Celtic Roots and Global Appalachia: Highlands and Hebrides

The 2021 Global Appalachia Celtic Roots program will bring travelers an understanding of Celtic traditions and storytelling associated with the Scottish Highlands and Orkney Islands, in addition to Cumberland’s English Lakes and the Yorkshire Moors—all featured in the stories of Robert Burns, William and Dorothy Wordsworth, Emily Bronte, William Shakespeare, James Boswell and Dr. Johnson, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Bram Stoker, Virginia Woolf, Scottish classics like Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s Sunset Song, and Appalachian writers Ron Rash and Denise Giardina. Travelers will visit World Heritage Sites throughout Britain, with highlights of the travel adventure including Grasmere, Ayr, Edinburgh, Inverness, Orkney Islands, Haworth, Whitby, and London.


  • 05/11/2021 to 05/23/2021


$3,348 - based on a minimum of 20 participants; international airfare TBD

Trip ID



  • International Air
  • Ground Transportation
  • Intra-program Train
  • 11 Nights Hotel Accommodations
  • Daily Breakfasts
  • 2 Dinners
  • Guides
  • Public Transportation Passes
  • Gratuities
  • Cultural Tour Admission Fees
  • Country Guidebook & Pre-travel Documents
  • Embedded Medical Insurance
  • 24/7 Emergency Support

Info Session

Where: Zoom Call with an actual location TBD

When: October 30 2020, 5:00 pm

Learn more about this program at our upcoming info session!