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
11 days
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4.94 Average

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!


Great trip so glad I did it.


Our visit to Ireland "at a slower pace" was a true delight, an excellent mixture of information, fellowship and not-too-strenuous exercise. Would recommend it for anyone, especially those interested in learning without being totally exhausted and muscle-sore at the end of the day!


My Road Scholar's Ireland at a Slower Pace: Countryside & Culture, Galway to Dublin was interesting and thoroughly enjoyable! I heartily recommend this program to anyone seeking to discover and understand the people, culture, history, music, literature and landscape of Ireland and her contribution to the world.


Very informative trip about Ireland. Our guide played lots of Irish music on the bus and arranged for Irish musicians to play for us twice during the program.


This trip was a nice combination of group learning/seeing activities and free time. Coach travel was broken up so I never felt like I was spending too much time on the bus. The group leader was stellar.


Well over sixty years on the planet and we finally got to see Ireland together. Road Scholar, EIL, our group leader Alan Ralph and the new friends made in our group all combined to make it one of the most memorable experiences of our lives.


If you are interested in a program that is moderate in both length and physicality, includes a nice mixture of programmed activities and free time as well as city and countryside experiences, this is definitely one to look into. Lovely experiences at a great value!


Well thought out program, very nice mix of beautiful gardens and scenery and some cultural and historical events. Particularly enjoyed the several music sessions. Our guide Alan was phenomenal, and the guides we had for our daily adventures were also very good, especially Marie at the Burren.


If you ever had a dream to travel to Ireland, this trip would be perfect for you. It was fun, educational and stimulating. Our guide was perfect. This was our first trip with Road Scholar, and we have already signed up for another one. It is the easiest way to travel with fun and active fellow learners!


my trip was wonderful. I enjoyed every minute. Our guide, Stephen Delaney was funny, very knowledgeable and just overall great. I would take a trip with him as a guide anytime. He was patient with some of the more difficult travelers.

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