Odyssey at Sea: The Best of England, Ireland & Scotland

Aboard Road Scholar’s new floating campus, set out on an inspired adventure that highlights the heritage behind the rolling hills of Ireland, Scotland and England.
Program No. 23515RJ
12 days
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At a Glance

Cast off on an epic adventure aboard our first-ever floating campus! Begin your monumental journey to the green gems of the British Isles in Dublin, where locals’ warmth is omnipresent. On board our favorite ship, the Aegean Odyssey, sail to Kirkwall to experience its ancient Scottish treasures and make your way along the craggy coastline to discover the proud heritage of England. 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. Make history with us — and make friendships on board ship and on land!

Extend Your Adventure

This program offers an optional program extension.

Extension: Experience London Like a Local

Experience the iconic city of London at your own pace after your Odyssey at Sea adventure, 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 ...

  • Spend two days exploring the treasures of Dublin with a local expert, including Trinity College and St. Patrick's Cathedral.
  • Encounter serene lochs and imposing castles in the Scottish Highlands.
  • Experience the tranquility of the Scottish Highlands on expert-led visits to the banks of Loch Lomond and Stirling Castle.
  • 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. Looking to extend your stay? This program has a post-extension, "Extension: Experience London Like a Local" (#23619).
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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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