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Ireland/Scotland/England

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
Length
12 days
Starts at
4,499
Special Offer
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Flights start at
FREE
Ireland/Scotland/England

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.
Length
12 days
Starts at
4,499
Special Offer
Click on Dates & Prices below to see special offer details.
Flights start at
FREE
Program No. 23515 RJ
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A cabin featuring a verandah, or balcony, that allows you to step outside without going to a public deck.

Jul 17 - Jul 28, 2022
Ship Inside 4,599
Ship Outside 5,199
Ship Balcony 7,099
Special Offer

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

Aug 6 - Aug 17, 2022
Ship Inside 4,499
Ship Outside 5,099
Ship Balcony 6,999
Special Offer

OFFER EXTENDED: Enroll by July 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 Ship Outside Ship Balcony
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Accommodation Details

A cabin with no window, porthole or balcony.

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Accommodation Details

A cabin with a window or porthole to view the outside.

A representative picture of a cabin in this category.
Accommodation Details

A cabin featuring a verandah, or balcony, that allows you to step outside without going to a public deck.

Jul 17 - Jul 28, 2022
Ship Inside 5,599
Ship Outside 6,199
Ship Balcony 8,599
Special Offer

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

Aug 6 - Aug 17, 2022
Ship Inside 5,499
Ship Outside 6,099
Ship Balcony 8,499
Special Offer

OFFER EXTENDED: Enroll by July 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

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!
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.
Featured Expert
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Caroline Holmes
Caroline Holmes is a garden historian of ancient, modern and contemporary places, people and plants who sifts humor from humus worldwide. She is an award-winning, international lecturer in the warmth and comfort of halls and houses as well as leading groups through inspiring sites and gardens worldwide. Caroline is a renowned author, broadcaster and consultant designer specializing in the people and plants that have historically shaped landscapes.

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

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Caroline Holmes is a garden historian of ancient, modern and contemporary places, people and plants who sifts humor from humus worldwide. She is an award-winning, international lecturer in the warmth and comfort of halls and houses as well as leading groups through inspiring sites and gardens worldwide. Caroline is a renowned author, broadcaster and consultant designer specializing in the people and plants that have historically shaped landscapes.
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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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David Holmes is a collector, restorer and bookbinder with an enthusiasm for unconsidered trifles. In his spare time he has spent the last 35 years restoring his and Caroline's 15th-century cottage balancing authenticity in true arts and crafts spirit with the needs of modernity. In his quest for antiques, tools and artifacts he has trawled tips and car boot sales as well as high end Fine Art Auctions and specialist dealers. His demonstrations discuss the intricacies of book binding, dovetailing oak and trimming hedges.
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Alan O’Cain studied history at Lancaster University, specializing in the development of Western science, art and philosophy, and received a Master’s in education. He is now a professional artist and poet, delivering public talks and performances. Alan has been involved in creative collaborations with Glyndebourne Opera and the Royal Shakespeare Company and produced art and poetry in-residence in a number of historical and international venues, including the preserved studio of Norwegian artist Edvard Munch and the former prison cell of Austrian artist Egon Schiele.
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.
Divorced, Beheaded, Died: The History of Britain's Kings and Queens in Bite-sized Chunks
by Kevin Flude
The Scottish Nation: 1700-2000
by T.M. Devine
The Edinburgh Literary Companion
by Andrew Lownie
Ireland in the 20th Century
by Tim Pat Coogan
Watching the English
by Kate Fox
The Making of the British Landscape: How We Have Transformed the Land, from Prehistory to Today
by Francis Pryor
London: The Biography
by Peter Ackroyd
The English Garden: A Social History
by Charles Quest-Ritson
A History of the British Isles: Prehistory to the Present
by Kenneth L Campbell
Scottish Highlanders: A People and their Place
by James Hunter
Hudson's Historic Houses, Gardens, Castles & Heritage Sites
by Hudson's Media
London: A History in Maps
by Peter Barber
Scotland: The Story of a Nation
by Magnus Magnusson
Ireland 1912-1985
by J.J. Lee
The Isles: A History
by Norman Davies
7 Days in Dublin: Everything to See and Do
by Shane Kennedy





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