22092
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.
Rating (4.88)
Program No. 22092RJ
Length
9 days
Starts at
2,149
Flights start at
675
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4.88 Average
Kay
(5)

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.

Grace
(5)

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.

Mary
(5)

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

William
(5)

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."

Ann
(5)

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.

Brenda
(4)

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 !

Linda
(5)

This was a wonderful trip at the best time of the year! I learned something new and met new friends. Thanks to all!

Ronald
(5)

Northern Ireland is a beautiful and charming area which has worked hard to put behind it the violence of the 60s-70s-80s-90s. It is well-worth a visit. The Road Scholar program provides excellent historical and political context to the area in an interesting and engaging manner, while providing tours of fun, interesting and beautiful venues. This was a fascinating learning experience in a beautiful and awe-inspiring landscape (after all, Game of Thrones is filmed in part in the wild surrounding countryside). I am so glad I took this tour and recommend it for both the content and the beauty. Slainte!

Susan
(5)

I loved this program. It provided a view of the issues in Northern Ireland that we have not gotten in our news sources..

Linda
(4)

This tour of Northern Ireland was highly enjoyable and informative about both the history of the famine and that of the Troubles, sad as those times were. The important parts of Belfast and Derry were accessible by foot so that free time could be appreciated. Trips to Donegal and Giants Causeway were impressively scenic thanks to our luck with the weather!

Anne
(5)

The Road Scholar tour of Northern Ireland was perfect. It satisfied my need for the sites, history and feel of Northern Ireland. Great speakers and a great balance of guided Vs free time. I highly recommend Road Scholar.

Hazel
(5)

This is the very best program to learn about Northern Ireland. I had a grand time.

Robert
(5)

An excellent learning experience!

Linda
(5)

Northern Ireland: Past, Present and Future is one of the best trips I have ever taken with Road Scholar. The group leader Charlie was friendly, knowledgeable, and most of all he had amazing enthusiasm for the history of his country. It was contagious-and a unique experience. There were outstanding field trips (Titanic Museum, Ulster American Folk) and unique experiences (the Black Taxi rides to the "murals", the burial mounds of Bru na Boinne). A great trip!

Patricia
(5)

My husband and I recently completed the Best of Northern Ireland tour. The country landscape, people, educational content and companions on the tour were excellent. Our guide, Alan, was a thoughtful and friendly leader. Along the way, we gathered a deepened understanding of our own Irish ancestry. I will long remember the living examples of hopeful persistence for a continued peace. Go raibh maith agat (Thank you).

Yvonne
(5)

This program gives participants a greater understanding of and sensitivity to the Irish way of life, it's history and dealing with the rest of the world. It is an invigorating experience.

Anne
(5)

We loved our tour of Northern Ireland!!! We would highly recommend it to everyone. You will learn so much and have a fabulously fun experience!!!






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