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

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Program #21217RJ
14 Days | 13 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.
Start of Program
May 16, 2013
This program starts in the afternoon at the program hotel Dublin, Ireland.
You will be staying at the The Grand Canal Hotel that night.
Location: Dublin
Transportation to site: The Grand Canal Hotel in Dublin is located approximately 8 miles from the Dublin Airport (DUB). By Bus Take the Aircoach Bus in the direction to the city centre/Ballsbridge and get off at the School House Hotel. When you leave the bus turn right down the footway next to the School House Hotel. The School House Hotel will be on your right and the canal will be on your left. Follow this way for about 100 m, and then turn right. After 50 m you will see the Grand Canal Hotel to your right. Costs: Adults: one way 7 euros By Taxi There is a taxi rank outside the arrivals area at Dublin airport. A one way fare to the city centre takes around 45 minutes (depending on traffic). Costs: approximately 25-30 euros.

End of Program
May 28, 2013
This program ends after breakfast at the hotel in Glasgow.
You will be staying at the Ramada Glasgow Airport Hotel the night before.
Location: Dublin
Transportation to site: Upon disembarkation in Troon, Scotland, all participants will be transfered to Glasgow. You will be staying in the Ramada Glasgow Airport Hotel that evening. Transfers the following morning will be arranged with the hotel.
Additional transportation information same as above.
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

Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: The Ramada Glasgow Airport Hotel offers excellent accommodation right on the doorstep of Glasgow Airport, and is also just seven miles from the cosmopolitan city centre of Glasgow, with great connections. This purpose-built contemporary Airport Hotel is ideal for both business and leisure. Each of the 108 rooms are comfortable and stylish and feature all the necessary creature comforts required to guarantee a restful and stress-free stay. The hotel’s location and accessibility makes it an ideal base from which to explore the surrounding area. Glasgow central station and Buchanan Bus Station are both just 15 minutes drive away whilst Paisley Gilmour Street Station is only 1 mile. With the airport within easy access you can take the Airport shuttle bus straight into Glasgow city centre, and the service operates 24 hours a day. With the hotel just next to the M8 junction in just minutes you can be enjoying the sea views and coastline along the mouth of the Clyde with views of the West Coast. Head in the other direction and you can be in the city centre in just 15 minutes, or Edinburgh in just over a hour!

Ship Information: n/a

Contact info:
Marchburn Drive, Glasgow Airport Business Park
Abbotsinch, PA3 2SJ UK:Scotland
phone: +44 (0)141 843 4800
web: www.ramadaglasgowairport.com

Room amenities: Every room comes fully equipped with an en-suite bathroom with shower facilities, satellite TV with pay to view movies, direct dial telephone with internet access, hairdryer, trouser press, iron and ironing board and tea and coffee making facilities.

Facility amenities: •24 Hour Front Desk •Airport Shuttle available from 4am - 12noon (extra charge) •Hotel is now completely Non Smoking •Free High Speed Internet in Public Areas. •6 Accessible & adapted bedrooms (interconnecting rooms for carers are also available) •Family and Interconnecting rooms available •On Site residents parking (Overnight Car Parking Charge £4.00)

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: Depends upon availability
Please contact RS Programming Department for more information

Check out time: 11:00 AM

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33 meals: 12 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 11 dinners
11 Field trips
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