Enchanting Ireland

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JUL. 12-24, 2022 $5,095
Dublin, Galway, Killarney, Kilkenny
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Enchanting Ireland

JUL. 12-24, 2022
Dublin, Galway, Killarney, Kilkenny

Ireland delights on this full yet well-paced 13-day tour, showcasing its many charms – old and new – to your small band of travelers. Beginning in Dublin, visit Trinity College, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and the haunts of Ireland’s beloved literary sons. Departing for Galway, see Clonmacnoise, a 6th-century monastic site. Journey through the legendary Connemara to beautiful Kylemore Abbey, then take an excursion to Inishmore, largest of the fabled Aran Islands. Travel along County Clare’s spectacular coastline, encountering the rugged Burren and the majestic Cliffs of Moher. Ferrying to County Kerry, tour charming Killarney and historic Muckross House. Experience the stunning Ring of Kerry, stopping for an Irish sheepdog demonstration. In Blarney, visit the famed Blarney Stone, then see the celebrated Rock of Cashel. After exploring Kilkenny, Ireland’s cultural capital, pay a final visit to Dublin. Savor the dramatic Antrim Coast and lively Belfast with an optional 4-day/3-night post-tour Northern Ireland extension.

Cost: $5,095
Odysseys Unlimited
Activity Level: Moderate Activity
COVID-19 Information:

Health and Safety Protocols

  • Odysseys Unlimited will waive the $200 per person penalty associated with tour deposits.
  • Each guest’s $500 deposit will be fully refundable up until the final payment due date: 95 days prior to tour departure.

UCLA Faculty on Tour

Professor Sharon Gerstel
Department of Art History
Sharon Gerstel is Director of the UCLA Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture and a specialist in Byzantine Art and Archaeology. Her most recent book focuses on village life in 13th-15th century Greece, combining approaches from art history, history, anthropology and archaeology to recover the voices and vistas of a largely invisible population. Gerstel regularly teaches courses on early medieval art and has a passion for the art and architecture of Ireland. For years she has traveled through Ireland, photographing its early medieval monasteries, particularly the churches and communities that mark the western islands. Her interest in island communities has led her to the study of local writers, including Tomás Ó Criomhthain, Peig Sayers and Muiris Ó Súilleabháin, but she is also well-versed in Ireland’s role in popular culture, particularly as a screening site for The Game of Thrones and The Force Awakens.

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How to Book

STEP 1
Download the tour Reservation Form here. This tour is booked quickly, so sign up early to reserve space.

STEP 2
Enclose a check or provide credit card information for $500 per person, per tour, as a deposit for the selected tour. Make check payable to Odysseys Unlimited. Deposits are provisional and fully refundable pending your acceptance of final brochure terms.

STEP 3
Mail completed reservation form and your deposit to:
UCLA Alumni Association
Attn: Alumni Travel
James West Alumni Center
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1397

A brochure will be mailed to you as soon as it is available.

Travel Insurance

We strongly recommend you purchase travel insurance to cover the possibility of trip cancellation or interruption, emergency medical evacuation, medical expenses and baggage loss incurred while traveling. All confirmed passengers will receive travel insurance information in your confirmation packet. It’s one of our many membership benefits! For information about travel insurance, visit alumni.ucla.edu/travel-insurance. Coverage for pre-existing medical conditions, terrorist incidents and travel supplier financial insolvencies will be provided if the insurance is purchased within 15 days of your trip deposit. Please read the insurance brochure carefully.