August 22 — September 2, 2009
For more than 2,000 years, the Celts inhabited the rugged margins of northwestern Europe. From their remote homelands in Ireland, Scotland, Wales, England, and Brittany they exerted a powerful influence on Europe—an influence far out of proportion to their numbers. In their role as missionaries and scholars, they kept alight the flames of faith and knowledge during the Middle Ages; as explorers and immigrants they journeyed to the far reaches of the globe spreading and perpetuating their unique culture; and as artists and poets, they captured visions and preserved them for generations to come.
Join us for this 10–night cruise from Dublin, Ireland to Honfleur, France where you’ll experience the beauty of Scotland’s Orkney Islands and Inner Hebrides, and the gardens and medieval castles in Wales. Port calls include Edinburgh, Portree, Stornoway, Tobermory and Iona, Scotland; Portrush, Northern Ireland; Holyhead, Wales; Penzance, England; and St-Malo and Mont-St. Michel, France, (with a visit to the Normandy beaches where Allied Forces made their historic D-Day landings).
Price: $5,450 plus airfare
A two–night Dublin pre–program and two–night Paris post–program option are available.