Encounter the legacy of the Celts in Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and France on this carefully curated itinerary. Enjoy two full-day excursions to the historic D-Day beaches of Normandy—each accompanied by acclaimed historians Dwight David Eisenhower II and Allen Packwood OBE, in Cherbourg, France. Continue your cruise to Dublin, Ireland, Wales, and onward to the Isles of Iona and Tobermory before concluding in Glasgow, Scotland. Complement your journey with the London Pre-Program and/or the Edinburgh and Glasgow Post-Program.
Optional Pre-Tour: London
Day 1: Depart
Day 2: Arrive Glasgow / Embark Le Dumont d'Urville in Greenock, Scotland
Day 3: Fort William for Scottish Highlands
Day 4: Isle of Iona / Tobermory, Isle of Mull
Day 5: Holyhead, Wales for Caernarfor
Day 6: Dublin, Ireland
Day 7: Tresco, Isle of Scilly, England
Day 8: Cherbourg for Utah Beach
Day 9: Caen for Omaha Beach and Arromanches
Day 10: Portsmouth / Disembark / London, England
Day 11: London / Return
Optional Post-Tour: Edinburgh & Glasgow
**Itinerary and pricing subject to change. See operator terms and conditions.**
Robert Bonner, the Kathe Tappe Vernon Professor in Biography and Professor in the History Department since 2009, researches and teaches primarily on nineteenth-century North American history. An expert on the 1860s crisis of Union and emancipation, among his books are Mastering America: Southern Slaveholders and the Crisis of American Nationhood and a forthcoming text on the international dimensions of Confederate meaning-making.
Leslie Butler, Associate Professor of History and Vice Chair of the department, studies and teaches courses on American cultural and intellectual history that explore the contours and complexities of 19th-century Anglo-American liberalism. Her first book, Critical Americans: Victorian Intellectuals and Transatlantic Liberal Reform, examines a group of liberal intellectuals of the time who sought to remake public life, and her most recent book Consistent Democracy: The “Woman Question” and Self-Government in Nineteenth Century America explores debates on how women’s roles in society shaped 19th-century political thought.