Day 1 :
Depart from North America
- Fly to England:
Enjoy your overnight flight across the pond.
Day 2 :
Land in London
- Your Adventure Begins:
Welcome to the capital city, London. Begin your exploration!
Day 3 :
- Tour the City:
A local guide shows you Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, St. Paul's Cathedral, Trafalgar Square with Nelson's Column, and lively Piccadilly Circus. Try to crack a smile on the stoic faces of the guards at Buckingham Palace during the colorful military ceremony of the Changing of the Guard (seasonal).
Day 4 :
Oxford & Stratford
A walking tour of Oxford includes Christ Church College and the Bodleian Library.
- Shakespeare's Stratford:
Continue to Shakespeare's hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon to visit the Bard's birthplace and his wife Anne Hathaway's cottage.
Day 5 :
Warwick & York
- Medieval Warwick:
Visit the imposing medieval Warwick Castle.
- Travel to York:
Day 6 :
York & Hadrian's Wall
Explore the medieval walled city of York, land of invading Vikings and Normans, on a walking tour.
- Hadrian's Wall:
This morning, see what remains of the 73-mile wall built by Emperor Hadrian of Rome.
- LEAP Who Rules?:
- Add on: Ghost Walk of Edinburgh:
This evening, opt to take a ghost tour with a local guide.
LEAP Activity | Who Rules?
Meet great Britons from history. Debate their merits and contributions to decide who is the greatest of them all!
Day 7 :
- Tour the Town:
This morning, a local guide shows you the Royal Mile, Holyrood Palace, and the Georgian New Town. Visit Edinburgh Castle, home of St. Margaret's Chapel 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 8 :
- Flight to Ireland:
Fly across the Irish Sea to Dublin.
- Dublin city walk:
Get a friendly introduction to Ireland’s capital city, compliments of your Tour Director. Discover an international urbanscape of Georgian buildings, castles, and cathedrals. Literary legends and budding musicians. All while one million people welcome you with smiling eyes. Stroll bustling O’Connell Street, once (at 150 ft wide) the widest street in Europe, and still the busiest thoroughfare in Dublin. Pass shop after shop of local and global wares and flairs, and a lush street-meridian lined with tall trees and ebony statues of Irish leaders. Make your way to the end of the strip to Parnell Square, an antique scape of red-brick townhouses and classic Irish theaters. As you wander the streets, take in the international glamour of Ireland’s most cosmopolitan city.
Day 9 :
- Guided Tour:
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 10 :
Return Home OR Extend your Trip
- Say Goodbye to Dublin:
Catch your return flight home or opt to stay an extra 2 nights to explore County Kerry!
Extend your stay | Visit County Kerry
Extend your time in Ireland with a two-night stay in County Kerry. Explore the Rock of Cashel, a grouping of medieval buildings including a cathedral and tower. Visit Blarney Castle and don’t forget to kiss the famed Blarney Stone! Behold the spectacular beauty that is the Ring of Kerry, a trail revealing some of Ireland’s best scenery.