Northern Ireland

The Best of Northern Ireland: Past, Present and Future

Unravel the complex story of Northern Ireland as you meet its people, learn its history, explore its monuments and discover the exciting transformation of this vibrant region.
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Program No. 22092RJ
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I thoroughly enjoyed this program. The speakers were outstanding and the group was congenial. There was sufficient free time to explore each city. The lunches included left a lot to be desired. You may want to bring some snacks or peanut butter!!


A unique opportunity to visit Northern Ireland and understand it's history and culture. You will not be disappointed with the variety of opportunities this trip offers. Three nights in Belfast and three nights in Derry with field trips to areas not included in the "southern" trips!


A very enjoyable and educational tour! Our guide, Richard, was warm, entertaining and accommodating. The itinerary afforded us enough time to really explore and absorb the essence of Northern Ireland.


I can highly recommend this North Ireland tour. Although I had been to the southern part of Ireland in the 1970's, this area was not recommended for tourists until recently due to "its Troubles". Its geology , history and people were outstanding. Not to be missed.


This trip provided me with many insights into the "Troubles" most Americans aren't aware of or taught in school. Very sobering and thought provoking. Not all gloom and doom though. Plenty of opportunity to see and do other things in this beautiful country with it's wonderful people.


This program is an interesting educational experience. It encompasses a part of the world that I really knew little about and educated me as to the strife and hardship of a divided island part of which became free of the United Kingdom and part of which is a divided country that remains. All points of view were presented well in a multi-faceted educational program.


An insightful, fun and fascinating experience. If you would like to expand your knowledge of Northern Ireland's powerful history, rich culture, and beautiful landscapes this is the trip for you. Our guide, Andrew Gibbons, was wonderful and our traveling companions were great. Elba and Cel, Ohio.


No trip to Ireland would be complete without a history of the murals, the telling of first hand experience of "The Troubles, and a visit to The International Wall of Peace. Thank you for providing that to us.


Our trip to Northern Ireland couldn't have been better. So much history, such beautiful scenery, such friendly people. Bob and Liz Oct. 2018


Geologic wonders, ancient tombs, lush countryside, and so much more. Truly a learning experience of the best kind for me. I did not expect to be so profoundly moved by the realities of Northern Ireland both in history and recent times, nor so positively challenged to consider how much 'my world' view and actions impact this country and culture. Aye, a trip of a lifetime for me.


After researching my Scots Irish ancestors for many years - all of whom immigrated well before the famine years - I deeply appreciated learning more about why they decided to make the difficult journey to a better life, while surrounded by the lovely Irish scenery.


I learned a lot about the place that my grandparents came from. The scenery is wonderful. The people that we encountered were very friendly. Northern Ireland is a wonderful place


For anyone with the available time, taking the Northern Ireland tour just before the Republic of Ireland tour, is something I would definitely recommend. You get a minor discount for linking the two tours together, but you will more than double your learning experience about Ireland's history. I was surprised to find Belfast such a clean and prosperous city. The Titanic museum experience was outstanding. I felt comfortable at all times, and learned a great deal about Northern Ireland history and the time of the "troubles."


Very interesting trip to a country (NI) I didn't know that much about from a political or historical view. Still a much divided society. Plus a beautiful country to enjoy. Very well done trip.


Great group of folks ! My third trip to Ireland and first experience of Northern Ireland. Enjoyed learning the history through the lives of locals. Highlights were Belfast's Titanic Museum, Black Taxi Ride, the picturesque City of Derry, and Giant's Causeway. Don't miss going out to the pubs for great beer and music and dancing !

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