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England/Ireland

Odyssey at Sea: 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
Length
12 days
Starts at
4,599
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England/Ireland

Odyssey at Sea: 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.
Length
12 days
Starts at
4,599
Special Offer
Click on Dates & Prices below to see special offer details.
Flights start at
FREE
Program No. 23514 RJ
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Ship Inside
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A cabin with no window, porthole or balcony.
Ship Out
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A cabin with a window or porthole to view the outside.
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A cabin featuring a verandah, or balcony, that allows you to step outside without going to a public deck.
Jul 7 - Jul 18, 2022
Ship Inside 4,599
Ship Outside 5,199
Ship Balcony 7,099
Special Offer

Enroll by March 31, 2021 for free air from many cities! Airfare availability may vary by date. Ask about low-cost air from other cities.

DATES & PRICES

Ship Inside
Details
Accommodation Details
A cabin with no window, porthole or balcony.
Ship Out
Details
Accommodation Details
A cabin with a window or porthole to view the outside.
Ship Balc
Details
Accommodation Details
A cabin featuring a verandah, or balcony, that allows you to step outside without going to a public deck.
Jul 7 - Jul 18, 2022
Ship Inside 5,599
Ship Outside 6,199
Ship Balcony 8,599
Special Offer

Enroll by March 31, 2021 for free air from many cities! Airfare availability may vary by date. Ask about low-cost air from other cities.

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!
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, 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. 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. Looking to extend your stay? This program has a pre-extension, "Extension: Experience Local Life in London" (#23618).
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Stephen Delaney
Stephen Delaney is an expert on broadcasting in Ireland with a bachelor’s in English and history from University College Cork and a master’s in Ireland’s media history. Stephen is involved in active research including areas such as Irish film history, broadcasting, newspapers and Irish identity. He specializes in political cartoons of Ireland and Britain. Stephen continues to lecture at University College Cork on media history and is an outreach officer for the Dungarvan County Museum. Stephen has been a Road Scholar Group leader since 2006.

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

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Stephen Delaney View biography
Stephen Delaney is an expert on broadcasting in Ireland with a bachelor’s in English and history from University College Cork and a master’s in Ireland’s media history. Stephen is involved in active research including areas such as Irish film history, broadcasting, newspapers and Irish identity. He specializes in political cartoons of Ireland and Britain. Stephen continues to lecture at University College Cork on media history and is an outreach officer for the Dungarvan County Museum. Stephen has been a Road Scholar Group leader since 2006.
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Kevin A Tooher View biography
An expert horticulturalist and Royal Horticultural Society judge, Kevin Tooher 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 advisory role on the famed British police drama ‘The Sweeney’ for several years.
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Ireland 1912-1985
by J.J. Lee
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
London: A History in Maps
by Peter Barber
The English Garden. A Social History
by Charles Quest-Ritson
Hudson's Historic Houses, Gardens, Castles & Heritage Sites
by Hudson's Media
7 Days in Dublin: Everything to See and Do
by Shane Kennedy
London: The Biography
by Peter Ackroyd
The Command of the Ocean: A Naval History of Britain 1649-1815
by N.A.M. Rodger
Watching the English
by Kate Fox
Ireland in the 20th Century
by Tim Pat Coogan
The Isles: A History
by Norman Davies
The Geology of Cornwall
by E.B. Selwood, Eric M. Durrance, C.M. Bristow





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