Experience Northern France's storied coastlines and the rich traditions, wild beauty and archaelogical treasures of the British Isles throughout this unforgettable Celtic Lands voyage. Traverse the soul-stirring lands and seas of the influential Celts and discover firsthand 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 D-Day, visit the solemn shores of Normandy accompanied by David Eisenhower, grandson of General and President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Cruise across the English Channel and amid the waters of the Irish and Celtic Seas. Stroll amid the rare subtropical flora at the exquisite Tresco Abbey Garden, the jewel of England's unspoiled Isles of Scilly. In Dublin, Ireland, view treasures of Celtic heritage and revel in the lively delights of traditional Irish song and dance. 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. This is a popular, exclusive program designed to educate and delight.
Optional Pre-Tour: Paris & Giverny
Day 1 & 2: US / Paris, France / Honfleur
Day 3: Caen for Omaha Beach and Arromanches
Day 4: Caen / Pointe du Hoc for Utah Beach, Sainte-Mère-Église and Cherbourg
Day 5: Tresco, Isles of Scilly, England
Day 6: Dublin, Ireland
Day 7: Holyhead, Wales
Day 8: Isle of Iona / Tobermory, Isle of Mull
Day 9: Kyle of Lochalsh
Day 10: Glasgow, Scotland / US
Optional Post-Tour: Edinburgh & Glasgow
*Itinerary and pricing subject to change up until date of brochure publication*
Meg Lysy is an alumna and has worked in Alumni Relations at Dartmouth since September 2015 managing the 22,000 admissions interviews that are conducted each year by Dartmouth alumni worldwide. Prior to Dartmouth, she served for ten years as Senior Associate Director of Admission at Georgetown University, where in addition to serving as the New England regional admissions officer, her primary responsibility was managing the Georgetown’s Alumni Admissions Program. Meg also held a role in admissions at the University of Chicago while working towards her Master's of Science in Education from Northwestern University, which she received in 2005. Since graduating from Dartmouth, Meg has stayed active as a member of the alumni community. She has served as an alumni interviewer, a mini-reunion coordinator, a member of the Class of 1999 Executive Committee and as a Class Agent for the Dartmouth College Fund. Meg is married to David Lysy ’99. They live in Lyme, NH with their 10-year-old twins Hunter and Mairaed, and a big Newfoundland named Bear. Meg loves to make bread, read a good book, hike, swim in Post Pond, and ski at the Skiway.