Odyssey at Sea: President’s Voyage to Ireland & England
Thrill to the charms of Ireland and England as you learn about the legacy of this storied region on an epic adventure inspired by Road Scholar President James Moses.
Program No. 23514RJ
12 days
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At a Glance

Experience Falmouth standing sentry over the Fal River as it meets the English Channel. Learn about the WWII legacy of Portsmouth. Stand in awe of ancient Stonehenge. Soak in the spirit of festive Cork. Inspired by James Moses’ 40th anniversary at Road Scholar and his love of British history and Celtic culture, epic new adventure awaits aboard Road Scholar’s favorite ship, the Aegean Odyssey. Cap your discoveries on our first-ever floating campus by going ashore for two days on the cobblestone streets of Dublin. What's more, unlike most cruise ships that are briefly in port, you'll have overnight stays in many locations, giving you plenty of opportunity for deeper exploration. This inspired President’s Voyage is the best of England and Ireland, indeed!

Extend Your Adventure

This program offers an optional program extension.

Extension: Experience Local Life in London

Experience the iconic city of London at your own pace before your Odyssey at Sea adventure begins, complete with a stay at a centrally-located hotel.
Activity Level
Choose Your Pace
This program offers two activity levels to choose from on every departure date: one that has less walking and fewer stairs and another at a more active pace.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Kiss the Blarney Stone while in Cork and see if the gift of gab has been bestowed upon you!
  • Spend two days exploring the treasures of Dublin with a local expert, including Trinity College and St. Patrick's Cathedral.
  • Marvel at mysterious Stonehenge, Europe’s most famous prehistoric monument.
  • Sail exclusively with ship mates who are all Road Scholar participants, like-minded travelers who are as dedicated to learning as you are.

General Notes

We’ll have up to 350 Road Scholar participants on the ship, divided into groups of 35 for shore excursions. Please note roommate matching is available in categories F, H and L. Looking to extend your stay? This program has a pre-extension, "Extension: Experience Local Life in London" (#23618).
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Kevin J Tooher
A one-of-a-kind experience deserves a one-of-a-kind expert, and that’s exactly what you’ll find on this grandest of learning adventures. Accompanying you on your journey by private plane is Kevin Tooher, a lecturer at Hadlow College in England. An expert horticulturalist and Royal Horticultural Society judge, Kevin can be found giving speeches on a variety of garden-related topics around the UK. But before his interests turned green, Kevin was a Detective at New Scotland Yard for over 20 years, where he worked in Covert Operations, Counter Terrorism and Organized Crime Operations; this experience later landed him an advisor role on the famed British police drama 'The Sweeney’ for several years. Needless to say, you’re in excellent hands on this learning adventure of a lifetime.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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