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Odyssey at Sea: Voyage to Ireland & England

Program No. 23514RJ
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.

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At a Glance

Experience Falmouth standing sentry over the Fal River as it meets the English Channel. Learn about the naval 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, adventure awaits at each new port aboard Road Scholar’s favorite ship, the Aegean Odyssey. Then, 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!

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Kiss the Blarney Stone while in Cork!
  • Spend two days exploring the treasures of Dublin with a local expert, including Trinity College and St. Patrick's Cathedral.
  • Marvel at Stonehenge, Europe’s most famous prehistoric monument.

General Notes

We’ll have up to 350 Road Scholar participants on the ship, divided into groups of 35 for shore excursions. For a full circumnavigation of the British Isles, see "Odyssey at Sea: President’s Voyage Around the British Isles" (23677). This voyage combines this program with "Odyssey at Sea: The Best of England, Ireland & Scotland" (23515) with two complimentary hotel overnights in Belfast.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Ireland in the 20th Century
by Tim Pat Coogan
The Isles: A History
by Norman Davies
Watching the English
by Kate Fox
Ireland 1912-1985
by J.J. Lee
The Command of the Ocean: A Naval History of Britain 1649-1815
by N.A.M. Rodger
Hudson's Historic Houses, Gardens, Castles & Heritage Sites
by Hudson's Media
7 Days in Dublin: Everything to See and Do
by Shane Kennedy
The Geology of Cornwall
by E.B. Selwood, Eric M. Durrance, C.M. Bristow
The Making of the British Landscape: How We Have Transformed the Land, from Prehistory to Today
by Francis Pryor
Britain's Heritage Coast: The Jurassic Coast
by Paul Harris
A History of the British Isles: Prehistory to the Present
by Kenneth L Campbell
The Great Gardens of Cornwall: The People and Their Plants
by Tim Hubbard
Ireland: The Emerald Isle and Its People
by Mark Morris and Anthony Cassidy
Divorced, Beheaded, Died: The History of Britain's Kings and Queens in Bite-sized Chunks
by Kevin Flude

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