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Program #18731RJ
15 Days | 14 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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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.
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Start of Program
Sep 20, 2014
A transfer will depart from Shannon Airport mid morning. Welcome meeting at 5.00pm
You will be staying at the Arbutus Hotel that night.
Location: Killarney
Transportation to site: We generally recommend that independent travelers arrive at Shannon airport at approx 9.00am on the group arrival day, many of the flights arrive at this time and it is the most convenient time to join the main morning transfer to the International hotel in Killarney.

End of Program
Oct 3, 2014
After breakfast on departure day.
You will be staying at the The Camden Court the night before.
Location: Dublin
Transportation to site: Group transfer by private motorcoach. For Participants travelling outside of the group departure date: Aircoach offers a service from Dublin city to Dublin Airport. Aircoach and public bus to Dublin airport from the Camden Court hotel - the nearest aircoach stop is Leeson street, about a 10 minute walk from the Camden Court. There is a Bus Eireann regular Dublin bus no. 16 which has a stop right beside the hotel and this goes to the airport.
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Arbutus Hotel Killarney is one of the most historic hotels in the heart of Killarney town centre, Co. Kerry. This 4 star Killarney hotel has been run by the Buckley family since 1926. Visiting Killarney’s fairs as a youth, Tim Buckley dreamt of owning the hotel that overlooked the bustling traders in the town centre. But it was more than a dream – he set off for America to make the necessary money. He returned in 1926, married Julia, bought the hotel & renamed it The Arbutus. He then set out to redefine Killarney hospitality. The Buckley family have faithfully maintained the high standards of warmth, friendliness & professionalism that Tim put in train all those years ago. There has been a hotel on the site for over 200 years but the most significant architectural aspects of Arbutus are the numerous examples of celtic deco furniture & design commissioned by Tim in the 1920s.

Contact info:
College Street
Kilarney
Co. Kerry, Ireland
phone: +353 64 6631037
web: www.arbutuskillarney.com

Room amenities: Direct dial telephone, satleitte TV. Tea and coffee making facilities. Hairdryer.

Facility amenities: Restaurant and the Drawing Room, lounge. Buckley’s is at the heart of Killarney’s traditional music scene. Some of the country’s finest musicians will often drop in for an ‘unplanned, unprogrammed and unamplified’ session – much to the delight of visitors. We can't guarantee but can hope. WiFi available in public areas.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: TBC.
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

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

Our Value Promise To You

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Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
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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4.8
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