers several advantages that mass cruiseliners cannot match. It can dock or anchor almost anywhere and are not limited to large commercial ports. The Sea Explorer can slip into small towns and tiny fishing villages. The ship's 75 officers and crew ensure personalized service.

Ship Information: Length: 297 feet / Beam: 50 feet / Draft: 12 feet / Gross Tonnage: 4, 200 / Suites: 57 The Sea Explorer is outfitted with the most current navigational and communications technology and with retractable fin stabilizers.

Contact info:
Enrichment Journeys
1801 NW 66th Avenue, Suite 102
Plantation, FL 33313 USA
phone: Pla-nta-tion xFL333134534
web: www.enrichmentjourneys.com

Room amenities: Sea view, Satellite TV, DVD/CD player, Telephone, Mini-refrigerator, Marble-appointed bathroom with fine toiletries, 225 square feet or more, 24-hour room service, safe.

Facility amenities: Afternoon Tea and all day coffee Library with Internet access Lounge with audio visual facilities wraparound sundeck with Jacuzzi Exercise room Beauty salon Medical facilities with available doctor Dining room Elevator serving all passenger decks Swimming platform

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Seventeen: Friday, May 31 - Torshavn, Faroe Islands
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship

Morning: Torshavn (or Thorshavn) today blends the historical and picturesque with all the features of a modern city. It's history begins centuries ago when Vikings from Western Norway first discovered these emerald islands in the midst of the warm currents of the Gulf Stream. In the middle of the summer, they met in Torshavn to talk and to trade during their annual gathering. This summer market gradually grew into a permanent trading area. Under Norwegian, and then later Danish rule, government officials made Torshavn their home. They built forts to protect the town and their monoploy trade from marauding pirates.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Continue your expert led visit to the Faroe Islands

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship

Lodging: Sea Explorer

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The deluxe Sea Explorer is an all-suite yacht accommodating up to 114 guests. Built in 1992 and refurbished and redecorated in 2005, it has 57 suites. This small ship offers several advantages that mass cruiseliners cannot match. It can dock or anchor almost anywhere and are not limited to large commercial ports. The Sea Explorer can slip into small towns and tiny fishing villages. The ship's 75 officers and crew ensure personalized service.

Ship Information: Length: 297 feet / Beam: 50 feet / Draft: 12 feet / Gross Tonnage: 4, 200 / Suites: 57 The Sea Explorer is outfitted with the most current navigational and communications technology and with retractable fin stabilizers.

Contact info:
Enrichment Journeys
1801 NW 66th Avenue, Suite 102
Plantation, FL 33313 USA
phone: Pla-nta-tion xFL333134534
web: www.enrichmentjourneys.com

Room amenities: Sea view, Satellite TV, DVD/CD player, Telephone, Mini-refrigerator, Marble-appointed bathroom with fine toiletries, 225 square feet or more, 24-hour room service, safe.

Facility amenities: Afternoon Tea and all day coffee Library with Internet access Lounge with audio visual facilities wraparound sundeck with Jacuzzi Exercise room Beauty salon Medical facilities with available doctor Dining room Elevator serving all passenger decks Swimming platform

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Eighteen: Saturday, June 01 - At Sea
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship

Morning: Spend a relaxing morning at sea sailing towards Iceland. Enjoy the amenities on board the ship. Later in the morning, join your study leader for a lecture and discussion.

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship.

Afternoon: Continue sailing towards Iceland. Join your study leader for a lecture and discussion.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship

Lodging: Sea Explorer

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The deluxe Sea Explorer is an all-suite yacht accommodating up to 114 guests. Built in 1992 and refurbished and redecorated in 2005, it has 57 suites. This small ship offers several advantages that mass cruiseliners cannot match. It can dock or anchor almost anywhere and are not limited to large commercial ports. The Sea Explorer can slip into small towns and tiny fishing villages. The ship's 75 officers and crew ensure personalized service.

Ship Information: Length: 297 feet / Beam: 50 feet / Draft: 12 feet / Gross Tonnage: 4, 200 / Suites: 57 The Sea Explorer is outfitted with the most current navigational and communications technology and with retractable fin stabilizers.

Contact info:
Enrichment Journeys
1801 NW 66th Avenue, Suite 102
Plantation, FL 33313 USA
phone: Pla-nta-tion xFL333134534
web: www.enrichmentjourneys.com

Room amenities: Sea view, Satellite TV, DVD/CD player, Telephone, Mini-refrigerator, Marble-appointed bathroom with fine toiletries, 225 square feet or more, 24-hour room service, safe.

Facility amenities: Afternoon Tea and all day coffee Library with Internet access Lounge with audio visual facilities wraparound sundeck with Jacuzzi Exercise room Beauty salon Medical facilities with available doctor Dining room Elevator serving all passenger decks Swimming platform

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Nineteen: Sunday, June 02 - Westman Islands (Vestmannaeyjar), Iceland
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship

Morning: The main island, Heimaey, has a population of about 4,000. The islanders have made their living from the sea from the days of the first settlers. Today, join your expert local guide for an introduction to these unique islands. Visit the puffins at Storhofd. This southernmost inhabited point in Iceland is home to a colony of over 700,000 puffins. Next, walk up to the Eldfell volcano. Learn about the eruption that lasted 5 months and resulted in the nearly 5,000 residents of the islands to evacuate to the mainland. You will see the new lava field and visit the Pompeii of the North", a unique archeological project excavating homes that were buried by the eruption. You will also stop at Skansinn, a wooden church built in the year 2000 as a gift from Norway to commemorate 1000 years of Christianity in Iceland.

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship

Afternoon: Afternoon at leisure

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship

Lodging: Sea Explorer

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

Description: Built in 1964 and formerly named Hotel Loftleidir, this hotel has deep roots in the capital city of Reykjavik, having provided comfortable accommodations to tourists, locals, dignitaries and famous people alike for almost five decades. The newly-named and newly-remodeled Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura carries on this tradition. Inside you’ll find a warm and inviting atmosphere, filled with thoughtful details inspired by the beautiful nature that surrounds the property itself. This is no cookie-cutter Reykjavik hotel, the Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura embraces its legacy - its distinctly Icelandic roots, including works from local artists, the freshest local produce, a geothermal indoor pool all the modern conveniences. Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura also offers an unrivalled selection of free entertainment, from our popular weekly bedtime stories, to screenings of Icelandic films (with English subtitles), and a video art project by acclaimed Icelandic artist Rúri – just to name a few. We also operate “Wanna Mingle?” a program that allows you to dine with a local Icelandic family for an evening. To top it off, and unique to the Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura, is our amazing indoor salt water geothermal-heated swimming pool and hot tub, which helps soothe tired muscles. The indoor pool is part of the new Soley Natura Spa, a place where you can indulge in numerous beauty and massage treatments, using exclusive, all-natural Icelandic products.

Ship Information: n/a

Contact info:
Nauthólsvegur 52 - 101
Reykjavik, Iceland
phone: +354 444 4503
web: icelandairhotels.com/hotels/reykjaviknatura

Room amenities: Many of our rooms were recently renovated and standard amenities in all rooms include: a hairdryer, refrigerator and satellite TV. Great Wi-Fi Internet connectivity is also available in all rooms and areas of the hotel. Parquet flooring and impressive new interiors were recently fitted in all rooms and, while it looks good inside, you can also marvel at the spectacular views to be seen from so many parts of the hotel. All cosmetics and toiletries in rooms are organic from the company Sóley Organics, an Icelandic company known on the international cosmetics market.

Facility amenities: 4-star Reykjavík Hotel - 220 rooms 20 minute walk to downtown HD Movie Theater Free city bus tickets Indoor geothermal pool Free evening “Bedtime Story” Certified Green Hotel Library on 1st floor ITA Tourist Information Centre Conference & Meeting rooms New hotel restaurant Wireless Internet (small fee) Next to running and bike paths Bike rentals Sunny patio with fireplace Close to domestic airport Disabled friendly hotel Close to bus terminal Family friendly hotel Free parking Next to the only geothermal beach in Iceland

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: Prices subject to availability
Please contact PD to book post night. Prices and availability subject to change.


Day Twenty: Monday, June 03 - Reyjkavik, Iceland
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship

Morning: Disembark the ship. This morning your expert guide will meet you at the pier where you will set out to see the Golden Circle of Iceland. This popular, and must-see, route covers around 300km from Reykjavik to central Iceland and back. Stop at Thingvellir National park, Gullfoss (Golden Waterfall) and the spouting spring area of Geysir, after whom all geysers are named.

Lunch: Lunch at a local tomato farm. Learn how geothermal energy allows local farmers to grow food all year round. You will enjoy a light lunch featuring tomato soup and a salad.

Afternoon: Return to Reykjavik by coach.

Dinner: Dinner on your own

Lodging: Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura

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

Description: Built in 1964 and formerly named Hotel Loftleidir, this hotel has deep roots in the capital city of Reykjavik, having provided comfortable accommodations to tourists, locals, dignitaries and famous people alike for almost five decades. The newly-named and newly-remodeled Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura carries on this tradition. Inside you’ll find a warm and inviting atmosphere, filled with thoughtful details inspired by the beautiful nature that surrounds the property itself. This is no cookie-cutter Reykjavik hotel, the Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura embraces its legacy - its distinctly Icelandic roots, including works from local artists, the freshest local produce, a geothermal indoor pool all the modern conveniences. Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura also offers an unrivalled selection of free entertainment, from our popular weekly bedtime stories, to screenings of Icelandic films (with English subtitles), and a video art project by acclaimed Icelandic artist Rúri – just to name a few. We also operate “Wanna Mingle?” a program that allows you to dine with a local Icelandic family for an evening. To top it off, and unique to the Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura, is our amazing indoor salt water geothermal-heated swimming pool and hot tub, which helps soothe tired muscles. The indoor pool is part of the new Soley Natura Spa, a place where you can indulge in numerous beauty and massage treatments, using exclusive, all-natural Icelandic products.

Ship Information: n/a

Contact info:
Nauthólsvegur 52 - 101
Reykjavik, Iceland
phone: +354 444 4503
web: icelandairhotels.com/hotels/reykjaviknatura

Room amenities: Many of our rooms were recently renovated and standard amenities in all rooms include: a hairdryer, refrigerator and satellite TV. Great Wi-Fi Internet connectivity is also available in all rooms and areas of the hotel. Parquet flooring and impressive new interiors were recently fitted in all rooms and, while it looks good inside, you can also marvel at the spectacular views to be seen from so many parts of the hotel. All cosmetics and toiletries in rooms are organic from the company Sóley Organics, an Icelandic company known on the international cosmetics market.

Facility amenities: 4-star Reykjavík Hotel - 220 rooms 20 minute walk to downtown HD Movie Theater Free city bus tickets Indoor geothermal pool Free evening “Bedtime Story” Certified Green Hotel Library on 1st floor ITA Tourist Information Centre Conference & Meeting rooms New hotel restaurant Wireless Internet (small fee) Next to running and bike paths Bike rentals Sunny patio with fireplace Close to domestic airport Disabled friendly hotel Close to bus terminal Family friendly hotel Free parking Next to the only geothermal beach in Iceland

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: Prices subject to availability
Please contact PD to book post night. Prices and availability subject to change.


Day Twenty One: Tuesday, June 04 - Reyjkavik, Iceland
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel

Morning: Depart Reyjkavik and coach to the famed Blue Lagoon. Crowned by clouds of vapor and surrounded by lava, the Blue Lagoon owes its existence to a nearby geothermal power plant. The water of the lagoon is warm, mineral-rich and reputed for its healing properties. This natural and very popular health spa is now a major attraction of the region.

Lunch: Return to Reyjkavik for lunch on your own.

Afternoon: The afternoon is free to explore Reyjkavik on your own.

Dinner: Farewell dinner at the hotel

Lodging: Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day Twenty Two: Wednesday, June 05 - Reyjkavik / Departures
Morning: Transfer to the airport for flights departing to the US


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