Ireland at a Slower Pace: Countryside & Culture, Galway to Dublin

Experience Ireland’s cities, villages, farms and nature, and interact with her people as you journey at a leisurely pace from the rural West through County Kerry and on to Dublin.
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Program No. 22586RJ
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Excellent! A great guide who took fine care in every way. Itinerary was long on bus rides some days.


A terrific program with a wonderful Program Guide (Sinead). If you want to experience the land and diversity of Ireland then go on this Road Scholar trip.


This program combines a substantial view of rural country side, small towns and villages and the big city of Dublin. We experienced 10 of the 26 counties of the Republic of Ireland. The trip left a yearning to return once or twice to experience the remainder.

Mary Lou

My husband and I are delighted that we decided to try a Road Scholar trip. Not only was the tour engaging, but all of the advance info and prep was extremely helpful.


I Will Be Doing Another RS Tour Next Summer!!! Way To Go Y'All!!!


This trip was a wonderful way to introduce an individual to beautiful Ireland. The group leader, local experts, food, accommodations, transportation, and site visits were exceptional. I had high expectations about the trip and those expectations were truly exceeded. Thank you for all the fantastic memories.

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I had little to no trouble navigating the Road Scholar web site. Even my wife who hates computers and web sites could navigate it without too much grief.


"Ireland at a Slower Pace" was truly remarkable. I learned so much about Ireland and its history. Kinsale and the food tour, Cliffs of Mohre and the exhibition therin, Coole and Bunratty and The gardens at Blarney added so much to the experience. the Queentown Story exhibition is not to be missed. The comraderie just happened spontaneously, a welcome feature.. . Made a couple of friends (Moi !) And our leader was excellent, going above and beyond to help the participants. - Just Go !


Ireland's history offers so much more variety than I expected, particularly the Atlantic connections. Fascinating.


A visit to Ireland is a "must" and is delightful. The land is beautiful and filled with history and interesting sights of today's life there and the life of the past. Irish people are welcoming, helpful, and approachable. They clearly love their country and want visitors to love it as well.


The variety of educational experiences and sights visited was excellent! Ireland should be on everyone's "must see" list.


This tour was an excellent way to visit parts of a country I've never traveled before. I learned a great deal of Irish history of relevance to our experience of the Irish Diaspora in the USA. Because this tour catered to people of limited mobility, it was thoughtfully paced and still permitted some opportunities for participants to be more physically active if desired. It is not a tour for people who dislike prolonged sedentary activity. It was led by a young woman with an archeology background and who provided excellent, illuminating commentary. There was otherwise a paucity of formal academic presentations. The accommodations were excellent.


Ireland at a Slower Pace more than met my expectations. I learned so much about Ireland and its history and this makes me want to explore it more as well as other places around the world. The comraderie just added to the experience.


Our trip to Ireland was full of variety. Each day had a different emphasis: art, history, literature, food tasting, castles, cliffs and nature.


I've been dreaming of a trip to Ireland all my life. Once I decided it was time, Road Scholar had the perfect itinerary. There were no extra costs, and they took care of everything. All I had to do was show up for the trip of a lifetime -- it was easy!

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