Celtic Lands


Date: May 23 - June 1, 2016

Price: from $5,895 per person*

Travel Partner: Gohagan

Group Capacity: TBA

Rating: Moderate

Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Email aggieadventures@ucdavis.edu or call (530) 752 – 4502 for specific questions.

Download an online version of the brochure: Celtic Lands Brochure.

Experience the rich traditions and astonishing beauty of the British Isles and Normandy's storied coastline during this once-in-a-lifetime Celtic Lands voyage. By exclusive arrangement, walk the hallowed D-Day beaches of Normandy, France, with Dwight David Eisenhower II, grandson of General and President Dwight D. Eisenhower, and meet Lord Charles Spencer-Churchill, cousin of British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill. Both Professor Eisenhower and Lord Spencer-Churchill will join us for a portion of the cruise to lecture and share their personal insights about two of the most influential figures of the 20th century.

From the British Isles to the coast of France, our Celtic Lands itinerary explores the lands and seas traversed by the Iron Age tribes known as the Celts, along with their enduring influence and the captivating historical legacies of more recent times. Their immeasurable contributions to the culture of Europe's civilizations are surrounded in mystery, legend and folklore and rooted in a wealth of art, science and mythology.

Cruise the waters of the Irish and Celtics Seas and sail across the English Channel aboard the exclusively chartered,  Five-Star, Small Ship M.S. Le Boreal, featuring only 110 Suites and Staterooms, to explore cities, villages and islands that abound with living Celtic heritage, calling at ports inaccessible to larger vessels.

Discover the Scotland's misty, legend-haunted and seldom-visited Inner Hebridean Islands; admire the austere beauty of the Scottish Highlands aboard The Jacobite steam train, better recognized as Harry Potter's Hogwarts Express, "one of the great railway journeys of the world"; and call on the majestic Isle of Skye, where the traditional Gaelic language is still spoken today. In North Wales, follow in the footsteps of medieval and modern prices, and, in Dublin, Ireland, view the treasures of Celtic heritage.

This extraordinary visit to the historic D-Day beaches of Normandy, where Allied forces turned the tides of World War II, and the Celtic Lands of Scotland and Ireland has proved to be an extremely popular and exclusive program that sells out quickly. We encourage you to reserve now as space is limited!

*All dates and pricing are subject to minor changes.