Tour Number: 1428130WT
Group Leader's Name: Emily Jones
Departure Date: 5/26/2014
Return Dates: 6/3/2014
Departure Gateway: St. Louis
9 days
A travel-intensive tour through the history of the British Isles

In the British Isles, the bindings of culture and history are as strong as King Arthur’s sword.

As you zip across the landscapes that knights spent centuries battling for, it all comes into focus. Try not to blink as you see where ties were broken and kingdoms were defended. English works everywhere you go, but your jam-packed adventure will leave you fluent in everything British Isles.
The British Isles England Ireland and Wales tour map
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Ireland

  • Day 2: Shannon + Killarney

    Arrive in Shannon

    Travel to Killarney

  • Day 3: Killarney

    Take an excursion to the Ring of Kerry

    Visit the Bog Village Museum

  • Day 4: County Kerry + Dublin

    Travel to Blarney

    Visit Blarney Castle

    See the Rock of Cashel

    Continue on to Dublin

    Enjoy a Guinness stew dinner

  • Day 5: Dublin

    Take a guided tour of Dublin:

    • Phoenix Park
    • Georgian squares

    See the Book of Kells at Trinity College

    Visit St. Patrick’s Cathedral

  • Day 6: Dublin + North Wales

    Take a ferry from Dublin to Holyhead

    Visit a Welsh castle

    Travel through Snowdonia

  • Day 7: Stratford + Oxford + London

    Take a tour of Stratford

    Visit Anne Hathaway's cottage

    Visit Shakespeare's birthplace

    Travel to Oxford

    Take a tour of Oxford

    Travel to London

  • Day 8: London

    Take a guided tour of London:

    • Big Ben and Houses of Parliament
    • Piccadilly Circus
    • St. Paul’s Cathedral
    • Westminster Abbey
    • Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace (if scheduled)
    Add this in-depth excursion
    Windsor Castle

    Windsor Castle

    Sometimes you just need 13 acres of castles, towers and gardens to really unwind—or at least you do if you're a member of the royal family. Wander onto this tremendous retreat favored by the Royal Family for the afternoon, and explore what is essentially a small town. Behind the walls of its exquisite architecture you’ll find treasures that date back to its origins in 1070—from original Da Vinci sketches to the royal remains of monarchs past.

    Enjoy a fish and chips dinner

  • Day 9: Depart for home

  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Ireland

  • Day 2: Shannon + Killarney

    Arrive in Shannon

    Travel to Killarney

  • Day 3: Killarney

    Take an excursion to the Ring of Kerry

    Visit the Bog Village Museum

  • Day 4: County Kerry + Dublin

    Travel to Blarney

    Visit Blarney Castle

    See the Rock of Cashel

    Continue on to Dublin

    Enjoy a Guinness stew dinner

  • Day 5: Dublin

    Take a guided tour of Dublin:

    • Phoenix Park
    • Georgian squares

    See the Book of Kells at Trinity College

    Visit St. Patrick’s Cathedral

  • Day 6: Dublin + North Wales

    Take a ferry from Dublin to Holyhead

    Visit a Welsh castle

    Travel through Snowdonia

  • Day 7: Stratford + Oxford + London

    Take a tour of Stratford

    Visit Anne Hathaway's cottage

    Visit Shakespeare's birthplace

    Travel to Oxford

    Take a tour of Oxford

    Travel to London

  • Day 8: London

    Take a guided tour of London:

    • Big Ben and Houses of Parliament
    • Piccadilly Circus
    • St. Paul’s Cathedral
    • Westminster Abbey
    • Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace (if scheduled)
    Add this in-depth excursion
    Windsor Castle

    Windsor Castle

    Sometimes you just need 13 acres of castles, towers and gardens to really unwind—or at least you do if you're a member of the royal family. Wander onto this tremendous retreat favored by the Royal Family for the afternoon, and explore what is essentially a small town. Behind the walls of its exquisite architecture you’ll find treasures that date back to its origins in 1070—from original Da Vinci sketches to the royal remains of monarchs past.

    Enjoy a fish and chips dinner

  • Day 9: Depart for home

Everything you get

  • Round-trip airfare

    Your price includes round-trip airfare for your whole group.

  • Accommodations

    Safe, comfortable hotels with private bathrooms will be waiting for you at your destination.

  • On-tour transportation

    We arrange all travel details so professors, chaperones and students can enjoy the tour to the fullest. That means we take care of flights, buses, trains, cruise ships, ferries, and subways.

  • Regional-style meals

    Daily breakfasts and select local dinners are included in your tour. Generally, we leave lunch up to you so your group has an opportunity to explore its own tastes.

  • Full-time Tour Director

    We have the best Tour Directors in the business. Your group will have a trusted, friendly guide at your side full-time on tour to manage all logistics, offer insight and guidance, and respond to any unexpected challenges.

  • Guided sightseeing

    Gain insider knowledge and cultural perspective from licensed local guides who join your group for select experiences on tour.

  • Worldwide support, safety and security

    We have over 400 schools and offices in more than 50 countries, which means if something happens, we can react quickly and in person. We also include our $15 million liability policy and $1 million consumer protection plan at no additional cost to travelers.

  • Curriculum Integration

    We provide support and expertise to help you integrate academic goals into your tour itinerary as needed.

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