2020 NYS AUA 118th Annual Meeting

Agenda

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Group Arrival - Airport Meet & Greet

Check in at Hotel

Afternoon

Group Tour:  Walking and Tasting Tour in Edinburgh

Discover and experience the unique city of Edinburgh. Edinburgh deserves it's reputation as one of the most beautiful and compelling cities in the world. You will scratch just the surface by discovering the back streets, hidden courtyards and closes of the past. You will soon discover that there is much more to uncover.

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Evening

Welcome Reception in Pompadour

Enjoy an upscale menu at a palatial Victorian railway hotel with castle views.

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Monday, September 7, 2020

Morning

Breakfast - Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

Scientific Sessions

Spouse Tour Options:

Visit to the National Gallery & Portrait Gallery

The Scottish National Gallery displays some of the greatest art in the world, including masterpieces by Botticelli, Raphael, Titan, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Constable, amongst many others. The Scottish National Gallery comprises both the National Gallery Building and the Royal Scottish Academy Building. Both of these buildings, designed by William Henry Playfair, stand in the heart of Edinburgh.

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Bike Tour

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Tea Blending at Gladstone's Land

Just a stone's throw from the castle, this 500 year old building is a towering testament to tenement life in Edinburgh's Old Town. Gladstone's Land was one of the first buildings that the National Trust for Scotland acquired, rescuing it from demolition in 1934. Today, Gladstone's Land shows how the wealthy went about their lives at a time when the cramped Lawnmarket was at the heart of one of the fastest growing, influential cities in the world.

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Afternoon

Lunch on Own

Group Tour: Visit to Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle is one of the oldest fortified places in Europe. With a long rich history as a royal residence, military garrison, prison, and fortress, it is alive with many exciting tales. When you climb Castle Hill, you will walk in the footsteps of soldiers, kings and queens. Though parts of it remain in military use, the castle is now a world-famous visitor attraction. It's also an iconic part of the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh World Heritage Site.

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Evening

On the way back from the Edinburgh Castle, you will enjoy a three course meal and a Cailieh at The Hub; an iconic landmark on the Edinburgh skyline. The Hub towers over the Old Town in the heart of the festival city, and is set on the historic Royal Mile between Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Morning

Breakfast - Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian 

Scientific Sessions

Spouse Tour Options:

Cooking Class

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Bespoke Hat Making Class at the Royal Botanic Gardens

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Harry Potter Magical Guided Tour

Enjoy a Harry Potter themed walking tour across Edinburgh. See the city where JK Rowling found inspiration for the Hogwarts School of Magic, her famous characters, and discover the place where she wrote the books. Have your Harry Potter trivia tested with an audio-visual quiz, and earn points for your house.

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Afternoon

Lunch on Own

Evening

President's Reception at the Royal Yacht Britannia

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Wednesday, September 9, 2019

Morning

Breakfast - Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

Flight Departures to Dublin:

8:20am

9:30am

11:35am 

Afternoon Tour:

Palmerstown with BBQ Lunch and Gaelic Games

Palmerstown is an attractive old village above River Liffey where you will enjoy a guided tour of the grounds and a cocktail hour in the beautiful gardens.

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Evening

Dinner on Own

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Thursday, September 10, 2020

Morning

Breakfast - The Shelbourne

Scientific Sessions

Spouse Tour Options:

Spa Day at Cliff at Lyons

Relax and restore by spending the morning at The Well in the Garden and indulge in the wonderful spa packages specifically designed to leave you feeling revived and renewed. 

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The Well in the Garden is a luxury award-winning spa set in the beautifully restored Carriage House building.

The two-story building was caringly renovated to maintain the old-style elegance of the original structure, and includes three treatment rooms, a manicure/pedicure suite and a large relaxation space.

Mirroring the lush green countryside setting and botanically focused treatment menu, the interior features sophisticated floral patterns, encouraging guests to reconnect with nature and relax the body, mind and soul.

Reflecting the naturally sourced oils, salts and scrubs, our treatment offering was crafted to provide one-of-a-kind relaxing and nourishing experiences like Peat for the Feet, Hug of the Hands Massage and a Hot Towel Head & Scalp Ritual.

Treatments are paired with organic juices and smoothies by Cliff at Lyons chefs, produced on-site to nurture the body from the inside out.

Candle Making at Cliff at Lyons $240

Candle making  

This class will demonstrate how to make natural soy candles using beautiful glass containers or recycled tea cup sand quality soy wax to create environmentally - friendly vegan candles.

Participants can also decorate candles with dried flowers like German chamomile, French lavender, yellow Calendula etc.

Afternoon

Lunch on Own

Guinness Teelings & Tour of Christ Church Cathedral

Home to the great bells, Christ Church Cathedral maintains a tradition going back centuries. The cathedral's deployment of 19 bells, ranging in weight from a quarter of a ton to two and a quarter tons, represents a world record of numbers and bells available for full circle ringing.

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Evening

Dinner on Own

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Friday, September 11, 2020

Morning

Breakfast - The Shelbourne

Scientific Sessions

Spouse Tour Options:

Riverdance Musical

A private and intimate Theatrical show consisting of traditional Irish music and dance with a score composed by Bill Whelan set in Bewley’s Theatre Café in Dublin.

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Afternoon

Lunch on Own

Free Time

Evening

Farewell Gala Reception & Dinner at Powerscourt Estate

The first Viscount Powerscourt was keen to make his mark and assert his position as one of importance to society, so he set about transforming the medieval castle at Powerscourt into a grand mansion. The house contained some of the finest 18th century interiors in Ireland and was one of the country's most beautiful sites. Today, the Powerscourt House is home to the best of Irish design in gifts, clothes, and furniture and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Ireland.

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Saturday, September 12, 2019

Departures

Post Trip to Iceland

Please choose the following flight to arrive in Iceland:

FI 417 12SEP DUB/KEF 1215P  200P


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