Trace the strands of Celtic, Viking, and Norman civilizations as you cruise on the 220-person Le Boréal from Scotland to England and spend two days in Normandy to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

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 World War II cemetery near Omaha Beach, Normandy  Glenfinnan Monument  Iona Abbey  The village of Tobermory, Isle of Mull  Duart Castle, located on the Isle of Mull  The formal rose garden and manor house at Bodnant Gardens   One of many types of gardens at Bodnant Gardens  Caernarfon Castle in Wales. Credit: Britain On View/David Angel  In the heart of Ireland's Dublin  Memorial sculpture, Omaha Beach  German gun emplacements at Pointe du Hoc. Credit: Atout France/R-Cast  Remains of Mulberry Harbor at Arromanches

A Celtic Cruise

From Scotland to England featuring a 75th D-Day Commemoration in Normandy

10-11 days from $6,895

Trace the strands of Celtic, Viking, and Norman civilizations as you cruise on the 220-person Le Boréal from Scotland to England and spend two days in Normandy to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

or Call 855-330-1542

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WHAT OUR TRAVELERS SAY

I loved the way the lectures on board ship tied into the history of places we visited. It made everywhere we visited mean so much more. I feel I could hold my own now in any conversation involving ancient Celtic cultures! 

- Carolyn E.

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May 28 - Jun 7, 2019 Departure
Cassandra Potts Hannahs

Cassandra Potts Hannahs

Cassandra Potts Hannahs has enjoyed leading Smithsonian groups to Great Britain, France, and Ireland since 2000.  With a Ph.D. in medieval history, she was a tenured professor at Middlebury College in Vermont, where she taught courses on a wide range of subjects, from ancient history through the Reformation.  A Fulbright scholar and recipient of several grants, she has also spent considerable time living in France pursuing research.  Her publications include a book exploring the Viking settlement of Normandy in northern France during the 10th and 11th centuries, and the revival of monasticism that took place as the new rulers encouraged monks to return to the region after the Viking raids.  In her research and lectures, Cassandra explores the cultural and political exchanges that have historically linked Britain, France, Ireland, and Scandinavia. She looks forward to sharing her love and knowledge of these lands, their history, music, and literature, with Smithsonian Journeys travelers.

Jun 7 - 16, 2020 Departure
Miriam C. Davis

Miriam C. Davis

After graduating from Emory University with a degree in history, Miriam studied history and archaeology at the University of St. Andrews on a Bobby Jones Scholarship. She went on to earn an MA in medieval archaeology from the University of York and a Ph.D. in medieval history from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She has participated in archaeological excavations in Mississippi, Alabama, England, and Scotland. In addition to her scholarly publications, Miriam has written for the popular press on archaeology, history, and travel and has lectured throughout the U.S., Great Britain, and Israel. After teaching for sixteen years at Delta State University, she left as Professor of History and is now a freelance writer. Miriam is the author of Dame Kathleen Kenyon: Digging Up the Holy Land. She is currently at work on her next book.