Celtic Lands

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MAY 24 - JUN. 2, 2018 From $6,395
Glasgow, Scottish Highlands, Kyle of Lochalsh, Isle of Mull, Holyhead, Dublin, Honfleur
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Celtic Lands

MAY 24 - JUN. 2, 2018
Glasgow, Scottish Highlands, Kyle of Lochalsh, Isle of Mull, Holyhead, Dublin, Honfleur
Aboard MS Le Boréal

Join this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to commemorate the historic D-Day landings during this eight-night Celtic Lands voyage. By exclusive arrangement, walk the hallowed beaches of Normandy, France, with Dwight David Eisenhower II, grandson of General and President Dwight D.Eisenhower, and meet Allen Packwood, Director of the Churchill Archives Centre at the University of Cambridge. Cruise aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star small ship M.S. Le Boréal from Glasgow, Scotland, to Wales, Ireland and France, with guided excursions in each port of call. Travel into the Scottish Highlands aboard The Jacobite steam train, “one of the great railway journeys of the world;” visit UNESCO World Heritage-designated Caernarfon Castle near Holyhead, Wales; admire the austere beauty of the Inner Hebridean isles of Iona, Mull and Skye and their historical treasures of Iona Abbey and Duart Castle; walk in the footsteps of medieval and present-day princes in North Wales; view treasures of the rich Celtic heritage in Dublin, including the Book of Kells.

Cost: From $6,395
Thomas P. Gohagan & Company
Activity Level: Moderate Activity

UCLA Faculty on Tour

Michael Allen
Department of English
Michael Allen is a distinguished research professor in our English department, a winner of the Eby award for undergraduate teaching, and, among other honors, a Fellow of the British Academy. He has taught medieval and Renaissance literature and notably Shakespearean, Chaucerian, and Arthurian texts for over forty years, and has lectured far and wide on the Bard and on Renaissance humanism, philosophy, magic, and theology. Though the bulk of his scholarly contribution has been in the history of Platonism at the court of Lorenzo de’ Medici, and he has long been interested too in the medieval world; moreover, he has a good dose of Celtic blood, mainly Scots and Irish, in his veins! He and his artist wife Elena have been the hosts on a number of UCLA Alumni trips, most recently to Turkey, rural France, Apulia, Sicily, southern Spain, and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

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How to Book

Download the tour Reservation Form here. This tour is booked quickly, so sign up early to reserve space.

Enclose a check or provide credit card information for $500 per person, per tour, as a deposit for the selected tour. Make check payable to Thomas P. Gohagan & Company. Deposits are provisional and fully refundable pending your acceptance of final brochure terms.

Mail completed reservation form and your deposit to:
UCLA Alumni Association
Attn: Alumni Travel
James West Alumni Center
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1397

A brochure will be mailed to you as soon as it is available.