Dates

May 30 to June 8, 2020

Starting Price

$7,895

Deposit per Person

$800

10 days
Land & Cruise
Gohagan & Co.
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Questions?

Call Alumni Travel at 855.764.0064

Trip Highlights

Experience the rich traditions, wild beauty and archaeological treasures of the British Isles and Northern France’s storied coastline throughout this unforgettable Celtic Lands voyage. During our specially designed itinerary, traverse the soul-stirring lands and seas of the influential Celts and discover first-hand their bold legacy, enshrined in Iron-Age duns, brochs and menhirs, and recalled in picturesque towns where poetry and songs date to the Bronze Age and Gaelic is widely spoken.

In commemoration of the anniversary of D-Day, visit the solemn shores of Normandy accompanied by David Eisenhower, grandson of General and President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Professor Eisenhower and Allen Packwood—an expert on British Prime Minister Winston Churchill—will join us for a portion of the cruise and share their exclusive insights on two of the most influential figures of the 20th century

Cruise the waters of the Irish and Celtic Seas and cross the English Channel. Enjoy the luxuries of the exclusively chartered, Five‑Star, small ship Le Boréal—featuring only 110 Suites and Staterooms. Call at ports inaccessible to larger vessels and visit the historic territories, villages, islands and breathtaking landscapes entwined with the treasures of Celtic heritage.

Discover Scotland’s seldom-visited Inner Hebridean Islands and admire the austere landscapes of the United Kingdom steeped in local lore and natural splendor. In North Wales, follow in the footsteps of medieval and modern-day princes and enjoy a privately arranged musical performance by the renowned Welsh Maelgwn Choir. In Dublin, Ireland, view treasures of Celtic heritage and revel in the lively delights of traditional Irish song and dance. Stroll amid the rare subtropical flora at the exquisite Tresco Abbey Gardens, the jewel of England’s unspoiled Isles of Scilly.

This extraordinary visit to the pivotal D‑Day beaches of Normandy and the beautiful Celtic Lands of the British Isles is an exclusive program that will sell out quickly. Make your reservations now, as space is limited!

 

Itinerary

Days 1 and 2

U.S./Glasgow, Scotland

Depart the U.S. for Glasgow. Upon arrival, embark the Five-Star Le Boréal. Enjoy dinner on board the ship Sunday evening.

Day 3

Kyle of Lochalsh

Enjoy sweeping views of the Black and Red Cuillin mountain ranges at Sligachan and the heather-woven hills and rocky shorelines of Sleat, the “Garden of Skye.” Visit the 13th-century Eilean Donan Castle, named for a sixth-century Irish saint. Magnificently sited at the entrance to Loch Duich, the castle was built in 1214 to defend against attack from the Danes. Today, the castle is home to a small museum that displays Jacobite relics.

This evening, attend the Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner.

Full Itinerary
Your Journey

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Dates

May 30 to June 8, 2020

Starting Price

$7,895

Deposit per Person

$800

10 days
Land & Cruise
Gohagan & Co.
Learn about Travel Insurance

Questions?

Call Alumni Travel at 855.764.0064