Odyssey at Sea: President’s Voyage Around the British Isles

Welcome aboard our premiere floating campus for an exceptional exploration of Great Britain and Ireland inspired by Road Scholar President James Moses.
Program No. 23677RJ
22 days
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At a Glance

Cast off on an extraordinary learning adventure inspired by James Moses’ 40th anniversary at Road Scholar and his love of British history and Celtic culture. We’ve combined our 12-day “President’s Voyage to Ireland & England” with “Best of England, Ireland & Scotland” and added two days of expert-led discovery in Northern Ireland for the ultimate exploration of Great Britain and Ireland. From the regal coastlines of England to the infectious character of Ireland to the sweeping wilderness of Scotland, this journey is an exceptional educational deep-dive into this storied region. Make history with us on board our premier floating campus when you set sail on this inspired President’s Voyage.

Extend Your Adventure

This program offers an optional program extension.

Extension: Experience Local Life in London

Experience the iconic city of London at your own pace before your Odyssey at Sea adventure begins, complete with a stay at a centrally-located hotel.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
This program offers two Activity Levels to choose from: one that has less walking and fewer stairs and another at a more active pace.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Enjoy two complimentary hotel overnights in Belfast mid-voyage, complete with small-group field trips in Northern Ireland— a bonus excursion not found on either of the base programs!
  • Go ashore in England to experience prehistoric Stonehenge on the Salisbury Plain and, nearby, the 13th-century, Gothic-style Salisbury Cathedral, boasting the tallest church spire in England.
  • Soak up the jaunty warmth of the locals in Dublin and learn about the rich history of three city icons during explorations of Trinity College, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Dublin Castle.
  • Sail exclusively with ship mates who are all Road Scholar participants, like-minded travelers who are 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? Continue your learning adventure in London on our four-day extensions. Both programs offer the same content, with a choice of continuing before or after your Odyssey at Sea. "Extension: Experience Local Life in London" (#23618), shown above, is offered before you embark your Odyssey at Sea adventure. "Extension: Experience London Like a Local" (#23619) is offered after your Odyssey at Sea adventure concludes.
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David Holmes
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.

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

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Caroline Holmes
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