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 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 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.
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.