Trace the strands of Celtic, Viking, and Norman civilizations during this special cruise from Glasgow to Honfleur (or vice versa), which concludes with a focus on D-Day. 

Starting at: $7,895 Ask Us A Question or Call 855-330-1542
 The evocative Eilean Donan  Iona Abbey  The village of Tobermory, 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  Ha'Penny Bridge, Dublin  Trinity College Library, Dublin, home to the <i>Book of Kells</i>  The lush Tresco Abbey Garden, Isle of Scilly, England  Tresco Abbey Garden, Isle of Scilly, England  Memorial sculpture, Omaha Beach  German gun emplacements at Pointe du Hoc. Credit: Atout France/R-Cast  Remains of Mulberry Harbor at Arromanches  World War II cemetery near Omaha Beach, Normandy

A Celtic Cruise

From Glasgow to Honfleur

10 days from $7,895

Trace the strands of Celtic, Viking, and Norman civilizations during this special cruise from Glasgow to Honfleur (or vice versa), which concludes with a focus on D-Day. 

or Call 855-330-1542

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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 30 - Jun 8, 2020 Departure
Hilary Lennon

Hilary Lennon

Hilary Lennon is an expert in Irish literature and lectures and researches on a wide variety of subjects relating to Irish literature, culture, and history. Hillary completed her Ph.D. at Trinity College Dublin and is now the Harriet O'Donovan Sheehy Research Fellow in the School of English, University College Cork, where she lectures in the area of Irish literature. Her publication Selected Letters of Frank O'Connor is forthcoming from Cork University Press. Hillary has served as the academic leader on many Smithsonian programs in Ireland.

Jun 7 - 16, 2020 Departure
Kate Mathis

Kate Mathis

Kate Louise Mathis completed a PhD in medieval Gaelic literature at the University of Edinburgh, and has taught in the Celtic departments of Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Aberdeen. She was research assistant for Gaelic women’s poetry on the Leverhulme-funded project ‘Women’s poetry in Scotland, Ireland, and Wales, 1400-1800’, and is currently assistant lecturer in Celtic & Gaelic at the University of Glasgow. Her research interests include Gaelic women’s elegy and lament, the women of the Celtic Revival, and the reception of medieval Gaelic literature in post-Ossianic Scotland. She has published widely on women’s poetry, and is currently preparing a monograph assessing the development of ‘Deirdre of the Sorrows’ from the early medieval period to the Celtic Revival.

Apr 30 - May 9, 2021 Departure
Miriam C. Davis

Miriam C. Davis

Miriam Davis is an expert in medieval history and archaeology. After graduating from Emory University, 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 on a Fulbright grant, 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. Currently, Miriam is a freelance writer. She has written for the popular press on archaeology, history, and travel and has lectured throughout the U.S., Great Britain, and Israel. Her work has also been featured on The Travel Channel. As a history professor at Delta State University for 16 years, she taught a wide variety of courses, including ancient and medieval history, the Renaissance and Reformation, English history, and the history of Christianity. Miriam is the author of Dame Kathleen Kenyon: Digging Up the Holy Land and The Axeman of New Orleans: The True Story. She has served as a Smithsonian Journeys Expert for trips since 2011.