About the United Kingdom: Best of the British Isles Program
For more details, contact the program's faculty leader: Dr. Mark Chadsey, firstname.lastname@example.org
Housing and Orientation
Students will stay in hotels (double occupancy) throughout the program.
Students will participate in a meeting for pre-departure orientation and activities.
Students will receive 3 credits for the program.
Day 1 Start tour
Fly to Ireland
Details: Fly to Ireland
Day 2 Hello Shannon
Meet your tour director, travel to Killarney & check into hotel
Day 3 Ring of Kerry: Get a true feeling for Ireland’s emerald beauty on an excursion around the Iveragh Peninsula on the panoramic coastal route, Ring of Kerry.
Day 4 Killarney--Dublin
Travel to Dublin via Blarney Castle: Dublin is a city steeped in cultural significance and hosts some of Ireland’s finest national treasures including the Book of Kells and the fine cathedrals of Christ Church and St Patrick’s.
Day 5 Dublin landmarks
Dublin guided sightseeing tour
Phoenix Park, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Trinity College Book of Kells visit
Day 6 Dublin--North Wales
Ferry to Holyhead across Irish Sea
Travel to North Wales
Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysilio- gogogoch: No, that is not a typo. The smallest town in Wales is the longest named village in the world. Travel through this little-big town, with a nickname of Llanfair P.G., across the Brittania Bridge to the Snowdonia National Park.
Snowdonia National Park: What Llanfair P.G. has in length, Mt. Snowdon offers in height, standing at a breathtaking 3,560 feet.
Day 7 North Wales--Lake District
Travel to Lake District via Rydal Mount: Journey to Britain’s largest national park, where meandering rivers cut through what some describe as the country’s most beautiful region.
Day 8 Lake District--Highlands
Travel to Highlands via Lake District & Loch Lomond: Head for the hills (well, the Highlands, actually). On the way, you'll pass the largest expanse of fresh water in Britain. Loch Lomond is five miles wide at its broadest point and has more than 30 islands in the middle of it, three of which are inhabited.
Day 9 Glencoe and Loch Ness: The idea that Loch Ness is inhabited by some sort of mysterious aquatic beast has been around for more than 1,500 years. If the monster does exist, the misty Loch, which is 24 miles long and as deep as 700 feet, would be the perfect place for Nessie to hide.
Day 10 Highlands--Edinburgh
Stirling Castle visit: Renowned for its natural beauty, the area was a favorite spot of poet William Wordsworth. Stirling Castle, the site of the battles in Braveheart, this huge gray stone castle towers over the countryside from its position up high on a cliff, enabling its inhabitants to survey the main north-south and east-west routes across Scotland.
Day 11 Edinburgh landmarks
Edinburgh guided sightseeing tour: Royal Mile, Old Town, Sir Walter Scott Monument, Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle, the historical and emotional heart of the city, is just one of the many sights you will see on this tour, led by a licensed professional guide. Make your way along the Royal Mile, the main thoroughfare of the 16th and 17th centuries.
Day 12 Edinburgh--London
Fly to London
London city walk
Thames River, Trafalgar Square, National Gallery visit, Piccadilly Circus, Covent Garden, Leicester Square, Soho
Step outside your hotel for a stroll through the heart of the English-speaking world. In this city of nearly seven million, you'll see everything from 12th-century fortifications to modern skyscrapers, royal parks to street art.
Day 13 London landmarks
London guided sightseeing tour
Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Tower Bridge, Hyde Park, St. Paul’s Cathedral:
Join a licensed local guide for an in-depth look at London, from the royal haunt of Buckingham Palace (the official London residence of Queen Elizabeth II) to the slightly more democratic Speakers’ Corner of Hyde Park, where anyone can pull up a soapbox and orate to his heart’s content.
Day 14 Stonehenge & Bath
Day 15 End tour
June 4th-18th, 2018