NORTHERN IRELAND IN DUAL NARRATIVE

Global Leader in Socially Conscious Travel.

Join us for an in-depth look at Ireland in dual narrative, with one unionist and one nationalist guide.

MEJDI Exclusive Socially Conscious Experiences:

● Explore the seeds of the conflict and the role of religion and politics in a divided space.

● Sit down with a historian in Belfast Castle for a discussion about the Plantation of Ulster and the history of the Troubles.

● Tour the Peace Walls from the Nationalist & Unionist sides of the divide and hear political narratives from both perspectives.

● Meet with journalists to learn about current affairs in Northern Ireland.

● Tour the Skainos Project, a $30 million post-conflict community regeneration initiative & shared space urban village featuring economic, religious, environmental, and social justice enterprises and learn how its inhabitants are sharing space peacefully in a contested neighborhood.

● Talk to a local organization that has been working toward Catholic-Protestant reconciliation.

● Visit city hall in Belfast and learn about the current political structure today from two city councilors from different traditions.

● Learn about Northern Ireland’s economy and the efforts for joint ventures with Catholics and Protestants in the city of Derry.

● Explore the Unionist narrative in Derry, a city that defines itself primarily as Catholic and Nationalist.

● Discuss conflict resolution, the role of memory, the power of language, and the complexity of Brexit.

● Enjoy an evening of traditional Irish music and storytelling with locals at a traditional Irish pub.

Check out the detailed tour itinerary (also located at the bottom of this page).

Check out a four minute TED talk by the founder of MEJDI in which he outlines the history and philosophy behind the company.

Our trained guide-facilitators will help open a conversation, answer difficult questions, model friendship through respectful dialogue and disagreement, and give travelers an opportunity to encounter new voices and perspectives.

Check out the detailed tour itinerary (also located at the bottom of this page).

Check out a four minute TED talk by the founder of MEJDI in which he outlines the history and philosophy behind the company.

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TRIP INCLUDES
6 nights’ accommodation at the following hotels or similar (double occupancy): The Merchant Hotel Belfast, Bishop’s Gate Hotel Derry
1 local unionist & 1 local nationalist guide for 5 days
7 days of private transportation, including arrival and departure airport transfers
Meals listed in the itinerary: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
Entrances, sites, and honorariums for speakers
Customary tips for drivers, guides, and hotel staff
US-based travelers service representatives
Interested but not ready to deposit? Click the “Request Info” we can keep you updated on the tour status.
TRIP DOES NOT INCLUDE
International Airfare
Travel Insurance-HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Single Supplement - $1,150
Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
Anything not explicitly mentioned in the included section

All the trips we take are educational and geared towards cultural immersion, and that’s true of MEJDI. But none are so first hand and intentionally personal as the MEJDI tour guides are.

You come away hopeful because the tour guides can have such different backgrounds and experiences and opinions and still respect each other, And, they introduce you to groups that are working to spread that throughout the world.

Kim

Happy Customer
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Travel insurance is highly recommended. In addition, we recommend purchasing a Cancel for Any Reason (CFAR) travel insurance policy which allows you to cancel your trip prior to travel and receive a percentage of the non-refundable trip costs. The timeframe for you to purchase a CFAR policy is important to note and varies based on insurance provider. In some cases policies need to be purchased 20 days after the date of deposit. Here are a few that we work with, please click the link for more information and a quote:

● IMG Travel Insurance

● RoamRight

● Yonder Travel (insurance search site for comparison of all policies available)

Do not book your flight until you receive the tour confirmation email from us. This tour requires a minimum number of travelers to run and we will send out the tour confirmation (and update this note on the webpage) as soon as we have met that number.

PRICING

14+ Paying Participants – $3,850 Per Person

12-13 Paying Participants – $4,050 Per Person

10-11 Paying Participants – $4,335 Per Person