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

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A cabin with no window, porthole or balcony.

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

OFFER EXTENDED: Enroll by Dec. 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 Dec. 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.
Featured Expert
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Giles Ramsay
Giles Ramsay is an independent theatre director and producer who specializes in creating new work with artists in developing countries. He is the Founding Director of the charity Developing Artists, a former Fellow of St. Chad’s College, Durham University and Course Leader in Theatre at The Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Giles has run theatre projects around the world, combining academic analysis with hands on experience to bring a unique insight to the world of the theatre.

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

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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.
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John Haywood studied history at the universities of Lancaster and Cambridge (UK), and Copenhagen (Denmark), earning a PhD in early medieval maritime history. After teaching medieval history at Lancaster University, he is now a historical writer with more than 20 books on a wide range of topics. John’s special interest is in the Vikings, currently writing a history of the Atlantic Ocean before Columbus. He lives in Lancaster with his Danish partner, Charlotte, a clinical researcher, and enjoys hiking, travel, cooking, folk music, and pubs.
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Giles Ramsay View biography
Giles Ramsay is an independent theatre director and producer who specializes in creating new work with artists in developing countries. He is the Founding Director of the charity Developing Artists, a former Fellow of St. Chad’s College, Durham University and Course Leader in Theatre at The Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Giles has run theatre projects around the world, combining academic analysis with hands on experience to bring a unique insight to the world of the theatre.
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.
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
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
London: The Biography
by Peter Ackroyd
The Making of the British Landscape: How We Have Transformed the Land, from Prehistory to Today
by Francis Pryor
Hudson's Historic Houses, Gardens, Castles & Heritage Sites
by Hudson's Media
Watching the English
by Kate Fox
Ireland in the 20th Century
by Tim Pat Coogan
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





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