Day 1 :
Depart from North America
- Board your Flight:
Enjoy your overnight flight to the Emerald Isle.
Day 2 :
Arrive in Dublin
- Your Adventure Begins!:
Land in Ireland. Join your Tour Director and begin your exploration in Dublin.
Day 3 :
Day in Dublin
- Guide to the City:
A local guide introduces the Dublin General Post Office, seized during the 1916 Easter Rising, the Dail (Irish Parliament), Phoenix Park, O’Connell Street, and Trinity College.
LEAP Activity | Failte!
Be Irish for a day! Experience firsthand how Irish farmers tend to their land and animals. Learn all about traditional Ireland: speak their native language, dance a jig, or play the bodhran, a traditional Irish drum made from goatskin.
Day 4 :
- On to Holyhead:
Board a ferry to Holyhead, England.
Day 5 :
- Travel to Scotland:
Visit Dove Cottage before continuing on to Edinburgh.
Day 6 :
- Edinburgh Introduction:
A local guide introduces Edinburgh Castle, including St. Margaret’s Chapel, Holyrood Palace and the Scottish Crown Jewels.
- LEAP Scottish Steps:
LEAP Activity | Scottish Steps
Learn the art of Scottish dancing at a social gathering, or Ceilidh, (pronounced “Kay-lay”). Dance to live music as an instructor shows you some traditional steps.
Day 7 :
York & Hadrian's Wall
- Hadrian's Wall:
This morning, see what remains of the 73-mile wall built by Emperor Hadrian of Rome.
Explore the medieval walled city of York, land of invading Vikings and Normans. Later, admire the magnificent York Minister.
- LEAP Who Rules?:
LEAP Activity | Who Rules?
Meet great Britons from history. Debate their merits and contributions to decide who is the greatest of them all!
Day 8 :
Windsor Castle & London
- Windsor Castle:
Spend the day visiting the Queen’s favorite royal residence, Windsor Castle, which dates back to the Norman Conquest.
- On to London:
Travel to London and check into your hotel for the night.
Day 9 :
- Guided Tour:
A local guide shows you the neo-Gothic Houses of Parliament, St. Paul’s Cathedral, buzzing Trafalgar Square, and lively Piccadilly Circus. Your tour ends with the Changing of the Guard (seasonal).
- Add on: Ghost Tour of London:
This evening, opt to take a Ghost Tour of London, if you dare.
Day 10 :
Return Home to the United States
Board your return flight home.