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Program Number: 21830RJ
Start and End Dates:
7/19/2015 - 8/2/2015;
Duration: 14 nights
Location: United Kingdom:England/Ireland/Scotland/Wales
Price starting at: $10,499.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Adventure Afloat Study Cruise; Ocean Cruises Activity Level: t (see description)
Meals: 37; 13 Breakfasts, 11 Lunches, 13 Dinners    

From Romans and Vikings to seaports and seascapes, castles and kings — immerse yourself in the vibrant sagas, dramatic history, and colorful contemporary life of England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales on this exceptional shipboard voyage.




Activity Particulars

Walking up to a mile per day, standing for up to several hours, boarding/de-boarding motorcoaches. Some uneven terrain, hills, and steep stairs without railings at historic sites.



Itinerary At-a-Glance

London (England), 1 night; aboard Oceania Marina, 13 nights.



Coordinated by Road Scholar.



Day 1: Overnight flight from the U.S.A.


Day 2: Arrival London (England):

Lodging: Four-star hotel in fashionable Kensington.



Day 3: Coach to Southampton / Embark Marina:

After our Hampton Court field trip, we transfer to Southampton for embarkation. Enjoy your first taste of shipboard dining with a welcome dinner of Continental cuisine.



Day 4: At Sea:

Become familiar with the ship, get background on upcoming ports of call, and attend an exclusive Road Scholar cocktail party.



Day 5: Newcastle:

Encounter ancient and modern in Newcastle in the north of England, sample local fare, and stroll along the River Tyne.



Day 6: Edinburgh (Scotland):

See Edinburgh’s extraordinary architecture, learn about dramatic events at Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, and heartwarming Greyfriar’s Bobby.



Day 7: At Sea:

Lecture on U.K and Ireland history and contemporary relations.



Day 8: Belfast (Northern Ireland):

Here we review the heritage of Harland and Wolff, shipbuilders of the “Titanic,” learn about the city’s mural tradition and illustration of “The Troubles,” meet a member of Sinn Fein and a former Lord Mayor.



Day 9: Glasgow (Scotland):

See Glasgow’s marvelous Georgian and Victorian architecture plus free time to explore on your own and sample local brews.



Day 10: Liverpool (England):

Long before the Beatles, Liverpool was a major port, notable for its rich architectural heritage, social and cultural diversity, and dedication to football – known in America as soccer.



Day 11: Dublin (Ireland):

Special experiences in Dublin include St. Patrick’s Cathedral, an authentic pub lunch with live music, and the Book of Kells at Trinity College, plus free time.



Day 12: Holyhead (Wales):

Holyhead on the Irish Sea is our gateway to beautiful Welsh countryside and Caernarfon Castle, where the first Prince of Wales was born in 1284.



Day 13: Waterford (Ireland):

Founded by Vikings in 914, Waterford is Ireland’s oldest city, now known as a center of crystal craftsmanship, which we will see at the House of Crystal.



Day 14: Portland (England):

Landing in Portland, we follow England’s "Jurassic Coast" through Thomas Hardy country with its Roman roots, seaside towns, and thatched roofs villages.



Day 15: Southampton / disembark / departure


Marina

The elegant 1,250-passenger ocean liner Marina debuted in 2011. Its designer touches include a Lalique grand staircase. Passengers can enjoy multiple dining venues, including six open-seating gourmet restaurants, at no extra charge. Cooking classes are offered at the Bon Appétit Culinary Center while artists-in-residence offer instruction in the Artists Loft.


Meals and Lodgings
   Millennium Gloucester Hotel
  London, UK:England 1 night
   Oceania Marina
  London, UK:England
At Sea
Newcastle, UK:England
Edinburgh,, UK:England
At Sea
Belfast, Ireland
At Sea
Dublin, Ireland
Holyhead, UK:Wales
Waterford, Ireland
Portland, UK:England
12 nights
 Millennium Gloucester Hotel
Type: Hotel
  Description: Guests staying at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel London Kensington have access to a range of facilities that will help to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable stay, including: 24 hour Concierge 24 hour room service Multilingual staff Theatre and tour reservations Laundry and dry cleaning services Foreign exchange Postal/parcel service Maid service Air conditioning Safety deposit boxes (available in rooms and at reception) Shoeshine and valet services Car rental Doctor on call Car park Wifi Wedding licence Disabled Access
  Contact info: 4-18 Harrington Gardens
London,  SW7 4LH UK:England
phone: +44 (0) 20 7373 6030
web: http://www.millenniumhotels.co.uk/millenniumgloucester/
  Room amenities: Tea and coffee making facilities, air conditioning, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, mini bar (chargeable and stocked on request), direct dial telephone.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: Subject to availability Contact Road Scholar Travel Services at 800-241-1404 or via email at travelinfo@roadscholar.org
  Check in time: 2:00 PM

 Oceania Marina
Type: Cruise Ship
  Description: Marina is a mid-size cruise ship capable of accommodating up to 1,258 passengers in 625 comfortable cabins.
  Ship Information: Year Built: 2011 Year Entered Present Fleet: 2011 Country of Registry: Marshall Islands Tonnage (GRT): 66,084 Guests: 1,258 Passenger Decks: 11 Number of Crew: 800 Officers' Nationality: European Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality: International
  Contact info: 8300 NW 33rd Street
Suite 308
Miami, FL 33101 USA
phone: 855-623-2642
web: www.oceaniacruises.com/ships/marina/default.aspx
  Room amenities: Cabin sizes and layout vary based on ship category. Room amenities include toiletries, hair dryer, mini bar/refrigerator, nightly turn down service, private safe, television, and direct dial phone.
  Facility amenities: Restaurants, café/coffee bar, card room, casino, classes and workshops, show lounge, beauty salon, business services, butler service, concierge desk, culinary arts center, dry cleaning/laundry, duty-free shops, elevators, infirmary/medical center, fitness center, fitness instruction and/or group fitness classes, full service spa, heated pool, jogging track, massage room, outdoor swimming pool(s), shuffleboard, yoga classes, and 24-hour room service. Wireless Internet service is available throughout the ship for an additional cost. All suites include a wireless laptop for guests' convenience. Designated smoking areas are available on Deck 9, the forward starboard corner of the Pool Deck, and Deck 10, in the aft. port corner of Horizons. Smoking is expressly forbidden in all staterooms and suites, on verandas, or in any areas of the ship other than officially designated smoking areas.
  Smoking allowed: Yes
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights after: N/A N/A


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
4:00 pm at the hotel. You will be staying at Millennium Gloucester Hotel that night.
  End of Program:
After breakfast. You will be staying at Oceania Marina the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required. Ship Guest Registration Form is required and must be submitted to Oceania Cruises at least 90 days prior to program start. This document is included at the end of this packet and may also be completed online at www.oceaniacruises.com/grf.
  Parking availability:
Parking is not applicable.
Transportation (For Independent Travelers)
To Start of Program
  Location:  London
  Transportation to site: Transfers to and from the airport on the first and last days of the program are included in the program cost for participants who arranged their air through Road Scholar. TRANSFER INSTRUCTIONS Upon arrival please locate the "Hotel by Bus" Customer Service Desk (see below for instructions and refer to the map at the back of the packet). When you arrive at the desk, identify yourself as traveling with Road Scholar, provide your name and flight number, and clarify that Road Scholar has booked a private transfer for you to the Millennium Gloucester Hotel. Terminal 1 The Hotel By Bus Customer Service Desk is located in the International Arrivals Hall. If you are coming from a UK domestic flight, follow the signage and escalator to the International Arrivals Hall. Terminal 3 The Hotel By Bus Customer Service Desk is located as you enter the Arrivals Hall from the Customs Hall. Heathrow Terminal 4 The Hotel By Bus Customer Service Desk desk is located at Bus Stop 11 just outside the arrivals hall. Heathrow Terminal 5 The Hotel By Bus Customer Service Desk is located to your right as you come through International Arrivals, adjacent to the car hire desks (if you arrive from a UK domestic flight, please carry straight on past March & Spencer store and the BAA Information Desk). All times are approximate and may vary slightly depending of traffic and weather conditions. If you require Hotelbybus’s assistance please Call 00 44 (0) 845 850 1900
  From End of Program
  Location:  Southampton
  Transportation from site: Transfers to and from the airport on the first and last days of the program are included for participants who arranged their air through Road Scholar.
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.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Overnight Flight from USA
(Sunday, July 19)
   
 In Transit: Overnight flight from USA.

Day 2: Arrivals London
(Monday, July 20)
   
 Morning: Arrivals and airport transfers.
 Lunch: On own.
 Afternoon: Welcome orientation at 4:00 pm at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel.
 Dinner: Welcome dinner at the hotel.
   
Accommodations: Millennium Gloucester Hotel
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 3: London/transfer to Southampton/Embarkation
(Tuesday, July 21)

Note: Most evenings aboard the ship there will be a brief post dinner briefing about the following day's schedule. Each night aboard the ship you will be free to enjoy one of the many activities including: live performances, movies, live music, ship library and spa.



   
 Breakfast: At the hotel.
 Morning: Field trip to Hampton Court Palace built for Cardinal Wolsey but handed over to Henry VIII who extended it as did William and Mary through Sir Christopher Wren. Tudor turrets and the Great Hall sit alongside Wren's Classical State Apartments surrounded by Wren's formal baroque landscape.
 Lunch: In a local restaurant.
 Afternoon: Transfer to Southampton for embarkation.
 Dinner: Enjoy a wide array of culinary choices during tonight's Welcome Dinner aboard the ship.
   
Accommodations: Oceania Marina
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Cruising the North Sea
(Wednesday, July 22)
   
 Breakfast: Aboard the ship.
 Morning: Enjoy a morning at leisure to explore the ship and its many amenities. Visit the library, listen to music in a lounge or relax on a sun deck.
 Lunch: Aboard the ship.
 Afternoon: Afternoon lecture from your Group Leader about the upcoming ports of call in England and Scotland. This is followed by an exclusive Road Scholar cocktail party.
 Dinner: Aboard the ship.
   
Accommodations: Oceania Marina
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Newcastle, United Kingdom
(Thursday, July 23)
   
 Breakfast: Aboard the ship.
 Morning: A delightful blend of ancient and modern, Newcastle is one of the liveliest cities in northern England. Originally built in the 11th century, the Castle Keep was the “new castle” for which the city is named. Stroll along the River Tyne and marvel at the different bridges that have transformed the face of the city. Learn about the history of Newcastle at the Great North Museum.
 Lunch: Sample English regional cuisine in a local restaurant.
 Afternoon: Free afternoon to explore Newcastle on your own. Your group leader will provide you with some possible sites to explore.
 Dinner: Aboard the ship.
   
Accommodations: Oceania Marina
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Edinburgh (South Queensferry), United Kingdom
(Friday, July 24)
   
 Breakfast: Aboard the ship.
 Morning: Take a panoramic city exploration of Edinburgh including: Old Town area (the Royal Mile, Greyfriar’s Bobby and Grassmarket); New Town area (Princes Street, Charlotte Square, St. Andrew’s Square and Heriott Row); Holyrood Palace and Edinburgh Castle.
 Lunch: Sample Scottish regional cuisine in a local restaurant.
 Afternoon: Your group exploration of Edinburgh continues in the afternoon. Enjoy seeing marvelous Georgian and Victorian architecture and impressive Edinburgh Castle, high on its volcanic crag with a fabulous view.
 Dinner: Aboard the ship.
   
Accommodations: Oceania Marina
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Cruising the North Sea.
(Saturday, July 25)
   
 Breakfast: Aboard the ship.
 Morning: Enjoy a morning at leisure to explore the ship and its many amenities. Visit the library, listen to music in a lounge or relax on a sun deck.
 Lunch: Lunch aboard the ship.
 Afternoon: Afternoon lecture from your Group Leader about the upcoming ports of call in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Learn about how history has shaped the contemporary relations between these two countries and cultures.
 Dinner: Aboard the ship.
   
Accommodations: Oceania Marina
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Belfast
(Sunday, July 26)
   
 Breakfast: Aboard the ship.
 Morning: This morning, we transfer to the city center. En route, learn about the rich legacy of the Harland and Wolff shipbuilders where the "Titanic" was built. You will stop at Belfast's Jurys Inn for an illustrated lecture on "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. Depart by Belfast's taxi cabs to 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: During lunch, meet with a member of the Sinn Fein political party and former Lord Mayor of Belfast Tom Hartley. During this Q&A session, learn about life as a politician during The Troubles.
 Afternoon: Free time to explore Belfast. Your group leader will provide you with some possible sites to explore.
 Dinner: Aboard the ship.
 Evening: The ship will remain in Belfast until the late evening. Enjoy the late summer sun of the British Isles with a stroll in the city or a relaxing view from the ship.
   
Accommodations: Oceania Marina
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: Glasgow
(Monday, July 27)
   
 Breakfast: Aboard the ship.
 Morning: Offering some of the finest Victorian architecture in the UK, Glasgow is a major center of commerce and culture. Glasgow Cathedral is one of the only cathedrals in Scotland to have survived the Reformation in tact and houses a celebrated collection of stained glass windows.
 Lunch: Sample some regional cuisine and Scotland's famous single malt whiskeys during lunch on your own. Or return to the ship for lunch.
 Afternoon: Free time to explore Glasgow. Your group leader will provide you with some possible sites to explore.
 Dinner: Aboard the ship.
   
Accommodations: Oceania Marina
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10: Liverpool
(Tuesday, July 28)
   
 Breakfast: Aboard the ship.
 Morning: A wealthy port city since the 19th century, Liverpool is noted for its rich architectural heritage, diverse communities and innovative infrastructure, as well as being the birthplace of The Beatles. Learn about the history of the city as one of the world’s greatest seaports at The Merseyside Maritime Museum.
 Lunch: Aboard the ship.
 Afternoon: Free time to explore Liverpool. Your group leader will provide you with some possible sites to explore.
 Dinner: Aboard the ship.
   
Accommodations: Oceania Marina
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11: Dublin, Ireland
(Wednesday, July 29)
   
 Breakfast: Aboard the ship.
 Morning: Disembark for a guided field trip of the city of Dublin, which includes a visit to St. Patrick's Cathedral.
 Lunch: Enjoy lunch in a real Irish 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 & airs!
 Afternoon: 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 the 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.
 Dinner: Aboard the ship.
 Evening: The ship will remain in Dublin until the late evening. Enjoy the late summer sun with a stroll in the city or a relaxing view from the ship.
   
Accommodations: Oceania Marina
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12: Holyhead, United Kingdom
(Thursday, July 30)
   
 Breakfast: Aboard the ship.
 Morning: One of the busier ports on the Irish Sea, Holyhead has long been a hub for transit between Great Britain and Ireland. Enjoy the beautiful Welsh countryside with its charming towns and farms and visit the imposing Caernarfon Castle begun by Edward I in 1283. This mighty fortress was a residence and seat of government as well as a military stronghold. The current Prince of Wales received his title here in 1969.
 Lunch: Aboard the ship.
 Afternoon: Free time to explore Holyhead. Your group leader will provide you with some possible sites to explore.
 Dinner: Aboard the ship.
   
Accommodations: Oceania Marina
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13: Waterford, Ireland
(Friday, July 31)
   
 Breakfast: Aboard the ship.
 Morning: Take a guided walk through this 1,100-year-old Viking town and admire Rodney's Tower, still in use, and see the exquisite treasures in the museum. Visit the Waterford Crystal Centre, where you can see how the artisans cut their famous designs.
 Lunch: Aboard the ship.
 Afternoon: Free time to explore Waterford. Your group leader will provide you with some possible sites to explore.
 Dinner: Aboard the ship.
   
Accommodations: Oceania Marina
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14: Portland, United Kingdom
(Saturday, August 1)
   
 Breakfast: Aboard the ship.
 Morning: After disembarktion, we leave Portland and head to the village of Wool. We proceed to the town of Dorchester, a Roman town, where we will visit The Dorset County Museum, which offers more of the Thomas Hardy connections, Roman connections and Jurassic Coast information.
 Lunch: In a local restaurant.
 Afternoon: After lunch we head west along the Jurassic Coast to Lyme Regis with its wonderful harbour, Jurassic Coast and literary connections. We will walk along the seaside to the Cobb which Jane Austin used in her novel "Persuasion," where we will admire the wonderful view. We return to Portland along the Jurassic Coast, via Abbotsbury, with its thatched cottages, and back on the Isle of Portland. Drive around Portland looking into quarries where the famous Portland Stone has been quarried for 2,000 years. Visit Portland Bill and its lighthouse for views of the infamous Prisons on the Island.
 Dinner: Aboard the ship.
 Evening: A brief recap of the program will follow dinner. Prepare for your journey home tomorrow.
   
Accommodations: Oceania Marina
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15: Southampton/London/Departures
(Sunday, August 2)
   
 Breakfast: Aboard the ship.
 Morning: The ship arrives in Southampton at 6:00AM and disembarkation will begin later this morning. Disembark/transfer to the airport for flights to the US.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast
Important information about your itinerary: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information featured on this website. Itineraries are based on our best information at this time. Circumstances beyond our control may require us to adjust itineraries or other details. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. Information will be sent to you from your Program Provider approximately three weeks prior to the program start date. 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.

Suggested Reading List


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Eyewitness Guide Ireland


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For the Love of Ireland


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Great Britain and Ireland Map


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How the Irish Saved Civilization


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The Aran Islands


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The British Isles, A History of Four Nations


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The Oxford Illustrated History of Ireland


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The Penguin Illustrated History of Britain and Ireland, From Earliest Times to the Present Day


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