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ENGLAND / IRELAND / SCOTLAND / DENMARK FAROE ISLANDS / ICELAND

Adventures Afloat: Island Cultures and Ancient Ports of the North Atlantic: Voyage from Ireland to Iceland

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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.
Meals: 54 total, 19 breakfasts, 16 lunches, 19 dinner

The following meal choices available when requested in advance: Vegetarian.

If you have dietary restrictions due to medical requirements, please call (800) 454-5768, to see if we can accommodate your needs.

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The Grand Canal Hotel: Dublin, 1 nights
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

The River Court Hotel: Kilkenny City, 1 nights
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

The Earls Court House Hotel: Killarney, 2 nights
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

Sea Explorer: Sea Explorer, 14 nights
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

Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura: Reyjkavik, 2 nights
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.



The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

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54 meals: 19 breakfasts, 16 lunches, 19 dinners
2 Expert-led lectures
19 Field trips
1 Performances

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