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

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 The evocative Eilean Donan  Glenfinnan Monument  The Jacobite steam train, traveling from Fort William to Mallaig  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  Section of the famous Bayeux Tapestry  Memorial sculpture, Omaha Beach  World War II cemetery near Omaha Beach, Normandy  The charming port of Honfleur

A Celtic Cruise

From Scotland to England Aboard the 220-guest Le Boréal

11 days | Full tour details to be announced soon

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

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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.