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Adventures Afloat: Exploring the Isles of Great Britain and Ireland by Sea

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Program #21294RJ
13 Days | 12 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
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.
On an extraordinary voyage around the island of Great Britain and across the Irish Sea to the warmth and spark of Ireland, discover 16th-century palaces and castles, energetic modern cities and beautiful stretches of wild coastline. Wander off-the-beaten path to Edinburgh’s medieval closes (alleyways) to secret hideaways, trace the story of a kiss to a 700-year-old stone at Blarney Castle in Ireland, and in England’s North East stroll the River Tyne to marvel at Newcastle bridges that have transformed the face of a 2,000-year-old city.


Highlights

• Discover Liverpool’s reputation as a wealthy port city since the 19th century, and revisit how in the 1960s the city gave birth to four anonymous Liverpudlians named The Beatles.
• As vibrant Edinburgh beckons, explore the narrow alleys off the Royal Mile as you walk from the Palace of Holyroodhouse — the queen’s residence — up a volcanic hill known as Castle Rock to grand Edinburgh Castle.
• Students at Dublin’s Trinity College — educator of many of Ireland's great writers from Swift to Wilde — introduce you to their university, including its magnificent library, home to the Book of Kells.

Activity Notes

Walking up to one mile per day; some uneven terrain and stairs.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival London (England), 1 night; coach to Southampton, embark Nautica, 10 nights (ports of call include Edinburgh (Scotland), Invergordon, Kirkwall, Isle of Skye, Belfast (Northern Ireland), Dublin (Ireland), Cork, Isle of Portland (England)); disembark Southampton, coach to London for departure.

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Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
11 nights of accommodations
32 meals: 11 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 11 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures
14 Field trips
1 Performances

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